E-Discovery and Antitrust Law

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Listen to Jeane Thomas, Chair of Washington, D.C. based Crowell & Moring’s E-Discovery and Information Management Group and a partner in Crowell & Moring’s Antitrust Group along with moderator Karl Schieneman, Director of Legal Analytics and Review with JurInnov discuss how Electronic Discovery and Antitrust law are often synonymous. In her role with the E-Discovery practice, Ms. Thomas has managed many types of E-Discovery matters in both government investigations and private litigation. She regularly counsels clients on Litigation Readiness Planning, including the development and application of effective document/data retention policies, legal hold practices, and corporate content policies, as well as E-Discovery response plans.

Ms. Thomas is a participating member of the Sedona Conference Working Group on E-Discovery, and co-chairs the Working Group’s Healthcare Team. She is also a member of the Advisory Board and Faculty of the Georgetown University Law Center Advanced Institute for E-Discovery. She regularly speaks and writes on E-Discovery issues.

Ms. Thomas is engaged in all types of antitrust representations, including mergers and joint ventures, class and individual civil litigation, and civil and criminal government investigations. She also counsels clients on a broad range of antitrust issues, including intellectual property and licensing issues, trade association law, the Hart Scott Rodino Act, and pricing and distribution issues. She has focused extensively on the telecommunications, technology, chemicals and healthcare/pharmaceuticals industries.

Currently, Ms. Thomas is involved in counseling clients on a broad range of merger and joint venture issues. These representations include major transactions in the telecommunications, chemicals, electronics and metals industries. She played a principal role in Cingular Wireless’ acquisition of AT&T Wireless, SBC’s acquisition of AT&T, and AT&T’s acquisition of BellSouth.

Topics we will discuss include where E-Discovery impacts Antitrust law the most, whether the Collaboration Proclamation being pushed by The Sedona Conference and cited in the Mancia case works in Antitrust cases, how system data such as accounting data is compiled and produced and other tips based on Jeane’s experience in the field as a thought leader. Join us to listen into another of ESIBytes practice area shows to learn how E-Discovery intersects with a discrete area of law.

Recorded 09/25/2009

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