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Bloomberg BNA: Digital Discovery & e-Evidence

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Kevin Nugent, Vice President of Discovia, moderated a panel in a discussion of the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure at a breakfast briefing on Dec. 19. 

The speakers included John Rosenthal, Chair of eDiscovery and Information Management Practice at Winston & Strawn LLP in Washington, D.C.; Wendy Butler Curtis, eDiscovery of Counsel at Orrick in Washington, D.C.,; William Butterfield, of Hausfeld LLP in Washington, D.C.; and Patrick Oot, Co-Founder and General Counsel at the Electronic Discovery Institute. Oot’s opinions and comments were his own, and do not represent the views of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Committee, of which he is also Senior Special Counsel—Electronic Discovery.

The panelists discussed whether there is a need for amendments, and if so, whether now is the appropriate time. They also addressed specific changes, including the proposed amendments to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26 and 37(e)(2).

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