With the buzz surrounding electronic-data discovery (“EDD”), which grows only louder as the need to find data stored electronically to support litigation increases, law firms and corporate clients are facing an important operational decision that might cause some friction in this booming sector.

The need for e-discovery processes and support to handle them cannot be disputed. Where the tension might arise is in more corporate counsel taking control of the e-discovery process as law firms continue staffing up for e-discovery.