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LegalTech Tackles E-Discovery and Cybersecurity
Panels address risk management, information governance, regulatory hurdles, the cloud, e-discovery spending.
Mark Gerlach, Law Technology News
June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
LegalTech West Coast kicks off June 24 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, promising two days chock-full of informative panels. The second day offers 11 panels within four tracks: information governance; mobility and security; cost control and efficiency; and investment/fund management compliance.
The day begins with what should be a provocative keynote starting at 9 a.m. “Navigating Today’s Cyber Environment: How Secure Is Our Data?” panelists will discuss client confidentiality in light of National Security Agency surveillance of U.S. law firms revealed by Edward Snowden, as well as the technology available to protect firm and corporate data from malicious hackers. The program was inspired by Law Technology News’ April cover story by Editor-in-Chief Monica Bay, who will moderate the discussion. Panelists include Judy Selby, a partner at Baker & Hostetler; Ray Aghaian, a partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge; John Tomaszewski, a senior counsel at Seyfarth Shaw; Jason Ruger, the chief security officer at Motorola Mobility; and David Cunningham, the CIO at Winston & Strawn.
Among the panel offerings:
Track 1: Information Governance: “Information Governance: More Than Defensible Disposition,” 10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. The panel addresses how obsolete, redundant or transitory information is no longer needed for operational, legal/regulatory or historical purposes. John Isaza, a partner at Rimon, flies solo. Sponsored by ARMA International.
Track 2: Mobility and Security: “Moving Your Practice to the Cloud to Enhance Efficiency and Security,” 1 p.m.-2:15 p.m. The panel is designed for smaller firms transitioning to the cloud. Edwin Larkin, a partner at Edwards Wildman Palmer, also is a soloist. Sponsored by Dell Software, a division of Dell Inc., and eSentire Inc.
Track 3: Cost Control and Efficiency: “Reducing Discovery Expenses: How to Accelerate the Discovery Process and Save Money,” 1 p.m.-2:15 p.m. This panel will discuss ways to decrease the cost of e-discovery. David Cohen, a partner at Reed Smith, will moderate the panel, which includes Christopher Acosta, the director of practice management at Nossaman; Claire Hass, the discovery counsel at Google; and Martyn Wiltshire, the director of strategic IT initiatives at SanDisk. Sponsored by SanDisk Corp., Onit and Lenovo Group.
Track 4: Investment/Fund Management Compliance: “Utilizing Technology to Navigate the Global Legal and Regulatory Environment,” 10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. The panel’s focus is on complying with regulatory reporting requirements and applying technology to a compliance management program. Speakers: Keith Kirk, the deputy general counsel and chief compliance officer at DoubleLine Capital, and Jay Gould, a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop. Sponsored by the California Hedge Association.
The day also includes “emerging technology” offerings that are open to all attendees.
See Day 1 preview here.
Mark Gerlach is a staff reporter for Law Technology News.
Companies, agencies mentioned: eSentire Inc. Track 3 | Management Compliance | Discovery Process | DoubleLine Capital | Dell Software | Motorola Mobility | Global Legal and Regulatory Environment | Google Inc. | Hedge Association | Arma International | Bonaventure, Quebec Hotel | SanDisk Corporation | Dell Inc. | National Security Agency
Law firms mentioned: Baker & Hostetler | Edwards Wildman Palmer | McKenna Long & Aldridge | Nossaman | Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman | Reed Smith | Seyfarth Shaw | Winston & Strawn
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