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Silicon Valley Chapter Meeting - The FOMO Project

  • 14 Jan 2020
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (PST)
  • WilmerHale - 950 Page Mill Road Palo Alto, CA 94304

Hello Members!

Happy New Year! Please join WiE Silicon Valley's first monthly meeting at the office of WilmerHale. Derek Duarte, President of Blackstone Discovery will be our speaker on The FOMO Project (EDRM Working Group). At its core, the FOMO project is an exploration of the relationship between documents and facts. TAR results typically target recall rates of 75% to 80%. Although up to 20% of relevant documents may be omitted from the TAR results (null set) that does not mean that 20% of the relevant information has been omitted. The FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) project is a statistical explanation of the small likelihood that the TAR null set contains new, significant, relevant information not found in the TAR produced documents. The goal is to refine the analysis, anticipate challenges, identify specific use cases, and recommend best practices for a predictive coding process that focuses on the retrieval of relevant information. In the future, determine if practices can inform our approach to discovery in a post-document world.

RSVP via Evite.

About our speaker:

Derek M. Duarte is President of BlackStone Discovery, an eDiscovery and computer forensics services firm, that amplifies its experts with AI and automation. As a litigator and technologist, Derek brings a unique perspective to the challenges of the legal services industry. Most recently, he was named one of Silicon Valley’s 40 best business leaders under the age of 40 (40 under 40) by the Silicon Valley Business Journal for leading BlackStone Discovery’s rapid growth and disruption of the eDiscovery industry.

Derek joined BlackStone as a Sr. Manager in 2013 and has been a key part of the success and growth of the company since. He has experience providing eDiscovery expertise to global corporations, government agencies, technology start‐ups, and law firms. Derek has testified as an expert on eDiscovery and Computer Forensics in the state and federal courts. He gets his kicks from finding the needle in the haystack, discovering digital truth, and bad puns. He is excited by the potential of legal technology to improve access to justice, bolster our democracy and advance the practice of law.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Legal Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Thank you to BlackStone Discovery for sponsoring our lunch!

Kind Regards,

Robin Goldberg, Silicon Valley, Women in eDiscovery Chapter Director


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