The Ninth Annual ASU-Arkfeld eDiscovery, Law and Technology Conference will be held March 11-12, 2020

This highly engaging conference focuses on the practical and emerging issues affecting the practice of law in the digital age. Leading jurists, attorneys, and technologists will walk you through the latest cutting-edge issues in eDiscovery, information governance, privacy, security, and new forms of electronically-stored information. All who participate—whether new to eDiscovery or building on their expertise—will find valuable knowledge and networking opportunities.

Conference co-chair Robert Singleton, director of eDiscovery and data management for Squire Patton Boggs, and ASU Law Professor Gary Marchant, faculty director of ASU's Center for Law, Science and Innovation, discuss how the conference helps legal professionals keep up with the latest technologies and best practices on AZ PBS news show "Arizona Horizon" with host Ted Simmons.

Featured Speakers in 2020

2020 Judicial Keynote

Hon. Joy Conti U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

Judge Conti is a federal district judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Prior to her appointment, she was a shareholder with the Pittsburgh office of Buchanan Ingersoll, Professional Corporation now Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney (“Buchanan”), and prior to joining Buchanan she was a partner with Kirkpatrick, Lockhart, Johnson & Hutchison, now known as K&L Gates LLP. Judge Conti was a Professor of Law at Duquesne University and taught courses on civil procedure, corporations, corporate finance, corporate reorganizations and bankruptcy.

She has written and lectured on eDiscovery and is a member of the prestigious American Law Institute and the American College of Bankruptcy. Judge Conti is a summa cum laude graduate of the Duquesne University School of Law, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Duquesne Law Review. 

2020 Technology Keynote

Joel Wallenstrom  CEO & President, Wickr

Joel Wallenstrom is the CEO & President of Wickr and a world-renowned information security expert. Joel has led top white hat hacker teams responding to some of the most high profile incidents in the past 20 years. Under his executive guidance Wickr has since pivoted the company from solely offering a free consumer product to a robust enterprise compliance ready, secure collaboration platform used by the Fortune 500 and top federal organizations. Prior to joining Wickr, Joel co-founded iSEC Partners, one of the world’s leading information security research teams, later acquired by the NCC Group. Joel also served as the Director for Strategic Alliances at a security company later acquired by Symantec.

Maura R. Grossman

University of waterloo

Hon. Xavier Rodriguez

U.S. District Court Judge, Western Distict of Texas

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Hon. Kristen L. Mix

U.S. Magistrate Judge, District of Colorado

What people are saying

Of all the conference options available, ASU Arkfeld stands head and shoulders above the others. Simple, honest, and direct, it is about good lawyering at the intersection of law and technology.
Bil Kellermann
Hanson bridgett LLP
This is the event to attend to learn practical tips on how to do better discovery and what the future holds.
Kelly Twigger
ESI attorneys


Learn with us

Nearly two hundred attorneys and other legal professionals will gather this March at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona, to learn eDiscovery best practices and gain insights from the nation’s leading judges, practitioners, and technology experts.

Come be a part of this thriving, nationwide community of professionals learning and sharing how technology is dramatically changing the practice of law.

Eligible for up to 12 hours of CLE, including up to 2 hours of Ethics.*

To learn more, contact Josh Abbott, Executive Director, ASU Center for Law, Science and Innovation

*The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 12 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.