Archive: April 19, 2007

DRI Electronic Discovery Seminar Begins Today
E-Discovery Sanctions: A Continuing Trend

DRI Electronic Discovery Seminar Begins Today

April 19 – 20, 2007
Renaissance Washington, D.C. Hotel
999 Ninth Street NW
Washington, D.C.

K&L Gates partner Todd L. Nunn and William B. Dodero of Bayer HealthCare LLC, West Haven, Connecticut, will be making a presentation entitled:  "What about Problematic Forms of ESI: IM, Digital Voicemails, VoIP and Dynamic Databases" tomorrow, April 20, 2007, in Washington, D.C.  The presentation is just one of many occurring during the two-day DRI Electronic Discovery Seminar that begins today. 

DRI’s Electronic Discovery Seminar features several of the most prominent federal court judges and magistrate judges in electronic discovery jurisprudence.  The program also includes corporate counsel and outside counsel with national reputations for defending cases involving complex electronic discovery issues and disputes, and it is structured to address the most important issues in this rapidly developing field in a manner that emphasizes the practical over the theoretical.  The timeliness of the conference—nearly five months after the implementation of the electronic discovery amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure—provides you with the opportunity to learn from the frontline experiences of the judiciary, corporate clients and leading litigators how to optimize your chances for victory in the new era of discovery under the amended federal rules.

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E-Discovery Sanctions: A Continuing Trend

By K&L Gates attorneys Thomas J. Smith and Michael J. Crossey, Jr.

It is now black-letter law that electronically stored information (“ESI” for short) is discoverable if relevant or likely to lead to relevant evidence.  Indeed, the revisions to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (“FRCP”) that went into effect on December 1, 2006 addressing the discovery of ESI confirm that the 21st Century is witnessing the transformation of traditional trial practice to accommodate ESI in all phases of litigation, from initial discovery and production through trial.  Given the vast amount of electronic information retained by most companies, the complex task of preserving, retrieving, and producing discoverable ESI and the prospect of extremely harsh sanctions for discovery missteps, the discovery of electronically stored information, or “e-discovery,” has become a major concern and potential liability for all companies.

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