Dylan helps U.S. and international corporate clients develop solutions to electronic discovery, records and information governance, and data privacy and security challenges at the intersection of law and information technology. This includes assisting clients in reducing risk and cost and ensuring legal and regulatory compliance in the areas of eDiscovery and legal holds, records and information governance, ethics, and data protection and privacy.
Dylan has assisted corporate clients, in a host of different industries, with legal hold and eDiscovery projects (e.g., legal hold policies, procedures and notices; eDiscovery and legal hold checklists and workflows; and compliance monitoring processes); records and information governance projects (e.g., U.S. and international records retention schedules; records and information policies and procedures; and selection and implementation of electronic records management systems); legacy media disposition projects for substantial volumes of accumulated print and electronic data; data protection and privacy projects (e.g., HIPAA procedures; data privacy and website privacy policies; Safe Harbor certification; cross-border transfer recommendations; and whistleblower portal recommendations); and employee training projects in such areas as records and information governance and legal hold compliance.
As a part of his focus on helping clients find eDiscovery, records and information governance, and data protection and privacy solutions, Dylan is able to utilize and draw from his more than fifteen years of complex litigation experience in high-stakes state and federal litigation – including coordination of national discovery in numerous high-profile and multi-district product liability actions on behalf of Fortune 500 clients in many industries, and development of reasonable, legally defensible litigation readiness and response strategies dating back to some of the first national eDiscovery cases in the 1990s.
Selected Publications and Presentations
- Speaker, eDiscovery & Ethics: Ethical Considerations with respect to eDiscovery, Labor & Employment Law Symposium, Columbia, MO, October 28, 2016.
- Co-Author, Critical Information: Why a Robust Information Governance Program Is Important to Mitigating Legal Risks for Your Organization, AIM + FIM Insight, May 13, 2016.
- Contributor, Shielding Personal Information in eDiscovery, Pratt’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Law Report, Vol. 1, No. 3, November/December 2015.
- Co-Author, The Sending and Receipt of Metadata, The Corporate Counselor, Vol. 27, No. 9, January 2013.
- Co-Author, Sending and Receiving Metadata: Outline of Ethical and Legal Considerations, paper prepared for July 25, 2012 Seminar on Emerging Ethical Risks for Attorneys, presented by HB Litigation Conferences in Collaboration with West LegalEd Center in New York, New York.
- Co-Author, A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing: The E-Discovery Impact of Data Loss Prevention Systems, PenTest E-Discovery Legal Issues Guidebook (2012).
- Co-Author, Current Issues in Preemption, Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers Newsletter, Spring 2009.
- Author, Submission of Comparative Fault to the Jury Even When Not Pleaded, Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers Newsletter, Fall 2007.
- Author, Plain English or Plain Confusing?, 62 Missouri Law Review 345, 1997.
- Co-Author, An Empirical Analysis of Bankruptcy Certiorari, 62 Missouri Law Review 101, 1997.
- Speaker, Ethical Challenges and Recommendations for Litigation Teams Conducting E-Discovery in a World of Ever-Changing Technologies, CLE Presentation for Heartland Paralegal Association, November 9, 2012.
- Speaker, Comparative Fault Strategies: Submission to the Jury When Not Pleaded, CLE Presentation, June 28, 2007