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Cobra Legal Solutions: Newsletter October-2013

KEYWORDS: insights on eDiscovery

"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 Event photos

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."

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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 Webb 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.
Mahesh Krishnan Mahesh Krishnan was appointed to the newly created position Director of Service Delivery. Mahesh, who joined the Company four and a half years ago, was formerly Assistant Director - Operations. Utilizing Six Sigma methodologies and tools, Mahesh is responsible for the continuous improvement of Cobra's operational processes. Located at our Chennai facility, he will continue to play a vital role in the delivery of client projects.
Arthur Halpern Arthur Halpern was promoted to Senior Director - Global Marketing and Business Development. Art started with the Company in 2010 and has served as Cobra's Director - Global Marketing and Business Development since May 2012.

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