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Miller Canfield Facilitates E-Discovery Seminar for Oakland County Bar Association

Seminar Featured Moderator Gerry Gleason and Speaker Jay Yelton of Miller Canfield

October 30, 2009

Miller Canfield principal, Jay Yelton (Kalamazoo, Mich.) and principal, Gerry Gleeson (Troy, Mich.) recently served as speaker and moderator, respectively, for the Oakland County Bar Association Seminar, "Preservation of Electronic Evidence, e-Discovery: No Longer an Option – It’s a Rule, So Now What?"

Yelton and Gleeson provided valuable insight on how to effectively engage in the new e-discovery rules and processes. The presentation included an overview of the new e-discovery rules, a comparison of the federal and state rules and discussions on what attorneys must know about preservation of evidence, document management and what vendors can do to help and resources to assist without purchasing expensive software or servers, as well as instructions on how to follow the new e-discovery rules.

Yelton leads the firm’s electronic discovery and records management team and over the past 15 years, has gained extensive experience assisting Fortune 500 corporations, governmental agencies and other organizations design, implement and defend effective records management programs, litigation readiness and e-discovery plans and strategies. He is named a Best Lawyer in America for his work in Commercial Litigation. He resides in the firm’s Kalamazoo office. He received his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and his B.A. from Michigan State University.

Gleeson, a resident of the firm’s Troy office, specializes in criminal and civil litigation and has handled cases in federal court and various courts across Michigan. He has personally tried more than 180 jury trials to verdict. He is a member of the Oakland County Bar Association board of directors. He was recently named a Michigan Super Lawyers “Rising Star.” He received his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School and his B.A. from Kalamazoo College.