10 Years Forward and Back – Automation in eDiscovery
About The Webinar
This unique E-Discovery Day webinar highlighted the progress of eDiscovery technologies during the last decade and looked forward through the lens of innovation into the next ten years of data discovery. This information-packed session included some of the world’s foremost authorities on eDiscovery who shared their thoughts, considerations, and recommended best practices for the use of Technology-Assisted Review. (December 1, 2016)
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Mary Mack (Moderator) – Executive Director, ACEDS
E-discovery pioneer Mary Mack leads the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS) leads the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS) as the executive director. Mary provides ACEDS and its membership more than a decade of strong credibility and sound leadership within the e-discovery community.
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 1000 corporations and major law firms. Mary is a member of the Illinois State Bar. She received her bachelor’s degree from Le Moyne College and her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law.
George Socha – Managing Director, BDO Consulting
Co-founder of EDRM, George Socha is a Managing Director in BDO Consulting’s Forensic Technology Services practice. Named an “E-Discovery Trailblazer” by The American Lawyer, he assists corporate, law firm, and government clients with all facets of electronic discovery, including information governance, domestically and globally. Prior to joining BDO, George spent 16 years as a litigation attorney in private practice before starting his own consulting firm focused on e-discovery issues in 2003. He received his law degree from Cornell Law School and his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Doug Austin – Vice President of Professional Services, CloudNine
Doug Austin is the Vice President of Professional Services for CloudNine. At CloudNine, Doug manages professional services consulting projects for CloudNine clients. Overall, Doug has over 25 years of experience providing legal technology consulting, technical project management and software development services to numerous commercial and government clients. Doug has managed projects in all phases of the EDRM eDiscovery life cycle. Doug is also the editor of the CloudNine sponsored e-Discovery Daily blog, which has become a trusted resource for e-Discovery news and analysis and is an EDRM Education partner. Since its inception in 2010, e-Discovery Daily has published over 1,350-lifetime posts regarding e-Discovery case law, trends and best practices, which has included case law for over 300 unique cases.
David Horrigan – E-Discovery Counsel and Legal Content Director, kCura
David Horrigan is kCura’s e-discovery counsel and legal content director. An attorney, law school guest lecturer, e-discovery industry analyst, and award-winning journalist, David has served as counsel at the Entertainment Software Association, reporter and assistant editor at The National Law Journal, and analyst and counsel at 451 Research. He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Legaltech News and the Data Law Board of Advisors at the Yeshiva University Cardozo Law School. David holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida, and he studied international law at Universiteit Leiden in the Netherlands. He is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia.
Bill Dimm – CEO, Hot Neuron
Bill Dimm is the founder and CEO of Hot Neuron LLC. He developed the algorithms for predictive coding, conceptual clustering, and near-dupe detection used in the company’s Clustify software. He is currently writing a book that is tentatively titled Predictive Coding: Theory & Practice. He has over two decades of experience in the development and application of sophisticated mathematical models to solve real-world problems in the fields of theoretical physics, mathematical finance, information retrieval, and e-discovery. He has a Ph.D. in theoretical elementary particle physics from Cornell University.
Bill Speros – Evidence Consulting Attorney, Speros & Associates, LLC
Bill Speros helps in-house counsel and their law firms employ effectively technologies and techniques to meet discovery-related obligations, increasingly serving as a “whispering” expert at meet-and-confer meetings and at evidence-related hearings. Bill has served as an independent attorney-consultant since 1989 with this exception: for 4,000 hours Bill served as interim Director of Litigation Support and E-Discovery for the trustee administering bankruptcy proceedings in the largest Ponzi scheme in history, Bernie L. Madoff Investment Securities.
Webinar Presentation Resources
- The Sedona Conference Commentary on Defense of Process Public Comment Version September 2016, September 2016
- David Horrigan, Judge Peck, TAR, and Cooperation in Hyles v. New York City, The Relativity Blog, August 2, 2016.
- TREC 2016 Total Recall Track, Programming Languages Group, University of Waterloo, May 2016
- David Horrigan, Case Law Update: The UK Joins the US and Ireland in Approving TAR, The Relativity Blog, February 17, 2016.
- TAR 3.0 Performance, Clustify Blog, January 28, 2016
- Welcome to 2016! The Age of eDiscovery Automation is Upon Us!: eDiscovery Trends, eDiscovery Daily, January 4, 2016
- Reconsidering Dr. Cormack’s “Considered Response”, Bill Speros, August 17, 2016
- Considering Fourth Generation eDiscovery Technology Offerings: Two Approaches, Part One and Part Two, Complex Discovery, January 8, 2016
- eRecall: No Free Lunch, Clustify Blog, September 8, 2014
- Is Automation What’s Next (and What’s Necessary) for E-discovery?, Legaltech News, March 23, 2016
- David Horrigan, Tech is Litigants’ Boon, Not Profession’s Doom: Assisted Review is Merely One Way for Attorneys to Find their Way Through Mountains of Evidence, The National Law Journal, Sept. 1, 2014.
- Not Only is the Age of eDiscovery Automation Upon Us, But So is the Age of Cloud-Based eDiscovery: eDiscovery Trends, eDiscovery Daily, January 8, 2016
- Predictive Coding Performance and the Silly F1 Score, Clustify Blog, May 2013
- Combination of Technology and Humans Work Best in E-Discovery Review, Study Finds, Daily Business Review, November 1, 2016
- Despite Early Success, Technology Assisted Review’s General Acceptance Is Limited by Its Lack of Definition and, Therefore, Its Lack of Justification, Bill Speros, Accepted by and presented at Arizona State University – Arkfeld E-Discovery and E-Evidence Conference, March, 2016.
- eDiscovery Vendor Viability: Comparisons Beyond Technology and Talent, Complex Discovery, May 13, 2015
- Predictive Coding’s Erroneous Zones Are Emerging Junk Science, Bill Speros, April 28, 2013
- E-discovery: Effects of automated technologies on electronic document preservation and review obligations, Inside Counsel, December 18, 2012
- David Horrigan, Assisted Review Technologies: E-Discovery’s ‘Brave New World’ of Predictive Coding and TAR, 451 Research Report, July 13, 2012.
- TREC Legal Track, Text Retrieval Conference (TREC), 2012
- Experts on Computer-Assisted Review: Why Federal Rule of Evidence 702 Should Apply to Their Use, Washburn Law Journal, Vol. 52 (2012-2013).
- “Defensible” By What Standard?”, Hon. Craig B. Shaffer, The Sedona Conference (2012).
- Plaintiff Must Cooperate on Search Terms, Says Court: eDiscovery Case Law, eDiscovery Daily, October 27, 2016
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