Randy V. Sabett, J.D. and Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola Announced as Keynote Speakers at the Masters Conference

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The Masters Conference, an advanced legal educational experience, announced today that Randy V. Sabett, partner at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP, and Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola, U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, will be keynote speakers at the Masters 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.

The Masters Conference, an advanced legal educational experience, announced today that Randy V. Sabett, partner at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP, and Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola, U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, will be keynote speakers at the Masters 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.

Day one keynote speaker, Randy V. Sabett, J.D., CISSP, is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal LLP, where he is a member of the Internet, Communications & Data Protection practice group and the Intellectual Property & Technology practice group. He counsels clients on information security, privacy, IT licensing, and patents, dealing with such issues as Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), digital and electronic signatures, federated identity, HIPAA, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, Sarbanes-Oxley, state and federal information security laws, identity theft, and security breaches. Mr. Sabett is a commissioner for the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency and has been recognized as a leader in privacy and data security in the 2007, 2008, and 2009 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. He has also been recognized as one of the Top 50 Under 45 by American Lawyer Media's IP Law and Business and is listed in the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers. Mr. Sabett teaches information policy as an adjunct professor at George Washington University and is on the faculty of IANS.

Day two keynote speaker, Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola, was appointed a United States Magistrate Judge in the District of Columbia in 1997. Prior to being appointed to the bench, he served as an assistant district attorney in Manhattan from 1969-1973, and was in private practice in the District of Columbia from 1974-1982. Judge Facciola joined the U.S. Attorney's Office in 1982 and served as Chief of the Special Proceedings section from 1989 until his appointment as magistrate judge. Judge Facciola is a frequent lecturer and speaker on the topic of electronic discovery. Judge Facciola is a member of the Sedona Conference Advisory Board and the Georgetown Advanced E-Discovery Institute Advisory Board. He is also the former editor in chief of The Federal Courts Law Review, the electronic law journal of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association. He has recently been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Federal Judicial Center. His most recent publication is Sailing on Confused Seas: Privilege Waiver and the New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, 2006 Fed. Cts. L. Rev. 7 (2006). He received his A.B. from the College of the Holy Cross and his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.
In addition to the keynote addresses, there will be three educational tracks 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 disputes, 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@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.

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