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Availability of the DataParser for Legal eDiscovery ‘fire drills’

Under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 26(a)(1)(A)(ii), corporations must disclose available electronically stored information that supports its claim or defense.  To prepare for litigation, legal teams now need to develop and document the necessary procedures to access such content and the associated costs.

Millbrook, NY – 17a-4 LLC announces the availably of our legal ‘Fire Drill’ program which allows corporations to test and document their procedures to capture many types of messaging and collaborative content in preparation for a Rule 26(a) conference. 

“It can be difficult for a litigant to know exactly what data may be available as part of a legal proceeding,” offers Douglas Weeden, General Counsel, 17a-4, llc.  “By making our DataParser software available for testing, will provide a legal team the knowledge as to what content will be available and insure that the content will be properly formatted for legal review.  As more business is conducted through on-line platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex or Slack, these platforms will become ever more critical for eDiscovery productions.”

17a-4 LLC’s DataParser is the leading independent middleware solution to capture many types of 3rd party content including Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Google’s G Suite, Slack, Salesforce, Bloomberg or Zoom. 

Mr. Weeden continues, “we have designed our ‘fire drill’ offering to be very cost-effective for corporations to test.  As we know these on-line meeting and collaboration platforms extremely well, our consultants are a valuable resource for questions such as:  How long is my data available?  How do I identify custodians?  Or, is audio streams available to be transcribed into text?”

The “Fire Drill” offering starts at a one time, $8,000. Fee and varies depending on the number of messaging and collaboration platforms that they legal team may need for a Rule 26(f) meeting.

About 17a-4 LLC:

17a-4 is a compliance services and software company with a focus on solutions to meet regulatory and e-discovery needs of institutional clients.  Clients leverage 17a-4’s expertise to ensure information infrastructures comply with SEC (Rule 17a-4), FINRA and CFTC (Rule 1.31) regulations.  17a-4 services include Designated Third Party, Books & Records audits, Archive Reviews and assessments of compliant architectures. 


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