• Data Mapping: Helping to Manage the Risks and Costs of Organizational Data
  • March 1, 2012 | Authors: David S. Fang-Yen; Michael E. Lackey; Kim A. Leffert
  • Law Firms: Mayer Brown LLP - Chicago Office ; Mayer Brown LLP - Washington Office ; Mayer Brown LLP - Chicago Office
  • During a litigation, a large company received discovery requests that were particularly focused on the company’s electronically stored information (ESI)—e.g., email, document drafts, spreadsheets, and other material stored on the company’s computer systems. However, the company’s ESI was stored on multiple computer systems by various business units. The process of generating litigation holds and responding to the discovery requests was complicated by the company’s need to access data from numerous, disparate sources. After the ESI was produced, plaintiffs complained that the production appeared incomplete in some parts and was duplicative in others. As a result, the company’s general counsel wants to streamline the collection, review, and production of electronically stored information.