Five Key Second Request

Five Key Second Request Considerations for Success: eDiscovery Trends

The success of the HSR Second Request process can boil down to several key considerations and steps your organization takes to support that process. The latest post from Cimplifi discusses five key Second Request considerations for success.

Their post (Five Key Considerations for HSR Second Request Success) discusses five key Second Request considerations for success (duh!). Here is one of them:

Consideration #2: Roles & Responsibilities


After an early call with counsel, it’s important to identify roles and create a responsibility workflow with clearly defined paths for each of the roles. That not only sets expectations up front, but it also enables you to quickly follow-up with the appropriate person to address deficiencies or mistakes. Examples of roles and responsibilities include:

  • Data Specs: Economists or data analysts, as they best understand the data.
  • Document Specs: eDiscovery provider, as they best understand discovery workflows.
  • Narrative Responses: In-house and/or outside counsel (often, both are involved to combine the knowledge of the company with the experience in responding to Second Requests).

So, what are the other four of the five key Second Request considerations for success? Find out that and more here! And please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic. HSR Second Requests may dictate a need for speed, but you still must succeed!  😉

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