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  • Description

    The ease and low cost of electronically saving information has become so accepted that few think twice before hitting the save button. These days, it seems there is no file, email or text message not worth saving. But as companies are beginning to realize, everything has its price and the instinctual saving of information may come to haunt a company when information that could have legitimately been deleted becomes a factor in litigation. Furthermore, as technology continues to evolve at a shocking rate, transferring these mass amount of information from one system to another can be more costly than initially anticipated. This CLE course will review why and how companies should develop data governance systems to manage information in the identification-collection-preservation-deletion cycle and present experts in the field on the challenges of data preservation. The course will explain defensible deletion, best practices for its implementation and how to maintain a defensible litigation hold in the face of data deletion.

  • Instructor Bio

    Scott Giordano

    Scott Giordano, Esq. is an experienced attorney with more than 16 years legal, technology and risk management consulting experience. Holding both Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) certifications, Giordano serves as Exterro’s subject matter expert on the intersection of law and technology as it applies to e-discovery, information governance, compliance and risk management issues.

    Richard Vestuto

    Richard Vestuto specializes in providing legal insight, best-practices guidance and other technology-based litigation and data retention strategies to corporate and law-firm clients. He has developed eDiscovery response plans and strategies, litigation hold policies, information governance strategies, defensible disposition tactics, early case assessment strategies and preservation/data acquisition plans.

    Clients have engaged his services for Meet and Confer consulting and Rule 30(b)(6) deposition preparation and participation. He has served as an expert witness in numerous jurisdictions;testifying and/or drafting affidavits and similar court submissions attesting to validity of searches, forensic investigation procedures and findings, eDiscovery procedures, cost-sharing, and spoliation. He has had extensive experience in crossborder litigation involving EU and other international data privacy restrictions.

    Vestuto has consulted in more than 200 litigations and investigations. He has conducted more than 100 accredited CLE presentations nationally and internationally. He has also presented around the world on eDiscovery, data retention and compliance, computer forensics, FCPA matters, cross-border litigation, the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Rules, early case assessment and other ESI related issues.

    A contributing member of The Sedona Conference, Sedona’s Electronic Document Retention and Production Working Group (WG1), the EDRM Project and the EDRM’s Identification and Collection Committee. He is also a member of the NY State Bar Association, American Bar Association, the ABA Advisory Panel, Section of Litigation of the ABA, ABA Cyberspace Law Committee, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, ILTA, ARMA and the Digital Forensics Association.

    Vestuto is an attorney admitted to practice in New York State. He earned his J.D. at Touro Law School and attended Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business where he studied Media Management.