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Wednesday’s ILTACON 2019 Sessions: eDiscovery Trends

It’s a rare two-post day for us at eDiscovery Daily.  As we always do, we’re covering the notable sessions to check out at ILTACON today.  But I’m also speaking at Litigation Support Day today in Session One (9:00 AM – 10:30 AM) on Legal Trends, discussing the most interesting case law decisions for 2019 so far with my good friend, David Horrigan!  If you’re attending that session, no need to take copious notes – the cases that we plan to discuss are also referenced and linked in this post here.  Hope to see y’all there!

As noted yesterday and Monday, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual educational conference of 2019 (otherwise known as ILTACON) is happening this week and eDiscovery Daily will once again be covering the show and, this year, CloudNine will exhibiting at the show and participating in a major way.  There’s still time 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 include (all times ET):

9:00 AM – 4:15 PM:

Litigation Support Day: ILTACON’s Litigation Support DAY is a new concept in educational programming at ILTACON, featuring a DAY of SPARK (Short, Provocative, Action-oriented, Realistic, and Knowledgeable) talks by leaders in the industry.  Organized by David Hasman of Bricker & Eckler, David Horrigan of Relativity, and Philip Weldon of Fried Frank, this day will be moderated by David Horrigan, and the program will feature presentations on everything from cloud transformation to career development and job interview techniques. We will wrap up the day with a keynote presentation by Justice Tanya Kennedy, New York State Supreme Court, New York County.

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM – LITIGATION SUPPORT DAY—Session One, Litigation Support State of the Union: Joy Heath Rush, ILTA CEO will kick off our day with opening remarks and then Mary Mack of ACEDS will deliver a Litigation Support State of the Union. Additionally in this session we will examine the history of litigation support, market and industry trends and data, disruptive forces and start-ups, and data privacy.

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM – LITIGATION SUPPORT DAY —Session Two, The Great Equalizer: Cloud Transformation.  Session Two’s analysis of the cloud transformation begins with an examination of where data can be found in the cloud and around the enterprise.  Speakers in Session Two will also discuss how the cloud helps organizations stay competitive, hybrid on-premises—cloud approaches, and the challenges of cross-border discovery in international matters.

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM – LITIGATION SUPPORT DAY —Luncheon Speaker, Ari Kaplan, Founder, Ari Kaplan Advisors. (Lunch provided in foyer of meeting room)

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – LITIGATION SUPPORT DAY —Session Three, Tools and Technologies Impacting Legal Services, Litigation Support, and Legal Operations.  In this session, speakers will cover tools such as machine learning and other forms of artificial intelligence, Bitcoin, and the dilemmas created by the rapidly expanding use of messaging apps and ephemeral data.

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM – LITIGATION SUPPORT DAY —Session Four, Professional Development: Advancing Your Career.    This session will give you background on the state of the market and tips for advancing your career.  Hear from legal technology recruiters as they discuss what they seek in job candidates. In addition, successful practitioners will explain new business models and what they mean for the future of legal support and legal operations.

3:45 PM – 4:15 PM -LITIGATION SUPPORT DAY —Keynote, Justice Tanya Kennedy, New York State Supreme Court, New York County.

Speakers Include: Joy Heath Rush, CEO ILTA; Wendy L. King, Senior Managing Director FTI Consulting; Craig Carpenter, CEO X1 Discovery; David Horrigan, E-Discovery Counsel and Legal Content Director Relativity; Craig Ball, ESI Special Master and Texas Attorney Craig D. Ball, P.C.; Dera J. Nevin, Senior Associate, International Commercial Baker & McKenzie; Jared Coseglia, Founder & Ceo TRU Staffing Partners, Inc.; David Greetham, Vice President of eDiscovery Operations Ricoh USA, Inc.; Mary Mack, Enterprise Technology Counsel ACEDS – Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists; Patrick Joseph Burke, Partner, Chair of Data Technology & Cybersecurity Phillips Nizer LLP; Chris Haley, Director of Legal Technology Troutman Sanders LLP; Doug Austin, Vice President of Products/Services CloudNine; Scott Milner, Partner Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, L.L.P.; Nicole MacCallum, Strategic Talent Manager Lighthouse; Sara Skeens, Principal Associate, Technical Capital One Legal Department; Steven Berrent, Managing Director Deloitte; Ari Kaplan, Principal Ari Kaplan Advisors; David Bryant Isbell, Managing Director, Global eDiscovery and Data Advisory Baker & McKenzie; Debbie Reynolds, Director of eDiscovery Eimer Stahl LLP; Rob Robinson, Chief Marketing Officer HaystackID; Meagan Sauve, eDiscovery Consultant Allen & Overy LLP; Antonia Karlan, Principal Control Risks; Kelly Friedman, National Counsel, Discovery Services Borden Ladner Gervais; Bryant Lee, Founder Cognition IP; The Honorable Tanya R. Kennedy, Supreme Court Justice, New York County; Marcin Wojtczak, VP – Head of Strategy, Biz Ops, Analysis & International Growth Relativity; Kenya Dixon, Director, White House Information Governance; Rosemary Kuperberg, Assistant General Counsel & DPO; Amanda Fennell, CSO Relativity; Mike Gamson, CEO Relativity.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM:

Landscape of Information Governance for Small Firms: As the number of requirements from clients and regulatory agencies increase, the need for an Information Governance program is becoming more important in firms of all sizes.  In this session we will discuss how you can develop and implement  a program that is right-sized for you.

Areas of discussion:

  • What is information governance?
  • Who is responsible for managing the availability, usability and security within the firm?
  • Developing a program for managing data
  • How can technology assist?
  • Pain points
  • Managing change within the firm


  • Tips and tricks for doing simple things that make a difference
  • How to argue for more resources in this area
  • How to manage with no resources
  • How to convince firm that IG is important
  • How and what can be outsourced here?
  • How do you determine what is required?
  • What are the big firms doing that you can implement?
  • How do you get started?

Speakers include: Rebecca Sattin, CIO Worldox; Chad Ergun, Chief Information Officer Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP.

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM:

Using Artificial Intelligence to Automate Lawyer Work Product: It’s No Longer a Pipe Dream: We are now seeing AI tools actively in use by lawyers, helping them prepare drafts of  briefs, pleadings, discovery, and agreements at the touch of a button. This session will survey these tools and explore how they are improving legal service delivery and document drafting. We will also discuss some common concerns about these AI tools and why firms should not fear the Robot Lawyer.


  • Gain a practical understanding of what tools are in the marketplace that can automate some aspects of legal work
  • Learn how law firms and technology organizations that have applied these tools to create efficiency and workflow enhancements

Speakers include: Patrick DiDomenico, Chief Knowledge Officer Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.; Gwyneth McAlpine, Director of Knowledge Management Services Perkins Coie; Michael Bohner, Managing Discovery Attorney Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.

So, what do you think?  Are you attending 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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