The Sedona Conference has announced the appointment of new members to the steering committee of Working Group 1 on electronic document retention and production. With effect from 1 January 2014, Cecil Lynn, Dean Kuckelman, Eric Mandel and Ronni Solomon join the steering committee whose members already include Kevin Brady, Bill Butterfield (Vice Chair), Conor Crowley (Chair), Maura Grossman, Sherry Harris, John Rosenthal, David Shonka, and Paul Weiner; and Chair Emeriti Tom Allman, Jonathan Redgrave, and Ariana Tadler.
The Sedona Conference is running a webinar on 29th January at 1:00pm EST called 2013 eDiscovery Year in Review. As well as discussing significant cases such as Sekisui v. Hart and Kleen Products v. Packaging Corp. of America, the panel will cover topics described in the following pleasingly unconventional way:
- the limits of cooperation
- the elusiveness of cost shifting
- the novelty of new media
- the squishiness of proportionality
- the stickiness of TAR, and
- the scariness of sanctions.
Ken Withers of the Sedona Conference is the moderator and the panellists are Thomas Y. Allman, University of Cincinnati College of Law, Hon. Robert B. Collings, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Boston, MA and Cecil Lynn of eBay Inc.
I also draw your attention also to the Sedona Conference one-day programme on Cross-Border Discovery and Data Protection Laws, taking place in San Francisco on 9 April. The event will focus on:
- The “Snowden effect,” or how the recent revelations about U.S. government activity have affected the development and enforcement of data protection laws outside the U.S.
- The perspectives of U.S. judges and E.U. data protection experts on the latest cross-border discovery issues, proposed regulations and emerging data privacy issues.
- Practical strategies on how to develop protocols to comply with international discovery obligations in the face of the ever-changing litigation, regulatory and political environments.
The co-chairs are Amor Esteban of Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP and David Moncure of Shell Oil Company and the panel members include judges, and lawyers from industry and law firms.