Master the Meet & Confer; Winning Before the Match
Kitchens and baths sell real estate; but if the house isn’t built upon a solid foundation those gleaming subway tiles and quartz countertops won’t mean much. So it goes with the Meet & Confer: Unglamorous. Overlooked. Vital.
The M&C is the foundation of your litigation, yet it is often treated as a mere scheduling conference. Few litigators treat it as an opportunity to gain the upper-hand. Proper preparation means getting an early start, including the entire litigation team and examining the data to which you already have access. We will discuss tips for identifying and collecting data, balancing costs, and negotiating a winning ESI stipulation.
Set yourself up for success by building your case upon a strong foundation.
- Kyle Sparks, Senior eDiscovery Specialist and Subject Matter Expert
Kyle’s 22 year career in the legal discovery profession has traversed firm and vendor leadership roles. From paper discovery in big tobacco litigation, to building a litigation support department focused on e-discovery for an AM Law 200 firm, Kyle has obtained a comprehensive understanding of the discipline. Serving as an IT and lit support manager has provided a wide scope of industry software and legal knowledge. Today, as a software and e-discovery trainer for Thomson Reuters, Kyle specializes in educating clients on all phases of the EDRM model as well as rules of civil procedure.
- Greg MacFarlane, Certified e-Discovery Specialist, Thomson Reuters
Greg MacFarlane is a Certified e-Discovery Specialist working for Thomson Reuters as a Director of Legal Consulting serving law firms, corporations and government. In this role he consults about legal workflow including e-Discovery, Mergers and Acquisitions, Contract Life Cycle Management Cyber Security Policy and Compliance. Invited to speak at many events about legal process and technology, Greg has prior experience as a litigator and is a graduate of Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. He is currently working toward a Masters of Engineering in Cyber Security Policy and Compliance at The George Washington University.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 12:15 - 1:30 p.m. Meeting to begin at 12:30 p.m.
Anapol Weiss, One Logan Square, 130 North 18th Street Suite 1600, Philadelphia, PA 19103
WiE would like to thank Thomson Reuters or sponsoring our lunch!
Please Remember, we will be collecting for our charity, Distributing Dignity. They accept NEW Bras (with tags), packages of pads, tampons and pantiliners.
Finally, we would like to thank Anapol Weiss for providing the venue. THANK YOU!