Washington 4/6/2016 3:48:57 PM
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The Electronic Discovery Institute Announces the Inaugural EDI Summer Meeting

The board of directors of the non-profit Electronic Discovery Institute (“EDI”) announced today that EDI will host the Inaugural Summer Meeting (http://www.edimeeting.org) at the New York offices of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP on Wednesday, June 22, 2016.

EDI’s Summer Meeting will focus on a fresh deluge of 2016 issues – from cross-border challenges under the Data Privacy Shield to quickly evolving strategies for working with the 2015 FRCP amendments – these and other topics will be addressed during a single, jam-packed day. The program will be highlighted by remarks regarding decisions rendered under the amended Federal Rules from Hon. John Koeltl (S.D.N.Y.), a former Rules Committee member who organized the original 2010 Civil Litigation Conference that led to the 2015 amendments.

Robert Owen, President of EDI, said, “All of us at EDI are excited to bring EDI’s special brand of meeting experience to the vibrant New York City legal market.  We wanted to offer New York area practitioners a high quality e-discovery program they could attend without traveling, and the Summer Meeting realizes that goal.  We’re especially pleased that Judge John Koeltl, who was integral to the rules reform effort than began in 2010, will discuss the case law trends under the new rules.”

According to Kurt Leeth, EDI’s Executive Director, “The key focus of the Summer Meeting is to provide a setting where thought-leaders from large organizations and corporate legal departments can collaborate on the current state of the law.” Leeth continued, “The Summer Meeting faculty will reflect EDI’s strong ties to the corporate litigation community. With a mix of judges, in-house corporate lawyers and IT professionals, our goal is for participants to learn and share what is actually happening with technology in major organizations, what’s worked, what hasn’t and what’s next.”

“EDI’s Summer Meeting has one true agenda: education,” notes Danielle Nicholson, EDI’s Director of Marketing. “Some conference providers have created sales-driven platforms and have lost sight of the importance of education. As a non-profit, EDI focuses solely on its mission to educate the bench and bar.”

Key Topics to be Discussed:

The Requesting Parties' Roadmap to Broader Discovery; Emerging Trends in the State Courts: Scope, Preservation & Sanctions; Data Immigration to the United States; The First 204 Days of Case Law after the 2015 Amendments; Using Technology to Decommission E-Garbage; How Producing Parties Use Cost Allocation Today; and Ethical Duties at the Intersection of Process & Reasonableness.  A detailed agenda is available at www.edimeeting.org.

About the Electronic Discovery Institute:

Founded in November of 2006, The Electronic Discovery Institute (“EDI”) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to education, leadership, service, advocacy and research at the intersection of law and technology. The EDI community comprises corporate counsel, private practitioners, judges, professors of law and science, consultants, technologists and experts. Each year our members gather at the EDI Leadership Summit to learn, teach and collaborate on emerging issues in law and technology - with a focus on discovery, information governance, cybersecurity, litigation and big data management.  Last year we collaborated with the Federal Judicial Center to offer e-discovery training to 50 federal judges and we plan to do the same this fall.  We are a warm, collegial community united by our interest in these issues and our mutual respect. (http://www.ediscoveryinstitute.org).

EDI’s Board of Directors comprises co-founders Patrick Oot (Partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon) and Herb Roitblat, Ph. D.; Bob Owen (Partner in Charge, New York, at Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan) and Ashish Prasad (Vice President and General Counsel, at eTERA Consulting).