QuisLex, a premier offshore provider of legal support services, announced today that its Executive Director of Litigation Services, Andrew Goodman, will participate in a panel discussion entitled “This House Believes That Manual Review Is Not the Holy Grail: The Pros and Cons of Technology-Assisted Review” at the upcoming IQPC Information Governance & eDiscovery Strategy Exchange in Munich, Germany. The session will take place on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 5:15 pm. at the Hilton Munich Park Hotel.
Technology-assisted review is gaining traction after receiving judicial approval in several landmark cases this year. In a recent eDiscovery Journal survey, approximately one-third of respondents acknowledged using predictive coding; another 28% of those not yet employing this technology plan to do so within the next year.
“The recent decisions in the U.S. regarding predictive coding highlight the benefits of using technology to help review large volumes of electronically stored information,” said Goodman. “However, the defensibility of a party’s approach to document review will depend ultimately on a combination of the effective use of technology, overall substantive management of the review and the quality control mechanisms that are employed.”
Goodman will be part of a panel of distinguished judges and thought leaders that includes Judge James Francis, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Southern District of New York; Master Steven Whitaker, Senior Master of the Senior Courts in the Queen’s Bench Division, The Royal Courts of Justice; and Katey Wood, Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. Vivian Tero, Program Director, Governance, Risk & Compliance Infrastructure, IDC will moderate. The panel will divide into two teams to debate the pros and cons of technology-assisted review compared to manual review. The panel will also field questions from the audience, inviting them to participate in the debate and gain a better understanding of predictive coding’s methodology, costs, potential ROI, and results.
The Information Governance & eDiscovery Strategy Exchange offers general counsel and heads of e-discovery, litigation, records management, and compliance departments an opportunity to share best practices and network with other leaders in a customized format. “We are especially pleased to be participating in this event as companies and law firms in the E.U. and U.K. are increasingly engaging QuisLex to help them deal with large volumes of data,” added Goodman. “This event provides a great opportunity to expand our presence in this key market.”
The conference will be held November 27-29, 2012 in Munich. To learn more about the conference, please visit ediscovery-exchange.com/.
About Andrew Goodman
Andrew has over 16 years of experience actively managing and supervising large-scale, complex document reviews in numerous industries and practice areas. He has trained multiple large teams on document review and creating privilege logs and is currently responsible for spearheading QuisLex’s litigation training programs. He also manages key aspects of QuisLex’s client and vendor relationships. Andrew frequently speaks on topics related to e-discovery and legal project management. He received his J.D. and M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and earned a B.A. with honors from the University of Michigan.
A premier, pure-play, legal support services provider with offices in New York, Chicago, and Hyderabad (India), QuisLex (quislex.com) was founded by attorneys from Skadden Arps, Shearman & Sterling, and Sidley Austin. Our growth over the last eight years from three to over 550 permanent employees has been fueled almost entirely by repeat work from existing clients and client references. We focus exclusively on providing complex and specialized legal support services, such as early case assessment and document review for litigation, contract review and management, and M&A services, to our litigation and corporate clients, which include Fortune 500 companies, leading US and international law firms, and large financial institutions.