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If You’re Feeling “Innovative”, This is the Conference For You – eDiscovery Trends

When it comes to informative sites regarding eDiscovery, IT-Lex is one of our favorites.  We’ve referenced several of their stories over the past couple of years and have also conducted a two part thought leader interview with their president and editor-in-chief, Adam Losey.  Now, IT-Lex is hosting their first conference and, we’re happy to have Samir Mathur, Managing Director and General Counsel of IT-Lex to provide a guest post to tell you more about the their inaugural Innovate conference next Thursday and Friday, October 17 and 18:

IT-Lex is an Orlando-based not-for-profit focused on the advancement of technology law, and next week, we’re hosting our inaugural Innovate conference at the newly-opened Alfond Inn, in beautiful Winter Park, Florida. We’ve put together an impressive agenda, featuring panels covering electronic discovery, privacy and data security, and social media, and speakers including a member of the FBI’s Cyber Intrusions Squad, and – government shutdown permitting –  Peter Miller, the Chief Privacy Officer of the Federal Trade Commission.

But this being eDiscoveryDaily, I figure that anyone reading this is probably more interested in our eDiscovery-themed panels. We’re starting strong on Thursday, October 17th: Anthony Mendenhall, a 2013 law graduate from the University of Tennessee, won the first IT-Lex/Foley & Lardner writing contest, with an essay about whether our current discovery system, where the producing party is generally expected to pay for everything, violates procedural due process. It’s an interesting argument, and so Innovate will kick off with Anthony talking about his essay, and then discussing it with such luminaries as Judge Facciola, Judge Nolan and Ken Withers of the Sedona Conference ®.

The following morning, Friday October 18th, will begin with the eDiscovery A-Team, Jason Baron, Maura Grossman and Ralph Losey, getting together for the first time to talk about predictive coding. Will it be the game-changer that some hope it will, making review faster and simultaneously more cost-effective? We’ll see what these three all-stars have to say.

Later that day, we’ll have a couple of panels that will really appeal to the more advanced eDiscovery folks out there. Firstly, a discussion of Preservation and Collection: best practices to minimize the chance of spoliation; and again, keep costs down. Later is the panel entitled Clawbacks, Cooperation and Competence, where our esteemed panelists will discuss clawback agreements: a possible way of saying goodbye to the privilege log. They’ll also explain why “cooperation” doesn’t have to be a dirty word or a foreign concept to litigators.

Innovate will close out with a Judicial Roundtable, at which our guests from the bench will offer their thoughts on the state of technology law today, and our audience will be able to ask any questions of the panel. To that end, any attendee can submit a question for any panel ahead of time by emailing innovate@it-lex.org, or tweeting us at @ITLexOrg. In order to keep things interactive, we’re not having any Power Point-based presentations – we want to emphasize discussion and audience involvement.

If you’re reading this post, then you’re likely already the kind of person whom we’d love to see at the conference! Please head to register online, and we look forward to welcoming you to Orlando and to Innovate.

Thanks, Samir, for the information!  It sounds like a very interesting and informative conference.  Check it out if you’re going to be in the area in Florida.

So, what do you think?  Will you be attending the inaugural Innovate conference?   Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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