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LexisNexis Publishes New Book on California E-Discovery and Evidence

“E-Discovery” – the discovery of documents and information stored on computers and electronic media – is the single hottest topic in litigation today – and will become even hotter in California as a result of 2009 legislation that is already in effect.
Matthew Bender Practice Guide: California E-Discovery and Evidence can be purchased at the LexisNexis Store by clicking here.

Matthew Bender Practice Guide: California E-Discovery and Evidence, is an exciting new one-volume practice guide that presents detailed, step by step coverage of the use of electronically stored information (ESI) in California state court litigation. It fully incorporates California's new Electronic Discovery Act (effective 6/29/2009) and implementing rules of court. It discusses the discovery of ESI ("e-discovery"), including detailed checklists, discussion, practice tips, and sample California specific forms. It includes a discussion of data storage and other technical issues relevant to e discovery, with a glossary of technical terms. This publication is the only one of its kind available for California e-discovery and is a "must" for all attorneys involved in e-discovery under the California Electronic Discovery Act.
About the Author
Michael F. Kelleher currently is vice president and general counsel of DS-IQ, a technology company. Until very recently, he was a partner in the San Francisco office of Folger Levin & Kahn LLP, where he practiced complex commercial litigation, specializing in the litigation of technology issues, including e-discovery. Mike has a strong technical background in addition to his legal experience. In college he studied computer programming and did database work. Subsequently, he served as a naval officer on board a nuclear submarine, including service as Reactor Controls Officer and Communications Officer.
As a litigator, Mike frequently applied his engineering and science background to the litigation of e-discovery issues, including the unfair competition case of PeopleSoft v. Oracle, which involved over 10 million pages of ESI. In trade secret cases, he has also litigated spoliation claims and expert forensic recovery of deleted electronic data.
Mike frequently writes and speaks on e-discovery and litigation technology issues. His technical background and litigation experience make him uniquely qualified to discuss the legal and technical aspects of e-discovery, and the impact of the California Electronic Discovery Act.
Chapters included in: Matthew Bender Practice Guide: California E-Discovery and Evidence
Master Checklist for E-Discovery
Ch. 1, Understanding Electronic Evidence
Ch. 2, Governing Law In Electronic Discovery
Ch. 3, Ethical Issues For Attorneys In E-Discovery
Ch. 4, Planning E-Discovery
Ch. 5, Initial Procedures In E-Discovery<m>Notice, Document Preservation, Meeting and Conferring, and Case Management Conference
Ch. 6, Demanding Production of Electronically Stored Information In California Court
Ch. 7, Obtaining Injunction to Protect Against Destruction of Electronic Evidence Pending Discovery
Ch. 8, Responding To Electronic Discovery Demands In California Court
Ch. 9, Gathering and Producing Electronically Stored Information
Ch. 10, Opposing Demands for Production of Electronic Evidence In California Court 
Ch. 11, Seeking or Opposing Protective Order
Ch. 12, Obtaining or Opposing Motion to Compel
Ch. 13, Seeking or Opposing Sanctions For Noncompliance
Ch. 14, Discovery of Electronically Stored Information Residing In Foreign Jurisdictions
Ch. 15, Admissibility of Electronic Evidence at Trial
Ch. 16, Establishing Best Practices Regarding Electronically Stored Information