Monthly Archives: December 2011

Time Will Tell….

In the December 2011 Corporate Counsel, Sheri Qualters writes a very interesting and well-written article “Pounding the Gavel on E-Discovery”.  The article focuses on Chief Judge Randall Rader’s model order to limit discovery in patent cases.  Ms. Qualters discusses the order and how it proposes limits on ESI production.  For me the points that stand out are that the order “sets specific limits on e-mail production” and “must be used for specific issues, not general discovery of a product or business”.   She quotes Edward Reines, advisory chairman and partner at Weil, Gotschal & Manges, “E-discovery needs to be right-sized.  There’s too … Continue reading

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eDiscovery Exchange Conference Panels Deliver Strong Messages

I recently attended The Information Retention and eDiscovery Exchange in Munich, Germany.  I found it to be an interesting mix of EU and US corporate counsel and eDiscovery experts.  The focus was on in-house counsel and how they deal with the ever-expanding data sets involved in litigation today.  The conference took a hard look at how groups from the US and EU approach ESI and their differing perspectives on the importance of managing large data sets.   Many of the corporations that spoke focused on how they have set-up internal groups to manage and support their legal teams in their discovery … Continue reading

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