eDiscovery

Electronically Stored Information Management Practice Group

PJJ has a dedicated team to meet the universal eDiscovery needs involved in our clients’ matters, ranging from complex to simple litigation.  Our team offers the tools necessary to successfully navigate the ever-evolving electronically stored information environment (“ESI”) and to devise successful strategies for managing ESI. Our ESI services include preservation, identification, collection, sophisticated search and analytical capabilities, production and storage.  We also offer our clients training on ESI issues facing businesses today. 

PJJ’s eDiscovery practice is supported by our flexible eDiscovery infrastructure and in-house high-speed data storage and search tools. 

With our in-depth knowledge of state and federal eDiscovery rules, we provide practical and cost-effective recommendations right from the outset of a matter, including: 

  • Best practices for collecting and reviewing documents.
  • Coordinating with the client’s information technology and records management personnel to develop comprehensive strategy for ESI preservation and collection.
  • Narrowing the scope of the electronically stored information at issue.
  • Negotiating with opposing counsel and government agencies.
  • Evaluating issues of attorney-client privilege.
  • Sanction and adverse inference avoidance and related litigation. 

Our services include: 

Consultation and Early Data Assessment

PJJ’s eDiscovery team, in coordination with the client’s information technology and records management personnel, will conduct an extensive early data assessment that provides the appropriate strategy for the matter and recommends cost effective options for implementing that strategy.  We manage all phases of the eDiscovery process throughout the life of the matter. 

Data Processing and Document Review

Our team provides a uniquely tailored processing and review approach for every project based on our early case assessment tools and expertise in data management, including the retention of document reviewers at aggressive rates. 

Storage and Data Preservation

We are fully aware that ESI is associated with high costs and high risks.  PJJ provides cost-effective project management, and our clients realize a reduction in costs due to our firm’s ability to store data on-site. 

Training

Awareness of developing ESI issues is essential to a business’ ability to control costs and limit exposure.  Our eDiscovery team offers presentations on ESI management and real-life crisis management.