Hot Topics in the Use of Electronic Information

(241 Ratings)

Produced on: October 21, 2016

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Electronically stored information (ESI) pervades litigation. At the same time, ESI has given rise to a number of unique challenges that should be understood by both retained and in-house counsel. How those challenges are addressed and resolved often impacts the cost of litigation as well as the ultimate outcome of litigation. This session looks at cooperation, proportionality, search, production and admissibility of ESI, examines recent case law and applicable rules, and suggests means to limit cost and present effective arguments. 

Learning Objectives:  
  1. Appreciate what it means to cooperate with opposing counsel when ESI is in issue and why courts expect cooperation
  2. Understand what proportionality means when requests are made for the production
  3. Recognize the form or forms in which ESI might be produced, the pros and cons of each, and how to request a particular form or forms
  4. Appreciate the hurdles to admissibility of particular ESI as well as the foundation required for admissibility


Ronald Hedges


Ronald is a member of Dentos' Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group. He has an extensive experience in e-discovery and in management of complex litigation and has served as a special master, arbitrator and mediator. He also consults on management and discovery of electronically stored information ("ESI"). 

Ron Hedges was a United States Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey from 1986 to 2007. While a magistrate judge, he was the Compliance Judge for the Court Mediation Program, a member of the Lawyers Advisory Committee, and both a member of, and reporter for, the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee. From 2001 to 2005 he was a member of the Advisory Group of Magistrate Judges. 

Ron was an adjunct professor at Setton Hall University School, where he taught mediation skills. He was an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and remains an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law— Newark. He taught courses on electronic discovery and evidence at both these schools. Ron was a Fellow at the Center for Information Technology of Princeton University for 2010-11 and 2011-12. He is also a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas.

Kristen Weil


Kristen Weil is a senior managing associate in the Dentons New York office and is part of the Litigation and International Arbitration practice groups. Kristen focuses her practice on domestic and international dispute resolution, including complex commercial litigation and arbitration matters. She has a wide variety of experience with matters involving business torts, contract disputes, regulatory investigations and proceedings, insurance, and intellectual property protection, in federal and state courts throughout the United States, and before arbitration tribunals such as the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). 


Iris G.

Great instructors.

Kenneth G.

Informative presentation

Judith S.

The program was excellent.

Eva A.

Very informative

Linda E.

Good interaction between the presenters.

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