“Paperless” and “bring your own device” are terms that are synonymous with the current business landscape, but they also represent the hurdles that many companies now face in modern litigation. The majority of business records today are created electronically by employees using Internet-connected personal devices, such as notebook computers, tablets, and smartphones, in the workplace. This means that complying with discovery requests can represent a substantial cost to businesses, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
We understand the burden e-discovery has on business operations. That’s why our attorneys work closely with clients to gain a deep understanding their IT systems and policies. We then use that information, as well as our knowledge of key developments and trends in this area of law, to create leverage during e-discovery negotiations with opposing counsel and, if necessary, utilize motion practice to curb and even recoup the costs of preservation, search, collection, review, and production of electronically stored information.
There is a delicate balance between complying with e-discovery obligations and minimizing the burden and cost associated with preserving, searching, collecting, reviewing, and producing electronically stored information. The lawyers at Hart McLaughlin & Eldridge are uniquely qualified to meet these complex e-discovery issues head-on. We know that minimizing interruptions to operations and limiting the impact on a company’s bottom line is a goal of both small businesses and large multinational corporations alike. And having successfully handled a multitude of e-discovery challenges, we know how to accomplish this goal.