The 11th Annual Sedona Conference Institute Program on eDiscovery: Discovery in a Dynamic Digital World will be taking place in Houston, Texas from March 2-3, 2017. Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin is co-chairing this event, and will also be speaking on the panel, “Discovery from Overseas: Navigating the Turbulent Data Protection Regulation Waters.” Lieff Cabraser partner Jason L. Lichtman is also a featured panelist, and will be discussing “Privacy, Security, and Data Protection in Discovery.”
Participants who attend this event will discover how eDiscovery has transformed the legal industry with new technologies and sources of discoverable data, new solutions to growing data volumes, new challenges to privacy and security, and new rules at the state, federal, and international level. Other program topics include: “eDiscovery Comes of Age: Opportunities and Challenges,” “Catching up on the eDiscovery Case Law, Part 1: Rules 1 and 26,” “Preserving and Collecting Mobile and Non-Custodial Data,” and “Implementing Advanced Technology to Achieve the Just, Speedy, and Inexpensive Determination of Every Action.”
About the Sedona Conference
The Sedona Conference (“TSC”) 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 Jason Lichtman
Jason Lichtman is a partner in Lieff Cabraser’s New York office with a practice focused on consumer protection and defective product cases. In addition to his trial court practice, he has secured major victories as a counsel of record before numerous federal appellate courts, including Butler et al. v. Sears, Roebuck & Co., and In re Whirlpool Corp. Front-Loading Washer Products Liability Litigation.
Mr. Lichtman has worked extensively to address the challenges of proving uniform damages following Comcast. He has experience with damages both in settlement and litigation, and he has been involved in a range of cases working on damages issues from inception, or after an initial damages model proved flawed. Mr. Lichtman has experience with a wide variety of class-wide damages measures, and has been particularly successful working to prove damages with a combination of survey data and economic analysis.
About Annika K. Martin
A partner in Lieff Cabraser’s New York office, Annika K. Martin represents plaintiffs in class action and mass tort litigation, including plaintiffs with physical and economic injuries arising from GM vehicles sold with defective ignition switches, and patients nationwide suffering from the widespread outbreak of meningitis and other serious maladies caused by contaminated medication.
For the past six years, Ms. Martin has represented individuals, property owners, and business owners across the Gulf Coast in class action litigation against BP, Transocean, Halliburton, and other companies responsible for the 2010 blowout on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig which resulted in the worst oil spill in U.S. history. She was deeply involved in negotiating, implementing, and gaining court approval for the economic and medical settlements with BP that are compensating hundreds of thousands of victims of the tragedy. The settlement has delivered over $9.3 billion to compensate claimants’ losses. Ms. Martin also serves on the Steering Committee of the Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum.