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Wednesday’s ILTACON Sessions: eDiscovery Trends

As noted yesterday and Monday, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual educational conference of 2015 (now 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 if you’re in the Las Vegas area with a number of sessions available and over 190(!) 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 4 sessions with hits.  So, there is plenty to talk about!  Sessions in the main conference tracks include:

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM:

Building a Process Map for Culling Discovery Data

Description: The most costly stage of the discovery process is document review. To contain costs, litigation support teams must use analytics and leverage technology to reduce the amount of data that goes into review. During this hands-on workshop, attendees will develop a process for culling data based on a specific scenario with an “as is” process map. Each table will work as a team to determine the best technology, processes and people to improve efficiency in a defensible manner. Come learn how to think through and develop a process map related to e-discovery analytics!

Speakers are: Andrew P. Medeiros – Seyfarth Shaw LLP; Geoff Wilcox – UnitedLex.

Data-Driven: Leveraging Data for More Effective Risk Management and Information Governance

Description: Organizations outside of legal handle risk management with dedicated people, formal structures and better intelligence about where to deploy resources. This is a better way to manage risk, using empirical data to perform calculated, rational assessments. But where do you start? Learn how to approach risk comprehensively and intelligently instead of reactively, and hear how law firms and legal departments can use data to reduce risk and protect the business.

Speakers are: Steven Naphy – Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, L.L.P.; Bill Hardin – Navigant; Brad Waldron – Caesars Entertainment Legal Department; Christopher Calnon – ACE Group.

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM:

Aligning Information Security, Litigation Support and E-Discovery

Description: A panel of litigation support, information security and corporate legal department representatives will tackle the challenges of remaining responsive to the sea of incoming litigation support/e-discovery requests while staying in compliance with internal and external information security requirements. We will help litigation support and information security professionals understand the pressures each is under, create a shared vision of success and build the relationships necessary to drive value for clients while effectively managing risk.

Speakers are: Mr John L. Kapp – Shearman & Sterling, LLP; Dawn Radcliffe – TransCanada Pipelines; Hal Marcus – Recommind, Inc.; Lisa Markey – Shearman & Sterling, LLP.

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM:

Oracle Predictive Coding Study: Phase II Results

Description: Last year’s wildly successful session based on the results of the Electronic Discovery Institute’s predictive coding study is back for more! In this year’s follow up, we will present the next phase of results. Come get an unbiased, scientific view into the world of predictive coding.

Speakers are: Patrick L. Oot – Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.; Beth Patterson, CLSP – Allens.

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

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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