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Big, Bigger, Biggest – Best Practices for Big Projects

  • September 21, 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • 150 S 5th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402 ***3rd Floor Conference Area***


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Big, Bigger, Biggest – Best Practices for Big Projects

Everyone has dealt with at least one big, fast-moving project. Even in the best situations deadlines for production can be tight, or an unexpected tranche of documents from out of left field could appear.

 If this seems familiar – you aren’t the only one!

Join us for a discussion on how to prepare for the big, bigger, and biggest projects. Panelists from corporations, firms, and vendors will provide information on topics ranging from collection through production to assist with strategies and best practices to let you hit the ground running when the next big project starts.

Moderator - Brandon Rimnac – Director, Consulting TransPerfect

  • Mr. Rimnac has over 15 years’ experience in the Legal Technologies industry and has consulted law firms, corporations, and government agencies through extraordinarily complex cases. He has traveled internationally and appeared at industry tradeshows as a subject matter expert, and he regularly provides guidance for case teams on topics including forensic collection workflows, defensible artificial intelligence use, and production best practices.
  • Brandon has been a contributing member to award-winning Product Development teams and has worked to implement advanced analytics, predictive coding, and quality of life improvements for his clients. He has also created documentation, marketing and training videos, and websites for many of today’s leading eDiscovery applications.
  • Born in Minnesota, when he isn’t working with his clients, Brandon enjoys traveling to warmer climates with his wife, daughter (8), and son (4).
Speakers –

    Mike Dirksen – Manager, Client Advisory Technology Services – Bowman and Brooke LLP

    • Mike Dirksen joined Bowman and Brooke in June 2022 as manager of its Client Advisory Technology Services (CATS) team. Mike brings years of in-depth practical eDiscovery experience to the CATS team. In his role, he consults with legal teams and clients regarding defensible discovery approaches and implementation of strategies that maximize efficiencies across the discovery lifecycle. He manages the day-to-day operation of the CATS team, facilitating rapid resolution to complicated discovery-related issues. He is a certified RelativityOne Review Pro.  
    •  Prior to joining Bowman and Brooke, Mike spent 10 years as the eDiscovery attorney at a law firm in Minneapolis. Mike also spent seven years at 3M contributing to discovery efforts in science-focused mass tort matters.
    •  Before attending law school, Mike worked at 3M in its bioanalytical technology division, where his laboratory research led to the development of biocompatible materials and robust genetic sequencing methods in support of the Human Genome Project. As a result of his research, Mike is listed as an inventor on U.S. Patent No. 6,617,136.

    Steve Gage – Global Head of eDiscovery – Accenture

    • Steve Gage, is the Director of Electronic Discovery at Accenture.  He has over 15 years of experience in the legal technology industry.  In his role, he acts as the primary liaison between Legal and IT with global responsibility for managing the Company’s data preservation and discovery processes for Accenture and its nearly 550,000 employees in more than 50 countries. 
    • Steve graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato.  He lives in Rochester, Minnesota with his wife, Deanna, and their two children, Colton and Cayley.  In his spare time, he coaches whatever sport is in season for his son and spends as much time as possible boating.    

    Dayna Munsch – Director, eDiscovery – DaVita

    • Enterprise Subject Matter expert on all stages of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), providing strategic advice and counsel to business line(s), in-house litigation and government investigation attorneys and outside counsel on discovery issues related to the most significant and complex litigation matters, government and regulatory requests and investigations across all business lines. Direct IT and Information Security on the preservation and collection of Electronically Stored Information (ESI). Manage our eDiscovery project managers as well as our legal hold specialist.
    • Oversee eDiscovery vendors regarding processing, searching, and reviewing ESI. Provide case teams with strategy on the use of analytics for document review. Review and approve ESI protocols and Review protocols.

    Matt Samet – Senior Project Manager – TransPerfect

    • Matt began his legal career in New York in 2004, transitioning to a focus on e-discovery in 2007, while working as part of the Discovery Attorney Team at Willkie Farr and Gallagher.  Upon moving to Minnesota in 2012, Matt began his legal technologies and services project manager career, where his ability to foster relationships with highly sophisticated clients and oversee projects at the program level led to his promotion to Portfolio Manager where he regularly set up account level SOPs and Best Practice Playbooks.  Matt came to Transperfect Legal Solutions (TLS) in January 2022, with the perspective of someone who has worked on both the law firm and vendor side of the e-discovery industry - he can frame ideas and concepts in a way that is digestible by all audiences.

     Lunch Sponsored By: TransPerfect Legal Solutions

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