Litigation management and eDiscovery are both integral parts of the litigation process, but they serve different functions and focus on different aspects.
Litigation management is the overarching process of overseeing and coordinating all aspects of litigation, from the initial case assessment, strategy development, and resource coordination, through to resolution and post-litigation review. It’s about managing the entire litigation process in a way that’s strategic, cost-effective, and aligned with the broader legal and business goals of an organization.
On the other hand, eDiscovery is a specific part of the litigation process, falling under the broader umbrella of litigation management. eDiscovery involves the identification, collection, processing, review, and production of electronically stored information (ESI) in response to a litigation matter, regulatory inquiry, or investigation. eDiscovery has become a critical aspect of the legal process due to the increasing volume of digital data involved in legal matters.