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4th Annual Sedona Conference Institute Program on Getting Ahead of the eDiscovery Curve to be Held March 25-26 in Philadelphia


Sedona, AZ, USA, January 4, 2010 -- The Sedona Conference® announces that registration is now open for the fourth annual Sedona Conference® InstituteSM Program, entitled “Getting Ahead of the eDiscovery Curve,” to be held at the Westin Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia, PA on Thursday and Friday, March 25 and 26, 2010. The faculty for conference will feature United States Magistrate Judges John M. Facciola, Paul Grimm, and Craig B. Shaffer. Also on the faculty are former in-house counsels from BASF, Verizon, and General Motors, along with current in-house counsels from the National Archives and Records Administration, BP America, and Fannie Mae. Rounding out the faculty will be plaintiff and defense attorneys and litigation support managers from several national law firms.

The program will start with a roundup of the most recent case law, state rules amendments, and local federal rules developments. Panels will focus on achieving proportional discovery through the meet and confer process; preservation, legal holds and “not reasonably accessible” ESI; negotiating search protocols; privilege issues under Federal Rule of Evidence 502; ethical issues surrounding the disclosure of metadata; and shifting roles and responsibilities for legal department staff in a new economic environment. The program will close with roundtable discussions by in-house counsel on practical strategies for meeting judicial expectations while reducing costs and by judges providing the “view from the bench” of effective and efficient eDiscovery.

Registration is $1195/person, $1095/person if two or more from the same firm register at the same time. Registration for the program limited to 150 persons. To register, or to view the complete agenda and faculty bios, go to and click on the program title, or call 1-866-860-6600.


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