Rethinking Wholesale Native-Format Productions

April 11, 2011

Right now, the tides of e-discovery favor production of electronically stored information (ESI) in native form - i.e., within the original application in which it was created.  Because no outlay is needed to convert the data to a static image, those going with e-discovery's current flow believe that native productions cost less and should thus serve as the default production format for all e-discovery.

Reprinted with permission from the April 11, 2011 edition of The National Law Journal © 2011, ALM Media Properties, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Michael A. Collyard


Member of Executive Board
Chair, Banking and Financial Fraud Litigation
Chair, Ediscovery Group

Vivian Enck

Ediscovery Consultant

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