From the Iron Rooster to Amazon Alexa: Mobile Discovery and the Internet of Things

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 58 minutes
Recorded Date: January 31, 2018
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2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
  • The Proliferation of mobile, social, and Internet of Things (IoT) Data
  • Employee Mobile Data: Montgomery v. Iron Rooster Annapolis, LLC
  • Non-Party Mobile Data: Ronnie Van Zant, Inc. v. Pyle
  • Internet of Things Data: State v. Bates
  • Privacy and Mobile Data: Carpenter v. United States
  • Takeaways and best practices
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: January 31, 2018


Whether it’s missing mobile data (Montgomery v. Iron Rooster-Annapolis, LLC), digital data in a truck (Below v. Yokohama Tire Corp.), Fitbit data (State v. Dabate), or data from an Amazon Alexa (State v. Bates) mobile discovery and data from the Internet of Things (IoT) devices present challenges, not only for litigants and their lawyers, but for corporate organizations, paralegals, and technologists as well.

In this session, lawyers and consultants, including a former Department of Justice cybercrime coordinator, a prominent discovery attorney, a corporate information governance expert, and a leading legal industry analyst, will address the legal, technical, and practical considerations of mobile, social, and IoT data, including preservation requirements and data privacy limitations.

This program was recorded as part of LegalTech on January 31st, 2018.

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Edward J. McAndrews

Ballard Spahr LLP

Edward J. McAndrew is a counselor, investigator, and trial lawyer who helps clients navigate life in the digital world. He is co-leader of the firm's Privacy and Data Security Group.

Named a "Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Trailblazer" by The National Law Journal, Mr. McAndrew advises clients on cybersecurity, digital privacy, cyber-incident response, social media, online speech, defamation, commercial, employment, intellectual property, corporate governance, and regulatory compliance, and enforcement matters. He also advises clients on cyber-based national security issues, as well as governmental demands for third party data and assistance in investigations. Outside of the cyber arena, he handles civil and criminal investigations, litigation, and trials in various substantive areas.

Mr. McAndrew most recently served for nearly a decade as a federal cybercrime prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Eastern District of Virginia and for the District of Delaware. A Cybercrime Coordinator and National Security Cyber Specialist, Mr. McAndrew has worked in every major area of technology facilitated crime, including network intrusions and cyber-attacks; digital espionage; identity and intellectual property theft; financial, government contracting, and tax fraud; money laundering; export control violations; cyberstalking; obstruction of justice; online child exploitation; narcotics and firearms trafficking; and terrorism. He has handled a multitude of high-profile, complex and sensitive investigations, trials and appeals—many involving cutting-edge legal and technological issues.

Prior to joining the U.S. Department of Justice, Mr. McAndrew was a litigation partner and deputy practice group leader in the Washington, D.C. office of an international law firm. In addition to managing a national practice group, he focused on complex civil and regulatory litigation and white collar investigations in various industries, including advertising, broadcasting, chemical, education, energy, gaming, financial services, health care, insurance, media, retail, telecommunications, and transportation.

Mr. McAndrew serves by appointment on the Delaware Supreme Court’s Commission on Law and Technology. As the leader of the Commission’s Data Security Working Group, he has developed leading practices and educational programs relating to cybersecurity and digital privacy for lawyers and legal services organizations.

He is a frequent commentator, presenter and author on legal issues related to cybersecurity, digital privacy, cybercrime, computer forensics and Internet safety.

Ari Kaplan, Esq.

Ari Kaplan Advisors

Ari Kaplan, who has been writing for ALM publications since the late 1990s, is the author of The Opportunity Maker: Strategies for Inspiring Your Legal Career Through Creative Networking and Business Development (Thomson-West, 2008) and Reinventing Professional Services: Building Your Business in the Digital Marketplace (Wiley, 2011), which was also released in Japanese.

After nearly nine years practicing with large law firms in New York City, Kaplan, an inaugural Fastcase 50 honoree and a finalist for ILTA's 2015 Thought Leader of the Year award, has become a leading legal industry analyst. He is the principal researcher for a variety of widely distributed benchmarking reports and has also been the keynote speaker for events in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and throughout the U.S. Kaplan is the founder of the Lawcountability business development platform.

Jake Frazier, Esq

Senior Managing Director
FTI Consulting

Jake Frazier is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and heads the Information Governance, Privacy & Security practice within the Technology segment. Mr. Frazier helps legal, records, information technology and information security departments to identify, develop, evaluate and implement in-house electronic discovery and information governance processes, programs and solutions. These solutions are designed to produce the largest return on investment while simultaneously reducing risk.

Mr. Frazier regularly participates in thought leadership activities, including as a founding member of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), a member of the Sedona Conference, faculty director of the Compliance Governance and Oversight Council (CGOC) and as an Advisory Cabinet Member of the Masters Conference.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Frazier was the Information Lifecycle Governance Practice Lead for IBM. Mr. Frazier also served as Senior Director of e-Discovery and archiving at EMC Corporation. He has also held the position of Vice President at RenewData Corporation.

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