SOURCE: Mitratech

July 10, 2008 09:00 ET

Interact 2008 Global eDiscovery Session to Discuss Best Practices for Multinational Companies to Comply With Conflicting Laws and Regulations

Expert Panel to Share Lessons Learned for the Standardization of Cross-Border eDiscovery Processes

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - July 10, 2008) - Mitratech, a leading provider of software solutions for organizations to manage legal, compliance, and security risks, today announced that a group of eDiscovery specialists will lead the panel discussion titled, "Crossing Borders: Global eDiscovery Challenges," at Mitratech's Interact 2008: The Legal and Compliance Technology Forum.

Gerry Boccuti, Consulting Attorney and Litigation Support Manager, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals; Rob Hichens, Director, Huron Consulting Group; Tom Lahiff, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers; David McCann, President and Chief Executive Officer, Electronic Evidence Discovery, Inc.; and Patrick Oot, Director of Electronic Discovery and Senior Litigation Counsel, Verizon will explore strategies and lessons learned to overcome the complexities of global eDiscovery.

This panel discussion is scheduled for Monday, September 22, 2008 at 2:00 pm and is sponsored by EED (Electronic Evidence Discovery, Inc).

"The European Data Protection Act and other foreign legislation, language and cultural considerations, and silo-ed processes all contribute to the complexities of cross-border eDiscovery management," said Afshin Behnia, Mitratech's President and CEO. "Speakers featured in Interact 2008's 'Crossing Borders' session have taken great strides to define guidelines and will speak to their successes responding to discovery requests."

"The exponential growth of email communication has created a greater need for email and records management as part of an overall enterprise content management strategy. For global corporations with ESI in far-flung regions of the world, the problem magnifies drastically," said Dave McCann, CEO of Electronic Evidence Discovery, Inc. "It behooves the organization to go beyond immediate eDiscovery needs in a pending litigation, and to seek guidance on the design of a proactive enterprise eDiscovery process framework. An effective eDiscovery framework allows corporations to react quickly to the multitude of compliance laws and regulations governing data protection and eDiscovery."

EED will be available in the exhibit hall to provide additional information on eDiscovery process management tools and eDiscovery consulting services.

Interact 2008 runs September 21-24 at the Marina Del Rey Marriott in California. The conference draws general counsel, compliance and risk officers, in-house counsel, legal IT professionals, and department heads and provides expert speakers, case study sessions, peer learning, and CLE accredited courses. For more information, please contact info@mitratech.com or visit www.mitratech.com/interact.

About Interact 2008

Interact 2008: The Legal & Compliance Technology Forum is a peer-driven conference designed to optimize best practices for corporate legal and compliance departments. Gathering representatives from the world's leading organizations together in an intimate and informative setting, Interact 2008 delivers expert speakers, case study sessions, panel discussions, and CLE accredited courses. The conference will take place September 21-24, 2008 at the Marina Del Rey Marriott in California. For more information, please visit www.mitratech.com/interact.

About Electronic Evidence Discovery, Inc.

EED is the pioneer of litigation hosting technology and electronic discovery services. For more than a decade, we have reduced the cost and time required for eDiscovery in over a thousand high risk cases. Our eDiscovery experts, who come from law firms, corporations, and the technology industry, understand the complexity and risk involved in evidence management for large matters. Our clients -- 60% of the Fortune 500 and 45% of the NLJ 250 -- value our unmatched expertise, thought leadership and results. Through integration of our proven methodology, people and tools, EED delivers results that meet and surpass clients' expectations. EED is headquartered in Kirkland, WA with regional operations in Chicago, New York, Washington, DC, and London, and client relationship offices in California, Texas, and Ohio. For more information visit www.eedinc.com.