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Reed Smith's Records & E-Discovery (RED) Team focuses on two specific areas. We assist clients with electronic discovery, and also counsel clients with regard to implementing effective records management practices.

From initial preservation, through custodian interviews, document collection, filtering, review, analysis and production, Reed Smith has experienced e-discovery attorneys who can assist and provide guidance. Even in cases where Reed Smith is not primary litigation counsel, members of the team can serve as Special Discovery Counsel or National Discovery Counsel to help clients achieve quality, cost savings and consistency in their discovery practices. Electronic discovery is a significant concern in litigation and government investigations. If not properly controlled, the costs, burdens and risks surrounding e-discovery can overshadow the substantive issues involved. Regardless of the size and scope of the litigation, we collaborate with our clients and their primary counsel to develop a tailored, cost-efficient, reasonable and defensible plan to respond to the discovery needs of each matter, including the efficient use of technology tools, tested workflows, and specially trained, low-cost, e-discovery attorneys to efficiently perform both electronic and hard copy reviews. We also can assist clients and primary counsel in other phases of discovery and case preparation, ranging from initial party and court conferences, to written discovery, motions practice, depositions and trial.

We provide in-depth analysis, advice and assistance with information management to aid compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, preservation for operational needs, and proper disposal of records that are beyond their useful life. We also assist with employee training to educate employees about best practices in regard to records management, electronic communications and legal holds. The proliferation of electronic information, the cost and complexity of information management, evolving legal obligations, and risks relating to non-compliance, combined, make it critical to implement effective and efficient records management. We work with clients to develop and implement information management policies and procedures to meet business, compliance and litigation-readiness needs. We assist with record retention policies, retention schedules, backup and disaster recovery strategies, hard copy document archiving, electronic communication and social media policies, cloud computing issues, legal hold procedures, and evaluation of technology options to assist in both records management and litigation.

As the discovery on each case progresses and as strategies mature, Reed Smith remains attentive, responsive and agile. Our experience with work product, privilege, and case issues is applied to the benefit of our clients to provide both strategic and economic advantages. Our depth of knowledge and understanding of various litigation support systems allows us to tailor our approach to the specific needs of each individual matter. This customized approach results in increased efficiency and significant cost savings for our clients.

Meet The Team


13 June 2016
Firm Award, Individual Award, News Releases, Practice Award
13 May 2016
26 May 2015
Firm Award, Individual Award, News Releases, Practice Award
3 September 2014
17 July 2014
23 May 2014
Individual Award, News Releases


10 March 2017
1 March 2016
1 February 2016
When It Comes to ESI, the Future Is Cloudy
Articles Published
1 December 2015
Making The Most Of Document Analytics
Articles Published
30 November 2015
11 September 2015
Live By the Text, Die By the Text – Courts Issue Sanctions for Spoliation of Text Messages
Articles Published
21 August 2015
6 March 2015
May 2014
eDiscovery Collection and Processing
Articles Published
24 April 2014
Legal and Technical Strategies to Protect Non-Party Corporate Affiliates From Additional Discovery Exposure
Articles Published
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14 March 2017
1 March 2017
10 January 2017
RED Webinar
"17 for '17: Top Tips for Improving your E-Discovery Practice"
13 September 2016
22 May 2016
29 February 2016
19 February 2016
Ethical Quandaries of E-Discovery
San Francisco, CA
11 February 2016
8 December 2015
Reed Smith University
"What Every Lawyer Needs to Know about E-Discovery"
8 December 2015
E-Discovery Round Table
"Fireside Chat with Judge Facciola: E-Discovery and the New Rules of Civil Procedure"
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