Wednesday’s ILTACON 2017 Sessions: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine

As noted Monday and yesterday, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual educational conference of 2017 (otherwise known as ILTACON) is happening this week and eDiscovery Daily will be reporting this week about the latest eDiscovery trends being discussed at the show.  There’s still time to check out the show at the Mandalay Bay if you’re in the Las Vegas area with a number of sessions available and as many as 215(!) exhibitors providing information on their products and services.

Sessions of interest in the main conference tracks include (all times PT):

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM:

eDiscovery Industry Resources: There are many industry resources for professionals in ediscovery, including Women in eDiscovery, ILTA, ACEDS, EDRM and Sedona. How can you get involved with these organizations, and what are the benefits of becoming a member? Speakers from each organization will share how they can help you and your team.


  • Gain a better understanding of each organization
  • Learn how to become a member

Speakers include: Amy Juers, Founder & CEO Edge Legal Marketing; Peter Pepiton II, Director of eDiscovery Dinsmore & Shohl; Janelle Eveland Belling, Managing Director of E-Discovery Services & Strategy Perkins Coie; Doug Austin, Vice President of Professional Services CloudNine; Martin Tully, Co-Chair, Data Law Practice Akerman LLP.

Everything You Need to Know About EU General Data Protection Regulation, but Were Afraid to Ask (Until Now): Law firms that deliver services to European Union residents need to be prepared for the new General Data Protection Regulation going into effect May 25, 2018. Discover what you need to know about the GDPR, so you can develop a strategy for reviewing and updating your operations to meet the new obligations. We will also explore technologies available to assist and ways you can secure funding and support from firm leadership.


  • Understand how to prepare for GDPR compliance
  • Develop a basic plan for implementing GDPR controls
  • Identify resources for GDPR preparation and implementation
  • Understand technology tools available

Speakers include: Ian Raine, Director of Product Management iManage; Jeff Hemming, Product Manager – Marketing Solutions Tikit Inc.; Robert Cruz, Senior Director, Information Governance Actiance, Inc.; Grant Shirk, Vice President, Marketing.

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM:

How to Hack a Law Firm: Many law firm’s conduct external penetration tests, but you can still be hacked. Whether you’ve been through a dozen tests or are facing your first, it’s important to gain insight into the most common ways hackers gain access to a law firm’s data and assets. Learn about the best controls you can put in place to defend against these threats.


  • Determine a list of top 10 things you need to go back to your firm and check
  • Identify how your firm policies can increase your risk

Speakers include: Kenny Leckie, Senior Technology & Change Management Consultant Traveling Coaches, Inc.

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM:

Automating Information Governance: We’ve all been told that automation is the future of managing and governing information. With automation come many benefits, including rule-based email management, the most sophisticated forms of automated classification and discovery of data’s “meaning.” Interested? Come learn about available technologies, challenges in implementing automation and important lessons information governance (IG) practitioners have learned that can help us put these next-generation tools and techniques to work today.


  • Discover different techniques to automate solutions to your IG problems
  • Outline what works and what doesn’t
  • Understand why automating IG is worth the investment

Speakers include: Julie J. Colgan, Senior Director, Strategy & Innovation DTI; Leigh Isaacs, Director, Records & Information Governance White & Case LLP; Brianne Aul, Firmwide Senior Records and Information Governance Manager Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, L.L.P.

Ediscovery Data and Records Collaboration: A closed matter is just the beginning to what can often be a complex data storage process. What information gets returned to the client? What data sets get destroyed? What data do you need to keep? From understanding your client’s records retention strategy to having a step-by-step plan with records managers, a collaborative strategy is necessary to ensure records are safeguarded and processes are compliant.


  • Understand complex data storage methods
  • Comprehend the importance of your clients’ records retention policies and how they affect your retention practices
  • Identify best practices from records managers and general counsel

Speakers include: Brian Jenson, Director, Litigation Support & E-Discovery Services Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Martin Susec, Assistant General Counsel Nationwide Mutual Insurance; Richard Dilgren, National Director, Data Science & Strategy FRONTEO.

So, what do you think?  Are you planning to attend ILTACON this year? 

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