We’re excited to discuss some of the biggest trends impacting the legal industry at LTNY 2016. Join us for our day one panels featuring noted industry thought leaders from the bench, corporations and law firms.
Day One Track: Disruptive E-Discovery & Data Security Trends
Legal teams will need to implement new strategies and tactics in the future to handle e-discovery, data security and information governance in a defensible and cost-effective manner. Attend these sessions to hear from leading corporate and law firm e-discovery experts who share actionable advice on staying ahead of disruptive trends impacting the legal industry’s people, process and technology and how you can prepare for these advancements today.
Protecting the Company’s Crown Jewels in the Age of Information Security Threats
Tuesday, February 2 from 10:30 – 11:45am
Is all enterprise data created equal? If not, should all enterprise data have the same protections? Well-publicized data breaches, from customer credit card data to employee health records, highlight the increasing need for companies to better secure truly sensitive data. Developing a tiered approach to protecting the company’s “crown jewels” can help reduce costs as well as reduce the risk of future breaches. Hear from a panel of industry experts, including in-house legal and information governance executives, as they discuss the different strategies at work with a “crown jewels” approach and practical steps your organization can take to minimize information security threats.
Jason Stearns, BlackRock
Jason Stearns, Director, is a member of BlackRock's Legal and Compliance Group. He is responsible for the global implementation of Information Governance standards and requirements. Prior to BlackRock, Mr. Stearns worked at UBS as Director and Portfolio Manager, Group Information Governance where he was responsible for Information Governance strategy development, project management, and oversight. Prior to that, he was the Corporate Records Manager for New York Life Insurance Company. Mr. Stearns earned an MS in Applied Information Management from the University of Oregon and BA from Binghamton University. He is also a Certified Records Manager (ICRM) and Information Governance Professional (ARMA International).
Gail Rodgers, DLA Piper
Gail Rodgers is a partner in the New York City office of DLA Piper. She concentrates her practice in pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, mass torts and government and internal investigations. Gail has extensive experience in a wide variety of state and federal litigation, including providing strategic advice at each stage of a litigation, managing national discovery teams, and implementation of national resolution programs. She has represented clients on a wide variety of compliance matters, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) as well as advising and enhancing compliance programs in response to investigations. Gail acts as litigator and litigation manager handling individual matters in a lead capacity while also supervising and coordinating the work of attorneys drawn from multiple outside law firms. She also has significant experience as resolution counsel and has coordinated a team of medical specialists in the evaluation of individual and class action claims, resulting in the resolution of thousands of claims. Gail handled over a hundred medical malpractice actions against a bankrupt hospital. In doing so, she negotiated dozens of multi-million dollar claims resulting in settlements for a fraction of the amounts claimed or outright dismissals of the claims. Gail also has experience litigating a variety of product liability and commercial matters.
Michael Lisi, Director of Litigation Support, Fidelity Investments
Michael Lisi is currently the Director of Litigation Support at Fidelity Investments, where he developed and advanced the Lit Support team for over six years. During that time, Mr. Lisi project-managed numerous discovery efforts for Litigation and Regulatory matters. Michael now owns the roadmap and implementation for new eDiscovery technology, including leading the selection of advanced review platform offerings and refining machine learning workflows. Additionally, Michael assists business units with compliant record keeping for social media and other varied technology initiatives. Prior to joining Fidelity, Michael graduated from Dartmouth College.
Jake Frazier, FTI Technology
Jake Frazier leads FTI Technology’s Information Governance & Compliance (IG&C) practice. Jake assists corporations and governmental organizations with IG&C initiatives. For example, Jake consulted with three of the top five global financial services firms to assess information governance initiatives and corresponding cost and risk, focusing recommendations on quick wins that further the clients’ objectives while demonstrating demonstrable progress to critical stakeholders. He participated as a faculty member of the Compliance Governance & Oversight Council and as a member of the Sedona Conference. Jake holds his Juris Doctor from the Arizona State College of Law, and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Legaltech® New York (LTNY) 2016 is being held at the New York Hilton Midtown on Feb. 1-4, 2016. The New York Hilton Midtown is located at 1335 Avenue of Americas, New York, NY, 10019.
Using Analytics in E-Discovery; Swim Instead of Sink in the Era of Big Data
Tuesday, February 2, 2:00 – 3:15 pm
Many generally understand the concept of analytics, but don’t know how to apply these technology advancements to achieve practical benefits during the e-discovery process. Data mining technology, and the visual representation of mined data, offer a paradigm shift for how legal teams can uncover key facts. These technologies can quickly and effectively reveal the small subset of critical data in a universe of hundreds of millions of emails, effectively circumventing comprehensive review or greatly accelerating the review process. Attendees will learn about common analytical and visualization technology and how practitioners are applying these tools to speed fact-finding and reduce e-discovery costs.
Nia Castelly, E-Discovery Counsel, Google
Jessica Ross, Vice President, Litigation & Regulatory, Deutsche Bank
Sandra Rampersaud, Litigation Attorney, Cravath
Advice from Counsel: How Legal Departments are Innovating & Disrupting the E-Discovery Process
Tuesday, February 2, 3:45 – 5:00pm
Alternative billing models. Microsoft 365 and other cloud data sources. Cross-border litigation. The rise of machine learning and AI. From technical needs to business processes, the legal industry is riding the wave of innovations affecting the greater technology landscape. How are leading in-house legal teams adapting and evolving in their strategies to handle or even drive these disruptive forces? And what implications do these innovations have for the law firms that serve them? This session will feature results from the 2016 Advice from Counsel study on the disruptive forces affecting corporate counsel as well as strategies and hacks for embracing changes in legal technology for 2016 and beyond.
Magistrate Judge Paul Singh Grewal
Since joining the Court in 2010, Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal has presided over and settled criminal and civil cases in a wide range of subject areas, including patent, employment, civil rights, commercial contract, trademark, and federal misdemeanor cases. He serves as a member of the court's Technology Practice and Patent Local Rules Committees. Judge Grewal received his Bachelor of Science from MIT, where he was elected to Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi, and his law degree from the University of Chicago. After graduating from law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Sam H. Bell of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. After working on complex commercial litigation at Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Arthur J. Gjarsa of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Judge Grewal then joined Day Casebeer Batchelder & Madrid (which later merged with Howrey LLP) where his practice was focused on intellectual property litigation, with a focus on patent trials and appeals. He tried patent cases in various federal district courts across the country and argued appeals before several federal appellate courts, including the Federal Circuit. His clients ranged from large technology and biotechnology firms to small medical device and financial firms to individual inventors. He was registered to practice before the Patent and Trademark Office, and his practice included re-examinations before the PTO. Judge Grewal is a former President of the South Asian Bar of Northern California and the North American South Asian Bar Association.
Kelly Clay, GlaxoSmithKline
Kelly Clay is Senior Counsel and Director of Information Management for GlaxoSmithKline, based in RTP, North Carolina. She has been with GSK for many years as Merits Counsel on electronic discovery and discovery process management. Kelly is a member of GSK’s Dispute Resolution & Prevention group, and oversees numerous domestic and international matters involving GSK.
Marla Bergman. Goldman Sachs
Marla Bergman is a graduate of Duke University and the Boston University School of Law. Marla is currently a Vice President, Associate General Counsel in the Litigation Group of the Legal Department at Goldman Sachs where she manages the Firm’s global e-discovery efforts in addition to other case related work. She practiced law at Jones Day for 25 years, specializing in the discovery phase of litigation. She has worked on securities law, product liability, commercial, bankruptcy and employment law cases concentrating on electronic discovery issues. Marla's expertise involves counseling corporations with respect to the preservation, collection, review and production of electronic information. Marla is a regular speaker on electronic discovery issues.
Dera J. Nevin, Proskauer Rose LLP
Dera J. Nevin is the Director, eDiscovery Services at Proskauer Rose LLP. She is an accomplished e-discovery lawyer with significant operational experience developing and managing eDiscovery and practice support programs and teams. She maintains a focus on strategic process and technology initiatives and e-Discovery matter and program cost containment. She has significant experience recommending and implementing technology, building and evaluating e-discovery operations and spearheading strategic initiatives directed at increasing e-discovery program effectiveness. Her experience includes advising on all aspects of e-discovery in civil, criminal, regulatory and M&A transactions and in internal investigations, and in transborder eDiscovery. She has managed review and production totals of over 500 million records. She has pioneered the use of e-discovery applications, including technology-assisted review and multi-lingual search. She has advised numerous corporations on the development and implementation of e-discovery programs and strategies, including litigation hold management and audit. She also has experience in related aspects of information governance, including records retention and disposition initiatives, including those arising from document conversion and system migration projects. Ms. Nevin is a founding member of the Legal Technology Professionals Institute, and serves on its Board, and is a part member of the EDRM Advisory Board Co-Chair of the EDRM Metrics Group. Ms. Nevin is also on the advisory board and teaches in the Bryan University e-Discovery Project Management (EDPM) post-graduate program. She is a frequent speaker on a variety of topics relating to electronic evidence management, including document review and production, large team coordination, international transmission of data and the law of privilege and privacy in the management and exchange of electronic records. She writes a regular column on e-Discovery in Canadian Lawyer magazine, and has published articles on e-Discovery in the Association of Corporate Counsel Magazine and in the LTN. Ms. Nevin graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law (J.D.), and holds an M.A. and a B.A. (Hons.) from Queen’s University. She is admitted to the bars of Ontario and NY.
Jessica Richheimer, Ropes & Gray
Jessica is an associate in the litigation department and is a member of the firm’s government enforcement group. Since joining Ropes & Gray in 2008, Jessica has focused her practice on representing clients in high-stakes civil and criminal matters involving anti-kickback laws, state consumer protection statutes, FDA regulations, and anti-corruption laws. Jessica has conducted numerous internal investigations and represented clients in resolving potential enforcement actions by the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, state attorneys general, and other federal regulatory agencies. Jessica maintains an active and diverse pro bono practice, from representing inmates in a class action civil rights suit to advising transgender individuals during the legal name change process. As part of the Partners in Prosecution program, Jessica spent six months as a felony assistant district attorney at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, where she tried cases ranging from drug possession to arson.
Sophie Ross, FTI Technology
Sophie Ross is a Senior Managing Director in the FTI Technology practice and is based in San Francisco. Ms. Ross heads the Western Region for FTI Technology, as well as leads FTI’s Managed Review business. Ms. Ross has managed FTI’s Managed Review business from inception, through the building phase, to the current ongoing management and growth. Ms. Ross specializes in helping clients manage their overall e-Discovery and review through predictable pricing models and by simplifying the multi layers of discovery management. Ms. Ross joined FTI through its acquisition of Strategic Discovery, a leader in the litigation discovery industry with innovative, comprehensive approaches to paper and electronic discovery as well as records management, where she served as the Chief Operating Officer and was responsible for data processing, IT and client support, HR & administration, and accounting. Ms. Ross has served in the Israeli Navy Intelligence, possesses an international and European background and is fluent in 4 languages. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Tel Aviv University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.