All times are in EST.
*Agenda Subject to Change
Virtual Series 1
(February 2-4, 2021)
Virtual Series 2
(March 16, 2021)
Virtual Series 3
(April 13, 2021)
Virtual Series 4
(May 11, 2021)
Virtual Series 5
(July 13-14, 2021)
Day 1 — Tuesday, February 2, 2021
The Legalweek State of the Industry, presented by ALM Intelligence, annually combines data, intelligence, and insight to assess the market’s current state. The program blends analysis and perspectives from all legal profession angles, including law firms, legal departments, and alternative legal service providers. James Willer, Lead Legal Analyst for ALM Intelligence, and Heather Nevitt, Editor-in-Chief of Corporate Counsel will lead the presentation.
- Heather Nevitt, Editor-in-Chief of Corporate Counsel - ALM Media
- James Willer, Lead Legal Analyst, ALM Intelligence - ALM Media
This fireside chat will focus on Ms. Abram's professional journey and the evolution of the legal industry as well as conversations that will share Ms. Abram's unique perspective of the current political landscape and what can be expected for the rest of 2021.
Keynote Speaker: Stacey Abrams, Author, Nonprofit CEO and Political Leader
As data volume and variances continue to expand, the litigation and eDiscovery technology market has never been more crowded or complex to navigate. Selecting the eDiscovery tools that best work for your organization is a complex task that requires an evaluation and implementation framework that can be both costly and risky to design. In this roundtable discussion we will discuss the following:
- Critical factors and trends related to emerging eDiscovery data types and how those trends factor into selecting eDiscovery technology
- How to spot technologies that are emerging as well as how to create a framework to evaluate these technologies
- Examples and benefits of holistic approaches to solving eDiscovery challenges
This session is geared towards smaller and medium-sized law firms who want to learn more about the E-discovery process. Here are many of the questions we will answer:
- Why do large law firms ask for strange production formats like DAT, OPT and metadata files with single page tiffs?
- Is there an advantage to receiving data in such a format?
- When should parties use search terms to respond to document requests and are there other ways to locate responsive data?
- How can I make sure that my E-discovery process is defensible and that I won't get sanctioned?
- Is there an ideal way to produce text messages in litigation?
- How do I make sure the other side is giving me all the documents that are responsive to my document requests?
- When should my client hire an expert to forensically image computers and phones and when can they avoid the costs?
- What can I do to prepare for a meet and confer with opposing counsel regarding identification, collection, and preservation of data for litigation?
- How should I respond to requests for production that aren't precise?
Speaker: Marc Hirschfeld, CEO, Precision Legal Services
Day 2 — Wednesday, February 3, 2021
What does simply powerful really mean? It means enabling your teams with technology that provides an intuitive user experience while maintaining all the power needed to manage growing volumes of data in a secure, scalable platform.
In this session, Relativity product leaders will discuss how we’re making it easier than ever before to migrate and collect cloud data, automating and integrating critical workflows, and harnessing the power of a global ecosystem to help you drive better business outcomes faster
Speaker: Chris Brown, Chief Product Officer - Relativity
As companies look to prevent more losses due to the circumstances surrounding the coronavirus, it's imperative that in-house legal professionals think of new innovative techniques to minimize legal spend with legal technology. Three areas where in-house legal departments that offer opportunities to streamline activities and reduce costs are: (1) Legal operations, (2) Data privacy, and (3) Pre-litigation processes.
Learn from three in-house legal leaders on how they optimized these areas and reduced legal spend by... Focusing on areas like legal operations, streamlining data privacy compliance, and e-discovery activities Leveraged technology to automate legal activities and tasks Utilized policies and procedures to drive real change in their legal department.
- Connie Brenton, VP, Law, Technology, and Operations - NetApp
- Linda Lupperchio, Director of Information Lifecycle Governance and E-Discovery - The Hanover Insurance
- Ellen Kuplic, Director, Legal Management Consulting - Stout
- Mike Hamilton, Managing Director - Exterro
Within the next few years, we will find ourselves on the cusp of a revolution in the practice of law led by the adoption of artificial intelligence. Much like email changed the way we do business every day, AI will become ubiquitous – an indispensable assistant to practically every lawyer. Those that do will ultimately find themselves freed up to do the two things there always seems to be too little time for: thinking and advising.
With all the buzz going around we’d find it time to look at some of the practical implications and applications of AI. We’re joined by Tess Blair, Partner at Morgan Lewis and pioneer of the firm’s #MeToo bot.
Together we’ll explore how her #MeToo algorithm detects harassment, how concept search helps speed up eDiscovery work and a host of other practical implications of AI in the legal profession
Speaker: Tess Blair, Partner - Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Day 3 — Thursday, February 4, 2021
Governor Christie’s keynote session will be closing out the February series on Thursday, February 4th at 9:30 AM EST. Through the lens of a leader at the state and national level, Governor Christie will discuss the current political climate, the upcoming administration, and how to navigate the myriad of challenges that face America in 2021.
Speaker: Chris Christie, Former Governor of New Jersey
The burdens on law firms and corporate legal departments from downward cost pressure, rising caseloads and disruptive competitors is driving a surge in the demand for legal tech. Some of these risks can be mitigated through better optimization of the balance between human effort and machine automation.
This session will address “Modernizing Legal Practices” and will draw on our experience from working with law firms and GCs globally to help you navigate the common risks and challenges that our clients are facing as they transform. We will reference technologies like AI-driven neural machine translation (NMT) and eDiscovery platforms, draw upon automating translation to empower the transformation of content into documentary evidence, together with secure management of translation data, ensuring the enhancement of quality and service and substantiating how innovation can be an enabler for gains in efficiency and productivity across international firms.
- John Davis, Co-Chair eDiscovery & Information Management & Senior Counsel - Crowell Moring
- Tess Blair, Partner - Morgan Lewis
- Adam Muzika, Director of Sales - SDL
Day 1 — Tuesday, March 16, 2021
In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, enterprises were forced to transform virtually overnight from office-based work modes to work-from-home. How can you manage this spike in enterprise compliance risk? By capturing, preserving, analyzing, and monitoring communications at scale, with fast search, and a UX that adapts to a variety of use cases.
In this session, get a firsthand view of the new compliance, governance, and archiving challenges posed by today’s work-from-home culture, including:
- Why pre-COVID archiving and monitoring strategies no longer suffice
- How corporate leaders are rethinking their compliance and risk-management strategies
- What technology innovations organizations can leverage to stay on top of corporate governance
- Achmad Chadran, Marketing Manager - Micro Focus
- Michael D. Osterman, President - Osterman Research, Inc.
- Lisa Bloomberg, Principal Director, Accenture
New communication channels and content types proliferate within today’s businesses. Employees are communicating across collaboration apps, file sharing tools, social media, and more – and they’re doing so with text, video, images, and an ever-expanding field of media types. In this new paradigm, the old ways of capturing, managing, and reviewing electronic communications content are no longer sufficient for efficient discovery, particularly in highly litigious industries. Discovery and review can quickly get complex and expensive if new media types aren’t adequately handled, attribution isn’t consistent, or context isn’t preserved.
In this session, join a panel of experts to learn how current and future communication usage impact e-discovery practices and processes, how to assess these changes at each phase of e-Discovery, and which emerging technologies can help you ensure your E-Discovery remains effective in the new paradigm of communications.
- John Pepe, Chief Compliance Officer & Chief Legal Officer - Proofpoint
- George Tziahanas, Managing Partner - Soho2
- Jordan Domash, GM - Relativity
- Trace Amanda Anderson, Compliance Expert - Proofpoint