by Keely McKee on January 10, 2017
It’s a time of year that legal professionals know all too well: the holiday lull has come to an end and you’re trading a plate of cookies in for a full plate of cases. It’s a new year and you’re embarking on new adventures to fulfill your resolutions. And, of course, Legaltech New York is approaching quickly.
Because your to-do list is full, we’ve compiled for you a list of what we think will be some of the best sessions of Legaltech 2017. With a range of topics to be covered, we hope these recommendations will spark some ideas for your agenda.
Future of the Industry
1. Trends, Technology, and Talent in the Second Machine Age
Tuesday, January 31, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Legaltech will kick off with a keynote from Andrew McAfee, director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy and New York Times bestselling author of The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies. He’ll share ideas about the extreme technology progress we’ll see over the next 10 years as well as how it will impact and disrupt businesses.
No one can deny that technology has quickly become a pillar in the legal industry. We’re excited to hear McAfee’s thoughts on the innovations that will shape the future of business.
2. Predictions on the Future of e-Discovery Law, Business, and Practice
Thursday, February 2, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
In this final session of Legaltech, moderated by kCura’s e-Discovery Counsel and Legal Content Director David Horrigan, members of the bar and bench and industry analysts predict the future of e-discovery, including how the law will change, how the industry will change, and how law firms and corporations will deal with exploding data volumes in the coming decades of the 21st Century.
Panelists include Chicago Kent College of Law Professor Daniel Martin Katz, United States Magistrate Judge James Francis IV (S.D.N.Y), Microsoft Assistant General Counsel Dennis Garcia, FRONTEO USA CEO Andrew Jimenez , and CodeX: The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics Fellow Monica Bay. You’ll be better off missing your flight than missing out on their predictions for what’s coming.
3. New Frontiers for International e-Discovery
Thursday, February 2, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
With the increase in data privacy and protection requirements around the globe, cross-border e-discovery challenges are only growing. If you’re involved in international matters, don’t miss this panel of US and international legal experts—moderated by kCura’s Vice President of International Steve Couling—as they discuss ways to prepare for and navigate the new frontiers of international e-discovery.
Panelists include eDisclosure Information Project Founder Chris Dale, McCann Fitzgerald Partner Karyn Harty, kCura’s David Horrigan, and Alvarez & Marsal Senior Director of Forensic Technology Davin Teo.
4. Workflows for Email Threading
Wednesday, February 1, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
With email threading becoming essential to all cases, find out how to take it to the next level with several threading workflows to address specific real-life scenarios. This session will share best practices and new visualization tools that will help you better understand conversations and tell a cohesive story through email threading.
Register for Workflows for Email Threading and take a look at more Relativity sessions to help simplify your e-discovery process with topics such as ECA and investigation, creating dashboards, and the latest software enhancements.
5. Data Visualization Workshop
Tuesday, January 31, 4:45 – 5:45 p.m.
Visualization tools make it easier to understand data and discover new insights. This workshop will allow you to get hands-on with the latest data visualization tools and will walk through how to create widgets and dashboards to help solve everyday challenges from legal hold through production.
Registration is required for the Data Visualization Workshop, so make sure to sign up. While you’re at it, check out the Analytics for Attorneys Workshop for another opportunity to get hands-on at Legaltech.
Expanding Areas of e-Discovery
6. e-Discovery for Investigations and Criminal Matters
Thursday, February 2, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Traditionally, e-discovery has been a part of complex commercial litigation, but as electronically stored information becomes a ubiquitous part of everyday life, the frontiers of e-discovery are expanding to new areas of law and corporate governance, including investigations and criminal matters. Moderated by kCura e-Discovery Counsel and Legal Content Director David Horrigan, this will be a discussion amongst influential speakers from government and private practice.
Panelists include US Attorney District for the Virgin Islands Ronald W. Sharpe, US District Judge Xavier Rodriguez (W.D. Tex.), The World Bank Senior Counsel Stan Simpson, and Ballard Spahr Partner Ed McAndrew.
Compliance and Information Governance
7. Putting Technology to Work for Compliance: How to Gain Information Insight with Advanced Data Analytics
Tuesday, January 31, 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Presented by DiscoverReady, a panel of compliance experts will share how they leverage data analytics technology and defensible processes to create streamlined workflows. DiscoverReady’s VP of Discovery Operations Jeanna Somma will moderate the group’s discussion of how to meet expanding and more complex compliance requirements.
Panelists include American Electric Power Legal Operations & Discovery Manager Julie Richer, Oracle Senior Global Compliance Counsel Marc J. Shanker, and Chris Sitter of Juniper Networks.
8. Law Firms & Corporate Legal Working Together to Solve Business Issues
Tuesday, January 31, 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
ILTA is hosting a panel, moderated by American Electric Power Legal Technology Program Manager Julie Richer, to debate the optimal data strategy for collection, preservation, measurement, and metrics. The panel will discuss what data you should start collecting today and how to leverage the technology you already have in place to improve data measurement and collaboration.
Panelists include King & Spalding Director of e-Discovery Project Management Rose Jones, Toyota Motor Sales Director of Legal Operations & Legal Support Eric Lieber, Purdue Pharma Senior Director of Legal Operations & e-Discovery Tom Morrissey, and Chadbourne and Park Associate Stephanie DiFazio.
Have questions about the Relativity or kCura-hosted sessions? Let us know in the comments below or stop by booth 407 at Legaltech.
Keely McKee is a member of the marketing communications team at kCura, specializing in content development.