New York Panel of E-Discovery Experts Will Address TAR for the Real World

If 2012 was the year in which technology-assisted review (TAR) came into its own, then 2013 is the year in which TAR is adapted to the realities of modern litigation. In the real world of e-discovery review, challenges come not just from the explosion of data, but also from the constraints imposed by rolling collections, tight deadlines, and the need to start review right now.

This will be the topic Oct. 10 in New York City as a panel of e-discovery experts address the tough questions that don’t get answered in introductory programs on TAR. This free luncheon program, TAR for the Real World: Practical Problems, Pragmatic Solutions, moderated by Law Technology News Editor-in-Chief Monica Bay, will address:

  • How do I deal with real world problems like rolling uploads, endless random documents and the need to wait for an expert?
  • How do I decide when I have enough responsive documents? What are the courts requiring?
  • How do I know if the black box worked? What kind of proof do I need?
  • What role do magistrates play and how much transparency is required?
  • How much money can I save over linear review? What kinds of cases are suitable?

The panel, which will also discuss the use of TAR for information governance, investigations, productions and other uses, will include:

  • Jason R. Baron, Esq., director of litigation at the National Archives and Records Administration and co-founder of the TREC Legal Track.
  • Clifton C. Dutton, SVP, director of strategies and e-discovery, AIG Legal Operations Center.
  • Conor R. Crowley, Esq., principal of Crowley Law Office, chair of The Sedona Conference Working Group on Best Practices for Electronic Document Retention and Production, and editor-in-chief of The Sedona Conference Commentary on Proportionality in E-Discovery.
  • John Tredennick, Esq., founder and CEO of Catalyst Repository Systems and longtime trial lawyer who was recently named by The American Lawyer as one of six “e-discovery trailblazers.”
  • Jeremy Pickens, Ph.D., senior research scientist at Catalyst and one of the world’s leading search scientists and a pioneer in the field of collaborative exploratory search.

The luncheon program is free for e-discovery professionals but is limited to 75 registrants. It takes place Oct. 10, noon-2:30 p.m., at the offices of Kirkland & Ellis, 601 Lexington Ave., New York.


About Bob Ambrogi

Bob is known internationally for his expertise in the Internet and legal technology. He held the top editorial positions at the two leading national U.S. legal newspapers, the National Law Journal and Lawyers USA. A long-time advisor to Catalyst, Bob now divides his time between law practice and media consulting. He writes two blogs, LawSites and MediaLaw, co-authors's Legal Blog Watch, and co-hosts the weekly legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer. A 1980 graduate of Boston College Law School, Bob is a life member of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation and an active member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, which honored him in 1994 with its President's Award.