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Predictive Coding Deep Dive

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 61 minutes
Recorded Date: June 12, 2017
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  • What is Predictive Coding?
  • Why use Predictive Coding?
  • Case Studies
  • Other "Deep Dive" Issues in Predictive Coding
  • Takeaways
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: June 12, 2017


As some continue to express concern about “black box” technology (i.e. the difficulty in explaining what goes on behind the scenes of software), a better understanding of how to measure, test and defend predictive coding results will improve litigation strategy.

This panel will cover the two major metrics for measuring the efficacy of a predictive coding tool—precision and recall, both which can be measured through statistical sampling. Even though predictive coding technology is more widely accepted, maintaining a process that creates a strong audit trail will help create a highly defensible process.

This program was recorded on June 12th, 2017.

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Ellen Blanchard

Director of Discovery & Information Governance

As Director of Discovery and Information Governance at T-Mobile, Ms. Blanchard leads a team of experts who with the business to develop sound information governance best practices and respond to government inquiries and complex litigations. She uses her deep knowledge of the intersection of litigation, technology and discovery to work with all areas of the legal department on document retention and preservation, collection and review issues. She participates in several enterprise wide groups tasked with strategy decisions related to implementing new technologies and systems.

Prior to joining T-Mobile, Ms. Blanchard was a litigator at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, where she represented several Fortune 50 companies in a variety of complex litigation matters as national eDiscovery Counsel. She also spent 2 years as Associate General Counsel and Director, eDiscovery Consulting at Evolver Legal Services where she counseled core clients to develop litigation plans that included negotiating the scope of discovery as well as conducting early case assessment and understanding the options for review, including technology assisted review.

Ms. Blanchard earned her J.D. from American University, and Bachelor's degrees in International Business, Japanese Studies and Psychology from Ohio Wesleyan University. She is admitted to the Washington State Bar and Virginia Bar. An active member of Sedona and Women in eDiscovery and a frequent speaker at eDiscovery conferences, Ms. Blanchard enjoys talking with others about Discovery Best Practices and sharing war stories.

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David R. Cohen

Reed Smith LLP

David is the chair of our Records & E-Discovery (RED) Group. A Harvard Law graduate with more than 35 years of commercial litigation experience, David serves as e-discovery counsel and information governance counsel to some of the top companies in the world. He also represents clients in complex litigation matters, and counsels companies of all sizes on information governance and litigation readiness issues.

David has been recognized individually by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, and Who’s Who Legal as a top e-discovery lawyer and litigator. He has also received a Law 2.0 “Outstanding Leadership” award in 2022 and the Legal Intelligencer Pennsylvania “Innovator of the Year” award in 2023. In addition to individual recognition, the 70 lawyer RED Group that he leads has been recognized by Chambers and Legal 500 as a leading e-discovery practice.

David currently chairs the EDRM Project Trustees and serves on the advisory board of the Georgetown Advanced eDiscovery Institute. He was involved in setting up the E-Discovery Special Masters (EDSM) program in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, has served as an EDSM in multiple cases, and has drafted and supported amendments to state and federal rules focusing on e-discovery.

David has also authored numerous legal publications and is a frequent presenter at continuing legal education seminars regarding e-discovery and information governance. He is the principal architect of the E-Discovery App, launched in 2020, and leads ongoing App development and innovation initiatives.

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Thomas Gricks

Managing Director

Managing Director, Professional Services, Catalyst. A prominent e-discovery lawyer and one of the nation's leading authorities on the use of TAR in litigation, Tom advises corporations and law firms on best practices for applying Catalyst's TAR technology, Insight Predict, to reduce the time and cost of discovery. He has more than 25 years’ experience as a trial lawyer and in-house counsel, most recently with the law firm Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, where he was a partner and chair of the e-Discovery Practice Group.

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