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Socha’s Weekly Trend Report – August 3, 2020

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Notes on recent trends in e-discovery, data privacy, and the use of technology to enhance the practice of law

Announcements

CATEGORIESDATEENTRIES
Announcements, Enhancing Practice07/31/2020Mitratech, a provider of legal and compliance software, announced the acquisition of Tracker Corp, a provider of SaaS I-9, E-Verify, and immigration management solutions.
Announcements, E-Discovery07/30/2020Epiq announced it won the FY20 Top Microsoft 365 Compliance Partner for this year’s Microsoft US Modern Work and Security Partner Awards.
Announcements, Enhancing Practice07/29/2020Ropes & Gray announced the launch of a new consulting service, R&G Insights Lab, focused on analytics and behavioral science.
Announcements, E-Discovery07/27/2020BDO announced the launch of Athenagy, its proprietary business intelligence platform for legal professionals.
Announcements, E-Discovery07/23/2020Andrew Haslam and Legal IT Insider announced publication of eDisclosure Systems – Buyers Guide, 2020 Edition, which covers 111 suppliers and 75 products.

E-discovery

CATEGORIESDATEENTRIES
E-Discovery07/30/2020Registration for Relativity Fest 2020 has opened – this year all virtual and all free from September 21-23.
E-Discovery, Privacy07/30/2020In his 100th post for Relativity, David Horrigan highlighted memorable moment from his posts over the past five years, covering advice on social media, women and the law, the judges, and data privacy and protection.
Announcements, E-Discovery07/30/2020Epiq announced it won the FY20 Top Microsoft 365 Compliance Partner for this year’s Microsoft US Modern Work and Security Partner Awards.
E-Discovery07/30/2020Although clearly crafted to motivate readers to send work to Disco, Cat Casey’s post on e-discovery pricing “misconceptions” sets forth a useful set of issues to consider when trying to establish what to pay (or be paid) for e-discovery work.
E-Discovery07/29/2020Valora Technologies added 10 new case studies to its list of ways auto classification can be used to address information governance, records management, legal, e-discovery, and regulatory challenges.
E-Discovery07/29/2020Addressing remote document review, Epiq enumerated five hurdles and three benefits and gave an overview of the results of a proprietary survey where clients and reviewers said remote document review met or exceeded their expectations and were open to using remote document review as a permanent solution.
E-Discovery07/29/2020Privilege logs are all about the description, wrote Kelly Twigger of eDiscovery Assistant. Noting that in the first 7 months of 2020 there already have been at least 88 decisions where parties disagreed over the whether documents on privilege logs should be there or were adequately represented or sought in camera review, Kelly examined a recent case where the judge denied an in camera review request.
E-Discovery07/29/2020New Jersey Rule of Evidence (N.J.R.E.) 530 (Waiver of Privilege by Contract or Previous Disclosure) has been amended effective July 1, 2020 to provide a “safe harbor” to clients and attorneys who inadvertently disclose information protected by the attorney-client privilege or work-product doctrine, reported Brett M. Anders and Michael J. Nesse of Jackson Lewis in a National Law Review article.
E-Discovery, Privacy07/28/2020Doug Austin of eDiscovery Today highlighted BONG!, a daily email blast from Jonathan Maas of The Maas Consulting Group that ranges across e-discovery (called e-disclosure in the UK), data privacy, and a variety of other topics.
Announcements, E-Discovery07/27/2020BDO announced the launch of Athenagy, its proprietary business intelligence platform for legal professionals.
E-Discovery07/27/2020In a Legaltech news article, Mike Horoho and Anthony Kelly of FTI Consulting discussed how to use exploratory data analysis to perform more effective data analytics.
E-Discovery, Enhancing Practice07/27/2020Doug Austin of eDiscovery Today pointed out that ABA Resolution 112, adopted in August 2019, urges courts and lawyers to address artificial intelligence: “RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges courts and lawyers to address the emerging ethical and legal issues related to the usage of artificial Intelligence (‘AI’) in the practice of law including: (1) bias, explainability, and transparency of automated decisions made by AI; (2) ethical and beneficial usage of AI; and (3) controls and oversight of AI and the vendors that provide AI.” Doug also discussed the slow adoption rates of AI for e-discovery.
Announcements, E-Discovery07/23/2020Andrew Haslam and Legal IT Insider announced publication of eDisclosure Systems – Buyers Guide, 2020 Edition, which covers 111 suppliers and 75 products.

Enhancing practice

CATEGORIESDATEENTRIES
Enhancing Practice08/02/2020Analyzing the results of Altman Weil’s Law Firms in Transition 2020 flash survey, which reports on large law firm trends, in the first of two posts Ron Friedmann concluded that firms see a new for change but acting on the recognition remains a big challenge but also noted that firms appear to change only as fast as clients actually want (versus what they say they want).
Enhancing Practice08/01/2020Not all litigation analytics products deliver accurate and comprehensive results on a variety of litigation-related matters, according to a recent study conducted by law librarians, wrote Sean La Roque-Doherty in the ABA Journal.
Enhancing Practice07/31/2020View Bob Ambrogi’s video interview of Kristen Sonday, cofounder and COO of Paladin, a platform that helps legal teams run more efficient pro bono platforms while increasing access to justice.
Announcements, Enhancing Practice07/31/2020Mitratech, a provider of legal and compliance software, announced the acquisition of Tracker Corp, a provider of SaaS I-9, E-Verify, and immigration management solutions.
Enhancing Practice07/30/2020A new language model called GPT-3 from OpenAI holds not just promise but risks, reported Richard Tromans of Artificial Lawyer. The promise: Helping with applications that automatically read and produce text. The challenges: Privacy, computing costs, bias, and probably lack of sophistication.
Enhancing Practice07/30/2020Every Friday at 3 pm ET, the Legaltech Week Friday roundtable of legaltech journalists convenes to hash out what they consider to be the week’s top stories and trends in legal technology and innovation, noted Bob Ambrogi of LawSites. You can register to attend as well as get past episodes as a podcast or on YouTube.
Enhancing Practice07/30/2020In a Legaltech news article, James Drimmer of U.S. Legal Support discussed remote depositions pros, cons, and lessons learned.
Announcements, Enhancing Practice07/29/2020Ropes & Gray announced the launch of a new consulting service, R&G Insights Lab, focused on analytics and behavioral science.
Enhancing Practice07/29/2020OpenAI recently unveiled GPT-3, a a new type of pretrained language model capable of generating natural language text and computer code with the most minimal of inputs, reported Richard Tromans of Artificial Lawyer, who added his take on GPT-3 and more generally the trend toward using language models to accomplish legal tasks.
Enhancing Practice07/28/2020According to a study conducted by Casetext, its Compose brief drafting tool delivered major time savings, reported Richard Tromans of Artificial Lawyer, cutting the average time to draft a motion to dismiss from 6 hours and 55 minutes to 1 hour and 41 minutes. Richard cautioned that the study was conducted by Casetext on its own tool, but concluded that the general point is well made: the software helps lawyers do the same job faster.
Enhancing Practice07/28/2020Law firms, once famously hesitant to adopt technology, have been forced by COVID-19 to transform themselves overnight and many may not be go back to old ways, reported Jason Brennan of Luminance in a Legaltech new article.
Enhancing Practice07/28/2020Rob Robinson of Complex Discovery offered an overview of Gartner’s recently published Hype Cycle for Legal and Compliance Technologies, 2020 research.
E-Discovery, Enhancing Practice07/27/2020Doug Austin of eDiscovery Today pointed out that ABA Resolution 112, adopted in August 2019, urges courts and lawyers to address artificial intelligence: “RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges courts and lawyers to address the emerging ethical and legal issues related to the usage of artificial Intelligence (‘AI’) in the practice of law including: (1) bias, explainability, and transparency of automated decisions made by AI; (2) ethical and beneficial usage of AI; and (3) controls and oversight of AI and the vendors that provide AI.” Doug also discussed the slow adoption rates of AI for e-discovery.
Enhancing Practice07/27/2020Victoria Hudgins and Phillip Bantz of Corporate Counsel discussed common criteria corporate legal departments and law firms consider with selecting alternative legal service providers (ALSPs), in particular ability to meet client quality expectations, price, technology, and scalability.
Enhancing Practice07/27/2020Ron Friedmann of Prism Legal offered his observations of and implications for the legal tech market, starting with a discussion about two early stage legal technology software companies. His bottom line: Software development remains risky for lawyers turned legal tech entrepreneurs, although easier and less expensive in the past; fortunately for those entrepreneurs, law firms have become more receptive to new software solutions; but eventual commercial success remains hard to predict.
Enhancing Practice, Privacy07/27/2020Clifford Chance Applied Solutions introduced Cross-Border Publisher: Data Protection, a subscription-based expert system that handles GDPR and local data privacy questions across 17 jurisdictions, reported Richard Tromans of Artificial Lawyer.
Enhancing Practice07/20/2020OpenAI’s language generator GPT-3 looks shockingly good, reported Will Douglas Heaven of MIT Technology Review, who described it as the largest and most powerful language model ever created.

Privacy

CATEGORIESDATEENTRIES
Privacy07/31/2020The U.S. Department of Commerce has issued two new sets of FAQs in light of Schrems II, reported Hunton Andrews Kurth, FAQs – EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Program Update and FAQs – Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield.
E-Discovery, Privacy07/30/2020In his 100th post for Relativity, David Horrigan highlighted memorable moment from his posts over the past five years, covering advice on social media, women and the law, the judges, and data privacy and protection.
Privacy07/30/2020Norway’s data processing authority, Datatilsynet, issued FAQs on Schrems II, reported Odia Kagan of Fox Rothschild.
Privacy07/30/2020The Bailiwick of Guernsey’s Office of Data Protection Authority stated its position on Schrems II, reported Odia Kagan of Fox Rothschild.
Privacy07/29/2020Germany’s data protection authority, Datenschutzkonferenz (DSK), issued its guidance on Schrems II, reported Odia Kagan of Rox Rothschild. Most notably, transfer of personal data to the US based on Privacy Shield is not permitted and must be discontinued immediately, and standard contractual clauses may continue to be used with potentially with limitations.
Cybersecurity, Privacy07/29/2020Chief legal officers, general counsel, and legal departments as a whole are getting much more involved in how companies address data privacy and cybersecurity, according to the Association of Corporate Counsel’s 2020 State of Cybersecurity Reportwrote Dan Clark of Corporate Counsel.
E-Discovery, Privacy07/28/2020Doug Austin of eDiscovery Today highlighted BONG!, a daily email blast from Jonathan Maas of The Maas Consulting Group that ranges across e-discovery (called e-disclosure in the UK), data privacy, and a variety of other topics.
Privacy07/28/2020The UK’s Information Commissioner Office’s issued a revised statement on the Schrems II decision, reported Odia Kagan of Fox Rothschild. In the statement the ICO noted that with the CJEU’s judgement, “[i]nternational data transfers, that are so vital for the global economy, suddenly became open to question” and cautioned that “this judgment has wider implications than just the invalidation of the EU-US Privacy Shield.”
Privacy07/28/2020The New York State Senate approved a measure, S.8450C/A.10500C, that would protect the privacy of contact tracing data, keeping that information confidential and ensuring it be used only for tracing efforts, reported Odia Kagan of Fox Rothschild.
Enhancing Practice, Privacy07/27/2020Clifford Chance Applied Solutions introduced Cross-Border Publisher: Data Protection, a subscription-based expert system that handles GDPR and local data privacy questions across 17 jurisdictions, reported Richard Tromans of Artificial Lawyer.
Privacy07/27/2020The Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services announced final revisions to the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records regulation codified at 42 CFR Part 2, reported Kate Heinzelman and Megan Svedman of Sidley. The final rule changed the regulations in numerous ways, including relaxing some of the restrictions imposed on holders of Part 2 information.
Privacy07/27/2020Germany’s top court ruled that the public’s right to information can supersede an individual’s right to be forgotten, reported Eva von Schaper of Legaltech news.
Privacy07/24/2020Ian C. Ballon, Kate Black, and Tyler J. Laurence of Greenberg Traurig discussed how the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) regulates online services directed to children under 13 years of age, a heightened issue with changes brought on by COVID-19.
Privacy07/23/2020Japan amended its Data Privacy Act, reported Aki Tanaka of Littler. Effective within two years, the amendments expand data subject rights by relaxing requirements to make objections to data processing and to request data deletion and require data controllers to report data breaches to the government and data subject.
Privacy07/23/2020New Zealand’s parliament approved a privacy bill that amends the Privacy Act 1993, reported Naomi Seddon of Littler. Effected on Dec. 1, 2020, the amendments expand breach reporting requirements, introduce restrictions on overseas disclosure of personal information, and apply to actions taken by overseas organizations carrying on business in New Zealand.
Privacy07/23/2020The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) published the first two reports from participants in the ICO’s regulatory sandbox. The JISC and Heathrow Airport Ltd. reports mark the first steps towards achieving the aim of the sandbox, launched in Sep. 2019, which is to show that data protection can be combined with real world innovative solutions.

Additional articles

CATEGORIESDATEENTRIES
Enhancing Practice07/29/2020Artificial Lawyer TV – “Are US Law Firms Really Innovating?”
Source: Artificial Lawyer
Author: Richard Troman
Additional Articles, E-Discovery07/28/2020Work Smarter, Not Harder: How To Automate E-Discovery Processing
Source: Above the Law
Author: Mike Quartararo (ACEDS)

Upcoming events

CATEGORIESTYPESDATESTIMESENTRIES
Enhancing PracticeWebinar08/03/202012 pm ETProduct Briefing: On Your Radar: The Challenge of Provisioning and Governing Microsoft Teams
Organization: ILTA
E-DiscoveryWebinar08/04/20209 am ETOld Dogs, Same Tricks – Nuix Veterans Share Their Favorites
Organization: Nuix
Speakers: Andy Ward, Matthew Geaghan, Alex Chatzistamatis, John Bargiel
E-DiscoveryWebinar08/04/202011 am ET2020 ABA Cross-Border Virtual Institute: Regulators Panel
Organization: American Bar Association
Speakers: Alexander Filip, Fleur O’Shea, Ralf Sauer, David Shonka
Enhancing PracticeWebinar08/04/202012 pm ETBLOCKCHAIN 2020
Organization: ILTA
Speaker: Peter Colin (Thomson Reuters)
Enhancing PracticeWebinar08/04/202012 pm ETVirtual Employment Law Litigation: An In-House Counsel’s Guide
Organization: Littler
Speakers: Bruce J. Sarchet, Mishell Parreno Taylor, Nathaniel Jenkins
Cybersecurity, E-Discovery, PrivacyWebinar08/04/20201 pm ETMasterclass: The Current and Future State of the Legal Technology Job Market
Organization: EDRM
Speakers: Jared Coseglia (TRU), Mary Mack (EDRM), Kaylee Walstad (EDRM)
Enhancing PracticeWebinar08/04/20201 pm ETFundamentals of Artificial Intelligence and Issues of Bias
Organization: ACEDS Detroit Chapter
Speakers: Maura R. Grossman (University of Waterloo)
Information GovernanceWebinar08/04/20201 pm ETThe Future of Data Retention: Employee Validation
Organization: Sapient
Speakers: Rick Wilson (Sherpa Software), Chris Bednar (Bain & Company)
E-DiscoveryWebinar08/04/20202 pm BSTThe Expanding Scope of the E-Discovery Professional
Organization: ACEDS
Speakers: Greg Wildisen (Panoram), Jonathan Maas (The Maas Consulting Group), James P. Mittenthal (Aon Cyber Solutions), Stuart Davidson (Exterro)
PrivacyWebinar08/05/202011 am ET2020 ABA Cross-Border Virtual Institute: Regulators Panel
Organization: American Bar Association
Speakers: David Shonka (Redgrave, LLP), Alexander Filip (Data Protection Authority of Bavaria), Rodolphe Genissel (Commission Nationale De I’Informatique et des Libertes), Fleur O’Shea (Data Protection Commission of Ireland)
E-DiscoveryWebinar08/05/20201 pm ETACEDS Roundtable Series: Transitions, Transformations, and Triumphs in 2020
Organization: ACEDS
Speakers: Tom O’Connor (Gulf Coast Legal Technology Center), Dera Nevin (The Blackstone Group), Kenya Parrish-Dixon (TechCentrics), James Bickley (Ankura Consulting), Alvin Lindsay (Hogan Lovells)
E-DiscoveryWebinar08/05/20201 pm ETThe Key to a GSD In-House Team: Powerfully Simple Technology
Organization: ACEDS
Speakers: Robert Hilson, Todd Eastman (Logikcull)
PrivacyWebinar08/05/20201 pm ETPrivacy Law Update: GDPR, CCPA, CCPA 2.0, and Proposed State and Federal Legislation
Organization: Husch Blackwell
Speaker: David M. Stauss
E-DiscoveryWebinar08/05/20202 pm ETLessons Learned: Data Retention and Responding to Data Privacy Breaches
Organization: Law.com
Speakers: Natalie Salunke (RVU), Timiko Cranwell (Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I), Robert Fowler (Exterro), James Sherer (Baker & Hostetler)
Enhancing PracticeWebinar08/05/20203 pm ETRemote Depositions: Practical Considerations and Best Practices for Taking and Defending Virtual Depositions
Organization: Practicing Law Institute (PLI)
Speakers: Wendy West Feinstein (Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP), Annemarie S. Jones (Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP)
E-DiscoveryWebinar08/06/202010:30 am ISTCorporate data theft case study: End to end digital investigative review
Organization: Cellebrite
Speaker: Tim Thorne, Jason Chua, Felix Lum
PrivacyWebinar08/06/202011 am ET2020 ABA Cross-Border Virtual Institute: Mitigating Ethical Concerns Arising from a Data Security Incident
Organization: American Bar Association
Speakers: John M Barkett (Shook Hardy & Bacon), Alexander Bayer (Pinsent Masons Germany LLP), Nicole Boehler (Squire Patton Boggs)
Enhancing PracticeWebinar08/06/202012 pm ETChange Management Tools for Success
Organization: ILTA
Speakers: Rachel Shields Williams (Sidley Austin LLP), Katie Davis (Perkins Coie LLP), Brianna Leung (Much Law)
E-DiscoveryWebinar08/06/20201 pm ETCOVID-19 Complications: Digital Forensics & eDiscovery in the Age of Remote Collaboration
Organization: Avalon Cyber
Speakers: Michael McCartney (Avalon Cyber), Allison Cole (Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co.), John Evans (Perkins Coie LLP), Amanda Fennell (Relativity)
E-DiscoveryWebinar08/06/20202 pm ETCase Collaboration Made Easy with BlackLight
Organization: Cellebrite
Speaker: Ben Charnota
E-Discovery, CybersecurityWebinar08/06/20203 pm ETBest Unpopular Ideas for Cybersecurity and Electronic Discovery
Organization: Practicing Law Institute (PLI)
Speakers: Ronald J. Hedges (Dentons US LLP), Seth Eichenholtz (Mastercard), Patrick J. Burke (Phillips Nizer LLP)
Enhancing PracticeVirtual Roundtable08/07/202011 am ETThere Are No Experts – #CreatingtheFutureTogether Virtual Roundtable
Organization: ILTA
Speaker: Joy Heath Rush (ILTA)
PrivacyWebinar08/07/202011 am ET2020 Cross-Border Virtual Institute: Data Privacy Considerations in a Post-Schrems, Post-Brexit Europe
Organization: American Bar Association
Speakers: Natascha Gerlach (Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton), Oliver M. Brupbacher (Novartis AG), Eleonor Duhs (Fieldfisher), Christian Schroeder (Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP), Fleur O’Shea (Data Protection Commission of Ireland)
Enhancing PracticeWebinar08/07/202012 pm ETProduct Briefing: Connecting users with personalized training to boost their productivity
Organization: ILTA
Enhancing PracticeWebinar08/07/20201 pm ETEmerging Technologies and AI Impacts on Wage and Hour Compliance
Organization: Littler
Speakers: Natalie A. Pierce, Claire B. Deason
E-DiscoveryWebinar08/10/20201 pm ETThe COVID-19 Bankruptcy Boom: Preparing for Restructuring Discovery
Organization: Legility
Speakers: Christine Payne (Redgrave), Jason DeJonker (Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner), David Wesch (Legility), Eric Schultenover (Legility)
E-DiscoveryWebinar08/11/202012 pm ETEpisode 8: I Beg to DFIR – Working an investigation – Making sense of the data
Organization: Cellebrite
Speakers: Heather Mahalik, Ronen Engler, Paul Lorentz, Matt Goeckel
PrivacyWebinar08/11/20201 pm ETCharting New Territory: The Evolving State of Privacy Law
Organization: KLDiscovery
Enhancing PracticeWebinar08/11/20202 pm ETDisruption as an Enabler for Change: Transforming Ediscovery in the Cloud
Organization: Everlaw
Speakers: Caitlin Reinmuth, Chris Rauen
E-DiscoveryWebinar08/12/20201 pm ETResponding to Litigation Data Requests: Creating a Comprehensive Global Strategy
Organization: Exterro
Speakers: Paul Salazar (Siemens AG), David Yerich (UnitedHealth Group), David Cohen (Reed Smith ), Bryant Isbell(Baker McKenzie)
CybersecurityWebinar08/13/202011 am ETThe Need to Know About Ransomware
Organization: ILTA
Speaker: Katherine (Kate) Riley (Braintrace)
E-DiscoveryWebinar08/13/20201 pm ETDriving Efficiencies in Litigation Spend: Best Practices for Corporations
Organization: EDRM
Speakers: Tim Nendorf (OpenText), Patrick Kelley (Thomson Reuters), Mary Mack (EDRM)
E-DiscoveryWebinar08/13/20201 pm ETChecklist for Choosing an eDiscovery Solution
Organization: ACEDS
Speakers: Maura R. Grossman (University of Waterloo), Carolyn Anger (Anger & Associates), Jim Gill (Ipro)
E-DiscoveryWebinar08/13/20201 pm ETHow AI is Reshaping Privilege Review
Organization: text IQ
Speakers: Andrew Peck (DLA Piper), Laura Kibbe (IQVIA), Bobby Malhotra (Munger, Tolles & Olson), Scott Reents (Cravath, Swaine & Moore)
CybersecurityWebinar08/14/202011 am PTProduct Briefing: How TitanFile Revolutionizes Secure Client Collaboration in Law Firms
Organization: ILTA
Enhancing PracticeWebinar08/14/202012 pm ETProduct Briefing: All critical dates related to a case or matter in one place
Organization: ILTA
Enhancing PracticeWebinar08/17/202011 am ETProduct Briefing: Automate the Capture of Federal Court Filings to HighQ Through a SeeUnity/PacerPro Integration
Organization: ILTA
Enhancing PracticeWebinar08/17/202012 pm ETProduct Briefing: Why Law Firms Need to Move to the Cloud Today (Hint: Remote Work)
Organization: ILTA
E-Discovery, PrivacyWebinar08/18/20209 am ETRecording and Reviewing Online Meetings for eDiscovery Professionals
Organization: Nuix
Speakers: Martin Bonney (Panoram), Neil Thomas (Nuix), Venis Neicho (Integron)
E-DiscoveryWebinar08/18/20201 pm ETEffectively Conduct Corporate Investigations With eDiscovery
Organization: ACEDS
Speakers: Derrick Donnelly (BlackBag), Shahaf Rozanski (Cellebrite)
E-DiscoveryWebinar08/18/20202 pm ETNew Techniques for Finding Relevant Data Faster
Organization: EDRM
Speakers: Tara Jones (Verizon Media), Brett Tarr (Ernst & Young), Tiana Van Dyk (Epiq), Michael Hamilton (Exterro)
E-DiscoveryWebinar08/19/202011 am ETEmerging eDiscovery and Compliance Considerations in a Microsoft Teams-centric Modern Workplace
Organization: Epiq
Speakers: Rachel O’Shea (Microsoft), Jon Kessler (Epiq)
CybersecurityWebinar08/19/20201 pm ET2020 PCL Virtual Annual Meeting: Are your Networks Ready to be Certified? Implementation of DoD’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)
Organization: American Bar Association
Speakers: Ashden Fein, Katie Arrington, Maureen T Kelly
E-DiscoveryWebinar08/19/20201 pm ETACEDS Roundtable Series: Transitions, Transformations, and Triumphs in 2020
Organization: ACEDS
Speakers: Rachi Messing (Microsoft), Jeff Jacobson (Drinker Biddle & Reath), Julie Brown (Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease), Sonya Judkins (Sprint)
E-DiscoveryWebinar08/19/20201 pm ETOn the Case? eDiscovery Case Law Update for the First Half of 2020
Organization: HaystackID
Speakers: Doug Austin (eDiscovery Today), Ashish Prasad (HaystackID), Vazantha Meyers (HaystackID), Todd Haley (HaystackID), Seth Schechtman (HaystackID)
Enhancing PracticeWebinar08/19/20201 pm ETVideo Arbitration: What to Consider Before Jumping In
Organization: American Bar Association
Speakers: Brianna Elizabeth Kostecka, Jessica Eileen Sabbath, Michael A Marra
CybersecurityWebinar08/19/20201 pm ETBusiness Email Compromise During the Pandemic: Training, Technology, and Other Tools
Organization: Practicing Law Institute (PLI)
Speakers: Gail Gottehrer (Law Office of Gail Gottehrer LLC), Shehzad Mirza (Global Cyber Alliance)
Enhancing PracticeVirtual Roundtable08/21/202011 am ETThere Are No Experts – #CreatingtheFutureTogether Virtual Roundtable
Organization: ILTA
Speaker: Joy Heath Rush (ILTA)
E-DiscoveryConference08/24/202010 am ETILTA>ON
Organization: ILTA
E-DiscoveryWebinar08/25/20201 pm ETSpecial Masters in Litigation
Organization: EDRM
Speakers: Maura Grossman (University of Waterloo), Hon. Ira Warshawsky (Meyer Suozzi), Hon. Frank Maas (JAMS), Hon. Kristen L. Mix (U.S. District Court, District of Colorado)
E-DiscoveryWebinar8/25/20201 pm ETUsing Dashboards for Greater Efficiency
Organization: Nuix
Speaker: Emily Tice
PrivacyWebinar08/28/202011 am ETSchrems II Fallout — Understanding Essential Equivalence and What Businesses Should Do Now
Organization: Sidley
Speakers: Colleen Brown (Sidley), Chris Foreman (Merck), William RM Long (Sidley), Maarten Meulenbelt (Sidley), Helen Woollett (The Body Shop)
Information Governance, PrivacyWebinar08/29/20201 pm ETThe Impact of Security & Data Governance Strategies in a Covid-19 World
Organization: ILTA
Speakers: Chris Zegers (IVIONICS), Paul Sperry (IVIONICS), Ken Jones (Tanenbaum Keale)
Enhancing Practice, PrivacyConference09/02/20205th Internet of Things (IoT) National (Virtual) Institute 2020
Organization: American Bar Association
E-DiscoveryConference09/03/20201 pm ETElectronic Discovery Nuts & Bolts 2020
Organization: Practicing Law Institute (PLI)
Speakers: Lauri Sawyer (Jones Day), Marla S.K. Crawford (Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC)
E-Discovery, PrivacyConference09/08/20209 am ETInternal Investigations 2020
Organization: Practicing Law Institute (PLI)
Speakers: Richard J. Morvillo (Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP), David B. Anders (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz), Martine M. Beamon (Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP), Thomas A. Hanusik (Crowell & Moring), Dani R. James (Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP), James M. Koukios (Morrison & Foerster LLP), Ellen M. Murphy (Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP), Lynn A. Neils (Baker Botts LLP), Cheryl J. Scarboro (Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP), Andrew Stemmer (Deutsche Bank), Peter H. White (Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP), Samuel J. Winer (Foley & Lardner LLP)
PrivacyConference09/09/20209 am PTTwenty-First Annual Institute on Privacy and Cybersecurity Law
Organization: Practicing Law Institute (PLI)
E-DiscoveryWebinar09/09/202012 pm ETNuix Workstation Ease of Upgrade
Organization: Nuix
Speakers: Mike Jackson, Michael Lappin
E-DiscoveryWebinar09/09/20201 pm ET5 E-Discovery Technology Trends to Watch and When to Buy
Organization: ACEDS
Speakers: Alayne Russom (Thrivent), Christa Haskins (BD), Mike Hamilton (Exterro)
Enhancing PracticeConference09/14/20202020 Dispute Resolution Tech Expo
Organization: American Bar Association
E-Discovery, Information GovernanceWebinar09/14/20201 pm ETLocking Down Your Data: Adapting to Lawyers Working Remotely
Organization: Practicing Law Institute (PLI)
Speakers: Justin S. Daniels (Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC), Gail Gottehrer (Law Office of Gail Gottehrer LLC), Jon P. Washburn (Stoel Rives LLP)
E-DiscoveryConference09/21/2020Relativity Fest 2020
Organization: Relativity
E-DiscoveryWebinar09/22/20201 pm ETBest Practices for Nuix Discover Ingestions
Organization: Nuix
Speakers: Jamie Inghram, Brian Miklos
CybersecurityConference09/24/20209 am ETCybersecurity 2020: Managing Cybersecurity Incidents
Organization: Practicing Law Institute (PLI)
Speakers: Lisa J. Sotto (Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP), Brittany M. Bacon (Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP), Daniel Chiang (Stitch Fix), Elissa Doroff (NFP Corp.), Adam Fletcher (Blackstone), Eric M. Friedberg (Stroz Friedberg, an Aon company), Siobhan Gorman (Brunswick Group), Richard T. Jacobs (Federal Bureau of Investigation), Jay Leek (ClearSky Security), Robert Lord (Democratic National Committee), Michele S. Lucan (Office of the Attorney General), Maneesha Mithal (Federal Trade Commission), Clark Russell (New York State Office of the Attorney General), Emily Stapf (PwC), Matthew W. Van Hise (Illinois Attorney General’s Office), Tokë Vandervoort (Under Armour), Ryan Vinelli (Western Union), David Wong (Mandiant)
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Senior Vice President of Brand Awareness at Reveal
George Socha is the Senior Vice President of Brand Awareness at Reveal, where he promotes brand awareness, helps guide development of product roadmap and consults with customers on effective deployment of legal technology.

Named an “E-Discovery Trailblazer” by The American Lawyer, George has assisted corporate, law firm, and government clients with all facets of electronic discovery, including information governance, domestically and globally. He served clients in a variety of industries including pharmaceutical, energy, retail, banking and technology, among others. As a renowned industry thought leader, he has authored more than 50 articles and spoken at more than 200 engagements across the world on a variety of e-discovery topics. His extensive knowledge has also been utilized more than 20 times to provide expert testimony.

Co-founder of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), a framework that outlines the standards for the recovery and discovery of digital data, and the Information Governance Reference Model (IGRM), a similar framework specific to information management, George is skilled at developing and implementing electronic discovery strategies and managing electronic discovery processes.

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