Julie Anne Halter, a co-chair of the K&L Gates e-Discovery Analysis & Technology (“e-DAT”) Group and a partner in the firm’s Seattle office, was recently quoted in a Bloomberg Law article on the increasing focus of government investigators on videoconference recordings as evidence in their investigations. Many businesses quickly adopted the use (and recording) of videoconferences during the pandemic, and their retention practices concerning these recordings (often set by default) have resulted in some business maintaining large volumes of recorded videoconferences that are now subject to investigatory requests.Read More
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In their roles as advisors, advocates, counselors, negotiators, and client representatives, lawyers communicate extensively though electronic means, particularly email and increasingly text messages. However, the fact that use of these electronic communication tools is commonplace in legal practice doesn’t mean that attorneys shouldn’t exercise caution when crafting their communications. The American Bar Association (“ABA”) Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility published a formal opinion this month that advises lawyers to refrain generally from including their clients on emails and texts sent to opposing counsel.Read More