COVID19 E-Discovery Impact: Report Findings and How In-House Legal Professionals Can Reduce Legal Spend


Hear from Tom Jackson and a panel of experts discuss the impact the global Covid19 pandemic is having on the e-discovery industry, how e-discovery professionals have adapted so far, and what changes could be likely post-coronavirus.


Bryant Isbell
Managing Director, Global eDiscovery & Data Advisory, Baker McKenzie

Bryant is an industry expert with nearly 20 years of experience focusing on information governance, data privacy, full EDRM lifecycle execution and management, and data analytics. During Bryant’s career, he has worked on countless disputes and investigations. Bryant handles all aspects of e-discovery and forensics globally for the firm. Additionally, he provides consultative advice to clients on the preservation, collection, processing, hosting and production of ESI. Bryant has successfully implemented analytics and Technology Assisted Review (TAR) workflows into client engagements to defensibly and efficiently reduce data volume and project cost. Bryant is an expert in data privacy and international collection logistics, and has managed multiple complex projects in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia involving hundreds of millions of documents and thousands of reviewers worldwide. He is responsible for the strategic selection and implementation of electronic discovery tools for the firm, as well as training and professional development of the litigation support professionals. Bryant is also responsible for managing and overseeing the firm’s use of LPO’s, and contract attorney teams.

Tom Jackson
Senior Director, FTI Consulting

Tom Jackson is a senior director in FTI Consulting’s technology practice. He has extensive e-discovery experience and specialises in the development and customisation of review and reporting workflows and the reduction of review volumes through the application of both Relativity and broader data analytics practices. Mr Jackson has demonstrable experience across a range of market and industry segments, including managing multi-workstream, cross-border e-discovery projects in the United States, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. These projects have included several finance sector engagements, requiring simultaneous global data collection, the development of custom consolidated workflows and the management of cross-border deduplication and translation workflows. Prior to joining FTI, Mr Jackson was an assistant director in Ernst & Young’s forensic technology and discovery services team, where he co-led the establishment and development of a regional end-to-end e-discovery office in Manchester.

Juan Di Luca, CEDS
Founder and Managing Director, Data Analysis Services Ltd

Juan is an international legal professional with experience in Latin America, the US and Europe. He holds a Juris Doctor degree, a Paralegal Technology post-bachelor degree and a LL.M in International Law. He has worked as a lawyer in the civil law system in South America and as an International Legal Consultant in the common law system of the United States. He is Venezuelan, UK and EU citizen (Italian), and fluent in Spanish and English.Juan is also a Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) and has been working within the EDRM domain for a number of years providing eDiscovery/eDisclosure services worldwide, and is co-founder of Data Analysis Services (DAS), a LPO company offering services within the eDiscovery/eDisclosure industry.

Stuart Davidson
European Marketing Director, Exterro

Stuart Davidson is the European Marketing Director at Exterro, the leading provider of e-discovery and information governance software specifically designed for in-house legal, privacy and IT teams at Global 2000 and Am Law 200 organisations. With software solutions that span the full e-discovery lifecycle and support privacy and information governance initiatives, Exterro helps some of the world’s largest organisations work smarter and more efficiently.

Mike Quartararo, CEDS
President, ACEDS

Mike Quartararo is the President of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), which provides training and certification in e-discovery to the legal community. He is the author of the 2016 book Project Management in Electronic Discovery and has been successfully consulting in information governance, e-discovery, project management and legal technology for two decades, including 10-year stints at both Skadden Arps and Stroock. He is a certified Project Management Professional and a Certified E-Discovery Specialist. He frequently writes and speaks on e-discovery, legal operations, project management and technology topics.

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