E-discovery: Foe or friend? You’re invited to find out.
This coming Wednesday, September 12 at 1:00 pm Eastern, I’ll be moderating an hour-long webinar, “Everything you know about e-discovery that’s wrong.” Sponsored by our good friends at LexisNexis, it’s free and CLE-approved in New York, California and Illinois.
Our three superbly qualified panelists, representing the worlds of law firms, clients, and providers, will share their insights into how, properly done, early document and case assessment can give you more powerful ways to gain a significant strategic advantage at minimal cost.
You’ll also learn:
- How to build a thoughtful discovery plan and stick to a budget in the bargain.
- How to rapidly and cost-effectively “triage” documents into not relevant, privileged, and discoverable.
- And where the debate stands on predictive coding and “technology assisted review.”
Andrew Cohen, Esq., Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, EMC Corporation
EMC is a Fortune 200 company and a global leader in enabling businesses to deliver Information Technology as a service. Andrew is a trusted legal advisor, providing litigation, transactional and compliance support, and management of the legal functions of EMC’s acquired company divisions (five geographically dispersed businesses with revenues ranging from tens of millions to over a billion dollars). He first joined EMC in 1998, and he built out and had responsibility for a variety of key Legal functions, including Litigation and Investigations, Corporate Compliance, and Employment, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Real Estate, as well as engagement on the corporate Security Risk Committee. Andrew also implemented best practices in the areas of information governance, and law department management.
Brandon Daniels, President of Managed Services, ClutchGroup
Brandon Daniels is the President of Managed Services. In this role, Brandon leads the organization’s strategy for all commercial and operational aspects of our Litigation & investigation, Compliance & Risk, and Corporate In-house Services.
Prior to Clutch Group, Brandon was the VP and Global Head of Litigation & investigations at CPA Global, a legal services outsourcing firm. In his role at CPA Global he led the growth of the legal services business unit defining, building, and delivering innovative and award winning solutions and services for Fortune 1000 corporations. With over 300 attorneys across the US and teams in Europe and Asia he worked with clients to coordinate regulatory matters and disputes globally. In both internal and external roles he has extensive experience conducting and managing large litigation and investigation matters, including multi-million and billion dollar investigatory matters responding to the SEC, FTC and DOJ.
Thomas J. Smith, Esq., Partner, K&L Gates
Mr. Smith has practiced at K&L Gates since 1987 and is a partner in the firm’s Pittsburgh office. He concentrates his practice in the area of complex commercial litigation. Mr. Smith is a founding member and co-chair of the firm’s e-Discovery Analysis and Technology (e-DAT) Group, and regularly counsels clients in matters involving complex records preservation and collection issues, litigation “holds,” e-discovery, and records management and retention policies.
Tom also regularly speaks at national and regional conferences on records management and e-discovery issues. He has published numerous articles and newsletters on e-discovery issues, and is a contributing author in the PBI Press book entitled “eDiscovery,” published most recently in 2011. He also is a charter member of the E-Discovery Special Master panel for the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and is a member of Working Group 1 of The Sedona Conference, a leading e-discovery think tank. Tom also is an adjunct professor who teaches a post-graduate course on e-discovery at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.
Hope to “see” you there!