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The Data Law Year in Review

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 60 minutes
Recorded Date: March 10, 2022
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Year in Review: Remote Practice
        - In the News
        - Judicial Perspective
        - Legal Issues
Year in Review: eDiscovery
        - In the News
        - Sanctions 
        - Legal Issues
Year in Review: Access to Justice & Technology
        - In the News
        - Initiatives
        - Attorney-Client Privilege

Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: March 10, 2022

For NY - Difficulty Level: For exprienced attorneys only (non-transitional)


Join us as we look back at the year in data law and what it means for the year ahead. We’ll discuss some of the important data law news developments of the year with Zach Warren, editor-in chief of ALM’s Legaltech News, and provide in-depth legal analysis from the bar and bench on these topics with practitioner and judicial perspectives on issues where electronic data are involved, such as access to justice and the attorney-client privilege, sanctions in e-discovery with a default judgment in the Sandy Hook cases, legal and practical considerations in remote legal proceedings, and more.

This program was recorded as part of ALM's Legalweek Conference on March 10th, 2022.

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Kelly Twigger

Principal, ESI Attorneys & CEO
E-Discovery Assistant

Kelly Twigger is equally at home on the basketball court and in court, likely a testament to her undying tenacity, love for strategic sports, and an uncanny eye for game-winning strategies. She calls the shots like she sees them (she’s blunt and brutally honest should the need arise), and like any great athlete, attorney, or coach, thinks six moves ahead in order to create plays that don’t just work — they shine.

For over twenty years, Kelly’s been an attorney focused on eDiscovery and Information Law. Her tech beginnings, however, date back to her first job in high school – building clone computers – and since that time, she’s made impressive strides as an attorney, litigator, innovator in eDiscovery and information law, a mother, and lover of all things basketball (did we mention basketball?). Prior to founding ESI Attorneys in 2009, Kelly was a litigation partner at Quarles & Brady LLP, an AmLaw 200 firm.

There, she managed litigation that ranged from the garden-variety breach of contract case to $100 million bet-the- company class actions and multi-district anti- trust matters.

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Zach Warren

Editor-in-Chief, Legaltech News
ALM Media, LLC

Zach Warren is the editor-in-chief of Legaltech News, a national brand of ALM Media. In his role, Zach helps explore the intersection of law and technology, leading one of the premier outlets for legal technology news and analysis while also writing and editing both feature and daily articles for's network of magazines, including The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel.

Before LTN, Zach worked at InsideCounsel magazine and sports analytics startup numberFire. He currently lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, and has received his MBA from the University of Minnesota and undergraduate degree from Northwestern University.

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David Horrigan

Discovery Counsel & Legal Education Director

David Horrigan is Relativity’s discovery counsel and legal content director. An attorney, law school guest lecturer, e-discovery industry analyst, and award-winning journalist, David has served as counsel at the Entertainment Software Association, reporter and assistant editor at The National Law Journal, and analyst and counsel at 451 Research. He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Legaltech News and the Data Law Board of Advisors at the Yeshiva University Cardozo Law School.

David holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida, and he studied international law at Universiteit Leiden in the Netherlands. He is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia.

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Hon. Tanya R. Kennedy

Associate Justice, Appellate Division
New York State Supreme Court

Honorable Tanya R. Kennedy is Associate Justice, Appellate Division, First Judicial Department, New York Supreme Court. Before being elevated to the appellate bench, Justice Kennedy served as Justice of the Supreme Court, New York County, as well as in Criminal Court, Civil Court, and Family Court.

Prior to her judicial service, Justice Kennedy served in the New York City Law Department and in the Bronx Tort Division, where she served as Assistant Deputy Chief. Justice Kennedy has served as President of the National Association of Women Judges, and she was selected by Penn State University’s Board of Trustees to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2020.

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Hon. Ronald J. Hedges

Senior Counsel

Ronald is a member of Dentons' Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group. He has extensive experience in e-discovery and in the management of complex litigation and has served as a special master, arbitrator and mediator. He also consults on management and discovery of electronically stored information (“ESI”).

Ron Hedges was a United States Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey from 1986 to 2007. While a magistrate judge, he was the Compliance Judge for the Court Mediation Program, a member of the Lawyers Advisory Committee, and both a member of, and reporter for, the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee. From 2001 to 2005 he was a member of the Advisory Group of Magistrate Judges.

Ron was an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University School, where he taught mediation skills. He was an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and remains an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law—Newark. He taught courses on electronic discovery and evidence at both these schools. Ron was a Fellow at the Center for Information Technology of Princeton University for 2010-11 and 2011-12. He is also a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas.

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