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Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

  • Provided advice to large healthcare client regarding retention of instant messages and implications in litigation.  Investigated company’s current retention practices and identified and evaluated potential solutions that made sense for the company as a whole including developing a litigation-based policy and a corporate wide policy.
  • Suggested best practices for large client related to BYOD policy that assessed functionality, costs, and risks to come up with a viable option for employees to perform their jobs at a high level, but allow the company to retain control over its data.
  • Detailed assessment of large company policies related to numerous technologies, including voicemail, mobile devices, instant messaging, and text messages.
  • Assisted pharmaceutical client in assessing cloud versus on-premises data storage solutions, identifying key risks and considerations, provider engagement tips, and implementation guidance.

Ever-changing technology presents business challenges

  • Changes in the way employees communicate present an array of legal challenges from preservation to collection and review
  • Silo communications within a business enterprise provides little standardization leading to increased litigation costs
  • Policy formation and training can be time consuming and burdensome on internal resources 

Business-minded advocates and technology professionals who provide real-world solutions

  • Talented team of attorneys who routinely advise companies on good practices for ever-changing technology
  • Information governance and records management veterans who provide implementation strategies 
  • System engineers with vast understanding of business software applications and data mapping
  • Partner-level attorneys who assist in policy development related to cloud platforms, BYOD laptops, tablets, mobile phones, and instant messaging

Helping across a variety of industries

  • Both large (Fortune 50) and small family-owned corporations  
  • Privately held companies
  • Businesses with global operations
  • Heavily regulated companies within Healthcare, Insurance, Pharmaceutical, Finance, Manufacturing, Energy & Utility, and more 

Nelson Mullins Encompass provides end-to-end policy development, compliance and advice ranging from storage to BYOD to assessments and acceptable use

  • Information Storage
    • Assist companies in navigating the numerous data storage options available
    • Offer practical information related to data storage capabilities, security, and cost concerns from local hard drives to cloud-based solutions
    • Consult on legal hold management and tracking software & hardware
  • BYOD 
    • Create Bring Your Own Device policies that aid companies in assessing potential device policies for laptops, tablets, and mobile phones as more employees access company data on devices not owned or controlled by the company
    • Collect data from traditional and non-traditional sources including: laptops, shared drives, tablets, cell phones, and instant messages
    • Offer knowledge of potential issues with BYOD policies from both cyber security, data security, privacy concerns, and litigation standpoints
  • Assessments
    • Offer end-to-end evaluation of data sources or targeted advice tailored to a specific area of policy concern
    • Develop defensible corporate policies that are closely aligned with the business needs
  • Acceptable Use 
    • Counsel you on acceptable use policies that are tailored to fit with overall corporate policies and practical business requirements
    • Develop mechanisms for compliance monitoring
    • Evaluate and recommend solutions designed to meet needs of emerging technology as it enters the workplace

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

  • Provided advice to large healthcare client regarding retention of instant messages and implications in litigation.  Investigated company’s current retention practices and identified and evaluated potential solutions that made sense for the company as a whole including developing a litigation-based policy and a corporate wide policy.
  • Suggested best practices for large client related to BYOD policy that assessed functionality, costs, and risks to come up with a viable option for employees to perform their jobs at a high level, but allow the company to retain control over its data.
  • Detailed assessment of large company policies related to numerous technologies, including voicemail, mobile devices, instant messaging, and text messages.
  • Assisted pharmaceutical client in assessing cloud versus on-premises data storage solutions, identifying key risks and considerations, provider engagement tips, and implementation guidance.
  • Turn-key service; Encompass has partners and associates dedicated to e-discovery
  • Advice is based on experienced advocacy from both litigation and from a partnership with you to develop policies to control litigation and business costs, and meet legal standards and business requirements
  • Attorneys experienced in working with broad range of technologies and discovery-related advocacy
  • Multidisciplinary team of attorneys and technology professionals