SOURCE: StoredIQ

October 13, 2009 14:19 ET

StoredIQ Shares Data Retention and Litigation Hold Best Practices at IQPC's eDiscovery Conference for Oil and Gas

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - October 13, 2009) -


WHO: Panel of leading eDiscovery experts including Dan Junk, Esq., VP of Business Development, StoredIQ

WHEN: Friday, October 16th, 2:00 p.m. CT

WHERE: IQPC's Conference on eDiscovery for Oil and Gas

Crowne Plaza Downtown -- Houston, Texas

TOPIC: Implementing Effective Data Retention and Litigation Holds to Reduce Risk in the Energy Sector

DESCRIPTION:

Energy and utilities companies face a variety of legal challenges, from environmental lawsuits to evolving government regulations. Investigation and litigation creates eDiscovery requests that can impact the entire organization, and involve hundreds of custodians and data sources across multiple locations. IQPC's Conference on eDiscovery for Oil and Gas, focuses on eDiscovery and retention specifically for the highly regulated and litigious energy sector.

Within the eDiscovery process, legal hold is one of the most misunderstood practices. As part of a panel, StoredIQ's Vice President of Business Development, will discuss risk reduction through effective data retention and litigation hold practices. Panelists include Russell Miller, Senior Counsel for Anadarko Petroleum Company and John Ben Blackburn, Assistant General Counsel with Martin Midstream Partners, L.P. In this session, attendees will learn:

--  How to properly and effectively implement a litigation hold
--  The best practices for document collection
--  The biggest risk to organizations in failing to meet the legal hold
    obligation
--  How a failure to preserve data through methods other than sending a
    hold notice has been held to be gross negligence
--  How the courts have repeatedly sanctioned companies which fail to
    comply with the preservation obligation because of ineffective processes
--  What energy corporations need to do to establish successful processes
--  Properly notifying third parties of their duty to retain documents
--  Why legal hold notices are not enough
--  The risks of custodian self-collection
    

HOW: For more information about the conference visit: http://www.ediscoveryevent.com/oilandgas/

About StoredIQ

StoredIQ is a leading provider of enterprise-class Intelligent Information Management solutions, enabling organizations to gain visibility and control over business-critical information to help meet their compliance, governance and legal discovery requirements. The company provides a range of integrated solutions for fast response to litigation and investigations, for proactive "litigation readiness," and for information protection and risk management, as well as storage management. Industry-leading companies rely on StoredIQ's award-winning technology to streamline their information management and eDiscovery processes to reduce the risk, complexity and cost of litigation. For more information, visit www.storediq.com.

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