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Where's Our Flying Car? Charting a Path to Secure, Seamless Enterprise Discovery

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 60 minutes
Recorded Date: January 31, 2018
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1:15 - 2:15 pm
  • Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM)
  • 5 reasons we haven't seen comprehensive IG/eD
  • Catalyst for change?
  • Where can we focus?
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: January 31, 2018


In our 2017 survey, 74% of corporate legal ops professionals say it would benefit the entire legal department if ECM were integrated with eDiscovery, yet the silos persist and grow! How can we make real progress on IG, InfoSec, and repeatable discovery processes in an ever-evolving information climate? Learn how eDiscovery leaders are uniquely positioned to help drive consensus and solve these challenges.

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

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Ethan Ackerman

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Ethan Ackerman counsels clients in complex litigation, particularly as it relates to electronic discovery (eDiscovery). Working with clients and also with other counsel, Ethan tailors plans for effectively handling, and minimizing, electronic discovery in civil litigation, arbitration or administrative proceedings. He advises on all phases of trial practice, including prelitigation counseling regarding legal hold and document preservation, information management and records retention policies, protective orders and relief, discovery response planning, technology-assisted review defensibility, and cost recovery.

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Sharika de Freitas

Litigation Support Manager

Sharika has over 13 years of experience in both law firms and in house managing eDiscovery technology. In her present role her responsibilities include managing software resources that support both in-house and outside counsel eDiscovery efforts, developing protocols throughout the Discovery process and strategically implementing technology where possible to automate workflows in a defensible manner.

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Jay Brudz

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Jay Brudz is a partner in Drinker Biddle’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group and a member of the Data Management and Discovery team. He is also Executive Managing Director of the firm’s technology subsidiary Tritura IG LLC, which provides state-of-the-art technology services. Jay’s experience includes building and managing world class e-discovery operations, internal compliance, and FCPA investigations, and developing enterprise-level information governance best practices.

Jay previously served in several roles that focused on the intersection of applied technology and law, including as Senior Counsel for Legal Technology at General Electric, where he created and led their corporate e-discovery center supporting over 1,200 attorneys. In this role, he was also responsible for all corporate technology initiatives within GE’s legal operation, including the successful implementation of legal hold, e-billing, insider trading compliance, intranet, and patent docketing systems. Jay also previously served as President and Senior Forensic Consultant of Verabit, where he conducted computer forensic investigations and provided expert consultation and testimony in cases ranging from employee misappropriation of trade secrets to FCPA investigations. Prior to that, he was a system architect and lead developer for a database backed Web-based development company specializing in creating customized systems for corporate legal operations. Jay is an accomplished Java, PHP, VisualBasic, and PL-SQL programmer, and he has experience with many other technologies.

Jay has also served as Litigation and Transactions counsel for GE Industrial Systems, where he managed a diverse portfolio of cases and M&A transactions for a $4.5 billion division of General Electric.

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Bennett B. Borden

Partner, Chief Data Scientist, Chair of Information Governance & eDiscovery Group
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Bennett B. Borden is a partner in the firm's Commercial Litigation Practice Group and Co-chair of the Information Governance and eDiscovery Group. He is also an executive managing director of the firm's ediscovery subsidiary, Tritura Information Governance LLC, which provides state of the art ediscovery technology and services to the firm's clients.

Bennett is a globally recognized authority on the legal, technology and policy implications of digital information. Bennett has focused his career on helping clients use the power of information governance to drive strategic litigation outcomes, reduce eDiscovery costs, and improve business operations.

Bennett is Chair of the Cloud Computing Committee and Vice Chair of the eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Committee of the Science and Technology Law Section of the ABA. He is also a founding member of the steering committee for the Electronic Discovery Section of the District of Columbia Bar, an Information Governance drafting group member of The Sedona Conference, an Advisory Committee Member for the Georgetown Paralegal Studies Program and a Board Member for the D.C. Chapter of ARMA. He is a frequent speaker and author and a guest lecturer at Georgetown University Law Center, the University of Virginia Law School, Temple University Law School, and the University of Maryland College of Information Studies.

In addition to conducting both offensive and defensive electronic discovery in complex litigation, Bennett has extensive experience counseling clients on the establishment of information governance and records management policies. He regularly advises multinational clients regarding data privacy, security, and regulatory compliance.

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