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Recognizing that litigation in the 21st Century often focuses on discovery issues – and that advance preparation for discovery is a big step towards winning the battle – Ogletree Deakins offers litigation preparedness and e-discovery advice from a group of seasoned litigators with an eye for detail and years of experience.

Our team helps clients get their corporate houses in order. Working hand in hand with our clients to ensure comprehensive coverage, reliability, accuracy, and workability, we create record retention, litigation hold, record remediation, and e-discovery programs. These programs are critical to the avoidance of the growing threat of spoliation claims, reduce the costs associated with litigation, and help our clients meet regulatory and litigation related record retention obligations – as well as their own business needs for information.

Ogletree Deakins attorneys who have many years experience in addressing discovery issues and managing discovery in complex litigation serve as resources to firm colleagues and clients alike when discovery challenges are presented in litigation. The E-Discovery team provides strategic direction as well as knowledgeable oversight – or can manage the discovery process from start to finish – thus enhancing the effectiveness of the litigators to whom our clients entrust significant disputes.

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European Court of Justice Invalidates European Commission’s Safe Harbor Decision
Simon J. McMenemy,Hendrik Muschal,Grant D. Petersen, October 20, 2015
On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued its much-anticipated decision in Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner, Case C-362/14. The case considered the viability of the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework, which has been applied to permit U.S. companies to transfer personal data...

Second Circuit Refines Title VII Pleading Standard
P. Kramer Rice, September 15, 2015
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently remanded a former employee’s racial discrimination lawsuit brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In Littlejohn v. City of New York, No. 14-1395 (August 3, 2015), the court held that the “plausibility” standard for...

Second Circuit Expands Protections for Internal Whistleblowers
Margaret Hutchins Campbell, September 11, 2015
As we forecast in our August 2015 post, “The SEC’s Interpretative Guidance on Internal Whistleblowing Under the Dodd-Frank Act,” a federal court of appeals today issued a decision in line with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) interpretation that the...

Federal Court Upholds Louisiana Ban on Project Labor Agreements
Andrew P. Burnside, September 01, 2015
A federal court in the Eastern District of Louisiana recently ruled that Louisiana’s ban on project labor agreements on public works projects was neither unconstitutional nor preempted by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). In Southeast Louisiana Building and Construction Trades Council...

Louisiana Federal Court Cautions Against Seeking Enforcement of Invalid Noncompete Agreements
Andrew P. Burnside, September 01, 2015
In what should serve as a cautionary tale to employers with noncompete agreements, a federal court in the Eastern District of Louisiana allowed an unfair trade practices claim to survive against an employer that attempted to enforce an allegedly invalid noncompete agreement.

Louisiana Legislature Ensures Franchisees Are the Sole Employers of Their Workers
Katherine E. Pizzini, September 01, 2015
The Louisiana legislature recently passed Act 404 of the 2015 legislative session, clarifying that in most circumstances franchisees are the sole employers of their employees. The bill was signed by Governor Bobby Jindal on July 1, 2015, and went into effect on August 1, 2015.

Louisiana Supreme Court Reaffirms At-Will Employment Doctrine
Katherine E. Pizzini, September 01, 2015
In Read v. Willwoods Community, 2014-C-1475 (La. 2015), the Supreme Court of Louisiana overturned a jury verdict awarding damages to a plaintiff who claimed that his employer breached a verbal contract to employ him for a term of five years. The plaintiff argued that during his interview the...