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Welcome to LegalTech West Coast 2013! – eDiscovery Trends

Today is the start of LegalTech® West Coast 2013 (LTWC) and eDiscoveryDaily is here to report about the latest eDiscovery trends being discussed at the show.  Today, we will provide a description of some of the sessions related to eDiscovery to give you a sense of the topics being covered.  If you’re in the Los Angeles area, come check out the show – there are a number of sessions available and 62 exhibitors providing information on their products and services, including (shameless plug warning!) my company, CloudNine Discovery, which just announced yesterday that we will be previewing a brand new, browser-independent version of our linear review application, OnDemand®.

OnDemand’s completely new interface also includes several new analytics and filtering capabilities, and we will be exhibiting at booth #111 along with our partners, First Digital Solutions.  Come by and say hi!  End of shameless plug!  🙂

Perform a “find” on today’s LTNY conference schedule for “discovery” and you’ll get 24 hits.  So, there is plenty to talk about!  Sessions in the main conference tracks include:

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM:

International Privacy and its Impact on e-Discovery

As technology makes the world smaller and smaller, the US market is running into significant challenges when it comes to e-discovery. Other countries, specifically those in Asia, have much more lax rules on privacy and this can prove an ED nightmare. Simply, what are the rules for international privacy and how will the impact your e-Discovery work. This panel of industry experts will examine the privacy implications you must consider when conducting e-discovery globally. With a special focus on Asia and those in the Southern California market, panelists will provide guidance and substantive information to address privacy and security concerns in relation to international e-Discovery.

Speakers are: Aaron Crews, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson; Therese Miller, Of Counsel, Shook, Hardy & Bacon and Cameron R. Krieger, eDiscovery Attorney, Latham & Watkins LLP.

A Panel of Experts: A Candid Conversation

A panel of expert judges and lawyers will discuss cutting edge ediscovery challenges. Bring your questions for prestigious members of the bench and bar.

Speakers are: Honorable Suzanne H. Segal, United States Chief Magistrate Judge, Central District of California; Honorable Jay C. Gandhi, United States Magistrate Judge, Central District of California; Jeffrey Fowler, Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP.  Moderator: David D. Lewis Ph. D., IR Consultant.

2:00 – 3:15 PM:

The E-Discovery Debate

Is there a silver bullet when it comes to Technology Assisted Review (TAR)? What about Predictive Coding? There are those in the market who feel there is a one stop solution for all organizations; others believe it is a case by case basis. This session will allow you to be the judge. Hear both sides of the equation to better apply the lessons learned to your own e-Discovery. The debaters will also cover the various points of view when it comes to the cloud, social media and security policies with regards to e-Discovery.

Speaker is: Jack Halprin, Head of Ediscovery, Enterprise, Google Inc.  Moderator: Hunter W. McMahon, JD, Senior Consultant, Driven, Inc.

Creative Ediscovery Problem Solving

There is no right answer. There is no wrong answer. There is only the BEST answer. This session will help you find the best possible solution to your ediscovery problems. In this brainstorm power session, you will:

  • Tackle the latest ediscovery problems
  • Develop action plans
  • Discuss meaningful ways to implement solutions

Speakers are: Linda Baynes, Associate Operations Director, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and Adam Sand, Associate General Counsel, Ancestry.com.  Moderator: John Reikes, Account Executive, Kroll Ontrack.

3:45 – 5:00 PM:

Judges’ Panel: The Current State of the ED Market

Join us for the always informative judges’ panel at LegalTech West Coast. We’ve assembled a panel of judges from the west coast to discuss their views of the ED market today and give their insight to where they see the market going. Make sure you are up on the current issues in the market and prepare your team for future complications and concerns by hearing what it is the bench is considering today.

5 Daunting Ediscovery Challenges: A Live Deliberation

This exercise will involve audience participation through a panel-led discussion. Be prepared to deliberate some of the most complex challenges facing ediscovery including:

  • Ever-changing technology rules
  • Unpredictable costs
  • Underutilization of Technology-assisted Review (TAR)
  • Primitive case analytics
  • Transactional ediscovery

Panelists are: Jack Halprin, Head of Ediscovery, Enterprise, Google Inc. and Adam Sand, Associate General Counsel, Ancestry.com.  Moderator: Chris Castaldini, Account Executive, Kroll Ontrack.

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?  Are you planning to 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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