Electronic Discovery

Whitehouse & Cooper understands Electronic Discovery (e-Discovery) and stays up to date on this rapidly changing area of law.

If e-Discovery seems like a foreign language, contact us to engage as your outside e-Discovery counsel.

We can engage throughout the entire e-Discovery process or provide limited services as needed (e.g., consultations regarding data collection, preparation for meet and confer conferences, draft or review protective orders, devise an early case assessment strategy, etc.).

Whitehouse & Cooper hopes to increase awareness regarding the risks and pitfalls associated with e-Discovery, especially when entering litigation without a sound plan. The firm knows the value of planning, which is why we encourage all businesses to have a data retention policy in place, and to follow it. Doing so can help prevent e-Discovery issues before they occur, which reduces the overall cost of litigation.

Below is a sample of the e-Discovery services Whitehouse & Cooper offers. Click on the titles to read more about each area.

  • Data Collection and Production E-Discovery efforts should employ sound data collection methods that return the expected results quickly and efficiently. Whitehouse & Cooper attorneys can work with you to devise and test collection strategies that meet your litigation objectives. We’ll discuss what to collect, how to collect and preserve it, and whether everything collected should be reviewed. Even if you’re not conducting e-Discovery ...
  • Data Retention Policies Every business—regardless of size—should have a data retention policy. The contents of that policy, however, are different for each company. Allow a Whitehouse & Cooper attorney to understand your business’ data retention needs and construct a policy specifically for you. A data retention policy can help maximize your technology investments by ensuring that only data needed ...
  • Document Review After we’ve worked together to collect your discovery data, allow Whitehouse & Cooper to manage the electronic document review phase. We can work with a team of document-review attorneys who understand the particulars of your case. Documents will be categorized according to your case’s requirements, including identifying potential attorney-client communications. The document review will be conducted in a manner that ...
  • E-Discovery Vendor Selection Finding the right e-Discovery provider can be a daunting task if you don’t understand the specialized terminology within the field. Crafting a request for proposal (RFP) without this knowledge can lead to reviewing proposals that do not suit your business’ needs. With so many excellent product offerings, it is often difficult to distinguish one vendor ...
  • Legal/Litigation Holds If you’re wondering whether you should issue a litigation hold, the answer is most likely yes. Contact us today to review your options. The consequences for failing to issue a litigation hold can be severe. The issuance of a litigation hold is not an easy process, and those going through the process must take their responsibilities seriously. Whitehouse ...

Contact Whitehouse & Cooper today to discuss your e-Discovery needs.