Here Are Four Sessions to Check Out at Next Week’s ILTACON: eDiscovery Trends

Back in the saddle with working Internet!  And the start of ILTACON 2021 sessions is just one week away!  Here are four sessions that are eDiscovery related to check out at next week’s ILTACON – I’m excited to be moderating one of them!

All four sessions are available to both in-person attendees and livestream attendees, so you can check them out if you plan to attend ILTACON in either manner.  All times PT.

Monday, August 23 at 2:30pm:


Never Too Big to Fail? Venture Capital, Mergers and Acquisitions in the E-Discovery Industry

Join us for a lively discussion on the impact of recent investments, mergers, and acquisitions in the e-discovery industry. Learn about the net effect of the increased investment and consolidation activity occurring in the e-discovery industry over the past few years, and the impact on pricing, operations, or customer experience. We will also discuss how organizations can best navigate, protect their interests and, ultimately, benefit from this changing marketplace.

Speakers: Nick Baughan – Managing Member; Timothy Opsitnick – JurInnov Ltd.; Kent Teague – Chairman, Lineal Services; Jason Velasco – CEO, Kindato Global; Mike Bryant – Partner, Knox Capital Holdings

Think M&A activity has slowed down during the pandemic?  Think again – we have recent examples here, here, here and here (just to name a few).


Tuesday, August 24 at 2:30pm:

Discovery, Information Governance and Retention: How Long Should This Go On?

A lively discussion on the handling of data during the discovery and review process, and what organizations need to retain from these processes during the matter lifecycle. What needs saved from the various stages of the EDRM, who should store it, and for how long should they be kept? Hear from a panel of law firm, corporate, and vendor experts as they share their experiences and success stories.

Speakers: Richard Brooman – Director of Litigation Support Services, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr; Amanda Cook – Director of Legal Discovery Consulting & Senior Project Advisor, Acorn Legal Solutions

With so many in our industry looking to focus to the left of the EDRM model, this session should be very interesting to hear from experts who have best practice advice to share.

Wednesday, August 25 at 2:30pm:

Wait, Aren’t They the Same Thing?! The Technology Assisted Review (TAR) v. Continuous Active Learning (CAL) Duel

Join our data scientist panel and legal experts for an informative and deep dive discussion into the realm of “Intelligence” in our industry and thoughts on which predictive solutions are best for different types of data situations. Listen and engage as we explore Technology Assisted Review (TAR), Continuous Active Learning (CAL), and other approaches to data sets used in the legal community.

Speakers: Lilith Bat-Leah – Director of Data Science and AI Strategy, Driven, Inc.; Jeremy Pickens – Principal Data Scientist, Open Text Inc.

You’ll not find two more knowledgeable people than Lilith and Dr. J about TAR/CAL/Predictive Coding (or whatever you prefer to call it), so it should be very informative!

Thursday, August 26 at 11:00am:

Better Together? E-discovery with Teams and Other Collaboration Platforms

Recent conditions and software improvements have fueled the rise of non-email-based collaboration tools. As practitioners of e-discovery, we will discuss how we adapt our workflows, processes and mindsets, which were largely formed around the collection, processing, analysis, review and production of email material, to these new platforms.

Speakers: Doug Austin – Editor, eDiscovery Today; Damon Goduto – Partner, Lineal Services; Rose Jones – Director of E-Discovery Project Management, King & Spalding LLP; Jack Thompson – Sr. Manager – eDiscovery & Legal Operations, Sanofi, Martin Tully – Partner, Redgrave LLC

We have a lot to cover about the trends, challenges, case law and solutions regarding collaboration apps!  Even with 75 minutes, I’m not sure how we’ll get it all in with these terrific panelists!

These are just four sessions to check out at next week’s ILTACON – there are several other sessions across a variety of legal tech topics.  Digital registration is still open through this Wednesday for those who haven’t registered yet and still want to at least attend online.  Hope to see you there, in-person or online!

So, what do you think?  Are you attending ILTACON this year?  If so, consider attending the four sessions discussed above!  And 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 author, 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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