Masters Conference Announces Stellar International Judicial Panel on E-Discovery

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Although the US leads the world in both the legal and technical aspects of electronic discovery, there is a general acceptance that there is much to do to make this aspect of litigation an efficient and cost-effective component of case management. The essential difficulties are the same in England and Wales, but the approach taken is a slightly different one, and there is growing recognition that the two jurisdictions have something to learn from each other.

The Masters Conference, an advanced legal educational experience, announced today that it has assembled a stellar judicial panel that will conduct a session on international e-discovery at the 2009 conference. The conference, "Global Corporate Change - Navigating Discovery, Risk and Security," will be held October 13-14, 2009, at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. The Masters Conference will bring together experts and leading professionals from law firms, corporations, government entities and the bench to discuss strategies, practices and resources for managing the information lifecycle.

Although the US leads the world in both the legal and technical aspects of electronic discovery, there is a general acceptance that there is much to do to make this aspect of litigation an efficient and cost-effective component of case management. The essential difficulties are the same in England and Wales, but the approach taken is a slightly different one, and there is growing recognition that the two jurisdictions have something to learn from each other.

US Magistrate Judge John Facciola is one of the undisputed leaders of judicial thought in this area in the US. His counterparts in the UK are Senior Master Whitaker and His Honour Judge Simon Brown QC. These three were brought together, with Chris Dale of the UK-based e-Disclosure Information Project, at a successful panel in London in May 2009, moderated by Patrick Burke, Senior Director and Assistant General Counsel at Guidance Software. The Masters Conference is reconstituting the panel and attendees will have the opportunity to hear the best thinkers from both sides of the Atlantic talk about the differences, the commonality, and what each can learn from the other in this changing area.

Three educational tracks will be presented each day of this year's conference. Each track will delve into the critical, up-to-the-minute issues facing legal departments and their outside counsel.

Tracks & Topics include:

  •     Risk & Risk Management - Early assessment, managing international business dispute, records management, security, cyber risk, responding to scandal, and more…
  •     Compliance & Privacy - Managing government investigations, data mapping, cloud computing, data privacy, and more…
  •     Litigation & Discovery - Controlling costs, litigation holds, new media discovery issues, lawsuit financing, LPO considerations, using discovery consultants and experts, and more…

To register online for the Masters Conference, visit http://www.themastersconference.com. For sponsorship information, contact sasha.hefler(AT)themastersconference.com.

About The Masters Conference
Since 2006, the Masters Conference has brought together experts and leading professionals from law firms, corporations and the bench to discuss strategies, practices and resources for managing the information lifecycle. The Masters Conference is an intimate forum where legal industry professionals can share, collaborate and obtain master knowledge of the most relevant topics in the legal industry today. By limiting attendance to 450 delegates, the Masters Conference is meant to be an exclusive opportunity to learn and network with the top legal professionals in the industry without battling large crowds and an overwhelming vendor hall. For additional information on the 2009 Masters Conference, please visit http://www.themastersconference.com.

About Guidance Software
Guidance Software is recognized worldwide as the industry leader in digital investigative solutions. Its EnCase(R) platform provides the foundation for government, corporate and law enforcement organizations to conduct thorough, network-enabled, and court-validated computer investigations of any kind, such as responding to eDiscovery requests, conducting internal investigations, responding to regulatory inquiries or performing data and compliance auditing - all while maintaining the integrity of the data. There are more than 30,000 licensed users of the EnCase technology worldwide, and thousands attend Guidance Software's renowned training programs annually. Validated by numerous courts, corporate legal departments, government agencies and law enforcement organizations worldwide, EnCase has been honored with industry awards and recognition from eWEEK, SC Magazine, Network Computing, and the Socha-Gelbmann survey. For more information about Guidance Software, visit http://www.guidancesoftware.com.

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