Survey to address litigation and regulatory knowledge management in energy industry

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., April 3, 2002 — Energy companies are being inundated with the vast volumes of data and documents required to support responses required by increasing activities of federal and state oversight agencies, more intensive investigations by those same agencies and a renewed interest in traditional regulatory proceedings.

In this environment, the lack of efficient knowledge management can quickly mushroom into both legal and financial liabilities.

Knowledge management in these legal and regulatory proceedings is often far removed from the day-to-day operations of the enterprise. Compartmentalization makes accessing and assembling the needed information costly and inefficient. It also makes it more difficult to disseminate the knowledge gained from these proceedings within the company, and thereby realize any on-going benefit from the assembled information.

R.J. Rudden Associates, Inc. is inviting energy industry professionals to participate in a survey that seeks to collect data on the issues and methods surrounding Knowledge Management in Litigation and Regulatory arenas.

A brief questionnaire that examines how Energy Companies, their Attorneys and their Consultants manage and use the documents and data required in the industry’s plethora of legal and regulatory proceedings has been posted on the Rudden web site. Confidentiality is assured to all participants.

The survey can be found at http://www.rjrudden.com and click on Litigation and Regulatory Knowledge Management Survey.

Polling period begins today and extends through April 17, 2002. Final results will be distributed to the respondents.

R.J. Rudden Associates, Inc. is among the world’s premier strategic, economic and management consulting firms specializing in energy matters. Throughout its history, Rudden has assisted clients in such mission-critical areas as: economic and financial analysis; strategic, management and marketing services; industry restructuring support; litigation and regulatory support; technical analysis; and implementation support.

Serving more than 300 clients worldwide, Rudden’s energy industry professionals include experienced energy company senior executives, energy economists, senior policy experts and regulatory officials, engineers, renowned futurists, and internationally respected subject matter experts. Many are widely published and each is highly regarded for his or her unique insight and targeted approach to problem solving. Rudden’s clients encompass the full range of the energy value chain and cut across all market sectors, including energy producers, the financial community, the legal and regulatory community, new business ventures, and large energy consumers.

Rudden has offices in New York; Washington, D.C.; Houston; Atlanta; Augusta, Maine; and San Francisco. Additional information about the firm is available on Rudden’s web site at www.rjrudden.com.

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