Philadelphia eDiscovery Speaker Series

april, 2017

04apr12:00 pm1:15 pmPhiladelphia eDiscovery Speaker Series

Event Details

Please join us for our Speaker Series Event at Capital Grille in Philadelphia.  This session’s topic is “The Art of the Litigation Hold.”

Most lawyers know that relevant evidence must be preserved for litigation, but surprisingly few have implemented an effective litigation hold process. Without a workable approach to litigation holds, the entire discovery process is subject to collapse, leaving organizations vulnerable to data loss and court sanctions. Indeed, splashed across the legal headlines on a frequent basis are tales of companies that failed to deploy an operative hold and thereby preserve relevant data. To reverse this trend, lawyers must spearhead among their clients and within their firms the development of a defensible hold process.

Topics covered will include: 

  • The basic requirements for establishing a defensible litigation hold process
  • The state of the law on litigation holds in 2017, including the judiciary’s expectation for how litigants should preserve new and dynamic sources of relevant information
  • Tips for successfully fulfilling the duty to preserve relevant information


Tara Emory is the Director of Consulting for Driven, Inc. Tara consults with companies and law firms to create information management and efficient eDiscovery processes that reflect a best fit for each client and case. Through her experiences as an attorney and technology consultant, Tara has managed large-scale projects involving data remediation, litigation, investigations, mergers, and due diligence.

Tara speaks and writes frequently on information management and eDiscovery, and is a member of The Sedona Conference® Working Group 1. She is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Prior to joining Driven, Tara was an antitrust attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, with over nine years of experience that included managing large discovery projects with a focus on minimizing risk and cost to her clients. Tara holds J.D. and LL.M. in International and Comparative Law degrees from the Duke University School of Law, and is admitted to the bars of New York and the District of Columbia. She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Advocates for Justice and Education.

Scott Milner: Co-leader and one of the original attorneys in Morgan Lewis’s eData practice, Scott A. Milner counsels and advises companies in electronic discovery and information governance processes and best practices. He works with Morgan Lewis’s lawyers across practice groups to tailor strategies and discovery management plans for clients around the globe, in numerous industries and disciplines. Scott’s practice encompasses all phases of eDiscovery, from preservation and collection to review and production of large volumes of electronically stored information (ESI).

Ian D. McCauley is an associate and the eDiscovery Coordinator in Morris James’ Business Litigation Group. Ian’s practice is focused on electronic discovery from the anticipation to the conclusion of litigation. Ian advises clients and co-counsel on the preservation, collection, processing, review and production of electronically stored information (“ESI”) with an emphasis on effective project management designed to defensibly control the ever-growing costs associated with discovery. In addition to eDiscovery, Ian advises clients and co-counsel on litigation readiness and information governance.


(Tuesday) 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


Capital Grille

117 W 4th St, Austin, TX 78701

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