A Primer for Corporate Counsel and Their Law Firms

Technology assisted review, aka predictive coding, sprang into prominence in 2012, when the first judicial opinions endorsed its use. Since then, TAR—with its ability to substantially reduce review costs—has entered the mainstream of high-volume discovery, both in the United States and worldwide. Once used only for outbound productions, TAR is now also used for early case assessment, investigations, privilege protection and to prepare for depositions and trial.

While TAR has become the norm for some, many savvy counsel and legal professionals aren’t yet familiar with how the process works and why it can be so effective in reducing the total cost of discovery review.

Watch this one-hour primer on TAR and why it is so important for those trying to manage legal budgets. Our speakers cover the law, practice and technology of TAR, with special emphasis on continuous active learning, the hallmark of the newest generation of TAR products, and show how it helps you control litigation costs.

During this webinar, we cover:

  • TAR for Smart People. How it works and why it's a game changer for reducing the total cost of discovery review.
  • Legal Issues Surrounding TAR.  What is the Court’s perspective on this technology, especially with the new federal rules in effect?
  • Continuous Active Learning. Why this new TAR 2.0 protocol reduces review costs and time even further than the earlier generation. Learn how it overcomes typical TAR 1.0 problems like one-time training, rolling uploads and the need for subject matter experts.
  • Review Savings. A look at the dramatic savings in time and costs TAR brings over traditional linear review and how to measure them.
  • New Uses. Using TAR for early case assessment, internal investigations, FCPA claims, privilege protection, and to more effectively prepare for depositions and trial.

You won’t want to miss this informative look at how corporations and their law firms are moving beyond linear review with the power of TAR 2.0.


michael arkfeld
Michael Arkfeld | Founding Director, eDiscovery Education Center

Michael Arkfeld is a consultant, litigator, educator and author.  Michael is the Founder and Director of Education for eDiscovery Education Center (www.edec.com) and Director of the Arkfeld eDiscovery and Digital Program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. This program hosts the annual ASU-Arkfeld eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference held in March of each year.

For over 19 years Michael was an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of AZ focusing on civil litigation and has appeared before both federal and state appellate courts and has extensive experience in jury trials.

Michael is author of the acclaimed eDiscovery publications; Arkfeld on Electronic Discovery and Evidence (4th ed.) (updated biannually) treatise and the Arkfeld’s Best Practices Guides - IT Primer for Legal Professionals, Electronic Discovery and Evidence, ESI Pretrial Discovery - Strategies & Tactics, and Legal Hold which are distributed by LexisNexis.


John Tredennick
John Tredennick | Founder and CEO, Catalyst

John Tredennick is the CEO and founder of Catalyst Repository Systems, which designs, builds and runs the world's fastest and most powerful software platform for complex e-discovery, regulatory investigations and compliance.  A former trial lawyer and litigation partner with a large national law firm (20+ years), John has written or edited five books and countless articles on litigation and technology issues and has spoken before legal-technology audiences in five continents. Recently, the American Lawyer named him one of the top six e-discovery trail blazers  in its issue on the “Top 50 Big Law Innovators of the Last 50 Years.” He also served as chair of the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Management Section and was editor-in-chief of its flagship publication Law Practice Magazine and the founder and editor of its webzine Law Practice Today.

David Stanton
David Stanton | Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

David Stanton is a partner in the law firm’s Litigation practice. He leads the firm’s nationally recognized Information Law and Electronic Discovery group, oversees the firm’s nationwide Litigation Support department, and he is a member of Pillsbury’s Privacy, Data Security & Information Use group. Mr. Stanton is also a member of the firm's Professional Responsibility Committee and he serves as Pillsbury’s Executive Partner for Anti-Bribery/Anti-Corruption Compliance.

Mr. Stanton’s practice largely focuses upon emerging issues involving the intersection of law and technology, including information governance, electronic discovery, cyber-risk, privacy and incident response. He is familiar with the latest technologies and industry best practices in this quickly evolving field. Praised by clients as being “exceptionally knowledgeable with respect to both e-discovery and information governance,” he facilitates Pillsbury’s electronic discovery activities across all offices and he manages the firm’s largest e-discovery projects. He also serves as discovery counsel, helping clients approach e-discovery as a repeatable business process to achieve lower costs and risks, and better litigation results, through the effective management of corporate data and the coordination of discovery-related activities. He collaborates with in-house attorneys and IT professionals on projects involving information management, records retention, cloud migrations and data disposition, as well as litigation readiness programs and litigation hold procedures.

Thomas Gricks
Thomas C. Gricks III | Managing Director, Professional Services, Catalyst

Thomas Gricks is a managing director at Catalyst and a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania. Before recently joining Catalyst, he was a general commercial litigator for 23 years. He practiced before both federal and state courts across the United States, and, in addition to Pennsylvania, is admitted to practice in a number of federal jurisdictions, including the Supreme Court.

For the past several years, Tom has devoted a substantial portion of his practice to e-discovery, with a particular emphasis on TAR. He argued the Global Aerospace case before the Circuit Court in Loudoun County, Virginia, which is the first case to permit the use of TAR over the objection of the opposing party.

Tom is a member of the Sedona Conference Working Group One, and is a frequent speaker on e-discovery and TAR topics. He has presented at continuing legal education seminars across the country, including the Sedona Conference Institute and the Georgetown Advanced eDiscovery Institute. He has also published a number of articles on e-discovery topics, including coauthoring, The Implications of Rule 26(g) on the Use of Technology-Assisted Review, 7 FED. CTS. L. REV. 239 (2013).


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