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AGENDA

(sessions, networking, revive)

KNOWLEDGE. NETWORK. REVIVE.

Sessions will follow three tracks:  Knowledge, Network and Revive.  They are denoted with the symbols:     


This agenda will be expanded with additional sessions and speaker information -- check back for further information!

DAY ONE - MONDAY, MAY 2 - WELCOME

7:30 - 8:30 AM

8:30 - 9:45 AM

Registration and Breakfast

Breakout Sessions

  Discovering Collaboration Tools

Discovery challenges surrounding collaboration tools are the new wild west of legal tech. In this session, we’ll explore the retention, preservation, collection, and processing of business collaboration tools. Learn how to deal with data from Teams, Slack, WeChat, Zoom, and more.

SPEAKERS

Candi Smith - Sr. Technology and eDiscovery Specialist, Jabil

Allison Keane - Solutions Architect, Onna

Stefanie Bier - Senior Product Manager, Microsoft

  Speed Networking

You’ve heard of “speed dating”, why not “speed networking”? Each attendee of this exciting event will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one (in 3 minute intervals) and share with other members of WiE. Whether you have 30 years or 3 days of experience, you will be surprised what you can learn as the rounds go on throughout the evening. Don’t miss this opportunity to make new connections and learn about our industry from a variety of different perspectives.

SPEAKERS

Shaun Sullivan - senior account executive, OpenText

Corinne Cartwright - Senior Manager – Solutions Architect, BDO

 WiEx: Innovators

Careers develop over time based on our experiences and opportunities. How can you be proactive in this evolution? The speakers in this "Ted Talk" session will discuss how they used innovative thinking to create a new direction for their careers and the industry.

SPEAKERS

Peg Gianuca - eDiscovery Technical Solutions Manager, The Walt Disney Company

Shawnna Hoffman - Technology Workflow Manager and Predictive AIOps Federal Lead

Joy Murao - CEO & Founder, Practice Aligned Resources ("PAR")

9:50 - 10:10 AM

10:15 - 11:30 AM

Exhibit Hall and Networking Break

  Breakout Sessions

  Seeds & Fruits of TAR

This session will explore the process of Technology Assisted Review - the major steps and benefits of TAR from the selection of seed set to training the system, establishing a relevancy threshold, and validating the quality of the predictive coding.

SPEAKERS

Cristin Traylor - Sr. Product Strategy Manager, Relativity

Dr. Gina Taranto - Director of Applied Sciences, ProSearch

Sarai Schubert - COO, IPRO

Mary Pat Poteet (Moderator)

  Maximizing Biz Dev Relationship

Vendor relationships can help you enhance your knowledge on tools and methodology, build your business relationships, and even boost your career! Join this session to hear from attorneys, both corporate and law firm, and business development directors on how to create a mutually beneficial alliance.

SPEAKERS

Allison Stanton - Director and Associate General Counsel of eDiscovery & Information Governance, Meta Platforms, Inc

Penny Apple - Director, Discovery and Govt Enforcement Strategy

Candace Berardi - Senior Director, TrustPoint One

 Who Moved My Cheese?

What considerations need to be made when contemplating a career change? Whether you're thinking of a professional transition, or just starting out in your career, this session focuses on what goes into these changes, how the pandemic has impacted these transitions and steps you can take toward moving your cheese today.

SPEAKERS

Karlene Edwards - Cybersecurity eDiscovery Analyst, SDG&E

Anna Lizano - eDiscovery Project Manager, Robbins Gellar Rudman & Dowd

Jennifer Griffith, JD - Senior Account Executive, Beacon Hill Staffing Group

Erin Tomine (Moderator)

11:35 - 11:55 AM

12:00 - 12:45 PM

 Exhibit Hall and Networking Break

 Lunch

12:50 - 1:10 PM


Keynote: "Transition, Transformation and Transcendence: Conquering your Second Mountain"

Throughout her career, Tamez has made it her mission to bring greater diversity, equity and inclusion to traditionally male-dominated industries. Her leadership philosophy centers on the “Three Ts”: transition, transformation and transcendence. Tamez will discuss these concepts in greater detail, along with what we as women leaders can do to empower one another—and the next generation of female talent.

SPEAKER

Raquel Tamez - Chief Inclusion and Engagement Officer, Charles River Associates

1:10 - 1:25 PM


DEI Fireside Chat

Candid Q&A on the state of diveristy, equity & inclusion. What progress has been made and where are the opportunities to drive change?

SPEAKERS

Raquel Tamez - Chief Inclusion and Engagement Officer, Charles River Associates

Beth Finkle - Executive Director of Women in eDiscovery and Director, Forensics at BDO LLP

1:25 - 2:00 PM

DEI Journey

Hear from diverse leaders, from in-house and law firm, on the awareness, participation (individually and collectively) to contributing towards a DEI culture at their workplace. How has a DEI focus shaped their professional lives and what areas do they see need continued focus and refinement? DEI is not a one-size fits all. Learn the tips and strategies to help you on your DEI journey.

SPEAKERS

Susana Medeiros - Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Maricela Alberto - Senior Legal Specialist, Qualcomm

Pei Li Wong - Partner, BDO LLP

Lisa Waldin (Moderator) - Director of New Chapters - North America Women in eDiscovery and Senior Review Manager, Consilio

2:05 - 2:30 PM

2:35 - 3:50 PM


Founder's Town Hall

Breakout Sessions


  eDiscovery Issues under Data Privacy & Security Laws

It's been a few years since GDPR and CCPA went into effect - how have things changed? What changes to litigation are still to come under the new California Privacy Rights Act, Colorado Privacy Act, or Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act in 2023? This discussion will help eDiscovery professionals learn what they need to know to navigate the ever-changing landscape of privacy laws and some tricks of the trade to stay efficient and effective practitioners.

SPEAKERS

Alyssa Sones - Associate, Sheppard Mullin

Brenda Dodd - Director of Product Management, Exterro

Snehal Desai - Associate, Sheppard Mullin

Erin Tomine (Moderator)

  Digital Tracking and Surveillance Capitalism

Did you know that data analytics, tech companies, and major e-commerce businesses all know if you are getting married, have a health issue, or are struggling financially? During this session, you'll learn how data siphoned from the Internet, mobile devices, and the IoT technologies that surround us are used to construct detailed digital fingerprints for all of us that are regularly used by hackers, law enforcement, advertisers, governments, and companies that want to deeply understand us and influence our everyday decisions. All of this data may also be tapped in a variety of ways in agency investigations and provide powerful eDiscovery evidence in your cases.

SPEAKERS

Antigone Peyton - Director, Legal and Policy, Ridgeline International, Inc.

Julie Lewis - President, CEO & Founder Digital Mountain

 Roundtable Popcorn Session

Discover niche ediscovery problems, solutions, and muses. Our contributers will Pop UP and talk about issues they deal with on a daily basis!

SPEAKERS

Dawn Garrison

Cristin Traylor

Sheila Grela

Dana Hollenbeck

Stefanie Bier

Lynn Tubalinal

Candace Berardi

3:55 - 5:10 PM

Breakout Sessions

  Defensible Document Review Protocols: Post Breach Incident and Litigation Document Reviews

Rule 1 of FRCP governs the procedure in all civil actions and proceedings to "…[Secure] the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action and proceedings." In addition, FRCP 26(f)(2) requires a Discovery Plan. In this session, learn the differences in the review setup methodology for traditional investigation/litigation ediscovery and in the emerging breach/cyber security litigation.

SPEAKERS

Tracy Drynan - Principal Consultant, OpenText

Laura A. Hunt - Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright

Sarah Ahmed - Litigation Case Manager & EDiscovery Consultant, Carlton Fields

  It Takes a Village: The Art & Science of Modern Legal Ops

Legal professionals have certainly not imagined the challenges that COVID-19 has dawned on them. The uncertainty has crushed the economy, employees across the company are in stressful situations, and Legal professionals try their best to keep everything in perspective and aligned. The sudden shift in work culture has also brought new challenges for Legal. So how does Legal co-exist across the stakeholder lines in this new environment? And how can broadening our perspective help to promote growth in our firms, companies, clients and our careers? During this panel, we will hear from leaders who have faced these challenges and will provide best practices and lessons learned. The panel will also dive into their deep experiences with the newest technologies that help connect our new worlds that are increasing in virtual interactions each and every day through the metaverse, social media, blockchain and artificial intelligence.

SPEAKERS

Antigone Peyton - Director, Legal and Policy, Ridgeline International, Inc.

Peg Gianuca - eDiscovery Technical Solutions Manager, The Walt Disney Company

Allison Stanton - Director and Associate General Counsel of eDiscovery & Information Governance, Meta Platforms, Inc.

Vanessa Quaciari - eDiscovery Counsel, Baker Botts

Shawnna Hoffman (Moderator) - Chief Technology Leader, Legal Strategy & Operations, Dell Technologies

 Stellar Women

Our niche industry is full of talented women who’ve achieved great success throughout their careers. Whether that comes from radiating a leadership style that inspires, or innovating with technology to drive greater efficiency, we look up to female leaders who have risen through the ranks to get from point A to point B. While their career paths may differ, they all have one core element in common: setting defined and achievable goals.

SPEAKERS

Blair Cohen - Relativity

Florinda Baldridge - US director, global eDiscovery services, Norton Rose Fulbright

Joy Murao - PAR

Erin Tomine - Relativity

Amanda Sabia - senior manager, sales engineering, Relativity

5:10 - 5:30 PM

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Exhibit Hall and Networking Break

Opening Reception

DAY TWO - TUESDAY, MAY 3

6:00 - 7:30 AM

7:00 - 8:00 AM

8:30 - 9:45 AM

9:45 - 10:10 AM

10:15 - 11:30 AM

Exhibit Hall and Networking Break

Yoga

Breakfast and Executive Director Remarks

Exhibit Hall and Networking Break

 Breakout Sessions

  Impacts of Nation State Sponsored Cyber Attacks

Learn how sophisticated threat vectors can compromise the security of your data on a large scale. In this session, we’ll discuss state sponsored versus non-state sponsored threat actor profiles, and provide behind the scenes perspectives on investigating cyber incidents. Join us to explore threat actor motives, and connections between known vulnerabilities and nation state targets.

SPEAKERS

Alison Wisniewski - Epiq Chief Legal Counsel

Justine Phillips - Partner DLA Piper and VP of Infragard San Diego

Nick Arico - Special Agent in Charge and Supervisor, Cyber National Security Squad, FBI

  Workshop: Broadening WiE Support Broadening WiE Support

Workshop on how to broaden support of women in the eDiscovery industry. Learn how to approach potential WiE supporters, and learn how your law firm, corporation, or other organization can contribute.

SPEAKERS

Florinda Baldridge - Director of Practice Support, Fulbright & Jaworski

Karen DeSouza - Senior Staff Attorney, Baker Hostetler

Candi Smith - Sr. Technology and eDiscovery Specialist, Jabil

Beth Finkle (Moderator) - Executive Director of Women in eDiscovery and Director, Forensics at BDO LLP

 Workshop: Resume Writing Workshop: Resume Writing

This workshop will provide detailed explanations, as well as step-by-step processes, for creating an effective resume.

SPEAKERS

Krista Morris - Founder & Recruiter, Virtuoso Resumes & Recruiting

11:35 - 11:55 AM

12:00 - 12:45 PM

1:00 - 2:00 PM

 Exhibit Hall and Networking Break

 Lunch

Update from the Bench

Judges will discuss recent key eDiscovery cases.

SPEAKERS

Hon. Allison Goddard - Magistrate Judge, United State District Court for the Southern District of California

Hon. Michael Berg - Magistrate Judge, United State District Court for the Southern District of California

Hon. Randa Trapp (Ret.)

Ariana Tadler (Moderator) - Founding Partner, Tadler Law LLP, Founding Partner, Meta-e Discovery LLC

2:05 - 2:30 PM

2:35 - 3:50 PM

Exhibit Hall and Networking Break

Breakout Sessions

  ESI Negotiation

After a brief discussion of key ESI negotiation principles, our distinguished panel will perform live meet and confer simulations, using real fact patterns, based on actual case and litigant experience. This session will provide valuable insight into arguments and negotiation tactics from the perspective of both litigants and judges.

SPEAKERS

Laura A. Hunt - Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright

Sarah Bennington - Legal Counsel, Senior Litigation-Discovery, Qualcomm

Hon. Allison Goddard - Magistrate Judge, United State District Court for the Southern District of California

  WiEx: Entrepreneur

This session features a Ted-style talk, led by influential and experienced entrepreneurs.

SPEAKERS

Julia Hasenzahl - CEO and co-founder, ProSearch

Ariana J. Tadler - Managing Partner, Tadler Law LLP, Founding Partner, Meta-e Discovery LLC

Amy Juers, MBA - CEO, Edge Marketing, Inc.

 Let’s BRAG – Promoting the brand of YOU

It isn’t always comfortable to share accomplishments, but it is time to stop waiting around for your hard work to get noticed. Learn to brag effectively and establish your own conversation, around yourself, your work, and your goals. The session will discuss the tips to celebrate your success in the context of your company, career, and professional growth, without making it sound like you think you’re better than others.

SPEAKERS

Cat Casey - Chief Growth Officer, Reveal-Brainspace

Maribel Rivera - VP, Strategy and Client Engagement, Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS)

3:55 - 4:55 PM

Breakout Sessions

  Mitigating Ransomware Attacks

This dynamic discussion will focus on current ransomware attacks and extortion trends. Panelists will share strategic recommendations to detect suspicious and malicious behavior, and bolster your security defenses.

SPEAKERS

Andrea D'Ambra - Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright

Jarell Oshodi, CIPP-US, CIPM - deputy chief privacy officer, CDC

  Business Development in Law & Technology

Are you currently up for Counsel or Partner promotion at your firm? Do you want to build your own book of business? Learn to leverage the knowledge management to tip the scales of profitability in your favor.

SPEAKERS

Cat Casey - Chief Growth Officer, Reveal-Brainspace

Gina Anders - Client Executive at Ernst & Young, LLP

Jennifer Griffith, JD - Senior Account Executive, Beacon Hill Staffing Group

Candace Beck - counsel & director of client relations, Tanenholz & Associates, PLLC

 Career Advancement: How to Be Vividly Visible in a Virtual World

In this highly interactive workshop, you’ll learn the secret to being visible and getting promoted, whether you are working from home or in an office. You will walk away with transformative tools to build your confidence in talking about yourself and your accomplishments. Knowing your value is the essence of your authentic personal brand, and the stories you tell about yourself. To become more visible, you will create your own personal branding statements.

SPEAKERS

Sonya Sigler - Founder, PractiGal

4:55 - 6:00 PM

6:00 PM

Exhibit Hall and Networking Break

Personal Time to Explore Mission Bay and San Diego

DAY THREE - WEDNESDAY, MAY 4

7:30 - 8:30 AM

8:35 - 9:50 AM

Breakfast and Exhibit Hall and Networking Break

Breakout Sessions

  O365 and eDiscovery

This session will focus on the Microsoft Office 365 Compliance Center. Join us to learn about eDiscovery features and functionality, and see a data export demonstration. Panelists will discuss tips for using O365 with other eDiscovery applications, and explore the trackability and defensibility of related ESI protocols.

SPEAKERS

Rachel O'Shea - Sr. Technical Specialist-Compliance, Microsoft

Staci Kaliner - Managing Director, Redgrave LLP

Jennifer Shea Knox - director, discovery consulting, Consilio LLC

Jana Contreras - Senior Counsel-Litigation, Pacific Gas and Electric

 Salary Negotiation

Knowing your worth and getting paid accordingly!  Join us for an interactive session to build your toolkit for salary negotiation, whether it is for a new job offer or a raise/promotion.  Learn skills to determine your worth, what words to use in your ask, and what not to say when faced with the question "what are your salary expectations?"

SPEAKERS

Ivy Slater - CEO & Founder, Slater Success

 
 
 

10:00 - 11:15 AM

 Breakout Sessions

  Intersection of Cross-Border Investigations and Data Privacy

A practical discussion regarding cross border investigations and navigating through the crossroads of data privacy requirements. These esteemed panelists will take you through the process of identifying secondary risks and developing defense strategies to circumvent reputational risks and legal consequences.

SPEAKERS

Kathleen McConnell - CIPP/E, CIPP/US, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Pei Li Wong - Partner Forensics, and Asia Forensics Desk Leader, BDO

  Understanding and Culling Overall Data Volumes During Early Case Assessment

As data volumes continue to expand, though, court deadlines have yet to adjust for this common truth, it is paramount to cull the corpus of documents eligible for review and production. What strategies do eDiscovery experts and case teams leverage to identify the relevant population of documents in a reasonable and defensible manner? This will cover a variety of data types generally in scope; email, shared drives, chat platforms, mobile data, and non-standard ESI like, source code, audio / video, and foreign language documents. Additionally, it is critical to expand one’s professional knowledge to employ the most cutting edge technologies on the market. We will discuss why and which networking events are helpful to grow one’s understanding of eDiscovery outside of the purview of their daily job.

SPEAKERS

Nicole Guyer - Client Director, Complete Discovery Source

Charli Ellinwood-Vannoy - ESI Project Specialist, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

11:30 - 11:55 AM

12:00 - 1:30 PM







 Exhibit Hall and Networking Break

Recognitions, Closing Remarks and Box Lunches

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