Discovery Trends to Watch in 2016

Steve McNew and Dustin Sachs featured in CIO Review

Navigant experts Steve McNew and Dustin Sachs examine the trends in discovery surfacing in 2016. The most recent attempt to reduce scope and cost of discovery is reflected in the amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that became effective December 1, 2015. While the new amendments meaningfully focus on reducing costs associated with high volumes of data, there are other emerging concerns which continue to push the boundaries of reasonableness, costs, and risk that companies need to be aware of.

McNew and Sachs detail the following discovery trends to watch in 2016: 

  • Rise in non-traditional data
  • Less localized data
  • Backing up data to the cloud
  • Bring your own device
  • Technology Assisted Review (TAR) and predictive coding
  • Pre-litigation assessments
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