If you are seeking discovery from a tech savvy company, or representing such
a company in litigation, simply looking for the emails is no longer
enough. More companies and industries are shifting away from e-mail to
other communications platforms, such as live chat and instant messaging.
Companies are also adopting new ways to store company data, no longer relying on
the traditional tripartite of Word, Excel, and PDF files. If e-discovery
to you means simply looking for e-mails, Microsoft Office files, and PDFs, you
may be leaving important relevant evidence undiscovered.
In this brown-bag lunch, we will discuss the new technologies that companies
are using for communications and to store data, the questions you should ask
opposing counsel or your client to ensure discovery of all relevant electronic
data, and the strategies to best position yourself when discovery disputes arise
involving these new data platforms.