The ESI of Today and the ESI of Tomorrow

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 62 minutes
Recorded Date: January 31, 2018
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9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • You Be the Judge: Hypothetical Questions
  • Protecting Privilege
  • ESI Protocols
  • Discovery On Discovery
  • New Sources of ESI and BYOD
  • Geolocation Data and Privacy
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: January 31, 2018


This panel of judges will examine critical issues in ESI (electronically stored information).

This program was recorded on January 31st, 2018.

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Judge Joy Flowers Conti

Chief District Judge
Western District of Pennsylvania

Judge Conti is the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. She has authored articles on e-discovery and is a frequent lecturer at seminars on e-discovery. She is on the editorial review team for the 2017 edition of Judicial Resources to be published by The Sedona Conference, which will address a variety of e-discovery and technology issues. Judge Conti currently is a judicial advisor and a member of the steering committee for the Sedona Conference’s Working Group 10 on Patent Litigation Best Practices. Judge Conti was a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States, and is a former Chair of the Judicial Conference Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System. She received the American Inns of Court 2009 Professionalism Award for the Third Circuit and the 2016 W. Edward Sell Business Lawyer Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Business Law Section.

Prior to her appointment, she was a shareholder with the Pittsburgh office of Buchanan Ingersoll, Professional Corporation, now Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney (“Buchanan”), and prior to joining Buchanan she was a partner with Kirkpatrick, Lockhart, Johnson & Hutchison, now known as K&L Gates LLP. Judge Conti was a Professor of Law at Duquesne University and taught courses on civil procedure, corporations, corporate finance, corporate reorganizations and bankruptcy.

Judge William Matthewman

U.S. Magistrate Judge
Southern District of Florida

United States Magistrate Judge William Matthewman was appointed to the federal bench in 2012. He sits in the West Palm Beach division of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. As a United States Magistrate Judge, he handles both civil and criminal cases. He has presided over trials, evidentiary hearings, discovery hearings, extradition matters, suppression hearings, initial appearance, bond and detention hearings, as well as settlement conferences and numerous other matters. He routinely encounters e-discovery issues and has issued numerous orders and opinions relating to electronic discovery matters. He has also instructed or presented on various issues, including e-discovery, at the University of Florida School of Law, the Sedona Conference, the University of Miami Law School and before other groups, bar associations and at seminars.

Before his judicial appointment, Judge Matthewman was a very active trial attorney who handled both criminal and civil cases. He is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell and has been a member of The Florida Bar and a trial lawyer since 1983. He was a Florida Bar Board Certified criminal trial attorney. As a trial attorney, he handled numerous federal capital cases in various jurisdictions and tried many high profile, lengthy state and federal cases, some of which trials were covered on television programs such as Dateline, 48 Hours and live on In-Session television. He graduated from the University of Florida School of Law with Honors and was Research Editor on the University of Florida Law Review. He began his career with Holland & Knight in Miami, Florida in 1983 and was also an associate and partner in litigation firms and a sole practitioner.

Before becoming an attorney, he was a police officer in Miami, Florida. He was born in Coral Gables, Florida, has been married over 30 years and has four children.

Hon. Xavier Rodriguez

U.S District Court, Western District of Texas

President George W. Bush appointed Judge Rodriguez to the bench as a United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas in 2003. He is a former Texas Supreme Court Justice and was also a partner in the international law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P.

Judge Rodriguez is a frequent speaker on continuing legal education seminars and has authored numerous articles regarding employment law, discovery, and arbitration issues. He serves as an adjunct professor of law at the St. Mary’s University School of Law. He was elected to membership in the American Law Institute and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Texas Bar Foundation. He was awarded the Rosewood Gavel Award for outstanding judicial service from the St. Mary’s University School of Law in 2011.

Hon. Andrew J. Peck

United States Magistrate Judge
Southern District of New York

Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck was appointed United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York on February 27, 1995, and served as Chief Magistrate Judge in 2004-2005. He graduated with honors from Cornell University in 1974 and from Duke University School of Law in 1977, where he was Notes & Comments Editor of the Duke Law Journal. Judge Peck is a member of the Duke Law School Board of Visitors (2012- ).

Judge Peck served as law clerk to Judge Paul Roney of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh (then the Fifth) Circuit, during the 1977-1978 term. Judge Peck was an associate and then Counsel at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison,from 1978-1995.

Judge Peck is a frequent lecturer on issues relating to electronic discovery and is a member of the Sedona Conference and the Sedona Conference Judicial Advisory Board. He was awarded the Champion of Technology Award for 2011 by Law Technology News.

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