Law Day Webinar – A Practical Guide to Information Governance

May 1, 2019 EDT, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Participate in this live online discussion with our esteemed panel of experts as they discuss the importance of information governance in the current business landscape. Talking points will include an overview of the current state, the use of governance plans and procedures, driving forces behind the need for protocols, and the impact of data privacy and cybersecurity on data governance practices. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions before and during this interactive program.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Defining information governance and why it matters
  • Current triggers for information governance
  • Examining an information governance program
  • Important elements and benchmarks for your program
  • Steps you can take to mature your organization’s information governance strategy

Submit your information governance questions to the panel before the webinar

Register now on EDRM’s website or the EDRM BrightTalk Channel.

This webinar is generously sponsored by Knovos.

Meet our presenters:

Christa Haskins
Associate Director – E-Discovery, Amneal Pharmaceuticals

Christa Haskins leads Amneal’s e-discovery program and is responsible for electronic discovery, information governance, and privacy-related projects and initiatives within IT.  Ms. Haskins establishes and manages policies, standards, and procedures to ensure business, legal, and regulatory requirements are met.  Before joining Amneal, she served as Manager of eDiscovery and ESI support for C.R. Bard (“Bard”) and Becton Dickinson (“BD”).  She developed and managed Bard’s and BD’s e-discovery programs and established policies, standards, and procedures for e-discovery and data retention.  Prior to BD, she managed e-discovery and litigation support-related projects and cases for Siemens Corporation and AmLaw top 100 law firms. Ms. Haskins holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law, Technology, and Culture with a minor concentration in Science, Technology, and Society from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.  She is also a Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS).

George Socha
Managing Director – Technology and Business Transformation Services, BDO

George Socha was named an “E-Discovery Trailblazer” by The American Lawyer. He assists corporate, law firm, and government clients with all facets of electronic discovery, including information governance, as an expert witness and consultant. He has served clients in a variety of industries including pharmaceutical, energy, retail, banking and technology, among others. As a renowned industry thought leader, Mr. Socha has authored more than 50 articles and spoken at more than 300 engagements across the world on a variety of e-discovery topics. His extensive knowledge has also been utilized more than 20 times to provide expert testimony. Mr. Socha is co-founder of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), a framework that outlines the standards for the recovery and discovery of digital data, and the Information Governance Reference Model (IGRM), a similar framework specific to information management, George is skilled at developing and implementing electronic discovery strategies and managing electronic discovery processes. Prior to joining BDO, he spent 16 years as a litigation attorney in private practice before starting his own consulting firm focused on e-discovery issues in 2003. George has also served as a guest lecturer at universities across the United States.

Ronald J. Hedges
Senior Counsel, Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group, Dentons 

Ronald Hedges is a member of Dentons’ Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group. He has extensive experience in e-discovery and in the management of complex litigation and has served as a special master, arbitrator and mediator. He also consults on management and discovery of electronically stored information (“ESI”). Mr. Hedges was a United States Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey from 1986 to 2007. While a magistrate judge, he was the Compliance Judge for the Court Mediation Program, a member of the Lawyers Advisory Committee, and both a member of, and reporter for, the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee. From 2001 to 2005 he was a member of the Advisory Group of Magistrate Judges. He was an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University School, where he taught mediation skills. He was an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and remains an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law—Newark. He taught courses on electronic discovery and evidence at both these schools. He was a Fellow at the Center for Information Technology of Princeton University for 2010-11 and 2011-12. He is also a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas.

Joseph C. Bartolo, J.D.
Information Governance & Risk Solutions, Knovos

Joe Bartolo is a former litigator in New York State, with 13+ years of experience providing consultative information management and eDiscovery services. He is a past VP in the Metro New York Chapter of ACEDS, and the Co-Chair of their Educational Committee. Mr. Bartolo is a former working group leader in the EDRM, and has instructed continuing legal education courses about eDiscovery and information governance throughout the United States. Mr. Bartolo has authored several published articles related to technology utilized by law firms, corporations, consultancies, and government agencies. Joe received a Juris Doctorate Degree from Rutgers School of Law – Newark in 1992, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from New York University in 1989. Follow Joe on Twitter @joseph_bartolo

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