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Advice from Counsel: An Inside Look at Streamlining E-Discovery Programs

Original Broadcast Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Cost: FREE

Sponsored by:

FTI Technology

How does your e-discovery program measure up to some of the world's leading corporations?

REGISTER NOW and learn how other companies are dealing with the risk and cost of e-discovery.

Attendees of this session will learn about:

  • Top advice from peers for creating effective e-discovery programs
  • Important considerations when selecting legal service providers and software technology
  • Strategies for measuring savings and predicting e-discovery costs
  • Current perspectives on choosing between in-house and outsourcing strategies for e-discovery

Join Ari Kaplan of Ari Kaplan Advisors, Vincent Miraglia of International Paper and Veeral Gosalia of FTI Technology as they share the findings of the third annual, "Advice from Counsel" survey. All registered attendees receive a complimentary copy of the survey results.

Register now!

About the Survey

For the third consecutive year, Ari Kaplan of Ari Kaplan Advisors surveyed corporate counsel of Fortune 1000 companies, asking their advice for implementing cost-effective and defensible e-discovery programs.

From tips for companies just beginning to develop their e-discovery programs to outlining their process dealing with multinational litigation or investigations, this year's feedback was varied and covered a wide range of topics.

Although it's clear that each corporate environment requires a customized approach, legal leaders can evaluate the advice given in relation to their own e-discovery requirements which may ultimately lead to cost savings and efficiency gains.

Featured Speakers:

Ari Kaplan
  • Ari Kaplan
  • Principal
  • Ari Kaplan Advisors

The New York Law Journal called Ari Kaplan’s first book, The Opportunity Maker: Strategies for Inspiring Your Legal Career Through Creative Networking and Business Development (Thomson-West, 2008), a “must-have treasure box of marketing ideas,” and CEOs have described his new book, Reinventing Professional Services: Building Your Business in the Digital Marketplace (Wiley, 2011), as “an essential guide” that “expertly showcases the multitude of opportunities the digital age has brought to the professional services market.” After nearly nine years practicing with large law firms in Manhattan, Kaplan, recently named to the Fastcase 50 list of innovators in the law, has become the leading copywriter and industry analyst in the legal community. He was the keynote speaker for the 2010 ABA Techshow, and has shared ideas with students and professionals throughout North America and the United Kingdom. The author of over 200 articles, Kaplan received Apex Awards in 2010, 2008 and 2007 for feature writing. He has been recognized in the Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog, the Chicago Tribune, the Miami Herald, the New York Post, the ABA Journal, Above the Law, the National Jurist, the Chicago Lawyer, and the California Recorder, among others publications. He also served as a legal commentator for CNET Radio and has been interviewed on CNN, WGN-TV Chicago and Good Morning San Diego. Named a “Law Star” by LawCrossing, Kaplan provides law-related ghostwriting for a number of companies, firms and individuals in the legal industry. He also provides consulting to individuals and organizations interested in creating deeper connections with law students, lawyers, legal administrators, and other legal professionals.

Vincent Miraglia
  • Vincent Miraglia
  • Chief Counsel
  • International Paper

Vincent Miraglia is Chief Counsel for Litigation at International Paper. In addition to managing the company’s employment litigation and all litigation related to its xpedx distribution business, Mr. Miraglia has lead the company's efforts related to electronic discovery. He works with the company's in-house counsel, information technology department and records management group to develop processes, plans and strategies to deal with electronic discovery. He also counsels the company's litigation attorneys regarding compliance and best practices. Mr. Miraglia has been a litigation attorney since 1995, having practiced primarily in the area of labor and employment. Prior to joining International Paper, he practiced with the Labor & Employment Group at McGuireWoods in Washington, DC.

Vincent Miraglia
  • Veeral Gosalia
  • Senior Managing Director
  • FTI Technology

Veeral Gosalia is a senior managing director in the FTI Technology segment and is based in New York. Mr. Gosalia’s areas of expertise include data preservation, data analysis, computer forensics and e-discovery. He has assisted attorneys and corporations in understanding the issues surrounding electronic evidence—including the acquisition, analysis and production of data. His industry experience includes the health care, consumer and industrial goods, entertainment, biotech, food retail and service, hospitality and insurance sectors. Mr. Gosalia has extensive computer forensics experience and has assisted in forensic acquisition and examination of computer systems, e-mail and various types of computer media. He has acquired several hundred computer images and coordinated seizure efforts across the world. Additionally, Mr. Gosalia has experience in EU data privacy issues regarding computer acquisitions and tape restorations and has been an expert witness—providing expert reports in matters related to evidence destruction and theft, spoliation and chain of custody issues. Mr. Gosalia has worked on large electronic discovery document processing and review projects and is trained in Attenex Patterns, Ringtail, and several litigation support packages. Having set up several remote data processing and review sites across the world, he has processed foreign language data and developed machine language translation workflows. Select experience in this area includes leading the processing and searching of terabytes of multi language data documents—including Chinese, Korean, Japanese, French, German, and Portuguese—for a major health care firm. Prior to joining FTI, Mr. Gosalia worked at Deloitte & Touche in the Dispute Consulting Technology practice. There he assisted with the development of a national practice technology infrastructure. Prior to that, he was a computer consultant at Baruch Computing and Technology Center where he diagnosed and repaired hardware, software and networking issues for the entire campus. Mr. Gosalia received his Bachelors in Business Administration degree in computer information systems at Baruch College.

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