E-Discovery

  • Overview

    E-Discovery at Gordon & Rees

    The E-Discovery lawyers at Gordon & Rees have three primary goals in mind when serving clients:

    1. Help clients understand their E-Discovery obligations;
    2. Reduce business and legal risks associated with electronically stored information; and
    3. Efficiently and cost-effectively comply with legal and regulatory requirements involved in private litigation and government investigations.

    Importance of E-Discovery

    The explosion of both the volume and form of electronic data has made the process of properly managing electronically stored information (ESI) critical, both before, during and after litigation.  Multi-million dollar sanctions, adverse jury instructions, and even findings of spoliation are not uncommon.  The E-Discovery Practice Group at Gordon & Rees helps clients navigate this complex and rapidly evolving arena of risk.  Members of the firm's E-Discovery Practice are leaders in this field.

    E-Discovery Counsel

    Gordon & Rees frequently serves as a client's primary E-Discovery Counsel, advising on a comprehensive range of both strategic and tactical matters including the following:

    • Establishment of a national E-Discovery strategy and preparation of outside counsel guidelines for mass tort actions
    • Management of E-Discovery disputes in ongoing litigation
    • Preparation/Defense of E-Discovery witnesses for deposition and/or trial
    • Defense or pursuit of E-Discovery sanctions and preservation orders
    • Assessment of a client's E-Discovery readiness
    • Evaluation and selection of E-Discovery vendors

    Review and analysis of all aspects of a client's overall information management program including records preservation policies, litigation hold protocols, and data governance procedures

    Gordon & Rees lawyers have the practical knowledge, courtroom experience and legal acumen required to deliver best-in-class E-Discovery services to clients of all sizes in all industries and professions.

    Elizabeth Lorell (New York/New Jersey), Jeffrey Lilly (Texas) and Andrew Cary (California) are co-chairs of the E-Discovery Practice Group at Gordon & Rees.