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8:00AM - 9:00AM

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8:45AM - 9:45AM
Track 1

Neil Etheridge

CSDisco
Chief Marketing Officer
A 17-year veteran of the legal tech industry, Neil combines a deep understanding of law firms, legal departments, and the legal tech industry with a passion for delivering revolutionary legal technology. Before joining DISCO, Neil was vice president of product marketing for Recommind, where he was responsible for product marketing, strategy, and competitive intelligence across all of Recommind’s...

Ryan Tilot

Seyfarth Shaw
Counsel, eDiscovery & Information Governance
Mr. Tilot is counsel in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. He devotes his entire practice to eDiscovery and information governance issues from both the consulting and litigation perspective. Mr. Tilot leverages a strong technical background and years of experience working as a records manager and solutions architect in the legal industry. He advises clients on defensible and cost-effective...

Lisa Davis George

Discover Financial Services
Director & Senior Counsel
Litigation & Legal Policy Counsel and former Chief Compliance Officer in financial services sector. Collaborative strategic thinker who partners with business teams to assess risk and manage...

Jason Tyrrell

Sidley Austin LLP
Director of Litigation Support Technology
Jason Tyrrell works as an Litigation Support Manager for Sidley Austin LLP at IL, MA.  Sidley Austin LLP is a global law firm committed to providing excellent client service, fostering a culture of cooperation and mutual respect, and creating opportunities for lawyers of all backgrounds. With more than 1,700 lawyers in 19 offices around the world, talent and teamwork are central to Sidleys successful...

Tom Thompson

Thompson Law
Partner
LITIGATION EXPERIENCEAdvising a rail company in complex mass tort litigation arising from a commuter rail collision involving 25 fatalities and multiple injuriesRecovering substantial monetary and non-monetary relief for misappropriation of trade secrets and violation of covenants not to competeResponding to governmental investigations and defending lawsuits against accounting and auditing firms, including...

By 2020 it is estimated that over 100,000 legal roles have a high chance of being automated as a result of the quickening pace of technology, shifting workforce demographics, and the need to offer more value for money causing a tipping point for talent strategies among law firms and corporations. Automation and artificial intelligence tools have become sophisticated enough and cost effective to replace many repetitive tasks essential in the practice of law. Slack space is the new legal efficiency opportunities. During this session learn how to automate the “slack space” that you deal with everyday to improve efficiency within your legal department. By embracing Artificial Intelligence, you will become more successful in your legal career. This CLE session will discuss what legal professionals should know or start thinking about artificial intelligence to succeed in the evolving legal sector, your firm, department, and career.

8:45AM - 9:45AM
Track 2

Matthew Gasaway

AbbVie
Director and Senior Counsel
 Matthew Gasaway is the Director and Senior Counsel for eDiscovery and Records Management at AbbVie. In this role, Matt is responsible for designing and implementing AbbVie’s eDiscovery processes, and provides advice to AbbVie’s Legal, Information Technology and Corporate Records groups regarding the company’s eDiscovery and record-keeping practices, both prior to and during...

Kendell Howard

United Airlines
Legal Services/Litigation Support
Extensive legal experience in litigation and Business operations. Skilled in business development, negotiating and problem resolutions. An adept analyst of diverse areas such as critical judgment decision, data management, negotiations and strategic planning analysis. An effective leader and team builder with proven strong strategic skills and leadership skills.Specialties: My electronic discovery...

Jeff Dreiling

Complete Legal
Co-founder,
A love for people and solving problems.Ever since he began working with litigators in 2001, Jeff has constantly put himself in their shoes and looked at his role from their point of view. He understands your client’s litigation is a substantial issue in their life and his focus is on finding the right answers for them. He loves working in the legal industry because each case is unique and requires...

Today, when consumers are considering their eDiscovery technology choices, there are more factors to consider than ever.  In addition to considering the functionality of the software application, you now also have to consider whether to buy or “rent” the application, how the software is delivered to you and whether it’s required to be within your firewall or can be an off-premises solution. This session will discuss on-premise and off-premise eDiscovery solutions and considerations for each. Key topics include:

+ Drivers for eDiscovery Technology Solution Decisions Today

+ eDiscovery Industry Market Trends and Their Relation to General Industry Trends

+ What Law Firms are Saying about the Technology

+ What Industry Analysts are Saying about the Technology

+ The Cloud vs. No Cloud Debate

+ Why Not All Cloud Solutions Are the Same

+ Putting a Face on Solutions and Risks

+ A Comparative Approach to eDiscovery Technology

+ Key Components of an eDiscovery Technology Solution

10:00AM - 11:00AM
Track 1

Cash Butler

ClariLegal
CEO
Cash Butler is a seasoned electronic discovery expert having over 14 years of experience as a service provider. Cash is an expert at legal vendor and project management and is the founder of ClariLegal, an eDiscovery vendor management platform that matches corporations and law firms with the right vendors who have the right service offering at the right price. The ClariLegal solution saves time and...

Matthew W. Poplawski

Winston Strawn
Senior E-Discovery Attorney
Mr. Poplawski is an e-Discovery attorney in the Chicago office. He concentrates his practice on regulatory investigations, white-collar criminal defense, securities litigation, and complex commercial litigation. He has worked on firm teams representing clients in grand jury and/or regulatory investigations involving allegations of RICO, mail fraud, wire fraud, insider trading, market manipulation,...

Mark Yacano

Major, Lindsey & Africa
GLOBAL PRACTICE LEADER, MANAGED LEGAL SERVICES
Mark Yacano is a recognized innovator in the delivery of legal services. During his 25 years in the legal and business worlds, Mark has been a trusted advisor to corporate law departments working with corporate counsel on both business and legal strategy. It is his mission to help implement solutions that allow clients to improve the quality of the services provided, create an environment that fosters...

Patrick Lamb

Valorem
Founding Member
Founding partner of litigation firm representing business clients in complex commercial disputes using alternative, non-hourly fees whenever possible. Recognized for past four years as a Client...

Dennis Kennedy

Dennis Kennedy -Author, Lawyer and bloggr
Past Senior Counsel at MasterCard
Experienced information technology lawyer formerly (retired December 2017) on Mastercard’s Digital Payments and Labs legal team where I worked on cutting edge payments and technology issues that include mobile wallets, APIs, Open Source, new payments and financial technologies (e.g., blockchain and IoT), R&D, innovation and financial inclusion, with a great amount of experience in a wide...

Corporate counsel and law firms are under significant pressure to deliver services more cost-effectively and efficiently.  Cost and service value chain alignment between the corporate buyer, their law firm and their ancillary vendors have not always produced the high value. The process, technology and business model innovation need to change to meet the needs of all the parties that deliver these services. This session you will learn from experts on both sides about how this change is happening. You will learn what steps need to be taken to improve this process. The buying and vendor management process is changing. Are you sitting back watching this change or part of the movement? Watch this session to learn more.

10:00AM - 11:00AM
Track 2

Aaron D. Charfoos

Jones Day
Partner
Aaron Charfoos is an accomplished privacy and data protection trial lawyer focusing on incident response, privacy litigation, and European data privacy compliance (General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR] and cross-border data transfers). He is also a certified information privacy professional for the U.S. Sector (CIPP/US).Aaron litigated his first privacy case in 2010, building on a decade of experience...

Lisa Vandesteeg

SFGH - CIPP/US
Risk Advisory Professional and Litigator
 Lisa Vandesteeg’s passion is helping clients identify and resolve critical and immediate problems in the areas of bankruptcy, business divorce, partner and shareholder disputes, and privacy and data security issues. Lisa often acts in a general counsel or legal consulting role to solve her clients’ problems in the fastest and most effective manner.Lisas experience has shown her that...

Joe Rickard

Incapital
CTO & CISO
My career in technology started out developing order management systems for the electronic trading. When I joined Incapital, I applied that experience to help develop and operate proprietary applications designed for fixed income issuance and trading. Leveraging a creative and high energy spirit, I’ve built a great team of individuals focused on delivering state-of-the-art infrastructure and...

Gone are the days when companies could pass the headaches of cyber security to the IT department. It is everyone’s problem now. It is no longer just an IT problem. It has become a business issue effecting the entire organization. Join our panelists for a conversation that takes a realistic approach to protecting your data, both proactive and reactive, debunking many common myths along the way.

11:10AM - 12:20PM

Robert E Childress III

The Masters Conference
Founder
Robert Childress is recognized as one of the 20 most influential people in the legal software industry. Throughout the years, he has held senior positions with a number of key technology corporations including LexisNexis, Thomson & Thomson, Elsevier Science, CXA, Inc., McGrawHill, Shepards, Wave Software, The Lawyer Charity Challenge and most currently The Masters Conference. While at LexisNexis,...

Neil Etheridge

CSDisco
Chief Marketing Officer
A 17-year veteran of the legal tech industry, Neil combines a deep understanding of law firms, legal departments, and the legal tech industry with a passion for delivering revolutionary legal technology. Before joining DISCO, Neil was vice president of product marketing for Recommind, where he was responsible for product marketing, strategy, and competitive intelligence across all of Recommind’s...

Wulf Kaal

University of St. Thomas School of Law
Professor and Director of the Private Investment Fund Institute
Wulf Kaal is a leading expert at the intersection of law, business, and technology. His research focuses on innovation, technology, blockchain technology applications, smart contracts, initial coin offerings, hedge funds, and dynamic regulatory methods. Kaal is the director of the Private Investment Fund Institute (PIFI). Before entering the academy, he was associated with Cravath, Swain...

DENNIS GARCIA

Microsoft
Assistant General Counsel
As an Assistant General Counsel for Microsoft I practice at the intersection of law, technology and business and provide a wide range of legal support to Microsofts Sales, Services, Marketing & Operations teams across the United States. Prior to joining Microsoft I worked in various in-house legal roles for IBM and Accenture.I have over 20 years of legal experience - all in-house with leading Information...

Thomas Matzen

Matzen Consulting Group
CEO
After 17 years in the eDiscovery and cyber security industry, I have decided to launch my own consulting group. The Matzen Consulting Group will focus on assisting corporations and law firms, both large and small, with their eDiscovery and data security needs.  Specifically, the Matzen Consulting Group offers expert consulting services in the following areas: GDPR ConsultingeDiscovery...

Master 1 - Microsoft Office 365 EDD

Master 2 - Generation Three-Time to upgrade

Master 3 - Crypto Currency 

Master 4 - Token models and crypto economics

12:30PM - 1:30PM

DENNIS GARCIA

Microsoft
Assistant General Counsel
As an Assistant General Counsel for Microsoft I practice at the intersection of law, technology and business and provide a wide range of legal support to Microsofts Sales, Services, Marketing & Operations teams across the United States. Prior to joining Microsoft I worked in various in-house legal roles for IBM and Accenture.I have over 20 years of legal experience - all in-house with leading Information...

Microsoft General Counsel Presentation

1:45PM - 2:45PM
Track 1

Derek M. Duarte

BlackStone Discovery
President
Derek Duarte, a widely recognized legal thought leader and innovator, is President of BlackStone Discovery, a global computer forensics, eDiscovery, and Managed Review provider headquartered in Palo Alto, California. As a litigator and technologist, Derekbrings a unique perspective to the challenges of the legal services industry.Most recently, he was named one of Silicon Valley’s 40...

Rana B. Dawson

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Partner
Professional ProfileRana Dawson is a litigation partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.Prior ExperienceExtern, Ithaca Law Guardian Office (Fall 2007)Litigation2008, IllinoisCornell Law School, J.D., 2008 CALI Award for Excellence in Public International LawCornell International Law Journal, Note Editor Loyola University Chicago, B.S., Biology, 2005 with Honors, summa...

Maja Fabula

Tenneco
Associate General Counsel
As Associate General Counsel for Tenneco Inc. (NYSE:TEN), an $9.3 billion global manufacturing company with more than 32,000 employees worldwide, Maja leads the team that provides legal support for Tenneco’s Aftermarket division, globally. Maja advises internal clients on diverse matters, ranging from marketing strategy, brand management, and commercial negotiations to dispute resolution and...

Irene (Savanis) Fiorentinos

Jones Day
Litigator
Commercial Litigator: I am a seasoned commercial litigator with a successful record of handling high-stakes domestic and cross-border disputes for public and privately held companies include . My areas of focus include securities, fraud, breach of contract, indemnification and antitrust cases, which I try in federal and state courts.  Client Counselor. I regularly advise clients on litigation-...

Sean Byrne

Byrne Law
General Counsel and Founder
The practice of law has reached a tipping point. More than ever, corporate legal departments are demanding more from their outside counsel. They are no longer willing to complacently stand by as hourly rates rise annually without a commensurate increase in the quality of the legal services they receive. Instead, corporate legal leaders are taking a page from their business counterparts, who, for years,...

The practice of law is a rich tapestry woven from argument, stories, and the presentation of evidence. eDiscovery, however, is often considered to be part of the “nuts and bolts” of a matter – a means to an end, where practitioners can get lost in a loop of preserve-collect-process-repeat.  But what if there was a way to use one to support the other?

This talk is designed to flush out the best ways to make strategic data decisions at the outset of a matter to allow you to better utilize that data during the investigation, planning, and argument stages of your case.  While poor eDiscovery planning can lead to expensive and distracting disputes, refined Strategy and Advocacy when dealing with large volumes of data can lead to not only efficiency and expediency, but more important - victory.

1:45PM - 2:45PM
Track 2

Kevin Clark JD, Managing Director-Chair Cabinet Lead

Thompson & Knight LLP
eDiscovery • Data Privacy • Information Governance, Risk & Compliance • Cyber • Technologist • Attorney
Kevin provides technical and business management expertise for the litigation support team at Thompson & Knight, while delivering consultation on ediscovery, information privacy, and data security and governance for attorneys and clients. Kevin has extensive experience in all aspects of ediscovery from data collection to production. He previously oversaw the discovery operations and managed review...

Jay C. Carle

Seyfarth Shaw
Partner, eDiscovery & Information Governance
Jay Carle is a litigation partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  As a member of Seyfarth’s eDiscovery and Information Governance Group, Mr. Carle’s practice focuses on navigating complex eDiscovery litigation issues and counseling clients in the areas of eDiscovery preparedness and other information governance issues.In eDiscovery litigation, Mr. Carle leverages technical...

Kelly Twigger

ESI Attorneys
Principal
Kelly Twigger is a Discovery Strategist and the Principal of ESI Attorneys, one of the first law firms in the country dedicated to advising clients on issues in electronic discovery, open records and FOIA, compliance and information management. Kelly’s practice includes consulting with clients on information governance and issues with electronically stored information and acting as eDiscovery...

Elliot Molk

Global Consumer Products Company
Vice President, Associate General Counsel
Trusted provider of comprehensive support and forthright, practical solutions as a strategic business partner to all commercial, operations and administrative functions at global, privately-held consumer products company. Several years in private practice as a transactional lawyer at top-flight firms with strong understanding of the financial and business concepts needed to manage mission-critical...

Carolyn Young

DiscoverReady
Legal Technology Consultant
I have been working in integrated technology solutions for over twenty years in the areas of professional services and consulting, sales and presales engineer, product and solution development, project and client management. I have experience with driving product and solutions growth at both startups and Fortune 500 companies in a variety of technology industries.Experiences during this time include:Presales...

Best practices sound great, but what’s the best way to implement them so these ideal models become your standard procedure – case in and case out? Even as the eDiscovery industry matures, we are constantly faced with new challenges from technologies that didn’t exist even a few years ago. These technologies result in new forms of communication, which means new types of ESI – including texts, chat messages and emojis – and an ever increasing data volume. The panelists will explore how cooperation and transparency between clients, firms, providers and yes, even opposing counsel, allows you to develop standards. We will also explore analytics and whether their day has actually arrived – or if these will continue to be a much-heralded best practice but little-used standard. Finally, we’ll discuss building your eDiscovery dream team – filled with rock stars offering a diverse skill set from all sides – client, law firm and eDiscovery provider.

3:00PM - 4:00PM
Track 1

Brian K. McClure

QDiscovery
Regional Director
As Regional Director at QDiscovery, Brian is responsible for the company’s strategic business development in the Midwest. He has significant experience assisting law firms and corporations on a range of complex litigation matters, including those with cross-border discovery. Prior to joining QDiscovery, Brian has spent a decade in the industry, managing eDiscovery teams in Chicago and servicing...

Charles Krugel

Charles Krugel
Contact me with any labor & employment law or human resources related questions. Im happy to speak, gratis, with any business person who has a question or 2.Also, check out my LinkedIn group--Charles Krugels Labor & Employment Law & Human Resources Practices Group.Clients: Businesses in all industries; see my Client Testimonials page for more info., http://www.charlesakrugel.com/clienttestimonialsJuris...

COLLEEN M. KENNEY

Sidley Austin LLP
Partner
COLLEEN M. KENNEY is a partner in Sidley’s Chicago office. She is the Chair of Sidley’s E-Discovery Task Force and a frequent speaker and panelist on e-discovery related topics. Colleen is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Management Accountant and a member of the Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Discovery. Prior to law school, she worked for four years as an auditor...

Grant M. Watson

SmithAmundsen
E-Discovery and Litigation Support Manager
When Grant became a lawyer, he was joining the family business. He can still recall going to the law library with his father on Saturdays, discussing policy and the grey areas of the law. He became fascinated with the law through those discussions and his interest only grew as he got older.Today Grant partners with litigators on matters that require attention to electronically stored information. As...

Helen Geib

QDiscovery
General Counsel and Practice Support Consultant
Helen Geib is General Counsel and Practice Support Consultant for QDiscovery. Prior to joining QDiscovery, Helen practiced law in the intellectual property litigation department of Barnes and Thornburg’s Indianapolis office where her responsibilities included managing large scale discovery and motion practice. She brings that experience and perspective to her work as an eDiscovery consultant....

A document is “anything on which information of any kind is recorded”. That used to mean paper, then electronic documents - emails, Word files and the like - which were recognisable as documents. Now we have messages exchanged via WhatsApp, Snap, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and others. We create data which does not have any obvious text - photographs, videos, audio files - and send that to each other. Our devices may track our every move and some apps, and websites store that data. Beyond that we have data being created about us by others or by semi-autonomous machines; some of that sits in our homes and offices; some is captured by CCTV or telephone recordings.

3:00PM - 4:00PM
Track 2

Thomas Matzen

Matzen Consulting Group
CEO
After 17 years in the eDiscovery and cyber security industry, I have decided to launch my own consulting group. The Matzen Consulting Group will focus on assisting corporations and law firms, both large and small, with their eDiscovery and data security needs.  Specifically, the Matzen Consulting Group offers expert consulting services in the following areas: GDPR ConsultingeDiscovery...

Debbie Reynolds

Eimer Stahl Discovery Solutions llc
Director
Debbie Reynolds is renowned as a global thought-leader and advisor to Fortune 500 Companies and Elite Law Firms for handling electronic evidence in high-stakes civil litigation. Ms. Reynolds is the Director of EimerStahl Discovery Solutions LLC, a subsidiary of Eimer Stahl LLP, as well as an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies teaching Legal Project Management....

Charles E Harris II

Mayer Brown
Partner
Charles is frequently recognized as a rising star in the legal community, and has distinguished himself as a versatile lawyer who possesses abilities in all areas of litigation. He has prepared matters for trial, tried cases to completion, and represented clients engaged in arbitrations before the AAA, ICDR, ICC and IFTA. He has also successfully defended individual and class action suits arising under...

Jason Priebe

Seyfarth Shaw
Senior Counsel / Seyfarth Shaw
Jason Priebe is senior counsel in Seyfarth Shaws Chicago office and is the Midwest regional manager for Seyfarths eDiscovery and Information Governance (eDIG) group. Mr. Priebe is licensed to practice law in Georgia and Illinois. His current practice focuses on issues involved in electronic discovery preparedness, planning and execution, as well as information privacy, information governance and data...

Mary Mack

ACEDS
Executive Director
E-discovery pioneer Mary Mack has joined ACEDS as executive director. Mary brings to ACEDS and its membership more than a decade of strong credibility and sound leadership within the e-discovery community.Mary is known for her skills in relationship and community building as well as for the depth of her e-discovery knowledge. Frequently sought out by media for comment on industry issues, she has spoken...
What does post Safe Harbor look like in a world defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) announced by the European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the European Commission to update the 1995 Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC), known as the EU General Data Protection Regulation? Privacy Shield, proposed by the European Commission for the transfer of personal data outside of the EU, is currently out for comments from Articles 29 and 31 in a working group that is not "approved" by the EU at this point, though the Privacy Shield program is the interim replacement for Safe Harbor. The GDPR applies to all companies in the EU, or doing business in the EU, and is generally an in-house concept. All parties should be aware of both Privacy Shield and GDPR. This panel will cover how they cross over and what tools and strategies will help you navigate Privacy Shield and GDPR during the time of transition and flux.  
 
Overview of the current legal environment concerning data privacy/security in Europe 
•History –Rise of Safe Harbor (2000) & EU Data Protection, DPAs
•Post Safe Harbor –Schrems, GDPR, Privacy Shield
•Snowden, Schrems, Patriot Act 
 
4:15PM - 5:15PM
Track 1

PRIYA KESHAV

Meru Data LLC

CEO
Priya is the founder and CEO of Meru Data. She develops solutions for customers worldwide to simplify governance and management of enterprise data. Priya was previously the leader of KPMG’s Forensic Technology Services practice in the Southwest U.S.  She has more than seventeen years of experience in information governance, cyber-crime response, security, privacy and forensics investigations....

Wulf Kaal

University of St. Thomas School of Law
Professor and Director of the Private Investment Fund Institute
Wulf Kaal is a leading expert at the intersection of law, business, and technology. His research focuses on innovation, technology, blockchain technology applications, smart contracts, initial coin offerings, hedge funds, and dynamic regulatory methods. Kaal is the director of the Private Investment Fund Institute (PIFI). Before entering the academy, he was associated with Cravath, Swain...

Nelson Rosario

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
Attorney
I am an attorney licensed to practice in the State of Illinois. I am interested in the intersection of law, technology, and society. My practice is focused on providing intellectual property counseling for clients in the following technology spaces: cryptocurrency, blockchain, and smart contracts; financial technologies; business methods; trading systems; network and internet communication; and navigation...

Jeff Blumberg

Faegre Baker Daniels
Partner
Jeff Blumberg is an experienced investment management lawyer who regularly advises clients on regulatory, corporate governance, business and structural matters. He counsels registered and unregistered money managers — including hedge fund managers, investment advisers, broker-dealers, commodity trading advisers and commodity pool operators.Jeff advises the managers of both U.S. and offshore investment...

The blockchain is an undeniably ingenious invention – the brainchild of a person or group of people known by the pseudonym, Satoshi Nakamoto. But since then, it has evolved into something greater.

 

Blockchain technologies provide the opportunity to transform major industries, particularly through the intersection of blockchain, big data, and IOT. Blockchain will soon transform diverse sectors including: finance, energy, health/pharma, agriculture, food/chemicals, transportation, autonomous systems, sharing economies, artificial intelligence, robotics etc. Several states have started using-or exploring how they can use-blockchain to manage critical records, ensure data integrity, and provide more transparent access to and management of company information. And the Federal Government recently launched an initiative (https://www.gsa.gov/technology/government-it-initiatives/emerging-citize...), focused on exploring distributed ledger technologies (like blockchain) that use encryption and coding to improve transparency, efficiency, and trust in information sharing for a variety of potential use cases. Join this panel to learn more about blockchain and how it's about to change the world

5:00PM - 6:30PM

Mary Mack

ACEDS
Executive Director
E-discovery pioneer Mary Mack has joined ACEDS as executive director. Mary brings to ACEDS and its membership more than a decade of strong credibility and sound leadership within the e-discovery community.Mary is known for her skills in relationship and community building as well as for the depth of her e-discovery knowledge. Frequently sought out by media for comment on industry issues, she has spoken...

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When:Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
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