Whitmont, Catalyst and Aoki Sakamoto Grant LLP to Present Session on Litigation Technology

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Technology leaders combine to present “Effective Litigation Management Using Technology,” a free seminar for legal professionals

Catalyst Repository Systems (formerly caseSHARE), Whitmont Legal Technologies and the law firm of Aoki Sakamoto Grant LLP announced that they will collaborate to present “Effective Litigation Management Using Technology” for the Seattle legal community on September 25, 2006. The event will take place from 8:30 to 4:30 at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel, 515 Madison Street in Seattle. The program has been approved by the Washington State Bar Association for 4.25 CLE credits and there is no charge to attend.

The morning session, “Managing the Documents,” will be presented by Russ Aoki of Aoki Sakamoto, John Tredennick of Catalyst and Tom O’Connor of Whitmont and will focus on electronic discovery project evaluation and maximizing use of technology tools. The afternoon session will be presented by O’Connor and Art Skaran of Whitmont and will focus on electronic discovery project management, including planning, document collection, processing, review and production.

“With the enormous increase in electronic documents created by businesses, it is imperative for litigators to understand the best practices in electronic discovery and the best uses of legal technology,” said Catalyst’s Tredennick. “I am thrilled that we have been able to put together a panel with so much experience and expertise.”

The four speakers are all attorneys and each has at least a decade of experience with litigation and litigation technology.

  •     Russ Aoki of Aoki Sakamoto Grant LLP is a trial lawyer with nearly 20 years of experience, including a $92 million federal securities fraud prosecution involving more than 1.5 million pages of documents. Since 2001, Washington Law and Politics has named him one of the state’s SuperLawyers.
  •     John Tredennick, CEO of Catalyst Repository Systems, Inc., is a nationally-known trial lawyer, was the first law firm CIO, and for six years was the editor of the ABA’s Law Practice Management magazine.
  •     Art Skaran is Vice President of Business Development & In-House Counsel at Whitmont Legal Technologies, Inc. He has years of managing high volume document collections and e-discovery projects, both as a litigator and at Whitmont.
  •     Tom O’Connor is a Litigation Consultant at Whitmont Legal Technologies, Inc. and is a nationally-known author and speaker who has been involved in some of the largest cases in history, including asbestos, tobacco and breast implant litigation.

Attendees may register for the conference at http://www.regonline.com/litigationtechnology. There is no registration fee.

About Catalyst (formerly caseSHARE)

Catalyst provides secure digital repositories to help professional teams manage large volumes of electronic documents and work together on complex legal, financial and business matters. Since 1998, clients have used Catalyst's online systems to review and produce discovery documents, to connect local counsel on cases and claims, for compliance and to coordinate mergers, acquisitions and other financial transactions.

Catalyst's customers include many of the largest corporations, insurers, government agencies and law firms in the world. Catalyst is privately held. For more information about Catalyst and its repository applications, visit http://www.catalystsecure.com.

About Whitmont Legal Technologies

Whitmont Legal Technologies, Inc. is a comprehensive document and eDiscovery solutions provider serving law firms, corporations and government agencies. Whitmont’s consultative approach leverages proven technology, professional resources and optimized workflows to provide our customers a competitive advantage with maximum value. Whitmont was founded in 1991. Additional information about Whitmont Legal Technologies, Inc. can be found at http://www.whitmont.com.

About Aoki Sakamoto Grant LLP

Aoki Sakamoto Grant LLP is committed to providing the finest legal representation to our clients as well as offering leadership within the legal profession and the community. Each of our lawyers is recognized for their legal skills, as well as their contributions to professional organizations and community activities.

The firm’s practice areas include: Business Formations, Estate Planning, Immigration Law, general Civil Litigation and Criminal Defense. Aoki Sakamoto Grant LLP has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as being preeminent in its legal abilities.


Gayle O’Connor, Director of Marketing

Catalyst Repository Systems, Inc.

P: 303.824.0864


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