Practice/Industry Group Overview
Failure to properly preserve electronically stored information (ESI) may have damaging consequences. Courts are less forgiving of parties that do not preserve broadly and expeditiously. Moreover, the standards of proof for parties asserting spoliation claims are now reduced and may be accompanied by significant, even crippling sanctions. Over and above the risks of a failure to preserve are the intricacies of the collection, review and processing of the documents themselves.
Whether you are already enlightened or just awakening to the inescapable realities of electronically stored information, we have the scale and legal wherewithal to substantially lower your related risks and costs.
Wilson Elser has been counseling its clients on e-Discovery matters for almost as long as there have been electronic documents to discover. The firm remains at the forefront of the field by deciphering its ambiguities while staying abreast of related case law. Whether you are already enlightened or just awakening to the inescapable realities of ESI, we have the scale and legal wherewithal to substantially lower your related risks and costs.
Our e-Discovery practice group members frequently serve as project managers in large scale document collection and review engagements. When necessary, they arrive on-site to coordinate efforts and direct e-Discovery vendors and contract attorneys. They verify that the collection data set is properly filtered and culled in order to minimize the time and cost required of an extensive manual review.
The Wilson Elser e-Discovery attorneys maintain active involvement in several of the firm's other key practice areas. This multi-disciplined approach provides our e-Discovery practice group with collective knowledge and experience across nearly all litigation practice areas, from pharmaceutical, product liability, and toxic tort claims, to professional liability, employment, and commercial disputes.
Providing client education and maintaining active involvement in the development of the e-Discovery field also are important goals of the firm's e-Discovery practice group. The attorneys serve as contributors to legal publications and routinely address forums representing a wide range of industries on various e-Discovery topics. Additionally, our attorneys participate in e-Discovery activities with The Sedona Conference and the Electronic Discovery Pilot Program of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.