On April 29, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States
adopted and submitted to Congress the current set of pending
amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure ("FRCP"), many
of which could have a significant impact on e-discovery and
information governance practices. Unless Congress acts to the
contrary, the amendments will become law on December 1, 2015.
The set of changes to the FRCP include amendments to Rules 1, 4,
16, 26, 30, 31, 33, 34, 37, 55, and 84 and the Appendix of Forms;
the changes with the most potential to impact e-discovery are
reviewed in this memo (new rule text is underlined; removed rule
text is struck through).