Attend our free CLE “Best Practices in Managing Discovery” Webinar to hear and interact with Richard Baer of Qwest Communications and Chris Spizzirri of Morris James LLP. Learn proven strategies you can implement to reduce discovery costs at your organization
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Best Practices in Managing Discovery:
Strategies & Tactics to Control Spending, Reduce Volume and
Streamline Processes

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Thursday, September 23, 2010
2 – 3 P.M. ET

FREE CLE-eligible* Webinar!

Richard Baer Richard Baer, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel,
Qwest Communications
Alan G. Garten Chris Spizzirri, eDiscovery Counsel & Coordinator,
Morris James LLP
Darryl Cross Darryl Cross, Vice President, Client Profitability at LexisNexis

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If your law department is under pressure to control rising costs associated with discovery, you’re not alone. In an average case, discovery expenses now represent 50% of total litigation costs—and in some cases up to 90%.

In this free Webinar, we’ve paired in-house counsel Richard Baer of Qwest Communications and outside counsel Chris Spizzirri of Morris James LLP—two professionals who are expert at minimizing the burden and costs associated with discovery. Register today to discover best practices for:
  • Creating and implementing policies and procedures to streamline every phase of discovery, from preservation efforts to document production
  • Utilizing technology to organize and deal with large volumes of data
  • Assembling and managing response and discovery teams including internal staff, outside counsel, contract attorneys and non-attorneys
  • And more strategies and tactics
Don’t miss it! Register for this free CLE-eligible Webinar today.†

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Richard Baer is chief administrative officer (CAO) at Qwest Communications. In addition to his role as the company’s CAO, Mr. Baer has served as Qwest’s general counsel since December 2002. Along with leading the company’s law department, Mr. Baer oversees risk management and compliance efforts, public policy, federal relations, human resources, labor relations, corporate communications, the Qwest Foundation and corporate social responsibility. Mr. Baer previously was chairman of the litigation department at the Denver law firm of Sherman & Howard. His experience includes corporate counseling, defending and prosecuting significant complex disputes, defending numerous class actions and defending companies in employment-related cases.

Chris Spizzirri is a member of the Corporate and Fiduciary Litigation Group at Morris James LLP, where he works with all of the firm’s practice groups supporting their Electronic Discovery (eDiscovery) efforts. As the first law firm eDiscovery Counsel & Coordinator in Delaware, Mr. Spizzirri coordinates the efforts of lawyers, vendors and clients in the discovery of electronically stored information (ESI) to ensure a defensible and cost-effective discovery process. Mr. Spizzirri has authored internal protocols outlining eDiscovery best practices and educates his colleagues to ensure eDiscovery expertise is spread firmwide.


Darryl Cross is vice president Client Profitability at LexisNexis. Darryl has spoken to over 10,000 fee earners and business professionals from over 100 countries. He is an internationally known author and dynamic speaker on best practices in the subjects of strategic marketing, leveraging relationships, social networking, client development and competitive intelligence.

This free, informal round table will allow attendees ample opportunity to ask these recognized experts their most pressing questions, in what promises to be a lively discussion.

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*CLE is in the process of approval.

†LexisNexis is approved for telephonic/Webinar training in 35 states. States included are: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York‡, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin

‡Only experienced (having completed their first 32 hours of CLE) NY attorneys may take telephonic training for CLE.
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