Join fellow eDiscovery and litigation professionals for a day of learning and camaraderie
- 4 CLE-accredited seminars, including 1.25 ethics CLE – all accredited by the State Bar of Texas
- Ask-the-Experts Panel to answer your most pressing eDiscovery questions and concerns
- Join other legal professionals in various discussions and networking opportunities
- Lunch buffet provided
- Complimentary cocktail hour following
- Only $65 (if prepaid; $95 at the door) – FREE for ACEDS members (must be logged into your ACEDS account during registration)
Risks & Responsibilities: The Ethics of Legal Holds
Do you know your legal ethical duty when it comes to properly preserving information in the event of an actual or anticipated litigation, regulatory investigation or other legal event? This popular program incorporates FRCP and ABA Model Rules, court rulings addressing legal hold practices, including decisions outlining attorney obligations regarding legal holds and potential ethical pitfalls, and how to create a successful legal hold process that is clear, comprehensive and correct.
Worth 1 CLE ethics credit.
Preventing Wasted Costs in eDiscovery
Ever feel like eDiscovery isn’t as efficient or cost-effective as it could be? Outdated practices, inefficient workflows, old technologies and general knowledge gaps can quickly and vastly increase the costs of eDiscovery. Learn about best practices, workflows, new approaches and technologies and more – to help you maximize the eDiscovery process, strengthen the relationship between attorney and client, and bolster your bottom line.
Worth 1 CLE credit.
Data Theft By Departing Employees: A Bigger Threat Than Hackers
87% of employees who leave a job take data with them – including corporate presentations, strategy documents and intellectual property – and most take it with the intent to share it – sometimes with a competitor or to start a competing business. This seminar will share best practices not only to seek out these culprits after they’ve left and find evidence of theft, but also to prevent the information from leaving in the first place. This seminar will help you learn how to keep your client’s or company’s data in safe hands.
Worth 1 CLE credit.
Hot Topics in eDiscovery
From social media to chat applications to the cloud to the Internet of Things (IoT), this seminar will help you understand the multiple kinds of data you can collect and how to work with it for a legal matter or investigation. We will also discuss BYOD policies and how to work with data that may be on a personal device. The eDiscovery process today involves much more than traditional files and emails that are found only on servers and computers. Be knowledgeable and prepared to work with any kind of file.
Worth .75 CLE credits and .25 ethics credits.
Ask the Experts Panel
This is your chance to ask a panel of eDiscovery and Digital Forensics experts all the eDiscovery and Computer Forensics questions you have wondered about for years. From social media to the latest in artificial intelligence and more, the panel is prepared to address any question you may have.
9:30 am - Registration/Networking/Continental Breakfast
10:00 am - Risks & Responsibilities: The Ethics of Legal Holds
11:00 am - Break
11:15 am - Preventing Wasted Costs in eDiscovery
12:15 pm - Lunch
1:00 pm - Data Theft By Departing Employees: A Bigger Threat Than Hackers
2:00 pm - Break
2:15 pm - Hot Topics in eDiscovery
3:30 pm - Ask the Experts – Open Panel
4:30 pm - Cocktail Hour/Networking
Kevin Clark, Esq.| Litigation Support Manager | Thompson & Knight
Kevin provides technical and business management expertise for the litigation support team at Thompson & Knight, while delivering consultation on ediscovery, information privacy, and data security and governance for attorneys and clients. Kevin has extensive experience in all aspects of ediscovery from data collection to production. He previously oversaw the discovery operations and managed review services on the vendor services side. This included supervision of project management teams, coordination of ediscovery vendors, and ensuring best in class delivery to clients. He has significant experience managing complex large scale matters of teams up to 250, and has spent considerable time consulting with clients and law firms on ediscovery issues and strategies, as well as developing alternative solutions for clients.
Chris Coots | Lead Litigation Support Specialist | Baron & Budd
Chris makes it his goal to ensure business needs are being met by evaluating the ongoing effectiveness of current plans, programs, and initiatives. he is experienced in consulting with senior management, co-workers, or other key stakeholders including soliciting, evaluating, and applying suggestions for increased efficiency and cost effectiveness. He works to Identify and implement operational efficiencies and demonstrate ability to work in high pressure environments under tight deadlines while preserving attention to detail. Chris prides himself in excellent time management, organizational, business, reporting & communication skills, and excel in interpersonal skills to communicate with all levels of personnel.
Erin Corbett | Forensic & Integrity Services Manager | Ernst & Young
Erin is a manager for EY in the Forensic & Integrity Services group. She is based in the Dallas office and has over seven years of experience in eDiscovery and data analytics in a variety of industries, including life sciences and financial services. She has managed large-scale eDiscovery projects and has experience in the processing, review support and production phases of the eDiscovery lifecycle. Erin also has experience with system mapping and database analysis and reporting.
Matt Deegan, Esq. | Senior Project Manager | Sidley Austin
Matt Deegan has been working in litigation support on the law firm side for 12 years. Prior to that, he worked on the vendor side and also with a government contractor supporting the Department of Justice.
Gwen Higley, Esq. | eDiscovery Staff Attorney | Jones Day
Gwen's legal practice is focused on the issues associated with e-discovery. She believes that with the volume and fast pace of e-discovery, accurate documentation of all phases of the process – preservation, collection, processing, review, production – is vital to both the integrity of the legal work and to the client as a cost controlling measure. As a staff attorney at Jones Day, Gwen works towards balancing the need to right-size e-discovery efforts and ensuring that legal obligations are met. She has ten years of experience in managing all stages of the e-discovery process. Prior to practicing law, she worked as an editor at the Law Library of Congress and as a technical writer in the technology and transportation industries. Gwen currently serves as the Dallas Chapter Director for Women in e-discovery.
Duane Lites | Director of Litigation Support | Jackson Walker
Duane has over 25 years of litigation support experience, and has spent 16 of those Directing and Managing Litigation Support departments in several large law firms. He is currently, the Director of Litigation Support at Jackson Walker LLP in Dallas, TX. Duane is responsible for coordinating all Litigation Support technology services for the Firm’s attorneys, paralegals, and support staff. He works with the Firm’s management team to create and implement a strategy for the Litigation Support Department that focuses on quality work product, customer care, and leading edge technology solutions.
Brian Schrader, Esq. | President and CEO | BIA
Brian has over 20 years of experience in information management, computer technology and the law, and he has been a pioneer in computer forensics and eDiscovery. In 2002, Brian combined his experience in business and technology to launch BIA – recognized today as one of the nation’s leading eDiscovery service providers. Brian also helped pioneer DiscoveryBOT, the industry’s first light-touch live data collection tool, and TotalDiscovery, widely recognized as the first end-to-end enterprise SaaS platform for eDiscovery. Prior to BIA, Brian started several technology companies and practiced securities and corporate litigation. He has been engaged in hundreds of high-profile legal matters and has lectured and authored multiple articles on eDiscovery, technology and related topics.
Barry Schwartz, Esq., CEDS | Senior Vice President of Advisory Services | BIA
Barry Schwartz is highly proficient in discovery and document review matters and holds more than 35 years of legal and business consulting management experience. He oversees BIA’s advisory division and is primarily responsible for providing consulting and advisory services to BIA’s clients. Barry is able to provide experienced, sound insight in multiple areas, including information management, litigation & discovery, document retention and management, regulatory compliance and IT security.
Jason Park, CCFP | Senior Vice President of Digital Forensic Services | BIA
With over two decades of experience in eDiscovery and computer forensics, Jason has managed digital forensic examinations, data collection processes, social media discovery and other forensic investigation and analysis services for matters of all sizes and complexities. A Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFP) and licensed private investigator, Jason’s diverse background includes computer forensics, eDiscovery, litigation support, consulting, software selection, team building and more. He has provided computer forensic and eDiscovery training to hundreds of companies and individuals and has helped to expand and diversify BIA’s comprehensive digital forensic services.
Recognized as Best of Midwest by National Law Journal for:
- Data & Technology Management eDiscovery Services
- Legal Hold Solution
- Managed Document Review
- Predictive Coding eDiscovery Solution
- Computer Forensic Solution Provider
- Named Top 10 Digital Forensics Solution Provider 2018 by Enterprise Security