"A very strong team that blends both deep knowledge of e-discovery and practical experience," – Legal 500 

DLA Piper is one of the leading global law firms advising on all aspects of eDiscovery and Information Management. Our top-tier practice includes a dedicated team of professionals, led by trial lawyers and a former United States Chief Magistrate Judge. They bring an extensive range and depth of litigation experience, investigative work and judicial perspective, giving clients a distinct advantage to the most efficient and defensible process or solution.

eDiscovery

Whether in the litigation context or in a non-dispute setting, we consult on eDiscovery issues for a broad range of clients across multiple industries in an effective and efficient manner. We serve as eDiscovery counsel during the pendency of a litigation or investigation, or provide advice on eDiscovery issues that arise during a matter. In pre-litigation settings, our team counsels clients with respect to a defensible eDiscovery posture should a lawsuit arise.

eDiscovery issues we often handle include:

  • Identification, preservation and assessment of legal hold issues;
  • Use and preservation of complex data sources;
  • Managing efficient and effective review and production of large sets of data, including management of review team;
  • Using early case assessment tools and analytics for analyzing data;
  • Advising on cross border data transfer in the litigation context;
  • Acting as an eDiscovery liaison or expert;
  • Conducting CLE or training seminars on eDiscovery topics;
  • Vetting eDiscovery vendors; and
  • Creating and implementing internal company guidelines and policies relating to eDiscovery issues.

Comprised of highly regarded thought leaders in the field, our team is at the forefront of policy and often publishes, teaches and presents on eDiscovery.

Information Management Consulting

Businesses are forced to navigate the increasing challenges in managing information and knowledge in a cost-effective and defensible manner. Our team consists of attorneys, litigation support analysts, and information governance professionals who are experienced in all facets of knowledge management, including how to strategically deploy process and technology to reduce risk and cost. Preventive maintenance is essential and we seek to address the root causes of problems before trouble arises for clients. Projects we consult on include:

  • Records management;
  • Defensible deletion;
  • Creation and implementation of policies, procedures and guidelines on a variety of litigation readiness and information management topics; and
  • Seminars, trainings and CLE presentations to in-house counsel and others on information management matters.