The Evolution of eDiscovery and Upcoming Changes to the Federal Rules

October 22, 2015

Complimentary Webinar

Zubulake and its progeny led companies to devote extensive resources to preserving and collecting electronic discovery. As the volume of data to be preserved and collected increased, companies began focusing on new technology, such as assisted review, to help cull large volumes of information. Now, with the proposed 2015 Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the focus is shifting back toward more reasonable discovery.

Counsel will need to get up to speed on the new rules, and fast. The amended rules – now sailing swiftly through the legislative approval process – will govern “all proceedings then pending” on December 1, 2015, “insofar as just and practicable.”

Please join McGuireWoods partner and Discovery Counsel Services Department Co-Chair Jill Griset for a valuable discussion of the evolution of e-discovery, emerging issues in e-discovery, the proposed federal amendments, and the expected impact on pending and future proceedings.


  • Overview of the shift in law on preservation
  • Fighting “discovery on discovery” requests
  • The upcoming changes to the federal rules
  • Social media issues
  • ESI protocols
  • And much more!