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Houston, Hello! The Sedona Conference is Coming! – eDiscovery Trends


If you’re in my hometown of Houston and want to learn more about eDiscovery from a well-respected panel of judges and eDiscovery experts, you have an excellent opportunity next month to do so at The 8th Annual Sedona Conference® Institute Program on eDiscovery in a New Era: New Technologies, New Media, New Rules.

It’s a two-day program on March 13 and 14 at the Hilton Americas Hotel in downtown Houston.  As the Sedona Conference site states:

“The undisputed, non-partisan thought leaders in eDiscovery will gather in Houston to explore emerging challenges and trends that stem from evolving technology. Co-chairs Monica Latin of Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, L.L.P. and Eric Schwarz of Ernst & Young have gathered an extraordinary faculty of judges, top eDiscovery practitioners, in-house counsel, and experts to lead the dialogue on the following topics:

  • Case law update
  • Pending amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Data breach incident investigation and response
  • eDiscovery in a crisis, while under scrutiny, in a regulated industry
  • TAR and predictive coding
  • Professional responsibility with social media, mobile devices and the cloud
  • Corporate counsel perspectives on new media in terms of preservation, collection, and review
  • Judicial Roundtable
  • eDiscovery outside the courtroom”

Judicial experts on the panel include Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht, Texas District Judges Lee Rosenthal and Xavier Rodriguez and New York Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck.  There will also be eDiscovery experts on the panel, including Jason R. Baron and Maura Grossman, and corporate experts from Raytheon Company, GlaxoSmithKline, Intel Corporation and BP America, among others.

Sessions include: Case Law and Rules Amendments updates, eDiscovery Under Pressure, Technology Assisted Review (with Jason R. Baron, Maura Grossman and Judge Peck on the panel, that should be a can’t miss!), Professional Responsibility in Social Media and the Cloud, Making the Business Case for eDiscovery, a Corporate Counsel Roundtable and Responding to Data Breach Incidents.  There is also reception after the sessions on the first day.  Sessions end at 1:00 pm on Day 2 to give time for travelers to return home.

The session is still available, but limited to 200 participants.  It’s not free, costing $1,295 for regular attendees – government employees get a discount down to $845 and Working Group Series (WGS) members down to $1,195.  On the site, The Sedona Conference notes that “We are applying for advance accreditation for 660 minutes of MCLE credit, including 60 minutes of ethics credit in states requested by those who register.  For the benefit of ARMA members, we will also apply for ICRM Certification Maintenance Program (CMP) advance accreditation.”  If you have any questions about the status of those CLE and certification accreditations, contact The Sedona Conference.

For more information about the program, including a full agenda and list of speakers, click here.

So, what do you think? Do you plan to attend the program? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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