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Rethinking Your eDiscovery Approach for In-House Counsel

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 60 minutes
Recorded Date: January 29, 2019
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  • eDiscovery Cost Control
  • eDiscovery Risk Control
  • Addressing the Problem
  • In-Sourcing vs. Our-Sourcing
  • Single Source Provider vs. Preferred Provider Programs
  • Custodian Spoliation of Electronic Information
Runtime: 1 hour


How are in-house counsels navigating eDiscovery’s technology driven sector to protect their companies from litigation threats? Our session will discuss the innovative ways in-house counsel are managing eDiscovery and litigation risks.

This program was recorded as part of ALM's Legalweek Conference on January 29th, 2019.

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Tara S. Lawler

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Tara Lawler’s practice focuses on eDiscovery, information management, and data privacy. She works with companies in all phases of electronic discovery and information management, including counseling on various preservation, collection, data processing, document review, and production-related strategies. Tara’s primary focus is on product liability and toxic tort cases, as well as commercial and white collar litigation in US federal and state court. She also counsels clients on legal, technical, and strategic issues involved in the manufacturing, healthcare, software, and investment industries.

As part of Morgan Lewis’s eData practice, Tara employs thoroughly documented and successful techniques for managing discovery.

Tara remains committed through all phases of litigation management, from legal holds and preservation, to negotiations with opposing counsel and discovery motion practice, to trial support. She partners with clients to preserve potentially relevant information, develop strategies for collecting hard copy and electronic materials, establish a document review process, and assess various document production options.

Along with her role on the eData team, Tara also handles pretrial case management, prepares company witnesses, conducts company interviews, and assists clients with government investigations and related civil litigation.

Tara previously worked as an associate in the litigation practice of a national law firm.

Tara received her JD, Cum Laude, at Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2002.

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Jon Kerry-Tyerman

Vice President, Business Development & Intelligence

Jon is the VP of Business Development & Intelligence at Everlaw. Prior to joining Everlaw, he spent over eight years at LexisNexis leading new product development and innovation programs, as well as nearly a decade as an adjunct professor in the Internet and Intellectual Property Justice Clinic at the University of San Francisco School of Law.

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Brian Corbin

Executive Director, Assistant General Counsel
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Brian Corbin is Vice President, Assistant General Counsel within the Litigation department at JPMorgan Chase. He serves on the leadership team of Legal Discovery Management, an in-house group that advises and coordinates with internal and external counsel in connection with the discovery process for JPMC’s litigation matters, regulatory inquiries, and investigations. In his role as internal discovery counsel, Brian leads a multinational team of discovery specialists and project managers, overseeing several programs related to legal preservation, information governance, retention policy, and data protection issues arising from cross-border discovery.

Prior to joining JPMC, Brian worked with managed services provider Clutch Group in Bangalore, India, and the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, D.C.

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Dawson Horn III

Vice President & Assistant General Counsel

Dawson is presently Vice President, Associate General Counsel, and Deputy Director of eDiscovery at AIG where he is responsible for a range of eDiscovery matters. Before assuming that position he was Senior Litigation Counsel with Tyco International and was responsible for a large toxic tort and insurance recovery docket.

Prior to that Dawson served for eight years as Assistant General Counsel at Altria Corporate Services where, among other things, he managed Altria’s defense in the multi-billion dollar RICO lawsuit by the Department of Justice against the major U.S. cigarette companies. At Scott Paper, he managed the company’s defense in breast implant class action litigation and navigated its related insurance issues. His litigation training began at the Pepper Hamilton firm where he gained first chair trial experience and worked primarily on insurance and antitrust cases. Because of this extensive litigation background, Dawson keeps current on a range of related issues, especially the evolving law of eDiscovery.

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Tom Morrissey

Senior Director, IT Litigation
Purdue Pharma LP

Tom is responsible for the development and implementation of technology in support of the Office of the General Counsel. The support includes all aspects of Discovery (collection, preservation, and production), Information Governance, Legal Billing, and Vendor Management.

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