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Electronic Discovery Deskbook (1st Edition)

Author(s): Mayer Brown LLP
Practice Area: Litigation
Published: Mar 2009
Supplement Date: Oct 2012 i Other versions can be found in the Related Items tab.
ISBN: 9781402411656
PLI Item #: 19609

The discovery stage in litigation is costly in terms of time and expense for attorneys and their clients. Today’s explosion of electronic technologies and data has made the process even more difficult.

Written by legal and technical experts in this specialized field, PLI’s new Electronic Discovery Deskbook helps you to reduce the cost and complexity of e-discovery by showing you how to more easily and quickly prepare, collect, prepare, and produce electronically-stored information (ESI) for discovery purposes.

Packed with step-by-step advice, Electronic Discovery Deskbook guides you on how to educate company personnel on the importance of preserving ESI; respond effectively to reasonable discovery requests; handle the unique demands of preserving different types of ESI, such as voice mail, instant messaging, and hard drives; use the latest technologies to speed the retrieval of ESI; and prevent the unintentional destruction of company data and other missteps and avoid potentially crippling lawsuits.

Updated at least annually, Electronic Discovery Deskbook is an indispensable resource for attorneys, company IT personnel, executives, managers, compliance officers, and government regulators.

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Anthony J. Diana is a litigation partner at Mayer Brown LLP and co-leader of the firm’s Electronic Discovery & Records Management practice. He has counseled large financial institutions and pharmaceutical companies on all aspects of the discovery and management of electronic information, developing comprehensive electronic discovery programs and devising strategies for the disposition of legacy information. Mr. Diana also has extensive experience managing large, complex litigations and investigations.

Mike Lackey serves on Mayer Brown's Partnership Board. Mike also co-chairs the firm's Electronic Discovery and Records Management Practice, leads the Washington, D.C. office litigation practice, and chairs the firm's Automated Practice Support Group. Mike's practice focuses on civil and criminal litigation and electronic discovery. He represents major companies and individuals in state and federal proceedings, including multi-district and class action litigation, government contract disputes, and appeals. Mike also has represented defendants in numerous grand jury proceedings and governmental investigations.

Mike is nationally recognized for his knowledge of electronic discovery issues. He serves as a member of the Board of Advisors to the Georgetown University Law School Advanced E-Discovery Institute, is an Advisory Cabinet Member to The Masters Conference, and is a member of The Sedona Conference® Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production. Chambers USA (201.0) recognized him as one of the top E-discovery attorneys nationwide, reporting that "[oj! all the attorneys who do this work, he is a real top gun" who "has a good head on his shoulders."

Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Michael served as Associate Independent Counsel in the Office of Independent Counsel of David M. Barrett from 1997-1998. Before then, he was a lieutenant in the US Navy and graduated from the prestigious "Top Gun" school in 1987. He has a degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from MIT.

Because of his military, engineering, class action, and appellate background, he is often sought to handle litigation where it is necessary to understand and distill complex technical and legal concepts.

The George Washington University Law School, JD, with high honors, 1993; Order of the Coi ( Articles Editor, The George Washington Law Review· Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BS,1983; National Merit Scholar.

• US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2004
• US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2003
• US Court of Federal Claims, 2003
• US Supreme Court, 1999
• US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1998
• US District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 1997
• US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1995
• US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1994
• District of Columbia, 1994
• Florida, 1993