Discovia Hosts eDiscovery Seminar on December 19 in Washington, D.C. about Proposed Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — General Counsel, law firm partners and other litigation support professionals are invited to register now for a complimentary eDiscovery seminar on Thursday, December 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. EST at the City Club of Washington in Washington, D.C. The program, “Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure,” will feature a panel of legal industry experts who will explore several topics including:
- Likely impact of the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP)
- Discussion of the expected effectiveness of and primary goals for the amendments such as:
- Proportionality in eDiscovery
- Cooperation among lawyers
- Early and active judicial case management
- Reduced eDiscovery costs, particularly with respect to preservation
The seminar will be moderated by Discovia Vice President Kevin Nugent. Panelists include William Butterfield (Partner and Chair of the Financial Services Practice Group at Hausfeld), Wendy Butler Curtis (eDiscovery of Counsel and Chair of the eDiscovery Working Group at Orrick), John Rosenthal (Partner and Chairman of the eDiscovery and electronic information practice group at Winston & Strawn) and Patrick Oot (Co-Founder of EDI and Senior Special Counsel, Securities and Exchange Commission).1
“The upcoming changes are designed to protect against the risk of inappropriate sanctions and the rising cost of data preservation. This seminar will help corporate counsel and litigation attorneys understand these issues and the tactical goals of the amendments so that they can adapt appropriately – by developing plans for early case management and the eDiscovery process,” said Nugent.
1. The Securities and Exchange Commission disclaims responsibility for any private publication or statement of any SEC employee or Commissioner. Statements made express the author’s views and do not necessarily reflect those of the Commission, the Commissioners, or members of the staff.
Discovia is the first eDiscovery services firm to deliver a fixed-price managed service, enabling Fortune 500 corporate legal departments and law firms to gain a world-class eDiscovery function without building it internally. An eDiscovery managed service can reduce litigation costs by more than 50 percent and achieve better control, visibility, and defensible results. Discovia’s clients include LinkedIn, McKesson, Oracle, VMware and more than 100 Am Law 250 law firms. More information is available at 415-392-2900 or at www.discovia.com.
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