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June 23, 2010 10:00 ET

CGOC Announces Dallas Luncheon Meeting on Reducing eDiscovery Costs While Improving Process Integrity

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - June 23, 2010) -  CGOC, a practitioners' forum convening legal, IT and RIM professionals to share current and best practices in discovery, information governance, privacy and data management, today announced its luncheon meeting: "Reducing E-Discovery Costs while Improving Process Integrity." Hosted by Tenet Healthcare and co-sponsored by PSS Systems, IBM, and LECG, the meeting will help corporate attorneys and discovery leaders develop strategies for addressing escalating ediscovery requirements and costs that plague the legal and IT departments today.

Corporate leaders Liz Schimmel from Halliburton and Tina Gibson of Devon Energy will share their practical experience in automating and auditing their eDiscovery practices to improve process defensibility. Amir Alavi from Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Anaipakos P.C. will provide strategies counsel can use to lower costs and Deidre Paknad, CGOC founder, will focus on correcting the root causes of high cost to break the cycle. The meeting will also include interaction and peer discussion over lunch. 

Discussion of enterprise legal hold risk and cost reduction strategies will include how to:

  • Reduce legal hold mis-steps in light of Judge Rosenthal's Rimkus decision and Judge Scheindlin's Pension decision, which set new thresholds for monitoring holds and collections
  • Get every efficiency possible in preservation and discovery to scale strained staff yet ensure a rigorous process
  • Apply case and discovery strategies that lower litigation costs
  • Identify and address the root causes of high ediscovery costs

This meeting is open at no charge to all CGOC members. For more information about obtaining a free CGOC membership, visit

About CGOC
CGOC, the Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council, is a community of experts in retention, preservation and privacy. Its charter is to create a forum in which legal and compliance executives can get the insight, interaction, and information they need to make good business decisions. Established in 2004, it fills the critical practitioners' gap between EDRM and The Sedona Conference. CGOC offers corporate litigation, discovery, and records management leaders and practitioners with educational seminars, benchmarking surveys, group workshops, an annual Summit and retreat, white papers by expert faculty, a professional networking website, and regional working groups. Membership in the forum is free to qualified executives. Learn more at

About PSS Systems
PSS Systems helps companies eliminate unnecessary legal risk, and discovery and data management costs. Its Atlas Suite is the recognized leader in legal information governance with customers like Abbott, BASF, BP, Citigroup, ConocoPhillips, First Data, GE, Merrill Lynch, Pfizer and Williams. PSS is the innovator that started the legal holds market in 2004 and has the largest concentration of customers and domain experts anywhere. PSS is a trusted business partner to its customers, offering expert insight, best-in-class software, and continuous innovation to address emerging challenges. PSS founded and sponsors the Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council (CGOC) as a part of its commitment to advancing corporate retention and preservation practices. The company is based in Mountain View, California. For more information, visit

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