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    • August 20, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Online

    AUGUST MALSP Meeting - When To Bring eDiscovery In House vs Outsource


    As data continues its march to the Cloud, it’s easier than ever to streamline your ediscovery process by moving certain functions in house, ultimately reducing costs and minimizing risk. Evaluating and implementing the right ediscovery tool for your team can be burdensome, especially if you don’t know where to begin. In this session, led by industry experts and veteran ediscovery technology adopters, gain an understanding of ediscovery self-service features, tactics for overcoming objections to adoption, and a clear path to in house implementation.


      Alison Shier, Client Solutions Director, Client Onboarding & Architecture, Lighthouse

      Alison began her career in eDiscovery at Arnold & Porter LLPs antitrust group over 10 years ago. Alison served as a core member of the A&P eDiscovery team managing second requests. From there, she started working as a Project Manager for an eDiscovery company, and quickly moved up the ranks to become one of ten National Account Directors. During this experience, Alison worked with one of the largest global financial institutions to build out their eDiscovery program over a 3 period.

      During her 4 years at Lighthouse, Alison has partnered with some of the largest global corporations to create solutions for successfully managing their high stakes litigations and investigations. She also partners with our clients to develop and implement their in-house discovery technologies and playbooks, rollout technical training programs, manage reporting around costs and review, and ensure that client’s quality and service requirements are met consistently.

      Alison graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in organizational management and consulting.


      Joel Bothof, Principal eDiscovery Specialist, Medtronic

      Joel is an industry professional with experience in many roles in corporate legal departments and service providers. The Medtronic eDiscovery team is part of legal operations, primarily serving the inside counsel in our litigation and investigations groups. Joel helps to coordinate and manage the following:

      · Serve as liaison between inside counsel outside counsel and preferred providers

      · Overall discovery strategy, including best practices and standardized process

      · Legal Holds

      · Collections; in conjunction with our IT security team and forensic lab

      · Guidance on processes and technology available for review

      · Oversight of preferred providers for processing, hosting, review, and production

      May Lee, eDiscovery Program Manager, Xcel Energy

      May has worked in the legal industry for over 15 years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies, Paralegal Certificate and a Master’s Degree in Technology Management. She has experiences in both law firms and corporate law departments with day-to-day operations of eDiscovery and technology, development and execution of procedures and workflows, and providing ongoing training to legal teams.

      Daniel Semelhack, E-Discovery Technology Project Manager, Fox Rothschild, LLP

      With 15 years of experience in eDiscovery, information management and general litigation support, Daniel is a Project Manager at Fox Rothschild. He has worked on both the law firm and the vendor side of things and has managed projects for a variety of private and public sector clients. He has also led the litigation support work for multiple mass tort and multidistrict litigation matters.

      Daniel is skilled in all phases of electronic discovery and specializes in ESI collection, information management, data processing, litigation holds, analytics, managed review, production and presentation. He is a Relativity Certified Administrator (RCA), RelativityOne Certified Pro (ROCP), a member of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), and of course, the Minnesota Association of Litigation Professionals (MALSP).


      ONLINE! Meeting link will be sent to all registered attendees prior to the meeting start time

      DATE & TIME:
      8/20/20 @ 12pm


      Register your attendance* on our website today!

      *The guest fee for non-members is $15. MALSP accepts PayPal here: https://sites.google.com/site/mnalsp/membership

      *All membership and guest fees apply starting at the March meeting. Become a member here:  https://mnalsp.org/membership

    Past events

    July 16, 2020 July 2020 MALSP Meeting - The State of eDiscovery, Post COVID-19: Predictions
    June 18, 2020 June 2020 MALSP Meeting - Web-based communication apps and how they impact the eDiscovery Landscape: a Discussion
    May 21, 2020 May 2020 MALSP Meeting - Building an Effective and Impactful eDiscovery Program in 2020
    April 16, 2020 April 2020 MALSP Meeting - COVID-19: Using O365 Tools to Securely Aid in Your Remote Work and Review
    March 19, 2020 CANCELED March 2020 MALSP Meeting - eDiscovery Automation Revolution
    February 20, 2020 February 2020 MALSP Meeting - Outcomes and Observations in Recent eDiscovery and Privacy Law
    December 19, 2019 2019 MALSP Holiday Party
    November 21, 2019 November 2019 MALSP Meeting - CCPA and GDPR
    October 17, 2019 October 2019 MALSP Meeting - "AJA" Ask a Judge Anything
    September 19, 2019 September 2019 MALSP Meeting - eDiscovery Share Forum
    August 15, 2019 August 2019 MALSP Meeting - Understanding eDiscovery in the Cloud
    July 31, 2019 2nd Annual Super Summer eDiscovery Party
    July 18, 2019 July 2019 MALSP Meeting - Anti-Forensics
    June 20, 2019 June 2019 MALSP Meeting - Advanced Strategies for the Implementation of Analytics
    May 16, 2019 May 2019 MALSP Meeting - Introduction to Blockchain and its Application to Law and Litigation
    April 18, 2019 April 2019 MALSP Meeting - Office365: eDiscovery, Compliance and Retention
    March 21, 2019 March 2019 MALSP Meeting - Assessing the Impact of a Data Breach
    February 21, 2019 February 2019 MALSP Meeting - Leveraging ALSP Resources
    December 13, 2018 MALSP Holiday Party!
    November 15, 2018 November 2018 MALSP Meeting - Text Analytics Tools
    October 18, 2018 October 2018 MALSP Meeting - Trial Presentation for All Generations
    September 20, 2018 September 2018 MALSP Meeting - Project Management for Litigation Support Professionals
    August 16, 2018 August 2018 MALSP Meeting - Using AI and Analytics for Litigation, Investigations and Information Governance
    July 19, 2018 July 2018 MALSP Meeting - GDPR
    July 17, 2018 WiE, MALSP, ACEDS Super Summer Party!
    June 21, 2018 June 2018 MALSP Meeting - Office365
    May 17, 2018 May 2018 MALSP Meeting - Employment Trends Within the Ediscovery Field
    April 19, 2018 April 2018 MALSP Meeting - Continuous Active Learning and Assisted Review
    March 15, 2018 March 2018 MALSP Meeting - Mobile discovery is here to stay. Is your team prepared?
    February 15, 2018 February 2018 MALSP Meeting - Trends and Outcomes in Recent eDiscovery Law

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