Social Media eDiscovery in Civil Litigation: What You Need to Know
Social media explosion has brought drastic changes in peoples' lives. Every day, millions of social media users "post", "like", "tweet" and "share".
Consequently, the rise of social media has brought noticeable impacts in eDiscovery and the overall the legal industry. Social media discovery now plays a big role in civil litigation lawsuits. Depending on the reasonability of surrounding circumstances, items such as Facebook posts, check-ins and Tweets may be used as evidence in a legal dispute. Social media evidence has already played a key role in several cases.
Given this, attorneys must be familiar with the legal perspectives of social media discovery, including the processes involved and the reasonable grounds.
Our panel of key thought leaders and practitioners brought together by The Knowledge Group will offer a discussion of the fundamentals, as well as updates, regarding the latest and significant issues surrounding social media discovery. This LIVE Webcast aims to help you avoid common pitfalls which may arise in civil litigation that involves eDiscovery.
Key issues that will be covered in this webcast are:
- Social Media eDiscovery - Legal Overview
- The Role of Social Media in Civil Litigation
- Standards of Accessing Social Media Evidence
- Reasonable Grounds of Social Media Discovery Requests
- Recent Civil Litigation Cases Involving Social Media Discovery
Brandon Leatha, Director
iDiscovery Solutions, Inc. (iDS)
Andrea D'Ambra, Senior Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
Who Should Attend:
- Lawyers specializing in Social Media Laws
- In-House Counsel (Public & Private)
- General Counsel
- Attorneys, Practice Area: Litigation
- E-Discovery Lawyers
- Legal Executives
- Legal Counsel
- Other Related/Interested Professionals
Mr. Brandon Leatha, a Director at iDiscovery Solutions, Inc. (iDS), is an expert in eDiscovery, data analytics, and digital forensics. With over 15 years of consulting experience in the litigation support industry, he advises clients throughout the eDiscovery lifecycle, providing guidance on data preservation, evidence collection, data reduction strategies, review methodology, and document production. Mr. Leatha has extensive experience performing computer forensic investigations, structured data analytics, and assisting clients in the effective utilization of technology assisted review (TAR).
Mr. Leatha has been a corporate 30(b)(6) witness, a court-appointed neutral computer forensics examiner, and has testified on numerous electronic discovery and computer forensics issues. He is an active member of the Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG1) since 2005 and is a Board Member of the Computer Technology Investigators Network (CTIN). Mr. Leatha has provided training on electronic discovery and computer forensics for seminars, CLE courses, and industry training events.
Mr. Brandon Leatha, a Director at iDiscovery Solutions, Inc. (iDS), is an expert in eDiscovery, data analytics, and digital forensics. …
Throughout Andrea's legal career, she has developed and implemented cutting-edge technological solutions for addressing her client's electronic discovery and information governance challenges. Andrea's technical background helps her bridge the gap between legal requirements and technical realities and allows her to work effectively with her clients' IT personnel.
At a time when costs savings are critical to a company's ongoing success, Andrea has helped many clients find less expensive ways to comply with their discovery obligations and appropriately limit the scope of discovery.
Andrea counsels clients on preservation and data management issues, and has drafted information governance and records management policies for a number of multi-national companies. In addition to counseling, she has assisted clients in navigating foreign data privacy laws while complying with U.S. discovery obligations. Andrea also has presented at and moderated various Continuing Legal Education programs on patent, copyright and e-discovery issues, and has written on various e-discovery topics.
Andrea served for over seven years as an officer in the United States Navy. Her diverse Naval experience includes serving as an action officer for high-profile investigations within the Bureau of Naval Personnel and managing the administrative and legal issues of the Navy's computer network defense command. She also is an adjunct professor of law at Temple and William and Mary Law Schools where she teaches classes on Electronic Discovery.
Throughout Andrea's legal career, she has developed and implemented cutting-edge technological solutions for addressing her client's electronic discovery and information …
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About iDiscovery Solutions, Inc. (iDS)
iDiscovery Solutions, Inc. (iDS) is an award-winning, global, expert services and consulting firm. iDS delivers customized, innovative solutions for legal and corporate clients’ challenges in connection with electronic discovery (eDiscovery), digital forensics, data analytics, information governance (IG), processing and hosting of electronically stored information (ESI) and enterprise applications. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the firm also has offices in Seattle, WA and Costa Mesa, CA. For more information, visit idiscoverysolutions.com. Follow iDS @iDiscoveryInc.
About Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal practice. We provide the world’s pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3800 lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.
Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare.