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
ONLINE PRESENCE SPONSORED BY: Lighthouse
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