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TAR for the Real World: Practical Problems, Pragmatic Solutions

October 10, 2013 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Kirkland & Ellis, New York City

TAR for the Real World: Practical Problems, Pragmatic Solutions

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Program Description

E-discovery professionals call 2012 the year of technology-assisted review (TAR). That makes 2013 the year we adapt TAR to the realities of modern litigation. In the final analysis, TAR has to work in the real world as well as the courtroom.

In the real world of e-discovery review, challenges don't just come from the explosion of data, but also from the constraints imposed by rolling collections, tight deadlines, and the need to start review right now.

Our panel of e-discovery experts will take on the tough questions you won't hear in the Introductory TAR sessions:

  • How do I deal with real world problems like rolling uploads, endless random documents and the need to wait for an expert? 
  • How do I decide when I have enough responsive documents; what are the courts requiring? 
  • How do I know if the black box worked and what kind of proof do I need?
  • What role do Magistrates play and how much transparency is required? 
  • How much money can I save over linear review; what kinds of cases are suitable and what are the economics of TAR?

We will also take a look at TAR for information governance, investigations, productions and for other uses. 


Monica BayMonica Bay
Editor-in-Chief, Law Technology News Magazine

Monica has been editor-in-chief of Law Technology News magazine since 1998, and with ALM since 1985. She now oversees all of LTN's print and web operations. Her monthly podcast, Law Technology Now, can be found at

A frequent speaker, Monica has been quoted in numerous media, including The New York Times and Southwest Spirit magazine. Since 2004, LTN (and sister publications Law Firm Inc. and Small Firm Business) have won 50 awards for editorial excellence, from American Business Media, the American Society of Business Publications Editors, the Trade Association Business Publications International, and others. Monica has also won awards from the Associated Press, Sigma Delta Chi, and the American Bar Association, and was named as one of the inaugural 2011 FastCase 50 “most interesting, provocative, and courageous innovators” in legal technology.

Monica previously was based in San Francisco, where she was senior editor of ALM's The Recorder newspaper and Counsel Connect online service. Long active in cyberspace, she helped The Late Show with David Letterman establish its first website on America Online.


Jason R. BaronJason R. Baron, Esq.
Co-Founder, TREC Legal Track
Former Co-Chair, Sedona WG1 on Electronic Document Retention and Production

During the past 13 years as Director of Litigation at the National Archives and Records Administration, Jason has received international recognition as a speaker and author on the subject of e-discovery and electronic recordkeeping. Previously, he served as a trial lawyer and senior counsel at the Department of Justice, serving as lead counsel on landmark cases involving the preservation of White House email.

Jason's service to The Sedona Conference has included being appointed Co-Chair of the steering committee to the Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production, and serving as editor in chief on three Sedona commentaries. Jason co-founded the TREC Legal Track, and has been a principal organizer of the DESI (Discovery of ESI) international workshop series. Among his many awards during his years in public service, he was the 2011 recipient of the prestigious Emmett Leahy Award, an international honor recognizing career achievements in records and information management. Jason is an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Maryland, a member of the Georgetown Advanced E-Discovery Institute advisory board, and served in 2012-2013 on the Board of Directors of ARMA International. Jason received his degrees from Wesleyan University and the Boston University School of Law.


Clifton DuttonClifton C. Dutton
Senior Vice President, Director of Strategies and E-Discovery, AIG Legal Operations Center

Clifton is Senior Vice President & Director of Strategies and E-Discovery in the Legal Operations Center of AIG. In addition to managing panels of non-law firm legal services vendors used by AIG Corporate and AIG Property Casualty Claims, his group is responsible for designing and implementing Alternative Dispute Resolution and Alternative Fee Arrangement programs.

Prior to joining AIG in 2012, Clifton led Dutton LLC, the e-discovery process management consulting firm founded in 2006. He has served as a board member for both private and NASDAQ-listed companies. While he was EVP & CTO at Ibis Consulting, he served as national technical editor of EDRM-I.


Conor CrowleyConor R. Crowley Esq.
Principal, Crowley Law Office

Conor is the founder of Crowley Law Office, providing clients with advice in all areas of information governance: e-discovery readiness and responsiveness, records and information management and data privacy. Conor is the Chair of The Sedona Conference Working Group on Best Practices for Electronic Document Retention and Production and Editor-in-Chief of The Sedona Conference Commentary on Proportionality in E-Discovery as well as numerous Sedona publications.


John TredennickJohn Tredennick, Esq.
Founder and CEO, Catalyst Repository Systems

John is the founder of a leading, multi-language e-discovery cloud provider with offices and data centers in the United States and Japan. A litigation partner with Holland & Hart, John has written or edited five books and countless articles on litigation and technology issues.

In 2013, John was named one of the top six "e-discovery trailblazers" by the American Lawyer. He was also named one of the "Top 100 Global Technology Leaders" by London's CityTech magazine and to the initial FastCase 50, which recognizes 50 of the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders in the law. He served as Chair of the ABA Law Practice Management Section and Editor-in-chief of its flagship magazine.


Jeremy PickensJeremy Pickens, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist, Catalyst Repository Systems

Jeremy is one of the world's leading search scientists and a pioneer in the field of collaborative exploratory search. He has six patents pending in the field of search and information retrieval, including two for collaborative exploratory search systems. Jeremy earned his master's and doctoral degrees at the University of Massachusetts Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval. He conducted his post-doctoral work at King's College, London, on a joint grant with Goldsmiths University of London.

At Catalyst, Jeremy researches and develops methods of using collaborative search to achieve more intelligent and precise results in e-discovery search and review. He also studies other ways to enhance search and review within the Catalyst system. Before joining Catalyst, Jeremy spent five years as a research scientist at FX Palo Alto Lab, where his major research themes included video search and collaborative exploratory search.


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