Renowed eDiscovery expert, U.S. District Judge Shira Sheindlin, speaks to local Federal Bar Association
Last week the Orlando Chapter of the Federal Bar Association hosted United States District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin for a special program which highlighted the 2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the ethics rules related to eDiscovery. Judge Scheindlin, from the Southern District of New York, is well-known for authoring the Zubulake opinions in 2003 and 2004 which provided guidance to federal and state courts (and practitioners) across the country with respect to issues such as: who pays for document production; when electronically stored information (“ESI”) is inaccessible; when the duty to preserve ESI arises; and when a breach of that duty can lead to sanctions.
Drew Sorrell and Melody Lynch (seen here with Judge Scheindlin) attended the program which delved into specific changes to Federal Rules 37(e), 26(b)(1), 26(c)(1)(B), 1, 26(f)(3), 26(d)(2), 16(b)(3)(B), 34(b)(2)(B) and (b)(2)(C) as well as changes to Model Rules 1.1, 1.6, 4.4, 5.3 and the associated comments to those Rules. Please contact us if we can help address any eDiscovery concerns that you may have – either proactively or once litigation has commenced.