The 12th Annual Sedona Conference Institute Program on eDiscovery

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 7:30am to Friday, March 2, 2018 - 1:00pm
Nashville, TN
United States

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

Wednesday, February 28, 6 pm to 8 pm - Welcome reception


In more than 20 years since a federal judge declared "Today it is black letter law that computerized data is discoverable," eDiscovery has been a catalyst for a transformation in the day-to-day practice of law, resulting in a re-definition of legal professionalism. Business process concepts are now applied to client representation and litigation activities. Project management and computer skills are now required for lawyers, not just legal support personnel. Newly-developed technologies are now routinely applied to activities that used to be performed manually. New rules and developing case law require the application of proportionality and accountability to the eDiscovery process. Technological competence is now an ethical duty for the entire profession, not just eDiscovery counsel. At the same time, eDiscovery is becoming embedded into all aspects of litigation, and is no longer considered an esoteric specialty area. The skills and technologies developed initially to assist in eDiscovery processes are finding their way into other areas of legal practice, and lawyers formerly identified as eDiscovery counsel are moving into Information Governance, Security, Privacy, Regulatory Compliance, International Trade, White-collar Criminal Defense, and many other substantive fields.

In this two-day program, we continue The Sedona Conference Institute's decade-long reputation for presenting cutting edge, practical, and balanced training for lawyers and legal support personnel addressing information technology issues. We will bring participants up to speed on developments in eDiscovery rules, case law, and legal practice, but this time with an emphasis on how these developments can be applied equally to other areas of legal practice.

A stellar faculty will lead participants in dialogue on: Applying What We Have Learned From "eDiscovery 1.0" to New and Evolving Legal Challenges Recent eDiscovery Rule Amendments, Case Law, and Court Pilot Projects Discovery of ESI from Apps, Personal Devices, and the Internet of Things Using Data Analytics and Metrics to Achieve Proportionality Selection and Evaluation of Legal Technology Developing and Executing a Data Breach Response Plan Cross-Border eDiscovery and Data Transfer Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, and the Law And the ever-popular Judicial Roundtable, providing observations from the bench and practical guidance for the bar.

Attendance at the annual TSCI program has always been limited to assure the greatest possible degree of audience participation and dialogue with the faculty, and almost every year the program sells out.

We have obtained a very favorable group rate of $229 per night (plus tax) for a block of rooms on the evenings of Wednesday and Thursday. Limited accommodations at the same rate are available up to three nights before and after the conference. Information on making hotel reservations will accompany your email conference registration confirmation.

We hope to see you in Nashville!

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Hermosa Beach, CA

University of Waterloo

Waterloo, ON, Canada

Confirmed Faculty

Littler Mendelson, PC

New York, NY, USA

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

New York, NY, USA

Berkeley Research Group LLC
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

New York, NY, USA

Redgrave LLP

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Innovative Driven

Alpine, UT, USA

Sutter Health
Federal Trade Commission
Hood, P.C.

San Francisco, CA, USA

Sidley Austin LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Littler Mendelson P.C.

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Lincoln Financial Group

Radnor, PA, USA

Repario Data

Milford, CT, USA

DLA Piper

New York, NY, USA

Stroz Friedberg LLC
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

Tampa, FL, USA

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

Plano, TX, USA

Performance Food Group
Baylor Law School

Dallas, TX, USA

Perkins Coie LLP
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Newark, NJ, USA

The Sedona Conference

Phoenix, AZ, USA