Update Your e-Discovery Strategy: Practical Guidance to Incorporate the FRCP Amendments into Your Day-to-Day Practice
The amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), which took effect on December 1, 2015, represent the most sweeping changes to the Federal rules in years and directly impact all aspects of e-Discovery. These changes influence the fundamentals of litigation, such as the scope of discovery itself and the specificity required in objections to discovery requests. Additionally, the Rules now provide a framework for evaluating whether spoliation exists and the sanctions available to remedy the loss of electronically stored information.
Are you prepared for the FRCP amendments and how your e-Discovery strategy should change? Can you explain the differences to your client and offer practical advice on steps to take to prepare for litigation? If you are in-house, do you understand how the amendments might impact decisions about records retention or litigation budgets?
In this two-hour LIVE webcast, Hon. John M. Facciola (Ret.), Jennifer Brennan (Director at iDiscovery Solutions), and Wendy Butler Curtis (eDiscovery of Counsel at Orrick) will provide practical guidance about the FRCP amendments and their impact on e-Discovery. This session will include:
- Overview of the changes to Rules 26, 34 and 37
- Anticipated points of contention under the new Rules
- Tips to comply with the heightened requirements for discovery objections and prepare for “early” discovery
- Live interactive Q&A
Jennifer Brennan, Director
Hon. John M. Facciola, Ret. Judge
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Wendy Curtis, eDiscovery of Counsel
- 2015 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary Comments on FRCP Amendments
- Rule 26 - Proportionality and Scope of Discovery
- Rule 34 – Objections and Timing
- Rule 37 - Preservation and Sanctions
- Case Management Considerations
Who Should Attend:
- e-Discovery Counsel and Litigators
- Corporate Counsel and Outside Counsel
- e-Discovery Managers and Litigation Support Professionals
- CIOs, CITOs, CIGOs, Records & Information Directors/Managers
- Other Related/Interested Professionals
Ms. Jennifer A. Brennan, a Director at iDiscovery Solutions (iDS) in Washington DC, has over 20 years of law firm and consulting experience overseeing all aspects of complex matter management. She is part of iDS’s team of testifying and consulting experts and strategizes with corporate and law firm clients to resolve complex issues related to law and technology and means to align litigation goals with discovery obligations. Ms. Brennan leads engagements to prepare for, develop, and provide subject matter, opinion, and/or fact testimony in the form of written declarations and reports, depositions, and live testimony. She manages projects through the entire EDRM lifecycle, including preservation and collection protocols, technology assisted review (TAR) and data culling techniques, preparation for meet and confer negotiations, review and production strategies, and solutions to complex data management and disposition challenges.
Formerly a partner at Gilbert LLP, a Washington DC-based law firm, Ms. Brennan has simultaneously supervised multiple litigation teams and experts to consistently meet time-sensitive and critical client objectives. She is also a member of Washington DC’s chapter of Women in eDiscovery (WiE). In addition to her law degree, Ms. Brennan holds a Certificate in Project Management from Georgetown University.
Ms. Jennifer A. Brennan, a Director at iDiscovery Solutions (iDS) in Washington DC, has over 20 years of law firm …
John M. Facciola was appointed a United States Magistrate Judge in the District of Columbia in 1997. He retired from the bench in 2015 and is now an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown Law where he teaches Information Technology and Modern Litigation, Evidence and Contracts.
While a judge, he authored over 700 opinions, many in the areas of electronic discovery. He is a frequent lecturer on that subject and the Sedona Conference has awarded him its Lifetime Achievement Award. The Bar Association named him its Judge of the Year. He is also the former Editor in Chief of the Federal Courts Law Review, the electronic law journal of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association.
John M. Facciola was appointed a United States Magistrate Judge in the District of Columbia in 1997. He retired from …
Ms. Curtis is recognized by Chambers as a leading individual, nationally, in the area of eDiscovery. She is the chair of Orrick’s eDiscovery and Information Governance Group., and consults with Orrick attorneys and clients on eDiscovery strategy in litigation matters. Ms. Curtis and her team also create and deploy eDiscovery and records management programs for a broad spectrum of clients from Fortune 100 multinationals to emerging companies. Her litigation experience includes multiple trials, supervision of regional and local counsel, management of complex discovery and meet-and-confer negotiations. Ms. Curtis is a frequent speaker and author on eDiscovery and records management topics.
Ms. Curtis is recognized by Chambers as a leading individual, nationally, in the area of eDiscovery. She is the chair …
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About iDiscovery Solutions
iDiscovery Solutions, Inc. (iDS) is an award-winning, global, expert services firm that has been positively influencing the intersection of law and technology since 2008. Founded by industry veterans with more than 50 years of litigation and consulting experience combined, iDS delivers customized, innovative solutions for legal and corporate clients’ complex challenges. iDS’ subject matter experts testify and consult in connection with electronic discovery (e-Discovery), digital forensics, data analytics, information governance (IG), processing and hosting of electronically stored information (ESI) and enterprise applications. For more information, visit www.idiscoverysolutions.com.
About United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Orrick is a leading global law firm with a particular focus on serving companies in the technology, energy and financial sectors. They are recognized worldwide for delivering the highest-quality, commercially-oriented legal advice, as well as their culture of innovation and collaboration.
Founded in San Francisco a century and a half ago, Orrick today is named by Law360 as one of the “Global 20” leading firms.
Orrick practices in five core areas: Corporate, Energy & Infrastructure, Finance, Intellectual Property and Litigation. Known for our work in the technology sector, they act for many of the world’s top public companies, as well as more than 1,200 start-ups. They also are recognized for working on the most innovative deals in the renewable energy and PPP markets. Their municipal bond practice consistently ranks No. 1 in the United States, and they offer top-tier structured and leveraged finance practices. Financial Times commended their intellectual property teams for securing two of the most innovative patent litigation wins of 2012. Their litigation teams represent a third of the Fortune 100 in resolving high-stakes matters involving a broad range of disciplines before trial and appellate courts and forums worldwide. In 2012, The American Lawyer named Orrick to its list of leading litigation departments for the second consecutive time and selected an Orrick partner as Litigator of the Year. All together, Orrick is recognized by Chambers Global for strengths across 43 transactional, litigation and regulatory practice areas in the United States, Asia and Europe.