Electronic Discovery/Records Retention
Moulton Bellingham’s attorneys are highly experienced in handling numerous pre-litigation discovery risk management issues, as well as addressing the constantly-developing area of electronic discovery in federal and state litigation. On December 1, 2006, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were amended to specifically address discovery of “electronically stored information.��? This has created significant challenges for clients in addressing the retention and production of electronic documents. Moulton Bellingham has a specific practice group experienced in the area of e-discovery and records retention, who can assist with pre-litigation discovery risk management and litigation procedures for electronic discovery.
The firm routinely drafts records retention policies and procedures and litigation response plans. Once drafted, the firm assists business clients in reviewing practices to determine how to best control document retention costs and time. Once litigation arises, the attorneys at Moulton Bellingham are experienced in handling discovery case management, including identifying key experts to assist with production of electronically stored materials. Finally, the firm often acts as regional counsel for clients that face electronic discovery requests, subpoenas, and other judicial matters that require production of electronic documents. This includes drafting and filing Motions for Protective Orders and Motions to Quash, as well as assisting in the preparation of disclosures, e-discovery requests, and requests for inspections, and attending and defending records depositions.