eDiscovery: Ease Compliance through Repeatable Process

Reduce the price for responding to requests for information and replying to litigation by 80%.

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Your Challenge

  • Many CIOs make the assumption that eDiscovery is a black swan event. The truth is that eDiscovery comes from various sources: litigation, regulatory compliance, and internal investigations.
  • eDiscovery can be incredibly complex and expensive. IT often treats eDiscovery as legal counsel’s issue but IT is a huge part of the response.
  • eDiscovery has a lot of moving parts. IT must interact with inside counsel, outside counsel, and a variety of different parties within the enterprise.
  • The entire process needs to be auditable and – in legal parlance – “defensible.”

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • All IT departments should have an eDiscovery plan in the likelihood that the improbable occurs.
  • Organizations that have a formal plan and the capabilities to perform eDiscovery search rank email and sensitive documents as the top concerns.
  • The less control IT has over the information source the greater the concern for eDiscovery.

Impact and Result

  • Prepare for eDiscovery. Develop an SOP and a set of standard communication templates to guide the conversation with requestors and legal counsel.
  • Formalize the process so that IT can control the pain and business disruption that eDiscovery creates.
  • Reduce the cost of compliance by up to 80%.

eDiscovery: Ease Compliance through Repeatable Process

1

Define the technology you need to support Discovery requests

Fill technology gaps in the eDiscovery process.

2

Understand the litigant and regulator request formats

Describe the responsibilities and activities required.

3

Implement a standard discovery request process

Assess the relative risk or value of information sources.

Search Code: 58968
Published: July 17, 2013
Last Revised: July 17, 2013