The cost of retrieving (and processing) electronically stored information (" ESI") can be a cost-driver in litigation.
The failure of litigants to have (or to enforce) appropriate document retention policies before litigation begins or to properly preserve ESI once litigation has commenced can sometimes decide the ultimate outcome of a litigation matter, and courts have issued severe sanctions in cases where parties cannot comply with requests to produce ESI.
Burr & Forman attorneys know how to mitigate ESI costs and maximize the effectiveness of the technologies and strategies that are employed. Our attorneys are experienced in the storage, preservation, collection, review, and discovery of ESI and have extensive experience in all aspects of ESI, whether it involves collecting information before or during the course of litigation or advising clients on ESI "best practices" prior to litigation including compliance counseling and records maintenance.
Burr & Forman attorneys understand that not every case requires the same approach and that one size does not fit all when it comes to ESI. Our lawyers can advise you on what technologies may be appropriate for your particular case and budget.