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September 15, 2011

Thursday   |   9:00am to 5:00pm ET

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One hour Recover Costs, Improve Profits & Reduce Risk: Cost Recovery for eDiscovery Content

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Law firms, like all businesses, are constantly looking for ways to reduce costs and improve profits. Traditional cost recovery focuses on tracking, managing and assigning costs associated with activities such as scanning, faxing, printing, and e-mailing. To make documents eDiscoverable at point of capture, documents should be tagged with metadata such as filename, matter, client and billing code information; easing the burden on staff and lawyers, so more time can be spent strategizing the case and less time at the device handling administrative tasks. This session will explore various practices for integrating eDiscovery into traditional cost recovery tactics. Industry experts will also discuss tips and tricks to help profits soar while also reducing risk of data loss.

Chris Wyszkowski Chris Wyszkowski,
Nuance Communications
Thomas Goldman, JD Thomas Goldman, JD,
Author of Technology in the Law Office, Second Edition

One hour Making an Impossible Engagement Possible

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The economic downturn and changes in philosophy mean firms may sometimes have to consider re-engineering engagements. How do you respond when a long-term client asks your firm to do the same high-volume litigation work for a fraction of your usual? We'll look at the technology, project management techniques and other tools you can apply to meet that challenge.

John Alber John Alber,
Partner, Bryan Cave, LLP
Ayelette Robinson Ayelette Robinson,
Director of Knowledge Management and Knowledge Technology Counsel, Littler Mendelson, PC
Rudy DeFelice Rudy DeFelice,
eSentio Technologies

One hour Attack of the Clouds: Virtual Privacy & Online Security

Look at cloud computing through the lens of eDiscovery and its easy to become confused as to whether the cloud is a great equalizer; allowing firms of all sizes to spend less time and money on the mechanics of eDiscovery, or the refuge of the naïve for whom its only a matter of time until their miracle solution falls flat. The cloud offers great cost savings and convenience to law practitioners, but there are very real concerns about cloud privacy and security.

Our expert panel will share a unique legal and technical perspective on privacy and security in the cloud, looking at case law regarding the liability of cloud providers and how it impacts the health of the cloud industry. This informative discussion will span legal and cybersecurity issues with the cloud, giving you a clear view of the risks and rewards involved with this exciting new technology.

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Moderator: Speakers:  
Caitlyn Murphy Caitlyn Murphy, Esq.,
Senior Product Manager, AccessData Group
Joshua Gilliland Joshua Gilliland,
Attorney, Bow Tie Law Blog
Jeffrey Dye Jeffrey Dye, CISSP, Network Defense and Digital Forensics, General Dynamics

One hour Unbundling Litigation: Selecting and Using E-Discovery Counsel

There was a time when corporations expected litigation counsel to handle all aspects of litigation, including discovery.  However, as e-discovery becomes more complex and mistakes are increasingly common, there is a trend toward unbundling litigation and selecting a separate e-discovery counsel.  E-discovery counsel is often a separate law firm that specializes in e-discovery issues and can do the work better, faster and cheaper than general litigation lawyers.  This panel will discuss the pros and cons of using e-discovery counsel in complex litigation.  We will also discuss best practices for selecting and integrating e-discovery counsel into the litigation process.

Chris Dale Chris Dale,
Moderator, eDisclosure Information Project (UK)
Darryl Shetterly Darryl Shetterly,
Partner, LeClair Ryan, LLC
William Belt William Belt,
Partner and Team Leader, Discovery Solutions Practice, LeClair Ryan LLC
Heather Bryden Heather Bryden,
Assistant General Counsel. e-Discovery Manager, Capitol One Bank

One hour Software Licensing: Protecting Your Clients' Interests with Escrow and Verification

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Learn why a comprehensive software escrow plan is the key to controlling risk and meeting your clients’ business objectives. Protect them against unforeseen circumstances such as discontinued support, mergers or acquisitions, breach of contract, or worse – bankruptcy. Understand how to build trust between the users and developers of critical software applications by carefully laying out the terms of the escrow arrangement. Discover why verification has become fundamental for software escrow.

In this session you will learn how to:

  • engender trust between the user and developer
  • protect investments in mission-critical software
  • ensure the right materials are there by adhering to a simple motto—“trust but verify”
  • maintain leverage to optimize the supplier relationship
  • recognize the different risks between SaaS and on-premises software deployments
All webcast attendees will receive Software Escrow for Dummies and sample license agreements.
Susannah Scott, ESQ Susannah Scott, Esq.,
Contracts Specialist, Iron Mountain Intellectual Property Management
Frank Bruno Frank Bruno,
Director & Senior Business Strategist, Iron Mountain

One hour Information Security – A Systematic Approach to Protecting Your Organization’s Data During the eDiscovery Process

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Information security is a high priority concern for both corporations and law firms in the eDiscovery process. The challenge is translating this concern into practice. Failing to take special care to ensure security can expose your company or client’s most critical information and breaches the ethical standards of  client-lawyer confidentiality. A centrally managed, systematic approach based upon a formal management system is the best way to ensure the highest level of information security.

In this session, we will offer an overview of approaches that will allow lawyers to ethically meet their  professional obligations related to information security best practices, standards and processes, such as:
  • Why a process driven approach to information security is needed?
  • Who should be responsible for information security in the eDiscovery process?
  • What are the hallmarks of good information security?
  • How to evaluate information security practices in your eDiscovery partner or vendor?

Doug Stewart Doug Stewart,
EnCE, Director of Technology, Daegis
Andy Teicholz, Esq Andy Teichholz, Esq,
Senior eDiscovery Consultant, Daegis
Mark Michels Mark Michels,
Former eDiscovery and Litigation Counsel, Cisco
Aaron Crews Aaron Crews,
eDiscovery Counsel, Littler Mendelson
One hour Judge's Panel: Leveraging Technology to Reduce the Challenges of Discovery

What are the most important facts that will allow you to leverage the technology created to assist attorneys with litigation and discovery? This group of distinguished judges will spotlight decisive concerns, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure reform and what can be done to alleviate the responsibility and obligation that is essential to compliant discovery practice. The most technologically advanced methods to effectively approach the planning and managing of litigation preparation to meet key requirements will be discussed. This session is a “must attend” for those interested is lessening the burden of discovery.

Hon. Frank Maas Hon. Frank Maas,
Magistrate Judge, Southern District of New York
Hon. Patty Shwartz Hon. Patty Shwartz,
Magistrate Judge, District of Newark, NJ and Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham University Law School
Hon. Ron Hedges Hon. Ron Hedges,
Former Magistrate Judge
1 hour 20 min Cross-Border Discovery and Investigations – Developing a Strategic Response Plan

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Companies operating in the global economy face increasing scrutiny from regulators in the US and Europe, with enhanced risk of related cross-border litigation and discovery. Join Howard Sklar, Senior Counsel of Recommind and Denise Backhouse, Associate, eData Practice, Morgan Lewis, as they address the data management issues in developing a strategic, cost-effective plan for responding to international discovery and investigations:
  • Data protection issues in European/US investigations and discovery:  the legal framework and recent developments
  • Preparing for investigations and discovery: creating a response plan; establishing a team; effective communication and privilege protection
  • Best practices for handling data in international matters

Frank Maas Denise E. Backhouse
Associate, eData Practice
Morgan Lewis
Howard Sklar Howard Sklar
Senior Counsel
Recommind, Inc.

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