your company’s legal department understood how the rest of the business uses and manages information? What if your business units knew what to expect and how to anticipate legal’s needs in the event of litigation?
We specialize in building processes and partnerships to help the business and legal counsel speak the same language. By bridging the gap between business and legal, Access Sciences can drastically reduce the cost of discovery, including ediscovery, and create efficiencies that carry over into daily operations.
Culling a list of 100,000 potentially relevant documents down to the 1,000 that are relevant and responsive to a litigation inquiry needs to happen efficiently, without sacrificing quality or risking spoliation. With Access Sciences’ litigation support services, a legal matter doesn’t have to create a major disruption to normal business operations.
Our professionals develop data maps to support defensible legal hold programs.
Our teams provide document production support as part of the litigation process.
Our experts develop preservation and hold management programs that help organizations withstand judicial scrutiny.
We provide records and information support for meet and confer requirements.
A Data Map is a detailed account of information repositories, IT systems, applications, and other areas holding information likely to be responsive to litigation. It’s a requirement of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP). A Data Map describes the use of the repository and the types of information stored in it. A detailed understanding of your organization’s information landscape is the crucial basis for developing a defensible legal holds program. Having a data map supports an organization’s strategy for achieving GDPR compliance, because it can identify where personally identifiable information (PII) lives, and the entities who have access to it.
A global retailer with operations in multiple countries faced challenges preparing to meet data privacy rules under GDPR. With just over two months to spare and 600 applications with potentially relevant PII (personally identifiable information), they knew they needed help.
Organizations in breach could be subject to costly fines – up to 20 million euros or 4 percent of annual global turnover.
Internal legal departments typically have an established process to ensure that, once litigation is anticipated or filed, preservation hold directives are communicated to employees in a timely manner. However, Legal often has difficulty precisely identifying and conveying the relevant terms for the items that need to be held.
This client’s retention schedule had not been updated in 10 years. Its use was limited to physical records and it was not fit for purpose with electronic records or their new content management system. Faced with far too many entries, few people outside of the organization used it to classify records.
Kathy is a Principal Consultant with over 15 years of experience in consulting services. Kathy’s background includes designing and implementing information management strategies and solutions. She has served as project manager, team lead, and director of the consulting practice. Kathy has designed and developed records and information management (RIM) programs, including integrated records management policy and process models.