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Wednesday LTWC 2014 Sessions – eDiscovery Trends

As noted yesterday, LegalTech West Coast 2014 (LTWC) is happening this week and eDiscoveryDaily is reporting about the latest eDiscovery trends being discussed at the show.  There’s still time to check out the show if you’re in the Los Angeles area with a number of sessions (both paid and free) available and at least 50 exhibitors providing information on their products and services.

Perform a “find” on today’s LTNY conference schedule for “discovery” or “information governance” and you’ll get 25 hits.  Sessions in the main conference tracks include:

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM:

Information Governance: More Than Defensible Disposition

Litigation readiness. E-discovery. Defensible disposition. Attorneys, paralegals and technology experts all benefit from their organization’s having efficient and effective processes for responding to litigation. A well-conceived information governance program that takes into account the organization’s business, technology and legal perspectives provides the foundation for these processes. This session explores how an effective information governance program can ensure that obsolete, redundant or transitory information no longer needed for operational, legal/regulatory, or historical purposes can be disposed, thereby improving timely and efficient access to relevant information during litigation.

Moderator: John Isaza, Partner, Rimon, P.C.

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM:

The Three R’s: Risk, Readiness, and Revenue!

Organizations are increasingly dependent on their electronic information for mission-critical decisions and transactions. Managing and mitigating the risks that are associated with information governance practices requires on-going monitoring and oversight. While law firms are increasingly called on to help clients address litigation and legal holds needs, this is only part of the picture.  Although Litigation Readiness prepares clients for potential litigation, new research, to be discussed in this session, shows that litigation readiness services provide a host of opportunities for the staff of law firms to help firm clients leverage the value of data beyond discovery.  These activities can potentially save organizations money, prepare them for litigation, and help law firm clients and even the law firms themselves find potential new revenue streams.

Speakers are: Bennett B. Borden, Partner and Chair, Information Governance and eDiscovery Group, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; Martin Tuip, Executive Director of Information Governance Solutions, ARMA International; Frank Lambert, Senior Consultant, Information Governance Solutions LLC, Theresa Shoch, Principal, UHY Advisors FLVS, Inc.  Moderator: John Isaza, Partner, Rimon, P.C.

Reducing Discovery Expenses: How to Accelerate the Discovery Process and Save Money

The cost related to discovery continues to draw the eye of lawyers and clients alike.  This session explores how technology and related analytical tools and processes can be applied to mitigate expenses.   Discussion points include:

  • The economics of eDiscovery
  • How software can reduce eDiscovery costs by maximizing the number of searches within a set timeframe, enabling litigation departments to refine searches, reduce data volume and lower costs
  • Cost savings and other benefits to legal teams and IT departments, during and beyond the eDiscovery process

Speakers are: Christopher Acosta, Director of Practice Support, Nossaman LLP; Claire Hass, Discovery Counsel, Google; Martyn Wiltshire, Director of Strategic IT Initiatives, SanDisk.  Moderator: David Cohen, Partner and Practice Group Leader, Global Records & E-Discovery Group, Reed Smith LLP.

2:45 PM – 4:00 PM:

You Owe it to Yourself: Professional Development in IG

A strategic approach to information governance is not only a best practice for any organization, but it is now a necessity.  The RIM and IG professional needs to be able to address issues on an organization-wide basis and to proactively solicit input from all the “vested interests” within the organization. This session reviews these “vested” perspectives and couples them with relevant professional development tools, certifications and accreditations to get you up-to-speed on managing your own information governance challenges in order to effectively advise clients.

Speakers are: Frank Lambert, Senior Consultant, Information Governance Solutions LLC, Theresa Shoch, Principal, UHY Advisors FLVS, Inc.  Moderator: John Isaza, Partner, Rimon, P.C.

In addition to these, there are other eDiscovery-related sessions today.  For a complete description for all sessions today, click here.

So, what do you think?  Did you attend LTWC 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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