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Day 1

8:00AM - 8:45AM

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...

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ESI Attorneys is a team of geeks. Lovers of technology and information hounds. Most importantly, it’s a team of legal and records management professionals who want to see its clients do better. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly Twigger and Lindy Naj, stop by and read their bios (they’re not ones to brag, but we got a fair bit of information out of them).

8:45AM - 9:15AM

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...

Leonid Balaban, M.S., CEDS

University of Colorado
IT Security Analyst-eDiscovery/IT Administrator
Master’s educated, Certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS)/IT professional with extensive experience providing leadership and support to drive the achievement of key organizational IT-related goals and objectives. I am skilled at developing and implementing highly effective technical security/eDiscovery strategy built around best practices to place the organizational on a stronger technical standing....

Andrew Shimek

CS Disco
CRO
Andrew has a proven track record for building out high performing teams and driving significant growth in emerging and mature markets. With more than 20 plus years experience in legal technology, Andrew has served in a broad array of leadership roles including COO of an AI leader in legal affairs to serving as President of EPIQ DTI’s $500M+ global ediscovery division. A former practicing attorney,...

Kathleen Wener

Dish Network
Business Analyst
Certified eDiscovery Specialist and Experienced Litigation Support Professional. Specialties: TAR (Technology Assisted Review); Pre-Review Data Culling and ECA (Early Case Assessment); Litigation Support and eDiscovery Admin Support and Training; ESI Protocol Development and Monitoring and Quality Control; Vendor Coordination and Communication; eDiscovery Project Management; Custodian Interviews and...

Today’s challenging business environment for law firms and corporate legal departments is driving a “do more with less” approach.  A variety of skill sets, backgrounds, and technologies are required to adequately respond.  This session will provide a combined 90 years of experience from four legal professionals who will discuss methodologies, flexible approaches, process innovation and streamlining. 

 

9:15AM - 9:30AM

John Wilson

Discovery Squared
CEO
Mr. Wilson is a certified forensic examiner, licensed private investigator and an information technology veteran with over two decades of experience working with the US Government, public and private companies. He serves clients in a variety of industries and is an advisor to outside counsel, general counsel and in-house executives on best practices.Mr. Wilson provides business and litigation consulting...
  • Experience
  • High Technology Crime Investigation Association
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  • EDRM
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  • Association of Litigation Support Professionals
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  • Sedona Conference
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  • High Technology Crime Investigation Association
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  • High Technology Crime Investigation Association
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  • High Technology Crime Investigation Association
9:30AM - 9:45AM

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...

Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain, legal tech expert Derek Duarte says, are more than just marketing buzzwords. They’re creating large and significant disruption in the legal market right now that is changing the structure of workplaces and the focus of buyers. By adjusting your focus and strategy, you can carve out a prosperous space in the new legal market.

10:00AM - 11:00AM

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...

Cohen, Tanya

University of Colorado - Litigation Office
Litigation Support Manager
Tanya Cohen serves as the Litigation Support Manager in the System Administration Office of University Counsel. Prior to joining the University in January 2014, Ms. Cohen worked as a litigation paralegal in private practice where she handled complex business and commercial matters such as telecommunications/FCC, intellectual property, insurance defense, corporate governance, and breach of contract. Ms....

Jessica Brown

Gibson Dunn
Partner
Jessica Brown is a partner in the Denver office of Gibson Dunn and a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment, White Collar Defense and Investigations, Class Action, Privacy, Cybersecurity, and Consumer Protection and Electronic Discovery Practice Groups. She has been ranked by Chambers USA for thirteen consecutive years as one of America’s Leading Lawyers for Labor and...

Tessa Jacob

Husch Blackwell
Senior Counsel
Tessa leads Husch Blackwell’s cutting edge eDiscovery Solutions team and has spearheaded the firm’s efforts to provide consistent, defensible and repeatable eDiscovery solutions for our clients. She is responsible for establishing and implementing best practices for eDiscovery as well as providing the related education and training for our attorneys and litigation technology staff. A...

Data Volumes and Cost Control mean analytics are key — and some key ones are included in your review platform.

11:10AM - 12:10PM

John Munro

Blackstone
Vice President - National Markets
Focused on empowering people and organizations to do what inspires them, John is a visionary growth oriented executive with 20 years of experience organically building, leading, and inspiring teams to reach their nearly unlimited potential. Johns singular focus on constantly improving the customer experience is delivered through aggressively advancing people, process, product and quality. Johns obsessive...

Gretchen N. Marty

Littler
eDiscovery Counsel
Reinforcing the firms commitment to providing its clients with leading-edge solutions in the rapidly developing area of eDiscovery, Gretchen N. Marty provides focused guidance and expertise on information governance and electronic discovery matters to Littlers lawyers and their clients, including:Case and client-specific advice about meeting preservation obligationsMeet and confer obligationsEfficient...

Tim Walker

Vail Resorts
Senior Litigation Counsel
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Michael Burg

DISH Network L.L.C.,
Senior Corporate Counsel
Mike Burg serves as Senior Corporate Counsel at DISH Network L.L.C., where he manages the company’s eDiscovery, Data Privacy, and Information Governance activities. In creating a formalized in-house eDiscovery function, he built and now supervises a cross-functional team that has internalized many formerly-outsourced data collection and analysis activities.  As part of developing and implementing...

eDiscovery in 2018 has taken on a whole new form. Overwhelming data volumes and the increasing network of mobile devices have made the mindless loop of preserve-collect-process-repeat a death wish. This talk is designed to flush out the best ways to make strategic data decisions at the outset and at critical phases 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 and numerous custodians can lead to not only efficiency and expediency, but more important - victory.

12:20PM - 12:35PM

Chad Stout

Microsoft
Modern Workplace Collaboration TS
Lets admit it, delivering and adopting technology solutions that are aligned with your business strategy is difficult and, at times, can be frustrating. Particularly when your investment in money, time, and resources fall short of the expected outcome. With todays advancements in mobility and cloud computing there is hope, especially for organizations that are burdened by technical debt. This provides...

Microsoft Office 365 gives you eDiscovery in the cloud. Quickly and easily find and retain content to satisfy legal and regulatory requests and internal investigations. And there’s no need to move content to an archive—it stays in place, immutable, secure, and accessible to content owners. Use eDiscovery search tools and Advanced eDiscovery analytics tools to filter content, and to cut review time and costs. Using these tools, our legal department at Microsoft saves about $4.5 million per year.

12:40PM - 12:55PM

Katherine Snow

Sherman & Howard
Associate
Denver, ColoradoPhone: 303.299.8219Fax: 303.298.0940 ksnow@shermanhoward.comLegal SecretaryCindy Lionberger 303.299.8317Areas of EmphasisBusiness and CorporateMergers and AcquisitionsSecurities Regulation and ComplianceEducationJuris Doctor, University of Colorado Law School, 2017Member, University of Colorado Law ReviewBachelor of Arts in International Studies and Communications, cum laude, University...

This technology has been slowly evolving and gaining tracking in the consumer and public spaces since the idea was proposed by Satoshi Nakamoto in a 2008 whitepaper titled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System“. The mysterious creator suggests that a ledger can be managed in a distributed manner where the network forms “a record that cannot be changed.” Since then, we’ve seen Bitcoin rolled out as a cryptocurrency where platforms such as Coinbase have established trading desks for the currency along other blockchains that have come onto the scene such as Ethereum and Litecoin.

This technology is only gaining momentum in use cases, formation of startups building on top of the blockchain, and corporate adoption to replace existing processes. It has been evolving to not only mange a ledger but also overlay smart contracts. Smart contracts “not only define the rules and penalties around an agreement in the same way that a traditional contract does, but also automatically enforce those obligations.”

1:00PM - 1:15PM

Mark Spitz

Spitz Legal Counsel LLC
Business, Cybersecurity, and Data Privacy Attorney
Mark A. Spitz is the founder of Spitz Legal Counsel LLC in Denver, Colorado. He brings years of experience as a former general counsel to his business clients and serves as their trusted advisor on transactions, contracts, acquisitions, entity formation, employment law and general business law and strategic advice. Mark also advises clients on cybersecurity and data privacy planning. He is also a lecturer...

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.

1:30PM - 2:30PM

Matt Miller

Discover Ready
Vice President, Business Development
Matthew L. Miller, Esq. is the Vice President, West Region, at DiscoverReady, based in Valencia, California. He is a non-practicing attorney with over 15 years’ experience. Matthew specifically focuses on providing information governance, legal technology, eDiscovery, fraud data analytics, and computer forensic solutions to his clients.Matthew co-developed the Information Governance Services...

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....

Elizabeth (Liz) Harding

Holland & Hart LLP.
Partner
Liz is a partner in our IP, Technology Transactions and Data Privacy/Cybersecurity teams. She counsels clients on data privacy compliance, international privacy strategies, and the development of worldwide privacy and data protection policies and procedures.Liz is a dual-qualified attorney in Colorado and England and Wales, having practiced in the UK for over ten years before moving to the US....

Arielle L. Brown

BakerHostetler
Associate
OverviewArielle Brown’s insight into the complex and fast-paced field of privacy, cybersecurity and data management makes her a trusted counsel for clients of her developing privacy and data protection practice. Arielle regularly advises clients on a wide range of domestic and international communications and privacy matters, including compliance with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)...

On May 25, 2018, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect. So, what do we do now?  GDPR compliance is not a sprint; it is a marathon that we must run over and over again.  This session will highlight some of the problem areas that require continued focus and fine-tuning as the GDPR becomes a new way of conducting data privacy management going forward. 

2:45PM - 3:45PM

Michael Conner

NightOwl Discovery
Thoughtful and Creative e-Discovery Expert, Solutions Architect and Forensic Leader
I come up with creative, cost effective solutions for clients that require either, proactive or reactive assistance managing their Electronically Stored Information. I have nineteen years of experience in the collection, processing, and production of ESI. Throughout my career I’ve had the opportunity to work in almost every facet of the EDRM, however, my primary focus remains in the area of electronic...

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...

Anne Zellner

Ryley Carlock & Applewhite
Of Counsel
Anne’s litigation philosophy is to help her clients resolve disputes as early and as often as possible; however, if it comes down to a courtroom battle, she fights with gusto to protect her clients’ interests. Anne has extensive courtroom experience, including participation in bench and jury trials as lead counsel and involvement in multiple high-profile cases around the country. She has...

Deanna Blomquist

Dish Network
Senior Manager - IT/eDiscovery
Deanna Blomquist the Sr. Manager of IT-eDiscovery for DISH.  She provides strategic leadership and direction for the delivery of technology and professional services in support of DISH’s eDiscovery and Information Governance program.  She has been in the eDiscovery and Litigation Support industry for eleven years, having served as a Director for the delivery of litigation support services...

Jessica Brown

Gibson Dunn
Partner
Jessica Brown is a partner in the Denver office of Gibson Dunn and a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment, White Collar Defense and Investigations, Class Action, Privacy, Cybersecurity, and Consumer Protection and Electronic Discovery Practice Groups. She has been ranked by Chambers USA for thirteen consecutive years as one of America’s Leading Lawyers for Labor and...

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.

 

Topics include:

 

· Common Types of Investigations Involving eDiscovery

· Similarities and Differences from eDiscovery in Litigations

· Data Discovery, Data Privacy and Cross-Border Implications

· Common Mistakes to Avoid

· Dealing with Phones/BYOD Issues During Investigations

· Best Practices for Managing eDiscovery in Investigations

 
3:50PM - 4:50PM

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...

Tracy D. Drynan

Drinker Biddle
Senior Attorney
Tracy D. Drynan is a senior attorney in the firms Litigation Group.Tracy has extensive experience across the E-Discovery lifecycle including, interpreting Requests for Information and Complaints to identify sources of relevant information, developing strategies for targeting and gathering data, performing custodial interviews, and managing the collection of information.Tracy’s experience...

Chad Papenfuss

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Litigation Support Services Manager
Results –driven project management and legal technology operations professional, with award winning experience, in driving project, operations, and organizational success that includes a track record of consistently exceeding business expectations. Unique proficiency in bringing together different business cultures, while promoting the “ultimate client experience”, in translating...

Deanna Blomquist

Dish Network
Senior Manager - IT/eDiscovery
Deanna Blomquist the Sr. Manager of IT-eDiscovery for DISH.  She provides strategic leadership and direction for the delivery of technology and professional services in support of DISH’s eDiscovery and Information Governance program.  She has been in the eDiscovery and Litigation Support industry for eleven years, having served as a Director for the delivery of litigation support services...

How do I preserve it, collect it and use it in a case and when should I do any of the three?  This panel will discuss matters involving social media, how to use it effectively

 

 

4:30PM - 7:00PM

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