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eDiscovery 101 – What You Need to Know and Tips to Protect Yourself and Your Clients

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Produced on June 06, 2019

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Course Information

Time 1h 1m
Difficulty Beginner
Topics covered in this course: Litigation Discovery & E-Discovery

Course Description

This program will explore the eDiscovery process from beginning to end and how to navigate the daily challenges of eDiscovery in litigation. It will address issues such as document retention, collection, review and production. The discussion will also cover how best to avoid eDiscovery pitfalls, such as spoliation claims, inadvertent productions, and claims of discovery abuse.

Join Matthew Plant and David J. Butler for a discussion of these issues. Mr. Plant and Mr. Butler are New York City-based Principals of the firm Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C. They focus their practices in securities litigation. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Familiarize yourself with each step of the eDiscovery process
  2. Review your obligations as they relate to preservation, collection, review, and production of electronically stored information
  3. Gain an understanding of common eDiscovery challenges attorneys face and how to deal with those challenges
  4. Examine how to best protect your clients from claims of discovery abuse in the eDiscovery context

Credit Information

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Matthew Plant

Bressler, Amery & Ross

Matt Plant focuses in securities litigation and regulatory law. He has appeared on behalf of corporate and institutional clients in federal and state courts in New York and New Jersey, and at arbitrations before various self-regulatory organizations. He also represents individual registered representatives and corporate clients in connection with self-regulatory organizations and state investigations and inquiries.

Over the past years, Matt has personally witnessed product failures that have resulted in complex litigation for his clients. These failures have included hedge funds and structured products, among other examples. Matt is highly adept in guiding his clients beyond such obstacles and in overcoming financial product specific litigation claims.

Because Matt understands how financial products and services are structured and managed, his ability to work with witnesses involved in litigation claims is highly developed, and frequently a competitive edge for his clients. Often in partnership with in-house counsel, Matt has worked with his clients to ensure that such matters are handled in a consistent fashion and as efficiently as possible, never losing sight of achieving a positive result.

Matt is also a member of Bressler's Senior Issues: Counseling and Litigation Defense group. The lawyers in this group have a shared interest in providing counsel to corporate clients who confront issues affecting seniors.

David J. Butler

Bressley Amery Ross

David J. Butler’s practice is primarily devoted to securities litigation, securities arbitration, and securities enforcement proceedings. He also has significant experience with commercial litigation and business disputes.

The securities litigation matters David undertakes include representation of financial institutions and their employees in diverse matters before state and federal courts, and self-regulatory industry organizations.

In addition, David co-chairs Bressler’s E-Discovery and Cybersecurity practice group and is a Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) through the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists. He regularly works with clients on the establishment and deployment of effective e-discovery policies and protocols and advises clients on developments in the field. He also advises clients in a variety of industries on information security and data privacy and counsels businesses on best practices in the area.


Robert W.

The presenters were very knowledgeable. I thought the program covered a lot of essential materials. I think due to the time constraints, it was too short of a program for the subject matter covered. I think in the future this course should be broken into either more courses or a longer course. I would highly recommend.

Mary M.

This would be great for an entire day's discussion that is more in depth.

Sandra G.

A very useful course.

Blair S.

The format was excellent. The presenters had a nice delivery.

Frances M.

Very helpful.

gerard m.

Good presentation

Frank Steven T.

The main takeaway from the program is that e-discovery is a specialty like Bankruptcy and Admiralty law and lawyers not versed in it should bring in an outside specialist.

Gavino M.

Very informative and great interaction between the instructors.

Anneliese V.

Finally a CLE that actually covers eDiscovery in a helpful way!

Russell A.

excellent program

Edward M B.

Well done!

kathleen s.

Very informative

Gregory R.

Good program. Difficult subject to cover.

Anne D.


Peter F.

Well presented and organized.

Jay G.

Excellent and in-depth presentation of this topic. Speakers were very well versed in the material,, covered it well, and professionally. an excellent resource.

Ronald B.

Very well put together presentation. Gave me a good understanding of the logistics.

Carlosandres S.

Good course

Evan K.

Outstanding! Thanks.

Robyn B.


Iris G.

very informative written material helpful

Barbara N.

Articulate and thorough presenters.. Identified pertinent issues and the particulars of e-discovery that are problematic.

John F.

Plant was particularly good.

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