Chicago

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Day 1

8:00AM - 8:30AM

Registration will be open. Please bring your registration form. 

8:30AM - 9:30AM
Track 1

Bruce Malter, CEDS, Managing Director-Cabinet Lead

Consillio
eDiscovery, Investigations and Information Governance Expert
eDiscovery is first and foremost a consulting service supported by appropriate technology.Over 25 years of technology based experience with professional services companies and technology providers with an extensive focus in both the eDiscovery, investigation, information governance and litigation support service sector. My experience includes business development, strategic planning, project management,...

Jennifer Shea

Consilio
Director, Discovery Consulting
Jennifer is a Director in the Consilio Consulting Group. Jennifer’s broad data analytics and eDiscovery industry experience includes technical product and service delivery, largely in the Financial Services space. In these roles, Jennifer worked closely with Legal, Records Management, and Information Security teams to drive Legal and Information Governance technology strategy, while protecting...

Sean Sweeney

Microsoft
Sr. Director, Cyber - Americas
Sean Sweeney the Americas Director in Microsoft’s Cybersecurity Solutions Group. In this role, he is primarily responsible for aligning and mobilizing his team of Chief Security Advisors and Cloud Security and Compliance Architects across the U.S., Canada, and Latin America to deliver thought leadership and deep customer engagement. He is also responsible for regularly engaging with the security...

Microsoft Office 365 Security and Compliance Module includes an eDiscovery application. This panel will provide an overview of how to set up a legal hold, a case, search and export using the E3 and E5 Advanced Discovery features.

8:30AM - 9:30AM
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...

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...

Matthew Christoff

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Associate
Matthew Christoff is an associate in the eDiscovery and Information Governance Group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and has been a part of Seyfarth Shaw’s eDiscovery and Information Governance Practice Group for approximately nine years. During that time, he has directly handled all aspects of the discovery process, including managing the preservation, collection, and production of potentially relevant...

Adam Nodzenski

Redgrave
Counsel
Adam Nodzenski is a talented and respected eDiscovery attorney with more than 14 years of experience. Clients and colleagues value Adam’s technical expertise, efficiency, collaborative spirit and ability to explain complicated technical matters in plain language. Adam has identified and solved fundamental privilege log issues to ensure defensibility and examined opposing party’s privilege...

Audra C. Eidem Heinze

Banner Witcoff
Attorney
Audra C. Eidem Heinze is a Shareholder at Banner & Witcoff. She has litigated dozens of complex intellectual property proceedings across the country, including high-stakes utility patent, design patent, trademark, trade dress, and copyright lawsuits. Audra also has an active practice before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  Audra was selected to be...

With electronic information driving discovery, the agreement the parties reach on how to handle ESI should be the guiding force for discovery on a matter. This panel will explore how to identify the case specific issues to be included in the ESI Protocol, issues to consider on form of production, types of ESI to be included and accommodated, privilege and inadvertent production protections and third party discovery. We’ll also address how to use the agreement throughout the matter to educate the court on issues, reduce disputes and provide a clear framework for discovery that all parties can follow. The result is a more efficient discovery process that reduces costs and distractions and allows counsel to focus on the merits of the case. 

9:45AM - 10:45AM
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...

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...

Nicholas O. Isaacson

Partner
Nick Isaacson is a well-rounded corporate lawyer who advises public companies, private companies, private equity firms, lending institutions and governmental authorities.Nick has handled matters for domestic and foreign clients including:Multibillion-dollar mergers and acquisitionsMultibillion-dollar secured and unsecured commercial finance transactionsMultibillion-dollar public-private partnerships.Business...

Jenny R. Goltz

Cozen O’Connor
Member
Jenny represents management’s labor and employment interests for a diverse client base of employers in the finance, higher education, health care, and manufacturing industries, among others.Jenny defends employers in a wide variety of employment litigation, including discrimination matters, wage and hour class action litigation, restrictive covenant disputes, and wrongful termination actions...

Michi Goto

Winston & Strawn LLP
Senior Manager, Litigation Support Technology & Operations
Michi Goto is a Senior Manager of Litigation Support Technology & Operations at Winston & Strawn LLP with over 15 years of law firm experience. She is responsible for the management of Winston’s eDiscovery technology portfolio, which includes Nuix, Relativity, LAW, and Brainspace. During her tenure at Winston, Michi has supported and counseled many case teams on all aspects of e-discovery,...

Whether it is data, concept, TAR or any type of analytics, there are many ways to use these technologies to build a great case strategy. With this ever evolving topic, the panel will dive into their experiences and even speak to current analytic innovations.

9:45AM - 10:45AM
Track 2

Scott Carlson

Seyfarth Shaw, LLP
eDiscovery and Information Governance
Mr. Carlson founded and Chairs Seyfarth Shaw’s eDiscovery and Information Governance practice and is nationally known in the these areas.  His practice is entirely devoted to eDiscovery and information governance issues from both the consulting and litigation perspective.  Mr. Carlson teaches a Masters of Law course on the subjects of eDiscovery, digital evidence, and computer forensics.Mr....

Lee Neubecker

Great Lakes Forensics
President & CEO
Lee Neubecker is an independent cyber security researcher and blogger at leeneubecker.com.  Most recently, Neubecker started a cyber security and computer forensics firm Great Lakes Forensics where he serves as CEO and Principal Consultant to his clients and is looking for new projects and talented employees to join his Chicago based firm.Before starting Great Lakes Forensics in August...

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,...

Karen Wagshul

Allstate Insurance Company
Counsel
Versatile attorney with over 20 years of experience as a litigator, discovery/eDiscovery expert, and team leader. “Go-to” resource for game-changing research and analysis, synthesis, writing and case management. Employ state-of-the art technology to streamline legal work and office operations, ensuring smooth project flow and cost savings.Strong knowledge across a breadth of industries...

With the introduction of new privacy regulations, the need to find a list of individuals affected in a data breach has become more frequent.  In a world of when not if a data breach occurs, organizations must plan to include a data breach discovery process as part of their incident response plan.  Join our panelists for a conversation that discusses what works and what doesn’t when applying e-discovery practices to determine a list of affected individuals.

11:00AM - 12:00PM
Track 1

Michael Perelman

NightOwl Discovery
Director of Client Advisory Group
Michael Perelman joined NightOwl Discovery in 2015 and is currently the Director Global Client Advisory, where he advises clients on matters involving digital forensics and investigations. In addition to focusing on evidence found on mobile devices, Michael advises clients on technologies for the preservation and collection of digital evidence. Prior to joining NightOwl, Michael spent 5 years investigating...

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...

Sid Bose

Ice Miller
Attorney
Siddharth “Sid” Bose is an attorney in Ice Millers Data Security and Privacy Practice.As part of Ice Miller’s Data Security and Privacy practice, Sid counsels clients on various data security and privacy issues dealing with online privacy, vendor contracts and agreements, IT audit, compliance, data breaches and incident response, disaster recovery, Internet of Things (IoT), General...

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...

Where have we come from when we started in forensics for electronic discovery and where are we today?

11:00AM - 12:00PM
Track 2

Dara Chevlin Tarkowski

Actuate Law
Founding Partner
With an emphasis on complex litigation and consumer finance law, Dara Tarkowski represents creditors in a range of litigation and regulatory matters. She serves as outside general counsel for a national debt buyer and collection agency. Dara routinely represents clients in matters pertaining to the FDCPA, the FCRA, the TCPA, securities laws, state unfair and deceptive trade practices laws, state consumer...

Nicole Kalajian

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
Counsel
Nicole represents securities, commodities and cryptocurrency professionals in avariety of regulatory, compliance and corporate matters. She has extensiveexperience with respect to hedge funds, commodity pools, private equity funds,cryptocurrency funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds, fund of funds andsocially responsible investment vehicles. Nicole provides legal and complianceguidance to...

Maria Phillips

RSM US LLP
Risk Advisor ● Privacy ● Cybersecurity ● Blockchain ● Inclusion Advocate ● Attorney
Strong legal and risk management professional who works closely with clients to understand their complex business challenges and to collaboratively achieve their strategic business objectives. Passionate connector of people and resources. Expertise in the privacy, compliance, technology, and risk fields (HIPAA, GDPR, CCPA, etc.)Skilled in Privacy, Security, Data, Risk, Sales, Compliance, Strategy,...

Philip Fornaro

Fornaro Law
Managing Attorney
Philip M. Fornaro is the managing attorney at Fornaro Law and has been practicing law for 21 years. Although he always has enjoyed practicing law, his life and focus transformed when he was first introduced to Bitcoin in June, 2016. Philip Fornaro spends a good deal of time speaking and blogging on Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and Artificial Intelligence. Fornaro Law is a law firm which is extensively...

Blockchain technologies provide the opportunity to transform major industries as well as the the practice of law.  We’ve already seen tremendous change across a wide variety of industries including healthcare, retail, finance, agriculture, phramaeudical and entertainment.  We are now seeing how blockchain can transform the legal practice – in litigation, social justice and in many other areas.  Both US regulators as well as lawmakers across the world are grappling with how to address the quick spread of this emerging technology.  Lawyers are trying to figure out how to apply old law to a new medium.  Hear from blockchain experts about how this nascent technology will change the world as you know it. 

12:30PM - 1:35PM

Daliah Saper

Saper Law
Intellectual Property, Media, and Business Attorney
Daliah Saper is a member of the Illinois Bar and both the General Bar and Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.  She has handled many high profile cases (including one she argued before the Illinois Supreme Court) and is regularly interviewed on national tv, radio, and in several publications including:  Fox News, CNBC, ABC News, The Chicago Tribune,...

Scott Carlson

Seyfarth Shaw, LLP
eDiscovery and Information Governance
Mr. Carlson founded and Chairs Seyfarth Shaw’s eDiscovery and Information Governance practice and is nationally known in the these areas.  His practice is entirely devoted to eDiscovery and information governance issues from both the consulting and litigation perspective.  Mr. Carlson teaches a Masters of Law course on the subjects of eDiscovery, digital evidence, and computer forensics.Mr....

Noel Elfant

General Counsel Practice LLC
Founding Member and Principal Attorney
Noel Elfant is the founding member and principal attorney of General Counsel Practice LLC. GC Practice delivers fractional general counsel services to companies that require legal advice on a broad array of issues but are reluctant to hire an in-house resource and do not want to pay the high and unpredictable hourly rates of a traditional law firm. Noel was the first general counsel, corporate secretary...

Yankun Guo

Yankun Guo
Principal Attorney
Yankun is Principal Attorney at the Law Office of Yankun Guo, where she advises financial services and technology (FinTech) clients on corporate, securities, and regulatory issues. She also advises businesses involved in distributed ledger technologies and blockchain. Previously, she was Regulatory Counsel at Opportunity Financial, LLC.  Yankun also worked at CME Group’s Transactions and...

Noel Elfant - Getting and Keeping Clients by Providing Legal Services for Free 

Daliah Saper - Disclose Before You Post - FTC Disclosure Rules

Yankun Guo - Crypto Currency 

Scott Carlson - The Anatomy of a Cybersecurity Lawyer 

1:45PM - 2:45PM
Track 1

Daniel Cohen

Sandline Discovery
Director Of Business Development
Dan Cohen is Director of Business Development at Sandline Discovery where he leads sales, marketing and strategic partnership efforts in addition to consulting with clients on data collections, eDiscovery and investigations. Throughout his 20-year career in technology, Dan has managed teams, initiatives and projects to success as a law firm Litigation Support Manager, eDiscovery Project Manager, adviser,...

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....

Tom Thompson

Jaszcuk P.C.
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...

Rich Lauwers

EIG, LLC
Security and Information Governance
Lead in the development and implementation of enterprise Information Governance programs. Developing strategic solutions for tackling the toughest data governance, regulatory and compliance, risk management and security challenges. Recent engagements assisting customers in leveraging technology to solve business problems with US privacy compliance and Data Privacy obligations• Cloud based FDA...

The reasonable anticipation or filing of a litigation case is only one event that can trigger a need for eDiscovery. These days, eDiscovery also plays an important part in conducting investigations to meet compliance, due diligence or regulatory enforcement requirements. In this session, the panelists will share experiences and provide examples of the use of eDiscovery technology and best practices to meet investigative objectives. 

1:45PM - 2:45PM
Track 2

Chuki Obiyo

Clarilegal
Chief Client Officer
Chuki is a business and legal operations consultant with more than 15 years of experience working directly with leaders at Fortune 500 companies and law firms to help them improve business outcomes.  He is the Chief Client Officer at ClariLegal, a preferred vendor management platform that matches corporations and law firms with the right vendors who have the right services at the right price....

Irene (Savanis) Fiorentinos

Jones Day
Of Counsel
Irene Fiorentinos provides strategic and practical leadership in managing all electronic discovery phases of complex litigation. She draws upon her extensive commercial trial experience and her understanding of technology and best practices for handling ESI through all stages of the EDRM. She has been involved in several matters as electronic discovery liaison responsible for negotiating with opposing...

Tushar Vaidya

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Associate, eDiscovery and Information Governance
BiographyTushar P. Vaidya is an associate in the eDiscovery and Information Governance practice group of Seyfarth Shaw LLPs Chicago office.  Mr. Vaidya has extensive knowledge and experience in managing large-scale document review projects for Fortune 100 companies across a variety of industries.Mr. Vaidya is fluent in Gujrati.EducationJ.D., Loyola University, Chicago, School of Law (2007)M.B.A.,...

Noel Elfant

General Counsel Practice LLC
Founding Member and Principal Attorney
Noel Elfant is the founding member and principal attorney of General Counsel Practice LLC. GC Practice delivers fractional general counsel services to companies that require legal advice on a broad array of issues but are reluctant to hire an in-house resource and do not want to pay the high and unpredictable hourly rates of a traditional law firm. Noel was the first general counsel, corporate secretary...

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...

Corporate counsel and law firms are under significant pressure to deliver services more cost-effectively and efficiently. The alignment of the legal services value chain is very important to achieve success. Process, technology and business model innovation changes need to evolve to meet the needs of all the parties that consume and deliver these services. How do we identify, evaluate, implement and measure internal and external improvements? In this session you will learn from expert practitioners from corporations, law firms and 3rd party vendors on what they currently do and what kind of process, technology or business model improvements will help going forward.

3:00PM - 4:00PM
Track 1

Matthew Rotert

MoloLamken LLP
Discovery Counsel
Matt Rotert is a discovery counsel in our Chicago office. Prior to joining MoloLamken, Mr. Rotert worked with Baxter Healthcare Corporation and Baxalta Incorporated, where he managed a wide range of discovery related issues for a variety of litigation matters and internal investigations.Mr. Rotert is a member of the Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program.Representative MattersRepresentation...

Robin Stewart

Kutak Rock
Partner
Robin Stewart is the founder and Chair of Kutak Rocks eDiscovery Practice Group and she maintains an active litigation practice where she regularly appears in state and federal courts across the country. The National eDiscovery Leadership Institute was the brainchild of Ms. Stewart, who sought to create a forum for the scholarly discussion and debate of electronic discovery issues and to foster cooperation...

Catherine Casey

DISCO
Chief Innovation Officer
Ediscovery evangelist and thought leader at DISCO, the leading legal SaaS company reshaping the practice of law. In this role, I drive continual improvement and innovation at DISCO as the company continues to disrupt and improve the practice of law in ediscovery and far beyond. Combining a decade and a half of experience running global discovery programs for AmLaw 200 firms, the Big Four and at service...

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.

4:15PM - 5:15PM
Track 1

John Pappas, JR., Esq.

OpenText
Midwest Legal Technology
Experienced eDiscovery attorney and consultant specializing in trial practice, commercial litigation, injury litigation, investigation- and litigation-related project services, data collection,...

Jay C. Carle

Seyfarth Shaw
Partner, eDiscovery & Information Governance
Jay Carle is a litigation partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and Deputy Chair of Seyfarth’s eDiscovery and Information Governance practice group.  Mr. Carle has a national practice specializing in complex eDiscovery litigation, investigations, and counseling clients on eDiscovery preparedness and process, data retention, and other information governance issues.Mr. Carle is...

Nyran Rose Rasche

Cafferty Clobes Meriwether & Sprengel LLP
Partner
Nyran Rose Rasche is a proven litigator with nearly twenty years of experience in the class action arena. She began her legal career as a law clerk to Oregon Supreme Court Justice George A. Van Hoomissen, and joined the Chicago office of Cafferty Clobes Meriwether & Sprengel LLP in 2003. She is the author of Protecting Agricultural Lands: An Assessment of the Exclusive Farm Use Zone System, 77...

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...

This discussion will get you thinking about your perception of the discovery phase in litigation and challenge you to think of it not as a burden, but rather as an opportunity to align discovery as part of an overall winning strategy.  Explore tactics that leverage technology to drive the narrative and pace of the matter, while at the same time minimizing discovery risk and cost in the process.  Panelists will discuss how the rules of civil procedure, perceptions of “proportionality” in discovery, and technology have all aligned to allow a “new” approach to discovery. 

4:15PM - 5:15PM
Track 2

Jenna Rooney

Dauntless Discovery
Vice President, Client Services
Jenna Rooney, who brings nearly a decade of experience in eDiscovery project management and consulting, joined Dauntless in 2018 as the Vice President of Client Services.Previously, Jenna held the role of Senior Pre-Sales Engineer at Relativity, where she served as a Relativity platform and cybersecurity expert. She was responsible for leading clients through the Proof of Concept process and providing...

Michael Booden, JD, CIPP

Brookfield Properties
Associate General Counsel
Michael R. Booden is Associate General Counsel with Brookfield Properties where he has a leadership role in shaping and managing the contracting process for the organization including negotiating and drafting complex commercial transactions and providing advice and counsel on privacy laws and corresponding compliance obligations. Mr. Booden is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)...

Alan Wernick

Wernick & Associates, LTD.
Attorney
ALAN S. WERNICK. Private practice attorney. Licensed in IL, NY, OH, and DC, plus several federal district and appellate courts. His multidisciplinary experience in law, technology, and accounting, helps clients find innovative and cost-effective solutions to achieving their business objectives and managing their legal risks. Experience includes (1) practice in Information Technology, Intellectual Property...

Jason Priebe

Seyfarth Shaw
Senior Counsel
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...

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.

5:15PM - 6:30PM

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