2018 UF Law E-Discovery Conference


2018 Agenda and Schedule for the UF Law E-Discovery Conference

 7:00 AM — 8:00 AM Check-In and Breakfast in the Law School Courtyard
8:00 AM – 8:05 AM

2018 UF Law E-Discovery Conference Opening

8:05AM – 8:50 AM

E-Discovery Security And Data Protection

Security of e-discovery documents includes keeping the data confidential as well as ensuring authenticity. Our panel will discuss vulnerability points and how teams are protecting e-discovery files from being altered using data security and chain of custody protocols. Don’t let your e- discovery files get hacked by internal or external actors.

Moderator: Kenya Dixon at the Federal Trade Commission


9:00AM – 9:50 AM

Getting Critical Information From The Tough Locations – Cloud, IOT, Social Media, And Smartphones!

The use of mobile devices, IoT, cloud, and social media continues to explode, making identification, preservation, and collection more difficult than ever for your commercial, personal injury, family law and other cases. Our panel will offer methods and practices for how to approach these forms of ESI in efficient and effective ways – even as they debate whether the risk and concerns associated with the various approaches. Will Google Takeout be sufficient or is a vendor required? Is Apple iTunes an adequate preservation-and-collection vehicle for data on IOS mobile devices? And how can we write a document request that will get us the critical evidence? Our panel will show and tell the secrets.

Moderator: The Honorable Amanda Arnold Sansone


10:00 AM – 10:50 AM

Checking Your Case Story Against Your Case Data: Is Your Client’s Story Accurate And Defensible?

Whether your client is the plaintiff or defendant, whether the case is a commercial dispute or a mass tort, you and your client want to assess the case as early as you can. Should I take the case? Is it a winner or a clunker? What is it worth to the client? What does the client’s data tell me? How can I find and understand the important information quickly? Join our panel to explore the tools and talents needed to get a good grip on your case from day one.

Moderator: The Honorable Mac McCoy


11:00 AM – 11:50 AM

Don’t Get Tarred and Feathered: Dealing with TAR, Keywords and AI.

The use of TAR and Analytics has flourished in the past five years since Da Silva Moore. Could these tools and techniques really replace keyword searching? Can they co-exist? Are they just a waste of time and money? This panel will explore when you use keywords, what kind of analytics are available and when other search techniques are important. How can we use both to our advantage? We have assigned our speakers to two teams (whether they liked it or not); now let’s see what they have to say!

Moderator: The Honorable William Matthewman

Team TAR:

Team Keyword:

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch and networking in the law school courtyard
1:00 PM – 1:50 PM

Tales From The E-Discovery Trenches

1:00 – 1:25

When My E-Discovery Professional Saved the Day

1:25 – 1:50

Who Shot JFK? An informative eDiscovery presentation on the JFK files

2:00 PM – 2:50 PM

Human Eyes-On Data Review: We Can’t Escape It

Even the best searches can leave thousand, tens of thousands, and even hundreds of thousand documents to review – meaning review often is the most expensive part of electronic discovery. When you have an impossibly-large number of documents to review, how can you get through them without breaking the bank? Can you turn to single instance review, thread suppression workflows, and keyword-hit-only reviews – and what are those, anyway? How do you identify and isolate privileged documents and come somewhere close to budget? Fear not, our panel will provide the keys (pun intended).

Moderator: The Honorable Patricia Barksdale


3:00 PM – 3:50 PM

Sanctions, Sanctions, Sanctions: Getting And Escaping!

The new federal rule regarding sanctions for losing ESI presents hurdles and challenges. Does the rule allow too much loose play? Is the rule an open checkbook for poor e-discovery practices? How do I make sure the hammer doesn’t fall on me? Our panel will explore what it takes to make a good sanctions motion in federal and state courts and how to defend against someone else’s.

Moderator: The Honorable Gary Jones


4:00 PM – 4:05 PM UF Law E-Discovery Distinguished Alumnus Award
4:05 PM – 5:15 PM

2018 Conference Judicial Panel

Want to make a compelling ESI argument to the court? Perhaps about search, reasonably usable formats, or inadvertent privilege production? Our judges share their perspectives from the bench.

Moderator: David Horrigan at Relativity


5:15 PM – 5:30 PM Closing Remarks
 5:30 PM — 6:30 PM Networking Reception

Attendees, students, faculty are invited to attend our networking