Thursday’s Exterro XChange

Thursday’s Exterro XChange Notable Sessions: eDiscovery Best Practices

The Exterro XChange Global Conference is happening this week! Here are Thursday’s Exterro XChange notable sessions!

The conference is being conducted at the historic Roosevelt New Orleans (located just a block away from the French Quarter!), this week. Tuesday’s sessions were focused on certification courses, yesterday and today mixes in some general educational sessions too, including one I’m moderating!

With that in mind, here are Thursday’s Exterro XChange notable sessions:

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Keynote: Report from the Other Shore: The First Amendment in a Rising Tide of Privacy

Privacy and e-discovery experts devote their time, energy, and expertise to the important task of protecting sensitive personal data from disclosure. David McCraw, the lead newsroom lawyer for The New York Times, faces a different sort of challenge: protecting journalists’ rights to publish newsworthy information even when it may impinge on the privacy interests of the people being covered. In his more than two decades at The Times, McCraw has watched as courts have gone from championing press freedom in the face of privacy claims to looking more skeptically at how to strike the balance between privacy and free expression in an age of social media. McCraw will provide a first-hand account of his work defending press freedom and walk through the decisions – some serious, some colorful, some zany – that have marked the evolution of judicial thinking on what should happen when private facts become part of the day’s news. McCraw offers a provocative take on why the First Amendment should not get lost in our rush to safeguard privacy.

Speaker: David E. McCraw, Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, The New York Times Company


9:45 AM – 11:15 AM

Judicial Roundtable

We’re in a pivotal time period for e-discovery case law, and the courts are dealing with novel issues more than ever before. This expert judicial panel will talk about what they are seeing come through their courts, what emerging or controversial topics have been decided, and what’s still open for debate.

Speakers: Hon. Charmaine Griffin Claxton, US Magistrate Judge, Western District of Tennessee; Hon. Joy Conti, US Senior District Judge, Western District of Pennsylvania; Hon. Allison Goddard, US Magistrate Judge, District Court for the Southern District of California; Hon. Kimberly C. Priest Johnson, US Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of Texas; Doug Austin, Editor, eDiscovery Today.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Cost, Confidence, and Control with an End-to-End Platform and Process

Hear from leaders at high performing organizations on their process for managing end-to-end data and discovery workflows efficiently across both internal and outside counsel stakeholders with confidence.

Speaker: Dan Nichols, Partner, JurisLaw; Karla Scappace, eDiscovery Analyst, The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.; Keith Turbesi, Information Governance, Legal Operations Senior Project Manager, The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.; Patrick Butts, Legal Operations & Information Governance Manager, Hilltop Holdings; Nick Dovedan, eDiscovery Advisor, Devon Energy Corp.

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

The ROI of In-House Management of Legal GRC

Standard approaches to e-discovery are often costly, time-consuming, and frankly unsustainable. In this session, our panel of experts will explore traditional workflows and present innovative new approaches for driving down the cost of e-discovery across all phases of the process, from information governance and data inventory across the entire EDRM.

Speakers: Lauren Guillen, Global Discovery Coordinator, Phillips 66; Alayne Russom, Director, GCO Operations, Thrivent; Rishi P. Chhatwal, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal; Nancy Patton, Senior Director, Solution Consulting, Exterro.

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

The State of the Industry: Trends, Innovation & What’s to Come in 2024

Learn about the latest survey results from the chief legal officers’ suite and other industry benchmarks. Hear from seasoned practitioners about what they are seeing at the cutting edge, how legal departments are transforming today, and how we may see the work of legal departments continue to evolve in the future.

Speakers: David Cohen, Partner and Chair of Reed Smith’s Records & E-Discovery (RED) Practice Group; Travis Wolfinger, Marathon Petroleum Company LP, Assistant General Counsel – Litigation; Constance Mockaitis, Director, eDiscovery Operations, AbbVie; Jenny Hamilton, Chief Legal Officer, Exterro.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The People’s Court: Point, Counterpoint

Back by popular demand, this lighthhearted and competitive session has lawyers, practitioners, and other professionals debate the merits of various e-discovery quandaries, but taken to the extremes! With the audience voting for the most compelling argument, who will triumph when you hold the gavel?

Speakers: Adam Rouse, Director & Senior Counsel eDiscovery Operations, Walgreen Co.; Dan Nichols, Partner, JurisLaw; David Kessler, Global Head of eDiscovery and Information Governance; Head of Privacy, US, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, David Cohen, Partner and Chair of Reed Smith’s Records & E-Discovery (RED) Practice Group, Jeane Thomas, Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP, Scott Milner, Partner and Leader of eData Practice Group, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

That’s it for Thursday’s Exterro XChange notable sessions. Here’s the agenda for the entire conference and a list of featured speakers!

So, what do you think? Are you attending Thursday’s Exterro XChange notable sessions? If so, come check out the Judicial Roundtable! 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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