Steven C. Bennett



  • Tuesday, February 14, 2012
    Multinational companies based in the United States (or with significant operations in the United States) may be subject both to the civil procedure discovery rules of the United States as well as the privacy laws of the European Union and other countries in which they operate. Complying with these potentially conflicting bodies of law may pose difficult...
  • Monday, April 5, 2010
    Editor: What e-discovery lesson have you learned from the trenches? Bennett: Basically electronic discovery today is discovery in most cases. E-mail, in particular, is a regular part of business communication along with ever-increasing volume and usage of new electronic communications devices, all providing potential evidence. It is inevitable that...
  • Tuesday, January 5, 2010
    Rudimentary forms of social networking have existed for more than a decade, but the past few years have witnessed an incredible increase in the use of social networking tools (sometimes called "Web 2.0"). Time spent on social networks now exceeds time spent on email, signaling a social, business and technology paradigm shift. Continued development and...
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2008
    In 2007, China's GDP grew at the rapid rate of 11.9 percent; the forecast for 2008 is a solid 9.8 percent.1 Along with this fast-paced economic growth comes a continued increase in the volume of business opportunities and of lawsuits. China already is an active and expanding litigation jurisdiction, including one of the most active patent litigation dockets...
  • Tuesday, April 1, 2008
    Multinational companies based in the United States may be subject both to the data privacy laws of the United States as well as those of other countries in which they operate.Complying with these laws may pose difficult challenges for companies, because of fundamental differences in international approaches to data privacy.As the U.S.
  • Monday, January 1, 2007
    The modern era has produced multiple forms of mass litigation: class actions for torts, securities law and other claims; simultaneous, coordinated multi-state proceedings, brought by the same or affiliated counsel; and actions aimed at both litigation and non-litigation (legislative, regulatory and publicity) fronts. The response to this modern phenomenon...
  • Monday, August 1, 2005