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eDiscovery Trends: Wednesday LTWC 2012 Sessions


As noted yesterday, LegalTech West Coast 2012 (LTWC) 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 Los Angeles area with a number of sessions (both paid and free) available and 69 exhibitors providing information on their products and services, including (shameless plug warning!) my company, CloudNine Discovery, which just announced yesterday release of Version 11 of our linear review application, OnDemand®, and will be exhibiting at booth #216 along with our partners, First Digital Solutions.  Come by and say hi!

Perform a “find” on today’s LTNY conference schedule for “discovery” and you’ll get 21 hits.  More eDiscovery sessions happening!  Here are some of the sessions in the main conference tracks:

10:30 – 12:00 AM:

Information Governance and Information Management

With the volume of electronically stored information (ESI) growing exponentially and the challenges surrounding managing it, protecting it, and developing effective policies are essential. Social media, email, IMs, web pages, mobile devices and the cloud have made a big job even bigger. How much or how little should you collect? How aggressive should you be? How can you be certain your approach and results are defensible?

Speakers are: Richard E. Davis, JD, e-Discovery Solutions Architect & Founder, Litigation Logistics, LLC; Jack Halprin, Head of eDiscovery, Google; Dawson Horn, III, Senior Litigation Counsel, Tyco International and David Yerich, Director, eDiscovery, UHG Legal Department, United Health Group.

The GARP® Principles and eDiscovery

Attendees will hear from experts on the GARP Principles and eDiscovery as well as:

  • Understand the importance of proactive records management through the eight GARP® Principles
  • Revisit the GARP® Principles and learn how their role is magnified by recent case law
  • Learn what to do before eDiscovery: how GARP® precedes and complements the EDRM

Speakers are: Gordon J. Calhoun, Esq., Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard &, Smith LLP; Lorrie DeCoursey, Former Law Firm Administrator and John J. Isaza, Esq., Partner, Rimon P.C.  Moderator: David Baskin, Vice President of Product Management, Recommind.

1:30 – 3:00 PM:

Practical Handbook for Conducting International eDiscovery – Tips and Tricks

This session will present a truly international view on how to conduct global eDiscovery from a practical perspective, including developing proactive global document retention policies and assuring multi-jurisdictional compliance, best practices of global data preservation and collection, successful data migration across jurisdictions, navigating unique cultural and procedural challenges in various global regions, handling multi-lingual data sets as well as strategic positioning of hosting data centers.

Speakers are: Monique Altheim, Esq., CIPP, The Law Office of Monique Altheim; George I. Rudoy, Founder & CEO, Integrated Legal Technology, LLC and David Yerich, Director, eDiscovery, UHG Legal Department, United Health Group.

Litigation Preparedness Through Effective Data Governance

Be prepared. This panel will go through the benefits of data governance in your litigation preparedness and discuss benefits such as:

  • Auto-classification of legacy and newly created content
  • What is email management and is it ready for prime-time?
  • Review the court's findings on the complexities of ESI, including metadata, native formats, back-up tapes, mobile devices, and legacy technology
  • Key questions to ask before outsourcing ESI to the cloud

Speakers are: Lorrie DeCoursey, Former Law Firm Administrator; John J. Isaza, Esq., Partner, Rimon P.C. and Ayelette Robinson, Director – Knowledge Technology, Littler Mendelson.  Moderator: Derek Schueren, GM, Information Access and Governance, Recommind.

3:30 – 5:00 PM:

Managed and Accelerated Review

As costs for review soar and volumes of data multiply at an almost exponential rate, traditional linear review seems to be giving way to new technologies that will enable faster, better, more defensible eDiscovery results. How can you be assured that this new approach will catch everything that needs to be captured? Will human review become obsolete? What do you need to ask when considering this new technology? How should it be incorporated into your overall litigation strategy?

Speakers are: Matthew Miller, Manager, Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services, Ernst & Young; Robert Miller, Founder, Rise Advisory Group, LLC; Former Discovery Counsel, BP; David Sun, Discovery Project Manager, Google.

eDiscovery Circa 2015: Will Aggressive Preservation/Collection and Predictive Coding be Commonplace?

Who's holding back on Predictive Coding, clients or outside counsel? This session will discuss if aggressive preservation/collection of predictive coding will become commonplace as well as:

  • How aggressive should clients be with preservation/collection?
  • How to use effective searching, sampling, and targeting tools and techniques to not over-collect

Speakers are: Gordon J. Calhoun, Esq., Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard &, Smith LLP; Lorrie DeCoursey, Former Law Firm Administrator and Greg Chan, Senior Regional Litigation Technology Manager, Bingham McCutchen LLP.  Moderator: David Baskin, Vice President of Product Management, Recommind.

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 LTWC this year?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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