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Tuesday’s ILTACON 2018 Sessions: eDiscovery Trends

As noted yesterday, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual educational conference of 2017 (otherwise known as ILTACON) is happening this week and eDiscovery Daily will once again be covering the show and, this year, CloudNine will exhibiting at the show and participating in a major way.  There’s still time to check out the show at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, MD if you’re in the Washington DC area with a number of sessions available and as many as 209(!) exhibitors providing information on their products and services.

In addition to exhibiting at the show in booth 936, CloudNine will also host a happy hour today from 4:30 to 6:30pm ET at the National Harbor’s Public House (click here to register).  Come and get to know CloudNine, your provider for LAW PreDiscovery®, Concordance® and the CloudNine™ SaaS platform!  We’re also going to be the sunglass sponsor for the ACEDS Monumental Sunset Cruise tomorrow from 7:00 to 10:00pm ET!

Here are a few sessions to check out today (all times ET):

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM:

O365 and eDiscovery: What’s New?: Office 365, Microsoft’s current software suite, is often a “go-to” tool in e-Discovery. We’ll examine the strengths and weaknesses of each applications and get up to speed with all of the newest features. Additionally, we’ll examine the future of e-Discovery and what to expect from Microsoft as its products evolve.

Speakers include: Derek Nagel Esq., Consultant; John Collins, Director, Information Governance / Compliance The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC).

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM:

EDiscovery Directors’ Roundtable: What Keeps You Up at Night?: Litigation Support and eDiscovery Directors are tasked with running a business within a business.  The challenges you face go beyond the case specific:  From expanding services to other practice areas, how to best present your team’s value to clients and firm stakeholders, understanding your staffing and staff development needs and forecasting technology trends, to addressing evolving, complex data privacy and security concerns.  Your job is to keep your business model relevant and profitable in an increasingly competitive and consolidated industry.  This session will provide a forum for directors to share and learn from each other in a “safe” environment.  The session is for law firm professionals at the director level only.


  • Gather, share, and identify growth opportunities for your department within your firm.
  • Learn what’s worked for others in gathering metrics and presenting those to firm management.
  • Compare and strategize how to overcome challenges and pain points unique to this role.

Speakers include: Joy Holley, Director of Practice Support Bryan Cave, LLP; Chris Haley, Director of Legal Technology Troutman Sanders LLP; Brian Jenson, Director, Litigation Support & E-Discovery Services Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

Information Governance Roundtable: Come and enjoy a rich and detailed discussion among law firm information governance professionals. They will dive deep into current issues and future risks and issues of note.

Speakers include: Tamara Tureson, Compliance and Records Manager Faegre Baker Daniels LLP; Joshua Johns, Manager of CTS Platform, Process and Information Governance Faegre Baker Daniels LLP; Brian McCauley, Director of Information Governance Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; Brianne Aul, Firmwide Senior Records and Information Governance Manager Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, L.L.P.; Jill Sterbakov, Information Governance Compliance Attorney Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, L.L.P.

So, what do you think?  Are you planning to attend ILTACON this year?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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