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E-Discovery Case Law: Sanction Cases You Need to Know

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E-Discovery sanctions. Two dreaded words that will get any attorney's attention. In this CLE program, learn what e-discovery sanction cases you need to know to keep your organization protected and out of the headlines.

Topics include:

  • 3 noteworthy e-discovery sanction cases and how to prevent the mistakes made
  • Trends surrounding e-discovery sanction cases
  • Tips from an experienced panel that includes legal professionals in variety of roles (in-house, law firm, judiciary)

Lecturer Bios

Hon. Joy Conti

The Honorable Joy Flowers Conti was born in Kane, Pennsylvania on December 7, 1948. She graduated from Duquesne University in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts, and was awarded a J.D. degree summa cum laude from Duquesne University School of Law in 1973. She was Editor-In-Chief of the Duquesne Law Review. After graduation from law school, she served as a law clerk to Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Louis L. Mandrino (deceased). In 1974, she was the first woman lawyer to be hired by Kirkpatrick, Lockhart, Johnson & Hutchinson, now known as Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, LLP. In 1976 she accepted a position as a member of the faculty of Duquesne University School of Law. She became a tenured professor of law at Duquesne University School of Law and taught courses in civil procedure, corporations, corporate finance, corporate reorganizations and bankruptcy. In 1982, she returned to private practice with Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, and became a partner in 1983. In 1996, she joined Buchanan Ingersoll Professional Corporation as a shareholder. She concentrated her practice on bankruptcy, creditors' and debtors' rights, healthcare, general corporate and nonprofit corporation law. She has authored and lectured on bankruptcy and corporate law.

She is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Women's Bar Association of Western Pennsylvania, the Federal Bar Association and the American Inns of Court – University of Pittsburgh Chapter. She is a former president of the Allegheny County Bar Association and former chair of the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers’ Section. She also served as secretary and a trustee of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation. She was a Governor-at-Large of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and was the chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section. She served in the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association, and she is currently serving in the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s House of Delegates. She was a co-chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Task Force on Legal Services for the Poor, Part II. She was listed in The Best Lawyers in America while in practice and is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law.

She is a member of the American Law Institute and the American Judicature Society. She is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, the American Bar Foundation, the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation and the Allegheny County Bar Foundation. She was president of the Historical Society of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She has also served on numerous non-profit boards throughout her career. In 2002, she received the Outstanding Leadership Award in Support of Legal Services given by Pennsylvania Legal Services. In 1995, she was the second recipient of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Anne X. Alpern Award, which annually recognizes one outstanding woman lawyer or judge. Also in 1995, she received the Vectors/Pittsburgh Award for Woman of the Year in Law and Government. In 1993, she received the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh Tribute to Women Award for Professionals and the Allegheny County Bar Association's Pro Bono Award. In 1981, she was recognized as one of the 10 Outstanding Young Women in America and as the Outstanding Young Woman in Pennsylvania. She is married to Anthony T. Conti and they have three children.

Bob Rohlf, Esq.

Director, E-Discovery Strategies, Exterro, Inc. • Has deep experience in managing process improvements projects in a variety of industry sectors • Extensive experience in managing professional services teams and building effective client relationships • Prior to Exterro, served as Global Services Director for Commerce One • Holds an MBA from Oregon State University and a JD from Lewis and Clark School of Law

Gareth Evans, Esq.

Gareth Evans is a litigation partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, with 25 years of experience at the firm. His career has focused on complex business litigation and governmental investigations, and has included matters in many different subject matter areas. Mr. Evans has extensive experience in securities class action and shareholder derivative litigation, and also has represented clients in investigations and enforcement actions brought by the Department of Justice, SEC and other regulatory and enforcement agencies. His experience also includes insurance coverage litigation and advising clients regarding insurance coverage issues, appellate and antitrust litigation, representing investment advisors in ‘40s Act litigation, and advising and representing clients in matters involving data privacy issues. Through his extensive experience dealing with discovery issues in complex litigation and investigations, Mr. Evans has developed substantial knowledge and proficiency in the area of electronic discovery. Mr. Evans was recognized by Who’s Who Legal: Litigation in the area of e-discovery (2015) and was selected by the Southern California legal community for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in 2016. He is one of the founders and co-chairs of Gibson Dunn’s Electronic Discovery Practice Group and is a frequently published author and speaker on e-discovery topics. Mr. Evans is one of the lead authors and editors of Gibson Dunn’s highly acclaimed E-Discovery Year-End and Mid-Year Reports and is the author of the popular E-Discovery Basics series, consisting of brief introductory guides to a variety of practical issues in electronic discovery. Mr. Evans 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 has frequently assisted clients as lead discovery counsel in litigation and investigations In addition to his chairmanship of the Firm’s Electronic Discovery Practice Group, Mr. Evans is on the Steering Committee of Gibson Dunn’s Securities Litigation Practice Group and is also a member of the Privacy, Cybersecurity, and Consumer Protection Practice Group, areas in which he also has been published. Mr. Evans joined the firm in 1990 following a judicial clerkship with the Hon. Gordon Thompson, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.

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