OpenText Discovery | Recommind commissioned Ari Kaplan to interview Fortune 500 corporate legal departments and the Am Law 200 law firms that serve them, to compare their e-discovery strategies. The results--over two consecutive years--revealed alignment on some issues and stark contrast on others.
Are law firms looking inward on data security while their clients are embracing the cloud? Are firms sharing the efficiency metrics their clients say are the most important? Where do both sides stand on adoption of advanced analytics and TAR? Come learn what you should know about the forces affecting corporate e-discovery today.
Join us to discover these intriguing survey results with:
Mira Edelman, Discovery Counsel, Google
Sharika de Freitas, Senior Manager, Discovery Solutions & Technology, Viacom
Rachelle Rennagel, eDiscovery Special Counsel, Pillsbury
Ari Kaplan, Founder, Ari Kaplan Advisors
Moderator: Hal Marcus, Director, Product Marketing, OpenText Discovery
Mira Vayda Edelman
Mira Vayda Edelman is a senior counsel in Google’s litigation group and a member of the Discovery & Litigation Support management team. She offers advice on legal, technical and strategic issues involving electronic discovery and information management in domestic and international civil litigation, regulatory inquiries, and internal investigations. Prior to joining Google in 2011, Mira was eDiscovery counsel at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, where she helped establish the firm’s eDiscovery practice group and handled complex commercial litigation. She is a founding member of the eDiscovery committee of the litigation section of the District of Columbia Bar Association. Mira was a topic authority for the 2010 Legal Track of the NIST Text Retrieval Conference (“TREC”), a joint government/industry/academic research project studying the application of automated information retrieval technologies to eDiscovery. She has guest lectured at several law schools on both coasts, and speaks frequently on eDiscovery topics that are most vexing to in house counsel, encouraging the legal community to adopt proportionate and defensible eDiscovery practices. Mira has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University and a Juris Doctorate from American University Washington College of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of Law Review.
Sharika de Freitas
Senior Manager, Discovery Solutions & Technology
Sharika de Freitas is a Discovery Solutions and Technology manager with 13 years of litigation experience both in law firms and in house. Currently, she works in house at Viacom Inc. managing enterprise-wide eDiscovery needs and developing strategies to defensibly implement and satisfy hold obligations.
Rachelle L. Rennagel
eDiscovery Special Counsel
Rachelle L. Rennagel is eDiscovery Special Counsel in the firm’s Litigation practice and is a part of the nationally recognized Information Law and Electronic Discovery group. Ms. Rennagel brings a distinctive blend of legal, business and technology expertise to her counseling of clients in the multi-disciplinary practices of electronic discovery, information governance, and data privacy and security. Over the course of her career, Ms. Rennagel has developed extensive knowledge of technology and information systems. Prior to joining Pillsbury, she was a director at a global legal services company where she supported and developed a growing portfolio of eDiscovery, case management and knowledge management technologies and services. She also served as the Chief Knowledge Officer for an AMLAW100 firm, where she led teams of eDiscovery, knowledge professionals, developers and engineers in devising and implementing technology and information management solutions across the organization. Most recently, she served as eDiscovery Counsel and Global Director of Research & Information Services at an AMLAW 10 firm, overseeing the firm’s global litigation support and research departments.
Ari Kaplan Advisors
Ari Kaplan, a leading legal industry analyst, is an inaugural Fastcase 50 honoree and a finalist for ILTA's 2015 Thought Leader of the Year award. His most recent book, Reinventing Professional Services: Building Your Business in the Digital Marketplace, was released in Japanese, and Thomson Reuters is publishing the second edition of The Opportunity Maker: Strategies for Inspiring Your Legal Career Through Creative Networking and Business Development in 2016. He is the principal researcher for a variety of widely distributed benchmarking reports and has been the keynote speaker for events in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and throughout the U.S. Kaplan is also the founder of the Lawcountability® business development platform and iPhone app, a finalist for ILTA’s 2015 Innovative Solution Provider of the Year award, and a two-time Ironman triathlon finisher.
Director, Product Marketing
Hal Marcus: An IP and antitrust litigator by experience, he began evangelizing technology to his colleagues at an Am Law 100 Wall Street firm before moving West and joining LexisNexis, commencing a career in litigation services that now spans two decades and includes executive and general counsel roles at such companies as LiveNote, Law.com, and Thomson Reuters. Today, he is excited to bring his diverse experience to the knowledgeable team at OpenText Discovery (formerly Recommind) where he helps to educate litigation professionals worldwide on cutting-edge e-discovery technology and advanced workflows. An accomplished public speaker and industry writer, he has led hundreds of presentations and conference seminars and seen his works published by multiple bar associations, ILTA, and the ABA Litigation Section.