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Mitigating the Discovery Risks for the Hybrid Workforce

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 58 minutes
Recorded Date: July 13, 2021
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  • How did the move to digitized work impact your clients in 2020?
  • What are the unique discovery challenges of these new technologies?
  • What best practices should firms adopt to mitigate these risks?
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: July 13, 2021


2020 fundamentally changed the way that businesses get work done. Everyone is now fully digitized, and dependent on Zoom, Microsoft, Slack, and mobile apps to engage with others and collaborate internally. This will have a profound impact on eDiscovery as we move toward a work-from-anywhere future.

Join our panel as they discuss the implications, and share best practices to prepare for the future of work.

This program was recorded as part of ALM's Legalweek 2021 Virtual Conference on July 13th, 2021.

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Brandon Leatha

Leatha Consulting

Brandon Leatha, the Founder and CEO of Leatha Consulting LLC, is an expert in digital forensics, e-Discovery, and data analytics. With over 20 years of consulting experience in the litigation support industry, he advises clients on digital forensics investigations, e-Discovery, and cybersecurity. Brandon has extensive experience with enterprise software including both on premise and cloud based email, database, line of business applications, and custom software solutions. He has performed forensic investigations on hundreds of devices ranging from modern cellphones and computers to some less common systems including medical devices, wearable technology, and the internet of things (IOT).

Brandon has been a corporate 30(b)(6) witness, a court-appointed neutral computer forensics examiner, and has testified on numerous electronic discovery and computer forensics issues. He has a certificate in computer forensics from the University of Washington and has earned both the GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) and GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE) certificates. He has been an active member of the Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG1) since 2005 and is a Board Member for the Computer Technology Investigators Network (CTIN). Brandon has provided training on electronic discovery and computer forensics for seminars, CLE courses, and industry training events. Prior to Leatha Consulting, he was a Director at Washington DC based iDiscovery Solutions and the Director of ESI Consulting and Data Analysis at Electronic Evidence Discovery (EED).

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Marianna Shafir

Regulatory Advisor
Smarsh, Inc.

Marianna Shafir is Regulatory Advisor at Smarsh, where she’s responsible for legal and regulatory affairs worldwide. With her expertise in financial services industry, compliance and eDiscovery, Marianna counsels Smarsh clients on meeting regulatory obligations, leveraging technology and guidance on best practices related to electronic communications supervision.

Prior to joining Smarsh, Marianna worked for BNY Mellon and Invesco where she was an instrumental member on compliance teams. Marianna has also served as an adjunct professor at New York Career Institute where she taught Law Office Management and Real Estate Law.

Marianna earned her Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University. She is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and a contributor to various online publications.

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Anthony Diana

Reed Smith

Anthony is the co-chair of Reed Smith's IP, Tech & Data Group and focuses his practice on commercial litigation, internal and regulatory investigations, electronic discovery and information governance, and data privacy and security.

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