Please join the Hon. Judge David Waxse; Mimi Singh, Esq., Associate General Counsel & Director of eDiscovery at Evolver; Ignatius Grande, Senior
Discovery Attorney at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP; and Mary Mack, ACEDS Executive Director, for a discussion on how proportionality is being addressed after the FRCP amendments in 2015.
-- How was proportionality addressed prior to the 2015 amendments?
-- How is proportionality being addressed today as it relates to litigation spend and technology? (Emphasis on Review and Production end of the EDRM)
-- What are judges seeing as allegations of (and resolutions for) burdensome, non-proportional discovery demands?
Hon. Judge David J. Waxse, United States District Court
Dave Waxse is a United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court in Kansas City, Kansas. Judge Waxse received his B.A. degree from the University of Kansas in 1967 and his J.D. degree from Columbia University School of Law in 1970. He became a Magistrate Judge in 1999.
He is a Past-President of the Kansas Bar Association. He is also a member of the American Bar Association (Judicial Division), Judge Waxse is past Chair of the National Conference of Federal Trial Judges of the Judicial Division of the ABA and past Chair of the Judicial Division of the ABA. He currently a co-chair of the Forensic Science in Criminal Justice Committee of the Judicial Division of the ABA.
He is also an Observer to The Sedona Conference Working Groups on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG1)
In addition, prior to becoming a judge he was a member of the national boards of the American Civil Liberties Union, the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the American Judicature Society.
Mimi Singh, Esq., Associate General Counsel and Director of eDiscovery, Evolver
Mimi Singh is the Associate General Counsel and Director of eDiscovery for Evolver. In this capacity she provides full-service discovery life cycle consulting and project management relating to identifying, preserving, processing, reviewing, and producing in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
She has experience in a variety of matters including product liability litigation and white collar investigations, as well as antitrust matters, qui tam whistle blower actions, internal investigations, and complex commercial litigation.
Prior to Evolver, Mimi worked for corporations and law firms including two AmLaw 100 law firms, Pepper Hamilton and Dechert, where for over a decade she delivered eDiscovery strategic design and implementation counseling support through all stages of the EDRM. Additionally, Mimi worked in the securities sector for Shartsis Friese and Merrill Lynch. Most recently she worked for Xerox Litigation Services providing eDiscovery process, technology and Relativity workflow guidance for a large and high profile case involving an automaker. Her practice focuses on partnering with company counsel, IT and business stakeholders, as well as trial case teams, in serving clients to increase efficiency in satisfying their discovery obligations and effectively utilizing case data in dispute resolution.
Mimi holds an LL.M. from New York University School of Law, New York, NY; a J.D. from Stanford University School of Law, Palo Alto, CA; and a B.A. from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
Mimi is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, California and New York. She is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association and Pennsylvania and New York State Bar Associations, Association of Corporate Counsel and Sedona Conference.
Ignatius Grande, Senior Discovery Attorney, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Ignatius Grande is Senior Discovery Attorney at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP. In his role at Hughes Hubbard, Ignatius advises case teams and clients on how to best leverage the latest technologies and e-discovery practices to efficiently guide matters from initial document preservation and collection through to review and production.
By putting strategic processes in place, Ignatius helps clients manage their eDiscovery obligations in the most efficient and cost effective manner. He also advises clients on the management of their social media presence and in the preservation and collection of social media information. He enjoys working with companies to adapt their information governance and eDiscovery practices to changing technologies. Ignatius has represented companies in all areas of electronic discovery and information management, including advising clients on document retention policies, methods of collection, and representing clients at 26(f) conferences and in eDiscovery court hearings.
Ignatius graduated from Yale College in 1996 and Georgetown University Law Center in 1999. He previously served as in-house counsel for a commodities company and as an e-discovery consultant for a national e-discovery vendor. Ignatius also worked for several years with another major international law firm. He began his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable James M. Munley of the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Ignatius is a frequent writer and speaker on topics relating to e-discovery, social media and the Internet of Things. He serves as co-chair of the Social Media Law Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Commercial & Federal Litigation Section and teaches a course on eDiscovery at St. Johns University School of Law.
Mary Mack, Executive Director, ACEDS
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.