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While our firm is best known for defending automobile manufacturers, our lawyers counsel an array of Global 500 and internationally-based clients in high-stakes, national litigation in a range of industries.

Discovery Coordination and eDiscovery

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Our firm understands the importance of managing discovery carefully and cost effectively, especially in complex and high-profile cases. With experience dating back to the late 1980s when discovery databases first began to be used, our lawyers now advise our clients on a full range of modern discovery issues, including the dynamic new field of eDiscovery. Helping our clients navigate the legal, technical and business challenges posed by discovery is a specialized legal service that we have developed over time with much thought and field experience.

We recognize that handling discovery correctly requires specialized attention and experience. Just as our trial lawyers who are nationally recognized in trying our clients’ cases before judges and juries, the lawyers who manage our clients’ discovery are highly experienced in every facet of discovery.

Discovery disputes can be very costly to corporations in terms of legal fees, court sanctions and increased potential for negative publicity.  Our experience helps us preserve our clients’ reputation, while keeping litigation costs down. 

CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE.
  • July 18, 2017
    Legal Alert
    Two years ago, the California Court of Appeal, Second District approved a trial court's denial of broad, early stage discovery in Williams v. Superior Court (2015) 236 Cal.App.4th 1151, 187 Cal.Rptr.3d 321 and seemed to "promote the philosophy of proportionality drafted into the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure." 

    Last Thursday, the California Supreme Court reversed that decision, finding that the trial court abused its discretion in denying plaintiff's motion to compel identification of all other Marshalls employees at 129 California stores. See Williams v. Superior Court (2017) __ P.3d __, 2017 WE 2980258.

  • May 9, 2016
    Speaking Engagement
    Phoenix Partner Will Auther co-presents on "Cybersecurity Threats and Client Confidential Data" at an EDRM webinar on May 10th, 2016. 
  • April 5, 2016
    Articles
    The five challenges to admitting common forms of ESI in civil litigation are: relevance, unfair prejudice, authentication, hearsay and the original writing rule, agrees a panel during a webcast presentation yesterday by Minnesota CLE entitled "Starting with the End in Mind: A Checklist for the Admissibility of ESI."
  • March 11, 2016
    On Friday, March 11, 2016, NHTSA published its final notice regarding its proposed "Recommended Best Practices for Protective Orders and Settlement Agreements in Civil Litigation." The notice recommends that litigants provide language in their protective orders and settlement agreements that allows the parties to disclose "relevant motor vehicle safety information to NHTSA and other applicable governmental authorities." 
  • May 17, 2016
    Webinars
    Learn the time-tested discovery strategies we employ to protect you in high-profile product liability matters at our exclusive client webinar. Partners Mary NovacheckMike Madokoro and Raj Sivananthan will share their "teachable moments" and strategies in our exclusive client webinar, Discovery Coordination Strategies. 

Integrated Services

In addition to providing stellar legal counsel, we integrate our provision of other key services with the work of our legal teams. The result? Highly effective and efficient client service.

Discovery Webinars

Upcoming Webinars:
Check back for updates on our next webinar in the Fall.

Discovery Articles

Several Bowman and Brooke attorneys authored a three-part series of articles on navigating through the complex stages of discovery and decoding the upcoming Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Access the articles here.