[Webinar] From Offer to Deal: HSR Second Request Best Practices

August 2nd, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS)
August 2nd, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

CLE Credit Pending

New technologies, regulatory shifts, and an evolving economic landscape are transforming the M&A process (again). According to the FTC, HSR filings in 2021 more than doubled from the previous year, reaching a total of 3,644.

This surge in mergers and acquisitions activity has led the FTC to alter its review process, indicating that parties considering a merger or acquisition should prepare for potential challenges prior to filing.

To add to the complexity, over 83% of reportable transactions that have received Second Requests by either the FTC or the DOJ have been challenged.

This webinar will discuss key considerations and best practices for creating an effective, accurate, and timely response to Second Requests. In addition, we will cover:

  • Common challenges of data merging
  • Recent changes to the Second Request review process and how it affects merging parties
  • How to accelerate the acquisition of cloud application data
  • Data collection and chain of custody best practices
  • Beyond tools and technology – how to get other stakeholders involved


Erin Toomey

Erin Toomey
Senior Director of Antitrust and Competition Practice Group

Erin Toomey is a Senior Director at Epiq leading the Antitrust and Competition Practice Group. With over 15 years of experience, her primary focus is review and production management in litigation, government, and internal investigation cases. In addition to these services, Erin has extensive experience in the complete EDRM life cycle and has provided support and strategy development for collections, processing, content, and privilege review and productions. She has managed projects including international cases with complex data privacy concerns spanning multiple jurisdictions as well as civil litigations of varying sizes.

Allison Keane, CEDS

Allison Keane, CEDS
Solutions Architect

Allison Keane is an Solutions Architect at Onna. She acts as a trusted technical advisor to those interested in leveraging Onna's solution, helping plan and implement Onna’s software for eDiscovery, Compliance, and more. Prior to her time as a Solutions Architect, Allison worked on Onna's Customer Success team supporting Onna's Enterprise Customers.

Michelle Kovitch, CEDS, CPLC

Michelle Kovitch, CEDS, CPLC
Strategic Solutions

With 20+ years of litigation support management experience under her belt, in addition to years of managing legal solutions teams and programs, Michelle Kovitch has an unrivaled perspective on legal workflows and technology.

As a certified eDiscovery Specialist, she is leading the way again, by dedicating the second half of her career to her colleagues in the trenches. Her mission: to be the advocate, impetus, and orchestrator of a collaborative shift toward technical competence and optimal legal workflows serving as a trusted advisor for Enterprise Solutions reducing spend, mitigating risk and enhancing compliance. Michelle serves on the Strategic Solutions Team at Onna.


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