Data Preservation & Litigation Readiness in the Energy Industry


This is a complimentary program sponsored by Epiq.

Companies participating in the energy industry are subject to high levels of scrutiny from various government agencies, and in particular are heavy targets of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Due to this high likelihood of investigations and litigation, companies in the energy sector must ensure that they have preservation processes in place to be ready to respond to investigatory and litigation requests.

Join us for this 60-minute program where our panelists will discuss the main areas where energy companies face risk of investigation and litigation, and strategies for developing a data preservation and litigation readiness plan to respond to these types of inquiries necessitating a swift response.

Educational Objectives:
• Gain an understanding of the unique risks faced by energy companies as targets of government agencies 
• Understand the regulations in place applicable to the energy industry and where these companies face the most significant risks
• Obtain strategies for developing a data preservation and litigation readiness plan

Who would benefit most from attending this program?
In-house counsel from companies participating in the energy industry; outside counsel advising companies participating in the energy industry; attorneys and other professionals working with discovery and data preservation issues; litigation support professionals.


Robert L. Levy
  • Counsel – Civil Justice Reform and Law Technology
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation

Robert Levy is an attorney in the Law Department of Exxon Mobil Corporation. His duties include representing ExxonMobil on Civil Justice Reform initiatives and advising on Law Technology, including Electronic Discovery Issues and Records Management. Robert served as President of the Civil Justice Reform Group and is Co-Chair of the eDiscovery and Federal Rules Subcommittee. He is also on the Executive Committee of Lawyers for Civil Justice (LCJ) and chairs its Discovery Committee. In 2014, he received its Al Cortese Award for Leadership in Civil Justice Reform. Robert is a member of the Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee. Prior to joining ExxonMobil, Robert was a partner at Haynes and Boone, LLP for over 14 years in the Business Litigation Section. He was a briefing attorney for the Honorable Judge Robert Parker, Eastern District of Texas. Robert received his Law Degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1986 graduating with honors. He also practiced at Johnson & Gibbs and Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

David Rohde
  • Senior Director, Consulting Services
  • Epiq

David Rohde currently serves as the senior director of consulting services for Epiq systems, bringing more than 19 years of experience as a courtroom litigator, legal technology project manager, and information governance expert to his role. Rohde has implemented new technologies in support of complex litigation, designed and implemented case and matter management systems, developed and implemented information governance and defensible disposition initiatives, advised on email archiving solutions, and implemented systems and processes supporting all aspects of litigation/discovery preparedness.

Rohde has led highly successful initiatives to reengineer business processes and litigation workflows, and to develop both policy and processes relating to the management of records and information, including compliance with domestic and international data privacy laws. He has led initiatives to review and reduce both legal spend and exposure, resulting in greater efficiencies and economies.

Rohde’s most recent litigation experience is related to the City of New York’s ongoing defense of claims arising out of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. David has also practiced in the areas of tort and tax, including cases involving complex real estate valuation.

Continuing Education

General COA, 1.0 CLE
Practice Areas:
A basic understanding of eDiscovery and energy law issues.
Production Date:
Price: $0.00