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Electronic Discovery (eDiscovery)
Information Security Program Compliance
Emerging Technology Law
We provide multidisciplinary legal services to organizations including public and private corporations, municipalities, government agencies and universities regarding legally defensible approaches to document retention policies, legal holds, email & unstructured data storage, litigation readiness and information security programs. From locations in Massachusetts and Connecticut, we serve clients nationally.
Our multidisciplinary team approach combines the efforts of experienced tech-savvy litigators with Information Technology (IT) and Records & Information Management (RIM) professionals. We identify and apply industry standards and best practices combined with an ongoing study of the evolving case law. We have hands-on experience with numerous small and large computer network storage systems and can communicate quickly and effectively with a client’s IT team.
Our completely confidential services include:
- Privacy and Information Security - advice concerning compliance with privacy and information security laws including GDPR, CA Consumer Privacy Act. MA Regulation 201 CMR 17.00, Massachusetts Executive Order 504, HIPAA, Gramm Leach Bliley, the Patriot Act and others; preparation of Comprehensive Written Information Security Programs; advice on cross-border privacy issues (Link to GDPR / Privacy page)
- Document Retention Policy Evaluation & Development - perform assessment/audit of organizational policies, procedures and practices regarding creation, use, storage and destruction of documents and records to identify weaknesses, gaps and litigation risks; create document retention policies, legal retention schedules & departmental procedures; implementation and training services
Litigation Readiness - assessment of existing legal hold procedures for cost-effective response to audit, government investigation, litigation and arbitration; creation of litigation readiness committees in advance of claims; implementation of proper scope of legal hold for specific threats or claims; removal of legal holds on data
Cloud Computing - evaluation and allocation of legal responsibility for information created, stored or maintained in the cloud; advise management on special legal risks inherent in cloud (e.g., forensics challenges; information security; control of documents in the event of vendor bankruptcy; responses to subpoenas; privacy)
Contracts - update/draft vendor contracts for electronic records solutions, litigation support, forensics and processing of Electronically Store Information (ESI); drafting of computer equipment and software contracts and licenses including SAAS agreements; advice on forum selection; choice of law; alternative dispute resolution
Training - develop and conduct training on best practices for managing electronic records, legal hold and litigation readiness; provide Written Information Security Program (WISP) employee training mandated by Massachusetts privacy law and regulations
Litigation Special Counsel - associate with in-house and outside counsel on litigation of complex business issues where a combined technical and strategic understanding of electronic evidence would be key to the outcome
- Cross-Disciplinary Consulting - Whether preparing for eventual litigation, merger, acquisition, or IPO, a reasonable risk management strategy will require the shield of attorney-client privilege. Let us serve as your "Solutions Architect" by confidentially evaluating the legal risks involved in technology changes. A lawyer-first strategy is far safer than an IT vendor-first approach. Once your dirty laundry is disclosed to your vendors (even with a NDA), you are more exposed to subpoena, investigation or legal discovery. Protect your reputation and information assets - start with a lawyer who understands technology.