A Second Look at Second Requests

Epiq Systems


Jeff Jaeckel

Jeff Jaeckel


The logistics of processing, copying and producing documents in response to a Second Request impose burdens far beyond the scope of the antitrust substance of a merger review. It can create massive administrative headaches ranging from arduous financial database excavation to difficult document production specifications.

Contrary to traditional discovery, HSR Second Request is not conducted under the rules of civil procedure, but compliance is mandatory before a merger can legally close, and legal teams get only one chance to produce required data. This means a cooperative and efficient approach is critical to success.

In this session, sponsored by Epiq Systems, you'll learn best practices that can be implemented ahead of time to help you through the second request process. Attendees will learn how to:

  • Understand your enterprise data landscape and what may be required during a Second Request 
  • Understand ways to minimize the risks of potential security breaches when producing to governmental agencies
  • Establish sound communication channels for second request administration
  • Build a blueprint for a second request response, including capacity planning, document prioritization, and review and production processes
  • Predictive technologies: Are they OK to use?

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