Nolan Reichl Panel Moderator: District of Maine Judicial Conference for Website/Social Media and eDiscovery

Pierce Atwood litigation partner Nolan L. Reichl, along with attorney Valerie Z. Wicks, will moderate a panel discussing “Rule 26(f) conferences and eDiscovery, and getting on the same page (or cloud, server, hard drive, etc.)”

The first deadline on the court’s standard scheduling order is the Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(f) conference of parties. This rule requires that all parties “discuss any issues about preserving discoverable information” and “develop a proposed discovery plan,” which must include the parties’ views and proposals on “any issues about disclosure, discovery, or preservation of electronically stored information, including the form or forms in which it should be produced.

Particularly now, electronically stored information is found in almost every case, regardless of size. But practitioners’ approaches to discussing eDiscovery Rule 26(f) conferences vary widely. At the same time the District has issued few decisions that significantly illuminate parties’ eDiscovery obligations.

Program panelists are:

  • John C. Nivison, U.S. magistrate judge
  • Karen Frink Wolf, U.S. magistrate judge
  • Any Dietrich, attorney
  • Jack Woodcock, attorney
  • Dana Conneally, attorney and managing director, Consilio

Nolan Reichl is a partner in Pierce Atwood’s Litigation Practice Group, where he focuses his practice on civil litigation and appellate matters, including commercial disputes and challenges to administrative actions. As part of his practice, Nolan focuses on e-discovery law and technology, and has assisted numerous clients with matters that have posed significant legal and technological challenges with respect to document collection, review, and production.