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Between a Clock and a Hard Place: eDiscovery for Second Requests

Handling eDiscovery for DOJ or FTC second requests can be a difficult challenge. The majority of eDiscovery work takes place in the context of litigation, but a significant amount of it also takes place in the context of regulatory agency investigations. Among the most challenging types of such investigations are second requests. Although the available ESI and eDiscovery tools are the same, handling and responding to eDiscovery for second requests is different from handling eDiscovery for litigation.

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Modern Challenges and Key Takeaways – eDiscovery Investigations Series, Part 5

In part five of our eDiscovery investigations series, we discuss modern challenges in eDiscovery investigations and key takeaways from eDiscovery investigations. Our discussion covers mobile devices and BYOD practices, as well as alternate communication channels like secret message apps as modern challenges in investigations. Check out our five key takeaways after a review of eDiscovery in investigations.

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The Need to Be Prepared for Later Litigation – eDiscovery Investigations Series, Part 4

“Come, Watson, come!” he cried.  “The game is afoot.  Not a word!  Into your clothes and come!” – Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Abbey Grange.
The majority of eDiscovery work takes place in the context of litigation, but a significant amount of it takes place instead in the context of investigations.  Although the available ESI and the available eDiscovery technologies are the same, the realities of handling investigations are different in some ways worth discussing.

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The Need for Nuanced Analysis and Review – eDiscovery Investigations Series, Part 3

Analysis and review is the process of figuring out what happened by investigating your collected evidence, and that process is made more challenging when relevant individuals have actively tried to conceal what’s happened – or at least tried to be subtle about it while it was happening. Also, it is not uncommon for individuals to communicate using euphemisms or coded language or to communicate using alternative channels. To overcome these challenges, the analysis and review process must be undertaken with these realities in mind.

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The Need for Speed and Secrecy – eDiscovery Investigations Series, Part 2

“Come, Watson, come!” he cried.  “The game is afoot.  Not a word!  Into your clothes and come!” – Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Abbey Grange.
The majority of eDiscovery work takes place in the context of litigation, but a significant amount of it takes place instead in the context of investigations.  Although the available ESI and the available eDiscovery technologies are the same, the realities of handling investigations are different in some ways worth discussing.

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When the Game is Afoot – eDiscovery Investigations Series, Part 1

“Come, Watson, come!” he cried.  “The game is afoot.  Not a word!  Into your clothes and come!” – Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Abbey Grange.
The majority of eDiscovery work takes place in the context of litigation, but a significant amount of it takes place instead in the context of investigations.  Although the available ESI and the available eDiscovery technologies are the same, the realities of handling investigations are different in some ways worth discussing.

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