PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - Nov 22, 2011) - Exterro®, the legal industry's most trusted leader of e-discovery software, is hosting two new educational webcasts on November 30 and December 8 that will explore issues on defensibility, proportionality and the complexities of evidence collections and patent litigation respectively. Featuring guest lecturers from the legal and IT profession, the two new webcasts are as follows:

1. Proportionality vs. Defensibility in E-Discovery Collections
November 30, 2011 - 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET

The collection of electronically stored information (ESI) has evolved into one of the most contentious and costly phases of e-discovery. Many vendors and outside counsel recommend the bit-by-bit disk imaging and post-collection processing/culling of ESI as the most defensible approach. Yet, technology has advanced to enable culling and analysis of ESI prior to collection, resulting in smaller ESI volumes and significant cost savings. With the courts requiring parties to establish responsible and defensible processes for ESI collection, understanding which approach to take can be challenging. This webcast will examine issues surrounding ESI collection and address the following questions:

  • What is the difference between a targeted vs. full forensics collection? Are both considered forensically sound?
  • How are courts responding to different collection methods and cost-shifting arguments?
  • How can technology be leveraged to lower e-discovery collection costs without compromising defensibility?

Guest Presenters:

  • Seth Row, Esq., Attorney, Parsons Farnell & Grein LLP
  • Tom Mullane, E-Discovery Specialist, United Technologies Corporation (UTC)
  • Aaron Cronan, Esq., Attorney and E-Discovery and Forensic Consultant (Moderator)

2. Navigating the Complexities of E-Discovery in Patent Litigation
December 8, 2011 - 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET

Patent litigation presents unique challenges in the realm of e-discovery. It typically involves large volumes of electronically stored information (ESI), complex privilege issues and ambiguity in determining when the duty to preserve is triggered and what ESI is actually relevant. The webcast will provide insights on:

  • Recent court rulings impacting e-discovery in patent cases
  • Current state of the Federal Circuit Model Order limiting e-discovery in patent litigation
  • E-discovery Implications of the shift from "First-to-Invent" to "First-to-File"
  • New technologies that can help mitigate risk, streamline processes and lower e-discovery costs in patent litigation

Guest Presenters:

  • Jennfier Fiorenetino, Esq., Associate, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
  • Jeffrey McKenna, Esq., Associate, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
  • Bob Rohlf, Esq., Director, E-Discovery Strategies, Exterro

Webcast Registration
Registration for both of these webcasts is available on Exterro's website at: www.exterro.com/events-and-webcasts.

About Exterro
Exterro, Inc. is the pioneer and leading provider of workflow-driven e-discovery software for corporations and law firms. The proven Exterro Fusion® platform delivers a 360-degree view into the critical data and workflows required for defensibly and cost-effectively managing e-discovery across the EDRM spectrum. The innovative suite of e-discovery applications built on the Fusion platform unifies all phases of e-discovery -- from identification, legal hold and early case assessment (ECA) to collection, processing, analysis, review and production. Fusion's open architecture integrates seamlessly with existing business processes and enterprise infrastructures. To learn more, visit www.exterro.com.