While issues surrounding E-Discovery continue to become more critical components of how organizations and their legal counsel teams prepare for and conduct litigation, it seems to be perceived as more of a concern for large enterprises and less so for small businesses. Unfortunately, the emerging regulations and laws surrounding this topic do not follow this logic.  and, given the recent increase of economic penalties for non-compliance, e-discovery matters could quickly become enough of an economic burden to small and mid-sized companies to also be a threat to “keeping the doors open” for that company.

Therefore, it is with this logic in mind that we point our readers to a recent posting about e-discovery by the Huron Consulting Group.  The posting is entitled, “Ten Key E-Discovery Issues to Watch in 2011”.

James G. Mitchell, Managing Director and Head of Discovery Services for Huron Legal describes this posting by stating, “In the following article, David J. Lender, Partner, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP; and Andrew J. Peck, Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, assess the most important court rulings in 2010 and their impact on process and procedure in 2011. They also describe practical strategies to meet the challenges today and devise approaches that will be beneficial in the year ahead. Their commentary offers a blueprint for proactive ways to deal with 10 key issues they identify as important to all those working on e-discovery matters.

Click here to read their full listing of important issues surrounding e-discovery to watch in 2011.

If applicable, please pass this information along to those information security, privacy rights strategy, business risk and business continuity planning team members in your organization.

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