8th Annual ASU-Arkfeld eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference
March 6-8, 2019

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About this event

Dates:  March 6-8, 2019
          Begins at 12:00 Noon on Wed., Mar. 6
          Ends at 12:40 on Fri., Mar. 8.
:  Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
          Arizona State University Downtown Phoenix Campus
          Beus Center for Law & Society, 111 E. Taylor St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

Now in its eighth year, this innovative conference focuses on the practical and cutting-edge issues affecting electronic information, information governance, and data analytics. Leading jurists, attorneys, and legal and technological professionals will explore a wide array of eDiscovery issues, examining established precedent and projected new challenges, current and emerging technologies, and everything in between. All of our attendees, whether new to the world of eDiscovery or hoping to increase their existing eDiscovery expertise, will find knowledge, new ideas, and valuable networking opportunities at the ASU-Arkfeld eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference!

Keynote Speakers

Hon. Xavier Rodriguez, U.S. District Court Judge, Western District of Texas

Judge Rodriguez is a former justice of the Texas Supreme Court and currently serves as U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District of Texas. Born in San Antonio, he received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, a master’s degree from the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs, and a doctor of jurisprudence degree from the University of Texas Law School. Prior to assuming the bench, he was a partner in the international law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski (now known as Norton Rose Fulbright). Judge Rodriguez is a frequent speaker on continuing legal education seminars and has authored numerous articles regarding employment law, discovery and arbitration issues.  He is the editor of Essentials of E-Discovery (TexasBarBooks 2014).  He serves as an adjunct professor of law at the St. Mary’s University School of Law.  He was elected to membership in the American Law Institute, and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Texas Bar Foundation.  In 2011 he was awarded the Rosewood Gavel Award for outstanding judicial service from the St. Mary’s University School of Law. MORE

Maura R. Grossman, University of Waterloo & Maura Grossman Law

Maura R. Grossman, J.D., Ph.D., is a Research Professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, and an Adjunct Professor both at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, and at the Georgetown University Law Center.  She also is Principal at Maura Grossman Law, an eDiscovery law and consulting firm in New York. Previously, Maura was Of Counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where, for 17 years, she advised the firm’s lawyers and clients on legal, technical, and strategic issues involving eDiscovery and information governance, both domestically and abroad.  Maura is a an influential eDiscovery lawyer most well known for her research and scholarly writings on technology-assisted review (“TAR”). MORE

Shawnna Hoffman-Childress, IBM Watson Legal

Ms. Hoffman serves as the Global Co-Leader of the IBM Cognitive Legal Practice. She is also an Automotive, Aerospace & Defense Client Partner and was certified as an IBM Thought Leader in 2015. She has one published patent for Detecting Clusters and Relationships in Large Data Sets (20180096047) and one pending patent for Method and System for Pattern-based Home Network Configuration (END820160894). She also co-authored the book “eDiscovery Plain & Simple” (ISBN-13:97814394079), is the Co-Founder of Women in eDiscovery (Founded in 2007) and the Co-Founder of Diversity in Blockchain (Founded in 2017). In 2017, Ms. Hoffman became an Advisory Board Member for Integra Ledger and became a pioneering member of the Global Legal Blockchain Consortium and the MIT Legal Forum for AI & Blockchain. Recently, she spoke at the United Nations at the Blockchain for Impact Summit and GlobalMinded on the subject “Blockchain, Financial Fuel for Sustainable Development”. In September 2018, she was appointed as Chair of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Distributed Ledger Technology and Market Infrastructure Subcommittee for the 2018 – 2020 term. Additional Info

Topics Include: 

  • Information Governance
  • U.S. and International Data Privacy
  • Legal Blockchain
  • Early Case Assessment
  • Internet of Things
  • Search and Review
  • Fabricated Evidence
  • ESI Forms
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Office 365
  • Technology-Assisted Review (TAR)
  • Cybersecurity
  • Written Discovery
  • Third-party Data Usage Policies

Last year’s event attracted over 180 attorneys, corporate counsel, law-practice support personnel, service providers, and other professionals.

*Eligible for up to 14 CLE Credits & 3 Ethics Credits