Since the Federal Rule amendments in 2015 re-emphasized proportionality as a principle in relation to discovery, organizations have strived to manage the discovery process in a proportional yet defensible manner. What are the challenges with “right-sizing” discovery, what can be leveraged from the rules and relevant case law, and what best practices can be deployed for quick evaluation of potentially relevant custodians and data sources? Here’s a webinar that will address these questions, while providing recommendations and resources on this timely subject.
On Wednesday, July 15, ACEDS will conduct the webinar Seeing 20/20: Reasonable and Proportional Discovery in 2020 at 1pm ET (noon CT, 10am PT). Among the topics we will cover:
- Challenges Posed by BIG Data and Variety of Data Sources
- Rules Regarding Proportionality and Discovery
- Why the “Boilerplate” Objection is No Longer Acceptable
- Key Case Law Related to Proportionality and Discovery
- Accelerated Timeframes for Understanding Your Data Collection
- Bridging the Void Between Legal Hold and Collection
- A Case Study in Operationalizing Proportionality
- Recommendations for Proportional and Defensible Discovery
- Resources for More Information
Joining me on the webinar will be:
- Mandi Ross: Mandi is the founder and CEO of Prism Litigation Technology, an eDiscovery advisory firm started in 1997. She is a court-appointed ediscovery expert who has led many successful engagements for both corporate legal teams and outside counsel during her 32-year career. Specializing in the deployment of technology-assisted workflows that operationalize proportionality, she has served as a strategic advisor for some of the largest, most complex lawsuits and investigations in the last three decades. Mandi is also a nationally recognized speaker on eDiscovery-related topics and has developed and provided varying levels of continuing education to the legal community.
- Martin T. Tully: Martin is a founding partner of Actuate Law, LLC in Chicago. He is a veteran trial lawyer with over 25 years of national experience representing companies and individuals in complex commercial litigation concerning a broad array of fields and industries. Empowered by his litigation practice, Martin also advances thought-leadership in data law as the Vice-Chair of the Steering Committee of the Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG-1), as an active member of the Sedona Conference Working Group on Data Security and Privacy Liability (WG-11), the 7th Circuit Council on eDiscovery and Digital Information, the ABA Section of Litigation, Privacy and Data Security Committee, and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), as well as a director at-large of the Chicago Chapter of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Professionals (ACEDS). Martin has also published and presented extensively on the topics of e-discovery, information governance, cybersecurity, data privacy, and legal technology; is among a select group of lawyers in the world ranked for Litigation: E-Discovery & Information Governance by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers® and Chambers & Partners Global®; and has been acknowledged by Who’s Who Legal® as being “steps ahead of his competitors” and “widely regarded for his ‘superior knowledge’ of electronic discovery and information governance.”
Whew! Needless to say, there will be no shortage of expertise for this one! To register, click here.
So, what do you think? Do you feel that your organization has a proven defensible and proportional approach to discovery? If not, come join us! If so, come join us anyway! 😉 And, as always, please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.
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