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May 20, 2010

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One Hour Social Media: Security & Privacy
No matter what business you're in, to reach every segment of the market your teams are undoubtedly exploring a host of new communication channels. Social media sites are now a mainstay of marketing, sales and customer outreach and it is highly likely you will be looking to leverage these tools. Yet, by using these new communication tools, are you also assuming some unexpected risks? Are you aware of the security risks social media sites pose to personal and corporate data? Are you prepared to comply with all the privacy laws that apply? Do you have the right policies in place? Don't let a social media misstep impact your company's reputation. This discussion will look at the importance of managing security and privacy risks in the use of social media sites and offer you the essential information you need to protect your firm, your clients and your reputation.

Orrie Dinstein Orrie Dinstein, Chief Privacy Leader, GE Capital Jason Romrell

Jason Romrell, General Counsel,

One Hour Controlling and Predicting Legal Costs
In this era of alternative fee arrangements and shrinking budgets, both law firms and in-house practices know they need not just to control costs but to predict them. To do so for non-routine work, first learn how to control them. This seminar covers five basic techniques that you can use to get a handle on legal costs for processes from e-discovery to transactional work, litigation to patent prosecution. The speakers will show you how to use simple tools such as Excel, SharePoint, and even social media to control the costs of legal work, along with how to extend those tools to predict its cost as you begin work on a matter.

Steven B. Levy Steven B. Levy
John Rapp John Rapp, Esq., Founder and CEO, Emerald Education Group

One Hour Keyword Search
Keyword searching as an assessment tool has taken a beating of late. Cases such as U.S v. O'Keefe and Victor Stanley v. Creative Pipe have questioned the adequacy of the practice, while a TREC study found keyword searching insufficient to retrieve relevant documents. It's not surprising that litigators are feeling less than confident about key words, and especially regarding their role in Early Case Assessment. But how else to identify and rate relevant documents? New technology is being developed which evaluates relevancy in a different way - by using human experts and smart technology together to find, rank, and review relevant documents with unparalleled accuracy and rapidity. This paper will explore this new technology and shine light on an alternative to keyword searching that may well be the future of Early Case Assessment.

Caitlin Murphy Caitlin Murphy, Esq., Business Development Manager, CT Summation Tom O'Connor Tom O'Connor, Director, Gulf Coast Legal Technology Center Brett Burney Brett Burney, Principal, Burney Consultants LLC

One Hour E-Discovery Cost Management and Litigation Readiness
Ever rising e-Discovery costs are a constant concern for most corporate counsels today.  Maintaining a litigation ready state in your business can help combat the costs of e-Discovery while increasing efficiency.  This panel presentation will explore how to proactively manage end-to-end e-Discovery processes as a means to contain costs and to run an efficient business.  Even if you don't find yourself involved in a lawsuit or regulatory investigation, maintaining a litigation ready state is just smart business.

Shannon Smith Shannon Smith, Esq.,
eDiscovery Specialist,
Patrick Oot Patrick Oot, General Counsel, eDiscovery Institute; Former Director of Electronic Discovery and Senior Counsel, Verizon Ruth C. Hauswirth Ruth C. Hauswirth, Esq., Director of Litigation and E-Discovery Services, Director of Professional Development, Cooley LLP

One Hour Mitigating Enterprise Information Risk
Over the past few years, businesses have been forced to confront a dramatic surge in litigation, tightening regulations, and increasing compliance scrutiny. As a result, they are facing unprecedented legal risks and costs. This unfriendly legal environment is also clashing with another inexorable trend: the accelerating growth of information.

Darren Lee Darren Lee, Co-founder, President and CEO, Nextpage Shawn P. Ivey Shawn P. Ivey, Director, Technology Strategy & Architecture, Grant Thornton LLP Craig Witty Craig Witty, Chief Legal Administrative Officer, Grant Thornton LLP

One Hour Identifying, Strengthening and Nurturing your Firm’s Best Clients:  Business Development Techniques for Law Firm Leaders
Current research asserts that client hours for existing clients at law firms are dropping by an average of 15% annually.  This panel discussion will offer critical guidance for on how you need to respond.  Assess which of your clients deserve the greatest attention and determine those who are at-risk.  Develop the skills to strengthen relationships with your most valuable clients.  In today’s marketplace, there is no room for error.

Darryl Cross Darryl Cross, Vice President, Client Profitability, LexisNexis Kris Satkunas Kris Satkunas, Director of Redwood Think Tank, LexisNexis

One Hour Risks of ESI Storage in the Cloud in Civil Litigation e-Discovery
Corporate legal departments and law firms require a quick and seamless method to access information during legal holds, litigation and discovery. Does cloud based storage offer the required access as well as speed? This panel presentation will look at the risks of ESI storage while examining the implications for e-Discovery. Examine methods to safeguard your ESI and best practices for working in the cloud.

Bill Tolson Bill Tolson
Director of Product Marketing/ Evangelism, Iron Mountain Digital
Browning E. Marean Browning E. Marean, Partner, DLA Piper Barry Murphy Barry Murphy, Co-Founder and Editor of eDiscoveryJournal, Founding Principal of Murphy Insights

Two Hours Virtual Meet and Confer - Special Plenary Session
This interactive session will feature a mock Meet and Confer and subsequent emergency hearing to demonstrate how your organization can use eDiscovery, assessment and records management software to successfully navigate litigation- related discovery.  See what happens when the two attorneys in the case cannot come to an agreement and require intervention from the Court.  Explore trends and best practices in eDiscovery; the role and value of content assessment; records management policies, including the increasing costs of retaining paper, the value of records retention and disposition policies; privacy laws and the preservation of privilege.

John Isaza John Isaza, Esq., Partner,  Howett Isaza Law Group, LLP John Jablonski John J. Jablonski, Partner,  Goldberg Segalla, LLP Richard Martin Richard A. Martin, Esq. The Law Offices of Richard A. Martin


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