Thursday Legalweek 2022

Thursday Legalweek 2022 Sessions and Activities: Legal Technology Trends

It’s back and better than ever! Or at least in person! Legalweek 2022 continued yesterday with a ton of sessions and extracurricular events. Here are the Thursday Legalweek 2022 sessions and activities!

You can still register for Legalweek 2022 here and the pricing is here. Each day, I’ll cover what’s going on at the conference in terms of sessions and selected other events. Today is another busy day, with plenty of sessions related to eDiscovery, information governance, cybersecurity and data privacy!



With that in mind, here’s a list of the Thursday Legalweek 2022 sessions of note you may want to check out (all times ET):

Thursday Legalweek 2022 Sessions 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Keynote: Leading Through Sustained Crisis: What Every Leader Should Know Hosted by Crisis Management Expert Judy Smith

Judy A. Smith, Founder and President of Smith & Company


Thursday Legalweek 2022 Sessions 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The Orwellian Nightmare? Emerging Technologies and Data Privacy

When one thinks of George Orwell and 1984, the government comes to mind, but in 2022, emerging technologies can bring data privacy concerns transcending the public and private sectors. Whether its government use of automated license plate recognition (ALPR) technology or the use of facial recognition by the Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies or private sector use of biometric data—such as Fitbit data in e-discovery or fingerprint and retinal scans for access to facilities—emerging technologies bring legal and policy considerations. Join us as we examine these issues as well as privacy considerations with blockchain and non-fungible tokens and the future of data privacy in the metaverse.

Speakers: Dazza Greenwood, Executive Director,, Founder,; David Horrigan, Discovery Counsel & Legal Education Director, Relativity; Ryan O’Leary, Research Manager, Privacy and Legal Technology, IDC; Kenya Parrish-Dixon, COO and General Counsel, Empire Technologies Risk Management Group; Diana Stern, General Counsel, Palm NFT Studio.

Building the Legal Consultancy of the Future with AI

Legal professionals face an unprecedented volume, variety, velocity, and complexity of data. Legal AI, such as data visualization, active learning, sentiment analysis, and AI models offer tools to address these challenges – but work best in experienced and creative hands. Learn how savvy law firms are implementing innovative AI-based solutions to future-proof their practices, uncover new opportunities for revenue, and increase profitability.  In this session, some of the most successful and innovative eDiscovery practice leaders discuss how with Legal AI in discovery they drive adoption, improve client results, and increase revenue.

Speakers: Cat Casey, Chief Growth Officer, Reveal-Brainspace; Jeremy Burdge, Head of Legal Engineering, Hogan Lovells; Allison Dunham, Director, Advanced Technologies, Case Insights, Epiq; Jessica Anderson, Managing Director, Deloitte; Martha Louks, Director of Technology Services, McDermott Will & Emery; Daryl Teshima, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting.

Protecting Client Data & Keeping Pace With State, National, and International Privacy Law

The landscape of privacy continues to evolve both internationally and domestically. For many businesses that operate globally, it can be difficult to keep track and comply with the variety of data protection laws at play. As many organizations become more data-driven and operate with large volumes of consumer data, the need to effectively protect consumer data is essential. This session will:

  • Outline the changing landscape of privacy and the consequences of noncompliance
  • Provide a clear roadmap for compliance and help build your very own privacy compliance playbook
  • Highlight upcoming and proposed changes and discuss the impact this may have on globally operated organizations

Speakers: Irfan Shuttari, Product Manager, Digital Compliance, Veritas Technologies; Trisha Sircar, Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP; Greg Buckles, Market Analyst – Press, eDJ Group Inc; Joan Abelardo, Senior Counsel – Privacy, Brand Trust & Safety, Buzzfeed.

Solving Compliance & Regulatory Issues with AI Detection & Tracking Tools

As more and more organizations demand a simpler and easier compliance process, AI reg tech tools have stepped in and attempted to ease the burden that comes with compliance as they look to provide a less manual and more efficient process. Whether it is meeting compliance requirements, streamlining processes, or keeping up with constant regulatory changes, the potential for AI tools in this space is promising. This session will: • Identify key advancements in ML-powered fraud detection and KYC/AML compliance tools • Showcase the best practices for incorporating these tools into your arsenal to address your most pressing regulatory needs. • Evaluating the risks associated with AI-based detection and tracking tools to avoid future pitfalls

Speakers: James Sherer, Partner, Baker Hostetler; David Carns, Chief Revenue Officer, Casepoint; Sarah Venable, Director of Data Science and Risk Analytics, Global Legal and Compliance, GlaxoSmithKline.

A Sensitive (Data) Subject: Applying eDiscovery Brainpower and Tech to Governance and Compliance

This session will discuss:

  • The top three data request projects – similarities, differences, and best practices
  • How and when to include the general counsel and data privacy officer
  • What to look for when starting, deploying and optimizing your own process.

Speakers: Matthew Geaghan, Head of Legal Sales, America, Nuix; Patricia Kelly, Director of Practice Support Services, Latham & Watkins.

Thursday Legalweek 2022 Sessions 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

The Data Law Year in Review

Join us as we look back at the year in data law and what it means for the year ahead. We’ll discuss some of the important data law news developments of the year with Zach Warren, editor-in chief of ALM’s Legaltech News, and provide in-depth legal analysis from the bar and bench on these topics with practitioner and judicial perspectives on issues where electronic data are involved, such as access to justice and the attorney-client privilege, sanctions in e-discovery with a default judgment in the Sandy Hook cases, legal and practical considerations in remote legal proceedings, and more.

Speakers: Associate Justice Tanya R. Kennedy, Appellate Division, First Department, New York Supreme Court; Ron Hedges, Senior Counsel, Dentons, and Retired U.S. Magistrate Judge (D.N.J.); David Horrigan, Discovery Counsel & Legal Education Director, Relativity; Kelly Twigger, Principal, ESI Attorneys, and CEO, E-Discovery Assistant; Zach Warren, Editor-in-Chief, Legaltech News, ALM.

Practical eDiscovery Insights from Norton Rose Fulbright’s High-Impact Cyber Incident Response Team

Norton Rose Fulbright’s David Kessler, Anna Rudawski and Sam Sessler work together guiding clients through the investigation, containment, and remediation of some of the world’s most high-profile cybersecurity incident response matters.  Join us as they discuss legal considerations and data and reporting challenges, while also sharing practical strategies, tools and workflows for practicing effectively in this complex area.

Speakers: David Kessler, Global Head of eDiscovery and Information Governance; Head of Privacy, US, Norton Rose Fulbright; Anna Rudawski, Partner, Norton Rose Fullbright; Sam Sessler, Assistant Director, Global eDiscovery Services, Norton Rose Fullbright; George Socha, SVP of Brand Awareness, Reveal-Brainspace.

Stuck In the Middle With You: Practical Approaches to Global Discovery Requests

Seeking discovery in foreign countries presents unique challenges, especially if both countries are not aligned on the practices to carry out this request. Organizations must carefully navigate this space as they can either fall short of their discovery obligations on the one hand or fall afoul of legislation in other nations prohibiting or limiting data collection and transfer to the U.S. This session will:

  • Consider the implications and risks for cross-border transfer of data and how it can impact your organization
  • Develop a blueprint for how organizations can handle cross border data request challenges
  • Discuss what the future holds for international data transfers

Speakers: Hon. Andrew Peck, Senior Counsel, DLA Piper; Rishi Chhatwal, Assistant Vice President, Senior Legal Counsel for Antitrust & Enterprise eDiscovery, AT&T Services, Inc.; Francine French, Senior Lead eDiscovery Manager, GlaxoSmithKline; Paul Hodkinson, Editor-In-Chief, International, ALM.

Teams, Zoom, Gchat, and Texts – Real World eDiscovery Challenges Posed by Communication Tools

Widespread adoption of tools such as Gchat, Zoom and Microsoft Teams has changed the way companies not only communicate but also collaborate internally and externally. As a result, these new forms of communication provide new ESI challenges for the eDiscovery community, especially as each of these tools differ from one another and pose their own unique challenge. This session will:

  • Examine the issues of responsiveness and interpretability presented by non-traditional workplace communication apps, such as Slack, WhatsApp, etc.
  • Discuss the meaning and context of fragmented communications overlayed by obscure GIFs and emojis
  • Share key insights and best practices to ensure your firm can successfully produce collaborative data in eDiscovery

Speakers: Andrea L. Dambra, Head of eDiscovery & Information Governance, Norton Rose Fullbright US; Heyward D. Bonyata, Partner, Nelson Mullins; Victoria Hudgins, Reporter, Legaltech News, ALM.

Thursday Legalweek 2022 Sessions 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Could It Be Unethical Not to Use AI?

The risks of integrating AI into the practice of law are important to consider. It requires answering complex questions around bias, transparency, defensibility, and more. But, on the other side of the conversation, there’s an equally important question worth pondering over: If AI does indeed demonstrably enhance the competence of legal representation, could it then be unethical not to use AI? Join us for what is sure to be an exciting discussion featuring some of the most interesting voices at the intersection of AI and the law.

Speakers: Omar Haroun, Co-Founder & COO, Text IQ, a Relativity Company; Amy Endicott, Partner, Arnold & Porter; Laura Kibbie, Assistant General Counsel, IQVIA; Bobby Malhotra, eDiscovery Counsel, Munger Tolles & Olson.

AI Models as Your Legal Force Multiplier

What does the military concept of force multiplier look like applied to legal practice? In the most basic terms, doing more with less. This panel dives into the major ways that AI models are helping eDiscovery professionals gain access to evidence with less human effort required, make better-informed decisions, and reduce time to insight. And practical tips on how to build and utilize AI models in your practice.

Speakers: Jay Leib, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, Reveal-Brainspace; Isha Chopra, Director of Data Science, Reveal-Brainspace; Aaron Bath, National Director of Litigation Management, Balfour Beatty US; Ilan Sherr, Legal Director, DLA Piper; Irina Matveeva, Chief Data Scientist, Reveal-Brainspace; Aaron Crews, UnitedLex.

Hey! That’s Personal! Your Complete Guide to DSAR Requests

Many of the larger data privacy laws include a provision that provides individuals with the right to access personal information collected from them by organizations, this request is known as a data subject access request (DSAR). DSAR requests can be made by customers, employees, and anyone else from who your organization may have collected data, so what does this request mean for your organization and why can it be challenging? This session will:

  • Identify the key principles of a DSAR request and how it can possibly impact your organization
  • Pinpoint the stumbling blocks that arise from a DSAR request to ensure your organization can effectively prepare and respond when required to do so
  • Share best practices to help your organization build a comprehensive and efficient DSAR response program.

Speakers: Kate Lucente, Partner, DLA Piper; Patrick Burke, Counsel, Norton Rose Fullbright; Christine Simmons, Editor, Business of Law, ALM Media; Matthew Coleman, Senior Associate Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

In addition to Thursday Legalweek 2022 sessions, there is also the Legalweek happy hour in the Exhibit Hall (sponsored by IPRO) to enable attendees to network (something that’s much more difficult to do at a virtual conference, just sayin’).

So, what do you think?  Are you attending Legalweek 2022 this week? If so and if you see me, say hi!  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 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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