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E-Discovery and Its Impact on Corporate Governance and Litigation Topic of April 2 Symposium

Multidisciplinary symposium will help businesses deal with electronic-discovery obligations

March 16, 2009 – 
The Rutgers Business Law Journal, a student-run journal at Rutgers School of Law–Newark, has assembled some of the foremost judges, lawyers, in-house experts, and litigation support professionals to speak on Thursday, April 2, at  “A Symposium on E-Discovery and Its Impact on Corporate Governance and Litigation.” The multidisciplinary event is designed to help businesses prepare for electronic-discovery readiness, contain costs, reduce risk, and streamline the burdens imposed by e-discovery obligations. 

There is no charge to attend the symposium but advance registration is required as seating is limited. Visit http://businesslaw.newark.rutgers.edu/2009Symposium.html to register and for complete program details.

What “A Symposium on E-Discovery and Its Impact on Corporate Governance and Litigation” 

Welcome: Jack L. Zatz ’09, Symposium Director, Rutgers Business Law Journal (9:30 am)

Introductory Comments: The Hon. Edwin H. Stern, Presiding Judge of Administration, New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division (9:40 am)

Panel I: E-Discovery 101 (9:55 – 11:10 am)
Professor Carlos E. González, Rutgers School of Law–Newark, moderator
The Hon. Claire C. Cecchi, U.S.M.J., U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
The Hon. Michael A. Shipp, U.S.M.J., U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Brett M. Anders, Esq., Partner, Jackson Lewis LLP
Steven C. Bennett, Esq., Partner, Jones Day, and Rutgers Adjunct Professor of E-Discovery

Panel II: Litigation Readiness & Responsiveness (11:25 am – 12:40 pm)
Fernando M. Pinguelo, Esq., Partner/Co-Chair, E-Discovery Group, Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Seton Hall Adjunct Professor of E-Discovery, moderator
Allison L. Brecher, Esq., Senior Litigation Counsel and Director of Information Management & Strategy, Marsh & McLennan Companies
Terri L. Reicher, Esq., Associate Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.
Angelo A. Stio III, Esq., Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP
Regina M. Grattan, Esq., Counsel, Becton, Dickinson and Company

Lunch & Keynote Address: James A. Batson, Esq., Partner, Liddle & Robinson, LL.P., “The Zubulake Opinions – How luck and lawyering led to justice” (12:40 – 1:45 pm)

Panel III: IT 101 (1:45 – 3 pm)
Kenneth N. Rashbaum, Esq., Director, FIOS, Inc., moderator
Kenneth A. Mendelson, JD, CISSP, Managing Director, Stroz Friedberg, LLC
Adam I. Cohen, Senior Managing Director – Technology, FTI Consulting, Inc., and Rutgers Adjunct Professor of E-Discovery
Rob Kleeger, Managing Director, The Intelligence Group, LLC
Richard J. Wolf, Esq., Founder and Chief Executive, Lexakos, L.L.P. 

Closing Comments: Alex Rasi ’09, Editor-in-Chief, Rutgers Business Law Journal (3 pm)

When 8:30 am – 3:15 pm, Thursday, April 2, 2009
Where Rutgers School of Law–Newark