Here Are Notable Sessions for Day 3 of Legalweek(year)!: eDiscovery Trends

As I noted last Friday, it’s a busy week this week with regard to Legalweek(year) (which concludes today)!  As I’ve done for years during Legalweek (and Legaltech, as it used to be known), I will identify some of the sessions each day that relate to eDiscovery, cybersecurity and/or data privacy, so here are the sessions of note for today, Thursday, February 4th, including one today that I’m participating in!

Just a reminder that, for Legalweek, you can still register for LIVE Only Access events for FREE.  If you want on-demand content and CLE credit, it’s only $299 for the entire week!  Here’s the link to register – there’s still time to catch great educational content!  Once you do, you should receive an email with login details – at least I did, but it took a little while, so hurry!



There aren’t many sessions today related to eDiscovery, cybersecurity and/or data privacy, but the good news is that you won’t have to choose between them – they’re all at different times!  Here’s a list of sessions of note you may want to check out (all times ET):

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM:

Emerging Technology Session: Modernizing Legal Practices

The burdens on law firms and corporate legal departments from downward cost pressure, rising caseloads and disruptive competitors is driving a surge in the demand for legal tech. Some of these risks can be mitigated through better optimization of the balance between human effort and machine automation.


This session will address “Modernizing Legal Practices” and will draw on our experience from working with law firms and GCs globally to help you navigate the common risks and challenges that our clients are facing as they transform. We will reference technologies like AI-driven neural machine translation (NMT) and eDiscovery platforms, draw upon automating translation to empower the transformation of content into documentary evidence, together with secure management of translation data, ensuring the enhancement of quality and service and substantiating how innovation can be an enabler for gains in efficiency and productivity across international firms.


  • Adam Muzika, Director of Sales, SDL
  • Suzanne Clark, Discovery Counsel, eDiscovery CoCounsel, pllc
  • Tess Blair, Partner, Morgan Lewis
  • John Davis, Co-Chair eDiscovery & Information Management & Senior Counsel, Crowell & Moring LLP

Hosted by SDL

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM:

Privilege Review 2.0: Revamping the Privilege Review Workflow to Work for You

How often have your found yourself with a privilege review that is inconsistent and takes far longer than you expected? Maintaining privilege in the context of a litigation or investigation is critical but the process today is painful, slow and tedious with a number of challenges including inconsistencies, manual processes and potential false positives. However, a number of leading companies are re-envisioning the privilege review workflow with approaches that deliver efficiencies and mitigate the risk of inadvertently disclosing privilege documents.

Join our panel of experts as we explore new ways to approach the privilege review workflow. We’ll look at the current challenges of the privilege review workflow and discuss new approaches leading corporations are leveraging to utilizing to improve privilege review.


  • Jeffrey Grobart, Associate Director, Professional Services, H5
  • Judge Andrew Peck, Senior Counsel, DLA Piper
  • Dawson Horn, Associate General Counsel, AIG
  • Twanda Turner-Hawkins, Director of Global Litigation, Dematic Corp and KION Americas
  • Doug Austin, Editor, eDiscovery Today

Hosted by H5

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM:

It’s A Brave New World—Map Your Course For Managing Discovery With Collaboration Data  

Whether we’re ready or not, collaboration platforms and channel-based messaging have arrived in force and are here to stay. As a result, we’re changing how we communicate in ways that are more dynamic, interactive, and friendlier than ever. Collaboration platforms are reducing corporate reliance on email while empowering collaboration, remote work, and innovation—enhancing an organization’s agility during challenging times. 

For corporate legal teams, these changes are requiring a whole new way of thinking when it comes to governance, preservation and discovery response. Playbooks designed for a world of static documents and email no longer suffice in the face of multi-channel, multi-modal communications. In other words, it’s a brave new world. 

In this CLE session, panelists will explore the challenges posed by collaboration applications, and how corporate legal professionals are developing and implementing forward-thinking strategies to navigate those complexities. Panelists will discuss:

  • What is the new communication paradigm and how does it differ from traditional forms of communication?
  • Why do traditional approaches to both governance and ediscovery need to evolve?
  • Why access to the data is so important and how it can inform your plan for addressing preservation, collection, and discovery for complex and voluminous collaboration data.  
  • Strategies for data governance, security, privacy, and retention.


  • Brad Harris, Vice President of Product, Hanzo
  • Andrew Amoranto, Senior Paralegal Manager, Litigation, Twitter
  • Graham Rollins, Discovery Counsel, Capital One
  • Stacey Blaustein, Counsel, Corporate Litigation, IBM

Hosted by Hanzo

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM:

You Shall Not Pass: Using AI and Analytics to Guard Personal Information

With the mass explosion of data, there is a critical need to quickly detect precious PHI and PII to protect personal information from unwanted eyes. In this panel discussion, industry experts will explain how to leverage the advances in AI and analytics to efficiently identify PII and protected health information (PHI) within large volumes of data.


  • Rob Hellewell, Vice President, Lighthouse
  • Jenya Moshkovich, Assistant General Counsel – Genentech
  • Jennifer Swanton, Senior Legal Manager & Discovery Counsel – Medtronic

Hosted by Lighthouse

One good thing about virtual conferences?  No need for a shortened “get away” day for travel!

So, what do you think?  Have you attended Legalweek this week?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

Disclaimer: The views represented herein are exclusively the views of the authors and speakers themselves, and do not necessarily represent the views held by my employer, my partners or my clients. eDiscovery Today is made available solely for educational purposes to provide general information about general eDiscovery principles and not to provide specific legal advice applicable to any particular circumstance. eDiscovery Today should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a lawyer you have retained and who has agreed to represent you.

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