“Like Loose Lips, Emails Can Sink Ships,” Speakers Annalyn G. Smith and Nathan L. Mechler – Schmoyer Reinhard Breakfast Briefing

6.14.12

Annalyn G. Smith and Nathan L. Mechler presented on the topic titled, “Like Loose Lips, Emails Can Sink Ships,” at the Schmoyer Reinhard Breakfast Briefing.

The presentation focused on how emails can be the smoking gun in a lawsuit and can create liabilities for companies. Companies have policies for retention of e-mails and use of company computers, but e-mail content is not the focus. The presentation addressed actual cases which turned on e-mails sent without careful consideration of content and without protection of privilege and the presenters provided best practices for e-mail correspondence and discuss admissibility of e-mails at the courthouse.