Our company, Enterprise Solutions & Services Corp., as part of a strategic initiative, has developed a new approach to security, focused specifically on interfacing with mobile technologies. Business has been excellent and has led to an expanding set of clients and rapid growth of our company. Recently, we have been the target of a lawsuit filed by one of our original clients, Thompson Corp., claiming that the idea and basis for our solution was, in fact, their intellectual property. In addition to the complaint, we have been served with an associated Request for Production of Documents (RPD's) and a Letter of non-spoliation. The RPD is far reaching, requesting all documentation related to company intellectual property, business strategy, plans and results, all security products, solutions and implementations, anything related to mobility, and all client documentation related to any mobility or security work completed. All of the above information for the last 10 years.
Company Executives have instructed the legal department to aggressively respond to this complaint as having no merit. As such, work is beginning on a response to the discovery requests. This response will include both General & Specific Objections to the RPD and also a motion that all eDiscovery be held under seal/confidentiality until the complaint is resolved.
With the initial review of the complaint by the legal team completed, this demo will look at the eDiscovery work involved for this complaint. We begin with a paralegal (Paige) preparing a Hold Notification for her custodians and requesting data identification based on the eDiscovery request. At this point, Jackson, a data expert, completes the identification process. As expected, based on the scope of the RPD, eDiscovery for this complaint will be significant. In order to meet the eDiscovery requirements, the Attorney instructs Paige to complete Collection and Export on this content, while also refining a new identification request that will both, prioritize legal review and also form the basis for the General & Specific Objections to the RPD. Paige processes these requests, which are immediately fulfilled by Jackson.