Electronic Discovery

Kean Miller's e-discovery team advises clients on electronic discovery, e-discovery compliance, electronically stored information (ESI), electronic information management, and retention and destructive policies and procedures. We have extensive knowledge regarding rules and procedures for court-ordered compliance efforts, and we routinely provide design, implementation, and execution of strategies designed to help clients cope with this evolving area of the law.  Our team has experience in technology assisted reviews, predictive coding, and routinely negotiate search terms with opposing counsel on behalf of clients. 

Members of our e-discovery team have attended some of the most prestigious conferences on new developments in electronically stored information, and have given continuing legal education programs, written articles, and provided advice to a wide variety of industries, including energy, petrochemicals, drilling and exploration, and technology. A team of Kean Miller attorneys and Information Technology professionals worked with in-house counsel for a Fortune 200 energy client to help it choose a preferred vendor for e-discovery needs on a national scale. These efforts included in-depth reviews of leading vendors' capabilities and pricing structures and interviews of vendor representatives.

Representative Experience:
  • Representation of a global energy company in major aspects of its discovery response protocol, including technology assisted review and predictive coding. 
  • Representation of a Fortune 25 technology company with regard to the review and production of electronic mail. Our team organized a team of 30 contract lawyers to review over 90,000 emails.
  • Representation of clients with regard to the preparation of retention policies for electronic mail and other electronic records that are simple, easily implemented, and defensible in court.
  • Representation of a client in connection with a successful motion to compel that required a national financial institution to produce electronic mail stored in an obsolete legacy format. Opponent contended that requested production would cost more than $750,000. Case settled on favorable terms prior to a hearing on the motion.
  • Representation of the Board of Supervisors of a major Louisiana university in connection with electronic discovery matters in a complex case of alleged employment discrimination.
  • Representation of several Fortune 25 clients who maintain documents in an electronic database. Kean Miller has been involved of the development of appropriate coding and selection criteria with the clients in order to ensure accurate and complete electronic data accumulation for use in responding to discovery in multiple cases of similar type. We also continue to assist client management with innovations in the use and training on the electronic database.