E-Discovery Experts Join Forces to Help Fight Counterfeiting

E-Discovery Experts Join Forces to Help Fight Counterfeiting

E-Discovery experts Ralph Artigliere (author of LexisNexis Practice Guide: Florida e-Discovery and Evidence) and Kyle Bisceglie (author of LexisNexis Practice Guide: New York e-Discovery and Evidence) have been invited to be speakers at the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition Annual Conference in Orlando on Oct. 20, 2011. The program will investigate strategies and best practices in the use of e-discovery in anti-counterfeiting litigation or regulatory actions:


E-Discovery - The process of bringing the battle to the counterfeiters does not end with a seizure action. With the increased use of technology by all parties the panel will look at the best practices in using publicly-available information, the request for and acquisition of computer records, defending against overreaching discovery demands, ensuring proportionality of discovery, targeting with keyword searches, and seeking and/or avoiding sanctions. (Moderator: Mr. Martin J. Feinberg - Olshan LLP, Panelists: The Hon. Ralph Artigliere; Mr. Kyle C. Bisceglie - Olshan LLP; Liam Ferguson - Mesirow Financial Consulting.)

The International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition is the world's largest non-profit organization devoted solely to protecting intellectual property and deterring counterfeiting. Their membership spans from automotive, apparel, luxury goods and pharmaceuticals, to food, software and entertainment. From the small privately-owned companies to large multinationals, their one common goal-to combat counterfeiting and piracy.

About Kyle Bisceglie, Esquire:

Kyle C. Bisceglie, a seasoned litigator in both federal and New York State courts, draws on his experience to demystify the tasks associated with identifying, producing, preserving, protecting and using electronically stored information. Mr. Bisceglie, a partner in OLSHAN Law (Olshan Grundman Frome Rosenzweig & Wolosky LLP), recently put his e-discovery expertise into practice by obtaining for a corporate client a $44 million jury verdict, the largest current standing verdict in New Mexico state or federal court history. Mr. Bisceglie maintains a national practice counseling domestic and foreign corporations, partnerships and individuals in complex commercial and financial litigation, alternative dispute resolution, risk analysis, and litigation avoidance. He is Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated by his peers.

About LexisNexis Practice Guide: New York e-Discovery and Evidence:

 Your Starting Point for New York e-Discovery - Comprehensive in scope, New York e-Discovery and Evidence:

  • Describes the creation, storage, and production of electronically stored information.
  • Suggests how to deal with the dynamic information stored in metadata.
  • Discusses the need to avoid spoliation and retrieve, restore, or translate the material before it is produced.
  • Examines issues regarding relevance and privilege.
  • Explains how to use electronically stored information at trial.
  • Targeted Practical Guidance:
  • Task-based checklists, with cites to applicable court rules and case law, take litigators step-by-step through the various areas of e-discovery. A master checklist serves as a starting point for performing any task in the e-discovery process.
  • Real World Practice Tips-- including strategic points, warnings, timing and exceptions -- raise critical issues and prevent missteps.
  • Dozens of easily downloaded attorney-drafted and court-tested forms save time and streamline work flow.

 About Ralph Artigliere:

Judge (ret.) Ralph Artigliere graduated with honors from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1969 and high honors from the University of Florida School of Law in 1977. After a twenty-four year career as a civil trial lawyer with Holland & Knight (1977-81), Lane, Trohn, Clarke, Bertrand & Williams, P.A. (1981-91-Managing Partner), and Anderson & Artigliere, P.A.(1991-2001), Judge Artigliere was appointed to the Circuit Bench for the Tenth Judicial Circuit by Governor Jeb Bush in 2001. Judge Artigliere teaches civil trial, jury communication, jury trial innovations, and eDiscovery to judges as a member of the faculties of the Florida Judicial Colleges and has been an instructor at the Florida Bar's Advanced Trial Advocacy Course since 2001. Judge Artigliere sits on two Committees that responded to the Jury Innovations Report (Civil Rules and Supreme Court Standard Civil Jury Instruction Committees) and appeared at oral argument on behalf of the jury instruction committee in the Jury Innovations case. He co-authored with William Artigliere the Florida Bar's FasTrain Manual: How to Write and Use Jury Instructions in Civil and Criminal Cases distributed by LexisNexis. Judge Artigliere is Board Certified in Civil Trial by the Florida Bar and received the 2007 Harry Lee Anstead Award as Board Certified Lawyer of the Year. In 2006, Judge Artigliere was the recipient of the Florida Bar's William M. Hoeveler Judicial Award for outstanding professionalism and contributions to the court system, and in 2005 he received the Willson American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for adherence to the highest standards of professional conduct as well as significant contributions to the cause of professionalism. Before retiring from the bench in 2008, Judge Artigliere served as judge of the felony criminal, circuit civil, and family divisions and as administrative judge of the civil and family divisions.  

About LexisNexis Practice Guide: Florida e-Discovery and Evidence: 

Written and organized by experts William Hamilton and Honorable Ralph Artigliere, Florida e-Discovery and Evidence brings clarity to this complex area of law. This comprehensive resource includes:

  • In-depth coverage of e-discovery from A-Z: records management through admissibility at trial
  • Highlights of how Florida civil procedure rules apply to e-discovery and a guide to Florida soon to be in place e-discovery rules
  • Identification of key cost saving junctions in e-discovery; guidelines and hot tips for cost management
  • Ethical traps and pitfalls as well as direction on how to stay out of time consuming discovery disputes
  • Checklists and guides for every e-discovery task
  • All Florida case law on e-discovery in both state and Federal courts and key national cases
  • Helpful forms and practice tips.