ACEDS Detroit 2016 Fall eDiscovery Symposium
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ACEDS Detroit 2016 Fall eDiscovery Symposium

Please mark your calendar for the ACEDS Detroit Chapter 2016 Fall eDiscovery Symposium at the Book Cadillac in Downtown Detroit, Thursday, September 22 from 8:00 am to 1:00 PM.

When: 9/22/2016
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Book Cadillac, Downtown Detroit
1114 Washington Blvd
Detroit, Michigan  48226
United States
Contact: Barbara Bennett

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Please mark your calendar for the ACEDS Detroit Chapter 2016 Fall eDiscovery Symposium at the Book Cadillac in Downtown Detroit, Thursday, September 22 from 8:00 am to 1:00 PM. We’re proud to sponsor this program with sessions on eDiscovery Ethics, Technology Assisted Review utilization, current case law, Information Governance for the Legal Professional, Cybersecurity/Data Breach and Judge Michael Hluchaniuk as the keynote speaker. Judge Hluchaniuk, is the retired Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan with previous legal experience in the Michigan Court of Appeals and 27 years with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan. Judge Hluchaniuk played a leading role in drafting and implementing the Eastern District of Michigan’s Model eDiscovery Order.  

The additional speakers, are all leaders in their areas and we are thrilled to also have Mary Mack participate in the Cybersecurity/Data Breach panel discussion.  Mary is an eDiscovery pioneer and is the Executive Director of ACEDS.  Mary authored A Process of Illumination: The Practical Guide to Electronic Discovery, considered by many to be the first popular book on e-discovery. This will be a great educational symposium, and we hope you are able to join us!


A one-hour Certificate of Completion on Ethics will be available for self-reporting regarding CLE credit will be provided upon request.  This Certificate of Completion CLE can also be applied towards ACEDS certification renewal.

About our speakers:

Judge Michael Hluchaniuk was a Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan from 2007 to 2016.  Prior to his judgeship, he spent 27 years with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan, worked for the Michigan Court of Appeals, the Jackson County Legal Aid Society, the Greater Lansing Legal Aid Bureau and worked in private practice.   Judge Hluchaniuk played a leading role in drafting and implementing the Eastern District of Michigan’s Model eDiscovery Order.  Judge Hluchaniuk received his J.D. from Wayne State University and his B.S. degree from the University of Michigan.

B. Jay Yelton, III is a veteran attorney who has spent much of the past two decades designing and implementing plans and programs that help clients manage electronic documents, prepare for litigation and develop eDiscovery strategies. He has more than 20 years of legal project management experience and is certified in Legal Lean Sigma Project Management.  Jay has practiced extensively in the areas of litigation and dispute resolution, antitrust and trade regulation, product liability and torts.  Jay received his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago and his B.A., with honors, from Michigan State University.

Scott A. Petz is a Member in Dickinson Wright’s Troy office.  Mr. Petz focuses his practice in the areas of commercial and business litigation, class and collective actions, labor litigation, consumer protection, and condemnation and land use.  Mr. Petz was selected to the Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in 2013, 2014, and 2015, and also received the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Barristers Section’s 2013 “One to Watch” award.  Mr. Petz has presented and published in the eDiscovery area.  Mr. Petz received his B.A. from Kalamazoo College, cum laude, and his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School, magna cum laude.  His email address is

Tom Isaacs has extensive experience representing a diverse lineup of businesses in litigation, including in product liability, personal injury, contractual, antitrust, regulatory, corporate governance and business tort matters. Tom has been responsible for all phases of such cases, including pre-litigation claim assessment, development and execution of case strategy, written discovery, depositions, motion practice, expert witness retention and preparation, settlement negotiations and overall case management.  Tom currently serves as National Discovery Counsel for a major automotive manufacturer in state and federal courts throughout the United States. His eDiscovery experience is very well-rounded, covering everything from document production, collection and review, as well as litigation holds and clawback agreements. He is well-versed with federal and state eDiscovery rules and requirements, and has recently published two articles on eDiscovery topics involving predictive coding and adverse influencing. He also gave a presentation on recent eDiscovery case law and current trends at the State Bar of Michigan Annual Day of Education. Professionally, Michigan Super Lawyers selected Tom as a Rising Star in both 2013 and 2014. He was also appointed an Oakland County Public Administrator by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette in 2013.

Doug Kaminski serves as Director of Major Accounts for kCura, developers of the e-discovery software Relativity. In his role at kCura, Doug focuses on business development and works closely with large enterprise customers to add value to their business by reducing risks and controlling costs associated with e-discovery, investigations, compliance projects, and more. In his 20+ years in the legal industry, Doug has consulted with some of the world’s most highly regulated companies, including many Fortune 100 companies, to help them gain control of their data and tackle their unique challenges surrounding e-discovery and information governance. Prior to joining kCura, Doug served as Senior Director of Information Governance at Huron Consulting Group (now Consilio) and held leadership positions at Symantec, Clearwell Systems, Wolters Kluwer, and LexisNexis Document Solutions. Doug has spoken at industry events like ILTACON, LegalTech, ARMA, and ACC as well as 12 states’ bar associations. He is a member of the Chicago and Detroit Bar Associations, as well as the Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals. Doug also serves as the President ARMA International’s Detroit Chapter and Technology Advisor to the 7th Circuit e-Discovery Pilot Program.

Mary Mack is the Executive Director of ACEDS and brings to ACEDS and its membership more than a decade of strong credibility and sound leadership within the e-discovery community. Mary is known for her skills in relationship and community building as well as for the depth of her e-discovery knowledge. Frequently sought out by media for comment on industry issues, she has spoken at venues including Gartner Symposium, the American Bar Association International Law Committee, the Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Conference, and others. Mary is the author of A Process of Illumination: The Practical Guide to Electronic Discovery, considered by many to be the first popular book on e-discovery. She is the co-editor of the Thomson Reuters West treatise, eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel.

Claudia Rast is a shareholder based in Butzel Long's Ann Arbor office. Blending her expertise in law, business, and science, she assists companies in their strategic use of technology, counseling companies in the areas of privacy, cybersecurity, data theft, intellectual property licensing and registration, and the forensic preservation and analysis of electronically stored information.  With the rise of cyber events in recent years, her background in forensics, IT environments, and security has become invaluable in working with clients to both defend against and respond to pervasive cyber attacks.  Similarly, Ms. Rast is frequently called upon to negotiate contracts covering the innovative technologies associated with autonomous and connected vehicles, to address security, privacy, IP ownership, and new and potential regulations.

Barbara Bennett has more than 30 years of experience working in the legal industry and has worked specifically in the EDiscovery area for the last 12 years.  Barbara currently works for the world’s seventh largest automobile manufacturer in their IT Legal department where she helps manage the EDiscovery litigation software platform.  Barbara also works with legal counsel advises regarding document review workflow best practices, searching protocols and client productions.  Barbara holds the CEDS certification from the Association of Certified EDiscovery Specialists, and is also a Relativity Certified Administrator.  Being passionate regarding the education surrounding EDiscovery best practices, Barbara participates on the ACEDS’ advisory board is the current President of the ACEDS Detroit, Inc. chapter.

About The Sessions:


The 2016 ACEDS Detroit eDiscovery Symposium will kick off with a keynote speech from Retired Judge Michael Hluchaniuk.  Not only does Judge Hluchaniuk bring his experience as a Magistrate Judge for the E.D. of Michigan and his 27 years with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, he has also played a leading role in drafting and implementing the court’s Model eDiscovery Order.  Judge “Mike” will discuss what prompted the need to adopt the Model Order and to what extent has the Model Order been successful.  He will examine the ethical requirements for attorneys to become more familiar with eDiscovery guidelines (including the Model Order), tools and strategies, as well as provide suggestions that attorneys can use to help implement these concepts in other jurisdictions.


Technology Assisted Review & Current Case Law:

Given the proliferation of electronic record generation and storage, litigation involving thousands – and often, millions – of potentially discoverable documents is quickly becoming the norm. How are clients (not to mention law firms) able to cope in such environments? For many, the use of Technology Assisted Review ("TAR"), an interactive process by which analytical software is used in conjunction with human review to quickly cull through large volumes of data, is the answer. This presentation will explore the practical uses of TAR in litigation, as well as provide an overview of recent case law discussing the use of such technology in federal and state courts around the nation.


Information Governance For the Legal Professional:

Information Governance (IG) is one of the hottest topics in the legal world today yet is also one of the least understood. In this timely and informative session, you'll learn what IG is and how it applies to the work of you and your team…and what can happen if you don't focus on this important subject.  Find out:

• What IG is...and isn't

• Why judges and regulators are now pro-Information Governance

• How the FRCP changes, ethics, and new case law reinforce IG

• What current and future IG trends you need to know about

• How to help your clients make sense of IG in their organization

From retention to privacy to data breach to eDiscovery, you'll learn how intelligent IG will add value to your practice while reducing downstream cost and risk.  BONUS: A sneak peek at the upcoming “Primer on Information Governance” from the Technology Subcommittee of the Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program.


Cybersecurity/Data Breach:

The abundance of technological tools available to today’s legal professional may simplify certain tasks and add efficiencies, yet these benefits come with increasingly complex security challenges.  Where massive amounts of data can be transmitted, manipulated, filtered and stored on a “faster, cheaper” basis, it is not always “better”.  Today’s legal professional not only has the responsibilities of his/her legal practice, but also must be acutely aware of those cyber threats that can steal, corrupt, delete, encrypt, or otherwise sabotage confidential client information.  


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