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Projects, Evidently

The manager of an evidence-gathering team of law professionals has reached a verdict, and it is in favor of project management. Bryan Melchionda spoke with Projects@Work about the growing need for bringing well-coordinated project management principles to the electronic discovery phase of large, complex legal cases.


Bryan Melchionda is a man on a mission. At Electronic Evidence Discovery (EED), Melchionda oversees a three-person team that gathers disparate and complex electronic data used in multinational corporate litigation — a process known as eDiscovery. Melchionda’s methods are decidedly novel for the legal profession. He labors to impose rigorous yet flexible project management principles on a sometimes-unwieldy process. And, in doing so, he’s become a sought-after subject matter expert on providing a set of guidelines for eDiscovery.
 
In March, Melchionda spoke before a roomful of attentive legal professionals at the American Bar Association’s TechShow in Chicago. …


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