King & Spalding’s E-Discovery Group counsels and assists the firm’s litigation clients in responding to discovery in all forms, including e-discovery. We take the time to understand the client’s business, records, and information management systems. Before discovery starts, the Group counsels clients on records that need to be maintained (including electronic data) to comply with applicable rules and avoid the missteps that have diminished corporate credibility and recently made headlines.
The Group provides a full range of discovery services, including advising on retention programs, serving as a centralized source for responding to fact and document discovery, and guiding the discovery process from freezing the right records to making successful productions with adequate privilege logs. We partner with the client from start to finish, taking a collaborative approach to assure that the client’s discovery obligations are successfully discharged.
King & Spalding has a long history of managing mass tort and commercial litigation discovery on a national scale. As early as 1995, the firm established a stand-alone discovery center, housed in off-site space, supervised by partners and staffed by lawyers, paralegals, document clerks and litigation support personnel. Using this model, the Group has worked with some of the world’s leading corporations to manage electronically-stored information, control costs and supervise third-party consultants and vendors. The Group has been able to leverage the collective experience of the firm in discovery matters so that clients emerge successfully from the discovery phase to try their cases on the merits or settle them without a premium for adverse discovery outcomes.
The Group takes pride in its ability to provide solutions for the challenges that our clients encounter in the face of aggressive opponents, hostile venues, and rapidly-changing technology.