Seattle Chapter Meeting - Changes in Evidence Rules

  • 19 Jul 2017
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
  • Perkins Coie LLP 1201 3rd Avenue, Suite 4900Seattle, WA 98101

Please join us for a summer luncheon to discuss eDiscovery:


Changes to the Federal Rules of Evidence are slated to take effect in December 2017, including changes to the authentication methods for electronically stored information (ESI). The changes now allow for data to be authenticated using the document’s hash values which will put additional pressure on companies to use methods of collection that generate hash values. Since the collections being done today may be used as evidence after the rules take effect, they are already having an impact in the world of forensic collections.


As Managing Corporate Counsel, eDiscovery at T-Mobile, Ms. Blanchard uses her deep knowledge of the intersection of litigation, technology and discovery to work with all areas of the legal department on document preservation, collection and review issues. Ellen regularly works with a variety of business segments at T-Mobile in connection with Government inquiries and private litigations as well as assessing Records Management practice and information governance across the company. Prior to joining T-Mobile, Ms. Blanchard spent 14 years as 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. 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.

Many thanks to Perkins Coie for hosting this event.

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Vicki Osborn, Chapter Director

Open, Assistant Chapter Director

Jenny Newlon, Membership Director

Susan James & Ellen Blanchard, Meetings Directors

Debbie Beeler, Chapter Secretary

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