The Case is Done but the Data’s Still Everywhere. What’s a Client To Do?
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The Case is Done but the Data’s Still Everywhere. What’s a Client To Do?

When: Friday, December 1st, 2017
11 AM -12 PM ET
Where: United States
Contact: ACEDS Customer Service

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Join members of the Twin Cities ACEDS chapter, and Mary Mack,  for a panel discussion regarding the appropriate disposition of client data.  For many clients this can be the biggest headache.  What do they need to consider when looking at the security of their data once that data gets to law firms and providers?  What measures are taken to protect data held by those organizations and how do you vet those measures?  And, how does the client ensure appropriate disposition of data by their law firms and vendors at the end of a matter?  Our panel will offer a 360 perspective, including that of the client, the vendor, and the law firm.


Caroline Sweeney
Global Director, E-Discovery & Client Technology
Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Caroline Sweeney is responsible for the delivery of Dorsey’s e-discovery services, including LegalMine Managed Review services, litigation technology support, and trial technology support. Caroline is a member of Dorsey’s Electronic Discovery Practice Group and the Cybersecurity, Privacy and Social Media Practice Group and has extensive experience consulting with attorneys and clients with regard to e-discovery. Her 25+ years of experience in the litigation support industry, include working in the law firm and litigation support vendor environments.

Heidi J.K. Fessler
Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Heidi J.K. Fessler is of counsel in Barnes & Thornburg’s Minneapolis office and a member of the Litigation Department and the eDiscovery, Data and Document Management Practice Group. Ms. Fessler concentrates her practice on discovery and data related issues, cyber and data security, and internal investigation services. In addition, Ms. Fessler acts as designated national discovery counsel for a large healthcare organization where she works with the organization, external merits counsel and in-house counsel to create defensible and cost-effective discovery practices.

With nearly 25 years of experience as an attorney and as a data management consultant, Ms. Fessler counsels clients in data security and data breach incident response, internal investigations, risk management, litigation readiness planning, information governance policies and strategies. She also assists clients with program training and implementation and information management technology selection.

Frank Krahn
Director, Investigative/Legal Discovery, Office of Risk Management
Mayo Clinic

Frank Krahn has been at Mayo Clinic in excess of 35 years. He currently is the Director, Investigative/Legal Discovery, Office of Risk Management. He holds numerous certifications, including Certified E-Discovery Specialist, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Risk and Information System Control, Certified E-discovery (Advanced), Certified Computer Crime Investigator (Advanced Level), and Certified Computer Forensic Technician (Advanced Level). He is a member of the High Tech Criminal Investigators Association (HTCIA), the High Tech Crime Network and InfraGard. He currently serves on the board for the Minnesota Chapter of ACEDS. He has served on the editorial review board for the Journal of Computer Crime Investigations and Forensics, past board member of InfraGard and HTCIA MN plus has taught classes for or consulted with various law enforcement agencies including the MN State Patrol, the MN Crime Prevention Annual Meeting, and local law enforcement. He is frequent speaker on various investigative and e-discovery topics for legal groups.

George Socha
Managing Director

Co-founder of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), George Socha is a Managing Director in BDO Consulting’s Forensic Technology Services practice. Named an “E-Discovery Trailblazer” by The American Lawyer, he assists corporate, law firm, and government clients with all facets of electronic discovery, including information governance, domestically and globally. Prior to joining BDO, George spent 16 years as a litigation attorney in private practice before starting his own consulting firm focused on e-discovery issues in 2003.

Mary Mack
Executive Director 

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. Prior to joining ACEDS, Mary most recently served in a leadership role for ZyLab, a global provider of e-discovery and intelligent information governance software. Before that, she was with Fios, Inc. a provider of e-discovery services to Fortune 1,000 corporations and major law firms. A member of the Illinois State Bar, Mary received her bachelor’s degree from Le Moyne College and her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law.

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