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					                                                                   Is your legal hold
                                                                   process efficient,
                                                                        defensible &
                                                                        economical?




The Challenge                                                          The Solution – Altien Legal Hold Process Manager
Although the duty to preserve evidence is not new, the 2006            Altien Legal Hold Process Manager (LHPM) enables corporate legal
amendments to the US Federal Rules of Civil Procedure have             departments to establish and manage an efficient, consistent and
created significant new challenges for organizations because the       defensible legal hold process, using the IBM ECM platform.
rules now cover the discovery and preservation of electronically
stored information “ESI” as well as paper documents.                   It may be used together with IBM FileNet Records Manager, IBM
                                                                       Content Collector, IBM eDiscovery Manager and IBM eDiscovery
An organization must now implement a legal hold process – to           Analyzer to provide a complete and highly-scalable solution for the
prevent the destruction of information that may be relevant to the     identification, preservation and collection of ESI.
case – as soon as it may “reasonably anticipate” litigation. This
means that organizations need to be able to implement a legal hold     Altien Legal Hold Process Manager is part of the Altien Legal Suite
at very short notice.                                                  of products. The suite core components, Altien Legal Document
                                                                       Manager and Altien Legal Workflow Manager, enable corporate
The risks of failing to successfully manage the legal hold process     legal departments to better manage all their documents and
are considerable. Evidence that might support the organization’s       document-centric business processes on the IBM ECM platform.
legal position might simply be lost. More worrying, given the
complexity of implementing a wide ranging hold in a large              Altien Legal Hold Process Manager offers two unique benefits
organization, is the risk of sanctions for spoliation including        compared to standalone solutions. First, it is fully integrated into the
substantial fines, adverse inference instructions and even summary     Altien Legal Document Manager matter-centric model so that all the
judgment.                                                              emails, documents and workflows generated as part of the legal
                                                                       hold process are stored in the same matter file as other case-related
In order to comply with the duty to preserve evidence, organizations   materials. Second, because LHPM is built on the IBM FileNet
must be prepared. They need a clear strategy and detailed              Business Process Manager engine, it offers a far more flexible and
procedures that will be followed in each case. The sheer volume of     cost-effective solution than alternatives which rely on their own
ESI and the proliferation and complexity of systems means ESI may      embedded workflow and content management technology.
still be lost inadvertently. An organization’s best defense is to be
able to demonstrate that it has acted in good faith and followed a
consistent and rigorous legal hold process.
Altien Legal Hold Process Manager Summary
• Efficient, consistent and defensible                                                                                                                        • Detailed Workflow Templates
   LHPM is an end-to-end workflow solution for creating, managing and                                                                                             The LHPM application is based on detailed workflow templates that can
   releasing legal holds. The solution improves efficiency by automating                                                                                          be quickly adapted to meet each organization’s specific requirements.
   routine operations and improves defensibility by ensuring each task can be
   tracked and reported upon.                                                                                                                                 • Maintains Custodian & Data Source Model
                                                                                                                                                                  LHPM enables the corporate legal department to maintain a model of the relevant
• Integrated with Altien Legal Document Manager                                                                                                                   custodians and data sources across all its matters.
   LHPM is fully integrated into the Altien Legal Document Manager matter-centric
   model so that all the emails, documents and workflows generated as part of the                                                                             • Automates Sending & Tracking of Hold Notices
   legal hold process are stored in the same matter file as other case-related                                                                                    LHPM automates the sending of hold order notices to individual custodians and
   materials.                                                                                                                                                     data source owners, tracks responses in real time, sends scheduled reminders
                                                                                                                                                                  and escalates any non-compliant events to the case manager.
• Built on IBM FileNet Business Process Manager
   LHPM is built on the IBM FileNet Business Process Manager engine which offers                                                                              • Notice Templates enforce standards
   robust process modeling and management capabilities and makes LHPM a natural                                                                                   LHPM enforces standards by maintaining a library of hold notice templates which
   choice for organizations using IBM ECM.                                                                                                                        can be easily adapted. Multiple notice templates may be used within each matter,
                                                                                                                                                                  which, for example, allows the case manager to differentiate custodians in
• Works with the IBM Compliant Information                                                                                                                        jurisdictions with specific requirements.
  Management portfolio
   LHPM may be used together with IBM InfoSphere eDiscovery Manager, IBM                                                                                      • Manage the complete lifecycle of the hold
   InfoSphere eDiscovery Analyzer, IBM FileNet Records Manager and IBM Content                                                                                    The LHPM application allows for changing circumstances so custodians and data
   Collector to provide a complete and highly-scalable solution for the identification,                                                                           sources may be added and removed, revised notices may be sent periodically
   preservation and collection of Electronically Stored Information.                                                                                              and follow-up workflows triggered to monitor ongoing compliance.




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