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Making a Molehill Out of a Mountain: What Attorneys Need to Know About Document Review

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0.75 - 1
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It likely won’t come as a surprise to most in-house legal professionals that document review eats up the bulk of e-discovery budgets. However, very few organizations have made much progress in reducing such costs. Attempts often fail because they don’t go to the root of the problem: too much data is preserved, collected and sent to outside entities. Tackling this problem with information governance principles and innovative technology solutions before e-discovery even begins offers the best means to dramatically reduce review costs.

In this CLE program, you’ll learn from e-discovery masters of strategy the key approaches for implementing information governance protocols that enables early identification of important documents, streamlines e-discovery activities, and minimizes the data sent to outside review, including:

  • Practices for identifying responsive data at the earliest stages in the matter
  • Current jurisprudence on e-discovery preservation and collection standards
  • How to update and modify your information governance and e-discovery preservation / collection processes to see immediate benefits.

Lecturer Bios

Scott M. Giordano, Esq.

Scott Giordano, Esq. is an experienced attorney with more than 16 years legal, technology and risk management consulting experience. Holding both Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) certifications, Giordano serves as Exterro’s subject matter expert on the intersection of law and technology as it applies to e-discovery, information governance, compliance and risk management issues.

Richard Vestuto, Esq.

Richard Vestuto specializes in providing legal insight, best-practices guidance and other technology-based litigation and data retention strategies to corporate and law-firm clients. He has developed eDiscovery response plans and strategies, litigation hold policies, information governance strategies, defensible disposition tactics, early case assessment strategies and preservation/data acquisition plans.

Clients have engaged his services for Meet and Confer consulting and Rule 30(b)(6) deposition preparation and participation. He has served as an expert witness in numerous jurisdictions;testifying and/or drafting affidavits and similar court submissions attesting to validity of searches, forensic investigation procedures and findings, eDiscovery procedures, cost-sharing, and spoliation. He has had extensive experience in crossborder litigation involving EU and other international data privacy restrictions.

Vestuto has consulted in more than 200 litigations and investigations. He has conducted more than 100 accredited CLE presentations nationally and internationally. He has also presented around the world on eDiscovery, data retention and compliance, computer forensics, FCPA matters, cross-border litigation, the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Rules, early case assessment and other ESI related issues.

A contributing member of The Sedona Conference, Sedona’s Electronic Document Retention and Production Working Group (WG1), the EDRM Project and the EDRM’s Identification and Collection Committee. He is also a member of the NY State Bar Association, American Bar Association, the ABA Advisory Panel, Section of Litigation of the ABA, ABA Cyberspace Law Committee, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, ILTA, ARMA and the Digital Forensics Association.

Vestuto is an attorney admitted to practice in New York State. He earned his J.D. at Touro Law School and attended Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business where he studied Media Management.

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