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eDiscovery Developments in Government Investigations 2015

Government investigations are high stakes, and raise complex ethical and legal issues. Jonathan Swerdloff will moderate a conversation with panelists Andrew Friedman and Angela Emmerling Shapiro on these investigations generally and discuss changes made since 2015.

In this webinar, we will: • Review the law relevant to privilege and privilege logging • Identify recent trends towards reduced logging burdens • Discuss ways to effectively implement alternative privilege strategies • Explain strategies involving categorical privilege logs

Andrew Friedman is a shareholder in the Washington, D.C. office of Butzel Long, P.C. He has successfully defended some of the largest corporations in the world, small and emerging companies, and board members, executives, and employees in criminal investigations, parallel civil and regulatory proceedings, and inquiries by the United States Congress.

Mr. Friedman has guided numerous clients through voluntary disclosures to civil and criminal enforcement authorities, and he conducts proactive reviews of and enhancements to their business ethics and compliance functions. His first-chair trial experience began with the New Hampshire Public Defender and includes the successful multi-week trial defense o an executive accused of a complex fraud scheme against a government-owned telecommunications provider. Mr. Friedman is a committed pro bono advocate, an active member of local non-profit boards of directors, and an avid hiker.

Angela Emmerling Shapiro is a litigation shareholder based in Butzel Long’s Detroit office and is Chair of the firm’s Women’s Leadership Committee. She has more than fifteen years of experience in all aspects of litigation but her passion is electronic discovery. Angela has earned her CEDS certification (Certified eDiscovery Specialist) and was named a “Top Lawyer” in the area of Information Management and eDiscovery by DBusiness Magazine.

Angela routinely works with clients to navigate complicated electronic discovery issues in the context of litigation and governmental investigations as well as antitrust and other internal audits. She oversees all stages of the electronic discovery life cycle, including information management, developing and executing preservation plans, working with IT and vendors to data map and collect data, creating efficient review workflows, assessing and utilizing technology assisted review where appropriate, managing contract reviewers, negotiating production protocols and approving final deliverables for production.

Jonathan Swerdloff is a Consultant at Driven, Inc. Prior to joining Driven, Jonathan was a litigation associate at Hughes, Hubbard & Reed LLP, accumulating more than 10 years’ experience in eDiscovery that included managing large discovery projects, analysis of enterprise systems, and investigations into nontraditional data sources. Through his experience as a litigator and programmer, Jonathan focused primarily on creative problem solving with regard to all types of data. He analyzed and produced complex enterprise systems and developed internal workflows for large litigations. His experience also includes developing cost-saving legal processes, managing legal budgets, and supervising legal personnel. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Jonathan was a programmer during the first Internet boom.

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