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Hot Topics in eDiscovery in 2017

Hot Topics in eDiscovery in 2017

2017 has ushered in a number of key eDiscovery developments that clients and counsel should understand. These developments include a new discovery pilot program with accelerated ESI production timelines; technological advances influencing the discovery of relevant communications; and a new round of cyber-attacks and data breaches. Come listen to a panel of experts as they discuss these developments and spotlight best practices for addressing the issues.
Topics covered include: 

  • Substantially augmented initial disclosure obligations under a new court pilot program
  • Newer sources of discoverable ESI and the growing use of messaging applications over email
  • Lessons learned from recent Ransomware attacks and the Wells Fargo data breach

Gareth Evans

Gareth Evans
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Gareth Evans is a litigation partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, with 25 years of experience at the firm. His career has focused on complex business litigation and governmental investigations, and has included matters in many different subject matter areas.

He is one of the founders and co-chairs of Gibson Dunn’s Electronic Discovery Practice Group and is a frequently published author and speaker on e-discovery topics. Mr. Evans is one of the lead authors and editors of Gibson Dunn’s highly acclaimed E-Discovery Year-End and Mid-Year Reports and is the author of the popular E-Discovery Basics series, consisting of brief introductory guides to a variety of practical issues in electronic discovery.

In addition to his chairmanship of the Firm’s Electronic Discovery Practice Group, Mr. Evans is on the Steering Committee of Gibson Dunn’s Securities Litigation Practice Group and is also a member of the Privacy, Cybersecurity, and Consumer Protection Practice Group, areas in which he also has been published.

Alan Geolot

Alan C. Geolot
Senior Counsel,

Alan C. Geolot is senior counsel in the Complex Commercial Litigation group in Sidley’s Washington, D.C., office and has focused on complex commercial, regulatory, and insolvency litigation on behalf of professional firms, financial institutions, and other clients over the past three decades.

Mr. Geolot is a co-chair of the firm’s E-Discovery Task Force. He has advised clients on their document retention programs, assisted clients in drafting document retention policies, worked on electronic document preservation issues associated with Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, and worked on cloud computing issues. Mr. Geolot is also a member of the firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Resource group and has experience in various forms of ADR, including arbitration, mediation, case evaluation and negotiation. He has also served as Secretary to the Executive Committee of North American Council of the London Court of International Arbitration.

Philip Favro.

Philip Favro
Driven Inc.

Philip Favro acts as a trusted advisor to organizations and law firms on important questions surrounding discovery and information governance. Phil provides guidance on litigation hold policies, data collection strategies, and search methodologies. He also offers direction to organizations on records retention policies and the need to manage dynamic sources of information found on smartphones, cloud applications, and social networks.

Phil is a member of the California and Utah bars. He actively contributes to Working Group 1 of The Sedona Conference where he serves as the Project Manager for the Steering Committee. Phil also serves as the Director of Legal Education for the Coalition of Technology Resources for Lawyers (CTRL). Prior to joining Driven, Phil practiced law in Northern California where he advised a variety of clients regarding business disputes and complex discovery issues. He also served as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Santa Clara County Superior Court based in Santa Clara, California.