Electronic discovery (or e-discovery or ediscovery) plays a major role in large commercial and business litigation. Electronic information is usually accompanied by metadata that is not found in paper documents and that can play an important part as evidence (for example the date and time a document was written could be useful in an intellectual property case). The preservation of metadata from electronic documents creates special challenges to prevent spoliation; courts can impose sanctions for e-discovery missteps. Large companies often spend vast amounts of money to employ vendors to process and analyze e-discovery information. At McInteer & O’Rear PLC, we have a broad range of e-discovery experience, including:
Advice on document policies and procedures before a lawsuit is filed;
Drafting and preparation of legal hold letters; and
Working with large firms as co-counsel to assist in e-discovery review.