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

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....

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,...

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.

8:30AM - 9:30AM
Track 2
Using the ESI agreement effectively throughout the matter lifecycle

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...
9:45AM - 10:45AM
Track 1

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,...

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

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...

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.

11:00AM - 12:00PM

Deborah K. Hoffman, Esq.

The Master's Conference
General Counsel
Debbie Hoffman is Founder & CEO of Symmetry Blockchain Advisors, Inc. where she works with clients in their endeavors related to education, strategy and development of blockchain solutions. With her experience in financial services, law and technology innovation, Debbie brings a unique perspective in working with Symmetry’s clients. Debbie was previously the Chief Legal Officer at a financial...

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...

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. 

11:00AM - 12:00PM
Forensics: Past, Present, Future. Where are we in 2019

Michael Perelman

NightOwl Discovery
Director of Client Advisory Group
Michael Perelman is the Director of NightOwl Discovery’s Client Advisory Group, 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 was the Director of Prudential’s...

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...
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...

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

Daliah Saper

Crypto Currency - Yankun Guo

The Anatomy of a Cybersecurity Lawyer - Scott Carlson

1:45PM - 2:45PM
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...

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

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...

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-...

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...

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.,...

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
Microsoft Office 365 - how security and compliance plays in the Corporate Legal Environment
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Track 2

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

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...
"Big data" is a term for the collection of large and complex data sets and the analysis of these data sets for relationships. Big data has only become possible in recent years with advances in technology and understanding the possibilities of teh use of data. While there are many benefits to the growth of big data analytics, traditional methods of privacy protections often fail. Many notions of privacy rely on informed consent for the disclosure and use of an individual's private data. However, big data means that data is a resource that can be used and reused, often in ways that were inconceivable at the time the data was collected. 
4:15PM - 5:15PM
Track 1

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...

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

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...

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...

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.

5:00PM - 6:30PM

Join us after the conference for cocktails and appetizers at Pazzo's @ 311. 

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