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DiscoverReady to Moderate Major E-Discovery Panels at 2011 LegalTech East Conference

Leaders from Barclays Capital, Genentech, Hewlett-Packard and Lehman Brothers Holdings to join senior DiscoverReady executives in addressing major practice issues

NEW YORK – January 10, 2011 – DiscoverReady, a leading provider of legal discovery management services for Fortune 500 legal departments and law firms, will moderate two major panel discussions at the upcoming LegalTech East Conference in New York.  One discussion will focus on risk and responsibility versus cost control, while the other will concentrate on key concerns surrounding ethics.

Both panel discussions are scheduled for Feb. 2, 2011.  Senior DiscoverReady executives will lead these discussions: Jim Wagner, co-founder and CEO of DiscoverReady, and Maureen O’Neill, vice president and San Francisco marketplace leader.  They will be joined by e-discovery practice leaders from Barclays Capital, Genentech, Hewlett-Packard and Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.

At 10:30 a.m., DiscoverReady co-founder and CEO Jim Wagner will moderate a panel titled “Risk & Responsibility vs. Cost Control: Managing E-discovery’s Great Balancing Act.”  The panel is part of the corporate law track and is eligible for CLE credits.  Joining Wagner on the panel will be:

  • Lisa Markey, vice president, information risk management, Barclays Capital
  • Stephanie Mendelsohn, legal director of corporate records and e-discovery, Genentech
  • Jessica L. Watts, discovery counsel, Hewlett-Packard Company

The panel’s topics will include:

  • Framing the legal issues – identifying risks and responsibilities for companies and their counsel
  • A case study quantifying the costs of e-discovery
  • An open discussion regarding cost containment / alternative billing strategies:
    • Negotiations with opposing counsel
    • Custodian selection
    • Data selection
    • Culling options
    • Screen and produce
    • Automated review

At 1:45 p.m., DiscoverReady Vice President and San Francisco Marketplace Leader Maureen O’Neill will moderate a panel titled “Top 5 Ethical Concerns for Lawyers in eDiscovery.” This, too, is part of the corporate law track and also is eligible for ethics credit.  Joining O’Neill on the panel will be:

  • William A. Olshan, senior vice president, Office of the General Counsel, Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.
  • Ruth Hauswirth, director of litigation and e-discovery services and professional development, Cooley LLP
  • Conor R. Crowley, Crowley Law Office

This panel topics will include:

  • Appropriately supervising clients’ discovery efforts (including potential conflicts around self collection)
  • Avoiding conflicts of interest – attorney’s and vendor’s
  • Appropriately supervising document reviewers
  • Avoiding serving as a discovery process 30(b)(6) witness
  • Accurately representing clients’ data storage paradigm and retrieval/restoration/review expenses

DiscoverReady will have a major presence at LegalTech East (Booths 126-128). The company is sponsoring the conference’s keynote address 9-10 a.m. Feb. 2 by author, journalist and practical futurist Michael Rogers.  His presentation, A Look At The Law: 2020, is free to attendees and will take place on Level III of the New York Hilton Hotel.

DiscoverReady CEO Jim Wagner also will present “Demystifying the Brave New World of Automated Review” at 4 p.m. Feb. 1. In this special educational session, he will discuss the automated review landscape and provide an overview of the varied terminology and approaches to automating some portion of the review process. This presentation will take place in Concourse Room E on the lower level of the New York Hilton Hotel.

DiscoverReady® is a leading professional services firm with an exclusive focus on streamlining discovery management for corporate legal departments and their counsel. We are driven to find better ways to lower costs, reduce risk and improve quality within the discovery process, propelled by the best and brightest discovery professionals, leading technologies, and time- and court-tested processes. As pioneers in fixed-fee document review and now, automated review, DiscoverReady leverages our collective intelligence to bring our clients solutions and services which are tailored for today’s evolving legal needs.

DiscoverReady was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in New York City with a main operations center in Charlotte.  It is majority-owned by The Dolan Company (NYSE: DM), a leading provider of professional services and business information to the legal profession.  For more information, visit or the DiscoverReady blog  For more information about The Dolan Company, visit

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