Agenda

January 31, 2017 – Day One


Legalweek 2017 Editor’s Breakfast

7:30am – 8:30am   *Open to Invited Press Only*

Legalweek – STATE OF THE INDUSTRY: Welcome and Opening Address:

9:00am – 9:20am  The Four Challenges & Opportunities We Should All Be Watching

ALM Intelligence will explore key questions and themes driving change in how law firms and corporate legal departments are preparing for the future, developing tools and techniques for operational efficiencies and effectiveness, and expanding towards a more diverse talent base. We’ll present data and insight from recent surveys to help frame decisions on how to address the trends, technology and talent drivers transforming the legal community.

Speakers:
Bill Carter, Chief Executive Officer, ALM Media
Daniella Isaacson, Senior Analyst, ALM Intelligence
Nicholas Bruch, Senior Analyst, ALM Intelligence

Legalweek – State of the Industry – Visionary Keynote

9:20am – 10:30am   Trends, Technology, and Talent in the Second Machine Age

The amazing new innovations we’ve seen in the past few years — robots, drones, self-driving cars, artificial intelligence, the Blockchain, and so on — are not the crowning achievements of the second machine acts; they’re the warmup acts. Over the next 10 years tech progress will bring more business change and disruption than we’ve seen in the past 50. How can organizations survive and thrive in the turbulent years to come, as typical business structures and conventional jobs are transformed? How do leaders need to think differently about their markets, strategies, and management philosophies? In this talk, Andy McAfee will tackle these issues, and give an executive’s guide to succeeding in the second machine age.

Andrew McAfee, Visionary Futurist & Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy;
NY Times Best Selling Author of “The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies

10:30 am – 11:00 am   Exhibit Hall Break

Legaltech Keynote

  11:00am – 12:00pm   Update on Federal & Supreme Court

Sponsored by:

Erwin Chemerinsky, Founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law & Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law at University of California, Irvine School of Law

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm   Exhibit Hall Break

Educational Tracks:

Track Description:

We expect law departments to run economically and effectively. As cloud computing and other technological advances marshal e-discovery into a new stage, forward-thinking law departments will have to meet the challenge of “future-proofing” their e-discovery practice. This sessions in this track are designed discuss the new pain points and best practices of caused by this new wave and to learn from panel experts how to better manage this technological albatross.

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Track Sessions:

  12:45pm – 1:45pm    EDRM & NOT eDiscovery?

For more than a decade, the EDRM framework has served as guidance during the legal discovery process. Today, these principles are being applied in different scenarios and contexts to assist industries with challenges such as data migration, company mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and more. Join us for an interactive discussion with a global panel of legal, technical, and corporate operational professionals to discuss these unique applications of the EDRM.

Moderator:
Darren Pauling, Managing Director, Forensic Technology, KPMG

Panelists:
Seth Eichenholtz, Head of Electronic Discovery, Mastercard
Jeff Sharer, Partner and Co-Chair – Data Law Practice, Akerman LLP
Julie Heller, Global Head of eDiscovery Programs, AIG

1:45pm – 2:15pm   Exhibit Hall Break
 

  2:15pm – 3:15pm    eDiscovery, the Cloud & Beyond

Join us for a collaborative conversation about strategies, technologies, and workflows surrounding eDiscovery and the Cloud. Our panel of professionals will discuss pre-migration considerations, implications for preservation and collection, the potential to perform “in place” culling, and opportunities for Information Governance and Litigation Readiness. Being able to adapt strategies to the cloud will provide a roadmap for the future while driving down the cost of eDiscovery.

Moderator:
Brett Trizzino, KPMG

Panelists:
Thane Vallette, Associate General Counsel, HP
Bonnie Kennedy, eDiscovery Manager, Delta
Jeff Nass, Senior Counsel – eDiscovery, Boehringer Ingelheim

3:15pm – 3:45pm   Exhibit Hall Break
 

  3:45pm – 4:45pm    The Future of Analytical Strategies

It’s no secret that company data volumes and the costs to manage them continue to grow at exponential rates. The application of advanced analytical technologies and methodologies are helping company legal departments by providing critical insight into data in effective, timely, and affordable ways. During this discussion, industry professionals will share their strategies and experiences using emerging tools, technologies, and workflows in various combinations to quickly and effectively understand populations of both structured and unstructured data as well as the impact of these approaches on legal departments.

Moderator:
Tom Keegan, KPMG

Panelists:
Michelle Six, Of Counsel, Kirkland & Ellis
Brett Tarr, Counsel-Litigation & E-Discovery, Caesar’s Entertainment
Erick Drobinski, eDiscovery Counsel, Gilead Sciences

Track Description:

Change is taking hold of the legal industry like never before.  Millennials will make up 75% of the legal workforce by 2026.  Both law firms and legal departments per a recent survey are increasing their engagement of legal service providers for both transactional and higher-value legal work.  Plus, on the technology front, more and more solutions leveraged by the legal industry are moving to the Cloud.  Join us for these CLE approved, exciting and interactive discussions and learn how to leverage these changes to position yourself and your organization for success in the future.

Sponsored by: 


Track Sessions:

   12:45pm – 1:45pm    READY OR NOT, HERE THEY COME (AND GO!): PREPARING FOR THE GENERATIONAL SHIFT

In 10 years, Millennials will make up 75% of the workforce, and accordingly, the legal profession. Learn the result of Thomson Reuters recent survey on how leading legal departments and law firms are responding to this shift by capturing Baby Boomers’ knowledge and best practices while preparing for the influx of Millennial practitioners (and clients).

Moderator:
Bernadette Bulacan, Director – Market Development, Thomson Reuters

Panelists:
Ian Connett, Legal Director, Collective, Inc.
Nancy Saltzman, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Exlservice Holdings, Inc.
Jason Prince, Associate, Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman LLP
Eric Barnum, Partner, Baker Hostetler

1:45pm – 2:15pm   Exhibit Hall Break
 

   2:15pm – 3:15pm   New Survey:  The Changing Makeup of the Legal Marketplace and How Legal Work is Getting Done

In recent years, the legal marketplace has seen an influx of startups and new entrants looking to challenge the traditional service model offered to clients. The use of these non-traditional service providers – or Alternative Legal Service Providers (ALSPs) – is a quickly growing trend among both corporate legal departments and law firms to control costs, address client demands, scale, and gain access to specialized expertise. Join us to hear about the results of a recent study conducted by Thomson Reuters, the Center for the Study of the Legal Profession at the Georgetown University Law Center, and Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, around the use of ALSPs. Our discussion will include insights into motivating factors, concerns, usage and spend rates by service type, satisfaction levels, and anticipated future trends.

Moderator:
David Curle, Director – Strategic Competitive Intelligence, Thomson Reuters Legal

Panelists:
Alma Asay, Founder & CEO, Allegory Law
Andrew D. Gladstein, Associate, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
David Holmes, Executive Director, Assistant General Counsel, JP Morgan Chase & Co.

3:15pm – 3:45pm   Exhibit Hall Break

   3:45pm – 4:45pm    The Truth About Cloud Technology

To manage your practice effectively in today’s highly connected world, you need tools at your fingertips whenever and wherever you are. Our panel of cloud experts from Microsoft, Thomson Reuters and White & Case will talk to you about how utilizing hosted cloud infrastructure can help you run your practice more efficiently – and give you some helpful tips on what to consider when looking at a move to the cloud.

Moderator:
Eric Sugden, CTO, Thomson Reuters Elite

Panelists:
Larry Persaud, Director of Strategy Cloud + Enterprise, Microsoft
Mick Atton, VP & Chief Architect, Thomson Reuters Legal
Anne-Marie Scollay, , Director, Technology & Information Security, Thomson Reuters

Track Description:

Digital information may be a company’s most valuable asset—and one of its most significant risks. With smart, strategic use of technology and powerful analytics, corporate counsel can help their organization use its electronic information to the fullest while mitigating risk. In this CLE track, thought leaders from corporate legal departments will explore some of their most vexing information-related problems, and share their most creative and practical solutions.

Sponsored by: 


Track Sessions:

   12:45pm – 1:45pm     Best Practices for Managing eDiscovery in Office 365

As more corporations move their enterprise data to the cloud, many choose to migrate to the Microsoft Office365 environment. This transition requires legal professionals—both in-house and at law firms—to adjust their current eDiscovery processes and workflows. In this program we’ll discuss how to use Office365 to support litigation and regulatory discovery, what to consider as you update internal eDiscovery programs, and what risks may arise for downstream processes and workflows.

Moderator:
Jennifer Shea, Director, Enterprise Data Analytics, DiscoverReady

Panelists:
Matthew Gasaway, Director & Senior Counsel – eDiscovery, AbbVie
Rachi Messing, Sr. Program Manager, Microsoft
Allan D. Johnson, Senior Attorney, Southern California Edison
Chris Sitter, Director, Forensic Technology, Juniper Networks, Inc.
Michelle Spak, Associate General Counsel, Duke Energy

1:45pm – 2:15pm   Exhibit Hall Break
 

   2:15pm – 3:15pm   Putting Technology to Work for Compliance: How to Gain Information Insight with Advanced Data Analytics

With each passing year, compliance requirements become more numerous and complex. And the proliferation of electronic data—more information, in new places, in different formats—adds to the challenge of responding to compliance demands. But companies can meet this challenge by leveraging the power of technology innovation and smart analytics. Come hear this panel of compliance experts explore how they combine cutting-edge analytics with defensible processes to create streamlined compliance workflows.

Moderator:
Jeanne Somma, VP for Discovery Operations, DiscoverReady

Panelists:
Julie Richer, Legal Operations & Discovery Manager, American Electric Power
Marc J. Shanker, Senior Global Compliance Counsel, Oracle
Chris Sitter, Director, Forensic Technology, Juniper Networks, Inc.

3:15pm – 3:45pm   Exhibit Hall Break
 

   3:45pm – 4:45pm     Can You Trust Your Most Trusted Advisors? Working with Your Law Firms to Improve Data Security

Attacks on AmLaw 100 law firm’s information security now make major news headlines. Why? Because hackers have discovered what lawyers and clients have always known—clients entrust law firms with their most secret, most valuable, and most risky information.  Not all threats comes from outside hackers, often “trusted” insiders, or well-intentioned but careless staff are the cause. In this program, a panel of experienced in-house professionals—and one of the country’s top law firm security experts—will examine the root causes of this problem and offer strategies their outside counsel on how to shore up privacy and security and work with their clients.

Moderator:
Maureen O’Neil, SVP – Discovery Strategy & Data Privacy/Security, DiscoverReady

Panelists:
Thomas Mullane, E-discovery Specialist, United Technologies Corporation
Peter O’Rourke, Managing Counsel, Oracle
Adrian White,
Chief Information Officer, WilmerHale
Steven P. Naphy,
Senior Director of Information Security & Compliance, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Tony Cordeiro,
Chief Information Officer, White & Case
Scott Coonan,
Director, Intellectual Property Litigation and Licensing, Juniper Networks

Track Description:

Brought to you by ILTA (the International Legal Technology Association), the “Emerging Technologies and Innovation for Legal” track is designed to educate professionals in law firms and legal departments on how emerging technologies and innovation can be used to support and drive business strategies in the ever-changing business of law, with a focus on how law firms and clients are working together to solve shared business issues.

Sponsored by: 


Track Sessions:

   12:45pm – 1:45pm     Legal Technology Innovation: Change Fixes the Past; Transformation Creates the Future

Legal services are transforming as the pressure to innovate continues. How do you innovate and go beyond creating change to creating a transformation for long-term success? Firms need to identify what clients are really asking for and find more efficient ways for technology to be incorporated into their overall business strategies. Some law firms are meeting these challenges by reinventing the ways they deliver legal services, but efficiency affects billable hours, new business development and, ultimately, a firm’s revenue growth. Firms able to ride the wave of change will succeed. Hear from some law firms that are transforming to create a prosperous future.

Moderator:
Gina Buser, Principal, CEO, Traveling Coaches, Inc.

Panelists:
Scott Cohen, Director of E-Discovery Support Services, Winston & Strawn LLP
Jim McCue, Director of Information Systems, Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, P.A.
Kermit Wallace, Chief Information Officer, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Brynmor Bowen, Director of Information Services, Schulte Roth & Zabel

1:45pm – 2:15pm   Exhibit Hall Break
 

2:15pm – 3:15pm   Projects, Breakthroughs & Efficiencies in Service Delivery

Winners from ILTA’s 2016 Distinguished Peer Awards will share how they have delivered great business value through their innovations and implementations. Hear how they have been champions in specific areas of service delivery.

Panelists:
Ashley Gibbs, Marketing Operations Manager, Dechert LLP
Rodney Mullins, Manager, Software Planning and Development, McGuireWoods
Lawton Penn, Client Service and Engagement, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Michael Callier, Legal Process Strategist, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

3:15pm – 3:45pm   Exhibit Hall Break
 

   3:45pm – 4:45pm     Law Firms & Corporate Legal Working Together to Solve Business Issues

ILTA members from law firms and corporate legal departments will discuss and debate the optimal overall data strategy for collection, hoarding, preservation, measurement and metrics. They will share beliefs regarding what data you should start collecting today to help answer the questions of tomorrow and how to leverage and manage all the technologies already in place to improve data measurement and standardization and collaboration.

Moderator:
Julie Richer, Legal Operations & Discovery Manager, American Electric Power (AEP)

Panelists:
Rose Jones, Director of E-Discovery Project Management, King & Spalding LLP
Eric Lieber, Director of Legal Operations & Litigation Support, Toyota Motor Sales
Tom Morrissey, Sr. Director – Legal Ops & eDiscovery, Purdue Pharma L.P.
Stephanie DiFazio, Associate, Chadbourne and Park, LLP

Track Description:

The future of eDiscovery is entwined with privacy, security and governance.  Advancements in the legal industry will center on how data security and governance impacts legal departments’ responsibilities in the eDiscovery field. This combination will become more significant to corporate law departments in 2017 as legal departments will become increasingly aligned and involved with privacy, security and governance to the furtherance of the entire organization.

Sponsored by: 


Track Sessions:

   12:45pm – 1:45pm     Shielding the Organization from Data Risk & E-Discovery Failures

Data risk can strike an organization from many angles – from external attacks to internal malfeasance to third party negligence – and have real consequences for the e-discovery process.  How do security risks such as data leakage, shadow IT and third party negligence lead to e-discovery failures? And how can organizations eliminate preventable e-discovery mistakes such as failure to preserve, failure to protect and the inadvertent release of privileged information?  Attend this panel to discuss who bears responsibility and how to prevent failures while instituting best practices in light of the latest case law and new federal rules.

Moderator:
Jason Ray, Managing Director, FTI Technology

Panelists:
Ignatius Grande, Senior Discovery Attorney, Hughes Hubbard
Jordan Razza
, Senior Counsel and Director of U.S. Litigation, Diageo
Matthew Fisher, Global Head of Records and Information Management, Diageo

1:45pm – 2:15pm   Exhibit Hall Break
 

   2:15pm – 3:15pm   Corporate Data Assessments: The New Game Changer?

Where do you begin in implementing a data governance and security plan? How to secure executive buy-in? How can you incorporate shifting regulatory frameworks to ensure compliance? What if you plan to move to Microsoft Office 365? How does this impact your broader data management strategy? These are just some of the questions that can stymie and stall corporate data governance initiatives. Increasingly, corporations are shifting to a data assessment model, which can help proactively 1) identify threats, 2) map an organization’s data universe and 3) help identify an action plan that is presentable to the c-suite. Attend this session to learn more about what these data assessments should incorporate, who should be involved, and how you can customize the data assessment to your own organizational needs.

Moderator:
Jake Frazier, Senior Managing Director, FTI Technology

Panelist:
Judy S. Lao, Chief Legal Officer, Blackstone Group
Ben Robbins,
E-Discovery and Information Governance, LinkedIn
Jenya Moshkovich,
Partner, Barnes & Thornburg
Jason C. Stearns,
Director, BlackRock

3:15pm – 3:45pm   Exhibit Hall Break
 

   3:45pm – 4:45pm     Advice from Counsel: Data and Risk-Intensive Investigations

From corporate fraud and IP theft to regulatory investigations, legal teams are hard-pressed to quickly find, understand and act upon data in investigations. What are some of the strategies that top legal teams use to proactively prepare for data-intensive investigations? Which analytics tools are best suited for uncovering different pieces of information? How can you balance investigative needs with adherence to various data privacy and State Secrets laws? This panel represents the 5th consecutive year FTI will present the results of our annual Advice from Counsel corporate law survey at LTNY. Showcasing case studies and best practices from leading legal teams, this session is one not to miss!

Moderator:
Sophie Ross, Senior Managing Director, FTI Technology

Panelists:
Marla Crawford, Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Goldman Sachs
Jessica Ross, Counsel, Deutsche Bank
Kelly Clay, Senior Counsel, GSK
Ari Kaplan, Principal, Ari Kaplan Advisors

4:45pm – 5:00pm   Travel Time to Trianon Ballroom for Concluding Keynote

Legalweek – State of the Industry Keynote Panel

 5:00pm – 5:45pm   Top Minds in Legal

Today’s legal community is dealing with a wide range of industry disruptors including the battle for talent, global expansion, increasing cost pressures and prioritization of in-house vs outsourced legal services. Legalweek’s State of the Industry “Top Minds in Legal” keynote panel will be moderated by Sunny Hostin, ABC’s Senior Legal Correspondent, and include both Managing Partners and General Counsel discussing their insights on addressing the volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA) inherent in today’s business of law.

Moderated by:
Sunny Hostin, ABC News Senior Legal Correspondent & Contributor to Good Morning America, Nightline, and 20/20

Panelist:
Ricardo Anzaldua, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, MetLife
Roger Meltzer, Global Co-Chairman, Americas Co-Chairman & Partner, DLA Piper
Mark Ohringer, Executive Vice President, Global General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Jones Lang LaSalle
Catherine Castaldo, Global Chief Privacy & Data Protection Counsel, GE Capital

Emerging Technology Sessions and Supersessions:

Emerging Technology Sessions:

  10:15am – 11:15am    eDiscovery in 2017: Social, Mobile, and Cloud Go Mainstream?

2016 witnessed a continued shift by organizations away from email as the main form of communication and toward social media, unified communications, and a variety of cloud-based messaging platforms. Subsequently, eDiscovery mandates followed with several legal cases focused on a firm’s obligation to preserve these new communications sources. How will this trend shape eDiscovery preparedness in 2017?

Panelists:
Robert Cruz, Senior Director eDiscovery & Information Governance, Actiance
Jonathan Rudolph, Director, Product Management, Marketing

Sponsored by:



  11:45am – 12:45pm   Message Security and the Post Email Law Firm

2016 has gone a long way to displaying the weakness of email as a secure communication platform, and the importance of maintaining control of messages. How can lawyers stay connected with clients, provide digital documents, and competent representation while living up to ethical and fiduciary responsibilities?

This session will highlight:

• The history and technology of e-communications.
• Understanding legal and ethical obligations around client communications.
• How to maintain security while sending messages, documents and other files.
• Tools that can help your firm keep information private.

Panelists:
Jeff Krause, Partner, Affinity Consulting Group
John McHugh, Strategic Partnership Associate, Citrix ShareFile

Sponsored by:



  1:15pm – 2:15pm   The Rise of Business Analytics in e-discovery: Using Data Analysis to Drive Business Process

In e-discovery, we discuss analytics primarily in the context of winnowing out case -specific records for use in litigation and investigations. Intelligent business data aggregation can enable us to use analytics to drive business process in e-discovery. This panel will discuss how business data analytics apply to the e-discovery world. Daryl Shetterly, Cat Casey and Richard Dilgren will discuss what kind of data is valuable, costs and challenges associated with effective data capture and analysis, and what can be accomplished when you use analytics to drive business process in internally- and externally- focused service organizations.

Panelists:
Daryl Shetterly, Director, Orrick Analytics, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Cat Casey, Director, Global Practice Services, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Richard Dilgren, Vice President, Data Science & Analytics, FRONTEO

Sponsored by:


  2:45pm – 3:45pm   Advanced Data Analytics in Complex Litigations and Investigations

In today’s “big data” environment, the greatest obstacle to an efficient and streamlined investigation or dispute resolution process is often the sheer volume of potentially relevant electronic documents. In a typical case or investigation, the costs of collecting, processing and reviewing electronic documents often accounts for 60% – 70% of a company’s total legal spend. An effective and reliable early analysis of the merits often cannot occur until that process is complete (and thus until the client has already incurred substantial costs). Fortunately, sophisticated data analytics tools are now available to quickly separate the digital wheat from the chaff and identify the most relevant documents for efficient case assessment and planning purposes. This panel of private practitioners and data analytics specialists will discuss the power and potential of such tools, referencing a series of real-world case studies.

Moderator:
Daniel S. Meyers, Esq., President, Consulting & Information Governance, TLS

Panelists:
Peter Livingstone, President, Digital Reef (a TransPerfect company)
Scott Reents, Lead Attorney, Data Analytics & E-Discovery, Cravath Swaine & Moore
Brett Heil, Director of Analytic Services, Praescient Analytics

Sponsored by:


  4:00pm – 5:00pm   An Ounce of Prevention: Taking a Comprehensive Approach to Compliance

Organizations of all sizes spend a lot of time and money on compliance. Whether you are a global corporation with thousands of employees or a small firm with 20 lawyers, you have compliance needs (and headaches). Taking a comprehensive approach to compliance will ultimately reduce costs and risk.

This session features in-house leaders from top financial institutions offering details about how they have addressed each step of this comprehensive approach – 1) build a culture that fosters ethical/compliant behavior. 2) put controls in place that add checks on compliance “hotspots” and 3) build an efficient operation to effectively respond to incidents.
Hear about how UBS and Credit Suisse are putting in place enhanced processes, technology and managed services to ramp up efforts to proactively manage compliance risks and to efficiently manage the discovery process related to regulatory investigation or litigation.

Moderator:
Tobias Steinemann, Yerra Solutions

Panelists:
Mark Tabs, Managing Director, Global Head of eDiscovery Technology, UBS
Mirko Consolascio, Head of Legal Quality Control, Credit Suisse

Sponsored by:

Supersessions:

   10:30am – 11:30am     Driving Successful Diversity Programs 

Are you considering starting a diversity program within your organization? Do you already have one in place and could use some help tracking the right metrics for reporting? Are you interested in learning about how you can benchmark your organization against the latest statistics on diversity in legal? Hear from Ricardo Anzaldua, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, MetLife Inc. as he discusses the Diversity and Inclusion Initiative at MetLife for his department and outside counsel. Then join Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions as we host a panel discussion with Jean Lee, President of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association and Donald Knight, AVP, Application Manager at PNC Bank.

Panel Keynote:
Ricardo A. Anzaldua, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, MetLife, Inc. will discuss the Diversity & Inclusion initiative at MetLife for his department and outside counsel. Jean Lee, MCCA, will be adopting and adapting for their Diversity

Moderator:
Linda Hovanec, Senior Director, Product Management, Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions 

Panelists:
Jean Lee (Attorney), President & CEO, Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA)
Gene Landoe,
Executive Advisor, Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions
Donald Knight, AVP, Application Manager, Legal Department, PNC Bank

Sponsored by:


   1:30pm – 2:30pm    Using Best in Class Analytics to Drive Results

With the ever increasing amount of information and technology available to law firms and corporate legal departments, having best-in-class analytics along with internal technical subject matter experts is imperative to help make informed decisions and leverage existing technology for the benefit of clients. This session explores how to think about data visualization, relevant metrics, merging technology can play a role in helping you excel in legal management.

Moderator:
Leslie Gillette, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions 

Panelists:
Margie Sleboda, Product Manager, Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions
Tom Barnett, Special Counsel eDiscovery and Data Science, Paul Hastings

Sponsored by:


   2:30pm – 3:30pm   Is your Data Secure? Lessons Learned from the Panama Papers

The Panama Papers incident represents one of the largest data breaches ever and certainly the largest known attack against a law firm. 11.5 million documents were leaked for over 214K entities, implicating 12 heads of state and 29 Forbes listed billionaires –all spanning across 200+ countries. Join this conversation to discuss the key lessons learned and what corporations and law firms are doing to mitigate increasing data security risks.

Moderator:
Joseph McMorris, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions

Panelists:
Marco Salcedo, Senior Counsel, Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions
Ryan Bilbrey,
Vice President, Charles River Associates
Jeff Novak,
Chief Counsel – Litigation & Compliance, Vice President – Public Policy, AOL Inc.

Sponsored by:


4:45pm – 5:45pm   Data Visualization Workshop

This hands-on workshop will get you started visualizing data to build dashboards that help you and your case team solve every day challenges from legal hold through to production. This workshop will walk through how to create widgets and dashboards that help you analyze legal hold projects, processing errors, search terms reports, conceptual information, document metadata, coding decisions, and more.

Speakers:
Kyle Disterheft, Relativity by kCura
Kelly Wehbi, Relativity by kCura

Sponsored by:

5:45pm – 6:45pm   Legalweek – Welcome Cocktail Reception

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February 1, 2017 – Day Two


Legaltech Keynote

   9:00am – 10:00am   The Effects of the December 2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure from 3 Perspectives (Judges, Defense & Plaintiff)

Moderator:
Patrick Oot, Partner, Shook Hardy & Bacon

Panelists:
Hon. Andrew J. Peck, United States Magistrate Judge, Southern District of New York
Hon. Xavier Rodriguez, United States District Judge, for the Western District of Texas
Hon. Elizabeth D. Laporte, United States District Court Judge, Northern District of California
Ariana Tadler, Partner, Milberg LLP
Paul D. Weiner, National eDiscovery Counsel | Shareholder, Littler Mendelson P.C.

10:00 am – 10:30 am   Exhibit Hall Break

Educational Tracks:

Track Description:

Organizations, especially their data privacy professionals and counsel, are struggling with a year of unparalleled volatility in cross-border eDiscovery. The fall of the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework, the enactment of the General Data Protection Regulation and Brexit have led to constant change in data privacy rules and regulations. This track, sponsored by Consilio, will focus on how to handle the most pressing pain points of cross-border data transfers.

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Track Sessions:

   10:30am – 11:30am  l The Data Privacy Landscape: Emerging Laws Affecting Cross-Border Discovery

In this session, a panel of leading eDiscovery experts will offer best practices for navigating the current state of cross-border data transfers unscathed. The panel will evaluate the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation, the EU-US Privacy Shield, blocking statutes and other data localization developments from around the globe, including in Russia, South America and the Asia-Pacific. Panelists will also review differing definitions of privacy in light of recent case law and discuss how they affect organizations’ legal obligations and suggest strategies for implementing safeguards and reducing the risks posed by these developing laws.

Moderator:
Drew Macaulay, Consilio

Panelists:
Natascha Gerlach, Senior Attorney, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP (Brussels, Belgium)
Taylor M. Hoffman, Global Head of eDiscovery Management & Senior Vice President, Swiss Re America Holding Corporation
John Davis, Executive Director and Counsel – Global eDiscovery, UBS
Catherine Castaldo, Global Chief Privacy & Data Protection Counsel, GE Capital

11:30am – 12:00pm   Exhibit Hall Break
 

Track Description:

Corporations are taking control of discovery—consolidating providers, migrating to the cloud, and leveraging unlimited analytics across the enterprise. But law firms can still thrive in this changing climate by staying nimble, mastering fact-finding technology, and collaborating closely with their clients. Speaking of change: Recommind is now OpenText Discovery. Come learn from our experts and guest speakers how you can change to meet the coming wave.

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Track Sessions:

   10:30am – 11:30am   5 Forces Changing Corporate eDiscovery: What Law Firms Need to Know

Corporate eDiscovery is evolving, and savvy law firms are adapting to new client demands. This session brings together in­house and outside experts to discuss quantitative and qualitative benchmark data from dozens of interviews with AmLaw 200 firms and Fortune 500 companies. Join us for an interactive session that covers real client issues like data security, cloud consolidation, outsourcing, reporting, TAR adoption… and see how corporate legal and outside counsel are actually working with each other in the new model.

Moderator:
Hal Marcus, Director of Product Marketing, OpenText Discovery

Panelists:
Ari Kaplan, Ari Kaplan Advisors
Rachelle Rennagel, eDiscovery Special Counsel ,Pillsbury
Sharika de Freitas, Senior Manager, Discovery Solutions & Technology, Viacom
Mira Edelman, Discovery Counsel, Google

11:30am – 12:00pm   Exhibit Hall Break
 

Track Description:

The intangible and tangible costs of protecting data is steadily increasing. This track will provide a framework for a holistic approach to data risk management.  The program will highlight current emerging risks for organizations and provide an effective business-oriented, holistic approach to data risk policies and procedures that will make data risk management more transparent.

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Track Sessions:

  10:30am – 11:30am    Identifying Emerging Risks for Corporations

Emerging data risks are newly developing risks that cannot yet be fully assessed but could, in the future, affect the viability of an organization’s strategy, ethics/compliance plan and business model. One way to identify them is to focus on whether the critical assumptions underlying the strategy are becoming, or have become, invalid. Our panel of established professionals will discuss highly effective strategies for the identification and assessment of emerging data risks.

Moderator:
George Kiersted, Chief Technology Officer, OmniVere

Panelists:
Dan Rizzolo, Managing Director, OmniVere
Shea G. Leitch, Esq., Privacy Associate, Orrick
Jason Rosselot, Director Product Cyber Security, Johnson Controls

11:30am – 12:00pm   Exhibit Hall Break
 

Track Description:

Look around. Ediscovery is everywhere. Let us help you get a handle on it. Our goal is to provide you with practical educational sessions, with the most knowledgeable expert speakers. From document review workflows and computer forensics protocols to information governance and more – this educational track will challenge your thinking and arm you with new, actionable intelligence when working on litigation matters, regulatory requests, investigations or data breaches in 2017.

Sponsored by:


Track Sessions:

   10:30am – 11:30am   3 Situations, 2 Lawyers, 1 Corporation: Using Relativity in a Data Breach, an Investigation & Litigation

Hypothetical scenarios with real-world Relativity workflows. Learn how a fictitious corporation in the financial services sector leverages new document review work streams to assist with three different types of hypothetical legal matters—a data breach response, an investigation, and litigation.

Moderator:
Cathleen Peterson, SVP – Consulting & Advanced Review Services, Kroll Ontrack

Panelist:
Bernard (Brian) Hengesbaugh, Partner, Baker Mackenzie

11:30am – 12:00pm   Exhibit Hall Break
 

Track Description:

Technology is driving change within law departments. Exceptional is now the new norm. Legal departments everywhere are economizing and becoming more efficient. This track is designed to show how legal departments are adding value to their organizations daily.

Sponsored by:


Track Sessions:

10:30am – 11:30am   From Cost Center to Profit Center: Evolution of the Law Department

Often a company’s leadership team may not be able to perceive the benefits of the legal department creating a program to find revenue. However, the legal department can and should evolve from the traditional model of a cost center to a more progressive model of a profit center by becoming stronger business partners. In this session, our experts will discuss how legal departments can become a source of revenue and overcome the potential risks and costs associated with this evolution.

Moderator:
Gabriel Buigas, Senior Vice President of Global Strategy & Client Solutions, UnitedLex

Panelists:

Deborah Giss Stalker, Deputy General Counsel – Global Legal, CHUBB
Sean Major,
General Counsel, Joy Global, Inc.
Mark J. Ohringer,
Executive Vice President, Global General Counsel and Corporate Secretary – Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated

11:30am – 12:00pm   Exhibit Hall Break
 

Legaltech Plenary Session

   12:00pm – 1:00pm    Managing Information Risk in an Evolving Regulatory World

Hosted by:

Organizations, including their legal counsel, are under pressure to comply with an increasing number of data retention, privacy and information security mandates, both here in the US and on a global basis. Adding to the complexity of this task are continually changing legislation, legal citations, and compliance regulations, such as Dodd-Frank and the EU General Data Protection Regulation. In this panel session, we will discuss best practices for ensuring that your retention and disposal policies align with current legal policy in an evolving regulatory world.

Moderator:
Rich Lauwers, Information Governance and Management Subject Matter Expert, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Panelists:
Kenneth N. Rashbaum, Partner, Barton LLP
Michael Simon, Managing Director, Duff & Phelps
Jill Sterbakov, Manager of Information Governance Compliance, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Ann Gorr, Legal Technology Consultant/Advisor

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm   Exhibit Hall Break

Educational Tracks Continued:

Track Description:

 

Organizations, especially their data privacy professionals and counsel, are struggling with a year of unparalleled volatility in cross-border eDiscovery. The fall of the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework, the enactment of the General Data Protection Regulation and Brexit have led to constant change in data privacy rules and regulations. This track, sponsored by Consilio, will focus on how to handle the most pressing pain points of cross-border data transfers.

Sponsored by:


Track Sessions:

   1:30pm – 2:30pm   Finding a New Safe Harbor: Using Technology and 1LR to Comply With Cross-Border Data Privacy Rules

The nullification of the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Agreement was a shot heard around the legal world. In the vacuum created by the collapse of this framework, and with new data privacy laws continuously emerging, organizations have been struggling to determine how best to proceed with cross-border data transfers for litigation, compliance and regulatory investigations. In this panel, international e-discovery experts will discuss how various approaches to compliance, including tools such as deduplication, predictive coding, automatic redaction and anonymization.

Moderator:
Michael Becker, Consilio

Panelist:
Jeff Nass, Senior Counsel – eDiscovery, Boehringer Ingelheim
Ashley Baynham,
Partner, Brown Rudnick
Brian Corbin,
Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, Legal Discovery Management, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Jason Priebe,
Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

2:30pm – 3:00pm   Exhibit Hall Break
 

   3:00pm – 4:00pm   Global Investigations and Multilingual Data – How to Manage the Risks Presented by Multilingual Datasets

Global businesses speak many languages. While conducting business in multiple languages is necessary and inevitable it also creates grave business risks as some of the most egregious and concerning compliance issues become much harder to detect.  Sound risk management requires an effective approach to reviewing multilingual datasets.  In this thought-provoking session, attendees will get a refreshing flavor for how delightfully complex multilingual reviews can be.  The speakers will illustrate the challenges of searching multilingual data and explain workflow choices for the review of multilingual documents.

Moderator:
Ben Rusch, Consilio

Panelist:
Farrah Pepper, Executive Counsel Discovery, General Electric Company
Arielle Katz, Special Counsel, Kramer Levin
Mark Hjerpe, Partner, Divergent Translations
Andrea D’Ambra, Partner in the Electronic Discovery and Information Governance Group, Norton Rose Fulbright
Daniel Lim, Of Counsel, Shook Hardy & Bacon

Track Description:

Corporations are taking control of discovery—consolidating providers, migrating to the cloud, and leveraging unlimited analytics across the enterprise. But law firms can still thrive in this changing climate by staying nimble, mastering fact-finding technology, and collaborating closely with their clients. Speaking of change: Recommind is now OpenText Discovery. Come learn from our experts and guest speakers how you can change to meet the coming wave.

Sponsored by:


Track Sessions:

   1:30pm – 2:30pm   TAI: Technology Assisted Investigations for the Enterprise

How many lawyers does it take to investigate an email server? Analytics are a force multiplier for modern investigators, empowering lean teams to understand and review millions of documents. Join this session to learn about the expert techniques and tools used by top lawyers, data scientists, and regulators to expedite fact finding, inform decisions, and better support their clients. This session will present practical strategies and real life success stories that you can start replicating right away to find smoking gun emails—or prove the lack thereof.

Moderator:
Adam Kuhn, eDiscovery Attorney, OpenText Discovery

Panelists:
Robert Keeling, Partner, Sidley Austin
John Davis, Executive Director and Counsel – Global eDiscovery, UBS
David Yerich,
Director – eDiscovery, UnitedHealth Group
Laura Roman,
E-Discovery Specialist, New York Stock Exchange
Stephen Medlock,
Senior Associate, Mayer Brown

2:30pm – 3:00pm   Exhibit Hall Break
 

   3:00pm – 4:00pm   Enough Already! Predictive Coding is for Every Matter

Machine learning isn’t just for multi­million document discovery— it’s not even just for discovery. Come learn how continuous machine learning is being used every day for litigation, investigations, due diligence and more as a natural extension of human analysis. No complicated written protocols, advanced project management, or extraordinary involvement by SMEs needed. This session will include a discussion of the latest case law, trends, and perceived “barriers”.

Moderator:
Hal Marcus, Director of Product Marketing, OpenText Discovery

Panelists:
Ethan Ackerman, Associate, Morgan Lewis
Kiriaki Tourikis,
Vice President, Associate General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase
Dawson Horn,
Vice President, Associate General Counsel, AIG Corp
Alexis Mitchell,
Principal Data Scientist, OpenText Discovery

Track Description:

The intangible and tangible costs of protecting data is steadily increasing. This track will provide a framework for a holistic approach to data risk management.  The program will highlight current emerging risks for organizations and provide an effective business-oriented, holistic approach to data risk policies and procedures that will make data risk management more transparent.

Sponsored by:


Track Sessions:

   1:30pm – 2:30pm   A Practical Approach to Addressing Incidents

As data incidents occur with rising frequency and impact, organizations too often find themselves improvising a response while reacting to an incident.  Proactively creating and following a practical approach to addressing any incident is essential. Our panel will speak from experience and knowledge of best practices on how such an approach to incident responses can be developed and executed.

Moderator:
George Kiersted, Chief Technology Officer, OmniVere

Panelists:
Dan Rizzolo, Managing Director, OmniVere
Bruce Radke, Partner, Vedder Price
Avi Weisman, Cycura Inc.
Amie Taal, Vice President – Group Incident & Investigation Management (IMG), Deutsche Bank AG, Filiale New York
Behnam Dayanim,
Partner, Litigation Department, Paul Hastings

2:30pm – 3:00pm   Exhibit Hall Break
 

    3:00pm – 4:00pm   Preserving Data Integrity Throughout the Response Chain

Responding to an incident while preserving the integrity of the data being collected and reviewed is a key component to a reliable and successful response strategy. In this panel, industry leading experts will share their wide ranging knowledge and perspectives on the challenges and significance of maintaining data integrity.

Moderator:
George Kiersted, Chief Technology Officer, OmniVere

Panelists:
Collin Bentley, Director of Digital Forensics, OmniVere
John Cleary, Partner, Vedder Price
Daniel Garrie, Partner, Zeichner Ellman & Krause; EDiscovery and Forensic Neutral, JAMS

 

 

Track Description:

Look around. Ediscovery is everywhere. Let us help you get a handle on it. Our goal is to provide you with practical educational sessions, with the most knowledgeable expert speakers. From document review workflows and computer forensics protocols to information governance and more – this educational track will challenge your thinking and arm you with new, actionable intelligence when working on litigation matters, regulatory requests, investigations or data breaches in 2017.

Sponsored by:


Track Sessions:

   1:30pm – 2:30pm   Mobile Device Investigations: From Android to iPhone and Back

A smartphone from a key employee lands on your desk, what next? Spend 60 minutes with a mobile forensics expert and in-house counsel/IT, who will discuss various scenarios involving forensics and perform a live smartphone acquisition to help you see actual data available that might help an investigation or litigation. Questions that will be answered include: (1) What mobile device data might be helpful during litigation? (2) What common legal and IT challenges are associated with mobile forensics investigations? (3) How do mobile device investigations differ from computer investigations?

Moderator:
Jason Bergerson, Director of Consulting Operations, Kroll Ontrack

Panelists:
Rich Robinson, eDiscovery & Information Manager, JCPenney
Michael J. Burg, Corporate Counsel, DISH Network L.L.C.
Clifford E. Nichols, Senior Counsel, Day Pitney

2:30pm – 3:00pm   Exhibit Hall Break
 

    3:00pm – 4:00pm   Information Governance – Hindsight is 20/20: A Moderated Debate

It’s an InfoGov showdown! Panelists will debate the merits of taking a reactive approach (“we did the best we could give the situation”) versus applying a proactive model (“you could have been better prepared if you had done this”) in a global discovery matter. This session will provide you with a playbook on how to implement a global Information Governance program, balancing against the practical constraints preventing organizations from making infogov a priority – from people that have lived through both reactive and proactive approaches to discovery.

Moderator:
Tom Barce, Director of Consulting Services, Kroll Ontrack

Panelists:
Patrick J. Burke, Senior Counsel, Seyfarth Shaw
Ben Hubble, Manager – Records Management, Wendy’s
Jessica Escalera, Global Head of Legal Discovery Operations, Barclays

 

Track Description:

Technology is driving change within law departments. Exceptional is now the new norm. Legal departments everywhere are economizing and becoming more efficient. This track is designed to show how legal departments are adding value to their organizations daily.

Sponsored by:


Track Sessions:

   1:30pm – 2:30pm   Cost Predictability in eDiscovery:  A Real Innovation That Is Long Overdue

You have already heard it:  ECA, TAR, AI and AFAs are the answers. Despite all the hype, there are legal departments that can control and predict the internal and external contributors to the total cost of eDiscovery. They are doing so in the face of typical uncontrollable variables like the number of custodians in a matter, the number of pages per document that are in a gigabyte of data, and the speed at which documents are reviewed. In this session, our experts go beyond the theoretical and will discuss their first-hand experiences in creating predictable eDiscovery budgets and reducing total eDiscovery costs.

Moderator:
Jamie Berry, Senior Vice President of Questio Operations, UnitedLex

Panelists:
Constance Mockaitis, Senior Manager, eDiscoveryAbbVie
Jacob Herstek
, Vice President and Senior Legal CounselHSBC Bank USA, NA
Judith Beall,
Associate General Counsel & Senior Vice President, Bank of America
Ellen Blanchard, Senior Corporate Counsel, eDiscovery, T-Mobile

2:30pm – 3:00pm   Exhibit Hall Break
 

   3:00pm – 4:00pm     Beyond Cost Containment: Realizing The Department’s Full Potential

Many law departments challenged with cost control have embraced a trend to insource work from outside counsel. While the significantly different price points between an internal and law firm resource are evident, this is not the only part of the equation. Department Leadership also needs to consider how to make the best and highest use of its finite number of internal resources. During this session we will explore various models that balance the equally important goals of cost efficiency and effective legal service delivery, including increasing the number of more junior, lost costly internal resources and redefining the Department into a small, high performing team whose singular focus is the most strategically impactful work backed by a range of service providers that extend far past traditional law firms.

By turning traditional models upside down, the Department can maximize its value contribution; attract and reward top legal talent; and preempt year-over-year questions about the Law Department budget. In addition, UnitedLex will present the results from the Law Department Insourcing/Outsourcing Survey and report, which focuses on how the volume of work being insourced and outsourced is changing, by how much, and in what way.

Moderator:
Nancy Jessen, Senior Vice President of Legal Business Solutions, UnitedLex

Panelists:
Daniella Isaacson, Senior Analyst, ALM Intelligence
David Allen, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
Rachel Barnett, General Counsel, Travelzoo Inc.

Emerging Technology Track and Supersessions:

Emerging Technology Sessions:

 

  10:15am – 11:15am   Data Privacy Officer as a Service

As data privacy becomes an essential part of business operations in virtually every industry, lawyers seek to assist their clients in new ways that go beyond the traditional deliverables of memos and phone calls.  With regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation and the growing value of data as a company asset, privacy is of utmost concern. This session will highlight how lawyers can deliver the benefits of a DPO through the use of software that will enable them to better communicate with the entirety of an organization.

Speakers:
Andrew Clearwater, Director of Privacy, OneTrust
Kabir Barday, CEO, OneTrust

Sponsored by:
ONE TRUST



  11:45am – 12:45pm    Cybersecurity for Legal Services – Law Firms, Meet Your New Regulator: Your Clients

Law firms have fast become a target of choice when it comes to cybercrime. Combined with a constantly evolving regulatory landscape, it is essential for your firm to have a strong cybersecurity framework in place to keep compliant, and put your clients’ mind at ease.

This session will highlight:

• Regulations that affect law firms and their clients
• Client concerns in the legal industry
• The future of the legal regulatory landscape

Panelists:
Mark Sangster, Vice President and Industry Security Strategist, eSentire
Greg Arteen, Director of Cybersecurity, Clearpath
Andrew W. Singer, Partner, Tannenbaum Helpern

Sponsored by:



  1:15pm – 2:15pm   Predictive Coding: Deconstructing the Secret Sauce

Have you ever been told by your discovery provider that your predictive coding tool’s technology is secret sauce? Predictive Coding is a black box to most legal teams. At best, they may know their predictive coding technology’s machine learning algorithm, but the preprocessing parameter settings used to generate a predictive model are largely a mystery. Preprocessing is an important and required part of the predictive coding process. Preprocessing transforms the text of a document into a format that is compatible with the machine learning algorithm. This session will demonstrate that small changes in the preprocessing parameters and the machine learning algorithm choice can have a significant impact on cost savings and the quality of review.

This session will highlight:

• The choice of predictive coding technology does matter
• Applying different predictive coding tools and settings to a dataset can result in very different outcomes
• Technology insights both parties should be aware of to negotiate protocols successfully and to ensure production populations are comprehensive

Panelists:
Robert Keeling, Esq.
Rishi Chhatwal, Esq.
Dr. Jianping Zhang
Nathaniel Huber-Fliflet

Sponsored by:


  2:45pm – 3:45pm   How artificial intelligence can transform due diligence

Artificial intelligence is the flavour of the month in the legal industry, garnering huge amounts of press interest. This session examines how AI can be used to assist lawyers when conducting due diligence for M&A transactions, traditionally a labour-intensive task. Led by Emily Foges, CEO of AI company Luminance, the panellists will explore how their firms have adopted the technology over the past six months, discussing what added value the technology has provided, as well as issues and challenges.

The session will highlight:

• Pain points and issues of M&A due diligence, such as high costs, staffing issues and project management.
• The challenges of implementing a new AI solution in large firms worldwide
• How AI has been used on live M&A transactions
• The differences between US and European due diligence work and approaches to implementing AI technology
• Benchmarks for success and measuring added value
• Wider issues around the adoption of AI: will the technology result in fewer staff or a reduction in billable hours?

Panelists:
Emily Foges, CEO, Luminance
George Schoen,
Partner, Cravath Swaine Moore LLP (USA)
Svein Gerhard Simonnaes,
Partner, BA-HR (Norway)
Steven ter Horst, Chief Innovation Officer, Houthoff Buruma

Sponsored by:


4:00pm – 5:00pm   A Better Way to Run Legal Operations: The Enterprise Legal Management Paradigm Shift is Now

For nearly two decades, enterprise legal management (ELM) has focused on transactional solutions, like matter management and spend management. More recently, there has been a distinct paradigm shift and evolutionary branching off from those older ELM systems and the limited application they saw. Today, the most effective ELM platforms facilitate engagement broadly across the company, tying legal to its internal clients and extended global team. 21st century platforms are focused on “process,” offer an environment where the user experience is crucial and can be augmented to manage other legal processes beyond matter and spend management. Today’s broader definition of ELM includes all of the following tasks —contract management, legal service requests, NDAs, and legal holds (to name a few). This session will highlight how innovative legal departments have acknowledged the evolutionary ELM paradigm shift and have implemented solutions to get ahead of the curve and to better and more broadly carry out the mission of the law department in a more complex world.

Moderator:
Matt DenOuden, VP of Sales, Onit

Panelist:
Alysia A. Morris, Assistant Vice President – Sr. Regulatory Doc & Vendor Mgmt Analyst, Allianz Global Investors U.S. Holdings LLC
David Cambria, Global Director of Operations – Law, Compliance and Government Relations, Archer Daniels Midland Company

Sponsored by:

Supersessions:

 

8:00am – 10:00am     Analytics for Attorneys Workshop

This hands-on workshop is designed to help attorneys use text analytics to explore and assess case documents, improve efficiency and streamline review, and construct searches to find documents you might have missed via more traditional means. You’ll leave with a better understanding of how to use a variety of simple and powerful text analytics capabilities to obtain results that would have otherwise been next to impossible, and how to apply them to your projects.

Speakers:
Jacob Cross, Relativity by kCura
Melissa Saniter, Relativity by kCura

Sponsored by:



10:30am – 11:30am     What’s New in Relativity

This session provides an overview of the latest and greatest in Relativity.  You’ll learn about the newest features and enhancements that will help bring your case together.

Speaker: John Harris, Relativity by kCura

Sponsored by:


12:00pm – 1:00pm     Workflows for Email Threading

In this session, we’ll discuss several threading workflows to address specific real-life scenarios users encounter every day. Specifically, we’ll discuss loading new documents into an existing set, batching your threaded documents, visualizing the conversation threads, and creating a QC workflow that leverages threading results.

Speaker: Jacob Cross, Relativity by kCura

Sponsored by:


1:30pm – 2:30pm     ECA and Investigation Overview

This session will discuss best practices for running early case assessment effectively in a workspace and how to use the software in complex scenarios. We’ll also discuss using one ECA workspace to feed multiple review workspaces.

Speaker: Rene Laurens, Relativity by kCura

Sponsored by:


   2:45pm – 3:45pm     Judges Panel: Roadmap for a Successful ESI Protocol

Come listen to a panel of experienced judges discuss how to use stipulated ESI protocols to facilitate a successful eDiscovery process. U.S. Magistrate Judges James Francis, Elizabeth Laporte, and Andrew Peck will spotlight strategies parties can employ to develop ESI protocols that can enable more efficient discovery practices. Litigating parties often use stipulated ESI protocols to address only basic points of eDiscovery, and miss opportunities to fulfill their ethical duty of competence and create a better process that can benefit both the plaintiff and defendant. When ESI protocols are used to their full extent, they can proactively avoid disputes, reduce costs, and enable parties to conduct early case assessments.

The discussion will cover:

  • Key components of a successful ESI protocol including confidentiality obligations
  • Strategies for negotiating ESI protocols with litigation adversaries
  • Use of ESI protocols to achieve proportional discovery
  • Contingency plans when the protocol proves unworkable

Sponsored by:


3:00pm – 4:00pm     Creating Dashboards for Your Entire Case Lifecycle

In this session, we will walk through how to use visualizations in Relativity to tell your data’s story throughout the life of a matter. With this information, you and your case team will be better equipped to prioritize your review, identify patterns and trends across custodians, and develop better review strategies with real-time insight and exporting capabilities.

Speaker: Melissa Saniter, Relativity by kCura

Sponsored by:


   4:00pm – 5:00pm   The Next Frontier in TAR session description 

Use of Technology Assisted Review is still evolving; are you ready for the next step? To date, TAR developments have been limited to improving workflows, including methods for seed set selection, training and validation. In this session, we deconstruct TAR tool components to show strengths and weaknesses of different machine-learning algorithms. What is the “best” algorithm? Our groundbreaking session will reveal how different machine-learning algorithms perform, and how eDiscovery and Information Governance professionals can use this knowledge to apply the best TAR process to every case and project. We will cover:

  • How different machine-learning algorithms affect TAR outcomes
  • How legal professionals can leverage different algorithms to achieve best results
  • Implications of our results for the discovery process

Sponsored by:

4:00pm – 5:00pm   Legalweek – Welcome Cocktail Reception

February 2, 2017 – Day Three


Legaltech Keynote

9:00am – 10:00am    AI: Challenges, Opportunities and Ethics Within the Field & How It Can Benefit People and Society

Moderator:
Shawnna Childress, Global Business Advisor – Cognitive & Analytics, IBM Global Business Services

Panelist:
Brian Kuhn, Watson Sales Executive, IBM Global Business Services
Zev J. Eigen,
Global Director of Data Analytics, Littler Mendelson P.C.
Natalie A. Pierce
, Co-Chair, Robotics, AI and Automation Industry Group | Shareholder, Littler Mendelson P.C.
Andrew M.J. Arruda. CEO/Cofounder, ROSS Intelligence

10:00 am – 10:30 am   Exhibit Hall Break

Educational Tracks:

Track Description:

Sponsored by: 


Track Sessions:

   10:30am – 11:30am     E-Discovery for Investigations and Criminal Matters

Traditionally, e-discovery has been a part of complex commercial litigation, but as electronically stored information becomes a ubiquitous part of everyday life, the frontiers of e-discovery are expanding to new areas of law and corporate governance.  These areas include the expanded use of e-discovery in investigations and criminal matters.  Join us for this session as speakers from government and private practice discuss these growing fields in e-discovery.

Moderator:
David Horrigan, E-Discovery Counsel & Legal Content Director, kCura

Panelists:
Edward J. McAndrew, Partner, Ballard Spahr
Xavier Rodriguez, United States District Judge, Western District of Texas
Ronald Sharpe, U.S. Attorney District, Virgin Islands
Stan Stampson, Senior Counsel, The World Bank

11:30am – 12:30pm   Exhibit Hall Break
 

   12:30pm – 1:30pm    New Frontiers for International e-Discovery

Cross-Border e-discovery has always presented challenges for practitioners and clients alike.  With the increase in data privacy and protection requirements around the globe, Brexit in the United Kingdom, the upcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the demise of the EU-US Safe Harbor, and the uncertain future of the EU-US Privacy Shield, these challenges are only growing.  To prepare for the future of international e-discovery, hear this panel of US and international legal experts discuss ways to navigate the new frontiers of international e-discovery.

Moderator:
Steve Couling, Vice President of International Sales, kCura

Panelists:
Chris Dale, Founder, eDisclosure Information Project
Karyn Harty, Partner, McCann Fitzgerald
Davin Teo, Managing Director Forensic Technology, Alvarez & Marsal Disputes & Investigations Limited
David Horrigan, E-Discovery Counsel & Legal Content Director, kCura

1:30pm – 2:00pm   Exhibit Hall Break
 

   2:00pm – 3:00pm    The Future of e-Discovery Law, Business, and Practice

In this final session of Legaltech New York 2017, members of the bar and bench and industry analysts predict the future of e-discovery, including how the law will change, how the industry will change, and how law firms and corporations will deal with exploding data volumes in the coming decades of the 21st Century.

Moderator:
David Horrigan, E-Discovery Counsel & Legal Content Director, kCura

Panelists:
Monica Bay, Fellow, CodeX: The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics
Dennis Garcia, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft
James Francis IV (S.D.N.Y), United States Magistrate Judge
Daniel Martin Katz, Professor, Illinois Tech – Chicago Kent College of Law
Andrew Jimenez, CEO, Fronteo USA

Track Description:

Sponsored by: 


Track Sessions:

   10:30am – 11:30am     Update on Effects of Brexit on Privacy and Data Protection Considerations

Now that Brexit is a reality, organizations doing business or even serving customers in the United Kingdom are struggling to understand which data protection requirements they should follow and how. Technically the General Data Protection Requirements (GDPR) of the European Union will no longer apply to the UK. So what are organizations supposed to do if they are doing business not only in the UK but also in other EU countries? In this session, a panel of experts will walk the audience through the salient UK requirements, as well as the salient GDPR requirements.

Moderator:
John Isaza, Partner, Rimon PC

Panelist:
Richard Hogg, Global InfoGov Solutions Leader, IBM
Jason C. Stearns, Director – Legal & Compliance Group, BlackRock
Jill M. Williamson, Counsel, Rimon PC

11:30am – 12:30pm   Exhibit Hall Break
 

   12:30pm – 1:30pm     Data Disposition Strategies from the Trenches

Despite advances in technology and legal clarifications, organizations continue to struggle with hitting the delete button on back-up tapes. This is due in part to a grave misunderstanding of where the law currently stands on the issue, as well as legitimate concerns about inadvertent spoliation or the perception that it was intentional. In this session, without naming names, a panel of experts will walk the audience through the legal methodology and thought processes used to help clients reach a studied and vetted decision to finally hit the delete button.

Moderator:
John Isaza,
Partner, Rimon PC

Panelist:
Richard Hogg, Global InfoGov Solutions Leader, IBM
Jason C. Stearns,
Director – Legal & Compliance Group, BlackRock
Jerry Cohen,
Partner, Burns & Levinson LLP

1:30pm – 2:00pm   Exhibit Hall Break
 

   2:00pm – 3:00pm    Social Media: Ethics and Records Considerations

Social Media presents a host of challenges for organizations, not the least of which involve its impact on legal ethics and records retention considerations. John Isaza will lead a panel of experts and walk the audience through legal ethics implications arising from a social media presence, including best practices on how to address those ethical concerns. A related topic of discussion will be the records that could arise from social media, including best practices on how to declare, classify and manage the resulting records.

Moderator:
John Isaza, Partner, Rimon PC

Panelists:
Jerry Cohen, Partner, Burns & Levinson LLP
Kevin Fumai, Managing Counsel, Oracle
Jefferey Ogden Katz, Member, The Patterson Law Firm LLC

Track Description:

Sponsored by:
GICLI and EDI


Track Sessions:

   10:30am – 11:30am      Regulators Always Ring Twice: Using Technology in Response to Government Investigations

Few things are less pleasant than finding your organization as the target of a government investigation. The costs, professional stakes and personal stresses can be overwhelming without the proper practices and tools in place to mount an effective defense. Technology has recently become an indispensable part of any effective strategy, but its use may come with significant restrictions depending on which government entity is knocking at your door. Attend this session to get a proper understanding of what you need to do in order to prepare your organization.  Presented by GICLI and EDI.

Panelists:
John Davis, Executive Director & Counsel, Global eDiscovery, UBS AG
Zviad Guruli, Consulting Attorney, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP
Christine Hasiotis, Executive Counsel & Director, Electric Insurance Company
Glenn Melcher, Special Counsel for eDiscovery, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
David Shonka, Deputy General Counsel, Federal Trade Commission

11:30am – 12:30pm   Exhibit Hall Break
 

   12:30pm – 1:30pm     Stop the Lip Service: Real Advocacy Under the Federal Rules

While counsel has been overrun with news that the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure have changed – very little guidance has been provided to in-house counsel and large data holders on how to leverage the 2015 Amendments to prevent discovery side-shows that waste time and drive costs.  This program will discuss how to use the new rules to your organization’s advantage in litigation, including effectively negotiating scope in discovery, cutting short unduly burdensome and disproportionate requests; and re-scoping preservation requirements with concepts of proportionality. Hosted by the Electronic Discovery Institute.

Moderator:
Zach Warren, Editor-In-Chief, Legaltech News

Panelists:
Jamie Brown, Consulting Attorney – Law and Technology, Barclay’s
Patrick Oot, Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP
Robert Owen, Partner, Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan, LLP
George Socha, Managing Director, BDO Consulting

1:30pm – 2:00pm   Exhibit Hall Break
 

Emerging Technology Track and Supersessions:

Emerging Technology Sessions:

  10:15am – 11:15am   “The Future Is Not What It Used To Be” – How AI, Analytics, & Information Governance are Transforming the New Future in Legal & Beyond

The accelerating information explosion and emerging technologies have already created a new future – for legal, business, government, and beyond. Join us for a lively discussion as organizations are faced with diverse new challenges – and more importantly – valuable opportunities to apply new approaches and solutions.

Learn how the combination of Analytics, Cognitive, and Information Governance is transforming business at the speed of data. Join us to better understand the differences and links between AI, Machine Learning, Analytics, and IG.

Also hear from our distinguished panelists how they are delivering real-world results and actionable insights across regulatory compliance, data privacy and protection, investigations, eDiscovery, and beyond.

Moderator:
Jeffrey J. Beard, Esq., IG Legal & GRC Leader, IBM

Speakers:
Amie Taal, Vice President, Deutsche Bank
James A. Sherer, Partner & Chair – Information Governance, BakerHostetler
Jake Frazier, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting

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11:45pm – 12:45pm   Leveraging the Cloud & Technology to Accelerate your eDiscovery Process While Reducing Cost and Risk

With the quickening growth of data volumes, cloud service options, and mobile devices throughout organizations, it’s no surprise that the eDiscovery process has become more complex. The collection and preservation of data, including from apps such as O365, Box and Gmail, can be cumbersome and time-consuming while risking your data integrity.

During this session, you will hear tips for efficiency gains that will save your legal and IT teams precious time and costs throughout the litigation process. You will learn how to leverage data protection initiatives to help streamline e-discovery tasks at your organization to cut time and costs by 50%, including:

  • Strategies to store and maintain visibility of data, reducing risk due to spoliation or employee termination.
  • Timely, efficiently and defensible data collection with reduced storage requirements.
  • Reduction of overall downstream data, reducing costs during review.

Speakers:
Nishad Shevde, Director of Strategic Operations, Exterro
Andrew Nielsen, CISSP, CISA, ISSAP, ISSMP, CCSK and Director, Enterprise Security, Druva

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3:00pm  Legaltech Concludes