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Thursday’s ILTACON 2019 Sessions: eDiscovery Trends

As noted yesterday, Tuesday and Monday, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual educational conference of 2019 (otherwise known as ILTACON) is happening this week and eDiscovery Daily is once again covering the show and, this year, CloudNine is exhibiting at the show and participating in a major way.  Today’s the last day to check out the show at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in sunny Orlando area with a number of sessions available and as many as 191 exhibitors providing information on their products and services.

CloudNine will be exhibiting again at booth #624 and we have several exciting new features and enhancements to showcase at this year’s show (that we announced last week here).

Sessions of interest in the main conference tracks today – including one that I’m moderating (!) include (all times ET):

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM:

10 Litigation Support Tips in 60 Minutes: David Letterman had his Top 10 lists nightly; here at ILTA we have ours annually.  Meant for novices and experts, come learn 10 tips for effective and efficient litigation support practice.


  • 10 tips for efficient/effective litigation support practice
  • A handout of the tips presented in the session

Speakers Include: Albert Chen, eDiscovery Services Client Solutions Manager Holland & Knight LLP; Lora Ramsey, Litigation Support Manager Arnall Golden Gregory LLP; Ann Halkett, Litigation Support Manager Alexander, Holburn, Beaudin + Lang LLP; Joy Holley, Director of Practice Support Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.

Impact of Advanced Legal Research Tools: Advances in AI-assisted legal research have been dramatic over the past few years and there are many new players in the market.  This session will show how a handful of these new and exciting AI research tools are being used by law firms to enhance litigation decision-making, reduce research risk, aid competitive intelligence, and more.


  • Raising attorney awareness of these tools, strategies for driving attorney adoption, strategies for securing firm buy-in
  • Technologists will gain understanding of how these tools are used so they can better support, train, and drive user adoption

Speakers Include: Meredith L. Williams-Range, Chief Knowledge & Client Value Officer Shearman & Sterling, LLP; Scott B Reents, Lead Attorney, Data Analytics and E-Discovery Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; Cliff Nichols, Senior Counsel Day Pitney LLP.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM:

Choosing a Predictive Coding Approach – “Predictive Coding For Dummies”: Gain a full understanding analytic jargon, acronyms [TAR, CAL, SPL, SAL?], learn the pros and cons of each approach, and collect a few tips for selling it to case teams, clients, and opposing counsel.  After that, it’s up to you!


  • Learn the difference between various predictive coding technologies
  • Learn how to sell the technologies to relevant parties

Speakers include: Doug Austin, Vice President of Products/Services CloudNine; Doug Matthews, Partner Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP; Catherine A. Casey, Chief Innovation Officer DISCO; Lia Majid, CEO and Founder, Acorn Legal Solutions; Julian Ackert, Managing Director iDiscovery Solutions, Inc.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM:

Data Privacy: The Anniversary of GDPR and the Shape of Things to Come: In honor of the one year anniversary of the implementation of GDPR, let’s explore where we are today.  Learn what impact this regulation has had on our organizations and the unintended consequences.  If you are in an organization where GDPR was treated simply as a box to check off as being completed, or you are not in compliance, come to this session and learn how to create a cultural shift in how data and privacy are handled.  What are the lessons learned that we can carry forward for any new regulation?


  • What can be forgotten? Under what circumstances must data be kept?
  • Learn what works and what doesn’t from peers
  • Implementing processes for managing requests
  • What tools are available that can be used to help with these requests

Speakers include: Karen Allen, Manager of Information Governance Technology Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, L.L.P.; Joshua Lenon, Lawyer in Residence Clio; Richard Hogg, Global Information Governance Director White & Case LLP; Terri Garland, Vice President & Sr. Loss Prevention Counsel Attorneys’ Liability Assurance Society, Inc.

So, what do you think?  Did you attend ILTACON this year?  If so, what did you think of the conference?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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