Stephen Riden was quoted in the recent issue of New England In-House in an article about an important electronic discovery decision from the Southern District of New York.  The article was written by Correy E. Stephenson.

In the article, which also appears in the recent issue of Lawyers USA, Stephen spoke about a decision recently issued by U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin concerning metadata and the form of production for electronic records.

Scheindlin, a legend in e-discovery circles for her opinions in Zubulake v. UBS Warburg LLC and The Pension Committee of the University of Montreal Pension Plan v. Banc of America Securities, recently issued an order in National Day Laborer Organizing Network v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, a dispute in a Freedom of Information Act case that offers broader e-discovery lessons.

Stephen D. Riden, a commercial litigator at Beck, Reed, Riden in Boston, said the decision “sets the bar for basic expectations of practicing attorneys.”

“Judge Scheindlin encourages lawyers to go back to the basics and have a 26(f) conference early on and discuss how they want production to look and what format works best for both parties,” he said.

Stephen frequently writes and speaks about commercial litigation issues, including electronic discovery.

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