In a roomful of corporate lawyers, a discussion centering on data collection produced a wide range of practices.When the PREX15 Conference on Preservation Excellence gathered a panel of experts to share their collection practices, several themes emerged. Among them:

PREX15 Session Recap: Snapshot of Collections Practices Today

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  • The days of all-or-nothing collection and preservation are disappearing;
  • Collection close to the onset of litigation has many benefits;
  • Collection should not be left unsupervised in IT’s hands;
  • Collecting the most important data first can greatly facilitate the ediscovery process and thus the course of litigation.

 

Panelists included:

  • David Walton, Managing Director of Electronic Discovery Practice and Advisory, Moderator, Services (ePAS), Co-chair of EDiscovery Task Force, Cozen O’Connor
  • Ellen Buchan, Manager, System Operations, Legal Department, Sprint
  • David Cohen, Partner and Practice Group Leader for Global Records & E-Discovery Practice Group, Reed Smith LLP
  • Lisa Schaerer, eDiscovery Analyst, Procter & Gamble

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