Data Mapping Consulting
An essential first step in eDiscovery is the identification of potential sources of relevant ESI required for disclosure according to FRCP 26(a) and the strategic development of a discovery plan in preparation for a Rule 26(f) “Meet and Confer”.
A data topology map identifies all electronically stored information (ESI) in a legally defensible manner and identifies policies and practices associated with ESI. Having this information readily available provides you with a defensible strategic advantage when faced with litigation.
NightOwl consultants will develop an action report on your organization’s physical IT systems, operational protocols, policies, and practices that govern the creation, storage, archiving, and destruction of ESI.
The data map begins by gathering information on business practices and systems. Through interviews with relevant personnel, review of system architecture, and document retention policies and protocols; an overall view of the enterprise policies and practices is established.
- Graphical depiction of the enterprise
- Descriptions of primary applications
- Descriptions of operational protocols for back up, record retention, and document management
- Description of ESI storage locations
- Strategic recommendations
- Be prepared for FRCP (26a) disclosure and FRCP (26f) “Meet and Confer” by quickly identifying all potential sources of relevant ESI subject to preservation
- Negotiate in confidence with opposing counsel
- Know what production formats are acceptable
- Mitigate spoliation
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