The Sedona Conference Working Group 6 Annual Meeting 2021

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 12:00pm to Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 4:15pm

Online (Zoom)

The 2021 Annual Meeting of Working Group 6 on International Electronic Information Management, Discovery, and Disclosure (WG6) will be held online on Wednesday-Thursday, February 17-18, 2021, from Noon-4:15 pm EST each day.

The meeting's focus will be on new outlines and drafts in need of WG6 member review and comment, including the following topics:

  • Proportionality in cross-border discovery
  • Discovery under 28 U.S.C. § 1782
  • International legal holds
  • Cross-border privilege issues
  • Ephemeral messaging
  • International Litigation Principles, Second Edition

The Sedona Conference will seek CLE accreditation in accordance with rules and regulations set forth by individual jurisdictions for virtual meetings. Various state MCLE authorities require that we verify your live, active participation throughout the program. 

Corporate Counsel Meeting

There will be a meeting of corporate counsel (February 19, 11 am-12:15 pm EST). The meeting is limited to WG6 corporate counsel and The Sedona Conference leadership to discuss and benchmark cross-border transfer best practices in a more relaxed and informal setting. This intimate forum will allow for a discussion of issues of specific importance to corporate counsel. The organizers of this meeting will contact registered corporate counsel separately with more details, including an agenda.

Dialogue Leaders

Littler Mendelson, PC

New York, NY, USA


Armonk, NY, USA

Volkswagen Group of America

Herndon, VA, USA

Kellerhals Carrard

Basel, Switzerland

Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP

Atlanta, GA, USA

Carlsen Law Corporation

Agoura Hills, CA, USA

kl gates

Washington, DC, USA

Mayer Brown LLP

New York, NY, USA

Innovative Driven

Alpine, UT, USA


New York, NY

National Labor Relations Board

Washington, DC, USA

Center for Information Policy Leadership

Brussels, Belgium

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

New York, NY, USA


Minnetonka, MN, USA

PrimeLine Utility Services LLC

Armonk, NY, USA

Gonzaga University School of Law

Spokane, WA, USA

Ernst & Young LLP
EY Japan

Tokyo, Japan

Bradley Arant Boalt Cummings LLP

Nashville, TN, USA

DLA Piper

Boston, MA, USA

Seeger Weiss LLP

Jersey City, NJ, USA

Redgrave LLP

Chantilly, VA, USA

King & Spalding

Atlanta, GA, USA


New York, NY, USA

Stone Law Group PLLC

New York, NY, USA

Crowell & Moring LLP

Washington, D.C., USA

Merlin Search Technologies, Inc.

Denver, CO, USA

Bleichmar Fonti & Auld LLP

Oakland, CA, USA

The Sedona Conference

Phoenix, AZ, USA

Warner Norcross & Judd

Kalamazoo, MI, USA

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Florham Park, NJ, USA


Time Session Panelists
  Wednesday, February 17, 2021 (all times EST)  
12:00 — 12:15 Welcome & Overview Natascha Gerlach, Craig Weinlein
12:15 — 1:30 Proportionality in cross-border discovery Ross Gotler*, Jim Calvert, Jennifer Scullion, Jay Yelton, Michael Zogby
1:30 — 1:45 Break  
1:45 — 2:45 Discovery under 28 U.S.C. § 1782 John Conlon*, Miles Carlsen, Hon. James Francis (ret.), Jonathan Sablone, Ralph Stone
2:45 — 3:00 Break  
3:00 — 4:15 International legal holds Ronni Solomon*, Eric Mandel, Daryl Osuch, John Tredennick
4:15 — 5:15 Reception  
Time Session Panelists
  Thursday, February 18, 2021 (all times EST)  
12:00 — 1:15 Cross-border privilege issues Nichole Sterling*William Marsillo, Todd Presnell, Jeane A. Thomas
1:15 — 1:30 Break  
1:30 — 2:45 Ephemeral messaging Phil Favro*, Stacey Blaustein, Guillermo Christensen, David Gaston, Agnieszka McPeak
2:45 — 3:00 Break  
3:00 — 4:15 International Litigation Principles, Second Edition Denise Backhouse*, Kevin Brady, Oliver Brupbacher, David Shonka, Lesley Weaver

*Panel Moderator