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Deep Dive into Generative AI with eDiscovery Experts

March 19, 2024 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

HaystackID Sponsored EDRM Virtual Workshop

[Virtual Workshop] Deep Dive into Generative AI with eDiscovery Experts

Generative AI: two words that legal technologists can’t seem to escape. Some professionals even wonder: are the robots coming from our jobs? The simple answer is no. The not-so-simple answer? This technology will change what we do, how we do it, and the speed at which we execute.

Generative AI: two words that legal technologists can’t seem to escape. Some professionals even wonder: are the robots coming from our jobs? The simple answer is no. The not-so-simple answer? This technology will change what we do, how we do it, and the speed at which we execute.

Generative AI is here to stay, so let’s throw generalities aside and get the inside scoop on AI from the experts who know it best. HaystackID is sponsoring an upcoming Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) workshop where leaders will get into the nitty-gritty behind generative AI’s:

  • Potential use cases
  • Current limitations
  • Strategies for applying this technology to your daily workflow

“In the last year and a half, we’ve seen generative AI go through the peak of its hype phase. Through that evolution, exceptionally smart and talented people have worked hard to bring this technology’s strengths to users. In 2024, we’re starting to see the first real fruits of those serious efforts,” said workshop panelist John Brewer, Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer, HaystackID, in a recent press release.

Getting into Generative AI’s Specifics

This event isn’t your run-of-the-mill technical workshop where speakers talk incessantly at attendees. Instead, EDRM invites participants to share their personal experiences with generative AI—from its strengths to pitfalls—so we can learn from each other and expand our understanding of what’s in store for legal tech’s future.

The workshop’s moderator, Mary Bennett, EDRM’s Senior Director of Content and Community Initiatives, said, “This workshop is intended to allow e-discovery pros from speakers to attendees to engage in a collaborative discussion. With generative AI, we’re all figuring out what this technology means for how we can uplevel what we do. The more we can share ideas, the better equipped we’ll all be to excel in our roles.”

Whether you’re a tech wizard or AI-curious, this engaging discussion will benefit all attendees as we cut through the buzz and dive into how AI is shaking things up.

If you cannot attend the virtual workshop live, HaystackID will publish the on-demand version on the HaystackID Insights page following the event.

Expert Panelists

+ Mary Bennett
Senior Director, Content and Community Initiative, EDRM
Director, Content Marketing, HaystackID

Mary Bennett, HaystackID’s Director of Content Marketing, focuses on the power of storytelling to educate the legal technology industry on pressing issues impacting practitioners. With nearly 10 years of content marketing experience, Bennett joined HaystackID after working at an agency to help B2B tech startups grow their marketing engines through content that drove audiences through the marketing funnel.

Before her agency experience, Bennett worked at Chicago-based Relativity as a Senior Producer on the Brand Programs team. She was a founding member, host, and producer of Relativity’s Stellar Women program and producer of the company’s documentary series, On the Merits. In her role, Bennett crafted and socialized important stories that elevated the eDiscovery community and illustrated technology’s potential to make a substantial impact.

+ John Brewer
Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer and Chief Data Scientist, HaystackID

John Brewer has worked with HaystackID since 2015 and now serves as the Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer and the Chief Data Scientist. In his role as CAIO, Brewer guides the company’s integration of artificial intelligence and generative AI within the legal technology sector, capitalizing on his remarkable two decades of AI experience.

He has been pivotal in the adoption of large-scale technology-assisted review, developing the suite of AI-based machine learning tools that power HaystackID’s review process, driving loss prevention, and ensuring unparalleled efficiency – most notably, Protect Analytics, the company’s exclusive set of technologies and processes that allow client data set analysis for sensitive information including personally identifiable information and protected health information, as well as data breach code anomalies. Brewer’s approach avoids opportunistic trends, centering instead on thoroughly researched AI solutions that are in line with the client’s real needs and ethical standards. Brewer’s deep understanding of decades of AI capabilities distinguishes him as an exceptional leader and innovator.

+ David R. Cohen
Partner, Reed Smith, LLP

David Cohen is the chair of Reed Smith’s Records & E-Discovery (RED) Group and a member of the Emerging Technologies group. A Harvard Law graduate with more than 35 years of commercial litigation experience, Cohen serves as eDiscovery counsel and information governance counsel to some of the top companies in the world. He also represents clients in complex litigation matters and counsels companies of all sizes on information governance and litigation readiness issues.

Cohen has been recognized individually by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, and Who’s Who Legal as a top eDiscovery lawyer and litigator. He has also received a Law 2.0 “Outstanding Leadership” award in 2022 and the Legal Intelligencer Pennsylvania “Innovator of the Year” award in 2023. In addition to individual recognition, the 70+ lawyer RED Group that he leads has been recognized by Chambers and Legal 500 as a leading eDiscovery practice.

+ Maura R. Grossman
Principal, Maura Grossman Law
Research Professor, School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo

Maura Grossman is a Research Professor in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo, an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, and an affiliate faculty member at the Vector Institute of Artificial Intelligence, all in Ontario, Canada, as well as an eDiscovery attorney and consultant in Buffalo, New York. Previously, Grossman was of counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where for 17 years, she represented Fortune 100 companies and major financial services institutions in civil actions and white-collar criminal and regulatory investigations and advised the firm’s lawyers and clients on legal, technical, and strategic issues involving eDiscovery and information governance, both domestically and abroad.

Grossman is a well-known and influential eDiscovery lawyer. She is described in Who’s Who Litigation 2015 E-Discovery Analysis as “‘sensational’ according to her peers and . . . a ‘go-to’ in the area.” Chambers & Partners USA 2015 Litigation: E-Discovery described her as “the best-known person in the area of technology-assisted review, a superstar among superstars.”

Grossman’s scholarly work on TAR, most notably, Technology-Assisted Review in E-Discovery Can Be More Effective and More Efficient Than Exhaustive Manual Review, published in the Richmond Journal of Law and Technology in 2011, has been widely cited in case law, both in the U.S. and elsewhere.

+ Mary Mack
CEO, Chief Legal Technologist, EDRM

Mary Mack leads the EDRM, a project-based organization, and is the former Executive Director of a certification organization. Mack is known for her skills in relationship and community building as well as for the depth of her eDiscovery knowledge. Frequently sought out by media for comment on industry issues, and by conference organizers to participate, moderate a panel, lead a workshop or deliver a keynote. Mack is the author of A Process of Illumination: The Practical Guide to Electronic Discovery, considered by many to be the first popular book on eDiscovery.

She is the co-editor of the Thomson Reuters West Treatise: eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel. Mack was also recently honored to be included in the book; 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cyber Crime published by Cyber Ventures in May 2019. Mack has been certified in data forensics and telephony. Mack’s security certifications include the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and the CIAM, Certified Identity and Access Manager.

+ Kaylee Walstad
Chief Strategy Officer, EDRM

Kaylee Walstad leads the global project-based organization and is the former VP of client engagement at a certification organization. Walstad is known for her role in building communities, uniting people and companies across the globe, and brand amplification for partners through social media and events. She is a frequent public speaker on a variety of topics from personal development to the nuances of eDiscovery. She has a broad background in eDiscovery and skills that uniquely position her to provide insight into the challenges faced by the end-users of eDiscovery services and technology and the organizations serving them.

Walstad has extensive expertise in developing cross-organizational discovery strategies for large litigation and investigations and is a Certified Identity Management Professional (CIMP).

About EDRM

Empowering the global leaders of e-discovery, the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) creates practical global resources to improve e-discovery, privacy, security, and information governance. Since 2005, EDRM has delivered leadership, standards, tools, guides, and test datasets to strengthen best practices throughout the world. EDRM has an international presence in 145 countries, spanning 6 continents. EDRM provides an innovative support infrastructure for individuals, law firms, corporations, and government organizations seeking to improve the practice and provision of data and legal discovery with 19 active projects.

About HaystackID®

HaystackID solves complex data challenges related to legal, compliance, regulatory, and cyber events. Core offerings include Global Advisory, Data Discovery Intelligence, HaystackID Core® Platform, and AI-enhanced Global Managed Review powered by its proprietary platform, ReviewRight®. Repeatedly recognized as one of the world’s most trusted legal industry providers by prestigious publishers such as Chambers, Gartner, IDC, and Legaltech News, HaystackID implements innovative cyber discovery, enterprise solutions, and legal and compliance offerings to leading companies and legal practices around the world. HaystackID offers highly curated and customized offerings while prioritizing security, privacy, and integrity. For more information about how HaystackID can help solve unique legal enterprise needs, please visit HaystackID.com.