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E-Discovery Report Issued

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and CHICAGO -- CGOC, a practitioners forum focused on records retention and preservation practices, and Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ: HURN), a leading provider of financial and operational consulting services, today released the results of a first-of-its-kind survey on legal holds and e-discovery practices of Global 1000 companies.

The survey entitled Benchmark Survey on Prevailing Practices for Legal Holds in Global 1000 Companies focused on corporate practices for preserving information in litigation, identifying custodians of data, communicating legal holds, interviewing custodians, and collecting potentially relevant data. The companies surveyed had annual revenue ranging from $5 billion to more than $150 billion, and were in the biotechnology, chemical, energy, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and high tech sectors. The findings highlight the changes in processes and technology within these companies and the methodologies used to issue legal holds, manage preservation, and conduct e-discovery.

“Increasingly, the vast majority of e-discovery risk can be linked to the legal holds process,” said Jim Mitchell, managing director, Huron Consulting Group. “Corporations and their law departments continue to work to mitigate risk and reduce costs while at the same time they must manage their data effectively and accurately. Difficulties in preservation continue to increase due to the diversity, ever-increasing volume, and scrutiny of data. Corporations are telling us they can’t afford not to address this process.”

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