Cover for E-discovery: Creating and Managing an Enterprisewide Program

E-discovery: Creating and Managing an Enterprisewide Program

A Technical Guide to Digital Investigation and Litigation Support

Book2008

Edited by:

Karen Schuler, Cathleen P. Peterson and Eva Vincze, Technical Editors

E-discovery: Creating and Managing an Enterprisewide Program

A Technical Guide to Digital Investigation and Litigation Support

Book2008

 

Cover for E-discovery: Creating and Managing an Enterprisewide Program

Edited by:

Karen Schuler, Cathleen P. Peterson and Eva Vincze, Technical Editors

About the book

Browse this book

Book description

One of the hottest topics in computer forensics today, electronic discovery (e-discovery) is the process by which parties involved in litigation respond to requests to produce elec ... read full description

Browse content

Table of contents

Actions for selected chapters

Select all / Deselect all

  1. Full text access
  2. Book chapterAbstract only

    Chapter 1 - Trends in Enterprise E-discovery from the Corporate Perspective

    Pages 1-18

  3. Book chapterAbstract only

    Chapter 2 - Managing Information and Records in An Enterprise

    Pages 19-42

  4. Book chapterAbstract only

    Chapter 3 - Bridging the Gaps between Information Management and E-discovery

    Pages 43-69

  5. Book chapterAbstract only

    Chapter 4 - Creating an Enterprise Discovery Response Team

    Pages 71-100

  6. Book chapterAbstract only

    Chapter 5 - The Focus of IT within a Discovery Response Team

    Pages 101-138

  7. Book chapterAbstract only

    Chapter 6 - Defensible Data Collection Techniques in the Enterprise

    Pages 139-175

  8. Book chapterAbstract only

    Chapter 7 - Data Structures and the Anatomy of a File

    Pages 177-200

  9. Book chapterAbstract only

    Chapter 8 - Data Identification and Search Techniques

    Pages 201-236

  10. Book chapterAbstract only

    Chapter 9 - Bringing It Together in a Review Platform and Managing the Review

    Pages 237-268

  11. Book chapterAbstract only

    Chapter 10 - Headlines, Redlines, and Deadlines: Production Practicalities in Today's E-discovery Environment

    Pages 269-295

  12. Book chapterNo access

    Index

    Pages 297-302

About the book

Description

One of the hottest topics in computer forensics today, electronic discovery (e-discovery) is the process by which parties involved in litigation respond to requests to produce electronically stored information (ESI). According to the 2007 Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey, it is now a $2 billion industry, a 60% increase from 2004, projected to double by 2009. The core reason for the explosion of e-discovery is sheer volume; evidence is digital and 75% of modern day lawsuits entail e-discovery.

A recent survey reports that U.S. companies face an average of 305 pending lawsuits internationally. For large U.S. companies ($1 billion or more in revenue)that number has soared to 556 on average, with an average of 50 new disputes emerging each year for nearly half of them. To properly manage the role of digital information in an investigative or legal setting, an enterprise--whether it is a Fortune 500 company, a small accounting firm or a vast government agency--must develop an effective electronic discovery program. Since the amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which took effect in December 2006, it is even more vital that the lifecycle of electronically stored information be understood and properly managed to avoid risks and costly mistakes.

This books holds the keys to success for systems administrators, information security and other IT department personnel who are charged with aiding the e-discovery process.

One of the hottest topics in computer forensics today, electronic discovery (e-discovery) is the process by which parties involved in litigation respond to requests to produce electronically stored information (ESI). According to the 2007 Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey, it is now a $2 billion industry, a 60% increase from 2004, projected to double by 2009. The core reason for the explosion of e-discovery is sheer volume; evidence is digital and 75% of modern day lawsuits entail e-discovery.

A recent survey reports that U.S. companies face an average of 305 pending lawsuits internationally. For large U.S. companies ($1 billion or more in revenue)that number has soared to 556 on average, with an average of 50 new disputes emerging each year for nearly half of them. To properly manage the role of digital information in an investigative or legal setting, an enterprise--whether it is a Fortune 500 company, a small accounting firm or a vast government agency--must develop an effective electronic discovery program. Since the amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which took effect in December 2006, it is even more vital that the lifecycle of electronically stored information be understood and properly managed to avoid risks and costly mistakes.

This books holds the keys to success for systems administrators, information security and other IT department personnel who are charged with aiding the e-discovery process.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive resource for corporate technologists, records managers, consultants, and legal team members to the e-discovery process, with information unavailable anywhere else
  • Offers a detailed understanding of key industry trends, especially the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, that are driving the adoption of e-discovery programs
  • Includes vital project management metrics to help monitor workflow, gauge costs and speed the process
  • Comprehensive resource for corporate technologists, records managers, consultants, and legal team members to the e-discovery process, with information unavailable anywhere else
  • Offers a detailed understanding of key industry trends, especially the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, that are driving the adoption of e-discovery programs
  • Includes vital project management metrics to help monitor workflow, gauge costs and speed the process

Details

ISBN

978-1-59749-296-6

Language

English

Published

2008

Copyright

Copyright © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved

Imprint

Syngress

Editors

Karen Schuler

Cathleen P. Peterson

Eva Vincze, Technical Editors