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Hausfeld LLP Partner William P. Butterfield Appointed To The Sedona Conference® Steering Committee on E-Discovery

Washington, DC – October 14, 2009 – Hausfeld LLP, a global claimants’ law firm dedicated to handling large and complex litigation matters for individuals, corporations and organizations, is pleased to announce that Partner William P. Butterfield has been appointed to the Steering Committee of The Sedona Conference® Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production. The appointment reflects Mr. Butterfield’s longstanding role in helping to shape and advance a more cooperative approach to electronic discovery (e-discovery).

“I am honored to join an esteemed group of legal practitioners who serve as thought leaders on best practices for e-discovery,” said William P. Butterfield, Partner at Hausfeld LLP. “The U.S. judicial system has been wrestling with many issues involving e-discovery, and I look forward to continuing to work with The Sedona Conference® to develop innovative and effective ways to address these challenges.”

The Sedona Conference® serves as a unique platform for leading jurists, lawyers, experts, academics and others to come together - in conferences and mini-think tanks - and engage in true dialogue in an effort to move the law forward in a reasoned and just way. As part of the Working Group Steering Committee, Mr. Butterfield will assist in developing principles and best practice recommendations for electronic document retention and production.

“Bill has worked diligently over the past few years alongside The Sedona Conference® to help educate the Bench, Bar and law students on the importance of fostering more transparent and cooperative information sharing during the e-discovery process,” said Richard Braman, Executive Director,The Sedona Conference®. “We are excited to have Bill on the Steering Committee so he can build upon these efforts going forward.” 

Butterfield is the editor-in-chief of The Sedona Conference® Case for Cooperation (2009), and was a co-editor of The Sedona Conference® Commentary On Preservation, Identification and Management of Sources of Information that are Not Reasonably Accessible (2008).  In addition to his work for The Sedona Conference®, Mr. Butterfield is also on the faculty of Georgetown University Law Center’s Advanced E-Discovery Institute and has spoken frequently at conferences and workshops domestically and abroad on the e-discovery issue.

For additional information on The Sedona Conference® Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production, visit here.

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