Our prior scholarship examined the legal and technical challenges involved in modern Merger & Acquisition ("M&A") due diligence practices associated with transactions ("Deals"), given recent but steady advances in technology and related increases in sophistication seen in Deal participants-primarily the organizations or assets targeted (the "Targets") as part of the Deal, and the organizations that pursued and/or resulted from the Deal (the "Acquirers"). We then proposed a framework addressing five particular verticals of interest and concern: data privacy ("DP"), information security ("IS"), e-Discovery, information governance ("IG"), and the due diligence and record keeping associated with the Deal itself ("Deal Information") (collectively, the "Framework").
James A. Sherer, Taylor M. Hoffman, Kevin M. Wallace, Eugenio E. Ortiz & Trevor J. Satnick,
Merger and Acquisition Due Diligence Part II- The Devil in the Details,
Rich. J.L. & Tech
Available at: http://scholarship.richmond.edu/jolt/vol22/iss2/2