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39th Global e-Discovery Confex

November 2017, SAN FRANCISCO, USA

Venue to be announced


This ConfEx covers a range of topics related to Litigation, E-Discovery, Data Privacy & Security and Technology. They would attract the best of legal professionals and thought leaders from the industry as well as enlighten the delegates about the latest in this industry.

November 2017

ConfEx Agenda (From 07:30 AM to 06:00 PM Pacific Standard Time)
Panel Discussions to be held in Halls A and B


07:30 AM – 08:30 AM

Registration and Informal Networking with Exhibitors


08:30 AM – 08:50 AM
Breaking The Ice - Know The Participants in Advance. Introductions : One By One. Networking Opportunity


08:50 AM – 09:50 AM

Opening Keynote Address

“People Still Matter in e-Discovery: Ensuring Your Teams Are Communicating, Collaborating and Sharing Knowledge”


09:50 AM – 10:20 AM

Coffee and Tea Break - Informal Networking with Exhibitors


Hall A: Compliance & Data Management

Hall B: Tools & Technology

10:20 AM – 11:10 AM | Keynote Leadership Session**

e-Discovery Changes Under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP)

  • Overview of the amended FRCP rules and their impact on litigation
  • The scope of discovery under Rule 26(b)
  • New preservation standards and use of litigation holds
  • Best practices for making discovery requests and shifting discovery costs
  • How to collect and review social media evidence



11:15 AM – 11:45 AM | Exclusive Case Study - Presentation

Practical Guide to the Proper Use of ESI

  • Compliance with rules governing competence, discovery, and attorney communications
  • ESI amendments to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct
  • The duty to supervise e-Discovery consultants
  • Use and abuse of cloud services


10:20 AM – 11:10 AM | Keynote Leadership Session**

E-Discovery as a Tool of Tomorrow

  • How has the eDiscovery industry evolved over the last decade?
  • How to navigate the rapidly changing eDiscovery technology market
  • How to navigate international legal conflicts related to privacy, custody, preservation, and production
  • How to reconcile European data protection with U.S. discovery
  • Assessing the role of the internet service provider
  • US discovery rule updates, including discovery for foreign proceedings: Section 1782
  • Artificial Intelligence

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM | Exclusive Case Study - Presentation

e-Discovery Principles for the Non-Tech-Savvy Lawyer

  • What you need to know about ESI identification, preservation, collection and searching
  • Protecting privilege basics
  • Making digital information (social media, emails, texts, etc.) courtroom ready
  • ESI authentication practices
  • Avoiding ethical pitfalls

11:50 AM – 12:30 PM | Industry Dialogue & Q&A Session**

Applying the Rules of Evidence

  • Understanding the Sedona Principles
  • Litigation holds case law update - helping business clients be prepared
  • Identifying and communicating with data custodians
  • Options for e-discovery technology tools
  • Common mistakes regarding admissibility of electronically stored evidence

11:50 AM – 12:30 PM | Industry Dialogue & Q&A Session**

E-Discovery as Part of a Corporate Crisis Communications Plan

  • Establishing your internal and external crisis teams
  • Identifying, preserving and protecting key data
  • Gathering the critical participants for your corporate compliance effort
  • Disclosure/reporting obligations
  • Ensuring that your brand, reputation and enterprise are not only protected but also positioned to create additional value

12:35 PM – 01:15 PM | Industry Dialogue & Q&A Session**

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) v. Company Owned, Personally Enabled (COPE)

  • Choosing the right policy for your organization
  • Employee policies that ensure the integrity of data is secured in a BYOD situation
  • Who owns the device and what data can be stored on the device
  • How to protect the device and what happens if the employee leaves the company
  • Examples of HR and IT policies

12:35 PM – 01:15 PM | Industry Dialogue & Q&A Session**

e-Discovery and the Internet of Things (IoT)

  • IoT data and metadata and their relevance
  • How Iot can lead to new types of claims and can expand the scope of existing legal theories
  • Challenges involving the preservation and collection of IoT data



01:15 PM – 02:15 PM

Lunch and Informal Networking with Exhibitors


02:15 PM – 02:45 PM | Exclusive Case Study - Presentation

Controversial E-Discovery Issues Facing Organizations Today (and How to Address Them)

  • Managing new data types in the mobile world
  • Reducing e-Discovery costs without sacrificing defensibility
  • Managing large volumes of corporate data
  • Deciding how and when to preserve data
  • Working with IT and legal departments effectively

02:15 PM – 02:45 PM | Exclusive Case Study - Presentation

Preparing for Litigation Before Litigation Hits

  • What are “Pre-eDiscovery” services
  • Developing a pre-litigation plan
  • What companies are taking preventative measures to prepare in advance
  • Benefits and associated costs

02:50 PM – 03:40 PM | Keynote Leadership Session**

Outside Counsel Views on Managing E-Discovery in Complex Litigation

  • Developing productive partnerships with in-house counsel
  • E-discovery outsourcing trends and strategies
  • Managing e-discovery costs – alternative fee arrangements
  • Role of the GC and in-house legal teams
  • Role of external service providers, including law firms and LPO

02:50 PM – 03:40 PM | Keynote Leadership Session**

Computer-Assisted Review: A Luxury or a Necessity?

  • How predictive coding and analytics can reduce cost of litigation
  • New technologies and software capabilities that speed the process of screening documents
  • Reliability concerns
  • The role of courts in guiding the use of technology assisted reviews

03:40 PM – 04:00 PM

Coffee and Tea Break - Informal Networking with Exhibitors

04:00 PM – 05:00 PM

STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP DISCUSSION: Fostering A Global Legal Ecosystem***

Join us for this special leadership discussion aimed at connecting important communities from the global legal ecosystem: in-house legal departments, law firms, governments, associations and solution providers. This interactive session is a forum for all the legal stakeholders to discuss and deliberate the myriad and diverse issues they face today, and to find common ground and potential collaborative solutions to overcome challenges and leverage opportunities.

In-House Counsel:- How to make in-house legal departments more effective and efficient

Law Firms and Outside Counsel:- Creating a successful in-house/outside counsel partnership

Service Providers:- Helping to create a technologically empowered global legal industry


05:00 PM – 06:00 PM

Closing Remarks Followed by a Cocktail Reception


Following the closing remarks, the Networking Cocktail Reception will celebrate the presence of our speakers and sponsors who made this event happen with their undaunting support and participation.


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