E-Discovery and Managing the Meet and Confer

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The 2006 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure require an early and intensive focus on E-Discovery issues and mandate that those issues are addressed through a meet and confer process. During this process, the parties have affirmative disclosure obligations and the new expectation is that they should confer openly in an effort to identify and resolve or at least frame the issues involving discovery of electronically stored information (ESI) early on.

Contributors to Mayer Brown's recently published Electronic Discovery Deskbook (PLI 2009), will explore the best strategies to prepare for the meet and confer and discuss the issues that should be covered in the meet and confer process, including:

  • Any issues concerning preservation of ESI
  • The scope of the parties' search for ESI
  • The form of production
  • Privilege claw back protocols
  • Issues concerning accessibility of ESI

Thomas A. Lidbury
Beth Ann Schultz

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