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eDiscovery Trends: Tuesday LTNY Sessions


As noted yesterday, LegalTech New York 2011 (LTNY) is happening this week and eDiscoveryDaily is here to report about the latest eDiscovery trends being discussed at the show.  There’s still time to check out the show if you’re in the New York area with a number of sessions (both paid and free) available and over 240 exhibitors providing information on their products and services.

While at the show, we will also be interviewing several industry thought leaders to see what they think are the significant trends for 2011 and, which of those are evident at LTNY.  After the show, we will announce the series of thought leader interviews and identify when each will be published.  Mark your calendars!

Perform a “find” on today’s LTNY conference schedule for “discovery” and you’ll get 78 hits.  More eDiscovery sessions happening!  Here are some of the sessions in the main conference tracks:

10:30 – 11:45 AM:

Multinational Discovery: Privacy and Process


  • The evolving data privacy regulatory environment, including in Europe, AsiaPacific and South America
  • Common cross border scenarios and key "dos and don'ts" for maintaining data privacy compliance
  • Best practices for multinational discovery and additional resources

Panelists are: Amor Esteban, Partner, Shook Hardy Bacon LLP; Kathryn McCarthy, Counsel, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP; Matt Ward, Vice President Information Risk, Barclays Capital; and Peggy Kubicz Hall, Assistant General Counsel, 3M.  Moderator: Joe Looby, Senior Managing Director, FTI.

12:00 – 1:00 PM:

Town Hall Session: Understanding and Mitigating the Risks of Cloud Technology

You've heard the buzz about cloud technology. It's one of the newest computing frontiers and is generating massive interest from organizations seeking to outsource computing, applications and storage. It's true that migrating data to an external cloud can lead to sizable savings on capital and operational expenses. However, there are a host of potential security and privacy issues that can arise and expose organizations to unique risks.

Panelists are: Martin T. Tully, Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP; Bennett B. Borden, Chair, Electronic Discovery and Information Governance Section, Williams Mullen; Michael E. Lackey, Jr., Partner, Mayer Brown LLP; and Patrick Oot, Special Counsel for Electronic Discovery, Office of the General Counsel, Securities and Exchange Commission.  Moderator: Shannon Smith, Esq., eDiscovery Specialist, CommVault.

12:30 – 1:30 PM:

Plenary General Session: The Future of Litigation and E-discovery: Amending the Federal Rules and Beyond

Lawyers and IT executives want to know the facts and understand the implications for the future of litigation and discovery. This panel of distinguished judges participated in the 2010 Conference on Civil Litigation at Duke University and will examine important issues and FRCP reform aimed at easing the burden of discovery. Perspectives on planning and managing litigation and discovery to meet obligations in a manner that is defensible and proportionate to the amount in controversy will be discussed. Attend this session to hear predictions for what is to come and learn how you can contribute to FRCP reform initiatives and leverage the bench, the rules and technology to ease the burden of discovery.

Panelists are: Honorable James C. Francis, Magistrate Judge, Southern District of New York; Hon. Ron Hedges, Former United States Magistrate Judge; Honorable Andrew J. Peck, Magistrate Judge, Southern District of New York; Honorable David J. Waxse, US District Court, District of Kansas.  Moderator: Jack Halprin, Esq., Vice President, eDiscovery & Compliance, Autonomy, Inc.

2:00 – 3:15 PM:

Cloud, SharePoint and Social Media: Discovery on the Next Data Frontier

Includes discussion of:

  • The new challenges emerging with the rise of cloud computing, SharePoint adoption and social media
  • How do these data types differ from emails and other electronic documents, and how do they impact a reasonable discovery process?
  • The basic technical challenges for collecting, reviewing and producing relevant data from the cloud, SharePoint or social media sites
  • Recent case law involving these new data types
  • Best practices for managing these new data types as part of a holistic information management program

Panelists are: Larry Briggi, Director in the Electronic and Evidence Consulting, FTI; Barry Murphy, Co-Founder, Contributor, eDiscovery Journal; Principal, Murphy Insights; Leigh Isaacs, Firmwide Records Manager, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; James Zucker, Associate, Hogan Lovells.

3:45 – 5:00 PM:

Predictive Coding: What you Need to Know

Includes discussion of:

  • An overview of the different types of predictive coding offerings available, including suggested coding, and how this differs from more traditional legal review technology
  • The processes needed to supplement the use of predictive coding as part of a defensible legal review workflow
  • Key gotchas for selecting and implementing predictive coding technology, including the role of the review attorneys

Panelists are: Jason R. Baron, Director of Litigation, National Archives and Records Administration; Manfred Gabriel, Managing Director, FTI; Ralph Colby Losey, Partner, Jackson Lewis, LLP; David Yerich, United Health.

In addition to these, there are other eDiscovery-related sessions today.  For a complete description for all sessions today, click here.

So, what do you think?  Are you planning to attend LTNY this year?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.