Originally published in 2016, this post highlights some helpful tips for handling large e-discovery projects. It continues to get attention today, so we're republishing it in case you'd like to take another look.
While the day-to-day differences between working at a plaintiffs’ firm and a defense firm can be quite drastic, one challenge both sides face is how to efficiently handle large e-discovery projects.
On the plaintiffs’ side—where case teams are often smaller than those at large defense firms—planning for your next e-discovery project is more complex than simply issuing a request for relevant documents and finding some extra bodies to thumb through the defendants’ productions. With today’s data volumes, discovery requests can result in thousands or even millions of pages of information—especially in large class action lawsuits like those our firm typically handles.