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Establishing a State of Control Through Acceptable Use Policies

June 15, 2016

In a June 15, 2016 article in Inside Counsel, John Martin, a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP's Columbia office, discusses the importance of company-sponsored Acceptable Use policies and the role inside counsel plays in the drafting and adoption processes.

Acceptable Use policies are frequently the subject of early discovery in litigation and can have direct impact on eDiscovery processes, costs, and overall case strategy. “Companies with established policies and procedures setting out where relevant types of data exist will be best positioned to drive these types of discussions efficiently to focus on data that is the subject of litigation, instead of responding to fishing expeditions,” says Martin, who heads Nelson Mullins Encompass, a division of the Firm that provides information governance, discovery and review counsel services.

Read the entire Inside Counsel article here.

Nelson Mullins Encompass is a division of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP. Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., with more than 300 seats of review capacity in Columbia and in Nashville, Tenn., Encompass provides information governance and electronic discovery services. Encompass serves as enterprise e-discovery and discovery and review counsel for Fortune 200 companies and companies in heavily regulated industries on matters that include government investigations, internal investigations, and a range of litigation. For more information on Nelson Mullins Encompass, go to www.encompassEdiscovery.com.

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