BlackStone Discovery on Forefront of Strategy and Advocacy in eDiscovery Industry

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Leading eDiscovery provider focuses on the value of strategy and advocacy in eDiscovery through a partnership with The Master's Conference, a global legal conference.

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The message of strategy and advocacy that he is bringing to the table is one that the legal industry desperately needs to hear and one I anticipate will create a needed disruption in the way discovery is approached.

BlackStone Discovery, a leading eDiscovery and legal services provider, has announced a partnership with The Master’s Conference for legal professionals to disseminate a bold, new vision of eDiscovery stemming from the dynamic relationship between strategy and advocacy. As a presenting sponsor of Master's, BlackStone's President and eDiscovery “thought leader”, Derek Duarte (Esq.), will attend five events over the course of 2018 as a featured speaker.

Mr. Duarte became President of BlackStone Discovery last January after three years as Vice President of Technology Solutions. Holding a J.D. from UC Hastings, Mr. Duarte brings a unique perspective of discovery to the table as an accomplished negotiator and technology strategist. He realized his passion for eDiscovery as an eDiscovery attorney at Crowell & Moring LLP, where he supervised contract attorneys in the review of complex healthcare litigation matters, leveraging technology that was not widely adopted at the time to deliver exceptional results.

With a new wave of legal technology on the rise, Mr. Duarte has become a go-to thought leader and advisor for big data solutions; he is continuously tasked with spearheading innovative strategies for BlackStone Discovery’s high-tech client base in Silicon Valley. Mr. Duarte has been featured at seven legal conferences as a speaker, panelist, lecturer, and moderator since 2015. He has appeared on The .DAT File, a podcast for eDiscovery junkies.

"We're very lucky to have someone like Derek as a focal point of our conference this year," The Master's Conference Founder Robert Childress said. "The message of strategy and advocacy that he is bringing to the table is one that the legal industry desperately needs to hear and one I anticipate will create a needed disruption in the way discovery is approached."

As a featured speaker at The Master’s Conference, Duarte will attempt to provide a clear picture of the future of eDiscovery, along with his keys for staying ahead of the game. He believes that innovative strategies guided and implemented by legal advocates can revolutionize eDiscovery. As to the specifics of this relationship between strategy and advocacy, Duarte is waiting until the opening conference on February 28th in Dallas to explain the specific principles that have earned the trust of Silicon Valley’s top law firms and corporations.

Mr. Duarte and other speakers will also dive into the implications of blockchain for the legal world, as well as the best practices for managing an ever-complex digital workspace. The increasing frequency of breaches have made cybersecurity and data privacy all too relevant and the conference’s speakers will provide actionable advice to combat growing threats.

Legal professionals hoping to learn from Duarte will have the opportunity to see him speak at The Master's Conference in Dallas, San Francisco, Chicago, Denver, and New York in 2018. The conference will also take place in London, Washington D.C., and Orlando. For the respective dates, visit The Master’s Conference Events page. After each event, BlackStone Discovery will be publishing a part of Duarte’s “magic recipe” for strategy and advocacy on its News page.

About BlackStone Discovery

BlackStone Discovery is Silicon Valley’s premiere eDiscovery consulting and litigation support provider, working with leading Fortune 500 companies and AM Law 100 firms. Since 2003, BlackStone Discovery has customized solutions for the most complex eDiscovery needs and high profile Forensic Investigation leveraging industry-leading technology and employing proprietary applications with a team of highly trained professionals. BlackStone Discovery is devoted to delivering the most cost-effective and defensible solutions available. Blackstone's service offerings span the entire EDRM including Forensic Imaging & Internal Investigations, Relativity Hosting Solutions, Attorney Document Review, Early Data Analysis (EDA), Technology Assisted Review, Enterprise Discovery Protocols (EDP), and Case Management Consultation.

About The Master's Conference

The Master's Conference brings together leading experts and professionals from law firms, corporations, and the bench, to develop strategies, practices, and resources for managing the information lifecycle. The Master's Conference has served the legal community for over Ten Years. We have hosted over three thousand experts in multiple countries around the latest trends in technology, within the legal community.

The Master's Conference is a boutique educational forum where a select group of speakers, vendors, and attendees convene to engage in a proactive collaboration on current challenges in the legal space. As a global legal conference, Master's Conference takes the lead to differentiate itself while consistently raising the bar as the most well-respected conference in the legal technology industry.

As an industry leader, Master's Conference is building its image of mastery in our field through different promotional events, conferences, membership, and publications which offer innovative ideas, cutting-edge topics, and relevant solutions. Our advantage is that we have a different focus, that caters to a niche target audience of high-level decision-makers who steer the course of the industry.

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