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
  • Please Note: The conference agenda is still in development and may be subject to change. Additional information, including confirmed speakers, will be posted as available.

  • 8:50 am
    Welcoming Remarks

  • 9:00 am
    0.75 hr
    Current Issues in eDiscovery
    A federal judge and an eDiscovery/privacy law practitioner 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
    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
    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.

  • 11:05 am
    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
  • 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
    Stacy Sampeck, 3M - San Antonio, TX

  • 1:30 pm
    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, Redgrave LLP - Bee Cave, TX
    Hon. Andrew Peck, DLA Piper LLP US - New York, NY

  • 2:25 pm
    Break

  • 2:35 pm
    0.50 hr ethics
    Privilege Logs and the Use of Technology to Create a More Efficient Process

    Jonathan Redgrave, Redgrave LP - Chantilly, VA
    Amy Sellars, Discovery Center of Excellence at Cardinal Health - Bentonville, AR

  • 3:05 pm
    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.

    Moderator:
    Andrea L. D'Ambra, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP - New York, NY
    Panelists:
    Geoffrey David, Rio Tinto - New York, NY
    Bryan Foster, Deloitte LLP - Houston, TX

  • 4:15 pm
    Break

  • 4:25 pm
    0.75 hr
    Litigation Holds and Establishing the Duty to Preserve ESI

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

  • 5:05 pm
    Adjourn

Conference Faculty

Andrea L. D'Ambra

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
New York, NY

Geoffrey David

Rio Tinto
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
Austin, TX

Robert L. Levy

Exxon Mobil Corporation
Houston, TX

Christine Payne

Redgrave LLP
Bee Cave, TX

Hon. Andrew Peck

DLA Piper LLP US
New York, NY

Farrah Pepper

Marsh & McLennan Companies
New York, NY

Jonathan Redgrave

Redgrave LP
Chantilly, VA

Jeff Rickard

Walmart
Centerton, AR

Hon. Xavier Rodriguez

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

Jeff Salling

NOVARTIS

Stacy Sampeck

3M
San Antonio, TX

Amy Sellars

Discovery Center of Excellence at Cardinal Health
Bentonville, AR

Michelle Six

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
New York, NY

Kennon L. Wooten

Scott Douglass & McConnico LLP
Austin, TX

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

Redgrave LLP
Bee Cave, TX

Key Dates

Live Webcast – Apr 20, 2021
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Last day for cancellation (full refund): Apr 14, 2021

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Last day for cancellation: Apr 16, 2021

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