Advice from Counsel: Trends that Will Change E-Discovery (And what to do about them now)
Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Time: 1pm ET | 10am PT
For the fourth consecutive year, corporate counsel of Fortune 1000 companies are sharing their thoughts on e-discovery, and this year the focus is on the evolving trends that will impact the legal industry for years to come. From incorporating analytics for greater legal review productivity, to effectively managing a “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) workplace environment, attend this session to learn about where e-discovery is going, and what you can do today to better prepare for these changes.
Discussion topics to include:
- The legal and technical ramifications of a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) environment
- The role of analytics in improving legal review
- Big Data
- Renee Meisel
- Legal Director
- Dell, Inc
Renee Meisel is a Legal Director for Dell Inc., specializing in litigation and e-discovery. She has been working with Dell since 2006 on cases covering a wide variety of legal areas, including patent, products liability, and regulatory matters.
During her time at Dell, Ms. Meisel has designed and implemented legal hold and e-discovery processes and works continuously on improving efficiency and managing costs of discovery and litigation in general. She also provides support to Dell’s Knowledge Assurance function, which is responsible for corporate information governance, and represents Litigation on the cross-functional council that supports the function.
In addition to her work on processes and company initiatives, Ms. Meisel oversees discovery needs for all types of litigation and other matters requiring large-scale information analysis and document production.
Prior to joining Dell, Ms. Meisel was an associate at Hughes & Luce LLP in Austin. Ms. Meisel graduated from the University of Texas School of Law and has two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Oklahoma.
- Ari Kaplan
- 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, named to the inaugural 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 other 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.
- Mike Kinnaman
- Senior Managing Director
- FTI Technology
Mike Kinnaman is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Technology, overseeing the practice’s product marketing efforts. He is an active participant in e-discovery industry groups including the Sedona Conference Vendor Council and the Electronic Data Reference Model (EDRM) project. Mike graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor of science in journalism.