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February 2, 2016 @ 9:00 am - February 4, 2016 @ 3:00 pm EST

LegalTech is the largest and most important legal technology event of the year. Visit DiscoverReady at Booth #202, and don’t miss our CLE eligible, track 5 sessions on Tuesday in hall CC, where we will be discussing Corporate Counsel in the Electronic Information Age: Practical Solutions for their Most Pressing Information Problems.

LegalTech Tracks – Day 1 – February 2nd

Corporate Counsel in the Electronic Information Age: Practical Solutions for their Most Pressing Information Problems

In this age of ever-increasing amounts of electronic information, data can be a company’s most valuable asset—but also one of its most significant risks and biggest costs. In this CLE track, thought-leading corporate counsel and legal department staff will explain some of the most vexing information-related problems that cross their desk, and explore their most creative, practical solutions.

Controlling the Total Cost of Discovery: Tools, Rules, and Accruals

10:30 – 11:45 AM on Tuesday, February 2nd

The Great Recession may be over, but the pressure on corporate counsel to keep reducing litigation costs has not subsided. And as volumes of electronic information grow, the expense of dealing with that information in discovery remains a substantial portion of litigation budgets. In this CLE program, legal department professionals will explore three strategies for controlling discovery costs—

  • Tools: How to cut the cost of e-discovery programs by incorporating efficiency-boosting analytics tools into standardized, routine workflows.
  • Rules: How to leverage new amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which hold the promise of reducing costs by increasing the focus on proportionality in discovery.
  • Accruals: How to better understand—and contain—discovery costs by strategically collecting and analyzing discovery-related fees billed by law firms and other service providers.

Discussion Leader:

  • Jeanne Somma
    Discovery Practice Director

Speakers to include:

  • Marla Bergman
    Vice President, Associate General Counsel
    Goldman Sachs
  • Scott Coonan
    Senior Director of IP, Litigation & Strategy
    Juniper Networks
  • John Marchese
    Executive Director & Associate General Counsel
    CME Group
  • Thane Vallette
    Associate General Counsel


Data Security: The Role of the Corporate Legal Department

2:00 – 3:15 PM on Tuesday, February 2nd

Data security concerns are front-of-mind for many corporate executives—and those worries have found their way to the legal department. This CLE program will examine information- and cyber-security from corporate counsel’s perspective. Experienced counsel will explain their role as a stakeholder in data security programs. They will describe the legal risks a corporate attorney may be asked to assess, and offer suggestions for mitigating those risks without compromising business processes.

Discussion Leader:

  • Maureen O’Neill

Speakers to include:

  • John Davis
    Executive Director and Counsel Global eDiscovery
  • Joseph DeMarco
    DeVore & DeMarco LLP
  • Juliet M. Hanna
    Associate General Counsel
    Fannie Mae

Managing Data Security and Privacy in Litigation: Securing Every Link in the Chain

3:45 – 5:00 PM on Tuesday, February 2nd

It’s difficult enough to effectively secure private and sensitive information within a company’s own four walls; when information flows into litigation discovery, weak links in the data security chain create substantial additional risk. In this CLE program, in-house counsel and e-discovery professionals will discuss how they manage this risk and protect the company’s valuable data assets. The panelists will address:

  • Data security expectations for e-discovery providers and law firms;
  • Measures to protect information turned over to opposing parties and the court; and
  • Effective ways to screen for uber-sensitive information like trade secrets, source code, unreleased products, and personally identifying information.

Discussion Leader:

  • Amy Hinzmann

Speakers to include:

  • Ruth Hauswirth
    Special Counsel and Director of Litigation and E-Discovery Services and Senior Attorney
    Cooley LLP
  • Allan Hsu
    Director, eDiscovery/Litigation
    Fannie Mae
  • Chris Sitter, EnCE
    eDiscovery & Digital Forensics Senior Manager
    Juniper Networks
  • Michelle Spak
    Associate General Counsel

    Duke Energy Corporation

LegalTech NY – Day 2 – February 3

LegalTech Keynote Presentation sponsored by DiscoverReady

9:00 – 10:00 AM on Wednesday, February 3rd

Cybersecurity and Data Espionage: Spy Stories for Lawyers

Think your electronic information is safe? Think again. In today’s environment, every organization’s private and confidential information faces vulnerability to attack. The cyber-thieves targeting your data are sophisticated, brilliant, devious, and technologically advanced. They are modern-day spies. Robert Hanssen, one of the first and most notorious of these new cyber-spies, supported a 22-year-long espionage career by exploiting computer system security weaknesses—ultimately selling American secrets to Russia for more than $1.4 million in cash and diamonds.

In what promises to be one of the most exciting keynote presentations of Legaltech, come hear Eric O’Neill—inspiration for the hit movie Breach—describe how he solved a string of cyber-crimes and took down Robert Hanssen. Eric will use his real-life spy stories to show us how lawyers can deploy careful diligence, counter-espionage techniques, and restraint in social media to help minimize cyber-threats. Whether under attack from spies, hackers, hacktivists, or trusted insiders, every organization can learn from Eric’s experience.

Eric O’Neill formerly served in the FBI as a counterterrorism and counterintelligence operative. Graduating from the FBI’s Intelligence Program, Eric worked as a special surveillance group field operative tasked to surveil and monitor foreign, national, and domestic terrorists and spies. Eric currently runs The Georgetown Group, a premier investigative and security consultancy, where he specializes in counterintelligence operations, investigations into economic espionage, cyber security penetrations, internal investigations, and catching the trusted insider. Eric is an honors graduate of Auburn University. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from The George Washington University Law School, also with honors.


Don’t forget to visit DiscoverReady at Booth #202.



February 2, 2016 @ 9:00 am
February 4, 2016 @ 3:00 pm


LegalTech NY


New York Hilton Midtown: Booth #401, CLE Track in Sutton North
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019 United States
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