Predictive Discovery: Taking Predictive Coding out of the “Black Box”
Original Broadcast Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
What goes on inside the “black box” is a concern for many. In fact, a recent study reported that more than half of Fortune 1000 and American Lawyer 200 attorneys noted concern about effectively defending the results of predictive coding. This concern is often due to the technical nature of predictive coding technology and workflow, as well as an overall lack of transparency into the software itself. Will predictive coding ever be less opaque or easier to explain?
Join us on October 24th as our panelists take predictive coding out of the black box by discussing topics such as:
- Critical components to delivering high-quality predictive coding results.
- Key performance indicators (KPIs) for measuring and ensuring coding accuracy.
- Visual verification tools for testing inconsistencies in responsive or privilege decisions.
- Defending the use of predictive coding in court.
- Jason Baron
- Director of Litigation
- National Archives and Records Administration
Jason R. Baron has served since the year 2000 as Director of Litigation for the National Archives and Records Administration, and is an internationally recognized speaker and author on the subject of the preservation of electronic records. He is the 2011 recipient of the prestigious Emmett Leahy Award, recognizing his career contributions in the field of records and information management. Mr. Baron formerly held the positions of trial attorney and senior counsel in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where during the 1990s he acted as lead counsel in landmark litigation involving the preservation of White House e-mail. He is an immediate past co-chair and current steering committee member of The Sedona Conference® Working Group on electronic document retention and production, and has served as an editor-in-chief on three Sedona commentaries. He has been a founding co-coordinator of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology TREC Legal Track, a founding co-organizer of the “DESI” (Discovery of ESI) workshop series devoted to search issues, and a Visiting Scholar at the University of British Columbia.
Mr. Baron is currently an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Maryland, where he teaches e-discovery in the graduate School of Information Studies. He holds the position of Outside Director on the Board of Directors of ARMA International, and also serves on a number of advisory boards, including to the Georgetown Advanced Institute on E-Discovery. Among his publications is “Law in the Age of Exabytes: Some Further Thoughts on ‘Information Inflation’ and Current Issues in E-Discovery Search,” published in the Richmond J. of Law and Technology (2011), and available online. During his time in public service Mr. Baron has received numerous other awards, including the Fed 100 award in 2008 for his e-discovery advocacy, as well as awards from the Justice Department, the National Security Council, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Social Security Administration, and from the Archivist of the United States. Mr. Baron received his degrees from Wesleyan University and the Boston University School of Law.
- Joe Looby
- Senior Managing Director
- FTI Technology
Joe Looby is a Senior Managing Director with FTI Consulting, Inc. (“FTI”), and has more than 20 years of combined experience in the military, regulatory enforcement, investigations and technology, much of which has involved the research, documentation, explanation and validation of proprietary software technology, computer models, and technical processes. Joe is a certified fraud examiner (“CFE”), with a Bachelors degree in Economics, a Juris Doctorate, and is listed as the co-inventor of U.S. Patent “System, Software and Method for Examining a Database in a Forensic Accounting Environment.” From participation in the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Text Retrieval Conference (TREC), to: co-chairing The Sedona Conference’s first Panel (circa. 2007) Proposing the Use of Statistics to Defend Reasonable eDiscovery efforts; co-authoring The Sedona Conference’s Best Practices on the Use of Search & Information Retrieval Methods in eDiscovery; and, Achieving Quality in the eDiscovery Process; Joe is a regular speaker, author and consultant to law firms and corporations. A former U.S. Navy JAG Lieutenant, an experienced regulator, and published software developer, Joe has appeared before regulatory agencies and provided expert testimony.
- Daniel Slottje
- Professor, Economist, and Statistician
- Southern Methodist University
Professor Daniel Slottje is an applied economist and statistician. He has been on the faculty of SMU in Dallas, Texas for almost 30 years. Professor Slottje is also a Senior Managing Director in FTI Consulting’s Economic Consulting Services practice. Professor Slottje has a nationwide practice. Professor Slottje is a highly-experienced testifying expert. He has given approximately 200 depositions and testified live at trial or in international arbitration proceedings approximately 100 times over the past 25 years in jurisdictions all over the United States and abroad.
Professor Slottje has published over 150 books and journal articles in the top journals in economics and econometric statistics such as the American Economic Review and Journal of Econometrics. Professor Slottje was named to the “applied econometrician hall of fame” in 1999 and ranked in the top three in the world (out of over 5000 people) in applied econometrics, based on his publication record. He has served as a reviewer for the National Science Foundation and consultant to the United Nations Economic Development Programme, among other consultancies. He was named as a Fellow of the Journal of Econometrics in 2008. He is the Founding Co-editor of Journal of Economic Inequality, and Founding Editor of Research on Economic Inequality as well as serving on the editorial board of journals such as the Journal of Economic Surveys.
Because of his outstanding credentials, Dr. Slottje has been called upon to testify in some of the nation’s highest-stakes litigations in intellectual property matters, statistical and labor/employment cases, healthcare litigation and antitrust matters.