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Clarity or Confusion? The Impact of New Cases on the Adoption of Predictive Coding Technology

Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Time:2pm ET | 11am PT
Cost: FREE

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Three new cases addressing the use of predictive coding technology surfaced in 2012 that have captured the attention of litigators across the country. Two of these cases are riddled with controversy and present unique issues related to the use of new technology assisted review tools in discovery. Despite these challenges, can new advances in predictive coding accuracy and transparency help take predictive coding technology mainstream?

Join Matt Nelson, eDiscovery Counsel, Symantec and L. Shawn Cheadle, General Counsel, Military Space, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co for a complimentary webinar on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 11:00 am PT/2:00 pm ET to learn how judges are handling disputes related to predictive coding technology and how this maturing technology can help clarify some of these complex issues. The webinar will be moderated by Dean Gonsowski, eDiscovery Counsel and Director, Information Intelligence Group, Symantec.

Our expert panel will address these and other topics:

  • What is Technology Assisted Review?
  • Analysis of Da Silva Moore, Kleen Products and Global Aerospace
  • Can a party be forced to use predictive coding technology?
  • How do advances in predictive coding technology enhance defensibility?

All webinar attendees will receive a free copy of the e-book Predictive Coding for Dummies!

Featured Speakers:

Shawn Cheadle
  • L. Shawn Cheadle
  • General Counsel, Military Space
  • Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co

Shawn Cheadle serves in a dual role as General Counsel to Surveillance & Navigation Systems, a Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company business unit, and as Associate General Counsel to Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. He advises management on matters involving government contracts and subcontracts in major space and ground systems, including matters involving FAR, ITAR, FOIA, OCI, FCPA, and control of proprietary data, and drafting and negotiating a myriad of domestic and international agreements. As AGC to Space Systems, Cheadle is leader in the corporate-wide e-Discovery & Privacy Working Group, and he counsels Space Systems on e-Discovery and records management, internal policies, central procurement, real estate and facilities matters, and general legal matters to the LM Colorado campuses. In October 2010, he received the Lockheed Martin General Counsel’s Award for Excellence.

Formerly, Cheadle served two other aerospace and defense suppliers for over 10 years as General Counsel, Secretary and Regional Vice President. He currently is Chair of the ACC Law Department Management Committee. As a Director for the ACC Colorado chapter, he served in several chapter leadership roles including President in 2007. He is a member of the Colorado Bar and Denver Bar Associations, ABA—Public Contract section, NCMA, and ARMA International. Cheadle also serves on the Dean’s Diversity Council in Colorado. He received his JD from the University of Denver, College of Law, and his BA in English from San Jose State University.

Matt Nelson
  • Matt Nelson
  • eDiscovery Counsel
  • Symantec

Matthew Nelson is an attorney and author of the industry’s first straightforward overview of predictive coding technology titled: Predictive Coding for Dummies. He is an attorney and legal technology expert with more than a decade of experience helping organizations address electronic discovery, regulatory compliance, and other information governance related challenges. Mr. Nelson has written extensively about the impact of information growth on law and technology and his work has been widely distributed in publications including Forbes, Corporate Counsel, and the ABA Law & Technology Journal. He has also been invited to address a wide array of organizations including American Corporate Counsel, Nevada’s High Technology Crime Task Force, Stanford & Hastings Law Schools, and numerous mid-sized and Fortune 500 Corporations. He is a member of the Sedona Electronic Document Retention and Production Working Group, the Electronic Discovery Reference Model, and the California and Idaho State Bars.


Dean Gonsowski
  • Dean Gonsowski, Esq.
  • eDiscovery Counsel and Director
  • Symantec Information Intelligence Group

Mr. Gonsowski is an eDiscovery Counsel at Symantec. He is a member of The Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG1), the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) and teaches a series of continuing legal education (CLE) courses on various eDiscovery topics. He has contributed articles to a number of leading industry publications including: Business Week, Corporate Counsel, ILTA Peer to Peer, Inside Counsel and the Legal Tech Newsletter.

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