CLE Approved On-Demand Webinar

(e)Discovery Best Practices 2022: Advances in Technology Through the Lens of Today’s Thought Leaders

The pandemic has paved way for creative ways to handle the discovery process. Legal teams from across the industry have developed new workflows that are based on traditional themes. The challenge has always been to drive efficiency without sacrificing defensibility and the integrity of the underlying data. Join our panel of thought leaders as they discuss technology advancements in Discovery from the perspective of the law firm, client, service provider, and bench.

On this webinar our experts explore:

  • The dynamic of roles in Discovery from across the industry – law firm, service provider, and bench.  
  • (e)Discovery 101 Best Practices  
  • Advances in Technology and understanding the role of AI in (e)Discovery 
  • Continuing education in (e)Discovery

Speakers:

Hon. Andrew J. Peck (Ret.)
Senior Counsel
DLA Piper

The Honorable Andrew J. Peck served for 23 years as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York, including a term as Chief Magistrate Judge from 2004 to 2005. Before his appointment to the bench, Judge Peck was in private practice for 17 years, focusing on commercial and entertainment litigation, including copyright and trademark matters, with extensive trial experience.

At DLA Piper, Judge Peck advises on copyright and trademark matters, and also serves as a resource for the firm and its clients on litigation strategy and discovery issues, from a Judge’s perspective. Judge Peck particularly advises on innovative and efficient solutions to the challenges of information management, both within and outside the litigation context, including cross-border discovery issues. He frequently speaks at conferences concerning eDiscovery issues. Since joining DLA Piper, Judge Peck has been retained to serve as special discovery counsel to clients and law firms and to submit expert reports on eDiscovery issues. Judge Peck also serves as an arbitrator, mediator, and Special Master. He is Chambers ranked (Band 2) in eDiscovery.

Julie Brown
Director of Practice Technology
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Julie is the director of practice technology at Vorys. She has worked in legal technology for more than 30 years. She has a paralegal degree and has worked in law firms and in-house litigation departments. Her experience includes managing large scale e-discovery and document productions, records management, litigation technology training, and development of numerous litigation technology databases. She manages Vorys’ litigation technology department, which provides in-house support, training, processing, and production of e-discovery.

Julie is active in coordinating litigation technology education opportunities for the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) and served as the Conference Co-Chair for ILTACon 2019-2020. In 2020, Julie received ILTA’s Contributor of the Year Award and in 2011, Julie received ILTA’s Distinguished Peer Award for Litigation and Practice Support. She is a certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) and is certified in ViewPoint, Summation, Sanction, Law 5.0, the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), and Lean Six Sigma.

Sheila Grela
Paralegal
Buchalter

Sheila Grela is a seasoned litigation paralegal with over two decades of experience. She is an Advanced Certified Paralegal (ACP) in eDiscovery. Her paralegal certificate, with honors, was from the ABA-approved USD Paralegal program. She was honored by CAPA with the paralegal of the year award in 2021.

Sheila has advanced her paralegal experience by becoming both a Relativity Review Management Specialist (RRMS) and a Certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS). Her eDiscovery achievement was acknowledged when she was appointed as a Global Advisory Council participant for EDRM.Sheila is a fierce advocate for the legal community’s training, education, mentorship, and professional development.

Jennifer C. Rucker, RCA, CEDS
Senior Client Services Manager
Conduent

Jennifer has managed every aspect of collection, processing, review, analysis, and production strategy and execution, from pre-review diagnostics to review workflows and privilege log protocol development. She effectively liaised with all constituents to maintain proficient output meeting the highest standards of quality, advising clients on topics such as email threading, textual near-duplicate identification, concept grouping, and technology assisted review best practices to boost review rates and reduce expenses.

In a position at a specialized eDiscovery and document review law firm, she held responsibility for personnel management and technology skill development, overseeing the paralegal team’s compliance with the firm’s eDiscovery and document review established processes. Jennifer also managed the firm’s eDiscovery vendor relationships and negotiated cost saving pricing agreements.

 

 

Sanjay Manocha
Senior Director, Legal Operations & Analytics Product Leader
Conduent