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December 1, 2015
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December 17, 2015

The End of the Privilege Log as We Know It?

The End of the Privilege Log as We Know It?

Change is in the air as courts and regulatory authorities alike seek to reduce ediscovery burdens. The traditional privilege log is ripe for reform considering the high cost of creating a privilege log, the limited utility of a privilege log to the receiving party, and the substantial risks resulting from a poorly executed privilege review and logging process. Alternatives to the traditional privilege log include the categorical privilege log, variations of which have been officially adopted in multiple jurisdictions and are becoming more common.

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


Jessica Averitt

Baker Mckenzie

Jessica is an associate in the Houston office of Baker McKenzie, and a member of the Firm’s Dispute Resolution and Global Privacy practices. Ms. Averitt routinely advises global corporations in the financial services, telecommunications, and oil and gas industries. Her practice includes advising clients on internal investigations, data privacy, data security, E-discovery, information management, information governance and discovery under the United States Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

Robert Duffy

Litagation Associate
Baker Mckenzie

Robert is a litigation associate in the Washington, DC office of Baker McKenzie. Mr. Duffy is a member of the global cybersecurity practice. He regularly advises clients on cybersecurity issues related to compliance and incident response.  He also advises clients on information governance such as legal standards for securing data and identifying, preserving, collecting, and producing data in the context of litigation, internal investigations, and other disputes.  He regularly utilizes his background in computer science and software engineering to deliver unique insights to clients facing complex legal issues implicating information technology.

Tara Emory

Director of Consulting
Driven, Inc.

Tara is the Director of Consulting for Driven, Inc. Tara consults with companies and law firms to create information management and efficient e-discovery 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 e-discovery, and is a member of The Sedona Conference® Working Group 1. She is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Tara Emory, PMP
Tara Emory, PMP
Tara Emory advises organizations and law firms on e-Discovery and information governance programs. Tara counsels clients on data management and compliance, policies, records management technology, and defensible deletion. In litigation, she is an expert on search methodologies, data preservation and collection approaches, discovery protocols, and strategies for resolving discovery issues with litigation adversaries, government regulators, and the courts. Above all, Tara seeks to solve her clients’ unique data problems in ways that reflect a best fit for each client and matter.