March 07, 2013

Moving Beyond Sanctions and Toward Solutions to Difficult Problems


This webcast provides an update
on current hot topics in e-discovery and the most important e-discovery developments in 2012, based on the findings of the latest of Gibson Dunn's highly acclaimed e-discovery year-end reports.


Topics will include:

  • E-Discovery Sanctions
  • The Status of Rules Reform
  • Predictive Coding and The Document Review Revolution
  • Proportionality in E-Discovery
  • Cost Shifting
  • Legal Holds and Preservation
  • Discovery of Social Media
  • Cooperation in the E-Discovery Process
  • International E-Discovery


Gareth Evans, Co-Chair of the Electronic Discovery and Information Law Practice Group, is a litigation partner Firm's Los Angeles office. He serves on the Steering Committee of the Firm's Securities Litigation Practice Group and is Co-Chair of the Accounting Litigation Subcommittee for the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation Securities Litigation Committee. His practice is focused on securities litigation and complex business litigation. Mr. Evans has significant experience in the area of electronic discovery. He is active in The Sedona Conference's® Working Group 1 (Electronic Document Retention and Production) and Working Group 6 (International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure). Mr. Evans is a frequent author on topics in the electronic discovery area.

Jennifer Rearden, Co-Chair of the Electronic Discovery and Information Law Practice Group, is a litigation partner in the Firm's New York office. She is a member of the Firm's Crisis Management Practice Group and serves on the Firm's Hiring and Compensation Committees. Ms. Rearden represents clients in complex business litigation, including securities fraud, hostile M&A, and disputes with states and municipalities, as well as internal investigations. She has argued before multiple federal and state courts and administrative bodies and has tried cases to judges and juries. Ms. Rearden's practice also frequently includes assisting clients in responding to high-profile events and evaluating legal risk, and counseling clients regarding crisis management planning and effective crisis response. Ms. Rearden is a frequent speaker and author on topics in the electronic discovery area.

Heather Richardson, a member of the Electronic Discovery and Information Law practice group, is a litigation associate in the Firm's Los Angeles office. She has advised clients on compliance with data security and privacy-related issues, including compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA"). She is also a member of the Firm's Class Action Practice Group and has successfully represented a number of clients in class actions and multi-district litigation proceedings. Ms. Richardson has represented health plans and insurers in a variety of lawsuits and government inquiries on a wide range of issues including reimbursement policy, coverage determinations, quality of care, and provider contracting. She has also represented clients in the medical device industry in antitrust and licensing disputes.

Additional Presenters:

Catherine Brewer
New York
Matthew Kahn
San Francisco
Colin Davis
Orange County
Jenna Yott
San Francisco
Elizabeth Doisy
New York
Brooke Wallace
Los Angeles