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  • Western District of Washington Publishes Proposed Amendments to Local Civil Rules, Seeks Comment
  • Early Case Assessment: A Litigation Arrow in an Arbitration Quiver
  • Da Silva Moore: Plaintiffs' Motion for Recusal or Disqualification Denied
  • Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program Issues Final Report on Phase Two

(news from K & L Gates)

Fios Webcast: e-Discovery Case Law Update – Spring 2012

by Rebecca James

Date: Wednesday May 23, 2012
Time: 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT (60 minutes)

Aaron Crews, e-Discovery Counsel at Littler; Martha Dawson, Partner at K&L Gates; Joshua Gilliland of the Bowtie Law Blog; and Gina Sansone, Manager of Litigation Support and e-Discovery attorney at Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider (AVH) will discuss:

  • A state-level predictive coding order – Global Aerospace v. Landow Aviation (Vir. Cir. Ct. Apr. 23, 2012).
  • Personal computers and preservation – United Factory Furniture Corp v. Alterwitz (D. Nev. Apr. 6, 2012).
  • Another predictive coding case – Kleen Products v. Packaging Corporation of America (N.D. Ill. Apr. 5, 2012).
  • Discoverable chats – Glazer v. Fireman’s Fund Insurance


New Fios Webcast: e-Discovery Case Law Update – Summer 2011

by Shawn O'Dell

This quarterly case law update from Fios explores recent court decisions related to e-discovery, the impact these cases may have and are already having, and tactics and strategies organizations should consider to help control their e-discovery costs and risks.

Chris Wilen, Fios’ Technology Counsel, will be joined by special guests Seth Row, Partner and E-Discovery Consultant at Parsons Farnell & Grein; Martha Dawson, Partner and Co-Leader of the e-Discovery Analysis and Technology (e-DAT) Group at K&L Gates; and Farrah Pepper, Of Counsel and Vice Chair of the Electronic Discovery and Information Law Practice Group at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

The panel will discuss highlights of issues and cases, including:


    New Fios Webcast: Leveraging Case Assessment Solutions

    by Shawn O'Dell

    Be sure and register for the new Fios webcast on 6/23 at 1pm ET: Getting Ahead on Your Legal Strategy: When to Leverage Case Assessment Solutions. The program will be led by Katey Wood, an analyst with Enterprise Strategy Group and Elise McIntosh, a senior product manager with Fios. Aside from learning how to use case assessment to drive cost effective e-Discovery decisions, they’ll also be looking at several available tools to meet specific budgets and technical needs, including Fios Clarify.

    Register Here:

    New Fios Webinar: Staying Relevant in

    by Shawn O'Dell

    I just wanted to a add a quick note about a new Fios webcast happening tomorrow at 1:00PM ET. Ari Kaplan will be presenting a program on staying relevant in
    e-discovery. It should be a great presentation and also apply to the broader legal community.

    You can register at

    You can also check out Ari’s Article on a recent Fios event in Fios’ monthly newsletter.

    I Look forward to seeing everyone there!

    Fios Webinar: State e-Discovery: An Important Year for Changes

    by Shawn O'Dell
    (click to view larger image)

    Map of E-Discovery State Rules

    State E-Discovery: An Important Year for changes
    : Thursday December 09 at 1:00 PM ET (60 Min)
    Register today for this free webinar.

    Last year at this time, 23 states had adopted e-discovery procedural rules to reflect the 2006 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. By year’s end, the count will be up to 36.

    In his fourth annual Fios webcast, Tom Allman, the leading expert on state e-discovery rules, will provide an update on state-level activities. Fios’ Rebecca James will moderate this informative session, which will cover the following topics:

    • The new states adopting amendments
    • The


    West CLE and a day at the races

    by Editor

    West, Fios and Ajilon Legal and hosting an afternoon of sun, surf, and pounding hooves. This invitation-only, complimentary CLE program is being held on Friday, April 9, at the Santa Anita Park.

    Hear Stephen Martin, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Corpedia speak on “Best Practices, Trends and Developments in Compliance” as well as Jim Wagstaffe, author of the Rutter Guides and Federal Procedure Before Trial, presenting on “Eliminating Cognitive Biases in the Legal Profession.”

    Date: Friday, April 9
    Location: Santa Anita Park
    5 W. Huntington Drive
    Acadia, CA

    For more information, visit:

    The Computer Forensics Show

    by Editor

    April 19 & 20 l New York, NY

    Amongst the multiple sessions, Fios‘ Canaan Himmelbaum will be participating on the following panel:

    “What Does the Future Hold: Best Practices For Collection”
    Canaan Himmelbaum, Esq. – Business Development Account Manager of Fios, Inc.; Mira Edelman, Esq.–eDiscovery Counsel of Hughes Hubbard and Reed, LLP; Hugh Huettner–Technical Computer Forensic Examiner at FTC

    For more information, visit:

    Dominating the New Reality in Asset Recovery: Digital Evidence and E-Discovery

    by Editor

    April 15, 2010 | Eden Roc Hotel, Miami Beach, FL

    E-discovery is complex and costly, but when used properly it is a potent asset tracing and recovery tool. Proper handling of digital data can uncover evidence of assets and real ownership, while reducing overall costs for your clients or agency.

    For more information, visit:

    The 2010 International Asset Recovery Conference: Mastering the Tools of Asset Recovery in Post-Madoff Times

    by Editor

    April 14-16, 2010 | Eden Roc Hotel, Miami Beach, FL

    More than 26 of the world’s foremost experts in forensic accounting, law enforcement, investigations and financial analysis will share their skills and insights at the prestigious 2010 International Asset Recovery Conference in Miami Beach, April 14-16, 2010.  You can upgrade your expertise and burnish your skills in 18 targeted panels on asset recovery and e-discovery.

    For more information, visit:

    ABA International Hosts “Lawyers without Rights”

    by Mary Mack

    The 2010 Spring Meeting of the ABA International Law Committee will be held April 13-17 at the Grand Hyatt New York.

    The meeting will feature the exhibition, “Lawyers Without Rights,” created by the German Federal Bar and made available for the first time in the United States. The exhibit features detailed and poignant accounts of the lives and fates of Jewish lawyers throughout Germany who suffered at the hands of the Nazi regime.

    On April 14, the “Managing Partner Summit” will bring together leaders from 20 law firms from around the world to discuss shifting paradigms in the legal profession caused by the global economic crisis. continue…

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