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|Strategies for the Preservation and Production of Audio Recordings|
Robert E. Entwisle, Ethan A. Hastert, Kim A. Leffert; Mayer Brown LLP;
May 4, 2015, previously published on April 30, 2015A large financial institution that is a major participant in the swaps market instituted an audio data retention policy to conform with newly enacted regulatory requirements which required swaps dealers to keep a record, for one year, of all oral communications concerning quotes, solicitations,...
|Electronic Discovery & Information Governance - Tip of the Month: Proposed Federal Discovery Rules: Effect on Big Data and Social Media Discovery|
Michael D. Battaglia, Eric B. Evans, Kim A. Leffert, Anne M. Selin; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on March 31, 2015Plaintiffs have filed a complex class action case against a global multimedia conglomerate, alleging widespread employment discrimination that resulted in suppressed wages. Discovery has just begun, and plaintiffs have asked for all of the defendant’s pay and human resources data that reside...
|Tip of the Month: Making a Molehill Out of a Mountain: Tips for Handling Terabytes of Data|
Michael D. Frisch, Kim A. Leffert; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 7, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015A medium-sized company is a defendant in a putative class action lawsuit. Outside counsel negotiated the scope of the plaintiffs’ document requests as much as possible, agreed on a list of custodians, and sent an e-discovery vendor to the client’s headquarters to collect email and copy...
|Electronic Discovery & Information Governance - Tip of the Month: Proposed Amendments to the US Federal Rules of Civil Procedure|
Michael D. Battaglia, Eric B. Evans, Michael E. Lackey, Kim A. Leffert, Edmund Sautter; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 31, 2014On September 16, 2014, the Judicial Conference of the United States approved several proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The revised rules, now pending before the Supreme Court and to be transmitted to Congress, will take effect on December 1, 2015, absent some...
|Tip of the Month: Staying Informed About State Data Breach Laws|
Rebecca S. Eisner, Kim A. Leffert, Lei Shen; Mayer Brown LLP;
September 1, 2014, previously published on August 29, 2014 A growing consumer products company is expanding its sales from brick and mortar stores to the Internet. The general counsel, who is charged with overseeing information governance at the company, is interested in keeping abreast of state data breach laws as the company grows and expands into new...
|Electronic Discovery & Information Governance - Tip of the Month: Preserving Electronically Stored Information When Employees Depart|
Anthony J. Diana, Kim A. Leffert; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 2, 2014, previously published on March 31, 2014A large company has reorganized its operations and plans to terminate or reassign a number of employees. The company’s head of litigation knows that some of the affected employees are subject to a litigation hold and wants to ensure that data is not lost or misplaced as a result of employees...
|Electronic Discovery & Information Governance - Tip of the Month: Social Media E-Discovery|
Anthony J. Diana, Kim A. Leffert, Richard E. Nowak; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 5, 2014, previously published on January 31, 2014A large corporation has been sued by former employees who allege that their supervisors harassed them and made inappropriate remarks in the workplace and on social media. During discovery, the corporation receives a document request for the supervisors’ social media postings, emails and...
|The Use of Search Terms|
Michael H. Bornhorst, Eric B. Evans, Kim A. Leffert; Mayer Brown LLP;
November 29, 2013, previously published on November 26, 2013A large corporation has been sued on behalf of a putative nationwide class. As discovery begins, in-house counsel is concerned about the cost and time involved in collecting, reviewing and producing the relevant emails, shared documents and other electronically stored information (ESI) throughout...
|Electronic Discovery & Records Management - Tip of the Month: E-Discovery In The European Union|
Mark C. Hilgard, Kim A. Leffert, Edmund Sautter; Mayer Brown LLP;
November 5, 2013, previously published on October 31, 2013An international banking organization with offices in both the United States and France is sued in the United States for fraud. Much of the data relevant to the United States litigation is located on centralized servers in France, although the data can be accessed by individuals in the United...
|Recent Developments In State “Wage Theft” Prevention Statutes|
Marcia E. Goodman, Kim A. Leffert, Alexandra L. Newman, John Zaimes; Mayer Brown LLP;
September 10, 2013, previously published on September 9, 2013US states have long had wage-payment statutes on their books that establish the frequency and method by which private employers must pay wages due to their employees. Such statutes typically require employers to pay wages and tips accruing to the employee on a regular payday, which generally occurs...