In a telephone research study sponsored by underwriter, Fios, Inc., of 28 legal professionals from Fortune 500 corporations conducted between March 25, 2008 and April 18, 2008, New York-based Ari Kaplan Advisors engaged corporate counsel responsible for litigation in a conversation to spark a dialogue on legal holds, data management, vendor selection, the amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, litigation readiness, technology and e-discovery cost drivers.

Twenty-six of the respondents were lawyers who managed litigation in some respect, and two were nonlawyers with significant responsibility for e-discovery. The companies were in financial services, health care, manufacturing, pharmaceutical or technology.