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Wednesday LTNY 2019 Sessions: eDiscovery Trends

As noted yesterday, Legaltech® New York (LTNY) is happening this week and, for the ninth(!) year in a row, eDiscovery Daily 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 New York area with a number of sessions available and over 160 exhibitors providing information on their products and services, including our company, CloudNine at booth #310-312.

In addition to that, yesterday and today, CloudNine is launching its new NineForum Discovery Education Series where prominent and highly respected eDiscovery and litigation support experts will deliver 9 TED-style talks, 20 minutes each, covering important topics impacting the legal community.  We’ve got a great list of eDiscovery thought leaders lined up for our first NineForum, so if you are at the show, come check it out.  The schedule for the topics and speakers is available here.  We had five great sessions yesterday, and have four more today to check out!

Not only that, but today from 4pm to 6pm is the 3rd annual Drinks with Doug (as in me!) and Mary (as in Mary Mack!), sponsored by ACEDS, CloudNine and Compliance Discovery Solutions.  You MAY still be able to register here.  We have a ton of people who have already registered and, trust me, you don’t want to be left out.  We’re going to take over Ruth’s Chris Steak house.  Seriously.

There are plenty of interesting sessions today.  Sessions in the main conference tracks include:

10:30am – 11:30am:

The International Legal Cloud 2019: Discovery, Security, and Business Considerations

Every time you pick up your phone, you’re using the cloud, and legal teams are no exception. In 2019, the cloud is fait accompli, a ubiquitous part of life for just about everyone. What does it mean for your legal team? This session will examine important considerations as your legal team and business move to the cloud, including security advantages, cross-border e-discovery strategies, and data privacy and protection issues from the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to the California Consumer Privacy Act and other legal and regulatory considerations.

Moderator: Chris Dale, Editor – eDisclosure Information Project; Speakers: Dera Nevin, Senior Associate, IPTech, Information Governance and eDiscovery, Baker McKenzie LLP, Sean Pike, Program Vice President, Security Products – IDC, David Horrigan, Discovery Counsel & Legal Education Director – Relativity, Heidi Stenberg, Principal and Americas and Global Leader, Discovery Services, EY, Mark Anderson, Senior Project Consultant – Complete Discovery Source – London.

Why Lawyers Are Adopting AI Faster Than You: Law Firm Leaders Share Technology Strategies

Predictive coding paved the way for a new era of AI-enhanced law firms. Where do we go next? Automated document summaries, claims extraction, multifaceted chronologies, sentiment analysis, and more are on the horizon. Law firm leaders are looking to these technologies to grow their competitive edge and realize new client service enhancements. In this breakout, panelists will share their insights on the problems and pain points faced in their practice, their innovation journey towards developing technological solutions, and the new AI-enhanced technologies that they are actively pioneering with software developers right now.

Moderator: Adam Kuhn, Director of Product Marketing – OpenText; Speakers: David Lapresi, CEDS, e-Discovery and Litigation Support Manager – Phillips Lytle LLP, David Stanton, Litigation & eDiscovery Partner, Information Law & Electronic Discovery Team Leader – Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Alexis Mitchell, Principal Data Scientist – Opus 2 International, Andrea D’Ambra, Partner & Head of eDiscovery & Information Governance for the United States – Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP.

How Litigation and Regulatory Teams Can Effectuate Change and Drive Value by Leveraging Technology and Defining Business Objectives Across a Global Corporate Enterprise

As the pressure to manage the cost of litigation continues to rise, companies must continually evaluate the legal department and look for ways to operate more efficiently and cost effectively. By preparing for the future today, litigation and regulatory teams will be better apt to predict and control costs, mitigate risk, and increase speed to revenue. In this session, we will discuss how the legal department can function more like a business and how better managing everything from data, evidence gathering, and litigation support, to budgeting and metrics can affect long-term company performance.

Key takeaways include:

  • How to value your eDiscovery team beyond rates?
  • What critical business objectives can the litigation team impact?
  • What are the typical legal issues that need to be considered when responding to litigation or regulatory demands?
  • How can litigation teams effectuate change and drive value?
  • How do we measure the readiness for change?
  • How to operate pro-actively?

Speakers: Christine Hasiotis, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel – UnitedLex, Seth Eichenholtz, Head of eDiscovery, Security Monitoring and Response – Mastercard, Kathleen Turland, Executive Counsel, Compliance, Litigation, Investigations & Privacy – Current, powered by GE, Kiriaki Tourikis, VP, Assistant General Counsel, Data and Privacy Legal – JPMorgan Chase.

1:30pm – 2:30pm:

The State of the e-Discovery Union: a Roundtable on the Industry and the Profession

How should you plan for your career and the future of your business or law firm when the e-discovery industry and the legal profession are in a period of rapid change? Where is the industry going, and what does the future hold for the legal professionals who make up the e-discovery profession? Join us for this session where leading journalists, industry analysts, and legal experts will examine the current state of e-discovery, the market, and legal forces affecting the industry, your firm or company, and your career. In addition, our panel of industry leaders will be making predictions on what the future holds for all of us.

Moderator: David Horrigan, Discovery Counsel & Legal Education Director – Relativity;  Speakers: Bob Ambrogi, Attorney and Founder – LawSites,  Ari Kaplan, Principal – Ari Kaplan Advisors,  Mary Mack, Executive Director – Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS),  Zach Warren, Editor-in-Chief – Legaltech News, Kelly Twigger, Principal – ESI Attorneys, Ryan O’Leary, Senior Research Analyst, Legal, Risk, & Compliance – IDC.

What’s in Your Smartphone? Mobile Device and Email Investigation Strategies and Stories

Your email and internet search history may be used against you in a court of law. Join a panel of forensic and eDiscovery experts to learn about the strategies and tactics they use to collect, investigate, and present digital evidence from the very device you are reading this on. Panelists will focus in on the special challenge of email and cell phones (policy, hardware, and software). Join this session to see just how much information we can pull off your devices and better understand the tools, techniques, and strategies available to modern investigators.

Moderator: Adam Kuhn, Director of Product Marketing – OpenText;  Speakers: Anna Clark, Partner – Phillips Lytle LLP,  Brian Morrison, Principal eDiscovery Analyst – Liberty Mutual,  Warren Singh, Supervisor of Practice Technology Consulting – Latham & Watkins, Laura Roman, Litigation Operations and E-Discovery Specialist Regulation – New York Stock Exchange.

3:00pm – 4:00pm:

3rd Annual Corporate Legal Operations Survey Results: Key Metrics, Trends, and Expectations

Each year, Ari Kaplan and OpenText partner to survey corporate legal professionals and gather their opinions on a range of eDiscovery, InfoGov, and technology questions. What metrics are you tracking? How is your caseload changing? What new security precautions are you taking? How have your responsibilities changed? Are robots taking your job?

In this breakout we’ll share survey data covering these questions and, joined by law firm and corporate legal guest speakers, engage in an interactive discussion on the state of the industry with diverse perspectives from consultants, vendors, outside counsel and corporate legal. Some of the survey highlights show significant increases in:

  • Efforts to centralize eDiscovery hosting
  • Outside counsel technology audits
  • Adoption of AI for legal ops
  • Cross-department collaboration
  • And more!

Moderator: Adam Kuhn, Director of Product Marketing – OpenText; Speakers: Ari Kaplan, Principal – Ari Kaplan Advisors; Brent Holmes, eDiscovery Program Director & Head of Legal Technology – Siemens, Kristin Comer Belyew, Assistant General Counsel: Legal Strategy, Technology, and Risk Management – GlaxoSmithKline.

In addition to these, there are other sessions today that may interest you.  For a complete description for all sessions today (and for the entire show, since they’re all on one page), click here.

So, what do you think?  Are you here at LTNY 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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