Proportionality Demystified: Discover How to Reduce the Costs and Burdens of eDiscovery by Following Proportionality Standards

Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Time: 2pm ET | 11am PT
Cost: FREE

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The eDiscovery frenzy that has gripped the American legal system over the past decade has become increasingly expensive. The process of preserving, collecting and producing documents is particularly costly, not to mention time consuming. To help minimize the process and these costs, the courts are emphasizing the doctrine of “proportionality.” As courts focus on proportionality, they have highlighted several key principles that, if observed, will likely help organizations reduce the costs and burdens associated with eDiscovery.

Join this live, interactive webcast, sponsored by Symantec and gain a better understanding of these principles. Attend this online-only event and hear from the Honorable David Nuffer, U.S. District Court, District of Utah, and Philip Favro, Discovery Counsel, Symantec Corp., as they review some of the top new proportionality cases and the lessons these cases teach regarding how organizations can decrease their litigation expenses.

Featured Speakers:

Honorable David Nuffer
  • Honorable David Nuffer
  • United States District Judge
  • District of Utah

Judge David Nuffer was appointed as a United States District Judge in the District of Utah on March 23, 2012. He previously served as a United States Magistrate Judge. From 1995 - 2003, he was a part time judge, part time lawyer and was appointed as a full time judge January 17, 2003. He serves on the Federal Judicial Center Judges IT Training Advisory Committee; the District of Utah Attorney Discipline Committee; and the Utah State Civil Procedure Rules Advisory Committee. He is a frequent lecturer on technology and legal issue; for several years taught an automation orientation course to all new federal magistrate judges two times a year in San Antonio, Texas, and developed national technology related curriculum for magistrate judges. Judge Nuffer was co-developer of Chambers Online Automation Training, a 40 lesson course in computer skills for judges and chambers staff. He maintains a web page of court-related technology resources along with a TechNews for Judges blog on the U.S. Courts intranet.

Philip Favro.
  • Philip Favro
  • Discovery Counsel
  • Symantec Corp.

Philip Favro is Discovery Counsel for Symantec Corporation in Mountain View, California. During his eleven-year litigation practice, he advised technology companies and other clients regarding complex discovery issues. Phil’s expertise has been enhanced by his legal scholarship. His line of research addresses the changes and challenges that electronic data have forcibly introduced into litigation and, in particular, on discovery practice. He now works with Symantec customers and company stakeholders on information governance and discovery matters.

Phil has been a member of the California State Bar since 1999 and is also licensed to practice in Utah. He belongs to the American Bar Association and is a member of the ABA’s Science & Technology Section. He is a member of The Sedona Conference and contributes to Working Groups 1 and 6. He previously chaired the Santa Clara County (California) Bar Association’s High Technology Law Section and was a member of its Board of Trustees. Phil also serves as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Santa Clara County Superior Court based in Santa Clara, California.

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