SOURCE: Exterro, Inc.


January 29, 2015 16:14 ET

Exterro Offers Must-Do Legal Advice for E-Discovery in 2015

Exterro Blogger Andrew Bartholomew Provides Recap on Recent Webcast, "3 Things LEGAL Must Do in E-Discovery for 2015"

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - January 29, 2015) - Andrew Bartholomew, blogger for Exterro, the preferred provider of software specifically designed for in-house legal and IT teams at Global 2000 organizations, has recapped the company's most recent webcast, "3 Things LEGAL Must Do in E-Discovery for 2015." The webcast features three lawyers heavily involved in e-discovery activities at their respective organizations who shared their perspectives and advice for the year ahead. The speakers discussed three key areas: tracking metrics, proactive best practices and the importance of obtaining privilege non-waiver protection.

Select quotes from the blog and webcast include:

  • On selecting search terms: "There is a benefit of doing some testing in advance and gathering the metrics around what percentage of your document population is hitting certain terms," said Scott Milner, a partner in Morgan Lewis's eData Practice.   
  • On the importance of proactive processes: "You should have legal hold procedures and a form legal hold notice ready to go out. If you wait until you get sued you may already be too late," said David Cohen, records and e-discovery group leader at Reed Smith.
  • On obtaining privilege non-waiver protection: While many experts recommend the inclusion of an FRE 502(d) order in literally every federal case, a poll of webcast attendees revealed they are rarely used. In fact, when asked whether they had ever entered into a FRE 502(d) agreement, a staggering 57% of respondents reported, "No, what's a FRE 502(d) agreement?"

The full blog post is available for reading on Exterro's blog.

About Exterro
Exterro, Inc. is the preferred provider of software specifically designed for in-house legal and IT teams at global 2000 organizations. Positioned as a leader in Gartner's 2014 Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software, the company's growth is fueled by a high demand for our enterprise-class solution that delivers process automation across the full EDRM spectrum. Built on an open architecture platform, Exterro Fusion® integrates with existing IT, HR and EDRM systems to deliver complete visibility into all critical data, as well as the flexibility to scale beyond e-discovery to encompass larger legal, compliance and information governance initiatives. For more information, visit