In-House Counsel CLE Series: Defensibly Downsizing Your Data

February 26, 2014

By: Brian J. Butler

Defensibly Downsizing Your Data


11:30 a.m. - Noon
Registration and Lunch
Lunch is included and will be served from 11:30 a.m. to Noon.

Noon - 1:15 p.m.

Program Description
Where to Start with Records Retention and Defensible Deletion

Companies are buried by gargantuan amounts of records and information and those amounts are growing at uncontrollable rates. Soaring e-discovery costs, legal and compliance risks and the high price tag for IT to store, manage and search through massive amounts of information have propelled records retention from the back burner to a red-hot issue for both legal and IT. The session will cover:

  • Evaluating the legal and business issues caused by retaining too much information
  • Best practices for developing a retention policy for all records and information
  • Cleaning up the mess and developing an ongoing strategy for new data
  • Identifying and addressing the legal and business risks of cleaning up the mess
  • Overcoming the cultural challenges


Brian J. Butler, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
Brian J. Butler is Chair of the Firm's E-Discovery and Information Management Practice Group. He represents clients in complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts as well as in arbitration. Brian handles a wide variety of matters for clients including contract disputes, securities litigation, FINRA (formerly NASD and NYSE) arbitrations, intellectual property, employment, insurance coverage and construction disputes. He is a graduate of Syracuse University College of Law and Syracuse University.

Robert Fowler, Jordan Lawrence
Robert Fowler is Director of Professional Services at Jordan Lawrence, a leading solution provider for records retention, data privacy and information governance. He has over nine years of experience in records management and information governance. Robert advises in-house counsel, compliance and privacy professionals in the areas of records management, data privacy and e-discovery and the confluence of technology in these areas. He plays a key role in the success and oversight of developing and enforcing effective, defensible and cost-effective information governance programs that address information across all platforms and media. Robert is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and frequent contributor and speaker in the legal and privacy communities.

CLE Credit

Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of Continuing Legal Education in the State of New York. Each program has been designated as providing the listed number of credits in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board.

Registration Fee

$25 per person
The registration fee will be waived for demonstrated cases of financial hardship.
This seminar series is intended for the invited guests of Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, who reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant.

Seminar Locations

This seminar series is conducted live from one Bond office and transmitted simultaneously via a videoconference network connecting our offices in Central, Eastern and Western New York, New York City and on Long Island. Bond’s technology allows real time interaction between the attendees in our offices and the speaker(s). Seating is limited. Early registration is recommended.

Albany Office     111 Washington Avenue, 518.533.3000
Buffalo Office     Key Center, 40 Fountain Plaza, 716.566.2800
Garden City Office     1010 Franklin Avenue, 516.267.6300
New York City Office     330 Madison Avenue, 646.253.2300
Rochester Office     350 Linden Oaks, 585.362.4700
Syracuse Office     One Lincoln Center, 315.218.8000