ACEDS DC Chapter: E-Discovery Day Education Symposium
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ACEDS DC Chapter: E-Discovery Day Education Symposium

When: Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
9 AM - 5 PM ET
Where: McDermott, Will and Emery
500 North Capitol Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20001
United States
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Join the ACEDS DC Chapter in collaboration with the DC Bar, DC WiE, and ARMA DC as we celebrate Exterro’s E-Discovery Day! Generously sponsored by Driven Inc. and graciously hosted in the offices of McDermott Will & Emery, ACEDS DC Education Symposium presents eight sessions on e-discovery strategies, best practices, and resources for subject matter experts and professionals alike. This is a complimentary event for all e-discovery community members! Breakfast and lunch will be served with light refreshments throughout the day.  The celebration continues after the Education Symposium at DC WiE’s E-Discovery Day Cocktail Reception - address details below: 

Fado Irish Pub
808 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001


9:00am - 9:50am: Maximizing Your Business Development Partner Relationships
 Candace Berardi, Trustpoint.One | Amanda Strassner Merrill, Hunton, Andrews, Kurth LLP Lana Pellegrino, Casepoint, LLC Will Lucina, Legal, Compliance, and Risk, BDO USA
Session Overview: Why should you answer the phone? To be a ROCKSTAR! Vendor relationships can help you enhance your knowledge on tools and methodology, build your business relationships, and even boost your career! Join this session to hear from attorneys and business development directors on how to create a mutually beneficial alliance.

10:00am - 10:50am: Networking 101 for eDiscovery Professionals
 Daya Naef, Esq., The Success Partner, Professional Coaching for Lawyers
Session Overview: Looking for tips and tricks to master any networking event? Join Professional Legal Career Coach Daya Naef as she demonstrates how to make connection and build lasting relatonships at professional events.

11:00am - 11:50am: Short Message Data: Moving Toward Industry Standard Practices
 Martha Louks, McDermott Will & Emery Stephanie Kang, McDermott Will & Emery
Session Overview: Managing short message data, such as SMS, MMS, and Slack, continues to be a challenge for e-discovery practitioners.  This panel will discuss technical and  logistical issues in processing, reviewing and producing this type of data, as well as the state of the industry today and the need for standard practices in the industry tomorrow. 

12:00pm - 12:50pm: CLE: eDiscovery and Ethical Considerations for Social Media
Tara Emory, Driven Inc
Session Overview: 
Ethics CLE Credits for California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia pending. This program provides an overview of several key issues surrounding the discovery of social media in civil litigation. One of the most significant issues is the need for counsel to understand their ethical responsibilities with respect to preserving, producing, and obtaining social media content in litigation. With its focus on ethical duties, together with the practical aspects of preserving and collecting social media, this program is suitable to attorneys of any experience level who have an interest in the discovery of social media and content from messaging applications. 

1:00pm - 1:50pm: Everyday Analytics: Boost Your Competency and Your Practice
Christine Porras, Oasis Discovery Jeanne Somma, Ayfie 
Session Overview: 
Lawyers have a duty to be competent not only in the law and its practice but also in technology and there are 37 states that have adopted the duty of technology competence. More, now than ever, it is imperative that lawyers understand and utilize technology that affects the quality and effectiveness of their legal advice. Analytics technology is an area that if understood and used correctly can bring better outcomes for you and your clients. This session will kick start your analytics journey and help you understand the tools you need to transform how data is visualized and reviewed in support of your matters. Delivered by Christine Porras, Director of Client Solutions at Oasis Discovery and Jeanne Somma, Legal Insights Executive & General Counsel of Ayfie - this presentation will cover the technical aspects of competence as well as assist users that are unfamiliar with how to leverage analytics to produce better outcomes for themselves and their clients. Attendees will walk away with a high level of knowledge of the features and use cases of analytics applications as well as learn strategies to stay technically competent in an ever-changing landscape. As a complement to the program you will also receive an analytic glossary with workflow scenarios for your reference. 

2:00pm - 2:50pm: DC WiE Presents: The In's and Out's of Staffing and Document Review
Emma Kelly, Transperfect Veronica Nelson, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Kimberly Gainey, Zuckerman Spaedar LLP | Eloris Snyder, Transperfect
Session Overview: 
Panelists will discuss the ins and outs of document review and where it fits within the eDiscovery process. With panelists on both the firm and vendor side, we will give an overview of the document review process, how eDiscovery professionals can help set up a review for success and trends in the document review space.  

3:00pm - 3:50pm: How the Grinch Leverages AI & Machine Learning to steal Christmas
Mark Lewish, Innovative Development Steven Rodi, Innovative Development | Abid Dogar, Innovative Development
Session Overview: Artificial Intelligence (A/I) and Machine Learning (M/L) are being utilized by industry and governments to automate various activities that were previously done either manually or not at all.  What is the future of this technology in the legal world?  How can we protect ourselves from the inevitable attempts to leverage this technology to steal from us or damage us?  Don’t let the Grinch steal your Christmas, your stuff or your identity!

4:00pm - 4:50pm: EDiscovery Association Leadership Panel: ARMA DC, ACEDS DC, WiE DC, DC Bar
Marvin Briggs, President, DC ARMA | Jigna Dalal, Co-Chair, The DC Bar's E-Discovery Committee Monica Harris, President, ACEDS DC Avani Patel, Director, DC WiE
Session Overview: 
Are you thinking about joining an ediscovery association leadership team in DC? Join the President of DC ARMA, the Co-Chair of the DC Bar's E-Discovery Committee, the Director of DC WiE and the President of ACEDS DC for a conversation about the successes and challenges of doing well by doing good for our community. 

Generously Sponsored by: Driven Inc. 

Media Sponsors: ARMA DC, DC Bar, Exterro, and WiE DC


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