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  • 1. ACEDS 2012 Annual Conference and Exhibition Monday-Wednesday, April 2-4, 2012 The Westin Diplomat | Hollywood, Florida USA Up to 16 CLE, Hot Panels, CPE Credits. Cool Speakers, Great Contacts, And CEDS Gentle Prices, Credits, too! Warm Beaches Visit Examine 29 experts e-discovery on 15 panels conference software, show you how to to register services and do things better, and receive products of reduce risk updates top providers Register now for You question as low as $895 the speakers in our unique Three days offormat. We make knowledge and sure you get networking answers. enrichment. Don’t miss it! Presenting sPonsor Premier sPonsor DiamonD sPonsor Platinum sPonsors
  • 2. Practical, Dynamic, Rewarding, that can be attained with transnational best practices and technology. However, challenges arise when the courts of one country, say the United States, require Lasting Enrichment Everywhere production of records located in a country whose privacy or “blocking” laws prohibit their disclosure. You Turn E-discovery is a global challenge because of these conflicts of laws and rules. This conflict is also evident in the disparity of e-discovery rules in federal and state courts. The ACEDS conference seeks to help you do things right and resolve these dilemmas. You Are the Star of Our Conference We strive mightily to make it enriching and rewarding for you, always thinking of how we can increase your success in your job through practical, useful information in each panel. The many“Excellent, a MUST great testimonials we get from our attendees from all sectors – some of which you’ll see here Who Should Attend Insurance underwriters Judicial law clerks and assistants “Focused, easy to follow presentations. ACEDS – make us confident that we succeed in meeting those goals year after year! is a great leader.” Judges – Federal and state for attorneys in Raymond Massie, Esq., This is the conference everyone talks about. We bring top experts to share best practices and Arbitrators Knowledge officers the digital era.” Chief Counsel and staff in government Law firm administrators Raymond Massie Law teach you how to deal effectively with major challenges in e-discovery – in the private and public Office, Boca Raton Ivonne Rivera, Esq., sectors. agencies Litigation practice support managers Rivera & Rivera, “Great conference! San Juan, Puerto Rico Chief Information Officers Litigation project managers You Ask Questions in Our Format Great location! Chief Records Officers Litigation support: Great training for us Our lively format where you ask questions is one reason our conferences are so popular. Chief Technology Officers - Specialists who live north.” Expert moderators also question the panelists and make sure they give helpful guidance. Our Clerks of Court – Federal and state - Analysts Brenda Miller, Senior attendees say they learn much more this way. Paralegal, Transamerica Compliance officers - TechnologistsSome Things What You Can Count On at the ACEDS Conference Computer forensics specialists Legal technology specialists Life Insurance Co., Cedar RapidsYou’ll Learn • We do everything possible to foster your learning and enrichment Consultants Contract attorneys Litigators Malpractice insurance risk “Eye-opening• How to prevent mal- • We attract top expert speakers Data protection professionals administrators perspectives on so practice, cut insur- • We present a program of timely panels that dissect crucial issues many topics – from Document review specialists Mediators ance costs and save experts throughout • We provide you outstanding materials and a conference book with resources gathered by E-discovery: Paralegals the field.” reputation editors - Attorneys Practice support managers and staff Clennie Davis, Supervisor, - Directors Privacy officers and professionals E-Discovery Team,• How to meet the • We offer terrific networking, including unforgettable beachside events, so you can meet new - Specialists Project managers Family Dollar Stores, dilemma of securing contacts from many places Matthews, NC data in countries that - Technologists Records managers • We use a unique format that allows you, with the help of moderators, to question speakers won’t let the data out Prosecutors – Federal and state Risk managers and officers • We keep prices low – from the registration fee to the hotel room rate at this fabulous venue General Counsel and staff at: Software providers• Best ways to harness • We bring top providers of e-discovery and related software, services and products so you - Companies and businesses Special Agents and investigators social media, reap its can meet them and examine their offerings - Educational institutions Special Masters, Referees and Neutrals rewards and rein in - Non-profit organizations Staff attorneys in: • We worry about the details – large and small – to make this an unforgettable experience risks Human resources managers - Law firms The overwhelming endorsement and praise our attendees, sponsors and exhibitors give us is• How to control the best, and our proudest, evidence we succeed in meeting your needs. Imaging services specialists - Companies and other organizations costs when you Information services directors - Government agencies lose and must pay The Global Challenge of E-Discovery Information technology managers Technologists an opponent’s Electronic discovery and the management of electronically stored information (ESI) is one of Inspectors General Technology project managers e-discovery bills the great challenges in commerce and law today. The proper management of ESI is now an Information technology professionals Training managers essential skill for persons in legal, commercial, governmental and institutional circles.• What project management lessons Conflicts of laws and rules between states and countries you should follow for best results These challenges are not confined to the United States and countries with similar legal sys- tems. All countries have mechanisms and courts to resolve disputes also dependent on ESI for Online Mail ACEDS Telephone 786-517-2701 Five easy• Questions to ask resolution. registration Rivergate Plaza 444 Brickell Ave. Fax ways to and answers to get when you buy ACEDS exists to build a community and bridges around the globe to assist persons in learning and perfecting universal skills necessary to properly and accurately gather, store, manage and E-mail memberservices Suite 250 Miami, FL 33131 786-316-0006 register products and services produce ESI in business and legal affairs. The proper management of ESI is a global concern USA 2 3
  • 3. “Very well organized for networking.(Thanks for ordering Who We Are trend toward special masters and auxiliaries, Congressional interest in e-discovery, the e-discov- ery issues in cases like the Penn State tragedy, the Toyota product liability case and others. the nice weather.)” The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists Training Bruce Malter, CEDS, (ACEDS) is the member organization for private and Training Events ACEDS offers a variety of virtual and live training events led by experts.Solutions Group Leader, public sector professionals who work in e-discovery and • Web seminars – We bring you monthly web seminars on hot topics and best practices, les- Project Leadership, related fields in all countries. It offers them a community sons from the frontlines and effective strategies and techniques. Chicago for the exchange of ideas, best practices and solutions • Live seminars – We bring live expert instruction on crucial subjects to major cities. to common challenges. • Online, On-Demand Training – Coming in early 2012, we will offer downloadable curriculum ACEDS also provides members essential tools for training on crucial areas of e-discovery practice and policies. developing and maintaining competency in e-discovery. Learning With Networking and Community It offers its worldwide membership the highest quality certification, the Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) Visit Podcasts – ACEDS interviews experts and newsmakers on topics in e-discovery and related designation, as well as independent, timely news, abundant fields. ERTIFI resources, insightful analysis, practical training and invaluable live and virtual networking. Live Chats – Members-only get free access to live chats in which experts share guidance, tips C ACEDS and its professional staff are based in Miami. It is guided by a stellar, diverse Advisory and answer questions on key issues and challenges in the field. Board. Career Center – offers the worldwide e-discovery community a platform by which job ACEDS management has 23 years of experience in delivering objective, independent and ads and opportunities in the are posted. E E straightforward editorial content, high quality training and education, world-acclaimed confer- Task Forces – ACEDS Task Forces let members shape training and website content, formulate D ences and, since 2001, professional certification programs that set world standards and activities in different locations, start chapters in certain cities, explore e-discovery needs in -DISCO meet the highest levels of competency assessment, professionalism and integrity. arbitration, the criminal law and other areas. Select a Task Force, get active and expand your They developed the world-acclaimed Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) designa- horizons! tion, which is held by thousands of corporate, government, legal, regulatory, law enforcement T and consulting and technology professionals in 140 countries, primarily the United States. CEDS Certification LIS ACEDS is building a community of specialists around the world who are distinguished by the Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) certification and a strong desire to learn best practices. ACEDS offers the Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, which is now held by diverse professionals around the world. ACEDS Believes Networking is Vital Candidates for CEDS certification must meet eligibility requirements specified in the E IA At ACEDS, we know expert knowledge and skill are not all you need to succeed. Networking and CEDS Candidate Handbook, which is downloadable free at, and pass a V RY EC career connections are also vital. We give you opportunities to meet counterparts, experts and rigorous examination. The exam is offered at 600 authorized testing centers worldwide, industry leaders at our conference, website and seminars. The conference speakers and your SP including 320 in the US and 35 in Canada. fellow attendees are anxious to share their experience and knowledge with you. CEDS certification validates e-discovery skill and knowledge. It acknowledges that per- ACEDS News, Analysis and Resources sons who are CEDS can navigate the e-discovery process effectively and meet uniform bits + bytes ezine The lively, acclaimed ACEDS weekly e-newsletter gives you independent, principles of competence. Developed according to rigorous psychometric standards, the no-holds barred news with expert analysis on important developments, trends, technologies and CEDS certification sets standards of excellence in e-discovery. coming events. “Excellent – very Upon completing the certification application, candidates get the CEDS Exam Preparation helpful to my For e-discovery and related news, guidance, best practices and resources our Edi- Manual at no extra cost. The Manual covers the areas in the examination. practice.” tors gather, make a favorite. It gives you tips, tools and analysis and keen guidance The certification fee, which includes the Manual and exam, is $795 for ACEDS members, Nancy Block, Partner, from the experts we interview for ACEDS podcasts and Live Chats. $995 for non-members and $595 for government employees. The ACEDS annual mem-Martin, Clearwater & Bell, ACEDS Resources ACEDS editors post documents, pleadings, court rulings and other re- bership fee is $195 and $150 for government. To register for CEDS certification, contact New York sources on a multitude of issues. These resources help members do their jobs better. They, call 786-517-2721 or visit are alerted to coming issues, such as the new malpractice threat, the “cost taxing” US law, the Members of ACEDS receive many exclusive benefits, including: “Excellent conference! Well 1. Original, incisive articles on crucial events, cases and the lessons they teach, worth the time and Member 2. Resources – court documents, legislation and other vital items ACEDS editors gather, 3. Web seminars on crucial United States and worldwide hot button topics, “Very well done. I like the interactivity.” money. I’ll be back next year! Gorgeous Benefits location..” Robert Lincoln, Attorney, 4. Live chats with experts where members ask questions and get answers on the spot. Amy Koski, Litigation Icard Merrill, Sarasota 5. Discounts on CEDS certification, the ACEDS conference, other ACEDS services and Support Manager, Foley & Mansfield, special global community-building opportunities. 4 5 Minneapolis
  • 4. The Experts You Will Hear and Meet clients in IP, antitrust, securities and professional liability cases statement fraud. Using tools of computer forensics, e-discovery, and regulatory matters. His antitrust work often involves price fix- data mining and electronic extraction, she has led teams handling ing matters before the Department of Justice; in securities work complex financial fraud cases and the attendant e-discovery chal- his services focus on improper financial information reporting lenges they bring. She testifies on behalf of businesses concern- John W. Bagby developing the district’s e-discovery special master pilot program. that resulted in stockholder suits; in regulatory matters, his work ing e-discovery practices and often speaks and presents papers Professor of Information Sciences and He has been involved in taxation of costs issues since 1995 when involves lawsuit stemming from improper accounting techniques on e-discovery and computer forensics topics. She is a member Technology and co-director of the Institute he was chief deputy clerk. He serves as the district court’s liaison that influenced stock prices for public companies. Previously, of the ACEDS Advisory Board. for Information Policy at Pennsylvania State to several specialized bar associations in the district. he worked with an electronic discovery technology firm advising University, he specializes in managing the risk clients on ESI matters, such as advanced concept search technol- Andrea S. Gibson of legal liability in information technology and Dale Beauchamp ogy and document review applications. Senior Discovery Services Consultant at Kroll related fields. His work in e-discovery spans Chief, Technical Services Branch, Office of Ontrack, in Dallas, she advises corporationsseveral years. A faculty senator, he has promoted the shared Information Assurance and Cyber Security Julie Brown on the intricacies of electronically storedgovernance pressure for parallel investigations in the scandal Division, Transportation Security Administra- Litigation Technology Executive Manager at information (ESI) in corporate audits, internalsurrounding football coach Jerry Sandusky. In his cyberforensic tion (TSA), in Washington, DC, he manages Vorys, in Columbus, Ohio, she has worked investigations and litigation discovery. Acourse, he initiated a team research assignment to enhance groups that work in focused operations, in legal technology for more than 20 years seasoned expert in discovery law, method-student engagement through mock e-discovery exercises. He computer network defense and secure at law firms and corporate in-house legal ologies and technology, she advises clients on the creation andwas a pioneer in university cyberforensic courses in information infrastructure and testing supporting TSA in e-discovery, digital fo- departments. She has managed large-scale e- implementation of defensible strategies to maximize data efficacytechnology and developed electronic litigation war rooms for the rensics, intrusion analysis and data recovery. His teams oversee discovery and document productions in major and minimize time and cost. A frequent lecturer at legal tech-cases arising from the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster and for the digital evidence collection and analysis in hundreds of single-user cases, and excels at records management, litigation technology nology forums on utilizing ESI, ethics in e-discovery, early datapost-Enron policy debate. His projects focus on document reten- and enterprise-wide collections. He also manages the computer training and development of litigation technology databases for assessment and technology law, she is on the conference facultytion, access to confidential information, cyber-forensics law and network defense team, which monitors TSA networks for cyber use in legal disputes and litigation. She oversees the litigation of the International Legal Technology Association and Associationelectronic data discovery in investigations. A lawyer and prolific threats, and a group that tests new technologies for compliance technology department at Vorys, which provides a full range of of Corporate Counsel. An experienced litigator, she practiced lawauthor, he also participates in teams researching tort and product and vulnerabilities. Previously, he was a forensics and intrusions e-discovery services to its hundreds of lawyers. She serves on at Eccleston & Wolf, in Baltimore, in the defense of professionalliability and tort data management. instructor at the Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy, various e-discovery bodies and advisory committee. She is active liability cases for lawyers and financial professionals. Prior to Kroll where he developed courses on live network investigations and in coordinating education opportunities for the International Legal Ontrack, she served on e-discovery teams in toxic tort, antitrust deployable forensics for law enforcement agencies that investi- Technology Association, including its conferences and other train- and products liability cases. “Professionalism all the way.” gate high tech crimes and gather intelligence. Early in his career, ing events. In 2011, she received ILTA’s Distinguished Peer Award Jake Jordan, Senior E-Discovery Analyst, he was a computer forensic investigator at the Maryland State Family Dollar Stores, Matthews, NC for Litigation and Practice Support, and also serves on ILTA’s Ervin A. Gonzalez Police, where he provided digital forensics analysis support in Litigation Support Steering Committee. Partner at Colson Hicks Eidson, in Miami, criminal and administrative cases. He is a member of the ACEDS he is one of the nation’s premier plaintiff trial Advisory Board. Stephen M. Fernelius lawyers. He has held leadership roles for the John M. Barkett A trial lawyer at Fernelius Alvarez, in Houston, plaintiffs in major landmark cases like the BP Past chair of the ABA’s National Institute on Rafael Bernardino he is a recognized specialist in defending oil spill, Chinese drywall and others, usually E-Discovery and a leader in the e-discovery A partner and trial lawyer at Hobson, Bernardi- mass torts and catastrophic cases, corpo- involving significant cross-border issues. field, he is a partner of Shook, Hardy & no & Davis, in Los Angeles, he is the lead rate crisis management and environmental He specializes in product liability cases, class actions, business Bacon LLP, in Miami. A specialist in litigation plaintiff’s lawyer in the e-discovery malprac- litigation. He has handled many high profile litigation, medical malpractice and personal injury matters. Board and commercial arbitration in several areas of tice case against McDermott Will & Emery catastrophic industrial cases, such as plant certified as a civil trial and business litigation law specialist, he law, particularly concerning the environment on behalf of J-M Manufacturing Co., in Los explosions and environmental disasters. In these cases, he has won many multimillion-dollar jury verdicts and settlements. Aand arbitration, he is an adjunct professor on e-discovery at the Angeles, a case that has captivated the global manages large teams of legal professionals in case evaluation, past president of the Dade County Bar Association and the DadeUniversity of Miami School of Law and liaison to the Federal Civil e-discovery community. As a litigator in complex civil and criminal evidence gathering and preservation, corporate internal investiga- County Trial Lawyers Association, and past member of the BoardRules Advisory Committee of the ABA Section of Litigation. He litigation he also specializes in environmental and intellectual prop- tions, e-discovery, diverse pretrial issues, settlement strategies of Governors of the Florida Bar, he has written many publishedauthored the books, E-Discovery: Twenty Questions and Answers erty cases. His clients have included Air France, Alcoa, Mercedes and trial theme development. As discovery counsel for a large articles on various aspects of litigation, including e-discovery. He(2008) and The Ethics of E-Discovery (2009), by First Chair Benz of North America and Walt Disney Co. He previously served U.S. tire manufacturer, he developed national processes to coor- teaches litigation and trial skills as an adjunct professor at thePress, Chicago, and several articles on e-discovery, including as an attorney-advisor on intelligence policy at the US Department dinate discovery and manage large-scale document reviews, pro- University of Miami School of Law and speaks often on various as-“Walking the Plank, Looking Over Your Shoulder, Fearing Sharks of Justice and as law clerk to US District Judge Manuel L. Real in duction and repositories. He also specializes in preparing senior pects of trials and litigation skills. He is a member of the ACEDSAre in the Water: E-Discovery in Federal Litigation?” (Duke Univer- Los Angeles. As an adjunct professor at Westwood College, he corporate officers to testify. A member of the American Board of Advisory Board.sity, May 2010). He is a member of the ACEDS Advisory Board. teaches criminal justice and paralegal studies. An active member Trial Advocates, he co-authored “A Practical Guide for Conducting of the Los Angeles community, he served on a Citizens Oversight Extra-Territorial Discovery for Use In U.S. Litigation” and “Effective Jett Hanna Robert Barth, Jr. Committee to ensure voter-approved funds to upgrade class- Representation in Difficult Times: Assisting Your Client in Times of Senior Vice President at Texas Lawyers’ Clerk of Court of the US District Court for the rooms. He is a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association. Crisis” (ABA Mass Tort Journal, Spring 2009). Insurance Exchange, in Austin, he super- Western District of Pennsylvania, in Pitts- vises the professional liability claims of burgh, since February 2002, he is among James Bickley, CEDS Stephanie L. Giammarco, CEDS lawyers and judges throughout the state of the most active federal court clerks in the Managing Partner of Electronic Discovery A partner at BDO Consulting, in New York, Texas, underwrites malpractice insurance United States in utilizing the statutory power Consulting at Counselor Resource Group, in she leads the Computer Forensics and E- policies, and advises clients and insureds of that Congress gave court clerks concerning Washington, DC, he also leads the firm’s busi- Discovery practice. For 16 years, she has his company on how to prevent losses arising from professionalthe “taxation of costs” against losing parties under Title 28 USC ness development efforts, including creation provided litigation and investigative services malpractice and manage risks that arise in the law practice. ASection 1920. He wrote the opinion that taxed e-discovery costs of new market partnerships. His expertise lies to a wide range of Fortune 500 clients and specialist in computer operations, he is a member of the Stateagainst the losing plaintiff in the Race Tires America case, the first in ESI lifecycle management, which refers to law firms in matters that take her worldwide. Bar of Texas and has earned his Registered Professional Liabilityof its kind in his district which has received national attention. He processes involved in e-discovery tasks, and in creating collection Her consulting and advisory services have been provided in a Underwriter credential. He lectures and writes on legal mal-was the first clerk to assess e-discovery costs in the US Third Ju- strategies and filtering techniques that limit the scope and volume wide array of domestic and international matters ranging from practice and insurance topics, including the emerging field of e-dicial Circuit, which includes Pennsylvania and was instrumental in of data. He has consulted numerous corporate and law firm class actions, internal investigations, and securities and financial discovery malpractice. He serves as an adjunct professor at the 6 7
  • 5. University of Texas School of Law. In 2009, he was recognized personal data privacy coalition that allows consumers to quickly A frequent speaker in live and Internet events on text analytics, Emma Quinn, CEDSas a top writing contributor to the Charter for Compassion, a and automatically control their personal data in many online and predictive coding, and Relativity’s Application Ecosystem, he E-Discovery Associate Director at worldwideglobal collaboration. offline people-databases, a service that the MyPrivacy product also specializes in legal holds, processing, document manage- financial institution Barclays, in London, she of delivers. An expert in using Online Reputation ment and emerging technologies. was the first person in the United Kingdom Jeffrey S. Jacobson Management (“ORM”) as an imperative marketing tactic and pow- to earn the Certified E-Discovery Special- Litigation partner at Debevoise & Plimpton erful risk-mitigation tool for attorneys, he also manages strategic Alvin Lindsay, CEDS ist (CEDS) certification. She consults with LLP, in New York, he focuses on the defense partnerships and channel distribution relationships. Previously, he Partner at Hogan Lovells, in Miami, and internal and external legal review teams of consumer and securities class actions worked at Navigant Consulting’s Intellectual Property Litigation Chairman of the ACEDS Advisory Board, for across all of Barclays worldwide about their e-discovery needs, and the electronic discovery challenges practice in Palo Alto, where he applied e-discovery in investiga- two decades he has litigated on behalf of implementation of procedures, and processing and production presented by complex litigation and investi- tions at Fortune 100 companies, intellectual property infringe- international corporate and business clients of records in cases with as much as 500 gigabytes of data in gative matters in these and other types of ment suits and Sarbanes-Oxley investigations. He is responsible complex cases in federal and state courts multiple jurisdictions. She trains Barclays personnel worldwide,legal matters. Recommended by The Legal 500 US (2011) for for licensing, acquiring and developing much of the technology and international tribunals of arbitration. A manages client and project operations, and supervises theSecurities Litigation and Data Protection and Privacy and rec- that drives products. He is also Executive Direc- leader in the field of e-discovery, he has been at the forefront testing, maintenance and research of e-discovery software.ognized as a Securities Litigation “Star” in the IFLR Benchmark tor of the Online Reputation Management Association. of some of the most significant product liability cases in recent Previously, she was an e-discovery specialist at KPMG, respon-Litigation Guide (2010), he is a frequent author on class action times, including those involving commercial airline disasters, sible for technical processing, client management and projectdefense and e-discovery strategies for various legal publications, Michele C.S. Lange drywall from China, pharmaceutical products, vaccines, to- management at each stage of the process. She holds a BS inincluding Bloomberg Class Action Litigation Reporter. Among his Director of the discovery product line for bacco, medical devices, cosmetics, yachts, automobiles, and Software Systems, an MS, with Honors, in Computer Securityrecent litigation projects, he designed and implemented electronic Kroll Ontrack, in Minneapolis, she oversees consumer goods. He is co-chair of the worldwide firm’s Elec- and Forensics. She is a CISSP (Certified Information Systemdiscovery strategies for complex U.S.-based and international in- the evolution of legal technology products tronic Information Group and is often quoted in the major media Security Professional) and a qualified Prince2 practitioner. She isvestigations, including the global internal investigation of Siemens and services, conducts legal and market on matters dealing with technology and litigation and the Federal a member of the ACEDS Advisory Board.AG, and conducted internal investigations for companies following research and analysis, and interfaces with Rules of Civil Procedure as they bear on electronic evidence andthe threat or imposition of e-discovery and other sanctions. He is industry elements. She helps clients integrate cross-border issues. Seth H. Row, CEDSa member of the ACEDS Advisory Board. e-discovery into their case strategies from e-document preser- An attorney at Parson Farnell & Grein, in vation to litigation tactics. A recognized expert in e-discovery, Helen Bergman Moure, CEDS Portland, Oregon, he is an experienced Adam B. Landa computer forensics and the role of technology in law, she is often Principal of Lex Aperta, in Seattle, which commercial and business litigator and A patent attorney and litigator at Greenberg quoted in major publications on hot button law and technology specializes in e-discovery legal advice and consultant to businesses on e-discovery and Traurig in Orlando, he is the co-chair of the topics and speaks at events of legal associations, CLE programs consulting, she is a commercial litigator in risk management. He has substantial experi- worldwide firm’s national e-Retention and and law schools. She co-authored with colleague Kristin Nimsger all courts and a consultant on e-discovery ence in managing complex and cross-border Litigation Preparedness practice group. He is the ABA book “Electronic Evidence and Discovery: What Every to law firms, companies and government ESI-intensive matters. Previously, while an attorney at the large experienced in a wide-range of large commer- Lawyer Should Know,” and has written articles for the National agencies. Since 1999, she has devoted global firm, Holland & Knight, he was a founding member of the cial litigation, principally in high-stakes intel- Law Journal, New York Law Journal,, Digital Discovery & her practice to efficient, cost-effective e-discovery and docu- Electronic Data Discovery Specialty Team, providing traininglectual property matters touching on a wide variety of materials Evidence, and other publications. ment review services to clients ranging from entrepreneurs to firmwide to lawyers and non-lawyers and consulting the firm’sand concepts. He also provides consulting services throughout Fortune 100 corporations. Previously a partner at K&L Gates, litigation teams across the United States. His experience inthe United States on electronic document retention, e-discovery Jay Leib she helped found the firm’s e-Discovery Analysis and Technology e-discovery matters began as a judicial law clerk. Subsequently,and security policies and procedures. He prosecutes patents and Chief Strategy Officer at kCura and head of (e-DAT) Group and develop “Patterns” document review software he has handled e-discovery disputes as insurance defensetrademark matters in the US Patent and Trademark Office and the advice@kCura team, he has more than by Attenex. She is experienced in structuring projects involving counsel, litigation counsel and mediator. He is co-editor of thecoordinates international intellectual property portfolios. Providing a decade of experience in litigation support all aspects of discovery, from custodian identification and reten- leading ABA newsletter on pretrial practice, a regular presentercounsel in all aspects of commercial and technology transac- technology and technological innovation. tion to collection, processing, review, and post-production litiga- at CLE programs on electronic discovery and a frequent con-tions and protection and exploitation of intellectual property, he On behalf of diverse clients, he has worked tion support. She advises public and private organizations on tributor of articles and analysis that appear on He isrepresents clients in federal and state courts around the US, as in several roles on many large e-discovery litigation readiness and designing and implementing document a member of the ACEDS Advisory Board.well as before the International Trade Commission, and US Patent projects worldwide. He provides insight and guidance on the retention systems. A frequent speaker on e-discovery, she is aand Trademark Office. customization of e-discovery workflows to meet the individual member of the Florida and Washington Bars. She is a member Kimarie R. Stratos needs of multidisciplinary case teams. Previously, he was a of the ACEDS Advisory Board. Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Noah Lang Senior Manager at Ernst & Young’s Fraud Investigative and in Miami, of Memorial Healthcare System, Director and co-founder of, Dispute Services practice. He founded Advocate Solutions, Inc., Arnaldo Perez the fifth largest public hospital system in he is an advocate for consumer online pri- where he was architect of Discovery Cracker, the world’s first General Counsel and Senior Vice President at the US, she oversees legal and risk issues vacy and an expert in online behavioral track- shrink-wrapped e-discovery application. His software applica- Carnival Corporation, in Miami, he oversees at five hospitals, numerous primary care ing and online publication of private personal tions have been recognized by numerous surveys and have the complex, varied and worldwide, complex and outpatient centers and a nursing home. data. In recent years, he built the world’s only received awards in the litigation support and e-discovery fields. legal affairs of the corporation, which oper- Previously Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Miami ates 11 cruise brands and employs tens of Children’s Hospital, she is an experienced litigator in state and thousands of persons. Prior to Carnival, he federal court on behalf of corporate and individual clients in practiced law in Miami. Having earned a bachelor’s degree in commercial, tort and employment discrimination cases. A mem- accounting from the University of Miami, he is a member of the ber of the American Health Lawyers Association with 20 yearsFive Online Mail Telephone Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Carnival, with experience in health law, she was inducted into the University of headquarters in Miami and London, is a global cruise company Florida Hall of Fame where she received her law degree. Also an ACEDS 786-517-2701 and one of the world’s largest vacation enterprises with a fleet of expert in sports law, she was the first female attorney regis-easy registration Rivergate Plaza 444 Brickell Ave. Fax 95 ships which annually carry 200,000 guests on cruises around the globe. The ships are served by 70,000 shipboard employees tered as a Major League Baseball agent, representing athletes and sports corporations in multi-million dollar deals. She is oneways to E-mail memberservices Suite 250 Miami, FL 33131 786-316-0006 who work on vessels carrying the Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Cunard brands. He is a mem- of the authors of a leading sports law textbook, The Law of Pro- fessional and Amateur Sports. She is a member of the ACEDSregister USA ber of the ACEDS Advisory Board. Advisory Board. 8 9
  • 6. Nancy Stuparich (Florida Healthcare Professional’s Medico-Legal Guide, DC Press Risk Manager at Florida Lawyers Mutual 2003) and “Preparation for and Presentation during Alternative Insurance Company, in Orlando, she advises Dispute Resolution,” The Litigator’s Handbook (ABA Section of Filter and search to reduce client-insureds on how to prevent losses Litigation 2000). information by up to 90% and reduce risk arising from the practice of law, including litigation and other dispute Ram Vasudevan resolution. Among her duties is the making Founder and Chief Executive Officer atof malpractice insurance accessible and affordable to lawyers Quislex, in New York, a leading legal process Decrease data volume withwho routinely deal with electronically stored information in outsourcing company, he has devoted manye-discovery. Previously, she practiced law in Florida, represent- years to advising clients on corporate and deduplication across multiple sourcesing public and private sector organizations and individuals. She mergers and acquisitions transactions, andwas the DeSoto County Attorney, Escambia County Assistant financial services clients on a variety of legalAttorney, and Assistant General Counsel of the Florida League and regulatory matters. He is also President and co-founder ofof Cities as well as attorney for the Attorneys Title Insurance Quislex subsidiary, SQ Global Solutions, which outsources legal Reduce costs, time, and overtimeFund and Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation. In addition to her services to law firms and companies. Previously, for eight yearslaw degree from the University of Florida, she has a master’s as an attorney at Skadden Arps and Sidley Austin, in New York,degree in public administration and post-graduate degree in he represented corporate M&A clients. He has advised publiclyinternational taxation. traded and privately held US and multinational corporations in these and other areas, and assisted executives and directors Symantec eDiscovery solutions of major US and multinational corporations in a variety of legal “Depth of knowledge of panelists and interaction matters. Before joining Sidley Austin, he was manager of proj- kept it exciting, educational.” ects at a large consulting company on behalf of large financial Jeannine Bell, Director, services clients. Special Counsel, New York Charles A. Volkert, III Executive Director of Robert Half Legal, Jon Talotta in Miami, one of the largest providers of Now a part of Symantec Partner at Hogan Lovells, in Northern Vir- project and full-time legal professionals to ginia, he chairs the international firm’s global law firms, corporations and government Copyright © 2011 Symantec Corporation. All rights reserved. Symantec, the Symantec Logo, and the Checkmark Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Symantec Corporation or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Electronic Information Group. He represents agencies, he has been instrumental in the a wide and diverse array of US and interna- expansion of the company since joining the tional companies and organizations in fed- organization in 1999. Robert Half Legal has locations in major B18774_1a_eDiscovery B18774x01C_300ucr 11.21.2011 eral and state cases in trial and on appeal, North American and international markets. A lawyer, he is an 133 linescreen CW_H_cl_CMYK2.eps JB expert, author and speaker on employment trends, job search Not an ACEDS member yet?as well as in international arbitration. His work involves disputes SYM_LOGO_TAG_horiz_new4c_ForBlackBkgd_REV.aisurrounding contracts, insurance, intellectual property, trade and career management and is co-managing director of Robertsecrets, technology, real estate, finance, securities and corpo- Half Legal eDiscovery Services which offers legal project man-rate governance. A member of various professional organiza- agement and e-discovery services, including litigation support,tions and think tanks that focus on electronic discovery issues mergers and acquisitions matters and document review. He You are missing these Members-Only benefits:and best practices, including the Virginia Bar Association’s Civil advises clients on the strategic use of project management andLitigation Council, he advises clients on e-discovery and records project attorney teams for e-discovery and document review, Job No.: SRZ.272 1. 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Live Chats with experts where you ask questions and get answers on dispute resolution and a preeminent special company utilizes in its electronic discovery the spot. master, arbitrator and neutral of long stand- production in regulatory and legal matters. ing. A charter member of the Academy of One of the nation’s leading experts in the dis- PLUS, discounts on CEDS certification, the ACEDS conference and otherCourt Appointed Masters, founder of the American College of covery, he previously worked as the Electronic Discovery Consul- ACEDS services. All for only $195 per year (Government $150).Civil Trial Mediators and member of the Society of Professionals tant at Faegre & Benson, a large Minneapolis law firm, and for tenin Dispute Resolution, he is a diplomate of the Florida Associa- years at the Fortune 500 international company, Cargill, wheretion of Professional Mediators. A former Florida Circuit Court his work focused on document and electronic records manage- Join at or call Member Services 786-517-2701. Don’t wait.Judge, he was named “Most Outstanding Jurist” by the Florida ment, e-discovery strategies and document productions. He alsoBar in 1981. He brings to his work as a neutral 20 years of ex- played a key role in the implementation and roll-out of a worldwide For pennies a day, you get invaluable, unique benefitsperience as a trial and appellate lawyer specializing in complexcommercial cases. He authored “Alternative Dispute Resolution” document management tool at Cargill’s legal department. He is a member of the ACEDS Advisory Board. that only ACEDS provides. Join now! 10 11
  • 7. Conference at a GlanceSunday, April 1, 2012 R TIFIED9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Registration E T C10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) Examination Preparation Seminar ALISMonday, April 2, 2012 E-D7:30 AM - 6:30 PM Registration7:30 AM - 8:30 AM E-Discovery Knowledge Breakfasts Courtesy of Kroll Ontrack and QuisLex CI7:30 AM - 8:45 AM Continental Breakfast - Exhibition Hall8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Opening Remarks IS C E9:00 AM - 10:15 AM General Session: Succeeding in catastrophic cases like BP Oil, Penn State and Siemens OV S P10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Networking Refreshment Break - Exhibition Hall ERY10:45 AM - 12:00 PM12:00 PM - 1:30 PM General Session: Harnessing social media’s power and potential harm Networking Luncheon “CEDS Preferred”1:30 PM - 2:45 PM Concurrent Sessions: Best practices in project management – It’s all about the team, documents and process Words you see in job ads more and more Special Masters, referees, liaisons and neutrals – The new e-discovery court fixtures and how to use them2:45 PM - 3:15 PM Network Refreshment Break - Exhibition Hall 15 (or more) companies used them in ads. CEDS shows that you3:15 PM - 4:45 PM General Session: E-discovery knowledge nirvana – Top service providers’ experts give you golden tips and your staff know e-discovery and how to limit risk and cost.5:15 PM - 6:45 PM Beachside Networking Reception Increase your value, credibility and standing. Become a CEDS.Tuesday, April 3, 20127:30 AM - 6:30 PM Registration AM - 9:00 AM E-Discovery Knowledge Breakfast Courtesy of Huron Consulting Group E-mail | Call Debbie Pelland 786-517-27017:30 AM - 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast - Exhibition Hall9:00 AM - 10:15 AM General Session: E-discovery malpractice – Preventing the new risk lawyers face, cutting malpractice insurance costs and protecting reputation10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Networking Refreshment Break - Exhibition Hall10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Concurrent Sessions: Core training for new e-discovery players and those who need a refresher – What you must know to get by Curing cross-border language, norms, custodians and venue headaches12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Networking Luncheon1:30 PM - 2:45 PM Concurrent Sessions: Do-It-Yourself Discovery – Key factors in deciding when doing it in-house or outsourcing is right for you The ethics of e-discovery in the electronic information age –Safeguarding your career and your reputation2:45 PM - 3:15 PM Networking Refreshment Break - Exhibition Hall3:15 PM - 4:30 PM Concurrent Sessions: Managing contract lawyers and document reviews effectively to avoid client problems and angry superiors Asking the right questions, getting the right answers – A how-to guide on buying products and services4:30 PM - 4:40 PM Time to Move to General Session4:40 PM - 5:50 PM General Session: International e-discovery -- Getting data in countries with tough data protection laws Keep your head when all around are losing theirs6:15 PM - 7:45 PM Beachfront Networking Reception - Exhibition Hall In turbulent times, it’s tempting to adopt a reactive, short-term approach to business. But more than ever, this is a time forWednesday, April 4, 2012 clear-headed thinking and thorough strategic planning. That’s where Deloitte can help. Stay ahead of the crowd,7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Registration visit AM - 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast - Exhibition Hall9:00 AM - 10:15 AM General Session: Paying your opponent’s e-discovery bills under the US ‘Taxation of Costs’ laws10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Networking Refreshment Break - Exhibition Hall Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting10:45 AM - 12:00 PM General Session: How predictive coding and ‘intelligent review’ are altering the e-discovery landscape12:00 PM - 12:10 PM Closing Remarks As used in this document, “Deloitte” means Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries.12:15 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch on your own12:30 PM - 4:30 PM ACEDS 2nd Annual ‘Legal Hold-in-One’ Golf Tournament - Westin Diplomat Golf Course Copyright © 2011 Deloitte Development LLC. All rights reserved. Member of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited 12 13
  • 8. Conference Program Special Masters, Referees, Liaisons and Neutrals: The new e-discovery court fixtures and how to use them E-discovery has become the most expensive, time-consuming part of most cases in litigation. As electronic data grows, so does the need to nip disputes over electronically stored information (ESI) in the bud, before they pro- long litigation at great cost to all. Enter e-discovery neutrals, an emerging class of court-appointed special mas- ters, liaisons, referees and other “auxiliaries” increasingly used to resolve ESI issues. The increase in e-discoverySunday, April 1, 2012 mediation firms and special master pilot projects indicates a demand for such neutrals. When should you use them, and how? How much do they cost? How do you measure their effectiveness? Where do you find qualified9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Registration auxiliaries, and how do you assure their competence? When are adversaries too far apart for mediation to make a10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) Examination Preparation Seminar difference? In this panel, experts show how judges, litigants and other parties can use these neutrals to save time and money in resolving e-discovery disputes.Monday, April 2, 2012 Speakers: John Barkett, Robert Barth, Seth Row, John Upchurch Moderators: Steve Fernelius and Ervin Gonzalez7:30 AM - 6:30 PM Registration 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM Network Refreshment Break - Exhibition Hall7:30 AM - 8:30 AM E-Discovery Knowledge Breakfasts - Courtesy of Kroll OnTrack and QuisLex 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM General Session: E-discovery knowledge nirvana – Top service providers’ experts give you golden tips7:30 AM - 8:45 AM Continental Breakfast - Exhibition Hall and best practices8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Opening Remarks The great software and services offered by the many e-discovery service providers are made possible by the9:00 AM - 10:15 AM General Session: Succeeding in catastrophic cases like BP Oil, Penn State and Siemens – Preserving knowledge and guidance of experts the companies and firms employ. Many of these experts will attend the evidence and executing winning strategies on offense and defense ACEDS conference with their companies. We make sure they not only meet you at our social events and Exhibi- Catastrophes are inescapable and usually spawn legal actions that generate activity in investigation, informa- tion Hall, but share their best practices and job tips. We have arranged a conference session where the experts tion technology, computer forensics, litigation support, reputation management and other fields. Environmental participate in a “lightning e-discovery knowledge nirvana.” In rotation, they will give you their best, most current debacles, child abuse outrages, airplane crashes and pandemic corporate corruption are man-made calamities, practice tips. They will not be product or services infomercials. They will be golden nuggets of advice they share as the BP oil spill, the Penn State child abuse tragedy and the Siemens global corruption attest. They are char- with their companies in developing their products. You will leave with dozens of invaluable pointers from some of acterized by mounds of electronically stored information (ESI) that is vital to offense and defense. What threat the leading minds in the field. This 90-minute session will give you an invaluable potpourri of sound advice! response plan should an organization have? What is a good data preservation strategy? When should a litigation Speakers: 50 Great E-Discovery Service Provider Subject Matter Experts hold notice be sent? How do you assure preservation of email, network file shares, personal computers and other 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM Beachside Networking Reception devices? What about Cloud accounts, personal email, enterprise databases, share points and e-rooms? What do you do with departed employees and their data and devices? Here, four experts with a unique perspective share Tuesday, April 3, 2012 their invaluable knowledge. This panel is worth the price of admission. Speakers: John Bagby, Steve Fernelius, Ervin Gonzalez, Jeff Jacobson 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM Registration Moderators: Charles Intriago and Helen Bergman Moure 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM E-Discovery Knowledge Breakfasts Courtesy of Huron Consulting Group10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Networking Refreshment Break - Exhibition Hall 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast - Exhibition Hall10:45 AM - 12:00 PM General Session: Harnessing social media’s power and potential harm – ‘Friending’ can be hazardous 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM General Session: E-discovery malpractice – Preventing the new risk that lawyers face, cutting to your case (and career) malpractice insurance costs and protecting reputation Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, IM, Google+ and others have changed the way we communicate with A Los Angeles state court case filed in 2011 against megafirm McDermott Will & Emery has put a spotlight on friends and the world. They have chipped away at our privacy. They have created indelible repositories of elec- lawyer e-discovery malpractice. It is the first such case. New e-discovery duties and penalties have elevated risk tronic information that say a lot about us, and which these companies control. It is no surprise that social media and sensitized clients to high standards lawyers should keep. Law firms of all sizes that litigate now face this chal- conduct and content increasingly affect the outcome of legal disputes and investigations. Smart litigants and lenge -- a client claim or lawsuit for e-discovery malpractice. Vendors of software, staffing and outsourcing and lawyers start their research by checking social media sites. How do you obtain social media content for use in a consultants also face this risk. Their lawyer and business clients also wield the malpractice weapon. Malpractice case? When may a court order a social media host to disclose password-protected information? How can preser- insurance carriers are watching this closely. They look for “risk management.” What should lawyers do to control vation of data be managed in the Cloud? In what format should social media data be produced? May a company this risk? What are the best internal and external processes to limit potential malpractice? What do malpractice put a ‘legal hold’ on employees’ social media content? Here, experts give you vital knowledge and guidance on insurers say about “risk management”? How can lawyers protect their reputation when a claim appears? Here, these crucial subjects and answer your questions on these important issues. four experts answer these questions and guide you on this crucial subject. Speakers: John Bagby, Jett Hanna, Noah Lang, Seth Row Speakers: Rafael Bernardino, Noah Lang, Al Lindsay, Nancy Stuparich Moderators: Dale Beauchamp and Helen Bergman Moure Moderators: Robert Hilson and Charles Intriago12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Networking Luncheon 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Networking Refreshment Break - Exhibition Hall1:30 PM - 2:45 PM Concurrent Sessions 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Concurrent Sessions Best practices in project management – It’s all about the team, documents and process Core training for new e-discovery players and those who need a refresher – What you must know to Demanding requirements, tight deadlines and small budgets are standard in e-discovery projects. The quality of get by a project manager’s work often dictates the outcome of a case and the size of the bill. Good project manage- For those who think e-discovery might be a passing fancy, it’s time to face reality. It’s here to stay. If terms like ment should start by asking seven vital questions: who, what, when, where, why, how and how much. Who are ESI, metadata, concept searching, proportionality, and data protection laws evoke quizzical looks on your face, vital members of project teams? What first steps should be taken? Where are the vital documents, who is the this session is a must-attend. Ignorance is not bliss in e-discovery because it carries great risk and cost. The first custodian and how can they be obtained? How can you meet budget and time constraints? What bottlenecks provision of the Rules of Professional Responsibility of most bar associations imposes a duty of “competence.” exist and how can they be overcome? Streamlining the process of identifying, preserving and collecting ESI takes This mini-seminar is an outstanding way for those who are new to the field to learn the essentials. It will give you careful and thoughtful collection strategies to find, preserve and collect it. Here, experts show you how to meet knowledge that helps you understand e-discovery and become conversant with it. It is also a great refresher these challenges, like selecting the team, locating vital documents, and achieving efficiencies. They will give you course for those who have been in the field. Top experts give you an introduction to the field that now permeates answers and the questions you must ask to conduct your project well. litigation and the essential knowledge to help you cope in today’s environment of electronically stored information. Speakers: Julie Brown, Emma Quinn, Ram Vasudevan, Charles Volkert Speakers: Andrea Gibson, Helen Bergman Moure, Seth Row Moderators: Jeff Jacobson and Kimarie Stratos Moderators: Michele Lange and Kimarie Stratos 14 15
  • 9. No sabía que teníamos que guardar estos archivos (Translation: I didn’t know we had to preserve Asking the right questions, getting the right answers – A how-to guide on buying products and services these records) – Curing cross-border language, norms, custodians and venue headaches The rapid proliferation of electronically stored information in all types of litigation and business processes has The legal obstacles surrounding international e-discovery steal the headlines, but the logistics of securing and made hiring outside help a necessity in many instances. Technology vendors and other service providers have reviewing foreign data from worldwide repositories pose an equally difficult task. As the world shrinks and litigants proliferated at the same pace and happily oblige. Faced with a vast array of choices, how do you decide which traverse national borders more often, they encounter obstacles from cultural differences and different attitudes products or services best fit you and your case? Which services do you need and which are little more than an toward “e-disclosure.” Therefore, obtaining evidence abroad can be a headache even for experienced interna- unnecessary frill? How should you negotiate service and technology agreements? When the clock is ticking and tional attorneys. How do foreign technologies complicate document reviews? Should documents overseas be your budget is tight, should you purchase from one vendor that purports to offer “end-to-end” e-discovery or buy brought home for review or searched there? How do distinct languages complicate discovery? How do you ensure from a “best-in-breed” provider that excels in one area? In e-discovery, one size does not fit all. Here, experienced a reliable translation? Assembling teams of multidisciplinary experts at home and abroad is crucial to tackling experts who have bought in the marketplace show you how to navigate purchases skillfully. these dilemmas. Where do you find them? Are your country’s foreign missions helpful in any of these steps? Here, Speakers: Dale Beauchamp, James Bickley, Julie Brown, David Yerich seasoned cross-border professionals show you how to prepare for and successfully navigate the challenges you’ll Moderators: Michele Lange and Emma Quinn face on the ground, wherever that may be. 4:30 PM - 4:40 PM Time to Move to General Session Room Speakers: Steve Fernelius, Stephanie Giammarco, Adam Landa, Jon Talotta Moderators: Ervin Gonzalez and Al Lindsay 4:40 PM - 5:50 PM General Session: International e-discovery – Getting data in countries with tough data protection and privacy laws, but little or no discovery12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Networking Luncheon The US practice of allowing wide, mutual discovery with tough penalties on non-cooperative litigants and their1:30 PM - 2:45 PM Concurrent Sessions lawyers is unknown in the rest of the world. Many nations have strict privacy and data protection laws that prohibit Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Discovery – Just do it? Key factors in deciding when doing it in-house or outsourc- disclosure of information that is sought in US litigation. The result is that litigants and lawyers face conflicts of ing is right for you laws at a time when a shrinking world produces more transnational litigation. A US court may order disclosure E-discovery is expensive. Businesses, law firms, government agencies and other organizations that seek to meet of data that another country says cannot be divulged. Is there a solution for this dilemma? What is the best way their e-discovery responsibilities are constantly exploring the alternatives of doing it in-house or outsourcing their to navigate cases successfully and reduce the risk of violating the requirements of either country? How do “safe work to hundreds of companies and firms that profess to be competent to do the work. Choosing the correct harbor” provisions work? What must a US company with records in other countries do when they are sought in a in-source, out-source or hybrid model for performing e-discovery work can have a major impact on operations, US case? Here, experts give you answers and show you how to maneuver through conflicting national policies. costs and profitability. What e-discovery functions are moving in-house and why? What tasks are best handled Speakers: Ervin Gonzalez, Al Lindsay, Emma Quinn, Jon Talotta outside and internally? Does it make sense to purchase particular applications that may soon be outdated? What Moderators: Charles Intriago and Kimarie Stratos capital investments and records management policies should you have when you seek to hire vendors? What 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM Beachfront Networking Reception - Exhibition Hall products does every in-house e-discovery group need to succeed in this field? Should data be hosted internally or in the Cloud? How reversible are these decisions? Here, experts share best practices in making the right decisions on these important options. Wednesday, April 4, 2012 Speakers: Michele Lange, Arnaldo Perez, Kimarie Stratos, David Yerich 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Moderators: James Bickley and Stephanie Giammarco 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast - Exhibition Hall The ethics of e-discovery in the electronic information age – Safeguarding your career and your 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM General Session: Paying your opponent’s e-discovery bills – Facing and navigating the risks of the US reputation ‘Taxation of Costs’ laws E-discovery presents a range of ethical pitfalls that didn’t exist in the paper era. How much transparency do you A federal law allows a judge or clerk of court to “tax costs” on parties. Some states have similar laws. A civil really owe your opponent? What type of advice to a client is permissible concerning harmful posts on social media procedure rule says a “prevailing party” may have its costs, except attorneys’ fees, paid by the losing party. sites? How closely must you manage and supervise document reviews by vendors? Money brings temptation and These provisions are being applied to e-discovery costs, even though they are silent on such costs. This may there’s lots of it here. Are your litigation support staff and vendors engaged in the unauthorized practice of law? deter aggressive e-discovery demands and prompt scrutiny of the bills e-discovery vendors present to prevailing What is the responsibility of a litigating lawyer who is not competent in e-discovery and does not meet the duty of parties. What standards do courts and clerks use to determine what costs are taxed? The cost taxation law uses “”competence” that all Codes of Professional Responsibility impose? Are you aiding and abetting a violation of for- terms like “exemplification,” “copying” and “necessarily obtained for use” in a case, but not “e-discovery.” Can los- eign law by obtaining information overseas that the nation’s data protection law prohibits from disclosure? Experts ing parties limit taxable costs? Is it being applied consistently in the 93 federal districts? Leading experts on this here will identify many of the crucial ethical challenges that e-discovery has surfaced and show you how to meet panel, including a chief federal court clerk, guide you in this important cost-shifting arena. them, safeguard your career and protect your reputation. Speakers: John Barkett, Robert Barth, Jeff Jacobson, Helen Bergman Moure Speakers: John Barkett, Rafael Bernardino, Andrea Gibson, John Upchurch Moderators: Robert Hilson and Charles Intriago Moderators: Robert Hilson and Charles Intriago 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Networking Refreshment Break - Exhibition Hall2:45 PM - 3:15 PM Networking Refreshment Break - Exhibition Hall 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM General Session: How predictive coding and other emerging forms of ‘intelligent review’ are altering3:15 PM - 4:30 PM Concurrent Sessions the e-discovery landscape – Is keyword searching out? Managing contract lawyers and document reviews effectively to avoid client problems and angry Document review is being reshaped by powerful new technologies that are rendering obsolete a generation of superiors keyword-based approaches. Computer-assisted review, or “predictive coding,” can automate reviews by leverag- Discovery, generally, requires disclosure of information that bears on the issues or is requested. It does not re- ing complex algorithms with minimal lawyer participation. Its proponents call it the future of document review, quire disclosure of privileged information, such as attorney-client communications. The proliferation of records in capable of cutting costs while surpassing the accuracy of techniques once thought to be best practice. Still, intel- the electronic age has made the weeding out of privileged records from those that must be disclosed costly and ligent review is not for everyone. Should it be used as a stand-alone method, or only in tandem with others? Can risky. Law firms and companies now use vendors for tasks like document reviews. In big cases, a vendor may put it be conducted in-house? Can it cut costs in small cases? How can you defend its use in court if a review goes dozens of employees on a case assigned by a law firm. They may do the work, but the lawyer is always respon- awry? Is its technology difficult to learn? Experts answer these questions and help you reap the benefits and avoid sible to the client. If something goes wrong, the client may seek remedies. The challenge is to produce quality the pitfalls of this new search frontier. service, stay within budget and meet deadlines. What quality control standards must you follow with the work of Speakers: Dale Beauchamp, Jett Hanna, Michele Lange, Jay Leib outside vendors? How do you select competent ones? Here, experts answer these questions and guide you on Moderators: Ervin Gonzalez and Seth Row how to manage projects successfully. Speakers: Adam Landa, Nancy Stuparich, Ram Vasudevan, Charles Volkert 12:00 PM - 12:10 PM Closing Remarks Moderators: Seth Row 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch on Your Own 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM ACEDS 2nd Annual ‘Legal Hold-in-One’ Golf Tournament - (Proceeds to Kristi House, South Florida) 16 17
  • 10. Sponsors & tigative, intelligence, financial, security and technology services Microsoft, NBC Universal, and Toyota are using Clearwell to tions and AM Law 10, AM Law 25, Global 100 and Magic Circle use, a secure server appliance for use by in-house legal teams committed professionals. As an independent member firm of BDO meet e-discovery challenges by installing Relativity and Method respective disciplines. These professionals are completelyExhibitors to organizations and multinaional streamline collections, accelerate law firms. Founded on 2004 or legal service providers, and as International Limited, BDO serves on-premises and providing host- committed to meeting the needs corporations around the world; a early case assessments, intel- and headquartered in New York, a fully managed remote hosted multinational clients through a ed, on-demand solutions through of each client. global commercial employment ligently cull-down data, increase QuisLex provides its services to application for large matters and network of over 1000 offices in a global network of partners. For background and drug screening reviewer productivity, and its worldwide client base from distributed work teams. Since more than 100 countries. more information, contactPresenting Sponsor supplier to more than one-third ensure the defensibility of their its state-of-the-art, 24/7 secure 2002, GGO has completed over kCura at of the Fortune 500; and one e-discovery process. Clearwell execution centers in India, and its 2000 e-discovery matters involv- of the principal providers of Systems is an active participant onshore review facility opening ing thousands of terabytes of data services to the insurance in the Electronic Discovery Refer- soon in Chicago. We have grown electronic documents. Head- Nuix makes the world’s industry. Altegrity has approxi- ence Model (EDRM) Project, The from 3 employees to over 450 quartered in Seattle, GGO also and most advanced eDiscoveryRenewData is a trusted provider mately 11,000 employees in 30 Sedona Conference, and the Text almost entirely due to repeat operates offices in New York, Pangea3, a Thomson Reuters’s mission is to and electronic investigationof eDiscovery, archiving and countries. Altegrity, which is the Retrieval Conference. work and references from clients. Mountain View, San Francisco, Business, is the leading provider empower individuals and busi- software. With revolutionary pro-review-acceleration solutions to holding company for USIS, Kroll, We have consistently been the and Dallas, and serves all metro- of legal process outsourcing nesses to control their privacy cessing speeds and scalability,help law firms, corporations, and and HireRight, partners with its first in our industry with respect politan markets in North America. (LPO) services to in-house legal and reputation online. Reputation. Nuix enables litigation supportgovernment agencies manage government and commercial to Quality, and have continually departments of Fortune 500 com was founded in 2006 and vendors, law firms and corpora-the inherent risks associated with clients to help them Make Deci- set the industry standards and companies and law firms across is the pioneer of online reputa- tions to take control of theirElectronically Stored Information sions Smarter® by uncovering, benchmarks. The main services the U.S., Europe and Japan. tion management solutions. eDiscovery process, slashing the(ESI). RenewData services fea- reviewing, analyzing and deliver- we provide include: Litigation, Since 2004, Pangea3 has of- The company is recognized by time and cost and delivering fact-ture unique and scalable technol- ing information. Financial Services, IP Litigation, As the globalization of busi- fered the most comprehensive World Economic Forum as a based answers to clients in re-ogy, superior legal and technical FCPA/Internal/Regulatory Inves- Diamond Sponsor nesses and advances in informa- Since 2003, First Advantage Liti- suite of legal outsourcing solu- Technology Pioneer 2011 for cord time. Nuix has customers inexpertise, and a high security tigations, Antitrust, Mergers and tion technology continue to break gation Consulting has supported tions including litigation, corpo- its global technology leadership more than 25 countries includingfacility to deliver defensible, ac- Acquisitions, Contracts Manage- down barriers to commerce and complex litigation and high-stakes rate, compliance and IP related and innovation. The privately major law firms, corporations,cessible, and manageable data ment, and Contracts Analysis. communication, information risks investigations, specializing in solutions to hundreds of clients held company is headquartered financial institutions, advisoryto our clients in a cost-effective are more complex than ever multilingual, multi-jurisdictional across the globe. in Silicon Valley, has an office in firms, litigation support firms asand timely manner. RenewData before. Electronic discovery and matters. We take a 360º view of Using exceptional legal talent and Germany and serves customers well as all of the world’s leadinghas been ranked a top provider Deloitte, through its discovery disclosure are critical in litigation every engagement - assessing process experts in the United in more than 100 countries. corporate regulators includingfor five consecutive years in offerings, is a global, one-stop and disputes, and information risk, anticipating obstacles, and States, Europe and India and sup- the SEC (US), ASIC (Australia),the Socha-Gelbmann Electronic service provider for all discovery- management risks affect your managing information every step Bronze Sponsors the FSA and SFO (UK) and theDiscovery Survey Report and related services including Robert Half Legal offers cost- ported by innovative technology enterprise’s routine business effective and scalable solutions of the way. driven products, Pangea3 deliv- JSEC (Japan).included for three years in Inc. litigation readiness, data collec- operations, commercial andmagazine’s list of fastest-growing tion, data filtering, processing, corporate transactions, and regu- for your e-Discovery needs. We Silver Sponsors ers fully integrated, end-to-endprivately held companies. hosting, document review and strategically work with clients legal solutions. By acting as an latory and administrative matters. to provide an integrated solu- extension of each client’s team, production. With flexible pric-Premier Sponsor ing options designed to meet a Our industry-specific knowledge tion that includes legal staffing Pangea3 enables corporate legal enables us to provide practical variety of our clients’ requests, services, a team of highly-skilled and IP departments to increase and targeted advice about all BDO Consulting is a division we work without a one-size-fits-all project professionals, dedicated capacity, improve efficiency, facets of your enterprise’s elec- of BDO USA, LLP, the world’s Capstone Advisory Group, approach to help counsel and project space and an experi- predict internal and external Credence Corporation, the law tronic information management, fifth largest accounting and LLC provides companies control the costs and enced project management resources, and save money. and technology specialists, was from the development of sound consulting network in the world. services and solutions to com-Kroll Ontrack provides technolo- mitigate the risks associated with team. We can implement an elec- established in 2005 to navigate information-risk and records-man- Having a depth of knowledge panies, lenders and investorsgy-driven services and software the discovery process. tronic data discovery and review clients through the intersection agement policies and procedures of legal evidentiary procedures through our core practice areas:to help legal, corporate and process you can depend on to between law and technology. Platinum Sponsors to strategic and cost-effective and recognized best practices, Litigation and Forensic Services,government entities as well as deliver consistent results every Credence’s expertise focuses on electronic discovery plans. 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In addition to its provides the most cost-effective Chicago’s 101 Best and Bright- e-discovery services enable including those relating to discov- store, process and produce evi- resolution process in some of theaward-winning suite of software, and highest quality results on ev- est Companies to Work For, corporations, law firms and law ery, data protection, and privacy, dence. We help determine where most complex corporate domes-Kroll Ontrack provides data Clearwell Systems is transform- ery case, regardless of its size, kCura are the developers of the enforcement to efficiently and de- particularly for multinational and relevant information is likely to be tic and international matters. Ourrecovery, data destruction, ing the way enterprises, govern- requirements and complexity. e-discovery softwareRelativity, fensibly manage the EDRM spec- regulated enterprises. Our clients stored, identify its availability, and broad experience and superiorelectronic discovery, document ment agencies, and law firms trum, including Data Collection & come from a number of different Gold Sponsors advise clients on best practices a web-based platform for the service, coupled with our per- Preparation; Dataset Cull-Down;review, computer forensics, se- perform e-discovery in response review, analysis, and production industries around the world. For for its retrieval, analysis and sonal, hands-on approach, havecure information services and ESI to litigation, regulatory inquiries, of electronic data. Relativity has Data Processing / Analytics; cross-border e-discovery, travel presentation in a cost-effective benefited hundreds of clients —consulting. Kroll Ontrack is the and internal investigations. The more than 40,000 active users Early Case Assessment; Search with the Hogan Lovells’ Electronic and efficient manner. Our from small businesses to Fortunetechnology services division of Clearwell E-Discovery Platform worldwide from organizations Query Execution & Refinement; Information Group. professionals include certified 500 companies, in a wide arrayKroll Inc., the global risk consult- streamlines end-to-end e-discov- including the U.S. Department Review Management; Train- computer forensics specialists, of industries. What truly sets using company. Kroll is a subsidiary ery, providing a single product of Justice and 95 of the top 100 ing; and Project Management. certified e-discovery specialists, apart beyond the exceptionalof Altegrity, an industry-leading for identification, collection, law firms in the United States. Credence is a preferred service Digital WarRoom® by GGO is former members of law enforce- knowledge and results we bringprovider of information solutions. processing, analysis, review, Relativity also powers Method, provider of Relativity and Clear- a powerful software platform ment, certified fraud examiners, to our clients, and the strongAltegrity, Inc., is the largest and production. Leading organi- kCura’s workflow and notification well and has a state-of-the-art for ESI processing, analysis, licensed private investigators leadership position and trackcommercial provider of back- zations such as Clear Channel system for managing legal hold forensic laboratory supported hosting, review, conversion, and certified public accountants. record we hold in our industry,ground investigations for the Communications, Constellation QuisLex (“Anything Law”) is a and risk assessment processes. by a network of trained and and production of documents. For 100 years, BDO has pro- is our greatest asset: a top-tiergovernment; the world’s leading Energy, Cisco, the Department of premier offshore legal services kCura helps corporations, law equipped forensic examiners who We deliver this capability in a vided quality service through the team of senior professionalsrisk consulting company that Health and Human Services, DLA provider to Global 500 corpora- firms, and government agencies assist clients worldwide. desktop application for individual involvement of experienced and who are at the forefront of theirprovides a broad range of inves- Piper, Johnson & Johnson, 18 19
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ALSP’s Highlighter Sponsor and Am Law 100 law firms. firms around the world rely on a one-size- fits-all service, Aquipt TCDI® has partnered with large include: Begin the process of www.legalspa.orgHuron Legal provides advisory Headquartered in New York City, AccessData software solutions, acts as a customizable, single corporations and law firms to implementing generally accept- The LSPA’s mission is to helpand business services to assist BIA has offices in San Francisco, as well as our premier hosted point of contact for your end-to- provide advanced litigation sup- able professional standards for legal service providers grow andlaw departments and law firms to Seattle, Washington DC and in review and digital investigations end technology requirements. port platforms and services for the litigation support process, thrive. Our members receive ac-enhance organizational effective- Southwest Michigan. BIA main- services. Law firms and corpora- eDiscovery, hosted Review & establish a plan and timeline for cess to increased sales and mar-ness and reduce legal spend. tains digital evidence response tions use our market-leading AD Production and large-scale Litiga- providing certifications, continu- keting opportunities, training andHuron Legal advises on and units throughout the US, Europe, eDiscovery solution to search for, tion Case-File Management. We ing education and mentoring certification programs, supplierimplements strategy, organiza- BBA Technical Services, Inc. Asia, and the Middle East. BIA’s collect, process, cull and analyze combine technology and automa- programs, assist the legal com- discounts, and human resourcestional design and development, is the preferred IT staffing firm unique and positive workplace electronic evidence for the Digital Intelligence is the premier tion to streamline processes and munity in analyzing, recommend- support. 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Whether you aresolution, a cost-effective forensic looking for staffing solutions or a exceed expectations. www.alphalit.cominvestigation solution to protect rewarding career, BBA Technical LTS – Legal Technology Staff- AlphaLit is a recognized leaderenterprise data;Sp3ctrum™ is the best place to find both. ing is an executive search firm of Litigation Support Services for www.themastersconference.comsolution, a managed services Unlike other IT staffing agencies, dedicated exclusively to the large corporations and law firms. The Masters Conference bringsdiscovery solution; and V3locity® we believe that a recruiter needs leading experts and professionals employment needs of the Legal Having set the gold standard forsolution, offering a streamlined to understand what a company Fios has focused on electronic ARMA International is a not-for- from law firms, corporations and Technology industry. 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It was Masters Conference is a boutiquedescription above under Premier partments, E-Discovery Software day, the Discovery Management and ongoing contact with quality With over 4000 cases complet- eDiscovery, compliance, and re- established in 1955. Its approxi- educational forum where a selectSponsor and visit Manufacturers, Vendors, Con- Teams (DMT) of AlphaLit bring to candidates we are able to help ed, Fios is the choice for quality cords management. We entered mately 11,000 members include group of speakers, vendors sulting Firms and Government each project the expertise and our clients find the right legal results and cost predictability. the market to address problems records managers, archivists, attendees convene to engage(See QuisLex logo and descrip- Agencies. LTS has a nationwide experience to manage even the candidate. with high-volume corporate email, corporate librarians, imaging in a proactive collaboration ontion above under Platinum Spon- reach of talent within these sec- largest and complex projects to handling accounts in excess of specialists, legal professionals, current challenges in the legalsor and visit Lanyard Sponsor tors, placing Litigation Support, a successful conclusion, while 600,000 mailboxes. Fortune 500 IT managers, consultants, and space. Our advantage is that we Electronic Discovery, Information reducing the risks associatedAisle Sign Sponsor (See Nuix logo and description companies recognize our roots educators, all of whom work in have a different focus that caters Governance and Computer Fo- with electronic and paper discov- under Bronze Sponsors and visit in massive scalability and entrust a variety of industries, including to a niche target audience of high rensic professionals on tempo- ery. 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Sonian provides the more—are not only captured, but For over three decades, ILTA businesswomen across the worldWe offer our tools, technology only archiving offerings in the searchable with accuracy and (International Legal Technol- interested in technology relatedand unheeding commitment to market built from the ground up speed when deadlines arise. ogy Association) has provided to the legal industry and provides www.aquipt.comgetting the job done right so you For almost a decade, BIA has using advanced cloud comput- peer-networking and information opportunities to help them and www.ediscoverywithaccessdata. With 20 years of experience Association and Affinity resources to those who supportcan focus on the case. We are been developing and implement- providing innovative and respon- ing technologies. Over 8,000 other businesswomen grow com customers benefit from Sonian’s Partners technology in law firms and law personally and professionallya full service eDiscovery vendor ing defensible, technology driven sive technology solutions, Aquiptwith these service areas: Collec- solutions that reduce costs and AccessData Group has pioneered industry-leading security, per- departments worldwide. A grow- through leadership, education, leverages unparalleled industrytions and Analysis; eDiscovery risks related to litigation, regula- computer forensics and litigation formance, and usability. Boast- ing membership base; bigger networking support, and national expertise to create dedicatedProcessing and Hosting; and tory compliance and internal support for more than twenty ing strong partnerships with and better annual conferences; recognition. For more information offerings that help law firms andConsulting and Project Manage- audits. BIA offers enterprise soft- years. 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  • 12. Registration Information educational sessions of the conference. ACEDS is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a sponsor of continuing Benefits and Enrichment professional education of the National Register of CPE Sponsors. State boards of Fees and Payment Policy The registration fee for ACEDS members is $1,095. Non-ACEDS members pay $1,345. Govern- accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE Everywhere credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to: “Informative, ment persons pay only $895. Early Bird prices apply during the months preceding the conference. You Turn! National Registry of CPE Sponsors fun, engaging, Exclusive special conference pricing is also available for those who wish to attend the CEDS 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700 - Dynamic, engaging certification exam preparation seminar at the conference. The conference fee includes all network- great venue, ing sessions, including two breakfasts, luncheons, cocktail receptions, refreshment breaks, and Nashville, TN 37219-2417 learning in a fabulous entertainment, the Conference Materials. setting food.” Group Registration Discounts To request credits, contact Caroline Gorham at or call 786-517-2706. Ask - Best practices and Special discounts are extended to groups of four (4) or more. Call Mathew Baum at 786-517-2724 for the Continuing Education Credit Pre-Request Form or visit our website at To ensure guidance from top Melissa Unsell, that we receive credits in your state, please turn in this pre-request form prior to the conference. Director of Marketing, or email for pricing. Additional big savings for groups of ten (10) or more. experts elumicor, Vital Information and Resources at Your Fingertips Sponsoring and Exhibiting Opportunities If your company or firm would benefit from being a conference sponsor or exhibitor, or you know - 15 panels, 29 San Antonio The Conference Book includes original papers and slides from the speakers, special materials from the editors of ACEDS and valuable resources that will help you in your work in the private and of one that would benefit from these opportunities, contact Matt Dodge at or speakers, and great public sectors. call him at 786-517-2721. conference materials “Outstanding. Venue and Hotel Reservations No one may distribute any promotional or other materials at any time during the conference with- - Networking at out prior written approval by the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists. beachside receptions, Well organized, The spectacular Westin Diplomat in Hollywood, Florida is the conference venue. The Westin Diplomat is located about 15 minutes south of the Ft. Lauderdale Attire luncheons, breakfasts well attended, International Airport and 30 minutes north of the Miami International Airport. BO SPE OK EA Business casual attire is appropriate for all conference sessions and functions. Rooms may be CI RL ROO AL AC Y! and refreshmentexceptional value.” Westin Diplomat M R EDS cool, so a sweater or other covering is recommended. GO AT breaks Rich Cohen, 3555 South Ocean Drive FAS ES Inquiries and Special Needs T - Meet top technol- President, Hollywood, FL 33019 USA Please contact Member Services at or call 786-517-2701 or fax RenewData, (954) 602-6000 786-316-0006 so we may accommodate your special needs, update your contact information, or ogy and professional Austin answer your questions about the conference or CEDS certification. services providers Hotel Accommodations and Reservations - (and fabulous South There are a limited number of rooms available at $249 per night plus tax for conference attend- Florida weather!) “The single best ees. This special rate is substantially below the prevailing high winter season rate in South Florida conference and at this resort hotel. The special rate is subject to applicable state and local taxes. You must first be registered for the conference to book your room at this rate at the Westin Diplomat. I have attended This discounted rate applies to a limited room block that is available first-come, first-served. At- in content and tendees must reserve their rooms by February 24, 2012, to guarantee this rate. To reserve your commitment of room visit or call 1-888-627-9057. You must be registered for thethe participants to conference to reserve a room at this rate.learn and network. Cancellation Policy If you are unable to attend the conference for any reason after you have registered, you must in- Great exposure Re-discover form us in writing. If you cancel before February 15, 2012 you will receive a full refund less a $50 for our company.” administrative fee. If you cancel between February 15, 2012 and March 15, 2012, a full refund, Steve Racioppo, less a $295 administrative fee will be issued. No refunds or credits will be given for cancellationsChief Operating Officer, received after March 16, 2012. TLO, Remember, if for any reason you cannot attend, you can substitute someone else at no additional e-discovery. Boca Raton cost. If ACEDS cancels the conference for any reason, it does not accept responsibility for airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by a person who has registered. CLE, CPE and CEDS Credits ACEDS works diligently to provide you continuing education credits that will benefit you. Par- ticipants can earn up to 16 hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits by attending the Hold a Group Meeting, Save Big on Conference, Get Meeting Room Free! It’s time to evolve. We’re reshaping e-discovery all over again with strategic consulting, more local presence and a true do it Hold a group meeting of 8 or more at the Westin Diplomat. We’ll give you a yourself solution. See the future of e-discovery at reduced group conference fee, a free meeting room (except food & beverage), An Altegrity Company and arrange appearances by select conference speakers, if you wish. 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  • 13. ACEDS 2012 Annual ConferenceFive easy April 2-4, 2012 | Westin Diplomat | Hollywood, FL USAways to Online Mail ACEDS Telephone 786-517-2701register registration E-mail Rivergate Plaza 444 Brickell Ave., Suite 250 Fax 786-316-0006 Miami, FL 33131 USARegistration Form and you’re an Special discountsIf your payment is received by... ACEDS Member Non-ACEDS Member Government for groups ofJanuary 31, 2012 ¨ $1,045 ¨ $1,245 ¨ $845 three or more.Starting February 1, 2012 ¨ $1,095 ¨ $1,345 ¨ $895 Call Mathew Baum ACEDS Member Non-ACEDS Member Government at 786-517-2724CEDS Exam Preparation Seminar ¨ $495 ¨ $595 ¨ $325 or emailSunday, April 1, 2012 mbaum@ACEDS.orgJoin ACEDS now and get the many membership benefits¨ Membership (1-Yr): $195 ¨ Membership (1-Yr Govt.): $150 ¨ I cannot attend. Please add me to your mailing list to inform me of future events.1) Name TitleEmail (please include) Telephone2) Name TitleEmail (please include) TelephoneOrganization or AgencyAddressCity State ZIP/Zone CountryMethod of Payment¨ Payment enclosed (payable to ACEDS) ¨ Bill my organization, Purchase order #¨ Charge my credit card (circle one) American Express Diners Club Discover MasterCard VisaCredit card # Exp. date CVV#Name on card (use block letters) SignatureBilling addressTo sponsor or exhibit at the conference, contact Matt Dodge, or call 786-517-2721.Mailroom: Please forward to head of litigation, e-discovery, litigation support, IT or to general counsel if undeliverable to addressee.Rivergate Plaza444 Brickell AvenueSuite 250Miami, FL 33131 USA
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