Document Management & E-Discovery Forum

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

About

In the typical corporation, over 95% of all new information is created electronically. Last year, over 16 billion business emails were sent every day. This year, the number will be even higher. Add to this the fact that the number of devices capable of sending and receiving electronic data is likely only going to increase in the coming years, and the picture is clear: every company, regardless of size, needs to ensure that its document management policies and procedures are up to the unique challenges that e-discovery presents. Failure to prepare now will lead to costly legal and procedural consequences later.

Despite an escalation in litigation and the rapid increase in the flow of information, the seemingly overwhelming amounts of data and the skyrocketing costs associated with them can be effectively managed and brought under control. This publication from the American Conference Institute’s 6th Annual Advanced Forum on Document Management & E-Discovery has been developed to help you do exactly that. We have brought together document management and electronic discovery experts as well as federal judges and leading private practice attorneys, to provide you with effective strategies and expert advice for:

  • Implementing a document management system tailored to your specific needs
  • Protecting your company from becoming the next Qualcomm
  • Improving the communication and interconnectedness of in-house legal teams, IT departments, outside counsel, and vendors
  • Maximizing economic gains and minimizing security and compliance risks when outsourcing
  • Ensuring the admissibility of electronic evidence

Contents & Contributors

About

In the typical corporation, over 95% of all new information is created electronically. Last year, over 16 billion business emails were sent every day. This year, the number will be even higher. Add to this the fact that the number of devices capable of sending and receiving electronic data is likely only going to increase in the coming years, and the picture is clear: every company, regardless of size, needs to ensure that its document management policies and procedures are up to the unique challenges that e-discovery presents. Failure to prepare now will lead to costly legal and procedural consequences later.

Despite an escalation in litigation and the rapid increase in the flow of information, the seemingly overwhelming amounts of data and the skyrocketing costs associated with them can be effectively managed and brought under control. This publication from the American Conference Institute’s 6th Annual Advanced Forum on Document Management & E-Discovery has been developed to help you do exactly that. We have brought together document management and electronic discovery experts as well as federal judges and leading private practice attorneys, to provide you with effective strategies and expert advice for:

  • Implementing a document management system tailored to your specific needs
  • Protecting your company from becoming the next Qualcomm
  • Improving the communication and interconnectedness of in-house legal teams, IT departments, outside counsel, and vendors
  • Maximizing economic gains and minimizing security and compliance risks when outsourcing
  • Ensuring the admissibility of electronic evidence

Contents & Contributors

E-DISCOVERY TEAMS: THE EMERGING GOLD STANDART
Ralph Losey, Shareholder, Akerman Senterfitt (Orlando, FL)

E-DISCOVERY CASE STUDIES: PRACTICAL ADVICE FOR IMPLEMENTING A SYSTEM TAILORED TO YOUR COMPANY’S SPECIFIC NEEDS
Janet Heins, Merck & Co., Inc. (West Point, PA)
Glenn Padgett, International Speedway Corporation, (Daytona Beach, FL)
Jennifer Tomaino, Verizon Communications, Inc. (Arlington, VA)
Donna Vitalie, AOL LLC (Dulles, VA)
Scott Rickman, Del Monte Foods (San Francisco, CA)

LEGAL PROCESS OUTSOURCING: WHEN, WHERE, AND WHAT TO OUTSOURCE TO INCREASE EFFICIENCY AND REDUCE COSTS
Scott Rickman, Del Monte Foods (San Francisco, CA)

OUTSIDE COUNSEL PERSPECTIVE ON LEGAL OFFSHORING
Scott Cole, McKool Smith (Austin, TX)

HOW AN OUTSOURCING CURRICULUM CAN BE SUCCESSFUL
Diane Barrasso, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP

DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT: ACHIEVING CROSS-BORDER INTEGRATION OF YOUR COMPANY’S PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES
Richard Gomes, Citigroup (New York, NY)
Fred Pulzello, Morgan Stanley (New York, NY)
Michael Bogdonoff, Dechert LLP (Philadelphia, PA)
Amor Esteban, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP (San Francisco, CA)

USING EMERGING TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE YOUR DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT CAPABILITIES
Jay Brudz, General Electric Company (Fairfield, CT)
Edward Efkeman, Federal Express Corporation

OVERCOMING CONFLICTS BETWEEN EU PRIVACY LAWS AND U.S. DISCOVERY REQUIREMENTS
Georges de La Loyère, Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) (Paris, France)

OVERCOMING CONFLICTS BETWEEN EU PRIVACY LAWS AND U.S . DISCOVERY REQUIREMENTS
Edward McNicholas, Sidley Austin LLP (Washington, DC)



DOCUMENT TYPES: PPTX PPT DOC PRESENTATIONS AVAILABLE: 9

8:00
Registration Opens and Continental Breakfast
9:00
Opening Remarks from Conference Co-Chairs
Mr. Julian Swearengin
Director‚ Office of the General Counsel
Merrill Lynch
Mr. Scott T. Rickman
Associate General Counsel
Del Monte Foods
9:15
Insourcing: The "How-To"‚ Costs‚ and Benefits of Creating an In-House E-Discovery Team
Mr. Warren Solow
VP‚ Information & Knowledge Management‚ Law Dept.
Viacom‚ Inc.
Mr. Julian Swearengin
Director‚ Office of the General Counsel
Merrill Lynch
10:45
Networking Coffee Break
11:00
E-Discovery Case Studies: Practical Advice for Implementing a System Tailored to Your Company's Specific Needs
Ms. Janet Heins
Director of E-Discovery and Records Management
Merck & Co. Inc.
Mr. Glenn Padgett
Vice President‚ Chief Counsel - Operations
International Speedway Corporation
Ms. Jennifer E. Tomaino
Litigation and E-Discovery Specialist
Verizon Communications‚ Inc.
Ms. Donna Vitalie
Corporate Records Manager
AOL LLC
Mr. Scott T. Rickman
Associate General Counsel
Del Monte Foods
1 file
Heins.Padgett.Tomaino.Vitalie.Rickman.revised
1.6 MB 24 pages Presentation
PPTX - Heins.Padgett.Tomaino.Vitalie.Rickman.revised
12:15
Networking Luncheon
13:30
Legal Process Outsourcing: When‚ Where‚ and What to Outsource to Increase Efficiency and Reduce Costs
Mr. Scott T. Rickman
Associate General Counsel
Del Monte Foods
1 file
Rickman.S.1a
925 KB 11 pages Presentation
PPT - Rickman.S.1a
Ms. Diane Barrasso
Principal‚ Forensic & Dispute Services
Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP
1 file
Barrasso.D.1a
268.5 KB 15 pages Presentation
PPT - Barrasso.D.1a
Mr. Scott Cole
Principal
McKool Smith
1 file
Cole.S.1a
166 KB 7 pages Presentation
PPT - Cole.S.1a
14:45
Afternoon Refreshment Break
15:00
Document Management in a Global Context: Achieving Cross-Border Integration of Your Company's Processes and Procedures
Mr. Richard R. Gomes
SVP Corporate IT Risk Management Policy‚ Worldwide Records Managment Program
Citigroup Global Markets
Mr. Fred Pulzello
Executive Director
Morgan Stanley
Mr. Michael Bogdonoff
Partner
Dechert LLP
Mr. Amor Esteban
Partner
Shook‚ Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
1 file
Esteban.Gomes.Pulzello.Bogdonoff.1a
352.5 KB 14 pages Presentation
PPT - Esteban.Gomes.Pulzello.Bogdonoff.1a
16:00
Using Emerging Technology to Improve Your Document Management Capabilities
Mr. Jay Brudz
Senior Counsel - Legal Technology
General Electric Company
Mr. Edward J. Efkeman
Senior Counsel - Litigation
Federal Express Corporation
1 file
Brudz.Efkeman
153 KB 2 pages Presentation
PPT - Brudz.Efkeman
17:00
Cocktail Reception Hosted by Dechert
8:30
Continental Breakfast
9:00
Co-Chairs' Recap and Remarks
Mr. Julian Swearengin
Director‚ Office of the General Counsel
Merrill Lynch
Mr. Scott T. Rickman
Associate General Counsel
Del Monte Foods
9:15
Privilege‚ Communication‚ and Accountability: What Has Changed Since Qualcomm?
Hon. Hon. Andrew J. Peck
US Magistrate Judge
Southern District of New York
Mr. Julian Swearengin
Director‚ Office of the General Counsel
Merrill Lynch
Mr. Benjamin Barnett
Partner
Dechert LLP
Ms. Rosemary Lumpkins
Senior Attorney
Microsoft
1 file
Peck.Swearengin.Barnett.Lumpkins
913 KB 18 pages Presentation
PPT - Peck.Swearengin.Barnett.Lumpkins
10:45
Networking Coffee Break
11:00
Overcoming Conflicts Between EU Privacy Laws and U.S. Discovery Requirements
The Honorable Robert B. Collings
U.S. Magistrate Judge
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Mr. Georges de La Loyère
Commissioner in charge of European and International Affairs
Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL)
Mr. Christopher O'Neill
Associate General Counsel - Corporate Litigation
IBM Corporation
Mr. Edward R. McNicholas
Partner
Sidley Austin LLP
Ms. Kelli Brooks
Principal‚ Forensic Technology Services
KPMG LLP
1 file
Collings.Loyere.ONeill.McNicholas.Brooks
20.5 KB 1 page Presentation
DOC - Collings.Loyere.ONeill.McNicholas.Brooks
12:30
Networking Luncheon
13:45
Overcoming Admissibility Hurdles Unique to Electronic Records
Hon. Hon. Andrew J. Peck
US Magistrate Judge
Southern District of New York
Mr. Mark Yacano
Shareholder
LeClairRyan
Mr. David J. Walton
Member
Cozen O'Connor
1 file
Peck.Walton.Yacano.Belt
187 KB 38 pages Presentation
PPT - Peck.Walton.Yacano.Belt
14:45
Afternoon Refreshment Break
15:00
E-Discovery Ethical Considerations for In-House and Outside Counsel
Mr. William P. Barnette
Counsel‚ Commercial Litigation
Home Depot U.S.A.‚ Inc.
Ms. Kara Tertzag Lividini
Attorney‚ Office of the General Counsel
Ford Motor Company
Mr. Dan Edelman
Shareholder
Heller Ehrman LLP
16:00
Conference Concludes