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Editor’s Note: Heads up, legal tech enthusiasts! The EDRM is rolling out something you won’t want to miss on March 19: a deep-dive workshop all about Generative AI and its game-changing role in eDiscovery. Forget the usual dry and technical spiel; this is your ticket to understanding how AI is really shaking things up in our world. With a superstar lineup featuring the likes of Dr. Maura R. Grossman, John Brewer, and David R. Cohen, plus EDRM’s own Mary Mack and Kaylee Walstad, steered by the ever-engaging Mary Bennett, we’re in for a real treat. This isn’t just another meeting; it’s a chance to get the inside scoop on Generative AI from the people who know it best. Whether you’re a tech wizard or just AI-curious, this workshop is about cutting through the buzz and getting down to what Generative AI means for the future of legal tech. Mark your calendars; this is going to be good!

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EDRM’s Upcoming Workshop: A Deep Dive into Generative AI and eDiscovery

ComplexDiscovery Staff

Mark your calendars for March 19 because the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) is hosting a virtual gathering about cutting through the AI hype and getting down to its real impact on eDiscovery. This virtual workshop isn’t just another dry, academic meeting; it’s set to be a dynamic conversation with some of the sharpest minds in legal tech.

Leading the charge are some true luminaries in the field, with Dr. Maura R. Grossman, John Brewer from HaystackID, and David R. Cohen of Reed Smith LLP first on the roster. They’ll share the virtual stage with EDRM’s Mary Mack and Kaylee Walstad, with Mary Bennett as moderator. They’re the kind of speakers who don’t just know their stuff—they know how to make it interesting, too.

The agenda of the upcoming workshop promises to tackle the big questions. How will Generative AI change the game for cybersecurity experts, who are always looking for better ways to fend off threats and protect sensitive data? What about its impact in the trenches of information governance for those who could use AI to streamline data management and stay on the right side of compliance? And what about process paradigm shifts for legal discovery professionals who might find Generative AI indispensable for sifting through evidence and simplifying their search for the truth?

As the workshop unfolds, expect these experts to cut through the jargon and give it to you straight. There’ll be talk of AI’s potential to transform eDiscovery from top to bottom, but also a healthy dose of reality about the limitations and ethical considerations we must consider.

With Mary Bennett at the helm as moderator, the conversation will be engaging, insightful, and perhaps even provocative. After all, things are bound to get interesting when dealing with a topic as hot as AI in legal tech.

So, whether you’re a cybersecurity guru, a wizard of information governance, or a legal discovery ace, this EDRM workshop will have something for everyone. It’s about peeking over the horizon to see what’s coming next in the world of legal tech and eDiscovery—straight from the experts helping shape that future.

“Generative AI is about to take eDiscovery into uncharted territory, and we’re here to map it out,” says Kaylee Walstad, Chief Strategy Officer of the EDRM, giving us just a taste of the thought-provoking discourse.

With an event like this, EDRM isn’t just looking ahead; it’s leading the charge into a future where AI and eDiscovery go hand in hand. So, get ready for a workshop that’s as informative as it is engaging—where the future of legal tech isn’t just discussed, it’s being written.

UPDATED: On-Demand Workshop Recording

[EDRM Virtual Workshop] Embracing Generative AI: A Deep Dive Workshop for eDiscovery Professionals

  • Date: March 19, 2024
  • Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM ET

Sponsored by HaystackID

Expert Panelists

John Brewer serves as the Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer and Chief Data Scientist at HaystackID. With a tenure starting in 2015, Brewer has over two decades of experience as a software engineer and information technologist. His career has spanned roles with Fortune 500 companies, focusing on eDiscovery, data migration, and information stewardship. Before his current role, Brewer was pivotal at BackOffice Associates (now Syniti), advocating for data’s value in enterprise businesses and developing data-driven approaches for global firms. He founded Deep Core Data LLC in 2014, offering his expertise to data-centric firms. Brewer’s work at HaystackID exemplifies his commitment to integrating advanced internet technologies into eDiscovery and incident response markets.

Maura R. Grossman is a distinguished figure in eDiscovery, holding positions as a Research Professor at the University of Waterloo, an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, and an eDiscovery attorney and consultant in New York. Her career at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz spanned 17 years, during which she advised on eDiscovery and information governance. Grossman is renowned for her work on technology-assisted review (TAR), significantly impacting case law in the U.S. and internationally. Her contributions have been recognized by The American Lawyer, ABA Journal, and various other accolades, reflecting her pioneering role in legal technology and eDiscovery.

David Cohen, with over 35 years of commercial litigation experience, leads the Records & eDiscovery Group at Reed Smith and is a member of the Emerging Technologies group. A Harvard Law graduate, Cohen is recognized as a top eDiscovery lawyer and litigator, having received numerous awards for his work in eDiscovery and information governance. He chairs the EDRM Project Trustees and has played a significant role in developing the eDiscovery Special Masters program, showcasing his leadership in legal technology innovation.

Mary Mack, CEO and Chief Legal Technologist of EDRM, is acclaimed for her expertise in eDiscovery and community building within the legal tech industry. Author of “A Process of Illumination,” Mack’s contributions span across industry commentary, keynote speaking, and educational initiatives. Her certifications in data forensics and security underscore her deep knowledge and commitment to advancing eDiscovery practices.

Kaylee Walstad, as the Chief Strategy Officer of EDRM, is recognized for her impactful work in building global communities and advancing eDiscovery education and practices. Her extensive background and certifications position her as a leading voice in the eDiscovery field, contributing valuable insights into the challenges and developments within the industry.

Mary Bennett, the Director of Content Marketing at HaystackID and Senior Director of Content and Community Initiatives at EDRM, is known for her creative and engaging approach to content strategy in the eDiscovery space. Bennett’s experience with Relativity and other organizations highlights her ability to craft compelling stories and foster community engagement, enhancing the visibility and understanding of eDiscovery challenges and solutions.

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