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I Wouldn’t Con You, But ILTACON is Just a Week Away: eDiscovery Trends

Believe it or not, it’s almost time for another ILTACON!  ILTACON is the annual conference for the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA).  This year, it is being held in the shadow of Washington, DC in Alexandria, VA at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.  And, once again, eDiscovery Daily will be covering the show!  If you’re in the DC area next week, you may want to check out a few of these sessions regarding eDiscovery and Information Governance.

Technically, ILTACON opens in 6 days with the annual golf tournament, orientation and opening reception happening on Sunday.  Oh, and every day starts with Yoga and Zumba at 6:30am!  However, the Keynote and Educational Sessions start a week from today, on Monday, the 29th.  Here are a few sessions to check out:

Monday, 08/29/2016:

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Amendments and Their Effect on Litigation Support Strategies, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET: 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.

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.

Tuesday, 08/30/2016:

Preparing an ROI for eDiscovery Services: A Litigation Technology Operations Workshop, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET: In this hands-on, interactive workshop, participants will create a simulated return on investment (ROI) analysis for e-discovery services. This collaborative exercise will highlight several different approaches to a project and expose clues to reaching your firm’s ROI goals.  Speakers include: Mary Pat Poteet, Managing Consultant; Sheila Mackay, Vice President Xerox Legal Business Services; Bret Libigs, Enterprise Accounts Relativity by kCura.

The Lean, Mean E-Discovery Machine: Project Management in Litigation Support, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM ET: Everyone talks about project management (PM), but do litigation and practice support technologists truly know why and how it is beneficial in e-discovery? Do specific deliverables and quality check points matter, or is project management an ad hoc exercise? Three high-level e-discovery strategists will examine aspects of the business side of e-discovery, such as estimating and budgeting, and offer insight into how to measure your PM maturity, the success of your e-discovery projects, and the specific processes and workflows that have yielded successful outcomes. Learn what works — and what doesn’t — when implementing a project management program while striving to manage change in e-discovery.  Speakers include: Michael Quartararo, Director of Litigation Support Services Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP; Dera Jardine Nevin, Director of eDiscovery Proskauer Rose LLP; Daryl Shetterly, Director, DRS Operations Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

Wednesday, 08/31/2016:

The Future of Law Firms in the E-Discovery Space: A Client’s Perspective, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET: 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.

Thursday, 09/01/2016:

How Future Technology Will Affect Litigation Support, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET: A panel of e-discovery industry leaders and visionaries will discuss what future technologies will have an effect on litigation support and e-discovery. Find out what these leaders think will happen in the next few years and what you need to be ready for with the coming changes in technology.  Speakers include: Stephen Dooley, Assistant Director of Electronic Discovery and Litigation Support Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Craig Ball, ESI Special Master and Attorney Craig D. Ball, P.C.; Jay Leib, Founder and CEO NexLP; Sheila Mackay, Vice President Xerox Legal Business Services; Dave Copps, Founder & CEO Brainspace; Brendan Hall, Vice President, Business Development Xerox Legal Business Services.

Click here for more information on registering for the conference.  Hope to see you there!

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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