RenewData, a full-service eDiscovery provider that offers the industry’s broadest spectrum of review acceleration solutions, today announced that registration is now open for its webinar titled “Unique eDiscovery Challenges in Financial Services.” The webinar, scheduled for October 23 at 1 pm. ET, will feature panelists Ron Hedges, former U.S. Magistrate Judge, Susan Nielsen Hammond, Ops & Tech Legal Support for Regions Financial - Technology BDS, Andy Kraftsow, Chief Scientist for RenewData and Hope Swancy-Haslam, Director of Market Development for RenewData.
Not all eDiscovery is the same and this is particularly true in the financial services arena where timeframes are constrained, datasets are broad, and the stakes are especially high. The highly regulated segment often suffers from serial litigations, no standardization of eDiscovery workflow, budget uncertainty and the potential to incur steep penalties if there is a failure to adhere to policies.
The panelists will discuss which review acceleration solutions are well suited for financial services, as well as:
• Specific and unique eDiscovery challenges your peers are facing.
• How technology-assisted review can save you 70-80% in time and costs.
• Alternatives that are available for technology-assisted review and how to choose the best alternative for each distinct challenge.
• Best practices for leveraging technology-assisted review (including building effective seed sets).
There is no charge for this webinar. All attorneys and legal technology professionals are invited to attend.
About the Speakers
Ronald J. Hedges is of counsel to Corodemus & Corodemus and is the principal of Ronald J. Hedges, LLC. He has extensive experience in eDiscovery and in the management of complex litigation and has served as a special master, arbitrator and mediator. He also consults on management and discovery of electronically stored information (ESI). Mr. Hedges was a United States Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey from 1986 to 2007. While a magistrate judge, he was the Compliance Judge for the Court Mediation Program, a member of the Lawyers Advisory Committee, and both a member of and reporter for the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee. From 2001 to 2005 he was a member of the Advisory Group of Magistrate Judges. Mr. Hedges was an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University School, where he taught mediation skills. He was an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and remains an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law—Newark. He taught a course on electronic discovery and evidence at both these schools. He was a Fellow at the Center for Information Technology of Princeton University for 2010-11 and 2011-12. Mr. Hedges is also a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas. Mr. Hedges is admitted to the bars of the District of Columbia, New Jersey, New York and Texas. He is also admitted to the bars of various courts of the United States.
Susan Nielsen Hammond leads Records and eDiscovery Operations for Regions Financial. Most recently she has served as Senior Compliance Counsel and Associate General Counsel for Regions Bank Operations. Ms. Hammond has experience in bibliographic archive application development and data migration management (Sirsi-Dynix), and in retrospective conversions and data remediation for million-volume library collections (Texas Tech University). She is licensed to practice in New York, Alabama and Arkansas. She earned her J.D. from Samford University, Cumberland School of Law and her MLIS in Library Automation and her B.A. from the University of Alabama.
Andy Kraftsow leads RenewData’s efforts to develop groundbreaking technologies. He spearheaded the company's efforts to build the Vestigate legal review solution, which remains an integral piece of the company’s language-based analytics portfolio. Trained as a mathematician (and a CPA) Kraftsow is one of the pioneers of networked (VPN and Internet) business applications. His specialty has been in the field of information analysis using various aspects of applied mathematics.
Hope Swancy-Haslam, J.D., director of analytics market development at RenewData, has more than a decade of experience in eDiscovery technology and legal education. She regularly hosts CLE presentations tackling subjects that range from eDiscovery basics to complex and in-depth examinations of the latest legal developments. Ms. Swancy-Haslam is responsible for educational outreach related to eDiscovery and content analytics. A published author and the former publisher of ALM’s Texas Lawyer, she has supervised the development of many highly respected practice guides and treatises for attorneys.
RenewData (renewdata.com) is a full-service eDiscovery provider that helps corporations and law firms achieve significant time and cost savings, attain a high level of defensibility and reliability, and easily manage multiple projects for legal, regulatory and investigative matters. The company has a deep history building and applying advanced technology for eDiscovery, and has a particular expertise in review acceleration, delivering the industry’s broadest spectrum of solutions to expedite analysis of large collections of data. Of particular note, RenewData’s Language-Based Analytics offering uniquely accelerates review without relying on artificial intelligence, delivering dramatic savings with a high level of transparency and insight into reviewer decisions. For more information call 888.811.3789.