ILTACON 2022 Wednesday Sessions

ILTACON 2022 Wednesday Sessions and Happenings: eDiscovery Trends

Day 3 is here!  🙂  The International Legal Technology Association’s (ILTA) annual conference ILTACON 2022 is being conducted this week and we have already had several interesting sessions on Monday and Tuesday, including those profiled here and here!  Here are the ILTACON 2022 Wednesday sessions and happenings.

Each day at ILTACON 2022, eDiscovery Today will highlight notable sessions for the day – in most cases, those sessions will relate to eDiscovery, Information Governance, cybersecurity, or artificial intelligence (as well as a few other happenings during the week). All times ET.

ILTACON 2022 Wednesday Sessions and Happenings:



What’s Changed in Microsoft’s eDiscovery Tools? It’s Going to Be Easier, Right?!

Main Level, Maryland B

Microsoft 365’s eDiscovery Standard and Premium (previously CORE and Advanced eDiscovery) features give corporations increased control of their data when responding to eDiscovery requests. As corporations demand to take the lead in the eDiscovery process it is crucial that litigation support professionals understand M365 discovery offerings so they can guide clients to effectively collect relevant data. In this session, we will conduct a deep dive into the M365 eDiscovery tools. We will compare their functionality, benefits, limitations, and spotlight M365 eDiscovery updates. Learn how to implement proven best practices to avoid spoliation and over or insufficient collection issues using Standard (Core) vs Premium (Advanced). Real-world workflows will be shared to circumvent challenges inherent with using Standard/Premium eDiscovery to collect non-email data sets such as SharePoint, One Drive, and Teams data.

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Speakers: Rachi Messing, Altorney; Eric Robinson, KLDiscovery; Candi Smith, Jabil Corporation.

Evaluation Solutions for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) Models

Main Level, Maryland A

AI/Machine Learning (ML) is often described as a black box. Magic isn’t real; though, it’s sleight of hand. This session will demystify what business partners mean when they talk about AI and ML models and will give participants real-world examples of AI/ML model-evaluation solutions now available or emerging to assess whether the models inherent in many legal technology products work as advertised vs. don’t. These model-evaluation solutions provide AI/ML product consumers with the transparency needed to assess the effectiveness of formerly black-boxed AI/ML models.

Speakers: Benjamin Kim, Litera; Andrew Ward, Time by Ping.


“Alexa, Enter My Time.” From Fiction to Reality: The Evolution of Consumer-Grade AI to Law Firms

Main Level, Woodrow Wilson BCD

Consumer-grade AI has become ubiquitous in our homes helping us eliminate mundane tasks. When will lawyers be able to leverage that same technology to reduce their administrative burden entering their time, retrieving, and updating knowledge management collateral, and issuing client invoices?

Speaker: Ryan Alshak, Time by Ping; Lilith Bat-Leah, Independent; Nicole Black, The Daily Record; Haley Morrison, Tonkon Torp LLP.

I Was Told There Would Be No Math: How to Talk to Lawyers about eDiscovery and Data

Main Level, Maryland D

Technical communication between lawyers, clients and eDiscovery teams must be efficient, accurate and timely.  Sometimes, however, these collaborations can be short-circuited by a lack of a common knowledge, vocabulary, and approach.  Attorneys often have very little time or patience to grapple with complex data issues.  This session will explore potential stumbling blocks and provide suggestions for improving the discourse between the people involved in the technical and legal aspects of an eDiscovery project.

Speakers: Ricky Brooman, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr; David Cohen, Reed Smith LLP; Joseph Cusumano, Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP.


Stuck? Use AI to Improve and Predict Legal Outcomes

Main Level, Maryland A

As AI continues to advance and become prevalent in the legal field, learn how organizations are using this technology to improve and predict business outcomes in real-world situations. Come and explore how AI can be used to your organization’s advantage.

Speakers: Jennifer Mendez, Fisher Phillips; Kate Orr, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Stacy Rushing, Fisher Phillips; Joe Schwendt, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

Here’s a link to the detailed agenda for the week.

There’s also a happy hour being hosted by Women in eDiscovery and IPRO at Bobby McKey’s Dueling Piano Bar just down the street from the Gaylord at 172 Fleet St, Oxon Hill, MD 20745. Check it out!

So, what do you think?  Are you attending any of the ILTACON 2022 Wednesday sessions?  If you’re here in person, look me up!  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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