26(f) Meet & Confer Consulting
A pre-trial conference is a critical phase of e-discovery for ensuring that entirety of the collection, review, and production of a case proceeds as smoothly as possible. At this important meeting, parties are actively making decisions that could affect their case and its outcome. Counsel may only have a few days to familiarize themselves with a vast assortment of unknown data source, specialized data repositories, and key custodians. As the decisions you make during these critical conferences can dramatically affect the course of the case, wise attorneys often employ e-discovery and computer forensic professionals to help prepare them for these meet and confer conferences.
Atlantic Data Forensics’ experienced e-discovery professionals help corporations and law firms approach FRCP Rule 26(f) meet-and-confer negotiations with confidence. We provide our extensive IT infrastructure and data storage experience to help you prepare for the discovery meet and confer conference. Our deep background in corporate networking, software development, and data center management makes us the ideal partner for translating legal needs and requirements from attorneys to IT personnel. The result is that you get a better, less problematic plan for handing data at a lower cost -- and you ensure you don't agree to a format or collection that might exclude the data most critical to your case.
We can help you prepare for a conference, or join you at the table. The choice is yours.
ATLANTIC DATA FORENSICS’ LEGAL AND TECHNICAL TEAM WILL ASSIST YOU IN PREPARING FOR THE MEET AND CONFER BY OFFERING YOU INSIGHT ON:
- Document retention policies & defensible deletion
- Legal hold application & follow-up
- Data collection and considerations -- locating the data that's most critical to your case
- Production formats & structured database strategies
Atlantic Data Forensics’ pre-trial conference consulting acts as a key safeguard for our clients and legal counsel. Our meet and confer services help you be best prepared, reduce costs, and mitigate the risk of sanctions.
We use thorough data-based and qualitative methodology, using linguistic strategies and statistical sampling to offer you the insight necessary for meet-and-confer discussions with opposing counsel.
DEPENDING UPON YOUR NEEDS AND LITIGATION BUDGET, ATLANTIC DATA FORENSICS CAN:
- Evaluate sources and digital information to prepare for initial disclosure
- Review the potential outcomes of search term culling strategies by creating and testing keyword searches
- Estimate search yields and related time and cost of review
- Pre-empt the negative impact of inadvertent production of sensitive documents
- Recommend "best practice" production methods
You’ll be able to approach the 26(f) conference secure in the knowledge that you’ve got the support of knowledgeable ESI professionals with you no matter what situation arises.
See our Early Case Assessment page for more details on preparing for ESI collections, or call us right now for a no-cost consultation.