Electronic Discovery

Electronic discovery (e-discovery) is now a fact of life in most litigation matters and Dorsey & Whitney's litigators bring significant experience to the challenges and complexities of e-discovery. We understand the need to offer an array of legal services to ensure that our clients are able to cost-effectively manage e-discovery. A core group of litigators, representing each office from London to Anchorage, take the lead in communicating with the case teams regarding emerging case law, federal and state rule changes, industry trends and best practices.

Throughout the litigation life cycle, Dorsey attorneys are uniquely qualified to provide valued advice on a range of issues:

  • A thorough review of records management policies for each client, whether a small-business or a Fortune 500 company, ensuring that only required business and compliance records are retained and subject to potential discovery inquiries.
  • Development of litigation readiness and legal hold plans to ensure that our clients are properly positioned to respond proactively to e-discovery requests in litigation
  • Management of electronic data collection and processing using a combination of consulting services, state-of-the-art technology, and Dorsey-vetted vendor resources. 
  • Managed document review services using dedicated attorneys and industry-leading technology to ensure timely and cost-effective electronic data review (see Dorsey's LegalMine.)
  • Legal analysis of electronic data by Dorsey attorneys and vetted experts
  • Use of state-of-the-art trial presentation technology, including multi-media tools to present the facts of your case to the judge and jury

Dorsey's experience in managing electronic discovery ranges from smaller matters involving less than one gigabyte (50,000 pages or less) of data to complex matters involving terabytes (millions of pages) of data. E-discovery is implicated in all kinds of matters, from federal to internal investigations, from employment matters to intellectual property litigation, from products liability to construction litigation. Our litigators utilize standard protocols for each phase of the litigation life cycle, limiting the scope of e-discovery to only the data most likely to be relevant - whether that includes active e-mail or proprietary databases, voice data or websites, domestically or internationally stored data. By working closely with the Litigation Technology Services team, Electronic Discovery Practice Group members ensure that state-of-the-art technology is utilized and that accurate and cost-effective e-discovery services are provided to clients.