One of the speakers was Drew Macaulay, a director of First Advantage in London. Drew specialises in the practical application of technology in multi-jurisdictional matters, advising on technical and workflow aspects of investigations and litigation. The other was Mike Flanagan, General Counsel for First Advantage Litigation Consulting. Mike is a former partner at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher where he led a number of internal investigations on behalf of clients.
Between us, we covered the all-important planning stage, the involvement of relevant staff from the company, and the reasons why a company and its lawyers might choose to involve an eDiscovery / eDisclosure service provider – partly to make sure that the job is done properly, and partly to leave the lawyers free to focus on the legal and strategic aspects.