Last week, 40 participants joined Mikki Tomlinson, eDJ expert, and three corporate panelists for the webinar on Mastering the Balancing Act. The panel of experts included Maryanne Siek, director of records and information management at Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold; Kathie Slotter, manager, litigation support at Southwestern Energy; and Garland Mitchell, senior manager of technology at Southwest Airlines.

One of the greatest challenges of implementing and maintaining legal hold and discovery response processes in a corporate environment is balancing those requirements with the needs and goals of the rest of the company. Most importantly – the business itself. There are other stakeholders that support the business as well, including IT, compliance and records.

For companies that find themselves in litigation on a regular basis, eDiscovery is not going away. It is becoming more and more complex as a constant stream of new technologies are introduced into the corporate environment. Corporate legal departments must now have increased insight and their organization’s information management and IT ecosystem.

This webinar explored issues and techniques to carry out legal hold and discovery response requirements within the complex corporate structure. The discussion included:

• Identifying the key stakeholders and their objectives
• Plotting a roadmap to understanding the IT infrastructure
• Right-sizing eDiscovery processes

Visit this archived webinar here to learn about all of the above, as well as the importance of thwarting internal contention through cooperation.