E-Discovery: Search and Information Retrieval Strategies

Identifying and Collecting Electronic Information under the New Federal Rules

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Wednesday, November 14, 2007

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The new Federal Rules amendments have turned the spotlight on electronically stored information (ESI) and its unique challenges. ESI is pervasive - it is found in e-mail, instant messages, blogs, data storage devices, BlackBerry® handhelds, PDAs, as well as laptops, PCs and networks.

The efficient search, retrieval and collection of massive volumes of ESI for evidence relevant to litigation or investigations is a daunting challenge for companies and attorneys. The majority of companies are not at all prepared to respond to e-discovery requests or to enforce litigation holds.

Attorneys must be prepared to work with IT departments to develop policies and procedures that will support cost-effective and time-saving search and retrieval methods that will do the job.

Listen as our panel of litigation and e-discovery specialists discusses the legal and technology issues of ESI and the latest methods and best practices for ESI collection, search and retrieval.



The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What are the obstacles that make information retrieval so difficult, time consuming and costly?
  • What are the federal rules requirements that now impact the collection, retention and destruction of ESI?
  • What IT issues should every attorney understand in developing an approach to ESI search and retrieval?
  • What are the best practices for implementing a search and retrieval master plan?


M. James Daley
M. James Daley
Redgrave Daley Ragan & Wagner

He has over 25 years of complex litigation experience with emphasis on e-discovery and technology law. He is senior...  |  Read More

Thomas E. Stevens
Thomas E. Stevens
Vice President
ACT Litigation Services

He works with law firms and corporate legal departments on the use of alternative strategies and technologies to reduce...  |  Read More

Robert D. Brownstone
Robert D. Brownstone

Law and Technology Director; Chair, EIM Group
Fenwick & West

He advises clients on electronic discovery, information-security, electronic information management and on...  |  Read More