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Wednesday’s ILTACON 2016 Sessions: eDiscovery Trends

As noted yesterday and Monday, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual educational conference of 2016 (otherwise known as ILTACON) is happening this week and eDiscovery Daily will be reporting this week about the latest eDiscovery trends being discussed at the show.  There’s still time to check out the show at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center if you’re in the Washington/Baltimore area with a number of sessions available and over 195(!) exhibitors providing information on their products and services.

Perform a “find” on today’s ILTACON conference schedule for “discovery”, “litigation support” or “information governance” and you’ll get at least 3 sessions with hits.  So, there is plenty to talk about!  Sessions in the main conference tracks include:

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM:

Refining Your E-Discovery Reporting: With roughly 10 billion different metrics available around the e-discovery process, how do we cut through the noise and produce relevant reporting?  During this workshop, we’ll walk through a realistic scenario and ask the audience to participate in a choose-your-own adventure style interactive experience and then foster discussion amongst our panelists as to what they would choose at each decision point and why.  This will be a collaborative learning experience that will teach you to think through a situation and choose the right reporting at the correct time to make the best legal and business decisions possible.

Speakers include: Scott M. Cohen, Director of E-Discovery Support Services Winston & Strawn LLP; Daniel S. Meyers, President, Consulting & Information Governance Transperfect Legal Solutions; Scott B Reents, Senior Attorney Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP; David B Smith, Chief, eDiscovery Planning & Logistics U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission; James Sherer, Counsel Baker & Hostetler LLP.

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM:

When Project Management and E-Discovery Management Collide: When project management collides with litigation support management, the balancing act of dividing roles and resources can be complex. When does it make sense to adopt legal project management (LPM) tools or engage with legal project managers? Do these efforts add value to the client? We’ll explore the pros and cons of LPM and give practical suggestions all law firms should consider.

Speakers include: Florinda Baldridge, Global Director of Practice Support Norton Rose Fulbright; Mary Pat Poteet, Managing Consultant; Lidia Lumovic, Global Project Manager Baker & McKenzie; David Bryant Isbell, Director, Global Practice Support Baker & McKenzie; Rebecca Benavides, Director, Legal Project Management Norton Rose Fulbright.

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM:

The Future of Law Firms in the E-Discovery Space: A Client’s Perspective: With the rise of legal service providers and more clients taking work in-house, the value chain in the e-discovery world has been somewhat disrupted. To combat this, we need to delve into clients’ long-term strategies for managing electronic discovery. Who is responsible for various tasks today? What is the plan for the future? How might these strategies effect how we work and how we’re staffed? How are firms and vendors responding to the new models? Let’s get the client’s perspective!

Speakers include: Eric Lieber, Director of Legal Operations & Litigation Support Toyota Motor Sales; Joan Washburn, Director of Litigation and eDiscovery Services Holland & Knight LLP; Thomas Biegacki, Business Development Executive Integreon; EJ Bastien, Lead eDiscovery Program Manager Microsoft Corporation.

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