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Jessica A. Ryan has deep experience litigating mass torts matters across multiple U.S. jurisdictions with a focus on pharmaceutical and medical device defense. She has handled complex cases from the investigation stage through jury trials. She has guided eDiscovery teams from start to finish, collaborating with clients, vendors, and in-house counsel. Jessica’s experience also includes premises liability, catastrophic injury, construction defect, and toxic tort cases.

A company striving to comply with state and federal regulations, as well as outstanding litigation holds, should establish policies and protocols related to the who/what/when/how of archiving business-related text messages. This blog post contains compliance strategies companies may wish to consider regarding such messages.

 “Who.” All directors, officers, and employees should be advised

Text messages have been at the forefront of national news. Indeed, the controversial failure by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to preserve text messages related to the events of Jan. 6 requested by Congressional subpoena[1] made text messages a topic of many dinner conversations. 

Statutory and regulatory provisions may trigger a company’s duty