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eDiscovery Trends: Welcome to LegalTech West Coast 2012!


Today is the start of LegalTech® West Coast 2012 (LTWC) and eDiscoveryDaily is here to report about the latest eDiscovery trends being discussed at the show.  Over the next two days, we will provide a description each day of some of the sessions related to eDiscovery to give you a sense of the topics being covered.  If you’re in the Los Angeles area, come check out the show – there are 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 today 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 19 hits.  So, there is plenty to talk about!  Sessions in the main conference tracks include:

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM:

A "Stormy" Subject…Exploring Cloud-Based eDiscovery

Can your organization better manage costs and increase control over discovery by bringing eDiscovery tools in-house or in-firm? What are the advantages and drawbacks of eDiscovery in the cloud? In this session, the panel will:

  • Explore insourcing v. outsourcing market trends
  • Discuss the pros and cons inherent in cloud/SaaS v. on premises e-discovery software solutions
  • Examine challenges when collecting and preserving discoverable data stored in the cloud

Speakers are: Scott Sachs, eDiscovery Attorney, Atkinson Andelson and Adam Sand, Associate General Counsel, Ancestry.com.  Moderator: Wayne Wong, Managing Consultant, Kroll Ontrack.

1:30 – 3:00 PM:

Under Fire: Defending and Challenging Technology-Assisted Review

Intelligent Review? Predictive Coding? Smart review? Whatever you call it, amidst growing data volumes and dwindling resources, traditional linear document review is quickly going the way of the dinosaur. In this session, the panel will:

  • Explore the "what", "why", and "how" behind  technology-assisted review
  • Discuss cutting-edge opinions from the bench
  • Provide you with tips to help overcome your organization's objections to using intelligent review technology

Speakers are: Tom Werner, Associate, Irell & Manella, LLP; Jeffrey Fowler, Partner, O'Melveny & Myers, LLP and Pallab Chakraborty, Director of eDiscovery, Oracle.  Moderator: Andrea Gibson, Product Director, Kroll Ontrack.

3:30 – 5:00 PM:

Exploring Hot eDiscovery Trends: FRCP Amendments, Social Media, and Emerging Case Law

eDiscovery evolves at the speed of light. If your organization is standing still, you are losing ground. In this session, the panel will:

  • Explore how eDiscovery evolved in 2011, with a look into how it will continue to change in the remainder of 2012
  • Analyze whether potential amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are even possible, and what the amendments might entail discuss "hot" trends impacting eDiscovery such as social media.

Panelists are: Ron S. Best, EDD Staff Attorney & Director, Litigation Systems, Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP and Eric Chan, Associate, O'Melveny & Myers, LLP.  Moderator: Joel Vogel, Vice President, Discovery Products and Services, Kroll Ontrack.

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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