Mitigating Discovery Costs and Scope: Controlling the Process to Your Advantage
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will equip counsel with the tools necessary to control outside counsel discovery costs and maximize return on the capital expended. Rather than accepting the explanation that discovery costs neither be predicted or controlled, counsel should require litigators to state specific objects, map how to achieve them, and provide quantifiable cost restraints.
- Reorientation of common perceptions and approaches to discovery and how the eDiscovery landscape has changed
- Discovery Procrastination - Common rationalizations for delaying discovery and related costs and risks.
- Why complain about conducting discovery? How the discovery landscape has changed in the last 10 years
- Recalibrating the approach to discovery to align with the strategic and evidentiary goals of your case.
- Effective utilization of the discovery process
- How to drive a strong position on discovery issues and firmly justify your approach
- How to integrate discovery strategy into the initial fact investigation and triage
- Achieving value and finding what matters through technology and process
- Continuous Active Learning - It’s very effective, easy to understand, and evolving
- Managed Review - How to define and set expectations and requirements for review
- Applying theory to practice and partnering with outside counsel
- Seeking and presenting proposed plans and concepts regarding discovery cost/management and using it as a differentiator in the selection of counsel
- Using process goals to ensure financially prudent discovery planning--changing the question from "why does this cost this much" to "have we found this element of proof"
The panel will provide these and other crucial guidelines:
- How to drive value in discovery
- Understanding the relationship between evidence and discovery
- Recognizing costs and efficiencies associated with different discovery tools
- Designing tools and processes to ensure meaningful partnering in cost and benefit analysis
Jay C. Carle
Mr. Carle is a litigation partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and Deputy Chair of Seyfarth’s... | Read More
Mr. Carle is a litigation partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and Deputy Chair of Seyfarth’s eDiscovery and Information Governance practice group. He has a national practice specializing in complex eDiscovery litigation, investigations, and counseling clients on eDiscovery preparedness and process, data retention, and other information governance issues.Close
Tushar P. Vaidya
Mr. Vaidya has extensive knowledge and experience in advising Fortune 100 companies across a variety of industries on... | Read More
Mr. Vaidya has extensive knowledge and experience in advising Fortune 100 companies across a variety of industries on the defensible collection, processing, review and production of electronic documents. He has a background in information systems and combines that background with extensive legal knowledge to be an asset to clients.Close