2016 Legal Hold and Data Preservation Benchmark Survey Results
Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time: 2pm ET | 11am PT
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Now in the fourth year, the 2016 Legal Hold and Data Preservation Benchmark Survey is the most extensive survey focused on how in-house legal professionals handle data preservation and collections. The survey explores the process maturity and current attitudes toward preservation and electronic discovery from the largest sample of corporate legal teams contacted annually – which each year reaches out to several hundred organizations.
This webcast will reveal the latest (2016) findings on the demographics, processes, common pain points and risks associated with legal holds and data preservation/collection, including:
- The rate at which process maturity is evolving and its impact on satisfaction, confidence and risk
- Trends in preservation activity and it’s effect on the EDRM downstream
- Compare four years of data to show how in-house litigation response is evolving from 2013-16
- Included will be ideas to improve your efficiency, confidence and satisfaction based on habits of those who are doing it best.
- The likelihood that a preservation matter will move on to discovery and trial phases
- How automation affects organizational confidence and enables best practices compliance
- Essential habits of the most mature, defensible and efficient organizations
- Brad Harris
- VP of Products, Zapproved
- Brad has more than 30 years of experience in the high technology and enterprise software sectors, helping Fortune 1000 companies enhance their e-discovery preparedness through technology and process improvement. Brad is a frequent author and speaker on data preservation and e-discovery issues, including articles in National Law Journal, Corporate Counsel, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel and Information Management and Legaltech News. He has presented at leading industry events such as LegalTech New York. Prior to joining Zapproved, he led the development of electronic discovery readiness consulting efforts for Fios, Inc. from 2004 to 2009. He has held senior management positions at prominent public and privately held companies, including Hewlett-Packard, Tektronix and Merant.
- Ron Hedges
- Senior Counsel, Member Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group, Dentons
- Former Magistrate Judge, U.S. District of New Jersey
- Principal, Ronald J. Hedges, LLC
- Ronald J. Hedges 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 was formerly 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.
- Mary Mack
- Executive Director, ACEDS
- E-discovery pioneer Mary Mack is currently the Executive Director for ACEDS, where she brings more than a decade of strong credibility and sound leadership within the e-discovery community.” Mary is known for her skills in relationship and community building as well as for the depth of her e-discovery knowledge. Frequently sought out by media for comment on industry issues, she has spoken at venues including Gartner Symposium, the American Bar Association International Law Committee, the Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Conference, and others. Mary is the author of A Process of Illumination: The Practical Guide to Electronic Discovery, considered by many to be the first popular book on e-discovery. She is the co-editor of the Thomson Reuters West treatise, eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel.