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New Ethical Issues and Challenges in E-Discovery

New York Law Journal

Elizabeth E. McGinn

The rise of e-discovery and the globalization of electronic information has caused a drastic increase in the ethical issues and challenges attorneys face when compared to the paper world. Attorneys are facing emerging challenges both inside and outside their legal teams, regarding the supervision of vendors, contract attorneys, overseas labor, and in-house counsel; the need for cooperation and transparency with opposing counsel; and the discovery of electronic information stored outside the United States. Attorneys must use increasing care to avoid these ethical pitfalls.

Originally published in the New York Law Journal. Reposted with permission.

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