Managing Electronically Stored Information (ESI)

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We all know that consistent management of information reduces the risks of litigation exposure and regulatory scrutiny. However, conquering, in a legally defensible way, the challenges in managing, retaining and disposing of information is more complicated than ever.

The volume of legal rules, data-security threats and technological changes continues to mount. Consequently, it is even more paramount that organizations establish, implement and follow best practices.

Join us in our next PI&T meetup! This action-packed discussion will address various practicalities, including how:

• “less is more” both day-to-day and in eDiscovery, in that the many risks of over-saving trump potential concerns about under-saving;

• cleaning one’s ESI “garage” in a routinized way hinges on a combination of people, process and platforms; and

• learning what an organization has and where is one step toward a solid Information Governance (IG) regime as well as synergy between different internal constituencies.

Location: TRUSTe HQ: 835 Market Street, Suite 800, San Francisco, CA 94103

Contact: Matthew Coleman, [masked]

6:00pm - 6:30pm: Kick back and make nice with privacy professionals
6:30pm - 7:30pm: "Preserve or Perish" vs. "Destroy or Drown" - Managing Electronically Stored Information (ESI)
7:30pm - 8:00pm: Continued networking

Meet our esteemed speaker: Robert D. Brownstone
Robert D. Brownstone, Esq. is the Technology & eDiscovery Counsel and Chair of the Electronic-Information- Management (EIM) Group at Fenwick & West LLP, where he has spent more than half of his 28 year legal career. Fenwick & West is a 300+ attorney Silicon-Valley-based law firm specializing in providing comprehensive services to prominent technology and life sciences clients. Robert advises clients on retention/destruction policies and protocols, electronic discovery, EIM, information-security, data-privacy and social-media risks and rewards. He is now in his second decade as a nationwide advisor, conference-chair, speaker, writer and press resource on a variety of electronic information topics.

In addition to authoring the IT Law Today blog at, Robert teaches Electronic Discovery Law & Process classes annually at Brooklyn Law School and biannually at the University of San Francisco (USF) School of Law. He has also taught that course several times at Santa Clara University School of Law and once at the University of Puerto Rico School of Law. Robert is a member of three state bars and of the National Employment Law Institute (NELI) Advisory Board.