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Welcome to ILTACON 2016: eDiscovery Trends

The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual educational conference of 2016 (known as ILTACON) kicked off yesterday with several networking events, and begins in earnest today with the first day of sessions.  eDiscovery Daily will be reporting this week about the latest eDiscovery trends being discussed at the show.  Over the next four days, we will provide a description each day of some of the sessions related to eDiscovery to give you a sense of the topics being covered.

If you’re in the Washington/Baltimore area, come check out the show at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center – there are 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 4 sessions with hits.  So, there is plenty to talk about!  Sessions in the main conference tracks include:

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM:

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Amendments and Their Effect on Litigation Support Strategies: Significant amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure became effective on December 1, 2015. How have courts interpreted and applied these new changes? Do the amendments provide the basis for corporations to change their approaches to the preservation, collection, review and production of electronically stored information? If so, have they actually changed? What opportunities do the amended rules provide for litigation support departments to educate and consult with clients and drive their e-discovery strategies? Join a panel of experts to learn more about these recent developments.

Speakers include: Eric Lieber, Director of Legal Operations & Litigation Support Toyota Motor Sales; Honorable Andrew J Peck, US Magistrate Judge of New York and Rodney Holaday, Partner Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP.

Information Governance: Regulating Data Privacy Within and Beyond Borders: What are the recent changes to the EU data protection rules, and how do they affect your firm? Large and small, all firms need to know what the changes mean for their business and their clients.

Speakers include: Johan T. Widjaja, Assistant Director Information Governance Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, L.L.P.; John Christian Montana, Principal Montana & Associates; Chris Gallagher, Senior Vice President, National Discovery Solutions & LPO Services Special Counsel.

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM:

Information Governance Best Practices: Building More Than a Great Wall (Corporate Legal Day): ILTA corporate law department members have identified the top aspects of having an integrated information governance (IG) program. The program should value business information as company assets; employ physical, technical and administrative safeguards to protect and manage information assets; educate and train personnel; and use metrics to measure and improve performance. Why do so many organizations not have an IG program? It all comes down to perceived cost, and we’re here to squelch the rumors.

Registration is exclusive to ILTA law department and legal operations staff. You must register for either the full ILTACON 2016 event or the ILTACON 2016 Monday Day Pass AND the free Corporate Legal Day.

Speakers include: Kevin Behan, Director, eDiscovery Health Care Service Corporation; Theodore Spurlock, Technology Manager PNC Bank Legal Department; Mike Ferrara, Senior Manager Duff & Phelps, LLC; Ronke Ekwensi, VP Information Mgmt & Policy; Information Governance; Data Privacy; E-Discovery Baxalta Corporation.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET:

Security and Information Governance: Together in Perfect Harmony, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET: Information governance and security shouldn’t be conflicting goals. You can satisfy the goals of your clients, general counsel, knowledge managers and technologists by aligning your information governance and security policies so they complement one another and advance your firm’s strategic goals. Security policies can reinforce information governance imperatives, and good information governance should be part of your security assessments. Join us as we examine the benefits of harmonizing these two disciplines, best practices and how to identify opportunities within your organization.

Speakers include: James A. Merrifield, Records & Information Governance Manager Robinson & Cole LLP; Leigh Isaacs, Director, Records & Information Governance White & Case LLP; Terry Coan, Senior Director HBR Consulting LLC.

And, of course, you don’t want to miss the Exhibit Hall Opening Reception from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET, where booths will be decorated as different countries. As always, this is a great opportunity to visit with exhibitors and tour the Exhibit Hall in a relaxed setting and hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.

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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