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JASON R. BARON TO MODERATE SEDONA CONFERENCE® WEBINAR ON MARCH 27, 2014; 1:00 TO 2:30 PM EST

Jason R. Baron, IGI Co-Chair, will moderate The Sedona Conference® Webinar: Best Practices Commentary on the Use of Search and Information Retrieval Methods in E-Discovery and Commentary on Achieving Quality in the E-Discovery Process.  Panelists are Maura R. Grossman (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz), Hon. James C. Francis IV (U.S. Magistrate Judge, S.D.N.Y), and Jeffrey C. Sharer (Sidley Austin).

From The Sedona Conference® website, the webinar will cover:

  • The limitations of traditional manual review and keyword search as shown in case law and research
  • How using technology-assisted review methods hold the potential, in appropriate cases, to reduce time and cost while increasing accuracy in e-discovery productions
  • The importance of ensuring front-end project management over the e-discovery process
  • How employing sampling and iterative methods can ensure quality and add to the defensibility of your e-discovery production
  • Practice pointers that you can immediately put to use

For more information and to register, see The Sedona Conference® website.

 

INFORMATION GOVERNANCE IN A NEW ERA: HOW GLOBAL LEGAL AND TECHNOLOGY CHANGES AFFECT YOU

RECORDS MANAGEMENT IS CHANGING. ARE YOU READY?

Webinar at 2 pm ET on March 25, 2014.

Across the globe, there is a trend toward increased regulatory scrutiny that increases the stakes for non-compliance with records retention regulations. At the same time, the enterprise is changing. Corporate IT is becoming less corporate, more mobile, and less centralized. Records are created and stored in mobile devices, in the cloud, and in dozens or hundreds of repositories that were not designed with records management in mind, and may not even be under control of corporate IT.

The IGI has completed a study of key global legal and technology developments and their effect on records and information management best practices. We will be discussing the key findings of the study on a webinar hosted by IGI Charter Supporter Recall (who commissioned the study) at 2 pm ET on March 25, 2014.

On the webinar, Barclay T. Blair, Executive Director of the IGI, will discuss the findings and how organizations should respond to increased scrutiny of their information governance policies and practices.  The complete IGI report will be available to attendees after the webinar and will be available for download at www.IGInitiative.com immediately after the webinar.

 

WE CELEBRATED GLOBAL INFORMATION GOVERNANCE DAY, AND HERE ARE THE TWEETS TO PROVE IT

As mentioned yesterday, IGI Charter Supporter RSD hosted a Tweet Chat to commemorate Global Information Governance Day. It was a great success, with participation from a wide range of #InfoGov practitioners. Check out some of the tweets below.


 

IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE GLOBAL INFORMATION GOVERNANCE DAY

Thursday February 20th, 2014 is the second annual Global Information Governance Day. #GIGD was established to raise awareness of information governance across the globe.  Success in information governance can only be achieved by challenging and changing the way we perceive information. This is why Global Information Day is useful: it will help to raise awareness of the critical importance of information governance. See the Wikipedia entry for more information.

IGI Charter Supporter RSD (@RSDig) is hosting a Twitter chat with information governance experts on February 20th, 2014 at 11 AM EST, using the hashtag #GIGD. So please join the tweet chat as we work together to put information governance on the map.

 

NATIONAL PRESS CLUB PANEL ON INFORMATION GOVERNANCE MODERATED BY JASON R. BARON

Jason R. Baron, IGI Co-Chair, will be moderating a panel on information governance ("the legal profession's hottest topic") at the US National Press Club in Washington, DC on Monday February 24th, 2014 at 2 pm.

From the National Press Club website:

The legal profession's rapidly growing reliance on new forms of software and technology to answer a wide range of substantive legal questions and find responsive documents for litigation -- and whether mathematical algorithms will eliminate armies of young attorneys and raise fairness issues -- will be explored by a panel of e-discovery experts at a Newsmakers news conference on Monday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. in the Zenger Room.

Moderating the panel will be Jason R. Baron, an internationally recognized expert in e-discovery, co-chair of a new Information Governance Initiative and former Director of Litigation for the National Archives and Records Administration. Other panelists include Conor R. Crowley, founder of Crowley Law Office; Kevin M. Clark, vice president of the Global Client Advisory Group at TrustPoint International; Monica McCarroll, chair of Williams Mullen’s e-Discovery and Information Governance Section, and Paul Starrett, Counsel & Chief Global Risk Officer, UBIC North America.

Like all Newsmaker events, this news conference is free of charge and open to credentialed media and club members.

Contact: Tejinder Singh, NPC Newsmakers Event Host, 202-503-8052, tejindersinghdc@gmail.com

 

THE IGI AT LEGALTECH NEW YORK 2014

Many of the IGI's Charter Supporters are exhibiting at the LegalTech conference in New York, February 4-6, 2014. In addition, Barclay T. Blair, Bennett B. Borden, Jason R. Baron, and Jay Brudz are speaking on nine different panels. Information is provided below - we hope to see you there.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Is the Best Defense a Good Offense? Proactively Manage Information Governance to Control E-Discovery

Bennett B. Borden and Jason R. Baron

The sheer volume of enterprise data is permanently affecting how organizations prepare for eDiscovery.  Even with advanced predictive analytics, it is fast becoming a mathematical impossibility to respond quickly and efficiently to a legal matter when nets are cast wide across many data silos.   This expert panel discusses information governance best practices that can help you proactively prepare for litigation, using methodologies that drive down time and cost while retaining quality and defensibility.

 

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

The New Frontier: Predictive Coding for Information Governance

Bennett B. Borden and Barclay T. Blair

Predictive coding is widely used in e-discovery, and its defensibility has been broadly recognized in US courts. The question is, can the same technology be used to implement an organization’s information governance policy? The basic concept is simple: train the predictive coding system to identify documents belonging to the organization’s retention categories. But does it work?  How do you start? Who should own the process? What are the challenges? What are the benefits? And is it defensible? In this session, our panel will address these issues, bringing to bear their first-hand experience, over the last year, in groundbreaking predictive coding projects in the information governance space.

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

The Evolution of Information Governance: Predictive Governance

Bennett B. Borden and Barclay T. Blair

Predictive coding technology has already been successfully used for information governance, including defensible disposal use cases. In this session we will explore how the “train by example” iterative training process can be used to train an information governance system to categorize gigantic unstructured data set quickly and accurately, and we will explore how predictive technologies can be used to create highly accurate and consistent automated information governance solutions.

 

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

Have We Reached a "John Henry" Moment in Evidentiary Search?

Jason R. Baron

Humans have always played a large role in document review, but the advent of predictive coding raises significant questions about the role of the human reviewer in the future of e-discovery. Is there room for both human and machine in e-discovery, or are human reviewers, like the great John Henry, doomed to become irrelevant by faster, more efficient machines? Join us as we discuss the evolving role of the human reviewer as the e-discovery community grows increasingly comfortable with technology assisted review.

 

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Total Cost of Ownership - Cloud vs. Premise: An Appellate Court-Style Debate

Jay Brudz

It’s a discussion more attorneys are engaging in as they move forward into a changing legal technology landscape: should I choose cloud-based software or software that’s installed at my office? Both sides of the argument have their merits, but this appellate court-style debate aims to have some fun to settle the case once and for all—or at least win some attendees over to their point of view. Three legal technology thought leaders will act as “judges,” while two industry “attorneys” will present their respective cases on why theirs should be ruled the winning viewpoint.

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2014

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

The TAR Workroom

Bennett Borden

Now that the industry has more TAR case history and experience to draw upon, workflow guidelines are emerging as well.  This panel will guide participants through a working session examining the lifecycle of a TAR project, including:

  • Planning for a TAR project
  • Establishing statistical goals based on selected TAR objectives
  • Defining the TAR project team’s roles and responsibilities
  • Evaluating TAR training options
  • Devising QC strategies
  • Assessing TAR results
  • Deciding optimal pathways for strategic utilization of TAR results
  • Documenting the project to ensure defensibility and replicability

Participants will emerge with an understanding of what it takes to plan and implement a successful TAR project.

 

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Rightsizing Your Program to Get Funding and Succeed

Barclay Blair and Jason R. Baron

Enterprise Information Governance programs are often as complex as the problems they are intended to solve, incorporating governance needs and requirements of a multitude of internal and external stakeholders while beholden to industry requirements and tight budgets. In this session, our panel of seasoned experts will help prepare attendees with best practices for breaking down the Information Governance equation in their or their clients' organizations in order to kick-start an IG program. Topics to be explored include:

  • Assessing current realities to gain an understanding of what information-based threats and opportunities exist
  • Prioritizing threats and opportunities by evaluating risk/reward and estimating remediation ROI, including defensible deletion
  • Achieving cross-stakeholder support for development of an Information Governance framework and program
 

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Risky Business: The Critical Value IG Brings to Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures

Bennett Borden

A difficult world financial market increases competition, which usually results in a flurry of mergers, acquisitions, liquidations, and divestitures. For IG professionals, these high-stakes transactions represent critical opportunities to affect value for their organizations and clients, both pre- and post-transaction. Come hear experts share case studies and insights on:

  • Supporting due diligence and HSR 2nd Request processes by finding and making information available that may not have been well managed or easy to find
  • Facilitating the assimilation of information assets post-transaction to ensure information is available and protected and storage is optimized
  • Mitigating inadvertent release or disclosure during a divestiture or split