ILTACON 2022 Thursday Sessions

ILTACON 2022 Thursday Sessions and Happenings: eDiscovery Trends

It’s the final day!  🙂  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, Tuesday and Wednesday!  Here are the ILTACON 2022 Thursday 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 Thursday Sessions and Happenings:



Artificial Intelligence (AI) Models: Does One Size Fit All?

Main Level, Maryland C

AI models can be the legal professional’s tethered exoskeloton. Learn how by thoughtfully developing and deploying prebuilt, extensible, and reusable AI models, attorneys, reviewers, and support staff can harness the power of unsupervised learning, deep learning, and similar technologies to get to critical data almost instantly, support or refute claims, and even build new lines of business.


Speakers: Jay Leib, Reveal; David Lewis, Redgrave Data.

Considerations When Selecting a Third Party Information Governance Solution for Your Collaboration Systems

Main Level, Maryland B

The demand to use collaboration systems (DMS, MS Teams, High-Q, File Shares, etc.)  to support different collaborative processes (Litigation, Transactions, Recruiting, Month End Close, etc.) is on the rise in most organization, so is the need to improve governance of the information shared via these platforms.  Join us as we:

  • Discuss how the world has changed over the last decade regarding where information is stored, the impact of Outside Counsel Guideline and what are today’s required governance requirements for security, ethical walls, legal hold, matter mobility and more;
  • Compare the governance tools available within the systems themselves and leading third-party solutions being considered by our peers;
  • Review the challenges of governing data shared across numerous systems and how a third-party solution can increase our ability to gain control and minimize risk; and
  • Discuss what we need Business Partners to create next.

Speakers: Terry Coan, HBR Consulting LLC; Keith Lipman, Litera; James Merrifield, Robinson & Cole LLP; Doug Smith, Crowell & Moring LLP.


Ignorance Is Not Bliss—It’s Potential Liability: Decision-Making During a Cyber Incident

Upper Level, National Harbor 10/11

This workshop confronts the consequences of critical business decisions made during cyber incidents. In this interactive workshop, cybersecurity experts and legal advisors, will guide attendees through several real-life incidents to explore how the critical decisions we make during cyber incidents makes the difference between controlled events or ones that lead to business altering situations. The workshop offers attendees the opportunity to hone their skills in an environment that not only simulates a cyberattack, but the competing interests in the boardroom, and often chaotic and volatile atmosphere permeating these critical business incidents.

Three scenarios:

1. Nation State attack on firm

2. Ransomware shutdown

3. Supply Chain exploit

Speakers: Bob Darling, TPCM-USA; Bob Quinn, FBI Crisis Management Specialist (Retired); Timothy Evans, Adlumin.

Avoid Ever-Changing Collection Pitfalls from Collaboration Software, Social Media, Chats, Smartphones & Wearable Tech

Main Level, Maryland C

Collection is a critical part of the EDRM process. Getting it right is key to the successful review, production, and presentation of evidence. In this session, we will address emerging data sets from chat platforms, collaboration software, messaging apps, smartphones, car infotainment systems, wearable tech, and other innovations. Forensic expert(s) will showcase real-world strategies and tools that allow the litigation support professionals to keep pace with non-traditional datasets, validate results, and avoid common pitfalls when collecting data.

Speakers: Collin Bentley, Iron Oak Discovery; Damon Goduto, Lineal Services; Julie Lewis, Digital Mountain, Inc.; Craig Ball, Craig D. Ball, P.C.


A/I and its Benefits in Cybersecurity Monitoring and Detection

Main Level, Maryland A

Join us for a look at how A/I and data analytics are incorporated into event and behavior monitoring to implement better cybersecurity detection and triage. MSSP’s discuss how they learn from what they’re viewing at client sites to better detect suspicious activity and events.

Speakers: John Smith, Conversant Group; Bryan Guscott, Arctic Wolf; Matthew Harvey, Crowdstrike Inc;.

eDiscovery Storytellers: Uncovering the Narrative Within Your Data

Main Level, Maryland D

Across the EDRM, there are stories big and small. Large volumes of eDiscovery data hide many insights and secrets and it is up to us in Litigation Support to help discover and present them. A panel of data enthusiasts will share tips and tricks for asking the right questions of your data, uncovering the truths, and how to visually present findings for maximum impact.

We will explore what can be accomplished with a little curiosity and some metadata. From Microsoft Office to cutting edge AI, you will be able to apply these new skills to tell the story of your data through the lifecycle of a matter.

Speakers: Shannon Bales, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP; Amanda Cook, Acorn Legal Solutions; Gillian Glass, Farella Braun + Martel LLP; Lynne Hewitt, Redgrave LLP.

New Ideas for Keeping Security Awareness Engaging, Relevant, and Sustainable

Upper Level, National Harbor 10/11

Recycled “security awareness” training and the idea of “phish then train” are not enough to keep a security awareness relevant and engaging over the long haul. Add in the new “work from home/anywhere” normal makes this an even greater challenge. How do we get our teams to really care about information security and keep them engaged? In this session we’ll discuss proven principles that inform ways to keep your security awareness efforts evergreen. We’ll discuss the stories and challenges from large and small firms and the methods for keeping the message personal. People need to know how important they are personally to the security efforts at your firm …and in their personal lives. The need for security awareness is ongoing and ever-changing. Our security awareness programs need to be the same.

Speakers: Melissa Jester, Bricker & Eckler LLP; Kenny Leckie, Traveling Coaches; Jeff Lolley, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, PC.

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

So, what do you think?  Are you attending any of the ILTACON 2021 Thursday sessions?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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