ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BNA Books, a division of specialized news and information publisher BNA, announced today the publication of Privilege Issues in the Age of Electronic Discovery, 2010 Edition.
The second in BNA Books' four-part, e-discovery portfolio series, Privilege Issues in the Age of Electronic Discovery, 2010 Edition is updated to explain how the nature and scope of the attorney-client privilege and work-product protection have been impacted by technology generally and electronic discovery in particular. The costs and burdens of dealing with electronic discovery are significant, and companies spend many hours coping with the complicated problems that ensue. The costs to review documents for privilege are staggering, and the volume and different forms of electronic discovery make it easier than ever to inadvertently produce privileged documents.
This portfolio explores these unique issues relating to privilege in e-discovery and provides practical guidelines and comprehensive analysis of the law, including:
- Inadvertent production and risks of waiver of privilege
- Expectation of privacy
- Practical guidelines for dealing with privilege issues
- Analysis of new Federal Rule of Evidence 502 and cases construing the Rule, and practical advice to avoid waiver claims
This book begins with an introduction to the relevant privileges and protections, each of which were developed prior to the computer age. The portfolio then describes in detail the far-reaching implications of technology on these fundamental tenets of the legal profession, examining privilege as it relates to the reasonable expectation of privacy and related ethical issues, waiver, privilege logs, the crime-fraud exception, experts, litigation hold notices, and litigation support databases.
The new 2010 Edition is focused on the most updated cases under rule 502, including cases analyzing analytic software and when that constitutes reasonable steps to preserve the privilege.
The author, David J. Lender, Duke University (BA 1990, JD 1993), is a partner in the litigation department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and head of the firm's e-discovery task force.
BNA is a leading private publisher of news and information products for professionals in law and business. In addition to Privilege Issues in the Age of Electronic Discovery, 2010 Edition, BNA's Book Division publishes Electronic Discovery Practice Under the Federal Rules; Preserving Electronically Stored Information: A Practical Approach; Spoliation in the Electronic Age; Discovery of Electronically Stored Information: Surveying the Legal Landscape; and other titles in legal specialties. For a free BNA Books catalog, call 1-800-960-1220 or send an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org. The BNA Books website, including an online catalog, can be found at bnabooks.com.
Privilege Issues in the Age of Electronic Discovery, 2010 Edition (86 pp. Softcover/Order #1864-PREL10/$145.00 00 plus tax, shipping, and handling) may be purchased from BNA Books, PO Box 7814, Edison, NJ 08818-7814. Telephone orders: 1-800-960-1220. Fax orders: 1-732-346-1624.
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