This article is the second in a series of articles by partner Mark Austrian
and associate Martin Krolewski
on how to reduce costs and manage e-discovery. It discusses two critical components of an e-discovery plan: electronically stored information (ESI) systems analysis and record retention policies. The authors review case law and practical pointers on data maps. They also explain current law and guidelines on managing, storing and destroying documents. The article provides recommendations on what retention policies should cover and tips on implementing record retention plans.