Essential Strategies to Maximize the Value of eDiscovery Engagements

Charles Volkert, Senior District President, Robert Half Legal, USA

Corporate legal departments face growing challenges on multiple fronts – mounting domestic and global regulations, compliance concerns, information privacy and security matters, escalating litigation costs. When it comes to litigation, no longer does a request for discovery merely require that a team of lawyers manually examine reams of documents and paper files to identify and extract relevant evidence. Instead, legal obligations inherent in a request for discovery these days likely also necessitate the review of thousands if not millions of emails, documents, spreadsheets, and other digital records, including information stored on scores of mobiles devices, networks, databases, hard drives, and even in the cloud. In today’s ever-expanding data-driven world, leaders in the legal field are seeking innovative approaches to efficiently and effectively manage eDiscovery engagements.

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USA Employment Consultant September 2017 Vol.10, No. 40, Summer 2017

Charles Volkert

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Charles A. Volkert III, Esq., is senior district president and executive managing director of Robert Half Legal, a premier legal staffing and consulting solutions firm specializing in the placement of attorneys, paralegals, legal administrators and other legal professionals with law firms and corporate legal departments. He advises clients on the strategic use of project teams for eDiscovery and document review, temporary legal support and full-time staff to cost-effectively manage business fluctuations and workload increases. A former litigation attorney, Mr. Volkert brings more than 20 years of legal, document review and strategic business experience to his role. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Furman University and a juris doctor from the University of Miami School of Law.

Robert Half Legal

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Robert Half Legal is the premier provider of legal staffing and consulting solutions for law firms and corporate legal departments. With North American and global locations, Robert Half Legal provides a customized approach, including managed review, legal project management and eDiscovery services, to help organizations handle constantly changing workloads. The company offers in-demand expertise across practice areas as well as highly skilled legal professionals on a temporary, project and full-time basis. More information about our full suite of legal staffing and consulting solutions can be found at roberthalf.com/legal.

USA Employment Consultant September 2017 Vol.10, No. 40, Summer 2017