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Prevent a Mess in Your Kitchen: Four Views on the Use of Forensics and Analytics in your Next E-discovery Project
08-03-2015 - Dr. Gavin W. Manes
SoCal E-Discovery and IG Retreat
Dr. Manes and industry experts with thousands of hours of internal investigation and e-discovery experience will discuss novel approaches to using IT, forensics and legal resources to greatly reduce the cost and increase the accuracy of an e-discovery project. In this panel, attendees will hear the varying perspectives from inside counsel, outside counsel, software vendors and e-discovery vendors, all of whom have “been there, done that”, and identified what worked and what didn’t.

Panelists include Amy Sellars (Attorney & E-Discovery Subject Matter Expert, Williams Companies), Iram Arras (Vice President of Product Strategy at iCONECT), and Lael Andara (Partner, Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley).

The SoCal eDiscovery & Information Governance Retreat is an informative and interactive gathering of corporate executives, in-house lawyers, outside counsel, judges, thought leaders, subject matter experts and top-rated eDiscovery & information governance service and technology vendors. While there is widespread agreement that information governance is important and necessary, there is far less agreement as to how an effective and legally defensible information governance program should be designed and implemented.

Our panel discussions, “war stories” and lessons learned will explore what companies are doing to organize and create policies specifying how their information – primarily electronic information – is created, stored, used, archived and deleted. We will look at the processes companies are using to maximize the use of their information, the debate as to which stakeholders should be involved in these processes, and whether adequate standards exist or need to be created in this area. The panels will also examine the interaction between legal issues and information governance efforts, including the effect of litigation holds, pending litigation, regulatory requirements and fear of discovery sanctions.