Electronically stored information (ESI) has transformed litigation. In a world where e-mail records can now make or break a case, attorneys must manage ESI effectively at every phase of litigation and make the most of laws governing its use. This authoritative book not only explains the latest rules affecting ESI, but also helps lawyers seize the upper hand in procedural matters involving jurisdiction, discovery, and evidence as well as in substantive areas including contracts, torts, and criminal law. The book provides expert analysis of the 2006 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and addresses how the new rules apply in real-world cases. It alerts litigators to discovery issues in today's Internet and e-mail age, and underscores attorney-client issues unique to ESI.