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January 18, 2011 09:30 ET

Zapproved Publishes "Pension Committee Revisited: One Year Later" to Commemorate the Anniversary of Judge Scheindlin's Landmark Opinion

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - January 18, 2011) - Zapproved Inc. announced today that it has released "Pension Committee Revisited: One Year Later," a 42-page retrospective on the impact of Judge Shira A. Scheindlin's influential opinion. Since the opinion was issued one year ago, Pension Committee of the University of Montreal Pension Plan, et al. v. Banc of America Securities, LLC, et al. has focused the legal community on issues surrounding the preservation of electronic data involved with litigation.

"Pension Committee Revisited" is edited by Brad Harris, a nationally recognized e-discovery expert and Vice President of Legal Products for Zapproved, and Ron Hedges, a former United States Magistrate Judge. "Pension Committee Revisited" is available to download immediately at no cost at

The comprehensive white paper includes a summary of the opinion, subsequent discourse, and an analysis of eight additional opinions in 2010 following Judge Scheindlin's work. A highlight of this publication is the contributions by luminaries in the field of electronic discovery featured in "Reflections on Pension Committee." This section includes essays by Craig Ball, Kevin Brady, William Butterfield, Maura Grossman, John Jablonski, Ralph Losey, Browning Marean, Jonathan Redgrave, Denise Talbert and Paul Weiner.

"In the year since Judge Scheindlin issued the 89-page Pension Committee opinion, it remains in the forefront of argument about data preservation, spoliation and sanctions, and has framed the public discussion among jurists and practitioners," said Ron Hedges. "Our goal was to capture a snapshot of these conversations and help inform ongoing dialogue that is shaping how law will be practiced for years to come."

"We prepared this retrospective to assemble into a single volume a snapshot of this impactful opinion," added Brad Harris. "Since we started this project it has become even more evident what a catalyst this opinion has been in driving awareness around preservation practices. We were honored to receive contributions by a distinguished group that added their own perspectives on what they see as the lasting impact of Pension Committee."

Complimentary printed copies of "Pension Committee Revisited" will be available while supplies last at the 2011 LegalTech New York tradeshow from January 31 to February 2 at the Hilton New York. As a bonus, the white paper also includes a foldout summary of U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul W. Grimm's appendix to his Victor Stanley II opinion outlining spoliation sanctions across the United States Courts of Appeals.

Visit Booth No. 1315 where Zapproved will also be demonstrating its latest release of Legal Hold Pro™ product. For more information about Legal Hold Pro, visit or send an email to

About Zapproved Inc.
Founded in February 2008, Zapproved is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider based in Portland, Ore., with a platform that adds accountability to business communications. Zapproved's first products focus on targeted compliance workflows that reduce liability risk in legal and regulatory compliance. The company is expanding its product line to create a suite of applications that address additional compliance issues and workplace collaboration. To learn more, visit

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:
    Chris Bright
    Vice President of Marketing
    Zapproved Inc.
    Telephone: +1 503 307-1261
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