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The ACEDS 2016 E-Discovery Conference panel topics include e-discovery career challenges, the new rule changes, EDRM, information governance, predictive coding, data breach mitigation, and more. Meet with other e-discovery professionals and pick the brains of the Judges, lawyers, and practitioners who are impacting the practice of e-discovery, pioneering industry changes and tackling e-discovery challenges. The legal technology industry is changing at light speed, and ACEDS promises useful, unbiased and practical information about the current and future trends in the law that will shape our digital world.

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Day 1
19 Apr 2016
Day 2
20 Apr 2016
7:45 - 8:45

Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

Future Forward Stewardship of Privacy and Security

David Shonka, Acting General Counsel for the Federal Trade Commission, will focus on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and its future forward stewardship of privacy and security.  Specific topics will...
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David C. Shonka
10:00 - 10:30

Networking Break

The Art & Science of Computer Forensics: Why Hillary Clinton’s Email & Tom Brady’s Cell Phone Matter

Ever wonder what a data forensic examiner is looking for or what they see during an investigation? Experienced forensic examiners will be on-hand to show you what digital evidence looks...
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Christine Chalstrom
David A. Greetham, CFE
Calvin Weeks
Stephanie L. Giammarco

The Secrets No One Tells You: Taking Control of Your Time, Projects, Meetings, and Other Workplace Time-Stealers

We all live under pressure. Clients, judges, attorneys, and bosses issue constant and often contradictory instructions. It’s a recipe for stress, pressure, dissatisfaction – unless you know Bill and Steve’s...
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Bill Speros
Steven B. Levy

Ethics Rules for the Tech Attorney

We all know that lawyers can’t be Luddites anymore. ABA Model Rule, Rule 1.1 says lawyers should keep up with changes in the law and its practice, “including the benefits...
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Kiriaki Tourikis
Ronald J. Hedges
Michael Simon

Hiring & Retaining E-Discovery Leaders

In budget constrained environments, how do you attract and retain top talent? In ethically nuanced situations, how do you create an open, supportive environment that challenges people to be better?  How...
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David Cowen
Kenya Dixon
11:30 - 12:00

Networking Break

Piecing the Puzzle Together: Understanding How Associations can Enhance Your Career

Looking at the number of associations available, you may often find yourself trying to figure out what the benefit of joining each is and how each apart or together can...
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Beth Finkle
Bryn Bowen
Stephen Dooley
Maribel Rivera
George Socha
Eric Mandel
Mary Mack
12:45 - 14:00

Lunch

Tracking Terrorism in the Digital Age & Its Lessons for EDiscovery – A Technical Approach

The FBI and Apple battle over how to unlock an iPhone 5C belonging to Syed Farook, the San Bernardino terror shooter is just one small piece of a larger fight...
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Roy Zur

E-Discovery Project Management: Ask Forgiveness, Not Permission

Undertaking an organization-wide legal project management or PMO initiative within a corporate legal department, at a law firm or a service provider is not something to be undertaken lightly. The...
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Jason D. Wallach
Albert J. Buckwalter
Mike Quartararo

The Limits of Proportionality

At the 2015 ACEDS E-Discovery Conference, Judge Grimm, a leading architect and proponent of the changes to FRCP 26(b), told the audience that proportionality had been “lost” in the old...
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Bill Millican
Alex Ponce de Leon
Hon. Xavier Rodriguez

What Your Data Governance Team Can Do For You

In pursuit of e-discovery excellence, the data itself can present several challenges.  As companies encounter litigation requiring data collection, at the same time, companies are encountering a renaissance of insight...
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Laura Hahn

Financial Industry Roundtable (Invitation Only)

Closed session to practitioners in the financial industry to have candid conversations about the solutions and challenges in this particular market.  This session will not be recorded and no materials...
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Sadie Khodorkovsky
Jason Velasco

Using Analytics & Visualizations to Gain Better Insight into Your Data

Big Data plays a big role in litigation for many law firms and organizations. Having the ability to cull down your data earlier in the litigation cycle enables your firm...
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Dean Kuhlmann
15:00 - 15:30

Networking Break

Defending and Defeating TAR

This session focuses on three sets of TAR’s purported capabilities from two alternative perspectives:  How to defeat TAR’s use or to defend it. It is led by Judge Ron Hedges...
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Gina Sansone
Bill Speros
Ronald J. Hedges
Adam Wright Strayer, Esq.

Managing Your Project Manager’s Project Manager: Who’s On First?

Inevitably in any e-discovery matter, there can be as many as three project managers handling a case at any given time. Between the client, law firm and service provider, it’s...
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Angelique Harris
Todd Hartley
Nick Reizen
Steven B. Levy

E-Discovery & Compliance

Contributing authors to the Thompson Reuters West treatise, eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel, will lead a spirited discussion of eDiscovery trends with a focus on how they affect the practice of...
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Ignatius Grande
Alitia Faccone
Philip H. Cohen
Kenneth N. Rashbaum
Gregory V. Bell
Carole Basri

Solving the Privilege Problem

The FRCP and the Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE) have given lawyers tools to avoid inadvertently waiving privilege in most e-discovery circumstances. However, in many cases, including some involving tech-savvy litigants...
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James L. Bernard
Helen Bergman Moure
Philip Favro
16:30 - 16:45

Personal Break

17:00 - 19:00

Networking Reception

7:15 - 8:00

Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

The Anatomy of a Tweet

Social media is increasingly important to many civil and criminal cases, but do you know how to securely and accurately preserve a Tweet or Facebook post? Social media is dynamic...
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William Wilkinson
Rob Robinson
Julie K. Brown
Calvin Weeks

Establishing the Parameters of Ethical Conduct in the Legal Technology Industry – LTPI Working Session

Eric Mandel, Board of Directors for the Legal Technology Professionals Institute (LTPI) will facilitate an open workshop on the proposed ethical standards for eDiscovery Professionals. The LTPI Ethical framework will...
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Eric Mandel

The Essence of E-Discovery Education

E-Discovery education presents unique challenges for lawyers, paralegals, litigation professionals, and judges. This panel will explore educational pathways integrating e-discovery law, technology and practice in degree programs, certification programs, training...
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Rachel See
Bill Hamilton
Hon. James C. Francis IV
9:00 - 9:30

Networking Break

GENERAL SESSION: Tracking Terrorism in the Digital Age & Its Lessons for EDiscovery – Judicial Perspectives

The FBI and Apple Computers are now locked in a court battle over how to unlock an iPhone 5C belonging to Syed Farook, the San Bernardino terror shooter. But this battle...
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Ronald J. Hedges
Hon. James C. Francis IV
Hon. Matthew Sciarrino, Jr
Hon. Xavier Rodriguez
10:30 - 11:00

Networking Break

“Bring it In” House

Many of the warhorses of the litigation support industry were first created in the 1980s. While they were groundbreaking when initially released, there is plenty of new technology available to...
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George Socha
Julie K. Brown
Tina Garbarino

EDna Challenge Part 2

A few years ago, Craig Ball wrote a widely-read and influential paper called “E-Discovery for Everybody: The EDna Challenge.”  Craig asked a group of e-discovery experts how they recommended conducting...
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Tania Mabrey
Craig D. Ball
Tom O’Connor

The Living Dead of E-Discovery

Long after a case is dead and buried, the data often lives on, haunting its former owners. Too many of us keep data from old cases, which only raises costs...
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Rachel See
Cindy MacBean
Alex Ponce de Leon
Chris Dix

ACEDS Awards Luncheon

Susan Kavanagh

The Crystal “Ball”: A Look Into the Future of E-Discovery

Craig Ball will look out into the future and lay out a roadmap for the ACEDS community to contribute to justice and efficiency. Craig is known as a speaker who...
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Craig D. Ball
14:15 - 14:45

Networking Break

Metrics That Matter

The Six Sigma for E-Discovery session will present an overview of how e-discovery professionals can use Six Sigma to improve to quality and efficiency of their processes. Topics will include a discussion...
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Scott M. Cohen
Kimberly Williams

Avoiding Sanctions in 2016

With the new Rule 37(e), the Federal Rules now reserve the most severe sanctions only for cases in which one party destroys or withholds evidence with an intent to deprive...
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Alex Ponce de Leon
Alvin F. Lindsay, CEDS
Hon. Xavier Rodriguez

Master Class: Interviewing in eDiscovery

Ever wished you could be a fly on the wall for a real interview in a law firm or eDiscovery vendor? Now is your chance! TRU Staffing Partners’ founder and...
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James Bekier
Jared M. Coseglia
Philip Favro

ProBono: Planning, Strategies and Implementations

We all want to use our talents to give back to the world, but often don’t know how. This ACEDS webinar will tell you how to find pro bono legal...
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Suzanne Clark
Tom O’Connor
15:45 - 16:00

Personal Break