Crossroads To E-Discovery: Walking the Path of Predictive Coding in 2015
Electronic discovery (e-discovery) involves identification of relevant information for civil litigation or government investigation. Analytical methods used include computational and review by lawyers. e-Discovery has evolved through predictive coding and information governance.
Predictive Coding has gained praise as it has revolutionized e-discovery technology for legal applications with its quicker and cheaper processing cost. Never the less, the use of predictive coding has been controversial because misconceptions remain regarding predictive coding methods, when it should be used, and how to integrate it into e-discovery workflow. Controversially, some courts are ordering parties to use predictive coding in e-discovery since they cannot agree upon the definitions of some key words.
The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of notable experts and professionals that will provide the audience with a current review of the methods and controversy surrounding Predictive Coding in E-Discovery.
Key topics include:
- Predictive Coding Defined
- Practical Aspects and Defensible Use of Predictive Coding
- Recent case law and developments affecting a client’s options
Hal Marcus, Product Marketing Manager
Predictive Coding Defined
What is predictive coding, really?
Nomenclature & concepts: PC, TAR, CAR, machine learning, continuous v. simple learning, stabilization, et al
Overview of different technologies and workflows
Using machine learning with other tools for prioritized review
A range of use cases: review for production, investigations, QC, etc.
Sunil Ohri, Of Counsel
Stein Mitchell Muse Cipollone & Beato LLP
Practical Aspects and Defensible Use of Predictive Coding
- To Use, or Not To Use, Predictive Coding
- Is Predictive Coding a Panacea or a Placebo
- Practical Aspects of Predictive Coding
- Defensible Use of Predictive Coding
Howard P. Goldberg, Partner
Manion Gaynor & Manning LLP
- Recent case law and developments affecting a client’s options
Who Should Attend:
- IT Lawyers
- Technology Lawyers
- E-Discovery Lawyers
- IT Professionals
- Technology Firms and Others
- Other Related/Interested Professionals and Others
An IP and antitrust litigator by experience, Hal Marcus began evangelizing legal technology to his colleagues at an Am Law 100 Wall Street firm before moving West and joining LexisNexis, commencing a career in litigation technology that now spans two decades and includes executive and general counsel roles at LiveNote, Law.com, and Thomson Reuters. An accomplished public speaker and industry writer, Hal has led hundreds of MCLE presentations and conference seminars, and contributed to publications by ILTA and the ABA Litigation Section. Today, Hal is excited to bring his diverse experience to Recommind’s product marketing team, helping to educate litigation professionals worldwide on some of the most exciting eDiscovery technology available.
An IP and antitrust litigator by experience, Hal Marcus began evangelizing legal technology to his colleagues at an Am Law …
Howard P. Goldberg is an experienced trial lawyer who specializes in litigating complex commercial matters. Howard has experience representing clients involved in a wide variety of commercial cases, focusing on contract disputes, environmental litigation and commercial real estate litigation. Howard also has significant experience with a variety of settlement mechanisms, including formal arbitration proceedings and court-assisted mediation programs.
In addition to his case responsibilities, Howard serves on the e-discovery committee for Manion Gaynor & Manning and has significant experience advising clients on e-discovery best practices, including legal holds, data preservation, and data production, working with e-discovery vendors and consultants, and managing e-discovery in anticipation of, during, and after litigation.
Howard is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He is a member of the American, Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations. Prior to joining MG&M, Howard was an associate at Foley Hoag LLP in Boston/pro bono housing cases. Howard lives in Marblehead with his wife and two sons.
Howard P. Goldberg is an experienced trial lawyer who specializes in litigating complex commercial matters. Howard has experience representing clients …
Sunil Ohri is Of Counsel with Stein Mitchell Muse Cipollone & Beato LLP. Bridging the worlds of law and technology for more than two decades, Mr. Ohri has broad and deep experience in optimizing best practices and workflows to effectively control the document management life cycle - as part of a larger Information Governance methodology - and bring predictability to the legal spend associated with Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM). He custom designs solutions for each individual client, with an understanding that information management practices and processes must fit seamlessly within the organization’s workflow and culture to succeed. Moreover, as a trusted advisor, he combines this same legal expertise and technological know-how to proactively guide clients through critical dimensions of modern litigation – i.e., e-discovery and federal rules of procedure, risks, technology, and cost containment/management – to create a structured and sustainable litigation-prepared environment.
Sunil Ohri is Of Counsel with Stein Mitchell Muse Cipollone & Beato LLP. Bridging the worlds of law and technology …
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Our focus on providing strategic, responsive legal counsel in each of our core practices has made us the law firm of choice for clients facing high-stakes litigation. Clients value our guidance on sophisticated matters ranging from complex commercial and business disputes, toxic tort and products liability, intellectual property, real estate, employment, to white collar and regulatory matters.
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Our firm and, therefore, our clients’ defense, are truly integrated. Across offices—across the country—we work as a unified team actively developing collective knowledge, and providing optimal service. MG&M leverages the unique experience and skills of our lawyers to their best and highest use, protecting and advancing the interests of our clients wherever they do business.
About Stein Mitchell Muse Cipollone & Beato LLP
Stein Mitchell Muse Cipollone & Beato LLP is a premier, nationally-recognized litigation firm based in Washington, DC with a 50-year history of representing clients throughout the United States and abroad in significant legal matters of national importance. The Firm combines the skills of seasoned litigators with the flexibility of a dynamic law firm to achieve extraordinary results for its clients. Its practice focuses on commercial litigation, antitrust & trade regulation, congressional investigations, white collar criminal defense, False Claims Act & whistleblower, and significant health care matters.