Chart your eDiscovery path at Enfuse 2019

Do you think of your attorneys as storytellers? Whether they are in front of a judge, jury, or board of directors, their goal is to translate facts into argument, opinion, advice or recommendation. But the key to effective storytelling is information—without facts and data there is no story to tell. Getting to that data and transforming it into a compelling story is the overriding challenge facing legal professionals today and will be a major topic of discussion at Enfuse 2019 from November 11-14 at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas.

At Enfuse, you can learn best practies for addressing eDiscovery challenges like data collection, analysis, review, and presentation. Practicing attorneys, corporate legal operations professionals, and project managers will present their own stories, lessons learned, and engage in open dialogue on how to effectively handle email investigations, technology-assisted review (TAR), mobile device investigations, automate time-consuming workflows, and more.

Enfuse will feature more than 100 sessions on a variety of topics. Industry experts will talk about trends, best practices and the latest technologies for eDiscovery, forensic investigation, artificial intelligence, information security and other issues. And you’ll also be able to earn professional credits including EnCE, EnCEP, CFSR, CLE, and CPE.

Sessions you don’t want to miss

This year we have doubled the eDiscovery content by extending the best practice track with a dedicated lab track where attendees can get hands on with OpenText™ eDiscovery products like OpenText™ EnCase™, OpenText™ Axcelerate™ and OpenText™ Insight.

Several popular sessions from previous years are returning in addition to some new and exciting presentations like:

  • Robert Harden of Walmart is reprising and expanding his EnCase automation workshop. Last year several skilled participants won challenge coins while learning to scale and automate eDiscovery operations.
  • Brian Chase is also returning to share storytelling tips, a presentation that has (obviously) stuck with me since last year.
  • The annual judicial panel will return with a new cast of judges including Judge Mitchell Dembin and Judge Andrew Peck sharing their observations on the state of eDiscovery, security, and privacy.
  • Brian Morrison of Liberty Mutual and Thomas DiPietro of Lifetime Healthcare Companies will share smartphone investigation challenges in a 2-part session. Attend the lecture to learn about the best practices and then continue on into the lab and follow-along yourself at a machine.
  • Andrea D’Ambra and Sam Sessler of Norton Rose Fulbright will help attendees understand how TAR can be applied outside of litigation to identify key documents and data for projects like M&A. This discussion will cover not only how to find the right documents for government regulators but what information to look for in the due diligence phase and how the right techniques and technologies can mean significant cost savings for companies.
  • Of course, the OpenText training team will lead a series of hands-on workshop around data collection and analysis, helping attendees understand how to use AI and advanced analytics.

See what’s new with OpenText eDiscovery products

We’ll also have plenty of announcements about new products and software releases to help legal teams unlock the information advantage. Try out Axcelerate’s new sentiment analysis feature powered by OpenText™ Magellan™. Directly integrated as a new filter field, sentiment analysis allows users to rapidly identify language according to tone like anger, disagreement, or (my favorite) profanity. We’re also excited to announce a new partnership with Veritone to enable automated document translations.

Hear about corporate legal department trends

We’ll also share the results from our latest corporate legal operations survey. Legal operations is an area that has seen dramatic changes over the past 10 years, exploding from a nascent discipline to a driving force behind legal innovation and technology.

Our latest survey results, developed in partnership with Ari Kaplan, demonstrate significant movement in corporate control over processes that were historically deferred to outside counsel. For instance, we found that over 70% of corporate legal operations respondents now contract directly with eDiscovery vendors, dictate the platform of choice to their outside counsel, and have centralized their approach to managing eDiscovery data. On top of that, over 50% are already using some AI in their legal department with over 80% planning to increase spending on AI solutions.

Findings from the survey also confirm what many of us in the industry are seeing on a daily basis: a variety of issues that once were handled separately – privacy, compliance, eDiscovery, information security – are all converging for legal teams. The only way legal departments will be able to help (or manage) these emerging responsibilities is to do more with less leveraging automation, AI and more legal technology.

Because it’s focused sharply on just those challenges, Enfuse will provide invaluable knowledge and information for anyone who works in eDiscovery and other fast-changing areas of the legal profession. I’m looking forward to speaking with lots of experts while I’m there and to having some enlightening and eye-opening discussions with peers.

See you at Enfuse!

Adam Kuhn

Adam is an eDiscovery attorney and the Director of Product Marketing at OpenText Discovery. He holds an advanced certification for the Axcelerate eDiscovery platform and is responsible for research, education and outreach programs. Adam also serves as a Senior Research Fellow at the McCarthy Institute for IP & Technology Law at the University of San Francisco School of Law.

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