An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure—and in the fast-paced world of e-discovery, implementing a coding QC process at the start of a review project can keep it from going off the rails. Without defining relevance criteria upfront, you could be in for an unwelcome (and costly) surprise during the validation process.
Prevention can be quite simple. In this live webinar, leading e-discovery attorneys and review experts will discuss straightforward yet powerful QC tactics to implement at the beginning of the review. Topics will include:
- The importance of QC and validation for accurate metrics and defensible validation
- Effective outside counsel roles and workflow in developing, implementing and evaluating the effectiveness of review guidelines
- How to troubleshoot issues with contract reviewers for a smooth review
- Maintaining effective communication channels with the review leads
All registrants will receive links to the recording, slides and related material.
Robin E. Stewart
Kutak Rock LLP
Robin is the founder and chair of Kutak Rock’s eDiscovery Practice Group and a member of the firm’s commercial litigation practice. From her days litigating tobacco, pharmaceutical and medical device products cases when eDiscovery was still in its infancy, to her stewardship of Kutak Rock’s eDiscovery Practice, Robin has pioneered the development of efficient, practical and effective approaches to address the explosion of electronically stored information’s use in modern litigation. Today, Robin is recognized by her peers, judges, competitor firms, service professionals and think tanks as a global expert on e-discovery, digital evidence and attendant issues.
Thomas C. Gricks III
Managing Director of Professional Services
Catalyst + OpenText
A prominent e-discovery lawyer and a leading authority on the use of TAR, Tom is a managing director, professional services, at Catalyst. He advises corporations and law firms on best practices for applying technology to reduce the time and cost of discovery and investigations. Tom has more than 25 years’ experience as a trial lawyer and in-house counsel, most recently with the law firm Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, where he was a partner and chair of the E-Discovery Practice Group. He was lead e-discovery counsel in Global Aerospace v. Landow Aviation, the first case in the country to authorize the use of TAR over the objection of opposing counsel.
Director of Machine Learning & Analytics
Catalyst + OpenText
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, CEDS
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.