2022 Advanced eDiscovery Institute

2022 Advanced eDiscovery Institute from Georgetown Law: eDiscovery Conferences

Conference season isn’t over yet! Tomorrow starts the (19th annual) 2022 Advanced eDiscovery Institute from Georgetown Law!

This year’s 2022 Advanced eDiscovery Institute event is in person and online, it’s “chock-full” of great educational sessions and still open to registration! If you’re looking to attend in person, the event is at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel located at 999 9th Street NW Washington, DC 20001.

Here are a few highlights from the two-day event:

Thursday:

Keynote: Proportionality Under Rule 26 Revisited by Its Architects – 8:30 AM-9:30 AM

Judges Campbell and Grimm will revisit the intention behind the 2015 Amendments on proportionality and whether those Amendments are achieving their intended impact by the Rules Committee. The Judges discuss how the Proportionality Amendments are working in practice and their guidance on the practical application of proportionality as to the scope of preservation and discovery under the Federal Rules.

Speakers: Hon. David G. Campbell, Senior Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona; Hon. Paul Grimm, District Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Case Law Update: Practical Takeaways from Recent eDiscovery Decisions – 9:40 AM-11:10 AM

Year over year, there has been a rise of cases impacting the eDiscovery community. How does one stay on top of the impact of these important decisions? Join this session to gain insight from our panel of distinguished Judges who will provide practical takeaways related to key topics.

Speakers: Hon. J. Michelle Childs, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; Hon. Gary R. Jones, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida; Scott Milner (Moderator), Morgan, Lewis & Brockius LLP; Hon. Katharine H. Parker, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; Hon. Xavier Rodriguez, District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Topics in eDiscovery – 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Expert speakers will share quick, balanced summaries on the following eDiscovery issues:

  • Pros and cons of threaded productions, including technical issues
  • Privacy as a proportionality factor
  • eDiscovery issues surrounding the Metaverse and cryptocurrency
  • What constitutes a document

Speakers: Hon. Zia M. Faruqui, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; Phil Favro, Special Master, Expert Witness and eDiscovery Consultant, Innovative Driven; Jeanne Somma, Chief Client Officer and General Counsel, Lineal; Kelly Twigger, Principal, ESI Attorneys; B. Jay Yelton III, Warner Norcross + Judd LLP

Friday:

Identifying and Challenging Fabricated Evidence – 8:45 AM-9:45 AM

Digital tools have made it easy for individuals to fabricate and alter digital evidence. Forensic experts and skilled trial attorneys will discuss how to spot suspicious electronic evidence; techniques for demonstrating evidence alteration or fabrication; and how to leverage metadata to authenticate ESI.

Speakers: Denise E. Backhouse, Shareholder, eDiscovery Counsel, Littler Mendelson P.C.; Rebekah L. Bailey, Partner, Nichols Kaster, PLLP; David K. Gaston (Moderator), Assistant General Counsel | Branch Chief, E-Litigation, National Labor Relations Board; Dr. Gavin Manes, CEO, Avansic

The Great Resignation’s Implications on Preservation, Collection, and Control of Employee Data – 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Employers are facing significant data governance challenges as employees come and go in the age of the “Great Resignation,” all complicated by the reality that many employees work in remote and/or hybrid environments. Today, “company” data may is located in disparate physical and virtual locations from personal devices to company networks to cloud-based applications. This panel will explore how to navigate these challenges as employees exit in an environment with conflicting legal standards regarding possession, custody, and control over such data, as well as expanding employee rights regarding the protection of personal and private information.

Speakers: Laura M. Kibbe, Assistant General Counsel, Litigation & Investigations, IQVIA; Leeanne Mancari, DLA Piper; Hunter McMahon (Moderator), COO, iDiscovery Solutions, Inc.; Maria Salacuse, Assistant General Counsel for Technology, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Discovery of Data in China for US Litigation and Government Investigations – 11:10 AM-12:10 PM

China’s myriad statutes and regulations governing the processing, disclosure and transfer of data, under threat of severe penalties, pose significant risks for producing parties. Yet, as Chinese entities increasingly become global commercial players, data located in China becomes increasingly relevant to U.S. disputes and investigations. Our expert panel will discuss the challenges of dealing with requests to produce information located in China, and strategies for obtaining critical evidence while avoiding penalties.

Speakers: Zhiwei Chen, Crowell & Moring LLP; Jessica Priselac, Special Counsel, Duane Morris LLP; Christopher Wall (Moderator), Data Protection Officer & Special Counsel, Global Privacy and Forensics, HaystackID; Patrick Zeller, Chief Privacy Officer, Information Governance and Cyber Counsel, Horizon Therapeutics

That’s just a sampling of the terrific sessions at the 2022 Advanced eDiscovery Institute! Costs for attending are here, and link to register is here! Consider checking it out!

So, what do you think? Are you attending the 2022 Advanced eDiscovery Institute? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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