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“Data analytics” has become a ubiquitous term in today’s vernacular—in the news, in marketing materials, and everyday conversation. The term can be used to describe a broad array of ways that organizations make data-driven decisions to improve performance: health care providers improve patient care, couriers get goods to our homes more efficiently, and email providers screen spam from our mailboxes. The applications are endless.

Data analytics is also changing the practice of law. The discovery process – one of the largest expenses in litigation – involves examining large data volumes and complex databases for key facts, which can be like finding a needle in a haystack. Add increasing pressure from clients to contain legal spend, plus mitigating the risk of missing important information or inadvertently producing privileged or confidential documents, and it is more important than ever to be able to efficiently organize and review data, automate processes whenever possible, surface key facts quickly, and reuse work product.

Data analytics allows for all of that and more. It can also influence other areas of law, including cybersecurity and incident response, internal investigations, due diligence, and even transactional work such as contract management.

In this program, our panel of attorneys and technologists will explore:

  • The various types of data analytics available to lawyers and legal teams;
  • How attorneys can leverage early case assessment (ECA) and early data assessment (EDA) to control costs and better define case strategy;
  • Courts’ acceptance of the use of analytics by parties in litigation; and
  • Other legal data analytics use cases, including data culling, custodial validation, sentiment analysis, contract management, data remediation, sensitive data governance, and more.


  • Tom Thompson, Principal, Thompson Legal LLC
  • Sean Byrne, Founder, Calibrate Advisors
  • Debbie Reynolds, Director, EimerStahl Discovery Solutions, LLC
  • Martin Tully, Partner, Actuate Law LLC
  • Doug Kaminski, Managing Director, CobrATX
This program has been approved for 1.5 hours of MCLE credit in Illinois.


 Join us for a panel discussion led by Christine Payne, Kirkland & Ellis, discussing the prior Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e) how the Rule was amended and recent cases interpreting the new Rule.  The panelist also provide practical guidance and practice tips for litigators. 


-Judge Tim Baker, Southern District of Indiana

-Judge Iain Johnston, Northern District of Illinois

-Nick Kahlon, Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila

-Jeff Salling, Complete Discovery Solutions

1 hour 4 minutes.  


Jan. 26, 2017 CLE Webinar "ADR & E-Discovery." Panelists: Hon. Andrew Peck, Hon. Nan R. Nolan (Ret.), John Barkett, Jennifer Sprengel, Chris King. Registration:

Presented by the ISBA Federal Civil Practice Section and Co-Sponsored by the 7th Circuit E-Discovery Pilot Program.  Litigation occasionally involves parties of very disparate sizes, which can result in a difference between the amount of electronically-stored data in each of their possessions – and an even great difference in their resources to obtain e-discovery. The costs and logistics of e-discovery can present special problems in cases where the parties are operating on a more limited budget. View this webinar for tips and advice for these types of situations, as well as a discussion on how to find, preserve, and produce electronically-stored data.


Discovery of Social Media

On June 14, 2012, a packed house joined the Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program members for a timely and important discussion on computer-assisted review, practical tips on its use from industry experts, and recent case law.  The program featured: 

  • Keynote address: "Boldly Going Where Few Judges Have Gone Before: The Emerging Caselaw on Software-Assisted Document Review and Our Next 5 Year Mission"
    • Jason R. Baron, Director of Litigation, National Archives and Records Administration
  • Mock "Meet & Confer" on the Use of Computer Assisted Review 
    • Ralph C. Losey, Partner and National eDiscovery Counsel, Jackson Lewis LLP
    • Martin T. Tully, Partner and National eDiscovery Practice Group Chair, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
    • Karl A. Schieneman, Host, ESI Bytes podcast and Founder, ReviewLess
    • Herb L. Roitblat, Ph.D., Chief Scientist and Chief Technology Officer, Orcatec
    • Sean M. Byrne, eDiscovery Solutions Director, Axiom
  • Expert Panel Discussion: "The Technology Toolbox"
    • Maura R. Grossman, Counsel, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
    • Ralph C. Losey, Partner and National eDiscovery Counsel, Jackson Lewis LLP
    • Matthew Nelson, eDiscovery Counsel, Symantec/Clearwell
    • Herb L. Roitblat, Ph.D., Chief Scientist and Chief Technology Officer, Orcatec
    • David D. Lewis, Ph.D., Co-Founder, TREC Legal Track and Founder, David, D. Lewis Consulting
    • Jeffrey C. Sharer, Partner and Member of Electronic Discovery Task Force, Sidley Austin LLP
    • Lisa Rosen, Founder, Rosen Technology Resources
    • Tomas M. Thompson, Senior Associate and Member of Electronic Discovery Readiness & Response Group, DLA Piper LLP (US), Moderator

***Special thanks to Symantec Corporation for their sponsorship of the video of the program.***

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The Seventh Circuit Pilot Program on Electronic Discovery, in conjunction with SNR Denton and TCDI, is proud to have sponsored a webinar featuring Jonathan Redgrave.   Mr. Redgrave, a nationally recognized expert on electronic discovery, presented on “The Four P’s of E-Discovery: Preservation, Production, Privilege and Privacy.”

(Webinar originally broadcast on April 18, 2012)

Link to "The 4 P’s of eDiscovery: Proportionality, Privilege, Preservation & Privacy": 

“ESI 101” should not be missed by newcomers to ESI in the Seventh Circuit.  With a focus on technology, Greg Schodde with McAndrews Held and Malloy provides a fundamental orientation regarding the following topics:

  • Basic ESI technical terms.
  • How to assess how much ESI you might have and the devices where you may find it.
  • Basic technical concepts for collecting and searching ESI.
  • Basic technical concepts for producing ESI.

(Webinar originally broadcast on March 28, 2012.)


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