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Managing Risk and Reducing Exposure Using Technology

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 60 minutes
Recorded Date: June 14, 2016
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • How can technology help parties assess damages accurately?
  • Can analytics tools improve corporate eligibility for cooperation credit in government investigations?
  • Are there software solutions to help lawyers evaluate “big data” for successful settlement negotiations?
  • How can in-house counsel make strategic decisions using technology for early case assessment?
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: June 14th, 2016


This panel will discuss ways to manage risk and reduce exposure by using technology.

This program was recorded on June 14th, 2016.

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Kim Berger

Senior Counsel, Compliance

Kim A. Berger is currently a member of the Economic Crimes unit in the United States Attorney's Office in the Northern District of California, where she focuses on securities fraud cases and complex economic crimes. Previously, Kim was a Deputy Chief of the Fraud Section based in Washington, D.C., where she supervised a group of prosecutors investigating economic crimes in districts across the country. Kim also served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where she was a member of the Securities Fraud unit as well as the Co-Chief of the General Crimes and Major Crimes units.

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James A. Sherer

Baker & Hostetler, LLP

James Sherer is a Partner in the New York office of BakerHostetler, where he co-chairs the Information Governance practice team and serves as part of the E-Discovery and Management and Privacy and Data Protection groups. James assists with oversight of discovery and Electronically Stored Information issues for firm clients. James is also tasked with “deep dive” technological and case law-related assignments for omnibus motions and case strategy. James’s work focuses on advising on merger & acquisition due diligence; information governance practices and policies for clients; and client corporate structure and business offerings regarding international data privacy requirements.

Prior to joining BakerHostetler, James worked as an in-house litigator with a Fortune 500 company and previously practiced litigation in New York. James holds the CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM, and FIP data privacy credentials, the CIP and IGP designations, and the CEDS eDiscovery specialist credential.

James attended the University of Michigan, Central Michigan University for his MBA in finance, and Columbia Law School. James is a member of The Sedona Conference? Working Groups One, Six and Eleven and served on the Search, Achieving Quality, and Data Privacy and Security Drafting Teams. He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association EDiscovery Committee as well as the New York eDiscovery Counsel Roundtable. James writes, speaks, and lectures on ediscovery, information governance, privacy, investigation and merger and acquisition issues.

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Alex Ponce de Leon

Corporate Counsel
Google, Inc.

Alex Ponce de Leon is corporate counsel for Google Inc. focusing on discovery issues. He develops and implements innovative and efficient discovery strategies for a wide variety of litigation matters, including, complex litigation, patent cases, and internal investigations. Besides managing his own discovery caseload, he also implements new discovery policies and procedures designed to reduce costs and mitigate legal risk across the company. He is a member of the California Bar Association's Council on Access and Fairness. He was recently named a "Top 10 30-Something" by the Association of Corporate Counsel.

Prior to joining Google, Alex was a senior litigation counsel at the Intel Corporation were he primarily focused on discovery and general litigation matters. While at Intel he received over a dozen departmental honors and earned a 2014 Intel Achievement Award. Alex began his legal career as an associate at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman where he worked on large and complex litigation cases. Before practicing law, Alex was a policy advisor for the California State Legislature and a management consultant for Accenture where he worked advising the City of Boston. He received his BA from Brown University, his MSc from the London School of Economics, and his JD from Northwestern University School of Law.

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