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ACEDS at Legalweek(year) 2021

February 2, 2021 @ 8:30 am - February 4, 2021 @ 4:30 pm

Legalweek Year

Join ACEDS and friends at Legalweek(year) Virtual Series 1 on February 2-4, 2021

Visit the ACEDS booth and check out the virtual swag bags to see which vendors are giving away ACEDS memberships. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Nuix and ACEDS Present: Trivia and Mixology with Johnny Goodtimes
Date: Tuesday, February 2
Time: 2:45 – 3:45 PM ET
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Day 1 — Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Session: Meeting the Challenges of Information Governance in the Cloud
Time: 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM ET
Host: Onna
Description: Meeting the challenges of Information Governance in the Cloud Today, business is powered by best-of-breed apps with fast-growing collaboration apps leading the way. On average, companies are using 129+ applications to power their workforce – resulting in data taking on new formats and accumulating in more hard to reach silos than ever before. This data fragmentation is creating new challenges for eDiscovery, legal hold, archiving, and more. In this session, we’ll discuss how organizations like yours can meet the challenges of cloud technology. In 60 short minutes, you’ll learn: How to work with other departments, like IT, compliance and security, to streamline information governance; The best practices for implementing new applications; How to partner with solution providers to manage your data.
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Session: When an Investigation Hits: Strategies for Effective and Rapid Resolution When Your Team is Remote
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM ET
Host: OpenText
Description: Investigations are on the rise – and collecting data from remote workforces that use unmonitored applications on personal devices is among the greatest challenges. A delicate balance must be struck between finding potential evidence from new data sources, such as ephemeral messaging apps and social media, and individual data privacy rights. Further, unlike traditional eDiscovery, investigations conducted remotely require coordinated communications and operational management. In this CLE-accredited session, hear from leading legal experts on how they have short-circuited often expensive and time-consuming investigations efforts to find the evidence that will tell the story. They will share their experiences on collecting data from remote employees, ephemeral data preservation obligations and effective instant messaging, social media and BYOD policies, project management techniques, and use of targeted analytics approaches to assess potential evidence.
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Day 2 — Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Session: Accelerate Outcomes with the Simply Powerful Cloud
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM ET
Host: Relativity
Description: What does simply powerful really mean? It means enabling your teams with technology that provides an intuitive user experience while maintaining all the power needed to manage growing volumes of data in a secure, scalable platform. In this session, Relativity product leaders will discuss how we’re making it easier than ever before to migrate and collect cloud data, automating and integrating critical workflows, and harnessing the power of a global ecosystem to help you drive better business outcomes faster
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Session: Yes, Programs Matter: Dashboards, Data, and Discovery Management – Discovery as a Business Process
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
Host: HaystackID
Description: In this panel highlighting discovery as a business process, hear from tenured industry experts and learn how purchasing programs have transformed the way they buy. In a digital world, the legal transformation journey relies more heavily than ever on dashboards and real-time information feeds to inform business decisions. Learn how better displays and metrics can assist in the decision-making process and drive successful business outcomes.
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Session: Anatomy of a Legal Hold: From Corporations and Governments to the Law Firm & Service Providers
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
Host: Relativity
Description: Whether it’s for litigation, investigations, or crisis management, the legal hold is one of the most important parts of a proper information governance program, and legal hold errors can lead to serious consequences for your organization. Join us as prominent attorneys from the corporate sector and government—including the former Director of Information Governance at the White House—join technical experts to discuss the legal hold process from corporations and governments to law firms and service providers. We’ll cover legal considerations, including recent case law on data preservation obligations, technical considerations, and workflow issues, with insight on how you can protect your organization.
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Session: How to Strike the Right Balance Between In-house Software and Outside Specialists
Time: 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM ET
Host: Zapproved
Description: With all the talk of “end-to-end” ediscovery solutions, it’s easy to fall into the assumption that ediscovery is all or nothing; either you have the staff and the sophistication to bring all ediscovery in-house, or you send everything to outside counsel. However, ediscovery is not a single problem to solve; it’s a series of smaller technical and process challenges that require a balance of technology and specialists. Join us as we show you a model that will help you balance cost and risk by adapting your ediscovery strategy based on matter size and complexity. We’ll also advise you on how to get started with incremental changes that will significantly reduce outside counsel fees without requiring a massive organizational overhaul.
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Session: Pandemic and eDiscovery: How COVID-19 is Pushing Corporate Legal Teams to Innovate
Time: 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM ET
Host: Nuix
Description: In-house legal teams working on eDiscovery have long focused on “processing to production” workflows. But in the wake of COVID-19—and a dramatic shift in where and how businesses are working and communicating—these same legal teams find themselves increasingly responsible for the monitoring and collection of data from new sources (M365, Teams, etc.). During this session, we will focus on two case studies featuring in-house legal teams that have expanded their definition of eDiscovery to adjust to these new realities and learn how they have addressed both the technical and legal challenges of this change.
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Session: Emerging Technology Session – In House Legal Leaders Discuss: Innovative Techniques for Using Technology to Reduce Legal Spend in 2021
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Host: Exterro
Description: As companies look to prevent more losses due to the circumstances surrounding the coronavirus, it’s imperative that in-house legal professionals think of new innovative techniques to minimize legal spend with legal technology. Three areas where in-house legal departments offer opportunities to streamline activities and reduce costs are: (1) Legal operations, (2) Data privacy, and (3) Pre-litigation processes. Learn from three in-house legal leaders on how they optimized these areas and reduced legal spend by… Focusing on areas like legal operations, streamlining data privacy compliance, and e-discovery activities Leveraged technology to automate legal activities and tasks Utilized policies and procedures to drive real change in their legal department.
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Session: Pandemic and eDiscovery: How COVID-19 is Pushing Corporate Legal Teams to Innovate
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Host: ZyLAB
Description: Within the next few years, we will find ourselves on the cusp of a revolution in the practice of law led by the adoption of artificial intelligence. Much like email changed the way we do business every day, AI will become ubiquitous – an indispensable assistant to practically every lawyer. Those that do will ultimately find themselves freed up to do the two things there always seems to be too little time for thinking and advising. Together we’ll explore the practical implications and applications of AI and how the #MeToo algorithm detects harassment, how concept search helps speed up eDiscovery work and a host of other practical implications of AI in Early Data Assessment.
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Session: Pandemic and eDiscovery: How COVID-19 is Pushing Corporate Legal Teams to Innovate
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
Host: Relativity
Description: Organizations of all types face the threat of data breaches, and many must comply with an increasingly complex array of data privacy requirements. The United States may lack a comprehensive, federal data privacy and data protection law, but that doesn’t mean organizations are not subject to an alphabet soup of substantial domestic and international requirements, including—but certainly not limited to—those from BIPA, the CCPA, the CPRA, the DPA, the FTC, and the GDPR. Join us as a panel of experienced attorneys and data privacy/data protection experts provide a roadmap for addressing these issues. We’ll examine recent developments, including California voters’ approval in November of the California Privacy Rights Act, recent case law, the latest actions by the Federal Trade Commission, and domestic and international obligations as we approach the third anniversary of the effective date of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation.
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Day 3 — Thursday, February 4, 2021

Session: Privilege Review 2.0: Revamping the Privilege Review Workflow to Work for You
Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET
Host: H5
Description: How often have your found yourself with a privilege review that is inconsistent and takes far longer than you expected? Maintaining privilege in the context of a litigation or investigation is critical but the process today is painful, slow and tedious with a number of challenges including inconsistencies, manual processes and potential false positives. However, a number of leading companies are re-envisioning the privilege review workflow with approaches that deliver efficiencies and mitigate the risk of inadvertently disclosing privilege documents. Join our panel of experts as we explore new ways to approach the privilege review workflow. We’ll look at the current challenges of the privilege review workflow and discuss new approaches leading corporations are leveraging to utilizing to improve privilege review.
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Session: It’s A Brave New World—Map Your Course For Managing Discovery With Collaboration Data
Time: 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM ET
Host: Hanzo
Description: Whether we’re ready or not, collaboration platforms and channel-based messaging have arrived in force and are here to stay. As a result, we’re changing how we communicate in ways that are more dynamic, interactive, and friendlier than ever. Collaboration platforms are reducing corporate reliance on email while empowering collaboration, remote work, and innovation—enhancing an organization’s agility during challenging times. For corporate legal teams, these changes are requiring a whole new way of thinking when it comes to governance, preservation and discovery response. Playbooks designed for a world of static documents and email no longer suffice in the face of multi-channel, multi-modal communications. In other words, it’s a brave new world. In this CLE session, panelists will explore the challenges posed by collaboration applications, and how corporate legal professionals are developing and implementing forward-thinking strategies to navigate those complexities. Panelists will discuss: What is the new communication paradigm and how does it differ from traditional forms of communication? Why do traditional approaches to both governance and ediscovery need to evolve?
Why access to the data is so important and how it can inform your plan for addressing preservation, collection, and discovery for complex and voluminous collaboration data. Strategies for data governance, security, privacy, and retention.
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February 2, 2021 @ 8:30 am
February 4, 2021 @ 4:30 pm
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