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October 2013

"When Cleaning Up Facebook is Dirty Discovery"

by Laura Ewing-Pearle, CEDS*
Assistant Director - Client Services

In a recent spoliation sanction that created buzz all over the "blawgosphere", a Virginia attorney has agreed to a five-year suspension of his license for instructing his client to "clean up" his Facebook page. After he received a discovery request for his client's Facebook account, Matthew Murray advised his client, a widower plaintiff in a wrongful death suit, to delete photos and then to deactivate the account. According to The Hook, Murray wrote to the client: "Don't worry about sanctions... If we get sanctioned, after the trial, you'll have plenty of money to pay it." These statements were also read at trial - surely a cringe-worthy moment.

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*Laura Ewing-Pearle earned the Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) designation in August 2013. The CEDS credential is awarded to individuals who demonstrate mastery of the topic of eDiscovery by passing a rigorous exam administered by the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), the premier membership organization for eDiscovery professionals worldwide.

Taj Cobra Global

On Friday, September 13, Cobra hosted a reception for clients, friends and business leaders at the The Taj Coromandel Hotel in Chennai, India. Candice Hunter Corby, Cobra's President and CEO, hosted the event, which celebrated the energy and strength of Cobra's global resources and commended the company's Chennai-based operations. According to Corby, "Cobra was founded on the tactical advantages of a seamless global enterprise. But it is the everyday collaboration - the invigorating and inspiring exchange of ideas within our company - that drives our growth and maximizes the value we deliver to our clients." Click here to read the press release.

Cobra announces global management team promotions

Cobra has announced several promotions within its global management team. All appointments reflect Cobra's ongoing growth and underscore the company's commitment to providing enhanced support and superior services to its growing client base.

Lee

Lee H. Webb, who has worked for Cobra since 2009, most recently as Director of Legal Services, was appointed to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer. In addition to working closely with CEO, Candice Corby, in overseeing the company's day-to-day operations and ensuring quality, efficiency, service, and management of resources, Lee will continue to provide guidance to Cobra's team of international lawyers as well as to clients and project-related counsel. Before joining Cobra, Lee was a litigation partner at Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Thandapani Ramachandran

Thandapani Ramachandran now holds the title Director of Technology after nearly 6 years with the Company. Certified in Microsoft and Cisco systems and iCONECT administration, Thandapani is responsible for maintaining Cobra's IT infrastructure and data security and leading Cobra's IT team. He is located in Chennai, India.

Lee

Lee H. Webb, who has worked for Cobra since 2009, most recently as Director of Legal Services, was appointed to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer. In addition to working closely with CEO, Candice Corby, in overseeing the company's day-to-day operations and ensuring quality, efficiency, service, and management of resources, Lee will continue to provide guidance to Cobra's team of international lawyers as well as to clients and project-related counsel. Before joining Cobra, Lee was a litigation partner at Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Lee

Lee H. Webb, who has worked for Cobra since 2009, most recently as Director of Legal Services, was appointed to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer. In addition to working closely with CEO, Candice Corby, in overseeing the company's day-to-day operations and ensuring quality, efficiency, service, and management of resources, Lee will continue to provide guidance to Cobra's team of international lawyers as well as to clients and project-related counsel. Before joining Cobra, Lee was a litigation partner at Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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