Lieff Cabraser attorney Annika K. Martin will be speaking at an October 8, 2015 webcast sponsored by ACEDS, the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists. As ACEDS notes, decisions about entering stipulated protocols regarding search methodologies have become critical, and often affect the course of discovery, impact the relationship between the parties, and influence the court’s perception of counsel and its client.
ACEDS notes that while there are advantages to entering into stipulated eDiscovery protocols, there are also risks as well. Martin joins a panel of experts in discussing these and other eDiscovery issues and providing insights on this particularly compelling discovery practice area.
Webcast topics will include the following:
- The potential benefits in terms of cost and efficiency associated with using stipulated protocols for predictive coding and other search methodologies;
- The possible drawbacks of entering into such protocols including satellite litigation, disclosure of non-responsive information, and threats to work-product and lawyer-client privileged materials; and
- The nature of the guidance that courts have provided on the issues.
Martin is a partner in Lieff Cabraser’s New York office and has represented plaintiffs since 2005 in environmental, mass tort, and consumer protection cases. For the past four years, Annika has been representing individuals, property owners, and business owners across the Gulf Coast in class action litigation against BP, Transocean, Halliburton, and the other companies responsible for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig blowout. Annika was deeply involved in negotiating, implementing, and gaining court approval for the economic and medical settlements with BP that promise to fully compensate hundreds of thousands of victims of the tragedy. Most recently, Annika has been helping to defend the settlement at the appellate level before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.