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E-discovery is an important component of complex matters for Fortune 500 clients. We approach e-discovery as an offensive tool as well as a means to manage defensive efforts cost-effectively.

By targeting key e-discovery issues, Covington puts clients in the best position to win — whether at trial, on summary judgment, or through negotiated settlement — regardless of the area of law or the client’s industry.

We represent a diverse client base that includes: The New York Stock Exchange, Merck, Samsung Electronics, The National Football League, AstraZeneca, Barrick Gold Corporation, Chiquita, Johnson & Johnson, and The Washington Post.

Our representative matters for such work includes numerous high-stakes litigations and investigations that the firm has handled for national and international corporations in scores of industries. We customize our approach to e-discovery to the circumstances unique to each client and each matter. Across all matters, Covington:

  • strategically plans from the outset how best to marshal e-discovery as an offensive weapon;
  • seeks to minimize costs in a way that does not jeopardize case strategy;
  • leverages its preferred relationships with industry leading third-party e-discovery vendors;
  • uses its in-house litigation support services to deliver state of the art technical processes; and
  • manages all phases (i.e., identification, collection, review, and production) sensibly.

Advisory Work

Because it no longer makes sense for many entities to approach e-discovery issues on an ad hoc basis, an integrated and proactive approach to e-discovery has become a strategic and economic advantage.

As part of our practice, Covington publishes an annual 175-page E-Discovery Desk Book for clients and hosts a regular webinar series for clients that focuses on thorny e-discovery issues.

Our attorneys regularly speak worldwide on such legal and technical issues as predictive coding, cloud computing, social media, electronic backup tapes, electronic systems and servers, email rules and procedures, instant messaging, e-contacts, and data security — as well as more traditional subjects like document retention, jurisdiction, stipulations, sanctions, and risk and cost management.