National eDiscovery Leadership Institute

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Pierson Auditorium
University of Missouri-Kansas City Volker Campus

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  • 8-8:30 a.m. Registration, Check-In, Breakfast (Sponsored by Nixon Peabody LLP)

  • 8:30-8:45 a.m. Welcome Remarks; Robin Stewart, Master of Ceremonies (Lathrop & Gage LLP)

  • 8:45-10:15 a.m. Outside Counsel Panel
    Moderator Rick Bien (Lathrop & Gage LLP)

    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, prevailing party costs, and cross border discovery. You will leave the conference with practical tips for use in your daily practice. Panelist include: James Moeller (Lathrop & Gage LLP), Tessa Jacob (Husch Blackwell LLP), and Scott Bethune (Davis, Bethune & Jones, LLC).

  • 10:15-10:30 a.m. Break

  • 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. In-House Counsel Panel 
    Moderator: Jonathan Sablone (Nixon Peabody, LLP)

    An in-house counsel panel featuring attorneys from Gannett Co., Inc. (publisher of USA Today and the largest U.S. newspaper company), Shire Pharmaceuticals (a global biopharmaceutical company), Fidelity Investments (one of the largest mutual fund and financial services companies in the world) and Ash Grove Cement (largest U.S. owned cement company) will discuss the most pressing eDiscovery issues affecting their businesses, including use or non-use of legal hold tools, over preservation, spoliation, managing multiple active litigations at once, interactions with outside counsel, and review and production protocols. 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.

  • 12:15 p.m. Break (pick up boxed lunches)

  • 12:30-1:45 p.m. Lunch Presentation and Sponsorship provided by Recommind and Thomson Reuters’s Pangea3

    Recommind, a leading eDiscovery vendor and the first developer of predictive analytics and Thomson Reuters Legal Managed Services delivering Pangea3 people and process expertise, will provide fascinating insights into the latest eDiscovery technologies and best managed review practices. The benefits of using these cutting edge technologies and managed review practices will amaze you.

  • 1:45-2:00 p.m. Snack Break (Sponsored by Husch Blackwell LLP)

  • 2:00-4:00 p.m. Judicial Panel
    Moderator: Judge Stephen R. Bough (W.D. MO.)

    The judicial panel is comprised of Hon. Joy Flowers Conti (W.D.PA), Hon. Andrew J. Peck (S.D.NY), Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin (S.D.NY), and Hon. Sidney I. Schenkier (N.D.IL.). These leading judges will provide insight into the judiciaries’ 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 directly from the judges known for their judicial opinions on key eDiscovery topics.

  • 4:00-4:15 p.m. Closing Remarks; Giveaways

  • 4:15-5:15 p.m. Networking Reception (Sponsored by Lathrop & Gage LLP)