Really interested to read this piece on Law 360. For me, the key thing that stood out is the importance of focusing on the technology too, especially with regards to:
- Early consultation;
- Understanding how technology is actually used;
- The importance of collection;
- The importance preserving the data carefully;
- Using advanced techniques to analyse data and provide support to the lawyers;
- The importance of a chain of evidence and audit trails.
At Alvarez & Marsal, our forensic professionals have the ability to work closely with custodians, IT support or the person with custody of the device in question, providing clear and concise instructions on how to make the collection run seamlessly from start to finish.
And remember, with more people working from home, there is a continuing erosion of the gap between personal and business applications and data which will also need to be taken into consideration when it comes to tech discovery. For more information regarding remote working and discovery take a read of this too: https://amonsocial.alvarezandmarsal.com/post/102g5hz/adapting-e-discovery-workflows-to-a-remote-work-environment
With so many of us working remotely, we miss many of the opportunities for mentoring junior lawyers that used to just happen as a matter of course in the office.