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Planet Data and Host Webinar on 26(f) Conference Preparedness

Addressing Current Requirements and Key Issues in Early Case Assessment

ELMSFORD, NY – May 19, 2010 – Planet Data, the leading global provider of defensible, high-quality and cost-effective Early Case Assessment and Discovery Management services, today announced that it is hosting a free webinar titled “FRCP 26(f) ALL ACCESS – A Behind The Scenes View Of Current Requirements” on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 2:00 PM (EDT) discussing conference preparedness and best practices.

Led by Howard Reissner -Planet Data CEO- the webinar will cover current trends and guidelines needed to attain the highest level of preparation. Judge Michael M. Baylson, US District Court, the author of the “Rhoads Industries opinions”, will discuss judicial expectations and best practices. The dialogue will also address fundamentals of what is considered “adequate knowledge” of client systems and data at the outset of a case, and how ECA technologies and analytical tools can enable counsel to place their clients in an advantageous position.

The panel also features Ian Hochman Esq. (Special Counsel for E-Discovery-Willkie Farr & Gallagher) who specializes in implementing cost-efficient and defensible strategies for collection, processing, and review; and James J. Stricker Esq. (Partner-Kasowitz, Benson Torres & Friedman) who focuses on complex civil litigation, including class actions in courts throughout the country. Howard J. Reissner, a former practicing lawyer with extensive experience in providing technology and e-discovery solutions to the legal industry, will serve as moderator.

Mr. Reissner notes “the Judiciary continues to hold counsel to an increasingly higher standard of ESI knowledge. Understanding the technologies and issues involved is crucial. The level of preparation can make or break your case. Those who properly leverage ECA tools will gain an advantage over opposing counsel. We are fortunate to have a leading judicial authority on 26(f) conferences, as well as distinguished counsel well-versed in ESI joining us in discussing this important issue”.

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Planet Data was founded in 2001 and is SAS 70 Type II and US Safe Harbor certified. Planet data operates state-of-the-art data processing and hosting centers. Planet Data delivers flexible, high-quality, cost-effective eDiscovery services, high-level consulting, technical support and project management. Planet Data is headquartered in Elmsford, NY, with offices in Boston, Charlotte, Cleveland, Denver, Paterson NJ, Pittsburgh, and The Netherlands.