Multi District Natural Damages Litigation
Client: State Regulatory Agency
Project: E-Discovery – Multi-District Natural Damages Litigation
Acted as electronic discovery expert for a large state regulatory agency seeking natural resource damages for a multi-district litigation matter, which had been filed against polluters. Attended meet and confer with U.S. District Court Judge Scheindlin’s Special Master. The purpose of the meeting was to reach an agreement on electronically stored information discovery protocols and best practices.
Managed the Electronically Store Information (ESI) collection, processing, and review of over 200 custodians stored on enterprise systems (e.g. Environmental Management Systems, Oracle, GroupWise, Archive Servers, and File Servers) and local computers (e.g. desktops, laptops, and removable media).
Acted as the state regulatory agency’s expert, with regard to appropriate chain of custody and production practices. Advised client on best practice methodology to meet discovery obligations, while minimizing the impact on day-to-day business operations and personnel. Collected ESI from multiple sources including but not limited to servers and workstations.
- Electronic discovery reports
- Analysis of infrastructure
- Analysis and production of structured data from a proprietary management system
- Provided services as the E-Discovery Expert at meet and confer conference
- Interviewed key custodians
- Production of potentially relevant information
- Organized review environment
Performed discovery requirements in an efficient and cost-effective manner that minimized the impact and burden on the enterprise systems and personnel.