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July 11, 2017

eDiscovery and Ethical Considerations for Social Media

eDiscovery and Ethical Considerations for Social Media

Social media presents dynamic and complex challenges for even seasoned eDiscovery practitioners. Preservation and production difficulties abound, particularly with the proliferation of social messaging applications among consumers and businesses. Fold in ethical issues, together with the convoluted framework of the Stored Communications Act, and it becomes readily apparent why social media presents unique discovery challenges to counsel and clients. This program will analyze these issues and provide both practical and ethical insights on a particularly compelling discovery practice area.
Topics covered include: 

  • A general overview of the different categories of social media now subject to discovery and the ethical pitfalls associated with obtaining that information
  • Preservation and production standards and how they are affected by ethical considerations
  • Recommendations for navigating the complexities of the Stored Communications Act

Amy Sellars

Amy Sellars
Assistant General Counsel,

Amy Sellars is an Assistant General Counsel for Walmart focused exclusively on discovery issues. Before becoming an attorney, Amy was a theater producer and stage manager, English teacher, and operations manager for an ed-tech start-up company, where she learned all about databases. (And, more importantly, how to work with database programmers.) A lifelong lover of narrative, Amy enjoys discovery because finding the facts and building the story is the fun part of litigation, and technology tools help us build better stories faster.

Ronni Solomon

Ronni Solomon
King & Spalding

Ronni Solomon is a Partner in King & Spalding’s Atlanta office and head of the firm’s E-Discovery Practice. She focuses her practice on the management of major discovery matters. Ms. Solomon serves as National E-Discovery Counsel for large corporations providing guidance on e-discovery issues, including both litigation preparedness and discovery strategy in active litigation. Chambers USA and Chambers Global have ranked Ms. Solomon for e-discovery in 2013-2016 and noted that she received “extensive praise” from clients for her “superior expertise in e-discovery issues.”

Philip Favro.

Philip Favro
Driven Inc.

Philip Favro brings over fifteen years of experience to his position as a consultant for Driven. Phil is a thought leader and a legal scholar on issues relating to the discovery process, the confluence of litigation and technology, and information governance. His articles have been published in leading industry publications and academic journals and he is frequently in demand as a speaker for eDiscovery education programs.

Phil’s expertise has been enhanced by his practice experience as a litigation attorney. During his eleven years of practice, Phil advised a variety of clients regarding business disputes and complex discovery issues.

Phil is a member of the Utah and California bars. He actively contributes to Working Group 1 of The Sedona Conference and to the Coalition of Technology Resources for Lawyers (CTRL). Phil has also served as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Santa Clara County Superior Court based in Santa Clara, California.