Social Media in eDiscovery: Effective Tools and Techniques for 2017
In the past several years, social media platforms have exploded. Just as email changed the landscape of eDiscovery during litigation in the 1990s, social media is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing components of any Electronically Stored Information (ESI) discovery plan. Understanding how to quickly and ethically preserve and harvest social media data is critical for attorneys in almost every type of litigation.
However, despite the countless advantages of Social media in eDiscovery, the total volume of information and data collected has created unprecedented challenges for litigators and court systems. In order to minimize the risks and legal challenges, litigators and other legal professionals must be well-versed with the fundamentals as well as the complexities of using social media in eDiscovery.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with a comprehensive analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent developments in capturing Social Media evidence during eDiscovery. This is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about the tactical advantages and ethical pitfalls of capturing, using and monitoring social media data.
Key topics include:
- Key Social Media Platforms that Yield the Best eDiscovery Evidence
- Benefits and Ethical Pitfalls of Capturing/Protecting Social Media
- Balancing Privacy and Security Concerns
- Best Practices for Ensuring Social Media Discoverability and Use in Litigation
- Handling/Integrating Social Media Data Into Existing Workflows and Tools
- Challenges/Solution Approaches
- Social media integrations into applications and new tools that are blurring the line between social media and non-social media (e.g., collaboration tools like Slack and Asana)
- New content types, such as emojis, stickers, and embedded media
- Retaining the context of social media data—conversation threads, device considerations, and more.
Colin Kelly, Partner
Alston & Bird LLP
How to Become a Social Media Discovery Ninja: The Rules and Ethics of Collecting Social Media Evidence
- Rules for conducting social media discovery
- Current case trends and best practices for ensuring social media discoverability
Joe Sremack, Director
Berkeley Research Group
From the consulting side:
- How to handle integrating this kind of evidence into workflows
- How it’s being done, along with tips and techniques and how to do it too
Colin Kelly, Partner
Alston & Bird LLP
- Slicing through the ethical obstacles, cases
Who Should Attend:
- Lawyers specializing in Social Media Laws
- Privacy and Security Officers
- E-Discovery Attorneys
- Legal Risk Officers and Administrators
- Legal Counsel
- Other related/interested Professionals and Organizations
Joe Sremack is a director in Berkeley Research Group’s Washington, DC office, where he develops and implements solutions to assist corporate and legal clients in matters involving complex technology issues and investigations. Mr. Sremack’s expertise is in structured data collection and analysis, IT assessments, electronic discovery, and software analysis. A computer scientist by training, Mr. Sremack has assisted clients across the U.S. and internationally in such matters as class action settlement distribution, intellectual property theft, bankruptcy, financial fraud, healthcare regulatory investigations, and antitrust disputes. Mr. Sremack has served as an expert witness involving system and software issues, and he holds an M.S. in computer science from North Carolina State University and a B.A. from The College of Wooster, and the Certified Fraud Examiner certification. He is the author of the book “Big Data Forensics,” an in-depth guide on performing forensic collections and analysis of Big Data systems.
Joe Sremack is a director in Berkeley Research Group’s Washington, DC office, where he develops and implements solutions to assist …
Colin Kelly is a partner in the firm's Products Liability and Litigation & Trial Practice Groups. He focuses his practice in the areas of product liability defense and mass/toxic torts and has bet-the-company crisis management experience. Colin is currently serving as national counsel to U-Haul International in its serious and fatal product liability matters in more than 10 states. He has a history of trying difficult cases in difficult places. Over the past four years, he has tried eight fatal cancer cases (four to verdict) in Boston, Baltimore, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and Waycross, Georgia, for Union Carbide Corporation. Colin recently served as national coordinating counsel to a green technology company involved in consumer product-related lawsuits throughout the U.S. and Canada. Over the past decade, Colin has litigated complex matters for more than 10 different Fortune 500 companies and has prepared cases for trial in 40 states.
Mr. Kelly can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Colin Kelly is a partner in the firm's Products Liability and Litigation & Trial Practice Groups. He focuses his practice …
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About Alston & Bird LLP
Alston & Bird is a leading national law firm whose core practice areas are intellectual property, complex litigation, corporate and tax, with national industry focuses that include financial services, technology, health care, manufacturing, life sciences and energy. The firm has built a reputation as one of the country’s best employers, appearing on Fortune magazine’s ranking of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” 17 consecutive years, an unprecedented accomplishment among law firms in the United States. The firm has offices in Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels, Charlotte, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Research Triangle, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C.