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Electronic Discovery

Potter Anderson’s litigators have extensive experience handling all aspects of electronic discovery.  Electronic discovery (or eDiscovery) refers to the discovery of electronically stored information (also referred to as “ESI”), which is ubiquitous in modern society and litigation.  eDiscovery is governed by the rules and precedent established by local courts and often raises complex challenges regarding the preservation, collection, review, and production of ESI, which may ultimately be introduced as evidence in a given litigation.

In Delaware in particular, litigation often moves at an expedited pace.  Thus, it is critical for attorneys to assess the facts of the case and its scope quickly to develop a sound case strategy.  At the onset of discovery, the parties to the litigation will often meet and confer regarding certain eDiscovery issues, such as the custodians from whom each side will collect ESI, the date range those collections will span, the search terms to be applied to the ESI collected prior to review, and the format of document productions.

Data collection alone can be a very intrusive and costly process.  Likewise, incorporating that data into a document review tool for indexing, culling, and searching can also prove costly.  To help mitigate those costs, Potter Anderson has numerous in-house systems that are run by our own litigation support team.  The technology deployed by Potter Anderson helps us quickly cull, process, review, and produce large amounts of ESI in-house.  Our processing tools include iPro eCapture, Eclipse, Concordance, Discovery Attender, and Allegro.  Our new web-based review interface allows us to easily and securely share the review process with clients and co-counsel as needed. 

These tools and Potter Anderson’s in-house capabilities mean the firm need not exclusively rely upon outside vendors.  The combination of knowledge, experience, and technology embraced here at Potter Anderson enables us to reduce the amount of ESI that must be reviewed and reduces the review time and expenses associated with it.

Click here for a more detailed look at our eDiscovery and Litigation Review Technology.