Los Angeles Agenda

The 2017 Agenda is coming soon.

A copy of the 2016 agenda is below.


8:30am – 9:00am
Continental Breakfast and Registration

9:00am – 9:30am
Session 1: Polling the Audience

  • What are your pain points, biggest issues?
  • What is your role?
  • What do you want to get out of the seminar?

9:30am – 10:30am
Session 2: Proportionality in Discovery: Change to 26(b) (1): Sea Change or Minor Tweak?

  • Has 26 (b)(1) front loaded the discovery dispute process?
  • What facts/metrics do parties need to bring to the table?
  • Can proportionality be achieved without transparency?
  • Rule 37 (e) and the impact on inherent judicial authority to sanction spoliation

10:30am – 11:00am
Coffee Break

11:00am – 12:00pm
Session 3: Managing Data from hiring to Firing and All the Data Created in Between

  • Who’s involved in the Data Management process
  • Is “employee privacy” an oxymoron in the U.S.? What about employees’ personal data on company devices?
  • BYOD – risks and rewards day-to-day and in Discovery
  • When do we have Custody and Control over employee data
  • Employees’ authorized and ad hoc use of the Cloud, Instant Messaging, and other technologies
  • Social Media-employers’ rights to review, limit and seek discovery
  • Best practice for departing employees or transitioning employees (dealing with leavers and changers)

12:00pm – 12:45pm
Session 4: Cross-Border Issues – Proactive and Reactive Tips

  • What will be the impact of the new EU Data Protection Regulation? Section 43 (a)
  • How does the Schrems decision change our discovery practices?
  • Are courts and regulators becoming more or less understanding of data privacy issues?

12:45pm – 1:45pm
Networking Luncheon
1:45pm – 2:45pm
Session 5: E-Discovery in Investigations: A Different Context

  • Investigations v. litigation
  • Government investigations v. internal investigations
  • Overcoming the “fear factor”
  • Employee misconduct and data theft

2:45pm – 3:30pm
Session 6: Developments in Search

  • Should search and culling be the first question when trying to reduce volume
  • What is the best way to negotiate search (terms and TAR)?
  • Best way to text and refine search criteria
  • How do lawyers fail to present their case for reasonable search to the court?

3:30pm – 4:00pm
Networking Break
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Session 7: Ethics in E-Discovery

  • Insight into, and involvement in, client’s:
    • preservation
    • collection
  • Meet/confer duties
  • Clawback agreements
  • Avoiding “weaponization” of discovery
  • Ethical obligations when investigating or collecting on-line evidence
  • Ethics of social-media engagement and interactions
  • Need for technical competence
  • Duty to supervise other lawyers and non-lawyers

5:00pm – 5:15pm
Session 8: Wrap-Up and Next Steps


Agenda is subject to change.