Overview

As the volume of digital information continues to grow, electronic discovery is continuing to evolve and impact the way we preserve, review and produce information in litigation. E-Discovery Essentials is a one-day, extensive program designed to walk through key legal and technical issues for E-Discovery preparedness and management of effective requests for production of electronically stored information. Hear directly from leading practitioners and in-house counsel to get the latest updates on current discovery rules and gain practical guidance on the E-Discovery issues and challenges of the day. Topics include:  
 

  • Obligations Under Texas Discovery Rules vs. Federal Discovery Rules
  • Privacy and Intersection of E-Discovery
  • Responsibility of Outside Counsel to Protect Client Information
  • Prudently Picking Your E-Discovery Team
  • Conducting Cost-Effective E-Discovery and the Use of Technology Assisted Review (TAR)
  • Discoverability of Mobile Devices, New Technology and Social Media Platforms
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Event Schedule

Program is subject to change.
All times are Central Time Zone.

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Tuesday Morning, Apr. 20, 2021
    Presiding Officer:
    Kennon L. Wooten, Scott Douglass & McConnico LLP - Austin, TX
  • 8:50 am
    Welcoming Remarks

  • 9:00 am
    0.75 hr
    Current Issues in E-Discovery
    Discuss challenges to preserving new forms of electronically stored information, the potential perils of allowing clients to self-collect relevant data, ethical and rule-based obligations imposed on counsel, and the new arguments being raised in support of motions for sanctions.

    David Kessler, Norton Rose Fulbright - New York, NY
    Hon. Xavier Rodriguez, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas - San Antonio, TX

  • 9:45 am
    10-Minute Break

  • 9:55 am
    0.50 hr
    Rules Update: An Overview of New Procedural Rules and How They Affect Our Practice
    Examine the impetus for, content of, and impacts of recent amendments to the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure relating to service, expedited actions, and discovery. Learn how to serve parties through social media, which cases are in the expedited actions process by default, and newly required disclosures and other discovery-rule changes that affect civil litigation.

    Kennon L. Wooten, Scott Douglass & McConnico LLP - Austin, TX

  • 10:25 am
    10-Minute Break

  • 10:35 am
    0.50 hr
    Privacy and the Intersection of E-Discovery
    Hear an overview of GDPR, CCPA, and other privacy statutes, and discuss their impacts for eDiscovery practitioners.

    Mark Young, Covington & Burling - London, United Kingdom

  • 11:05 am
    10-Minute Break

  • 11:15 am
    0.75 hr ethics
    Responsibility of Outside Counsel to Protect Client Information
    Outside Counsel are becoming prime targets for hackers and others seeking to steal valuable trade secrets and to disrupt the interests of firm clients due to the particularly sensitive information created and received by counsel during litigation and other proceedings. Law Firms have an ethical duty to ensure that they have appropriate measures in place, including training and technology, to ensure that the information they create and receive on behalf of their clients is maintained safely and securely.  

    Robert L. Levy, Exxon Mobil Corporation - Houston, TX

  • 12:00 pm
    Lunch Break - 30 minutes

  • Tuesday Afternoon, Apr. 20, 2021
    Presiding Officer:
    Christine Payne, Gunster - Austin, TX
  • 12:30 pm
    1.00 hr
    0.50 hr ethics
    Prudently Picking Your E-Discovery Team: Vendors, Forensics Experts, and More

    Moderator:
    Michelle Six, Kirkland & Ellis LLP - New York, NY
    Panelists:
    Jeff Salling, NOVARTIS - East Hanover, NJ
    Stacy Sampeck, 3M - San Antonio, TX

  • 1:30 pm
    10-Minute Break

  • 1:40 pm
    0.75 hr
    Conducting Cost-Effective E-Discovery and the Use of Technology Assisted Review (TAR)
    Examine how technology-based processes, specifically technology assisted review (TAR), can be cost-effective and efficient solutions for e-discovery in litigation. This session highlights situations where TAR is often the preferred tool over attorney review and flags times that it is not, and discusses how to address contentious issues that may arise in TAR-related negotiations with opposing counsel.

    Christine Payne, Gunster - Austin, TX
    Hon. Andrew Peck, DLA Piper LLP US - New York, NY

  • 2:25 pm
    10-Minute Break

  • 2:35 pm
    0.50 hr ethics
    Privilege Logs and the Use of Technology to Create a More Efficient Process
    In today's world, with ESI continuing to expand exponentially in both volume and variety, and discovery accelerated through such devices as rocket dockets and mandatory disclosure pilot programs, privilege logging pressures have increased dramatically. Hear advice on leveraging technology, best practices, and advocacy to reduce risks and costs and increase efficiency.

    Jonathan Redgrave, Redgrave LLP - Chantilly, VA
    Amy Sellars, Discovery Center of Excellence at Cardinal Health - Dublin, OH

  • 3:05 pm
    10-Minute Break

  • 3:15 pm
    1.00 hr
    0.50 hr ethics
    Discoverability of Mobile Devices, New Technology and Social Media Platforms
    In a world of ever evolving personal mobile technology and social communication platforms, companies must proactively manage where and how company business information is stored, shared, retained, and produced to third parties. Explore the challenges in determining whether a company has control over data on employee devices or accounts, how to appropriately address the risks involved with managing (or not managing) this data, and strategies for the collection, processing, review, and production of data.

    Andrea L. D'Ambra, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP - New York, NY
    Bryan Foster, Deloitte LLP - Houston, TX

  • 4:15 pm
    10-Minute Break

  • 4:25 pm
    0.75 hr
    Litigation Holds and Establishing the Duty to Preserve ESI
    Explore the essentials you need to know about litigation holds and preservation of ESI, especially in a post-pandemic, virtual work environment; and get a “back to basics” overview of well-settled principles and best practices, along with a preview of emergent issues you should have on your radar.

    Moderator:
    Farrah Pepper, Marsh McLennan - New York, NY
    Panelists:
    Robert Keeling, Sidley Austin LLP - Washington, DC
    Cheryl Joseph LaFond, Scott Douglass & McConnico LLP - Austin, TX
    Jeff Rickard, Walmart Inc. - Centerton, AR

  • 5:10 pm
    Adjourn

Conference Faculty

Andrea L. D'Ambra

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
New York, NY

Bryan Foster

Deloitte LLP
Houston, TX

Robert Keeling

Sidley Austin LLP
Washington, DC

David Kessler

Norton Rose Fulbright
New York, NY

Cheryl Joseph LaFond

Scott Douglass & McConnico LLP
Austin, TX

Robert L. Levy

Exxon Mobil Corporation
Houston, TX

Christine Payne

Gunster
Austin, TX

Hon. Andrew Peck

DLA Piper LLP US
New York, NY

Farrah Pepper

Marsh McLennan
New York, NY

Jonathan Redgrave

Redgrave LLP
Chantilly, VA

Jeff Rickard

Walmart Inc.
Centerton, AR

Hon. Xavier Rodriguez

U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
San Antonio, TX

Jeff Salling

NOVARTIS
East Hanover, NJ

Stacy Sampeck

3M
San Antonio, TX

Amy Sellars

Discovery Center of Excellence at Cardinal Health
Dublin, OH

Michelle Six

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
New York, NY

Kennon L. Wooten

Scott Douglass & McConnico LLP
Austin, TX

Mark Young

Covington & Burling
London, United Kingdom

Planning Committee

Kennon L. Wooten—Chair

Scott Douglass & McConnico LLP
Austin, TX

Joanna Jefferson—Director

The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

Robert L. Levy

Exxon Mobil Corporation
Houston, TX

Christine Payne

Gunster
Austin, TX

Credit Info

MCLE Credit
UT Law CLE will report credit to the State Bar of Texas on your behalf. If you are claiming credit in the last week of your birth month, self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you upon claiming credit.
Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. Print and keep the Certificate of Completion for your records. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you upon claiming credit.
To claim Louisiana MCLE credit, Louisiana credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to LSBA within 30 days after the conference.
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #169) live webcast presentations meet the requirements and are presumptively approved by the Oklahoma Bar Association for MCLE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. This accreditation requires attendance verification. In compliance with the rules, UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion.

To claim Oklahoma MCLE credit, Oklahoma credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Oklahoma Bar Association within 30 days after the webcast.
UT Law CLE is an approved provider of Pennsylvania credit, sponsor #236. Attorney attendance will be reported to Pennsylvania within 2 weeks of the webcast conclusion. Attorneys are not able to report this credit on their own, and UT Law CLE pays all associated fees for the credit hours. Contact Laura Tolin, ltolin@law.utexas.edu, if you have additional questions.
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.

To claim Other States MCLE credit, Other States credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you.

This accreditation requires attendance verification. UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion .

MCLE credit is presented based on a 60-minute credit hour.
Other Credit
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #250) live webcast presentations meet the requirements and are presumptively approved by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for Texas Accounting CPE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. Approved for general CPE credit only.

This accreditation requires attendance verification. In compliance with the rules, UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion.

To claim Texas Accounting CPE credit, the Texas Accounting CPE credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you. Self-report your CPE credit directly to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.

Contact Laura Tolin, ltolin@law.utexas.edu, if you have additional questions.

Key Dates

Live Webcast – Apr 20, 2021
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