Washington DC October 28-29

All times below for the listed sessions are Eastern Time.

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Day 1

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Registration will be open. Please bring your registration form. 

8:45AM - 9:45AM
Track 1

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.

10:00AM - 11:00AM
Track 1

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.

11:15AM - 12:15PM
Track 1

Government Inquiries and Investigations present different risks to organizations than civil litigation.  It is not uncommon for businesses to receive a subpoena from one of the many branches of the Government that run point on investigations (SEC, DOJ – inclusive of the FBI and AUSAs, or FTC).  Understanding how to respond and the importance of deploying the right technologies and services is critical to maintaining a good relationship with the investigating government agency. In this discussion, our panelists will discuss best practices for responding to government investigations and strategies businesses can use to prepare their data stores and limit the level of effort required to respond.

 
 

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11:15AM - 12:15PM
Track 2

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.

12:30PM - 1:35PM
Track 1

Join industry thought leaders as they give their presentations on Facts, Advancements, Security and Technology as it pertains to their experience in the legal arena. 

Dave DiGiovanni: Maximum Value: Getting Corporate ROI on Your eDiscovery Spend

Bryan Cunningham: How Worried Should We Be? A Perfect Storm of Cyber Threats

1:45PM - 2:45PM
Track 1

Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the legal profession as it has done in finance, entertainment, healthcare, and manufacturing and this has some lawyers and technologists worried. There is an emerging approach to machine learning and AI that focused on augmenting and amplifying human intelligence rather than replacing it. Leveraging an augmented intelligence model powered by things like advanced analytics, continual active learning (CAL) and machine translation, lawyers can supercharge their decision making and reduce time to insight. Today's AI technology is perfect for repetitive tasks that require human intelligence where an increase in productivity and decrease in errors and cost are the goals, document review is an ideal candidate for the application of AI technology and its benefits. Leveraging augmented intelligence in ediscovery can find evidence faster, increase efficiency, and decrease errors while reducing the overall cost exponentially.

1:45PM - 2:45AM
Track 2

Government round table discussions with government attorneys and legal professions covering investigations, FOIA, privacy, AI and analytics, as well as discussions that include a discussion of the challenges facing the government and new technologies. 

3:00PM - 4:00PM
Track 1

See top judges and former judges in E-Discovery tackle some of the hottest issues of today, including:

· Are the new proportionality rules improving litigation discovery?
· Does Rule 37(e) go too far in protecting negligent spoliators?
· How should judges balance international privacy statutes like the GDPR vs. U.S. discovery requirements
· Is TAR being held to a higher standard than traditional human review? Should it be?
· What is the most crucial lesson that parties involved in E-Discovery need to heed?

3:00PM - 4:00PM
Track 2

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.

4:15PM - 5:15PM
Track 1

The potential discoverable data sources in today's mobile device and technology-enabled world have expanded to mountainous proportions. Identifying and preserving this relevant data, as well as presenting it in a usable and persuasive format is paramount to gaining the upper hand in any electronic discovery related investigation. Our panelists will discuss the various types of emerging data sources not to be overlooked as well as identify how each can be connected to tell a better story.

 

4:15PM - 5:15PM
Track 2

Beyond GDPR, - California....   but how about the California Act? Colorado? Brazil? Nevada SB-220 privacy bill 

 
 

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5:30PM - 7:00PM

Immediately following the conference is a networking happy hour at Barcode. 

A Modern American Restaurant, Bar & Lounge in the heart of Washington DC! Open for Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner and Late Night. Featuring Award Winning American Cuisine and voted Best Happy Hour by the Washington Post!

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Day 2

8:00AM - 9:00AM
Registration - Provided by Sidley Austin
8:45AM - 9:45AM
Track 2

Compliance with GDPR has dominated the focus of privacy and legal professionals around the globe as they worked around the clock to achieve compliance with this landmark information law. But is achieving GSPR compliance the end of something or really just the beginning of something? Although the GDPR is impactful, it appears like there will be several several laws that follow it around the world, and it is impossible for organizations to chase compliance With each of these as if it were a firefight.The only way forward is for organizations to build an information governance program that prepares it for whatever comes next. Hear from our expert panel the ways they have tackled this at their organizations and the benefits they have seen.

10:00AM - 11:00AM
Track 1

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 records being managed, preserved, collected, and produced.  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.

10:00AM - 11:00AM
Track 2

We increasingly live in a world where personal information about our lives is being collected and harvested by private and public sector institutions alike. In many cases, we are volunteering personal information to enhance our “score” in some fashion so as to get better access to goods and services. In other cases, institutions are using new forms of technology apps to collect information without necessarily obtaining our knowledge or consent. How is such social credit information being created, stored and used within institutions? How close to a “Black Mirror” future are we in terms of replicating the type of social credit system now being deployed in China? This panel will discuss the information governance challenges in managing data in the form of social ratings and social credits, and will discuss best practices in this emerging area, including from the perspectives of privacy, e-discovery, and corporate accountability.

11:15AM - 12:15PM
Track 1

This session explores the current changes and dynamic nature of litigation support. Whether it is the management of emerging data impacting discovery or the internal resources needed to keep up with changing technology and case requirements, the panel will discuss their views of these changes. 

11:15AM - 12:15PM
Track 2

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.

12:15PM - 1:30PM

Join industry thought leaders as they give their presentations on Facts, Advancements, Security and Technology as it pertains to their experience in the legal arena. 

1:45PM - 2:45PM
Track 1

The growing development and implementation of Artificial intelligence (AI) poses both challenges and opportunities for our courts and our legal system.  What issues does AI pose and how have the courts dealt with AI cases to date?  How is AI itself being harnessed today—and how can it be used in the future— to drive efficiencies and cost savings in our legal system?  Our panel of former judges will address these and other cutting-edge issues!

3:00PM - 4:00PM
Track 1

Where does the data scientist fit in? Is this within the law firm, trusted providers or independant data scientists? Join the panel in discussing their experiences in working with data scientists. 

3:00PM - 4:00PM
Track 2

1. What are modern types of privilege logs?
2. Are there new strategies for reducing the burden of logging privileged communications?
3. Does sampling make things easier?
4. What are the challenges of in camera review?
5. Is 502(d) the promised panacea for privilege problem?

4:15PM - 5:15PM
Track 1

When it comes to e-discovery, we all know the costs and energy expended, however, the project management of e-discovery matters, small or large, can often get lost, ignored, or poorly planned. There are many times where a disconnect or lack of communication between the attorneys, clients, software vendors, and project management team leads to frustration and unneeded expense as well as potentially ineffective results.  Every “project” is different and as such requires different frameworks. This panel will offer a stage for the leaders of project management teams, whether in-house, vendor, or staffing to come together to discuss the issues they encounter and the transformative solutions they employed to resolve them.

6:30PM - 9:30PM

This speakeasy setting is open to Master's Conference attendees and speakers and is themed as the roaring twenties. 

Sponsored By: Compliance Discovery Solutions, CS DISCO, QDiscovery, Sandline Discovery

Please visit www.ediscoveryparty.com to register