Information Governance (IG360)
Information Governance (IG360)
Are You Confident in Your Data Defense Strategy?
Every day, businesses and organizations leverage their information assets to fuel their operations. The amount of business data is growing in volume, variety and velocity.
IG360’s professionals and attorneys partner with businesses seeking to increase efficiency and operational performance by advising on the value, risk and efficient use of data while maintaining legal and regulatory defensibility.
When faced with litigation, the preservation, production, and review of electronically stored information (ESI) during the eDiscovery process can be overwhelming and costly. IG360 minimizes cost and risk by implementing defensible, repeatable processes.
Do You Have A Targeted & Integrated Data Defense Plan?
A litigation response plan should begin with an accurate system data map identifying potential data sources, comprehensive litigation hold strategies, and clearly deﬁned responsibilities for your key stakeholders, legal team, records and information management departments.
Preservation and Legal Holds
Preservation of data is not only important to both plaintiffs and defendants; it is a legal obligation. Clients face risk with both over-and under-preservation. The IG360 team takes a practical and targeted approach that ensures clients preserve sources of relevant information but don’t bring the entire company to a halt. IG360 uses industry-leading technologies that ensure the integrity of our client’s data.
Collection of Electronically Stored Information
IG360 Project Managers facilitate the necessary conversations to implement preservation and collection plans. We will work with the client’s legal and IT teams to identify relevant custodians and sources of likely responsive ESI and other documents and put in place preservation and collections plans for each.
Processing and Culling: Finding What You Need to Review
Processing is a defined industry term and important step in discovery. Processing electronic data during discovery does two things: it extracts, organizes, and maintains the necessary metadata; and it makes the data set searchable, enabling sorting, culling, key word searching and other evaluation and data reduction. Early case assessment can be used to reduce the total number of documents subject to processing, before processing and reviewing vast volumes of data.
Review: Reading and Searching for What You Need to Use in Your Legal Matter
Once data is processed, it becomes very usable. After processing we can run date limitations and conduct broad searches. We can run lists of keywords and provide reporting on those keywords to refine and fine tune key terms for accuracy. We can also leverage advanced analytics and AI models on the datasets to help reduce the overall number of documents and ultimately the overall cost of review.
Managed Review: Staffing Your Review
77% of law firms with more than 250 lawyers now regularly use contract attorneys to supplement their existing capabilities. Contract attorneys are engaged by law firms to work on one-off, complex matters or when particular expertise is needed to augment a legal team’s capabilities. Clark Hill’s Alternative Staffing team which sources hundreds of high quality, interim lawyers with diverse legal experience, language abilities, and industry expertise that can be integrated into existing case teams precisely when their skillset is needed.
Production: Providing Others with Your Data in A Defensible Format
Document production is often perceived as the ultimate goal of the whole process. The format in which documents are produced directly relates to how usable those documents are and will impact review time and cost. When produced in the correct format a set of documents will be searchable by keywords and/or metadata fields like dates. It allows relationships between documents to be verified like emails and attachments and it also allows a case team to authenticate documents by the source or custodian from which the documents were collected.