4th Annual Life Sciences Counsel Guide to Document Management, E-Discovery, and Litigation Readiness

Monday & Tuesday, March 31 & April 1, 2008
Doubletree Metropolitan Hotel
569 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022

K&L Gates partner David R. Cohen is a co-chair of this informative two-day conference.  He and K&L Gates partner Martha J. Dawson will be among those presenting and participating on panels, offering practical advice on records management, e-discovery and litigation readiness issues relevant to the life sciences industry.  Click here for additional information, or to register.

Program Overview:

The life sciences industry is particularly vulnerable to the inherent risk that arises out of improper management of electronic documents and e-discovery.  Taking into consideration the numerous regulatory and compliance requirements of the industry, the voluminous amount of electronic information that is consistently created and stored, and the pervasive litigation that surrounds the life sciences industry, companies must adopt proactive document management and e-discovery policies they can strategically implement and effectively enforce across the company.

Ultimately, the world of electronic information, if not managed properly, can spell only one thing for your company – INCREASED RISK.  Not knowing what information is contained where, which documents are being kept and which documents are being purged, and how often, are no longer an insignificant details that can be ignored or dealt with in a haphazard fashion.  Legal counsel, compliance officers, and IT leaders must to ensure sure that the company’s policies comply with legal regulations and utilize best practices to minimize the risk of being stung with significant liabilities or unnecessary costs that could have been avoided.

Senior counsel, from life sciences companies, well versed in the complexities of establishing, maintaining, and strengthening record management protocols, will discuss the strategies they have found to be most effective and cost-efficient before, during, and after litigation.

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