In this edition of the ESI Report, host Gina Jytyla, Managing Staff Attorney in the Legal Technologies division at Kroll Ontrack welcomes Patrick Oot, Senior Counsel & Director of Electronic Discovery for Verizon and Gina Day, Legal Consultant for Kroll Ontrack, to discuss the recent developments and impact of Federal Rule of Evidence 502 since its enactment. Included in this discussion is a look at effective strategies for controlling costs during privilege review. In the Bits & Bytes Legal Analysis segment, Kroll Ontrack Legal Correspondent, Meridith Socha, will look at the discovery order issued in Kipperman v. Onex Corp.
Every lawyer knows the costs of discovery can escalate. Last month on September 19, 2008, President Bush signed Senate Bill 2450 into law, which establishes Federal Rule of Evidence 502 and is effective immediately. This law creates a new rule of evidence limiting certain attorney-client privilege and work product waivers. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi, welcome Attorney Robert D. Owen, a partner in Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., to take a look at New Federal Rule of Evidence 502 and see how this new rule will affect litigation and litigation costs as well as clients.