Seven Steps for an Effective Litigation Hold

Listen to attorney John J. Jablonski, a partner at the law firm Goldberg Segalla, LLP based in Buffalo, New York, discuss the Steps for an Effective Litigation Hold with ESI. John concentrates his practice on commercial and business litigation, construction litigation, product liability litigation, and railroad litigation. He has extensive experience defending large class one railroads in hundreds of FELA claims involving occupational exposure and traumatic injuries. He has 14 years of litigation experience and has tried numerous cases to verdict in State and Federal Courts. He has successfully briefed and argued appeals to the Appellate Division, Fourth Department. John is currently the Chairman of USLAW NETWORK’s Electronic Discovery Practice Group. USLAW NETWORK is a national organization composed of 59 independent member firms in 43 states with over 3,500 attorneys. John is also the Chairman of the NARTC’s National E-Discovery Committee. He is a frequent presenter and author on electronic discovery, electronic evidence investigation and preservation, best practices for corporate legal hold guidelines, and implementation of legal holds. He is publishing a book shortly with ARMA International on Legal Holds and has a blog at

This podcast will cover why litigation holds are such a hot topic, what is a litigation hold, when is the trigger event for a litigation hold – including a brief discussion of the Phillip M. Adams, LLC v. Dell, Inc., 2009 WL 910801 (D.Utah March 30, 2009) decision, is there any proportionality considered before a party starts spending money to implement a litigation hold, tips for implementing a defensible litigation hold, data mapping as a litigation hold tool, and some advice on where to look for more information on litigation holds.

Recorded 05/06/2009

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