Agenda

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8:00-8:30:  Registration/Breakfast sponsored by Nixon Peabody LLP

8:30-8:45:  Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:45-10:15:  Practical Tips to Make your ESI Work for You

Todd McGuire (Stueve Siegel) Jim Moeller (Lathrop & Gage), Denise Talbert (Shook, Hardy & Bacon) and Christopher King (Dentons):  Top litigators from both the defense and the plaintiffs’ bar will present on common authentication hurdles of electronic data and ways to overcome them, practical guidance on litigation holds, best practices in data collection and review, clawback and quick peak agreements and the benefits and risks of using computer assisted review, cost shifting and prevailing party costs.
Moderator: Robin E. Stewart

10:15-11:45: In-House Counsel Panel

In-House Counsel Jeff Kruse (Boston Scientific), John Nickerson, (Republic Services, Inc.), Bill Mann (Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C.) and Scott Lashway (MassMutual Financial Group) will discuss the most pressing eDiscovery issues affecting their businesses.  The discussion will include successful internal processes for handling large preservation and data collection requests, and how outside counsel can best assist in this area. 
Moderator: Richard N. Bien

11:45-12:00: Break; Pick up Boxed Lunch

12:00-1:00: Lunch and Presentation by Iris Data Services

This presentation will provide fascinating insights into the latest eDiscovery technologies. The benefits of using these cutting edge technologies will amaze you. 

1:00-3:00: Judicial Panel Discussion re: Recent Decisions, Federal Rule Amendments and Ethical Perspectives

This judicial roundtable, comprised of Hon. Shira Scheindlin (U.S.D.C. SDNY) Hon. Andrew Peck (U.S.D.C. SDNY), Hon. David Waxse (U.S.D.C. Dist. of Kansas) and Hon. James O’Hara (U.S.D.C. Dist. of Kansas) will provide insight into the benches’ approach to eDiscovery topics, such as cooperation among counsel, proper eDiscovery planning, review and production, computer assisted review, and appropriate sanctions awards for spoliation.  The new proposed federal rule amendments will also be discussed along with ethical issues involving eDiscovery.  This is a unique opportunity to hear from judicial leaders who are known for their judicial opinions on key eDiscovery topics.
Moderator: Jonathan Sablone

3:00-3:15: Snack Break sponsored by Dentons

3:15-4:15: Behind the Scenes of the Proposed Federal Rule Amendments

This is a rare opportunity to hear from Hon. Paul Grimm, one of the respected deans of the eDiscovery bar and the chair of the committee that drafted the proposed federal rule amendments, which have garnered much discussion, and, in some instances, sewing controversy.  In addition to covering key proposed federal eDiscovery rule amendments, Judge Grimm will give us a behind the scenes peek at the rule making process, the controversy surrounding the rule changes, the evolution of the current proposed federal rule amendments and share his thoughts on the likelihood of passage and their ultimate implications.

4:15-5:15: eDiscovery Ethics

Dean Ellen Suni will present on ethical considerations in eDiscovery, including the handling of inadvertently produced data, the viewing of juror and adverse party social media accounts, “friend” requests to adversaries and the use of social media in hiring decisions.

5:15-5:30: Closing Remarks

5:30-6:30: Cocktail Reception sponsored by Lathrop & Gage LLP