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The legal landscape relating to electronically stored information (ESI) is dynamic and changing every day. Our perspectives, written and made available by Nelson Mullins attorneys and technology professionals, provide insights that may be helpful as you navigate the path forward for your organization.

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Understanding E-Discovery Cost Drivers and Levers to Adjust

Apr 24, 2014

By John D. Martin and Heyward D. Bonyata
For the Defense

Reprinted with permission of Defense Research Institute.

In today's business environment, legal costs are under a microscope. ...

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Information Lifecycle Governance

Minimize Risks and Improve Readiness

Mar 31, 2014

By John D. Martin and Renee S. Dankner
Ethisphere® Magazine

Reprinted with permission of Ethisphere®

Companies need information to succeed, including information on products, services,...

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Key E-Discovery Considerations in Patent Litigation

Mar 17, 2014

By Heyward Bonyata and David Paavola
Law360

Reprinted with permission of Portfolio Media, Inc. - Law 360

Patent litigation is expensive. A significant portion of this expense is due to the time and effort...

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Cure Insomnia: Banish Records Retention Issues That Keep You Up at Night

Jan 30, 2014

By Julie Flaming
Bloomberg BNA, Digital Discovery & e-Evidence

Reproduced with Permission of Digital Discovery & e-Evidence

Are you tossing and turning at night about your company's data issues?...

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Electronic Communications - Five Must-Dos

Jan 15, 2014

By John D. Martin, Renee S. Dankner
Bloomberg BNA, Electronic Commerce & Law Report

Reproduced with permission from Electronic Commerce & Law Report

As business communications rocket across cyberspace, take steps to implement good information...

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Managing Government Investigations: The First 48 Hours

Nov 7, 2013

By Cory E. Manning
Bloomberg BNA Digital Discovery & e-Evidence

Reproduced with permission from Digital Discovery & e-Evidence

You are the general counsel of a company operating in a highly regulated industry, and you just...

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Managing Risk: Five Steps to Enhance Board E-Readiness

Nov 1, 2013

By John D. Martin, Renee S. Dankner
Corporate Governance Advisor

Reprinted with permission of Corporate Governance Advisor

When board-level information is targeted , is your company armed to respond quickly and defensibly?...

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Proposed Rules Address The Costs and Burdens of Modern Discovery Practice

Oct 29, 2013

By Marc Williams
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel

Reprinted with permission from The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel

The discovery process in litigation has become much too expensive and burdensome. ...

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Task Force Releases Green Paper on Copyright Policy in the Digital Economy

Sep 17, 2013

By John McElwaine
InsideCounsel.com

Reprinted with permission of Inside Counsel

On July 31, the Department of Commerce Internet Policy Task Force (the Task Force) issued its long...

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The High Cost of Being Unprepared

Data Breach and the Financial Institution

Sep 3, 2013

By David F. Katz

If you are the CEO, CISO or General Counsel of a financial institution (FI) of any size, you have......

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Implementation and Use of Electronic Contracts

Sep 1, 2013

By Connie Brenton and Jason Epstein
ACC Docket Magazine

Reprinted with permission of the Association of Corporate Counsel

Tools that provide ready access to information and enable rapid response are critical...

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ACC Value Practice: Virtual Trial Teams

Aug 1, 2013

By David E. Dukes, J. Mark Jones
ACC Value Challenge Tool Kit Resource

Reprinted with permission of the Association of Corporate Counsel

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Using iPads for Mediation, Arbitration and Trials

A litigator's take on effective presentation apps and strategies

Jul 26, 2013

By William Latham
Inside Counsel

Reprinted with permission of Inside Counsel

When the Apple iPad was introduced in early...

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Technology: In-house eDiscovery Capabilities

Five Key Considerations in Selecting and Implementing In-house Collections Strategy

Jul 12, 2013

By John D. Martin, Renee S. Dankner, Allan Crawford
InsideCounsel.com

Reprinted with permission of Inside Counsel

Many in-house legal professionals face the “make or buy” decision every day: which matters or parts ...

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Technology: Unified Messaging- Striking the Right Balance

Understanding unified messaging and its benefits.

Jun 28, 2013

By John D. Martin, Renee S. Dankner
InsideCounsel.com

Reprinted with permission of Inside Counsel

You're invited to a meeting to discuss opportunities to leverage technology to work smarter and fast...

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Technology: Four Considerations in Selecting Legal Holds Technology

Corporate legal hold portfolios are growing, and employees are increadingly subject to multiple legal holds.

Jun 14, 2013

By John D. Martin, Allan Crawford
InsideCounsel.com

Reprinted with permission of Inside Counsel

Corporate legal hold portfolios are growing and employees are increasingly subject to multiple legal...

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Technology: Defensible Disposal Should Minimize Risks and Improve Litigation Readiness

Implementing a strong defensible disposal program may have a substantial positive impact.

May 31, 2013

By John D. Martin
InsideCounsel.com

Reprinted with permission of Inside Counsel

Many in-house legal professionals face the “make or buy” decision every day: which matters or parts ...

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Technology: Corporate Governance Meets Information Governance

Implement integrated practices to support business efficiencies and enhance litigation and investigation response readiness.

May 14, 2013

By John D. Martin, Renee S. Dankner
InsideCounsel.com

Reprinted with permission of Inside Counsel

What practices can your company implement to facilitate efficient business processes and corporate...

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Hoarders Beware: Defensible Data Disposal is Good Business

May 13, 2013

By Pamela C. Williams and John D. Martin
ACC Docket Magazine

Reprinted with permission of the Association of Corporate Counsel

Data disposal can be a highly sensitive topic. Spoliation of evidence carries great risks ...

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Strategic BYOD Best Practices to Minimize Risks

Rules for employee-owned devices should be put in place before opening the floodgates.

Apr 12, 2013

By John D. Martin and Renee S. Dankner
BizTech Magazine.com

Reprinted with permission of BizTech Magazine

In today's business world, a can-do approach yields a seat at the table; a naysayer approach gets yo...

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New Year Brings New Season for Electronics

BYOD Dos and Don'ts

Mar 28, 2013

By John D. Martin
DRI E-Discovery Connection

Reprinted with permission of DRI E-Discovery Connection

Chances are you know someone who received a new electronic device, such as a smartphone or tablet...

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ACC Value Practice: Information Governance and Defensible Disposal

Nelson Mullins' Encompass Team's Value-Based Approach

Feb 1, 2013

By John D. Martin, Renee S. Dankner and Lucie H. Cohen
ACC Value Challenge Tool Kit Resource

Reprinted with permission of the Association of Corporate Counsel

Good information governance and records management practices help clients reduce risks and save time...

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ACC Value Practice: National Review Counsel Services

Using Project Management and Value-Based Staffing and Fee Structures

Feb 1, 2013

By John D. Martin, Renee S. Dankner
ACC Value Challenge Tool Kit Resource

Reprinted with permission of the Association of Corporate Counsel

It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page whe...

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Don't Kick the Can Down the Road- Put it in the Trash

Implementing a defensible disposal strategy may not only help a company's bottom line by reducing costs, it also can substantially reduce the company's exposure to legal and regulatory risks.

Jan 1, 2013

By John D. Martin, Lucile H. Cohen, Jarrett O. Coco
DRI, For The Defense

Reprinted with permission of DRI, For The Defense

The risks associated with retaining data long after required for legal and business purposes...

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