What Will Be Covered?

This webinar presented by a panel of global professional experts, including the Honorable Andrew J. Peck (Ret.) and Honorable James C. Francis IV (Ret.) will focus on cutting-edge legal and technological issues addressing Technology Assisted Review (TAR). It will provide key insights and emerging trends in the scope of technology-assisted review and of particular interest will be a discussion of the In re Diisocyanates Antitrust Litig., No. 18-1001, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 181388 (W.D. Pa. Aug. 23, 2021) decision. 

Judge Francis, who authored this opinion as a court appointed special master, and the Judge Peck, who authored pioneering decisions regarding TAR, will discuss issues raised by this case and several other cases involving TAR protocols. Our panelists will also address specific questions from participants during the webinar, which should be suitable for persons of all levels of knowledge about this subject matter.

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Earn CLE credit and learn about how to effectively and efficiently manage TAR search terms

What Will You Learn?

  • What is Technology Assisted Review (TAR) and the different TAR methodologies?

  • Your legal duty to conduct a "reasonably comprehensive" search

  • The history of search and ESI - keyword search, conceptual searching, etc.

  • Electronic searching vs. manual review

  • Preliminary step of culling the ESI population

Judge Andrew Peck (ret.)

The Honorable Andrew J. Peck served for 23 years as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York, including a term as Chief Magistrate Judge from 2004 to 2005. Before his appointment to the bench, Judge Peck was in private practice for 17 years, focusing on commercial and entertainment litigation, including copyright and trademark matters, with extensive trial experience. Currently, at DLA Piper, Judge Peck advises on copyright and trademark matters, and also serves as a resource for the firm and its clients on litigation strategy and discovery issues, from a Judge's perspective.

Judge Peck is ranked in Band 2 by Chambers and Partners in their 2021 Chambers USA guide in Nationwide E-Discovery & Information Governance. Judge Peck is recognized internationally for bringing electronic discovery competency to the attention of both the judiciary and bar. He is widely described as one of the first judges to tackle the subject of e-discovery head on.

Judge James Francis (ret.)

Honorable James C. Francis IV (Ret.) is currently an arbitrator, mediator, and special master affiliated with JAMS. He served 32 years as a United States magistrate judge in the Southern District of New York, including a two-year term as chief magistrate judge. Prior to his appointment as a magistrate judge, Judge Francis was an attorney with the impact litigation unit of the Legal Aid Society of New York.

Judge Francis is nationally recognized as an expert in electronic discovery. He has spoken on the topic at the judicial conferences of both the Third and Ninth Circuits, as well as at programs such as the Georgetown Law School Advanced eDiscovery Institute, annual meetings of the Sedona Conference and the ABA Cross-Border Institute. He is the author of numerous opinions concerning e-discovery, having addressed such issues as the obligation to preserve data, proportionality and cost-shifting.

Michael Arkfeld

Michael Arkfeld is an attorney, author (Arkfeld on Electronic Discovery and Evidence treatise) and educator. Michael provides contemporary education, training and research for the legal concepts and technological issues involving electronic discovery and digital evidence. He is currently a Faculty Fellow with the Center for Law, Science & Innovation, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and is a Professor of Practice at the University of Arizona College of Law where he teaches a class on eDiscovery and Digital Evidence.

Why Should You Join?

  • CLE Credit

    Apply for up to 2 hours of CLE credit

  • Grow and Support Your Skills

    Gain a deeper understanding of the TAR landscape and how recent cases impact your practice

  • Protect Yourself and Your Clients

    Gain the knowledge to protect yourself and your clients against costly sanctions and search mistakes

Are You Prepared?

eDiscovery impacts so many practitioners who are woefully underprepared for the challenges of the digital world. Don't let that be you!