EDRM Calendar

May
10
Tue
2016
EDRM webinar, “Cybersecurity Threats and Client Confidential Data,” sponsored by Ipro
May 10 @ 1:00 pm CDT – 2:00 pm CDT

Join us on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm Central for the upcoming EDRM webinar, “Cybersecurity Threats and Client Confidential Data: Navigating Risks and Ethical Obligations,” sponsored by Ipro.

Description

Today’s digital landscape is rife with constantly-evolving cybersecurity threats. No organization is immune, and all types of corporate data may be at risk, from personal information about customers and employees to intellectual property, litigation materials, business plans – even financial forecasts. Recent high profile data leaks have put a spotlight on law firm security. As custodians of a treasure trove of confidential client data, law firms and legal service providers often are prime targets for cyber criminals seeking access to highly valuable sensitive information.

In this fascinating webinar, we’ll examine how ethical and professional obligations apply to the privacy and security of client data attorneys maintain, and discuss the types of incidents that frequently lead to significant breach events, including emerging and growing threats such as ransomware and phishing scams. We’ll also use a real-world scenario to explore what typically happens when a breach occurs and consider steps lawyers and service providers may take to help safeguard their clients’ data.


Presenters

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Melinda L. McLellan

Counsel, BakerHostetler

Melinda McLellan is Counsel in BakerHostetler’s New York office, where she advises clients on complex privacy, cybersecurity, and information management issues as a member of the firm’s Chambers-ranked national Privacy and Data Protection team. She regularly works with clients across multiple industry sectors on a wide range of privacy law matters, including the development and implementation of global privacy and security policies and procedures;…Read More

Melinda McLellan is Counsel in BakerHostetler’s New York office, where she advises clients on complex privacy, cybersecurity, and information management issues as a member of the firm’s Chambers-ranked national Privacy and Data Protection team. She regularly works with clients across multiple industry sectors on a wide range of privacy law matters, including the development and implementation of global privacy and security policies and procedures; employee privacy training programs; and compliance strategies for the use of data-intensive products and services. Ms. McLellan also has broad experience counseling organizations on the use of cross-border data transfer mechanisms and the management of international data flows in commercial and litigation contexts. She has written and spoken extensively on privacy and data security law, with a particular focus on the privacy impacts of emerging technologies such as cloud computing, social media, online behavioral advertising, and corporate “Bring Your Own Device” programs. Ms. McLellan is a graduate of Harvard Law School where she served as Executive Editor of the Harvard International Law Journal. She is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (CIPP/US and CIPP/E) and the Sedona Conference Working Group 11 on Data Security and Privacy Liability. New York Super Lawyers has selected Ms. McLellan as a “Rising Star” for the past four years in a row.

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William F. Auther

Partner, Bowman and Brooke LLP

As the Managing Partner of the Phoenix office of Bowman and Brooke, Will Auther concentrates his litigation practice in the areas of product liability, construction, toxic tort, and business litigation. Will serves as national and lead trial counsel for a variety of Fortune 500 companies in a wide range of industries. Defending technology is one of Will’s strengths.…Read More

As the Managing Partner of the Phoenix office of Bowman and Brooke, Will Auther concentrates his litigation practice in the areas of product liability, construction, toxic tort, and business litigation. Will serves as national and lead trial counsel for a variety of Fortune 500 companies in a wide range of industries.

Defending technology is one of Will’s strengths. His client work focuses predominantly on complex corporate litigation including the defense of product defect claims, construction disputes, dealer/vendor disputes, contract disputes, and financial litigation. His clients cross the entire spectrum of industries from transportation, construction, chemical, pharmaceutical, mechanical, high tech start-ups, banking and finance.

With over 20 years of litigation experience, Will has served as both first and second chair trial counsel on multimillion dollar exposure cases. Among his many high-profile litigation cases, Will has defended manufacturers in consumer fraud class action cases, multimillion dollar contract disputes and has managed national portfolios of cases reducing case counts to lowest levels in years.


Moderators

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George Socha Jr.

Co-Founder, EDRM

George Socha is co-founder of EDRM; the president and founder of Socha Consulting LLC, an electronic discovery consulting firm; and co-founder of Apersee. In 2003 he and Tom Gelbmann launched the Socha-Gelbman Electronic Discovery Survey, now Apersee (apersee.com) and in 2005 they started EDRM (edrm.net).

George is an advisor and expert witness who focuses on the full range of electronic discovery activities.…

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George Socha is co-founder of EDRM; the president and founder of Socha Consulting LLC, an electronic discovery consulting firm; and co-founder of Apersee. In 2003 he and Tom Gelbmann launched the Socha-Gelbman Electronic Discovery Survey, now Apersee (apersee.com) and in 2005 they started EDRM (edrm.net).

George is an advisor and expert witness who focuses on the full range of electronic discovery activities. His clients include corporations, governmental agencies, legal vertical market software and services providers, investment firms and law firms. Before launching his consulting firm, George spent 16 years as a litigation attorney in private practice. He received his law degree from Cornell Law School and his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Thomas Anthony Gelbmann Jr.

Co-Founder, EDRM

As a Trusted Advisor, IT Management Consultant and Founder of Gelbmann & Associates LLC, Tom Gelbmann has helped law firms and corporate law departments with strategic development, system architecture, and operational effectiveness of IT systems and services. He has held the CIO position at major law firms, leading the IT function to the successful achievement of enterprise goals. …Read More

As a Trusted Advisor, IT Management Consultant and Founder of Gelbmann & Associates LLC, Tom Gelbmann has helped law firms and corporate law departments with strategic development, system architecture, and operational effectiveness of IT systems and services. He has held the CIO position at major law firms, leading the IT function to the successful achievement of enterprise goals. Tom is also the co-founder of the EDRM (edrm.net) and co-author of the Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey.


Sponsor

May
17
Tue
2016
EDRM webinar, “Moving Data Across Borders: No More Safe Harbors,” sponsored by Ipro
May 17 @ 1:00 pm CDT – 2:00 pm CDT

Join us on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm Central for the upcoming EDRM webinar, “Moving Data Across Borders: No More Safe Harbors,” sponsored by Ipro.

Description

When the EU’s highest court invalidated the Safe Harbor protections for transferring data from the EU to the U.S., hundreds of organizations were left scrambling, including law firms, legal service providers, and corporations involved in litigation and investigations. In addition, the proposed EU-wide General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may severely limit the data that can be legally transferred outside of the EU. Recently, the EC and the U.S. Department of Commerce announced an agreement to replace the Safe Harbor agreement on transatlantic data flows with a new EU to U.S. “Privacy Shield.” In this webinar, international law experts will review the Privacy Shield and GDPR, with a focus on the tensions they create for multi-national organizations trying to meet U.S. discovery and investigation obligations.


Presenters

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M. James Daley

Senior Counsel, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

James (Jim) Daley, Esq., CIPP/US combines over thirty-five years of complex litigation experience, with his Master’s Degree in Information Systems and his International Privacy Professional Certification to help clients reduce the legal risk and cost of global compliance with Cross-Border eDiscovery, International Information Governance, and Data Privacy, Security and Protection obligations. Jim serves as a trusted advisor for a wide variety of Fortune 500 clients,…Read More

James (Jim) Daley, Esq., CIPP/US combines over thirty-five years of complex litigation experience, with his Master’s Degree in Information Systems and his International Privacy Professional Certification to help clients reduce the legal risk and cost of global compliance with Cross-Border eDiscovery, International Information Governance, and Data Privacy, Security and Protection obligations. Jim serves as a trusted advisor for a wide variety of Fortune 500 clients, and was profiled by The American Lawyer as one of three attorneys “Who You Gonna Call” for international e-discovery counsel. Jim helps clients develop and implement practical and defensible protocols for Cross-Border eDiscovery in litigation and regulatory contexts; and he helps develop and defend Global Information Governance and Data Privacy, Data Security and Data Protection processes and technologies. Currently, Jim leverages his technology background in helping clients prepare for the new Privacy-by-Design requirements of the 2015-2016 EU General Data Protection Regulation.

Jim is a frequent author and speaker on leveraging technology to efficiently and cost-effectively deal with eDiscovery, Information Governance and Data Privacy, Data Security and Data Protection challenges. His related professional service and publications include: Co-Founder and Past Co-Chair of The Sedona Conference® Working Group Six on International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure; Charter Member of The Sedona Conference® Working Group One on Electronic Document Retention and Production; Author, The Impact of Emerging Asia-Pacific Data Protection and Data Residency Requirements on Transnational Information Governance and Cross-Border Discovery, 16 Sedona Conf. J. (2015); Senior Editor of “The Sedona Conference® International Principles on Discovery, Disclosure and Data Protection” (2011); Author of “Information Age Catch 22: The Challenge of Technology to Cross-Border Disclosure and Data Privacy,” 11 Sedona Conf. J. 121 (Fall 2011); Contributing Author of the first German-language treatise on e-discovery: “E-Discovery im internationalen Rechtsstreit und Datenschutz,” Erich Schmidt Verlag, Berlin (2011); and Editor-in-Chief of “The Sedona Conference® Framework for Analysis of Cross-Border Discovery Conflicts (2008), among several others.

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Emily R. Fedeles

Associate, BakerHostetler

Emily Fedeles is an associate in BakerHostetler’s New York office, where she is part of the E-Discovery and Management and Privacy and Data Protection groups. Her work focuses on litigation; electronic discovery; and privacy and data protection. Prior to joining Baker, Ms. Fedeles practiced for several years in Geneva, Switzerland, where she defended complex litigation—including class actions,…Read More

Emily Fedeles is an associate in BakerHostetler’s New York office, where she is part of the E-Discovery and Management and Privacy and Data Protection groups. Her work focuses on litigation; electronic discovery; and privacy and data protection. Prior to joining Baker, Ms. Fedeles practiced for several years in Geneva, Switzerland, where she defended complex litigation—including class actions, reimbursement lawsuits, consumer protection claims, and individual product liability claims—in Europe, West Africa, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific. She also advised global clients on litigation prevention strategies and legislative projects that impact or alter civil liability risks. As a result, Ms. Fedeles developed a wealth of experience relating to cross-border e-discovery, litigation, and mergers and acquisitions; BYOD guidance; and data privacy and security considerations. She holds CIPP/E credentials; is a member of The Sedona Conference® Working Groups One, Six, and Eleven; and writes and presents on e-discovery and cross-border issues. Ms. Fedeles graduated from Emory University School of Law, With Honors, Order of the Barristers.

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Kenneth J. Withers

Deputy Executive Director, The Sedona Conference

Ken Withers is the Deputy Executive Director of The Sedona Conference, an Arizona-based nonprofit law and policy think tank which has been on the forefront of issues involving complex litigation, intellectual property, and antitrust law. Since 1989, he has published several widely-distributed papers on electronic discovery, hosted a popular website on electronic discovery and electronic records management issues,…Read More

Ken Withers is the Deputy Executive Director of The Sedona Conference, an Arizona-based nonprofit law and policy think tank which has been on the forefront of issues involving complex litigation, intellectual property, and antitrust law. Since 1989, he has published several widely-distributed papers on electronic discovery, hosted a popular website on electronic discovery and electronic records management issues, and given presentations at more than 300 conferences and workshops for legal, records management, and industry audiences. His most recent publications are “Ephemeral Data and the Duty to Preserve Discoverable Electronically Stored Information” in the University of Baltimore Law Review (2008); “Living Daily with Weekley Homes” in the Texas State Bar Advocate (Summer 2010); and “Risk Aversion, Risk Management, and the Overpreservation Problem in Electronic Discovery” in the South Carolina Law Review (2013). From 1999 through 2005, he was a Senior Education Attorney at the Federal Judicial Center in Washington D.C., where he developed Internet-based distance learning programs for the federal judiciary concentrating on issues of technology and the administration of justice. Ken also contributed to several well-known FJC publications, including the Manual for Complex Litigation, Fourth Edition (2004), Effective Use of Courtroom Technology (2001), and the Civil Litigation Management Manual (2001).


Moderators

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George Socha Jr.

Co-Founder, EDRM

George Socha is co-founder of EDRM; the president and founder of Socha Consulting LLC, an electronic discovery consulting firm; and co-founder of Apersee. In 2003 he and Tom Gelbmann launched the Socha-Gelbman Electronic Discovery Survey, now Apersee (apersee.com) and in 2005 they started EDRM (edrm.net).

George is an advisor and expert witness who focuses on the full range of electronic discovery activities.…

Read More

George Socha is co-founder of EDRM; the president and founder of Socha Consulting LLC, an electronic discovery consulting firm; and co-founder of Apersee. In 2003 he and Tom Gelbmann launched the Socha-Gelbman Electronic Discovery Survey, now Apersee (apersee.com) and in 2005 they started EDRM (edrm.net).

George is an advisor and expert witness who focuses on the full range of electronic discovery activities. His clients include corporations, governmental agencies, legal vertical market software and services providers, investment firms and law firms. Before launching his consulting firm, George spent 16 years as a litigation attorney in private practice. He received his law degree from Cornell Law School and his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Thomas Anthony Gelbmann Jr.

Co-Founder, EDRM

As a Trusted Advisor, IT Management Consultant and Founder of Gelbmann & Associates LLC, Tom Gelbmann has helped law firms and corporate law departments with strategic development, system architecture, and operational effectiveness of IT systems and services. He has held the CIO position at major law firms, leading the IT function to the successful achievement of enterprise goals. …Read More

As a Trusted Advisor, IT Management Consultant and Founder of Gelbmann & Associates LLC, Tom Gelbmann has helped law firms and corporate law departments with strategic development, system architecture, and operational effectiveness of IT systems and services. He has held the CIO position at major law firms, leading the IT function to the successful achievement of enterprise goals. Tom is also the co-founder of the EDRM (edrm.net) and co-author of the Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey.


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