Electronic Discovery

The landscape of discovery has evolved significantly over the last decade as the need for and use of electronic discovery (“e-discovery”) has increased in litigation.

This increase has been brought on by, among other things, the lack of uniform handling of electronically stored information (“ESI”) between jurisdictions, the increased accessibility and use of electronic devices, the rate at which ESI is generated, and the rapid pace at which advancements in technology have and continue to be achieved.

Fox Smith’s e-discovery team is comprised of skilled attorneys who are supported by seasoned non-attorney litigation support personnel and led by an experienced litigator. The members of our team have technical proficiency and significant experience with all aspects of discovery, including e-discovery. We assembled our team in recognition of our clients’ need for counsel knowledgeable not only of the ever changing law governing e-discovery, but also the processes necessary for defensible and efficient identification, preservation, collection, review, and production of ESI.

In our view, an efficient process begins by working closely with our clients and their IT professionals to minimize costs associated with preservation and collection. Our professionals have the experience to recognize and adapt to issues that may arise at each stage of the project, and throughout the litigation process, we assist clients with a full range of electronic information management utilizing proven business practices and sophisticated technology tools – enabling us to deliver high quality work product and service to our clients efficiently and economically.

Our clients rely on our team to manage effectively the risks inherent to e-discovery. Our team invests the time necessary to fully understand the scope of each individual situation to better serve our clients and obtain a successful, repeatable, and defensible result. Further, our team frequently advises clients on best document management practices and litigation preparedness, including the design and implementation of strategies and solutions to ease the burden of future discovery.

For Example: BCS Civil discovery article.pdf