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Nelson Mullins has established a leading national practice in helping clients meet the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities offered by electronically stored information (ESI). Those challenges demand a firm with deep knowledge of information-related legal issues and an operational understanding of the technology and related transactions that create those issues, informed by a robust, trusted litigation practice.

Trustworthiness and professional and technical excellence are required to confront the enormous challenges associated with ESI, both to deal with adversaries effectively and to balance risks with the needs of the business. Our combination of litigation, technology, strategic transactional, and organizational consulting experience enables us to help our clients anticipate, prevent, manage and shift information-related risks, and resolve incidents and disputes as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

Our information management practice spans internal and outsourced operations and the processes and documents that govern them, corporate transactions and contractual relationships, and disputes. The practice focuses on all existing and emergent areas of information-related risk, but currently can be summarized in terms of five components, each of which plays a vital role in information management:

Regarding all areas of our Information Management practice, we strive to:

  • help clients make the most of their movement to internet business and to electronic records;
  • maintain deep experience of law and standards in all areas of information management, but also deep knowledge of the real current and emerging threats and organizational responses to those threats;
  • understand client businesses and propose approaches that manage information risks to the desired degree without interfering with business processes;
  • assist with technology selection and reduce the vendors’ or outsourcers' advantage in contracting, being -- like the vendors -- a repeat player in those transactions; and
  • present effectively the rapidly changing landscape of threats and opportunities in information management, with a clear eye on long-term strategy.