Top 10 Things a Litigator Needs to Know About Handling Email in eDiscovery

Emails and their attachments represent an increasingly significant portion of ESI (Electronically Stored Information) collections and for good reason, too. The hundreds of billions of emails that are sent daily paint a comprehensive picture of our personal and professional lives, so it is no wonder that litigators must thoroughly and effectively review these collections for relevant case material. All too often, the “smoking gun” is hiding in .msg files and their attachments, but the peculiarities of email format can make this key evidence difficult to find, process for review, search, and produce.

Key Points

  • Email Volumes are Growing Rapidly
  • Email Can Exist in Many Places
  • Headers Include Critical Case Information
  • Email Senders Can Be Spoofed
  • Email Time Zones Should be Normalized
  • Email Deduplication Removes Unneeded Email
  • NearDup Groupings for Mass Coding & Threading
  • Metadata and Families Speed Review
  • Processing is Needed to Enable Searchability
  • Be Careful How You Produce Email

Webinar Resources

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About the Speaker

Karsten Weber is CTO and Principal, Lexbe LC. Mr. Weber is an eDiscovery consultant and expert and leads the product development at Lexbe. He holds an MBA from the University of Texas and an M.S. Engineering, Danish Technical University.

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