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LeClairRyan Selects David C. Freinberg As Next CEO

RICHMOND, Va. - As part of LeClairRyan's strategic management succession plan, the law firm has selected David C. Freinberg, a shareholder in its Newark, N.J., office, to become its next chief executive officer. Freinberg, who had been leader of the firm's 75-employee Newark office, will officially...

LeClairRyan Adds 6 Shareholders, Team Of Partners

RICHMOND, Va. - In further support of its client-driven business focus, the national law firm LeClairRyan has announced the establishment of a Rochester, N.Y., office through the addition of former Nixon Peabody attorneys and staff who will expand upon the firm's capabilities in intellectual property...

Biedermann, Reif, Hoenig & Ruff Joins Forces With LeClairRyan

NEW YORK - Recognizing a synergistic opportunity to provide European clients with access to its growing national footprint, LeClairRyan has announced a merger with Biedermann, Reif, Hoenig & Ruff. The merger adds 14 attorneys to LeClairRyan's New York City presence. The firm now has more than...

Courts Starting To Weigh In On Laws Governing Data Security

by Ronald Weikers, Leslie Spasser and Rebecca Conner The laws governing data security impose varying obligations on businesses that maintain data, and courts are starting to weigh in as to the duties that exist between business customers and their vendors. This article summarizes recent legal developments...

The World Is Flat: Handling Foreign Language Documents In E-Discovery Projects

By Daryl Shetterly Early in my e-Discovery career I learned the unanticipated presence of foreign language documents can throw a project budget and timeline for a loop. We were on budget and ahead of schedule when . . . BAM! Lots of Asian language documents! The English speaking team I had so carefully...

E-Discovery Certification: Sham Or The Logical Next Step?

B y Dennis Kiker Recently, I remarked that e-discovery is a " complex, high-risk task that requires specialized skills and experience ." So, the obvious question for purchasers of e-discovery services is, "How do I know that I am hiring a person with the right skills and experience...

Legal Process Sourcing For Document Review

B y William Wallace Belt "Legal Process Outsourcing" ("LPO") needs a new name. Document reviews are a team effort and "outsourcing" throws a wet blanket on a team approach. A better name is "Legal Process Sourcing (LPS)" instead. Anyone who really works on large...

E-mail E-Discovery - Can I Have Attachments With That Order?

By Dennis Kiker Abu Dhabi Comm. Bank v. Morgan Stanley , 2011 WL 3738979 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 18, 2011) presents an interesting, but, I would have thought, pretty simple question: When a party produces e-mail, must it also produce non-privileged attachments? In a well-researched and thorough recommendation...

The Legal Hold Notice is Privileged, but What About the Process?

By Dennis Kiker It is not an uncommon question: is my legal hold notice privileged? I've always contended that it is, and the court in Cannata v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp. , 2011 WL 3495987 (D. Nev. Aug. 10, 2011) agreed. However, the question that comes up less often, but was also answered by the...

LeClairRyan on E-Discovery: Getting the Most From the Custodian Interview

By Daryl Shetterly Interviewing key custodians is a crucial phase of the eDiscovery lifecycle. Information gathered during this phase helps you identify the distribution of relevant documents in the corporation and gives you valuable information as you continue to identify relevant documents - as...

LeClairRyan: The Importance Of People And Process In Electronic Discovery

By Daryl Shetterly Whenever I hear people lamenting the many ways eDiscovery has ruined their day or their week, I try to dig a bit deeper and get to the root of the problem. Is the problem really an eDiscovery problem or is it a failure by the organization or law firm to properly plan and prepare...

When Law Firm Revenue Morphs into an Expense It's Not Pretty

It's a wonder of nature. After spending week after week eating every green leafy vegetable in sight, a caterpillar forms itself into a chrysalis. Through the miracle of metamorphosis it emerges as a butterfly, just as delicate as it is beautiful. And, if lucky enough to stay away from your windshield...

LeClairRyan: Trial Court Dismisses Negligent Hiring, Retention Claims Against Motor Carrier

A New Hampshire trial court recently ruled that negligent hiring and retention claims asserted against a motor carrier on behalf of persons seriously injured in a multi-vehicle accident are redundant of the motor carrier's vicarious liability and thus subject to dismissal. The ruling in Milton, et...