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About Legaltech West

Legaltech West, taking place on June 12-13, 2017 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square is now a part of Legalweek West the only legal event to bring together various legal teams to explore the practical solutions needed drive your technology, talent and business objectives forward.

What is Legalweek West?
Legalweek West will offer five areas of focus presented as events-within-an-event to address the key issues at a tactical level – featuring: LegalOps, LegalDiversityForum, LegalSmallFirm, LegalExecutive, and Legaltech West, the largest and longest running trade show for legal technology on the west coast. This format will allow you to strategically select content tailored specifically to your needs and make the most of your event experience.

What Do These Changes Mean For You?
Legaltech West will continue to deliver the hallmarks that you have come to expect: updated, timely content relevant to the West Coast audience, interactive, thought-provoking educational sessions filled with best practices and strategies for you to take away and apply at your own organization.

Why Attend?

  • Learn how the industry’s most successful firms are preparing for the future including insight on alternatives to traditional legal service providers
  • Discover tools to harness the benefits of cloud-based process automation by 2020 and beyond
  • Understand how millennials and the new landscape of the legal workforce are affecting expectations regarding data privacy and security

New to Legaltech West 2017

  • New Conference Passes: Customized pass options mean more relevant content for you – for less!
  • New speakers: Hear from up to 100+ speakers including some new faces to the Legaltech West faculty.
  • New Content: Explore the talent, technology and trends driving the business of law with 4 new areas of focus: LegalOps, LegalExecutive, LegalSmallFirm, LegalDiversityForum.
  • New Networking Events: Join your fellow attendees for specialized networking opportunities designed to forge new relationships and strengthen established ones.
  • New Exhibitors: Legaltech West attracts the most innovative leaders in technology – visit our exhibit hall and explore the future of law.

Legaltech West Advisory Board

Patrick Oot

Patrick Oot

LPartner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

Brad Blickstein

Brad Blickstein

Principal, Blickstein Group

Pallab Chakraborty

Pallab Chakraborty

Senior Counsel, Tesla

 Mira Vayda Edelman

Mira Vayda Edelman

Senior Counsel & Discovery Manager, Google

Dawson Horn, III

Dawson Horn, III

Associate General Counsel, AIG

Elizabeth A. Jaworski

Elizabeth A. Jaworski

Director, Legal Operations , Astellas Pharma

David L. Stanton

David L. Stanton

Litigation & eDiscovery Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

TJ Johnson

TJ Johnson

Program Director, International Legal Technology Association (ILTA)

Agenda

Day One – June 12, 2017

7:30am – 8:30am

Legalweek West Coast 2017 Media Breakfast *Open to Invited Press*

8:00am – 9:15am

Global Lawyer Forum Topic #1 – Globalizing Legal Operations
Global Lawyer Forum Topic #2 – Impact of the Cyber Security Law of China

9:30am – 9:45am

Legalweek - STATE OF THE INDUSTRY: Welcome and Opening Address by ALM Intelligence

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.

9:45am – 10:45am

Legalweek – STATE OF THE INDUSTRY KEYNOTE: Internet, Technology & The Law featuring a discussion on Digital News & Information in the Age of Trump

The amazing new innovations we’ve seen in the past few years — social media, self-driving cars, drones, artificial intelligence, Blockchain, and so on — are just beginning to radically change how business operates – and government policy makers, regulators and legal decision makers are struggling to keep up. Over the next 10 years of tech progress, we’ll see even most business change and disruption than we’ve seen in the past 50. How will law department and law firms need to flex their traditional roles in the turbulent years to come? How does the legal professional need to think differently in the age of fake news, tweeting Presidents and divisive politics driven by this disruption?

Keynote Speaker: Ari Melber, Chief Legal Correspondent, MSNBC

10:45am – 11:15am

Exhibit Hall Break

EDUCATIONAL TRACKS

Area of Focus

Legaltech Track 1

Legaltech Track 2

Legaltech Track 3

Track Theme

CyberSecure

The Litigation Toolkit

Innovating Legal Technology and Delivering Value

11:15am – 12:15pm

The Emergence of Ransomware and Other Targeted Exploits: Prevention & Effective Response

When a Ransomware or targeted an attack hits, the target is left to make a judgment call in real time—to pay or not to pay? This session will dive into the key elements of an effective response plan, including training employees on how to report ransomware, escalation (what are the appropriate channels for escalation; who to involve), risk assessment, resources to supplement company efforts (for quick remediation), identifying the decider (who is authorized to make payment), disclosure of the attack to stakeholders, and periodic review of the response plan.

Speaker:

Jeewon Kim Serrato
Counsel and Co-head of the Global Privacy and Data Protection Practice
Shearman & Sterling LLP

Big Data Litigation 2.0

Storage is cheap, but in Silicon Valley, poor governance over vast pools of sensitive data can lead to unnecessary litigation and regulatory challenges. The new framework of Rule 37(e) provides an opportunity for counsel to more critically assess risk associated with data retention and make defensible business decisions that can benefit future litigation. Organizations are finding that it may be more risky to hoard stale data than it is to delete it. This session will encourage organizations to practice good data hygiene through IG policies that focus on securely maintaining data, only as long as necessary or required by law.

Joan Washburn
Director of Litigation/eDiscovery Services
Holland & Knight

New Roles in IT for Law Firms and Legal Departments

As technology used in the legal environment advances, the need to re-evaluate job roles and create new ones is inevitable. How do you identify what is next in legal and what technologies are driving these changes, what skills and roles will emerge to support them.

12:15pm – 1:00pm

Exhibit Hall Break

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Beyond Encryption: Protecting Your Assets Everywhere and All the Time

Some of the biggest risks to data breaches fall outside of the realm of hacking. Seemingly innocuous everyday practices (e.g. leaving flash drives behind on airplanes, checking work email on your cell) are major culprits of information leaks. Now that electronic devices are used for both personal and professional purposes, organizational cyber threats can fall on the shoulders of the individual. While data encryption is a critical piece to successful cybersecurity programs, reconsidering other ways to protect your portable devices is an area of security that should not be neglected.

Robert D. Brownstone, Esq.
Technology & eDiscovery Counsel and Chair, Electronic Information Management (EIM) Practice Group
Fenwick & West LLP

Forensics 2.0

Collection of digital evidence is subject to different procedures and restrictions based on the type of legal matter. Increasingly, investigations are focusing on severs and log files, not just the hard drive. A comprehensive overview of electronic evidence can help advise on the merits of an investigation and expose threats that certain information can pose. This panel will cover the implications of current FBI attitude towards personal devices & devices outside the workplace as well as the role of early data assessment (EDA), which is crucial for effectively managing investigations.

O365 Lightening Round

A quick trip through Office 365! Come hear what components of O365 your peers in law firms and legal departments are using.

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Break

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Federal & State Cybersecurity Regulatory Update

Data privacy and cybersecurity concerns are not limited to the finance and banking industries. The transportation and energy sectors are also facing constant regulatory changes. This session will explore updated regulations and efforts affecting the field of operational technology (e.g. FERC’s updated CIP standards; expansion of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control System Emergency Response Team) as well as Information Technology (like customer & financial data standards). The panel will discuss the minimum requirements that organizations must develop to guard against cyber-attacks, including the need to conduct thorough risk assessments.

Darin Sands
Co-chair, Privacy and Data Security Practice Group
Lane Powell PC

Predictive Coding Deep Dive

As some continue to express concern about “black box” technology (i.e. the difficulty in explaining what goes on behind the scenes of software), a better understanding of how to measure, test and defend predictive coding results will improve litigation strategy. This panel will cover the two major metrics for measuring the efficacy of a predictive coding tool—precision and recall, both which can be measured through statistical sampling. Even though predictive coding technology is more widely accepted, maintaining a process that creates a strong audit trail will help create a highly defensible process.

Speaker:

David Cohen
Practice Group Leader, Records & E-Discovery
Reed Smith LLP

Riding the Wave to Meeting Client Needs More Efficiently

As pressure increases to innovate legal services, how can you use technology to transform how you meet client needs more efficiently? By incorporating these practices in to the business strategies, what affect will this have on billable hours, new business development, and the overall revenue growth? Join us to hear stories and advice from law firms riding this wave of change to a prosperous future.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Break

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Emerging Laws Affecting Cross-Border Discovery

Counsel and data privacy professionals within organizations are struggling with a year of unparalleled volatility in cross-border Discovery. What is now required to process data? The fall of the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework, the enactment of the General Data Protection Regulation and Brexit have led to constant and stringent changes in data privacy rules and regulations. The GDPR increases penalties for privacy violations to as much as four percent of a company’s annual global revenue. Navigating and understanding the implications of the new regulations will be crucial to successful cross-border data transfers.

Julie Engbloom
Co-chair, Privacy and Data Security Practice Group
Lane Powell PC

Authentication of Evidence 2.0

Practitioners should consider whether their eDiscovery collection and processing tools meet the requirements under Amendments to Rule 902 to authenticate electronic data. This panel will dive into what the amendments mean in terms of establishing best practice for collection and processing data to take advantage of the shortcut for authentication thereby reducing the likelihood of challenges to admissibility of evidence.

Projects, Breakthrough and Efficiencies in Service Delivery

Hear from a few of ILTA’s 2016 Distinguished Peer Award winners as they tell you about their experiences in delivering great business value through their innovations and implementations. These champions will share the good, bad, and the ugly of getting there.

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Legalweek – Welcome Cocktail Reception

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Day Two – June 13, 2017

8:00am – 9:00am

Networking Breakfast in Expo Hall

9:15 am – 10:15 am

Legalweek Keynote – Fireside Chat: First 100 Days Regulatory Update

10:15 am – 10:45 am

Exhibit Hall Break

EDUCATIONAL TRACKS

Area of Focus

Legaltech Track 4

Legaltech Track 5

Track Theme

eDiscovery Innovation

TBD

10:45 am – 11:45 am

Best Practices for Managing eDiscovery in Office365

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.

Topic TBD

11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Break

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Managing Expectations in a Government Investigation

A growing body of federal agency guidance seeks to incentivize companies and individuals to provide material assistance to the investigating agency. Under the Obama administration, many companies found it difficult to obtain cooperation credit, and for those who received credit, it was difficult to identify tangible benefits. Will President Trump’s new administration change that? This session will discuss the cooperation regimes at the SEC, DOJ and discuss expectations for the future of cooperation standards across these agencies as the Trump administration settles into governing.

Speakers:

Lily N. Chinn
Managing Partner, San Francisco
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Michael Dicke
Partner, Securities Litigation/Co-chair of the Securities Enforcement Group
Fenwick & West LLP

Topic TBD

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Break

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Future of Analytical Strategies

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 to provide 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 to lead
toward forward thinking in eDiscovery.

Speakers:

Bobby Malhotra
eDiscovery Counsel
Munger, Tolles & Olson

Kathleen McConnell
Senior Counsel, eDiscovery and Information Governance
Seyfarth & Shaw LLP

Topic TBD

3:00 pm

Close of Conference

Speakers

David Cohen

David Cohen

Practice Group Leader, Records & E-Discovery, Reed Smith LLP

Bobby Malhotra

Bobby Malhotra

eDiscovery Counsel, Munger, Tolles & Olson

Kathleen McConnell

Kathleen McConnell

Senior Counsel, eDiscovery and Information Governance, Seyfarth & Shaw LLP

Jeewon Kim Serrato

Jeewon Kim Serrato

Counsel and Co-head of the Global Privacy and Data Protection Practice, Shearman & Sterling LLP

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