Allen Kathir, Alexander Hastings, and Edward Rippey, Preserving Privilege: Important Steps Before, and During, Discovery to Maximize Protections and Minimize Costs

Information Law Journal, Vol. 6, Issue 2, Autumn 2015

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Privilege protections encourage full and candid communication between legal counsel and clients. These communications plainly serve a valuable role — but, protecting privileged communications during discovery can become one of the most time consuming and expensive elements of large-scale e-discovery projects. And, in many respects, the emphasis on computer-assisted review and cost containment during first- and second-line document reviews has largely outpaced the development of tools and techniques aimed at simplifying privilege review. Therefore, as with many e-discovery challenges, it is important to consider creative solutions to address privilege concerns. This article suggests certain approaches — before and during discovery — to help ensure that privileged materials are cost-effectively identified and protected.

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