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June 15, 2010 10:00 ET

CGOC Announces Houston Luncheon Meeting on Legal Holds and eDiscovery Under Pressure

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - June 15, 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: "Legal Holds & eDiscovery Under Pressure." Hosted by Devon Energy and co-sponsored by PSS Systems and IBM, the meeting will help corporate attorneys and discovery leaders develop strategies for managing the high pressure, short timelines, and volumes of detail that plague the legal and IT departments in the energy industry today.

Corporate discussion leaders from ExxonMobil and Devon Energy will discuss strategies and practical advice on:

  • Reducing legal hold missteps in light of Judge Rosenthal's Rimkus decision and Judge Scheindlin's Pension decision, which set new thresholds for monitoring holds and collections
  • Managing a sudden increase in incoming requests and claims
  • Obtaining every efficiency possible in preservation and discovery to scale strained staff yet ensure a rigorous process
  • Preventing oversight and error with internal process controls and transparency between legal and IT
  • Efficiently monitoring the discovery process to control cost and mitigate risk

Joining Robert Levy from ExxonMobil and Tina Gibson of Devon are Amir Alavi, Partner at Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Anaipakos, P.C. and Deidre Paknad, founder of the CGOC. 

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, legal holds, discovery, and privacy exclusively for corporate practitioners. 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 ARMA and The Sedona Conference to provide the ability to move from theory to efficient practices. 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 information governance providing integrated software solutions for legal holds, discovery workflow, regulatory compliance and data governance for customers like Abbott, BASF, BP, Citigroup, ConocoPhillips, First Data, GE, 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 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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