iDiscovery Solutions’ CEO Dan Regard to Moderate Judges Panel at Annual Masters Conference for Legal Professionals in Washington, DC

Oct 14th, 2014

Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 

iDiscovery Solutions, Inc. (iDS), an award-winning, global legal technology expert services firm, is a Presenting Sponsor of the Masters Conference for Legal Professionals. iDS CEO and co-founder, Dan Regard, will moderate the star session, "A View From the Bench," at the conference’s annual Washington, DC stop on Tuesday, October 21. The Honorable Joy Flowers Conti, the Honorable Richard A. Levie (Ret.), and the Honorable Judge Thomas J. Shields (Ret.) will join Mr. Regard on the judges panel, which will take place at The City Club of Washington from 10:00 am–11:30 am. Mr. Regard, a nationally-renowned electronic discovery expert, was named one of the Top Three Individual Expert Witnesses for Technology in Legal Times’ “Best of 2013” Edition. 

The presentation will focus on significant e-Discovery issues faced by legal professionals today and how they are viewed from the bench. Topics will include: 

  • Proportionality: How are the new amendments to the FRCP going to effect change?
  • Facebook/Social Media: What do judges look for to link Facebook/social media evidence to an owner?
  • Predictive Coding: Can this be useful technology or is it currently too complicated?
  • Transparency and Defense of Process: Who has the burden of proving that they were delinquent in producing discovery?


“We have an exciting panel lined up for the Masters Conference in DC,” said Dan Regard. "I am honored to be moderating a session with these three esteemed judges. It is a tremendous opportunity to see the ever-changing landscape of e-Discovery and the bench through their eyes. The presentation will be engaging, educational, and thought-provoking for all who are able to attend."

Mr. Regard is an e-Discovery and computer science expert with 20 years’ experience consulting to legal and corporate entities. A programmer and attorney by training, he has conducted system investigations, created data collections and managed discovery on more than a thousand matters. Mr. Regard is responsible for the development and implementation of case and matter strategies that leverage technology in litigation and investigations. 

The Honorable Joy Flowers Conti is the Chief United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Prior to her appointment, she was a shareholder with the Pittsburgh office of Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney, a partner with K&L Gates, and a Professor of Law at Duquesne University.

The Honorable Richard A. Levie (Ret.) was an Associate Judge for the District of Columbia Superior Court from 1985-2000. He now serves as a Mediator/Arbitrator, Special Master, and Case Evaluator for JAMS. Judge Levie has more than three decades of experience as a litigator, judge, and neutral and was named one of the Best Lawyers in America in 2014. 

The Honorable Thomas J. Shields (Ret.) was appointed to full-time status as Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Iowa in 2000, retiring from the court in 2014. A former attorney in private practice at Lane & Waterman, he is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of Working Group 1 of the Sedona Conference.    

About iDiscovery Solutions

iDiscovery Solutions, Inc. (iDS) is an award-winning, global, legal technology expert services firm. Founded in Washington, DC in 2008 by industry veterans with more than 50 years of litigation and consulting experience combined, iDS provides consulting, data analytics, processing and hosting of electronically stored information (ESI), and expert services in the areas of electronic discovery, digital forensics, and enterprise applications. iDS also provides subject matter experts that testify as to how technology works, generally and specifically, within the context of litigation, investigations, and government inquiries. For more information, visit http://www.idiscoverysolutions.comand follow the company on Twitter @iDiscoveryInc.

About Masters Conference

Founded by Robert Childress, the Masters Conference brings together leading experts and professionals from law firms, corporations, and the bench to develop strategies, practices, and resources for managing the information lifecycle. Masters is a boutique educational forum where a select group of speakers, vendors and attendees convene to engage in a proactive collaboration on current challenges in the legal space. For more information, visit