E-Discovery in Employment Litigation: Preparing for New FRCP Amendments on Proportionality and ESI
Strategies for Preserving, Obtaining and Protecting ESI
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide employment counsel with a review of the challenges that arise when preserving, collecting and producing sensitive employee information during litigation. The panelists will prepare employment litigators for upcoming amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure covering proportionality and sanctions for failing to preserve ESI.
- Review of proposed amendments to FRCP on scope and ESI
- Identifying relevant information in employment litigation
- Making the most of the Rule 26(f) planning conference
- Cost-effective e-discovery approaches
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What unique legal and practical issues make e-discovery in employment litigation particularly challenging?
- How should litigators effectively weigh the factors for assessing proportionality?
- What steps should counsel take in issuing and responding to litigation holds?
- How can counsel help clients be proactive for present and future litigation in light of the FRCP amendments?
- What types of technology-assisted review tools are available and likely to be accepted by courts?
Bernabei & Wachtel
Ms. Bernabei has been litigating employment discrimination, civil rights and whistleblower protection cases for over 30... | Read More
Ms. Bernabei has been litigating employment discrimination, civil rights and whistleblower protection cases for over 30 years. She handles claims of civil rights violations, discrimination, and other employment and contract disputes. Ms. Bernabei has appeared on Court TV, CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, FOX and MSNBC national news broadcasts, National Public Radio, and many other broadcast media outlets. She has also been quoted regularly by New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Time, National Law Journal, Legal Times, ABA Journal, and numerous other print media outlets for her expertise in employment law and civil rights issues.Close
Kim A. Leffert
Ms. Leffert is an employment and labor litigator who devotes a significant and growing part of her work to electronic... | Read More
Ms. Leffert is an employment and labor litigator who devotes a significant and growing part of her work to electronic discovery issues. Ms. Leffert has substantial experience assisting clients with the preservation, collection, review and production of electronic documents in litigation. She also helps clients prepare document retention policies and procedures and records management programs, as well as develop electronic discovery programs. Ms. Leffert defends employers in a wide variety of matters including breach of contract, wage and hour and EEO actions, and disability discrimination and sexual harassment claims.Close
Shareholder – eDiscovery Counsel
Mr. Ray specializes in litigating critical e-discovery issues and challenges. He routinely advises clients on... | Read More
Mr. Ray specializes in litigating critical e-discovery issues and challenges. He routinely advises clients on efficiently meeting preservation and “meet and confer” obligations, developing strategies for effective data harvesting, review and production, implementing cost-shifting/cost-reduction techniques, and addressing the admissibility and authentication of electronic evidence. Mr. Ray regularly handles hearings and motion practice on matters relating to e-discovery.Close