Forecast Calls for Cloud Computing- Lawyers Are In Full Bloom When They Embrace What the Cloud Can Do For Them

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 53 minutes
Recorded Date: January 30, 2018
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • What is SaaS?
  • SaaS Scale
  • SaaS Architecture
  • Ethical Considerations
  • Applying Ethics to SaaS
  • Hypothetical Case of SaaS v. On-Prem
  • Paying for SaaS
  • Questions?
Runtime: 53 minutes
Recorded: January 30, 2018


The rise of cloud computing has been one of the most impactful technology disruptors the legal sector has faced since the introduction of the online legal research. Within the next year, 80% of all IT budgets will be committed to cloud solutions needed to support business growth, reduce costs, and improve efficiency, agility, and ultimately the customer experience. The next chapter in legal technology is how to use the cloud. Learn in this session best practices to embracing the cloud and modern technology while exploring techniques that will graduate your law department to a high level of efficiency.

This program was recorded on January 30th, 2018.

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Ian McCauley

Morris James LLP

Ian D. McCauley is a Partner in Morris James’ Business Litigation group and is the firm’s eDiscovery Coordinator. Ian’s practice is focused on electronic discovery from the anticipation to the conclusion of litigation. Ian has significant experience advising litigants in the Court of Chancery, Superior Court, and District Court on making defensible, efficient, and strategic decisions regarding the preservation, collection, processing, review and production of electronically stored information (“ESI”). Ian’s approach employs common sense solutions while emphasizing effective project management and leveraging of emerging technology. His approach is designed to defensibly control the ever-growing costs associated with discovery while providing his clients with a strategic advantage in litigation. In addition to eDiscovery, Ian advises clients and co-counsel on litigation readiness, information governance, and data privacy issues.

Jason Tyrrell

Director of Litigation Support Technology
Sidley Austin LLP

Jason Tyrrell works as a Litigation Support Manager for Sidley Austin LLP at IL, MA. Sidley Austin LLP is a global law firm committed to providing excellent client service, fostering a culture of cooperation and mutual respect, and creating opportunities for lawyers of all backgrounds. With more than 1,700 lawyers in 19 offices around the world, talent and teamwork are central to Sidley’s successful results for clients in all types of legal matters, from complex transactions to “bet the company” litigation to cutting-edge regulatory issues

Sara Johnson Meyers

eDiscovery Legal Counsel
Shire Pharmaceuticals

As eDiscovery legal counsel for Shire Pharmaceuticals, Sara Johnson Meyers oversees all aspects of Shire’s electronic discovery obligations.

Prior to joining Shire, Sara was a Senior Discovery Attorney at Ropes & Gray where she advised clients on all facets of large scale eDiscovery, including best practices for collection, review and production and leveraging review technology tools. In addition, she advised clients on document preservation and retention policies, information governance and cross-border discovery issues. Sara has experience in a wide range of substantive areas in a number of different industries, including pharmaceutical pricing, FCPA compliance, antitrust and data privacy and security.

Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Sara was Senior Litigation Counsel at Wang Laboratories, Inc. and KeySpan Energy.

Hon. Frank Maas (Ret.)

United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York

Hon. Frank Maas (Ret.) served for 17 years as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York, including a two-year term as Chief Magistrate Judge. Before his appointment to the bench, Judge Maas was a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York, a partner in the New York City office of a large commercial litigation law firm headquartered in upstate New York, and First Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Department of Investigation. As First Deputy Commissioner, he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of an internal affairs agency and oversaw the City’s internet security efforts.

Judge Maas is nationally known for his expertise in electronic discovery issues. He is a frequent speaker at the Conference on Preservation Excellence, E-Discovery Institute Leadership Summit, and other venues.

Judge Maas is a member of the Federal Bar Association S.D.N.Y. Chapter Executive Committee; the Federal Bar Council; the Federal Magistrate Judges Association; the Association of the Bar of the City of New York; and, the New York State Bar Association. He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Commercial and Federal Litigation Section since the founding of the Section. Judge Maas comes to JAMS with an exemplary reputation as a settlement judge. Comments from Counsel from the Almanac of the Federal Judiciary include: “He is an excellent settlement judge.” “He comes up with creative solutions.” “He is able to recognize what is important. Then he addresses it.”

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