MPA November Joint Intellectual Property and Litigation Sectional

  • November 12, 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Remote Only


Registration is closed

Topic:  In the Beginning: Identification and Preservation Fundamentals

The duty of (identification and) preservation is a foundational concept in our legal system that grows out of the common law concept of "spoliation," which is more than 200 years old. As we have seen in numerous contexts, however, ESI spoliation remains a frequent issue– particularly in the gray area where new devices, applications, or services are transitioning from niche adoption to mainstream use. Hence the importance of these phases in an eDiscovery effort: almost every other type of failure can be fixed with adequate time and money, but once unique, relevant ESI is gone, it's gone.

XDD Director of Education Matthew Verga, JD, will review the fundamentals practitioners need to know about identification and preservation to fulfill their duties of technology competence and preservation, including: the legal and technological scope of the duty, the imaginative and investigative steps required, the role of legal holds, and common pitfalls to avoid.

Speaker:   Matthew Verga

Matthew Verga is an eDiscovery expert with over thirteen years’ experience leveraging his legal acumen as an attorney, his technical knowledge as a practitioner, and his communication skills to solve complex eDiscovery problems and make difficult eDiscovery topics accessible to practitioners, empowering them with knowledge to improve their projects, careers, and organizations.

Matthew has worked across every phase of the EDRM and at every level, from the project trenches to enterprise program design, including 8 years practicing and consulting (with an AmLaw 100 firm and leading providers) and 5 years focused on program design, writing, and teaching.

CLE credit is being applied for this session.

Please RSVP by November 11th, 2020

Member Cost: Free

Non-Member Cost: $15

Remote attendance is available.

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