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The International Legal Cloud 2019: Discovery, Security, and Business Considerations

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 60 minutes
Recorded Date: January 30, 2019
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  • E-Discovery in the Cloud: Legal, Security, and Business Considerations
  • Government Data Demands
  • The E.U. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • U.S. State Law: The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CPPA)
  • U.S. State Law: The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act of 2008 (BIPA)
  • Related Issues: Data Retrieval, Negotiating Cloud Contracts, and Criminal Matters
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: January 30, 2019
For NY - Difficulty Level: Experienced attorneys only (non-transitional)


Every time you pick up your phone, you’re using the cloud, and legal teams are no exception. In 2019, the cloud is fait accompli, a ubiquitous part of life for just about everyone. What does it mean for your legal team? This session will examine important considerations as your legal team and business move to the cloud, including security advantages, cross-border e-discovery strategies, and data privacy and protection issues from the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to the California Consumer Privacy Act and other legal and regulatory considerations.

This program was recorded as part of ALM's Legalweek Conference on January 30th, 2019.

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Mark Anderson

Senior Project Consultant - London
Complete Discovery Source

In his role as Senior Project Consultant for CDS, Mark Anderson provides project management and expert consulting through all stages of eDisclosure and eDiscovery. Mark works alongside corporate and law firm clients to identify data for collection and advises on best practices for collection of data, data processing, and document review workflows. He has supervised multi-national teams and has experience working on some of the largest, most challenging matters, including cases involving cross-border issues and the application of technology assisted review (TAR). Prior to joining CDS, Mark conducted forensic collections, assisted with data investigations, and served as a project team lead for multiple international legal technology service providers. Mark holds multiple Relativity certifications including Relativity Master and is an Encase Certified Examiner.

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Heidi Stenberg

Principal & Americas Legal Function Consulting Leader
Ernst & Young

Heidi Stenberg is a principal and Americas Legal Function Consulting Leader in EY’s Law practice. She has more than 20 years of experience in the field of legal services supporting corporate legal departments and law firms with the deployment of legal technology solutions response to investigations, litigations, and regulatory inquires.

Heidi regularly assists corporate legal departments and law firms with the enablement of legal service delivery and transforming the business of practicing law. She counsels clients to develop and implement strategies that align legal staffing operating models, business processes. and digital technologies. Heidi’s areas of focus include the following: legal operations, information governance, legal hold management, data preservation, e-discovery, technology-assisted review, legal spend analytics, and the design and implementation of operating models.

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Sean Pike

Program Vice President, Security Products

C. Sean Pike is the Program Director for Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) and eDiscovery in IDC’s Storage Systems Research Group. Mr. Pike joined IDC in 2014 with 17 years of experience blending operational security, audit, and risk functions with the demands of regulatory and compliance programs within highly regulated industry. As both a hands on practitioner and attorney, Mr. Pike is uniquely positioned to interpret the legal and regulatory landscape providing insight on products and services designed to meet rapidly changing requirements.

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Dera J. Nevin

Senior Associate
Baker McKenzie, LLP

Dera J. Nevin is an associate in the Firm's Information Technology Practice. Dera is a practicing e-Discovery lawyer and consultant. Her significant experience includes advising on all aspects of e-Discovery in civil, criminal, regulatory and M&A transactions and in internal investigations. She has a career managed review and production total of over 500 million records. She has pioneered the use of e-Discovery applications, including technology-assisted review (machine learning/AI) and multi-lingual search. She has advised numerous corporations on the development and implementation of e-Discovery programs and strategies, including litigation hold implementation, management and audit, and the release of litigation holds. She has significant experience recommending and implementing technology, building and evaluating e-Discovery operations and spearheading strategic initiatives directed at increasing e-Discovery program effectiveness, including implementing data security and privacy protections. Dera’s practice focuses on information governance, data privacy and security, and document and data conversion during the assessment and adoption of technology to assist with data and information management. She has implemented record retention and defensible deletion programs over electronic and physical records. She has experience auditing destruction programs and has served as a destruction witness. She has also advised on the implementation of mass digitization programs, as well as ancillary record format, record conversion and data migration programs.

Dera has also worked on projects identifying, buying or building legal technology and supervising its integration into the delivery of legal services, through its lifecycle of creation, purchase and use. She possesses the unique ability to facilitate communication between business, legal and technology teams. Dera can help clarify the relationship between use of technology and business strategy and execution.

Ms. Nevin graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law (J.D.), and holds an M.A. and a B.A. (Hons.) from Queen’s University. She is admitted to the bars of Ontario and NY.

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David Horrigan

Discovery Counsel & Legal Education Director

David Horrigan is Relativity’s discovery counsel and legal content director. An attorney, law school guest lecturer, e-discovery industry analyst, and award-winning journalist, David has served as counsel at the Entertainment Software Association, reporter and assistant editor at The National Law Journal, and analyst and counsel at 451 Research. He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Legaltech News and the Data Law Board of Advisors at the Yeshiva University Cardozo Law School.

David holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida, and he studied international law at Universiteit Leiden in the Netherlands. He is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia.

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Chris Dale

eDisclosure Information Project

Chris Dale qualified as an English solicitor in 1980 after reading History at Oxford. He was a litigation partner in London and then a litigation software developer and litigation support consultant before turning to commentary on electronic disclosure / discovery.

He runs the eDisclosure Information Project which disseminates information about the court rules, the problems, and the technology to lawyers and their clients, to judges, and to suppliers. He was a member of Senior Master Whitaker's Working Party which drafted the 2010 eDisclosure Practice Direction and Electronic Documents Questionnaire.

He writes an authoritative and objective web site and blog on the subject and is a well-known speaker and commentator in the UK, the US and any jurisdiction which requires electronic discovery of documents.

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