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Sea Change or Status Quo? The Impact of the Upcoming FRCP Changes on eDiscovery

Date: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time: 2pm ET | 11am PT
Cost: FREE

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Changes are in the works for the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that are designed to streamline the discovery process, encourage adversarial cooperation, and address the continuing problems associated with the preservation of electronically stored information. Getting beyond the hype, litigants and lawyers need to understand how these changes will impact the eDiscovery process and what steps they should take to address them.

Join this interactive webcast, sponsored by Recommind, and gain a better understanding of these issues. Attend this online-only event and hear from Robert Owen, Partner, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, and Philip Favro, Senior Discovery Counsel for Recommind, Inc., as they spotlight the key FRCP changes, their implications for the eDiscovery process, and the role of technology in addressing these changes.

Topics covered:

  • Proportionality changes and other modifications to the Rule 26(b)(1) scope of discovery
  • Changes designed to reduce gamesmanship with responses to requests for production documents
  • The national standard for severe sanctions stemming from failures to preserve ESI

Register now!

Featured Speakers:

Robert Owen
  • Robert Owen
  • Partner
  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Robert D. Owen is a nationally recognized expert in eDiscovery who is a member of Working Group 1 of The Sedona Conference. Chambers consistently rates him as one of five first rank Leading Individuals in eDiscovery nationally, and reports that he is “a highly regarded e-discovery specialist, who wins market approval as ‘a stellar guy with a great reputation.’” In addition, he is a member of the Advisory Board of the Georgetown Law Advanced Institute for eDiscovery, and president of the nonprofit Electronic Discovery Institute.

Philip Favro
  • Philip Favro
  • Senior Discovery Counsel
  • Recommind, Inc.

Philip Favro brings 14 years of expertise to his position as Senior Discovery Counsel at Recommind, Inc. Phil is an industry thought leader, a global enterprise consultant, and a legal scholar on issues such as eDiscovery and information governance. He is a member of the Utah and California bars, an active member of the American Bar Association, and also contributes to Working Groups 1 and 6 of The Sedona Conference.

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