San Francisco Agenda

All times below for the listed sessions are Pacific Time.

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Day 1

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Registration will be open. Please bring your registration form. 

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

Shawn Cheadle

Military Space, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co.
General Counsel
Support Military Space, a $3.0B Space Systems Co. (SSC) line of business, on multiple U.S. government programs including Space-based Infrared Radar Systems (SBIRS) satellites, Global Positioning Systems II (GPS II) and GPS III satellites, and several classified programs. Also support international and U.S. government commercial satellite data sales. Serve as counsel to several multifunctional organizations...

Aaron Crews

Littler
Chief Data Analytics Officer
As Littlers first Chief Data Analytics Officer, Aaron D. Crews brings an extensive background focused on the intersection of technology, business and the law.Aaron manages the operations of Littler’s data analytics practice and leads the development and implementation of technology-based solutions that provide value to the firm and its clients. He also uses data analytics tools to facilitate...

Selecting a vendor can be very time consuming. Learn the multiple solutions from experts that deal with this issue. 

Overview:

  • Project/MatterConsiderations
  • Vendor Contract Negotiation and Terms 
  • VendorQualifications
  • DocumentReviewTeam
  • In-House vs.OutsourcedDiscovery
  • ChoosingOutsideCounsel

 

9:45AM - 10:45AM
Track 1

Kevin L. Nichols

KLN Consulting Group
Principal
KLN Consulting Group has been an innovator in the San Francisco Bay Area Legal Community for over 15 years. It specializes in providing legendary service in three distinct areas for solo practitioners, law firms, and corporate counsel, #1 Litigation (including file creation/organization, electronic discovery and the pre-trial phase), #2 Diversity, and #3 Professional/Business Development utilizing...

Julie Lewis

Digital Mountain
President, CEO and Founder
Julie Lewis, President, CEO and Founder of Digital Mountain, has over 20 years of experience working in the high technology industry. Prior to founding Digital Mountain, Julie worked at VERITAS Software with next-generation storage, security and search companies. At VERITAS, she managed operations for new product releases across sales, marketing, product management, legal, engineering and customer...

Trent Livingston

T3C Solutions
Managing Director
Mr. Trent Livingston, a Managing Director at T3C Solutions, provides expert services, educational training, and testimony surrounding electronic discovery, intellectual property theft, software design and development, as well as complex structured data systems and process automation. He possesses almost two decades of hands-on technology experience and computer programming expertise.  Mr. Livingston...

Brian Zayas

Jones Day
Ediscovery Technologist
As an legal technologist, Brian Zayas has consulted and managed ediscovery matters for almost 10 years. At Jones Day, his responsibilities include reviewing case objectives and matching those objectives with appropriate technology solutions and workflows. He also regularly authors an internal newsletter that highlights ediscovery case law and technology tips. Prior to Jones Day, he managed a team...

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.

9:45AM - 10:45AM
Track 2
This panel will discuss the technology around Machine Learning and how it will impact your case. The panelists are you unique. The panelists companies, outside of legal, are also working on predictive technology. This will be a lively discussion on how analytics are impacting our community while covering the pros and cons of the latest trends.
 
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Track 2

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...

Julie Kent

Arnold & Porter
Associate
Julie Kent is an intellectual property litigator at the law firm Arnold & Porter. She represents clients primarily in the technology sector and has handled a wide range of IP matters, including in the areas of patent, trade secret, copyright, and trademark law. In addition to her intellectual property practice, Julie has also represented clients in employment cases and in litigation matters involving...

Danielle Woods Coleman

VMware
Litigation Counsel
Experienced Litigation Counsel with a demonstrated history of working in the technology and legalindustries. Skilled in general litigation, intellectual property, and negotiation. Graduated from Georgetown...

Anna Lam

NETGEAR
Director, Legal
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Melody Drummond Hansen

O’Melveny & Myers
Partner
Melody Drummond Hansen is an Intellectual Property and Technology Partner in O’Melveny’s Silicon Valley office. An experienced litigator, Melody has tried cases in federal and state courts, the US International Trade Commission, and the US Patent & Trademark Office. With over a decade of experience in technologies from cameras and streaming video to voice recognition and autonomous...

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.

12:30PM - 1:30PM
KEYNOTE PANEL: Shawn Cheadle

Shawn Cheadle

Military Space, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co.
General Counsel
Support Military Space, a $3.0B Space Systems Co. (SSC) line of business, on multiple U.S. government programs including Space-based Infrared Radar Systems (SBIRS) satellites, Global Positioning Systems II (GPS II) and GPS III satellites, and several classified programs. Also support international and U.S. government commercial satellite data sales. Serve as counsel to several multifunctional organizations...
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...

Larry Wilson, CEDS

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Electronic Discovery Manager
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David C. Bohrer

Greenfield Law
Partner
My Focus: Technology and Innovation Litigation; Complex Business LitigationEducation: Juris Doctor (J.D.), Northwestern University School of Law, Dean’s List, 1983; Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Stanford University, Distinction, 1980About Me: I am a Silicon Valley technology trial lawyer who has won trials, obtained significant money damages and injunctive relief, and secured favorable defense verdicts...

Lorraine M. Casto

Morgan Lewis
Associate
Lorraine Casto counsels companies in complex litigation, including intellectual property (IP) litigation, particularly as it relates to electronic discovery (eDiscovery). A litigator with appellate, bench, and jury trial experience, she represents clients in US state and federal courts, domestic and international arbitrations, and government investigations. As part of her practice, Lorraine works with...

Matt Bartlett

Splunk
Investigations Counsel
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Investigations have become commonplace in the corporate world with the rise of a digitized workforce. The stakes are higher than ever for organizations that fail to control their data vessels as trade secret theft, product leaks, and data breaches become more difficult to prevent. The good news is that digital footprints are everywhere, and with the right tools, expertise, and investigative approach, that evidence is easily accessible and can be used to handle incidents with speed and efficiency.

Lead by experts in investigative technology and methodologies, this panel will discuss how and where to find these digital footprints needed to solve the inevitable investigation, as well as how to apply them in a way that will guarantee success. Along the way the panel will share tales highlighting their experiences with:

-The Investigative Approach
-Necessary Capabilities
-Data Breaches
-Trade Secret Theft & IP Investigations
-Large-scale Investigations
-Finding the Smoking Gun

1:45PM - 2:45PM
Track 2

Julia Romero Peter

CloudNine
General Counsel and Vice President of Sales
Julia is General Counsel and VP of Sales with CloudNine. At CloudNine she leads the sales team and has extensive experience in information governance, data discovery and legal discovery. Julia focuses on helping clients manage, simplify and mitigating costs associated with data discovery and litigation response. A background in both law and technology allows her to work closely with Fortune 500 corporations...

Jaime Raba

Seyfarth Shaw
Attorney
Jaime V. Raba is an attorney in the eDiscovery and Information Governance practice group of Seyfarth Shaw LLPs San Francisco office.   His legal practice is dedicated to information governance including eDiscovery litigation response, information security and information technology issues. He draws on his technical background in advising clients on matters involving data analysis, privacy,...

The acceleration of data creation in today's business world coupled with the requirement to understand, manage, and act on information throughout its lifecycle presents a challenge to information governance and legal discovery professionals seeking to balance process, products, and outcomes. This panel and presentation led by eDiscovery Daily Blog author and eDiscovery expert Doug Austin will provide attendees with an overview of data discovery and legal discovery and help them frame the lifecycle of data through the lens of data and legal discovery objectives, tasks, and tools.

 

Panel Highlights Include:

 

The Objectives of Data Discovery and Legal Discovery

A Framework for Approaching Discovery 

The Difference Between Insight and Intelligence

Considering Data from the Point of Creation to Collection

Considering Data from Collection Through Defensible Disposition

Tasks and Tools For Effective Discovery

From Manual Management to Automated Approaches

Reprise: A Holistic Approach to Discovery

 

 

3:00PM - 4:00PM
Track 1
Rise of the Robolawyer - Increased Efficiency While Overcoming Disruptors to Your Career by Embracing Cutting Edge Technology. The future lawyer is now part automation and expertise.- Provided by DISCO

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...

Marnie Carter

Morrison & Foerster LLP
Project Manager
Marnie Carter is an ERM Project Manager in the Litigation Department of Morrison & Foerster LLP.  She previously held the position of Manager of Litigation Operations and Information Management in the Commercial Legal Department of Gilead Sciences, Inc.  Ms. Carter also functioned as Manager of Records and Information Management in this position.  She has been employed in the legal...
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Track 2

How Blockchain is Changing the Legal Landscape: Join the panel as they explore "what" Blockchain is and how it is disrupting the legal, financial and data security industries. Attendees will walkaway with a better practical understanding of the technology along some practical examples of how and where it is being used.

4:15PM - 5:30PM
Track 1

This presentation will review the changes to the FRCP, including eDiscovery conduct, insight into how federal judges are already thinking about the changes, and how to adjust your current and future litigation strategies and eDiscovery processes in light of the amendments. The legal community will definitely be altered in the coming years as a direct result of the FRCP alterations.  Get the jump on any surprises with this informative and interesting presentation.

5:50PM - 7:00PM

2nd Annual Post SF Masters Conference Happy Hour! The event will be held at Bar 333

This Event is Hosted by Blackstone