Gibbons’ Fourth Annual E-Discovery Conference kicked off with a panel discussion on the essential e-discovery decisions from 2010. The panel, comprised of renowned e-discovery authority Michael Arkfeld of Arkfeld & Associates, Scott J. Etish, Esq., an associate at Gibbons and member of the firm’s E-Discovery Task Force, and the Hon. John J. Hughes, United States Magistrate Judge for the District of New Jersey (Retired), addressed numerous recent decisions related to the following areas: (1) the need for outside and inside counsel to monitor compliance; (2) obtaining electronically stored information from foreign companies; (3) cooperation between adverse parties; (4) social media discovery; (5) searches and inadvertently disclosed privilege documents; and (6) legal holds and sanctions. The panel provided guidance as to best practices related to numerous areas, including navigating e-discovery challenges in the aftermath of the seminal Pension Committee, Rimkus and Victor Stanley II decisions. A brief summary of all of the cases the panel discussed is available here.
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Resources of Interest
- Association of Records Managers & Administrators (ARMA International)
- California E-Discovery Act
- Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM)
- Federal Judicial Center – Manual for Complex Litigation, Fourth
- Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
- Federal Rules of Evidence
- Information Requirements Clearinghouse (IRCH)
- International Legal Technology Association (ILTA)
- Legaltech News
- New Jersey E-Discovery Rules
- The Sedona Conference