QuisLex, a premier offshore provider of legal support services, announced today that its Director of Litigation Services, Phil Algieri, will lead a discussion titled “E-Discovery and Effectively Working Through Privilege Issues” at the upcoming 14th Annual IQPC Financial Services E-Discovery Conference. The session will take place on November 26, 2012 at 11:45 am. at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York.
Joining Algieri will be Bob Fitzpatrick, General Counsel of Source Capital Group, Steve Bennett, Partner at Jones Day, and Gabriela P. Baron, Vice President, Business Development at Xerox Litigation Services
Together, they will provide an overview of where privilege is today and where it is heading in electronic discovery. They will also examine a number of privilege issues that litigators commonly face, including the following:
• Why sending business documents to lawyers does not always result in the protective seal of privilege
• How to review for privilege effectively
• What privilege logs really get you at the end of the day
• How Rule 502 is supposed to work and how it is working today
• When you should produce privileged information
“Considering the high stakes of large litigations and government investigations in the financial services industry, organizations need to understand the risks involved in failing to effectively review for privilege,” Algieri advised. “A better understanding of the issues and an effective plan will both reduce these risks and yield greater efficiency.”
This year’s IQPC Financial Services E-Discovery Conference will focus on information governance management strategies. The conference is designed to provide counsel in the financial services industry with practical, proven ways to manage the onslaught of ESI in light of the heightened prospect of government scrutiny.
About Phil Algieri
Philip Algieri began his legal career as an associate in the antitrust department at Skadden, Arps in New York, where he gained significant experience managing large-scale document reviews pursuant to both government investigations and private litigations, writing legal briefs, preparing for depositions, and overseeing all aspects of discovery. At QuisLex, he oversees the supervision of its litigation services, manages client relationships, designs and implements litigation training programs, and helps refine processes for the effective completion of complex matters. He received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and earned a B.A. with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
A premier, pure-play, legal support services provider with offices in New York, Chicago and Hyderabad (India), QuisLex (QuisLex.com) was founded by attorneys from Skadden Arps, Shearman & Sterling and Sidley Austin. Our growth over the last eight years from three to over 550 permanent employees has been fueled almost entirely by repeat work from existing clients and client references. We focus exclusively on providing complex and specialized legal support services, such as early case assessment and document review for litigation, contract review and management, and M&A services, to our litigation and corporate clients, which include Fortune 500 companies, leading US and international law firms, and large financial institutions.