Do you believe in baseball kismet? As in, a foul ball is going to find its way to the biggest fan in the park? If you’re a skeptic, read on because that’s exactly what happened recently at National’s Park in Washington DC during one of our Advice from Counsel events…

In early June, we invited in-house e-discovery professionals from D.C., Virginia and Maryland to the latest Advice from Counsel summit. It was an informative gathering with lively roundtable discussions amongst peers on interesting e-discovery topics such as: judges ordering the use of predictive coding, indexing data by concepts, the practicality of co-operation and disclosure of predictive coding to opposing counsel, whether it’s possible to conduct privilege reviews using predictive coding and even securing executive buy-in for “spring cleaning” data remediation projects.

The roundtable was a great time, but it was just the first course. We later moved over to a suite to watch the Washington Nationals play ball.  One of the attendees, an avid Nationals fan, happened to bring his cap and mitt. Sure enough, as if sensing “this guy is a big fan and deserves a baseball,” a foul bounced off the tier above our suite and literally fell into his mitt. The crowd in the suite went wild. The perfect ballgame was complete, but it didn’t even end there, as the evening was capped off with a summer series concert from The Plain White T’s.

If you’re in-house counsel and interested in attending an AfC event in your area, let us know. We can’t promise that baseball kismet will strike again, but we can promise thoughtful discussion, networking and a fun evening out with other e-discovery professionals.