SOURCE: Exterro, Inc.

Exterro, Inc.

January 26, 2011 09:21 ET

E-Discovery 360 Launched to Help Legal and IT Teams Better Prepare for Electronic Discovery

Exterro's Blog Raises Awareness of Best Practices in Electronic Discovery

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - January 26, 2011) - Exterro, Inc., the leading provider of legal governance, risk and compliance management solutions, today announced the launch of E-Discovery 360, an innovative resource for enterprises, law firms, and their legal and IT teams. The blog combines the legal and litigation process management expertise of Exterro e-discovery experts, guest authors, Exterro clients and e-discovery experts and consultants. E-Discovery 360 provides information and resources for businesses looking to gain an understanding of the myriad risks associated with managing electronically stored information (ESI), electronic discovery, legal hold and litigation processes.

E-Discovery 360 covers the e-discovery zeitgeist, from case law and industry trends to analyst reports and emerging best practices. It will also feature multimedia content including video Q&A, recorded webcasts, interviews with thought leaders, podcasts and more -- all with the aim of keeping topics in e-discovery accessible. E-Discovery 360 focuses on building awareness around and providing practical tips for readers to take their legal strategy to the next level.

"Busy legal practitioners don't always have time to read books or lengthy white papers on e-discovery topics," said Sarah Brown, E-Discovery 360 Editor-in-Chief. "But they want to learn, in order to ensure their organizations are complying with ever-evolving case law and regulations. They want to understand the best ways to cut the costs and time associated with discovery projects. The goal of E-Discovery 360 is to provide useful advice and analysis in bite-size quantities, so practitioners can learn more if and when they have the time."

Duke Law recently reported that electronic discovery sanctions are at an all-time high, and the economic climate has given rise to a new era of regulatory oversight. The explosion of social media and the price drop in data storage options have hastened the need for enterprises to maintain tight control over processes governing ESI, from information management to legal hold and all downstream e-discovery processes.

"One of the major risks facing enterprises today is lack of preparation for e-discovery," said Bobby Balachandran, Exterro President and CEO. "However, many corporations haven't allocated additional budget expenditure for legal departments dealing with rising volumes of data and litigation and fixed staff hours. This leaves organizations vulnerable to legal risk -- E-Discovery 360, along with Exterro's other educational programs, aims to reduce that risk for readers through educational resources."

Attorneys, technicians, litigation support professionals, and records and information managers can learn more about taming the chaos of e-discovery by logging on to www.exterro.com/e-discovery-360-blog today.

About Exterro

Exterro, Inc. is the recognized leader for legal governance, risk and compliance management software solutions. Exterro's solutions enable legal teams to control risks, reduce costs, enforce compliance and streamline processes by tightening collaboration between outside counsel, in-house legal teams, cross-platform business units, service providers and resources. Exterro pioneered e-discovery workflow management technology, and continues to expand its innovative Fusion suite of applications - Genome, Legal Hold, Discovery Workflow Management, Discovery Collection, Comprehensive Interview, Compliance Portal and Fusion Cloud Legal Hold. The complete Fusion platform provides an end-to-end legal governance, risk assessment and information management solution. Regardless of industry or system environment, Fusion integrates seamlessly with existing business processes and enterprise systems. Exterro solutions assure regulatory compliance and create sustainable ROI. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Exterro has operations across the United States and abroad. For more information, visit www.exterro.com, or contact the company directly at +1 877-398-3776.