SOURCE: eTERA Consulting

eTERA Consulting

April 20, 2016 08:33 ET

eTERA Consulting to Host Webinar on Data Preservation and Litigation Holds

Prominent Legal Industry Veterans to Discuss Best Practices, How to Develop a Sound Preservation Plan

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - April 20, 2016) - eTERA Consulting, an internationally recognized and award-winning leader in data and technology management, today announced it will be hosting a complimentary webinar focused on best practices for data preservation and litigation holds on April 28, 2016 at 11:00 AM EST with panel speakers Sam Morgan, Anthony Lowe, Esq. and Debra Rushton.

This one-hour complimentary webinar will provide in-house attorneys, outside counsel and litigation support professionals with a high level approach and best practices around the topic of data preservation, and will examine the overarching concepts of a sound preservation plan.

Corporations and their outside counsel often struggle with properly preserving data and implementing legal holds -- and the recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) have only led to further confusion. With the volume of data only increasing exponentially, it is not advantageous from a cost or liability standpoint to keep everything. The panel of experts will provide real life prospective of the complexities of properly preserving data in large organizations.

eTERA's Sam Morgan, Global Managing Consultant Discovery/EDRM, and leading industry experts from a financial services corporation, Anthony Lowe, Esq. and Debra Rushton, will discuss the following key topics:

  • The proper framework and components of a sound preservation plan
  • Utilizing the proper technologies effectively
  • Practical application of preservation and litigation holds
  • Recent amendments to the FRCP

This webinar is part of eTERA's ongoing series of training and education initiatives to help legal professionals stay abreast of critical issues surrounding data management and eDiscovery. To register, please click here.

About the Speakers:

Sam Morgan, Global Managing Consultant Discovery/EDRM, eTERA Consulting 

Sam Morgan serves as the Global Managing Consultant Discovery/EDRM for eTERA. In this role, Sam is responsible for advising corporate and law firm clients on managing complex litigation and investigations encompassing all aspects of eDiscovery including collections, processing and hosted solutions. Sam also provides client training programs covering eDiscovery management best practices. Given his extensive background in litigation support, eDiscovery and trial support, Sam has become a trusted advisor to several clients in key industries including insurance, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, and manufacturing.

Anthony Lowe, Esq., Associate General Counsel and Managing Attorney

Anthony Lowe, Esq. is associate general counsel and managing attorney for the Litigation Operations Group at a financial services corporation. He assists senior management to define, enhance and manage business operations to optimize the delivery of legal services. Anthony established the Litigation Operations Group, including the Litigation Support & eDiscovery Team to bring eDiscovery in-house, which he now leads as eDiscovery counsel. In addition, he handles various litigation matters, frequently providing guidance on preservation, information governance and cybersecurity issues. Anthony frequently speaks on eDiscovery, document preservation, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), Defensible Deletion and other issues related to electronically stored information.

Debra A. Rushton, Litigation Support Professional

Debra A. Rushton is a litigation support professional at a financial services corporation. Debra's legal experience has focused on supporting a wide variety of litigation-related transactions and consulting on a broad range of issues especially best practices for business processes relating to eDiscovery. She frequently serves as a subject matter expert for a variety of internal technology and information management initiatives. Debra is the Legal Hold Administrator and has experience managing the Legal Hold Process using manual processes and Legal Hold Notification software. 

About eTERA Consulting

Founded in 2004, eTERA Consulting is an international, award-winning organization selected by clients to help solve the challenges of complex, big data projects in the areas of information governance, investigations, litigation, regulatory compliance, and security breach response. Built by the clients, for the clients™, eTERA provides customized data management solutions and services to Fortune 500 companies and the Am Law 100 at the intersection where legal, data analytics, security, and information technology meet. eTERA's experienced subject matter experts ensure client engagement success by using best practices, leading technologies, and proven project management methodologies combined with exceptional client service. Having passed the most stringent security audits, eTERA is trusted by the world's largest insurance, financial services, pharmaceutical, and energy companies. eTERA was selected by the Legal Times in 2014 and 2015 as the Best End-to-End Litigation Consulting Firm and was recognized by the National Law Journal as the nation's top End-to-End eDiscovery Company for five consecutive years. Headquartered in Washington DC, eTERA maintains offices in Chicago, Detroit, Brussels, London, Paris and Rome.

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