July 02, 2018
Taylor Porter Partner Andrée Cullens presented, "Electronic Data Security and Electronic Discovery," at the 2018 Louisiana Association for Justice Post-Legislative Conference, held June 25-27, in Carmel, California. The LAJ advances the mission of trial lawyers to promote justice for the workplace, a clean environment, and quality and affordable health care for all Americans. The organization and its members work to seek fairness in the courts for the aggrieved and injured, and seek to uphold the honor and dignity of the civil justice system and the legal profession.
Electronic discovery (also E-Discovery) refers to discovery in legal proceedings such as litigation, government investigations, or Freedom of Information Act requests, where the information sought is in electronic format (often referred to as electronically stored information or ESI). Cullens discussed the various media mechanisms in which e-discovery data exists, and what policies companies and law firms should enact to determine the best methods for preserving and storing information. Cullens also spoke on security and data breaches, and that producing parties have begun to demand protective orders that include data protection practices like data encryption, access controls and breach reporting requirements to protect sensitive data and personally identifying information (“PII”).
Practicing law since 1994, Cullens advises and counsels clients in e-discovery and data security concerns and issues, and practices in employment litigation, bankruptcy law, and commercial litigation.