Survey Results: Are Corps and Firms Aligned on eDiscovery?
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Survey Results: Are Corps and Firms Aligned on eDiscovery?

 Export to Your Calendar 11/17/2016
When: 11/17/2016
1:00 PM (EST)
Where: Live Online
United States

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Ari Kaplan interviewed leading law firm e-discovery partners and premier corporate legal ops professionals—and found both strong agreement and stark contrast on a range of issues facing the industry today. 

Join us to learn about pressing corporate legal concerns, law firm perceptions, and the steps that some firms are taking to improve client services. Topics will include:

  • Data security trends
  • Cloud migration concerns
  • Outsourcing and consolidation
  • Process metrics and reporting
  • Review efficiency
  • TAR adoption and use cases

This 60-minute webinar will feature frank discussion about the state of the e-discovery industry, with knowledgeable professionals to help us explore what it all really means. 

About the presenters:

Ari Kaplan | Founder | Ari Kaplan Advisors
Ari Kaplan, a leading legal industry analyst, is an inaugural Fastcase 50 honoree and a finalist for ILTA's 2015 Thought Leader of the Year award. His most recent book, Reinventing Professional Services: Building Your Business in the Digital Marketplace, was released in Japanese, and Thomson Reuters is publishing the second edition of The Opportunity Maker: Strategies for Inspiring Your Legal Career Through Creative Networking and Business Development in 2016. He is the principal researcher for a variety of widely distributed benchmarking reports and has been the keynote speaker for events in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and throughout the U.S. Kaplan is also the founder of the Lawcountability® business development platform and iPhone app, a finalist for ILTA’s 2015 Innovative Solution Provider of the Year award, and a two-time Ironman triathlon finisher.

Hal Marcus | Director of Product Marketing | Recommind, an OpenText company
An IP and antitrust litigator by experience, he began evangelizing technology to his colleagues at an Am Law 100 Wall Street firm before moving West and joining LexisNexis, commencing a career in litigation services that now spans two decades and includes executive and general counsel roles at such companies as LiveNote,, and Thomson Reuters. Today, he is excited to bring his diverse experience to the knowledgeable team at Recommind, where he helps to educate litigation professionals worldwide on cutting-edge e-discovery technology and advanced workflows. An accomplished public speaker and industry writer, he has led hundreds of presentations and conference seminars and seen his works published by multiple bar associations, ILTA, and the ABA Litigation Section.

Rachelle Rennagel | eDiscovery Special Counsel | Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Rachelle L. Rennagel is eDiscovery Special Counsel in the firm’s Litigation practice and is a part of the nationally recognized Information Law and Electronic Discovery group. Ms. Rennagel brings a distinctive blend of legal, business and technology expertise to her counseling of clients in the multi-disciplinary practices of electronic discovery, information governance, and data privacy and security. Over the course of her career, Ms. Rennagel has developed extensive knowledge of technology and information systems. Prior to joining Pillsbury, she was a director at a global legal services company where she supported and developed a growing portfolio of eDiscovery, case management and knowledge management technologies and services. She also served as the Chief Knowledge Officer for an AMLAW100 firm, where she led teams of eDiscovery, knowledge professionals, developers and engineers in devising and implementing technology and information management solutions across the organization. Most recently, she served as eDiscovery Counsel and Global Director of Research & Information Services at an AMLAW 10 firm, overseeing the firm’s global litigation support and research departments.

Sharika de Freitas | Sr. Manager, Discovery Solutions & Technology | Viacom
Sharika de Freitas is a Discovery Solutions and Technology manager with 13 years of litigation experience both in law firms and in house. Currently, she works in house at Viacom Inc. managing enterprise-wide eDiscovery needs and developing strategies to defensibly implement and satisfy hold obligations.



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