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Tuesday’s ILTA Sessions – eDiscovery Trends

As noted yesterday, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual educational conference of 2013 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 Las Vegas area with a number of sessions available and over 280(!) exhibitors providing information on their products and services.  Here are today’s sessions in the main conference tracks related to litigation support and eDiscovery.

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM & 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (2 part session):

Technology-Assisted Review: A Hands-On Case Study

Description: It’s clear corporations and law firms are increasing their use of computer-assisted review/predictive coding.  That’s why you should join us for a hands-on walk through of computer-assisted review from start to finish, looking at all aspects of the work flow.  We’ll include presentations and exercises that teach attendees about reviewer preparation, training sets, statistical sampling, and validation, making this a can’t-miss session for those who are predictive-coding challenged.

Speakers are: Candi Smith – Winston & Strawn LLP; Andrea Garlanger – Relativity by kCura; Constantine Pappas – Relativity by kCura.

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM:

Predictive Coding Technologies for Information Management Purposes…Could It Be?

Description: Predictive coding is THE buzz word on the streets. This buzz has been focused on new technology capabilities to support e-discovery-related tasks, but we’ll challenge attendees to think outside the box and look at the problems that can be solved by leveraging these technologies for information governance. Attendees will be presented with a different journey through the EDRM model –– this time, starting from the left. Our panelists will present thought-provoking suggestions for innovation, balanced with case studies of firms successfully leveraging these technologies. Take a journey from the practical to the “if I had a magic wand,” and leave with cutting-edge information!

Speakers are: Rudy Moliere – Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, L.L.P.; Bennett Borden – Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; Kathleen Jimenez – Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM:

E-Discovery Pricing Predictability: An Ongoing Debate

Description: Attend a candid discussion about the world of fixed-fee billing, as it works for some and not for others. Some in the corporate world think there is value in vendor RFP competition, while others believe the improved consistency and aggregation of wholesale purchasing power is more advantageous. A panel of peers will debate the two views. You’ll also hear how to arrive at reasonable pricing assumptions and considerations, when fixed fees are advantageous for everyone involved, and how to negotiate fixed fees.

Speakers are: Eric Lieber – Toyota Motor Sales; Kathryn Goetz – Qualcomm; Jennifer Hamilton – Deere & Company; Gene Eames – Pfizer Inc; Rose Jones – King & Spalding LLP.

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM:

Get Invited to Discovery-Management Meet-and-Confer Meetings with No Regrets

Description: Ming the Merciless once said: “Pathetic earthlings. Hurling your bodies out into the void [of knowledge about meet-and-confers], without the slightest inkling of who or what is out here. If you had known anything about the true nature of the universe [of discovery management issues and dangers], anything at all, you would’ve hidden from it in terror.” Two industry experts with an aggregate of over 50 years of experience will share critical mistakes they witnessed during meet-and-confer meetings: terrified, hurtling bodies – and a mess they had to clean up.

Speakers are: Thomas Morrissey – Purdue Pharma L.P.; J. William Speros – Speros and Associates, LLC.

For a complete listing of all sessions at the conference, click here.

So, what do you think?  Are you planning to attend ILTA 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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