TAR Unplugged - Live Q&A with the Experts
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TAR Unplugged - Live Q&A with the Experts

When: Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
1-2 PM ET
Where: United States
Contact: ACEDS Customer Service

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Join us for a lively Q&A on technology assisted review (TAR) and continuous active learning (CAL)—all the questions you want answered—in a candid discussion with leading TAR/CAL experts Tom Gricks and Andrew Bye.

Tom is a well-known authority on the use of TAR and an approved e-discovery Special Master for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Andrew is an expert in machine learning and was a senior linguist at H5. They will share answers to commonly asked questions from clients and take questions on-the-fly from participants.

Our experts will address common questions, such as:

  • What are the current legal rulings affecting TAR?
  • How do you know when to defensibly end a review?
  • How do I counter bias?

You’ll take away key concepts on how TAR and CAL work. Even if you’re not using machine learning on your next case, you will understand it better in order to validate claims made by vendors and opposing parties.


Thomas C. Gricks III
Managing Director of Professional Services

Tom is a managing director at Catalyst and a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania. Before joining Catalyst, he was a general commercial litigator for 23 years. He practiced before both federal and state courts across the United States, and, in addition to Pennsylvania, is admitted to practice in a number of federal jurisdictions, including the Supreme Court. For the past several years, Tom has devoted a substantial portion of his practice to e-discovery, with a particular emphasis on technology assisted review (TAR). He argued the Global Aerospace case before the Circuit Court in Loudoun County, Virginia, which is the first case to permit the use of TAR over the objection of the opposing party.

Andrew Bye
Director of Machine Learning & Analytics

Andrew is the director of machine learning and analytics at Catalyst, and a search and information retrieval expert. Throughout his career, Andrew has developed search practices for e-discovery, and has worked closely with clients to implement effective workflows from data delivery through statistical validation. Before joining Catalyst, Andrew was a data scientist at Recommind. He has also worked as an independent data consultant, advising legal professionals on workflow and search needs. Andrew has a bachelor’s degree in linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley and a master’s in linguistics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Mary Mack
Executive Director

Mary Mack is a long-time industry expert with over 25 years of experience and leadership to her credit. Under her leadership, ACEDS furthers its commitment of building an international community of e-discovery practitioners for the exchange of training, certification, professional development and networking. Mack is known for her strength in relationship and community building, as well as for the depth of her e-discovery knowledge. Before joining ACEDS, Mary was the Enterprise Technology Counsel for ZyLAB, a global eDiscovery and Intelligent Information Governance software company focused on helping organizations insource eDiscovery to reduce legal spend and prevent privacy breaches and IP leakage. Prior to eDiscovery, Mary designed, coded, tested and maintained mission critical enterprise systems for banks, health insurers and pharmaceutical companies. Certified in eDiscovery, security, access and identity management, forensics and computer telephony, Mary is admitted to the Illinois bar and a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law. Mary is the author of A Process of Illumination: The Practical Guide to Electronic Discovery and the co-editor of Thomson Reuters West’s eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel.

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