Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin has been appointed to the Steering Committee of Sedona Conference Working Group 1, the Electronic Document Retention and Production group. The Sedona Conference provides a forum for advanced dialogue on some of the most challenging issues facing our legal system today, and WG1’s focus is on eDiscovery and electronic document retention and production in the context of litigation, dispute resolution and investigations.
The Electronic Document Retention and Production group concentrates on developing principles, guidance, and best practice recommendations for information governance and electronic discovery. Since its first public comments in 2003, the group’s impact has been immediate and substantial. Cited by the Civil Rules Advisory Committee Discovery Subcommittee, as well as in notable court cases, Working Group 1 has published updated editions of The Sedona Principles and several companion works, including guidelines for electronic document management, an authoritative glossary of e-discovery and electronic records management terms, several commentaries on e-discovery related topics, and cooperation guidance for trial lawyers, in-house counsel, and the judiciary.
Ms. Martin’s 3-year appointment began January 1, 2017; the conference noted that she was selected because of her capacity for dialogue and working to achieve consensus, and her records of significant contributions to WG1 meetings and drafting team efforts, among other considerations.
About the Sedona Conference
The Sedona Conference is a nonprofit research and educational institute dedicated to the advanced study of law and policy in the areas of antitrust law, complex litigation, and intellectual property rights. The mission of TSC is to drive the reasoned and just advancement of law and policy by stimulating ongoing dialogue amongst leaders of the bench and bar to achieve consensus on tipping point issues. TSC brings together the brightest minds in a dialogue based, think-tank setting with the goal of creating practical solutions and recommendations of immediate benefit to the bench and bar.
About Annika K. Martin
A partner in Lieff Cabraser’s New York office, Ms. Martin represents plaintiffs in class action and mass tort litigation, including plaintiffs with physical and economic injuries resulting from accidents involving GM vehicles sold with a defective ignition switch; patients nationwide suffering from the widespread outbreak of meningitis and other serious maladies caused by contaminated medication; and individuals and businesses across the Gulf Coast harmed by the blowout on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in class action litigation against BP, Transocean, and Halliburton. She also serves on the Steering Committee of the Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum.