LTPI Releases New Discovery Data Governance Model

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New model combines eDiscovery, cyber security, and information governance to provide a framework for legal and information governance professionals.

Legal Technology Professionals Institute a non-profit for eDiscovery, information governance and legal professionals
The DDGM provides expanded guidance and framework to an industry ever prudent on best practices for every phase of litigation and investigation.

Legal Technology Professionals Institute (LTPI) releases its latest standard, the Discovery Data Governance Model (DDGM™) today, for public comment and feedback.

The DDGM™ provides expanded guidance and framework to an industry ever prudent on best practices for every phase of litigation and investigation. The DDGM™ evolved from a realization of the need to properly track data from the start of a matter all the way through case close out. The model was developed by members of LTPI who are active contributors in information governance, litigation support, and e-Discovery within corporations, law firms, consulting firms, and technology and service providers.

The DDGM™ framework covers the people, systems, processes and procedures for all phases of a matter, including preliminary, during, and post matter phases. It is developed with a variety of perspectives, including the corporation, government, services provider, expert, and law firm. No “one size” framework will fit all needs, and not all parties follow the same playbook. As such, this framework serves as a flexible guide and checklist for most considerations across a wide breadth of matters. It is designed to be used by both the novice legal technology professional and the expert.

The project committee team members include:

  • Kevin Clark, Litigation Support Manager at Thompson & Knight LLP
  • Babs Deacon, Advisory Board Member at LTPI
  • Seth Eichenholtz, Head of Electronic Discovery at MasterCard
  • Quin Gregor, CEO at SIGINT Software, LLC
  • Christopher Paskach, Managing Director at The Claro Group
  • Bob Rohlf, Director of E-Discovery Strategies at Exterro
  • Mikki Tomlinson, Managing Director at eDiscovery Journal

The model is currently open for public comment for the next 30 days by the legal community before being finalized and released.

To learn more about the Discovery Data Governance Model, visit

LTPI is open to suggestions for new projects and accepting new project members. Requests for new projects can be submitted at or sent to programs(at)legaltechpi(dot)org.

About LTPI
Legal Technology Professional Institute is a nonprofit legal association for legal practitioners who are involved in eDiscovery, investigations and information governance. Sponsors of the initiative include the world’s leading law firms, corporations, enterprise software companies and litigation support providers. Learn more at

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