Book Chat: Project Management

in Electronic Discovery

An Introduction to Core Principles of Legal Project Management and Leadership in eDiscovery

In a rapidly evolving legal environment, law firms, corporations, and service providers need to redefine the way discovery projects are managed. Project Management in Electronic Discovery merges principles of project management and best practices in electronic discovery, providing a pathway to efficient, client-oriented services and quality deliverables—at scope, on time and within budget. This practice guide is a perfect reference for attorneys, paralegals, and litigation support professionals. It shows how project management and technology combined provide value to discovery projects. Project Management in Electronic Discovery explains how to manage the most costly and time-consuming aspect of litigation. It will help reduce costs, limit risk, and increase the value of discovery services by using defensible processes and industry best practices.


Project Management in Electronic Discovery outlines a structured approach to planning and managing discovery projects that will not only provide a defensible framework and limit risk, but will also increase the value of services by:


·         Exploring the fundamental principles of project management, its primary features and roles;

·         Explaining project management principles and how they apply within your organization;

·         Demonstrating the value of project management to legal practice;

·         Providing a simple project management framework for discovery projects;

·         Describing defensible processes, key tools and techniques and best practices;

·         Offering insight into some of the organizational challenges that apply in a legal setting;

·         Outlining the best practices for sound, defensible, efficient and discovery services.


Industry veterans have praised the value of this book . . .


“This is a great new resource for those wanting to better understand how to manage e-discovery projects. Drawing on years of practical experience in both project management and e-discovery, it offers guidance to neophytes and experienced practitioners alike.” –George Socha, Esq., Socha Consulting and co-founder of EDRM


“This great book takes an insightful, delightful, and instructive look at the most important and least discussed part of the discovery process – project management.”  –Tom O’Connor, Senior eDiscovery Consultant


Project Management in Electronic Discovery also includes useful forms and templates. Experienced practitioners and aspiring project managers alike can use these materials to plan and execute an electronic discovery project.  Included among the forms are:


·         Sample Project Charter

·         Sample Project Management Plan

·         Sample Proposed Discovery Plan

·         Sample IT Infrastructure Questionnaire

·         Sample Custodian Interview Form

·         Sample Collection Specification

·         Sample Collection Log

·         Sample Chain of Custody

·         Sample Processing Specification

·         Sample Document Review Protocol

·         Sample Production Specification



Michael I. Quartararo

Director of Litigation Support Services

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP


Michael Quartararo is the Director of Litigation Support Services at New York-based Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, and the author of Project Management in Electronic Discovery: An Introduction to Core Principles of Legal Project Management and Leadership in eDiscovery. He is a project management professional, technologist and teacher with 20 years of experience in the legal services industry. He began his career as a paralegal, managing class action and international litigation at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom. Later work focused on legal technology, managing complex projects, forensics and electronic discovery. At Stroock, he leads a staff of project managers and analysts providing consultative litigation support and technology services to 350 attorneys and paralegals. As a member of the Firm’s administrative team, Mike is responsible for the development and implementation of Firm policy relating to the use of technology across multiple practice areas. He oversees operations of a full-service litigation support department, the development of best practices and project-oriented protocols, and the design and delivery of ediscovery and application-specific training programs. Mike is a driving force behind and a member of the Firm’s eDiscovery and Information Governance Group, and he regularly consults with attorneys and the Firm’s Fortune 500 clients on the use of technology, electronic discovery and information governance. A graduate of the State University of New York, he also studied law for one year at the University of London. He is a member of the Project Management Institute and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Mike is CEDS certified and a member of the national Advisory Board of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS). He also teaches ediscovery and project management at Bryan University in Tempe, Arizona, and sits on the university’s advisory board. He is the ACEDS liaison member to the EDRM Advisory Committee. Mike frequently writes and speaks on issues related to project management, ediscovery and litigation support.

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Date of the Presentation: Feb. 16, 2017

Time: 10 AM Pacific / 1 PM Eastern

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