George Socha: #eDiscoveryLeadersLive featuring Alicia Hawley of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Extract from George Socha’s article “#eDiscoveryLeadersLive featuring Alicia Hawley of Orrick”

Alicia Hawley, a Senior Discovery Attorney at Orrick, joins George Socha, Senior Vice President of Brand Awareness at Reveal, for ACEDS #eDiscoveryLeadersLive.

Alicia Hawley is an Innovation Award-winning Senior Discovery Attorney in the Chambers-ranked eDiscovery & Information Practice Group at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. A former white collar criminal defense attorney, she brings a unique perspective and skillset to eDiscovery practice including critical narrative development, getting ahead of the “story,” and marrying a matter’s facts to its legal strategy. She is an industry expert on leveraging technology and AI and argued and won a progressive decision in the Northern District of Illinois in Livingston v. the City of Chicago regarding the use of Technology Assisted Review in litigation practice. In addition to her many speaking engagements, Alicia is currently the chair of the Sedona Conference Working Group 6 brainstorming committee on Lifting Legal Holds, on the Sedona Conference Working Group 1 TAR Primer drafting team, and the Director of the Women in eDiscovery Chicago Chapter.

Alicia talked first about the importance of storytelling in litigation and the need to find that story in the data. She then discussed the value of wellness and how to pursue it as well as the challenges that diseases such as depression and alcoholism pose to lawyers. Alicia closed the discussion by sharing her thoughts on ethics in eDiscovery.

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