Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin will be appearing at the American Bar Association (ABA) 12th Annual National Institute on E-Discovery on May 18, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Ms. Martin will speak on the panel “Careful What You Wish For: Protecting Data Security in Discovery” at 8:15am EST.

The 12th Annual National Institute on E-Discovery program will enhance the e-discovery skills of attendees, covering matters on how to maintain security for produced data, release litigation holds in a timely fashion, transfer European data for use in U.S. discovery, conduct ethical search of data and protect privilege, and appreciate judicial perspectives on proportionality and sanctions.

The Data Security panel will explore how to maintain data security and privacy in the conduct of discovery, which can present serious challenges for individuals who have gone great lengths to protect their confidential information. This is because the discovery process not only can move sensitive data to a less secure environment, but it can also refine and concentrate the value of the information being produced, making it even more valuable to unauthorized persons who wish to access it. In this digital world, there is an increasing threat of hacking, particularly against large organizations and law firms, which creates a dire situation. Panelists will address these privacy concerns and how courts might help parties to fairly resolve these issues.

Other panel topics at the event include “Judicial Perspectives: Reasonableness, Proportionality, and Sanctions,” “A New E.U. Framework: Internal Investigations, Discovery, and Data Protection Rules,” “Perfect Timing: The Right Time to Release Legal Holds,” “Seeing the Forrest Through the Trees: Protecting Privilege in Complex Discovery,” and “Inside the Black Box: Search, Artificial Intelligence, and Ethics.”

About the American Bar Association

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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 concerning consumer fraud, environmental issues, and products liability. In April 2018, Annika was named Co-Lead Counsel for Plaintiffs in the national consumer fraud class action MDL against General Motors Company on behalf of all persons who purchased or leased certain GM vehicles equipped with an allegedly defective air conditioning system. Annika also 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. Annika was deeply involved in negotiating, implementing, and gaining court approval for the economic and medical class action settlements with BP that are compensating hundreds of thousands of victims of the tragedy. Annika has also represented plaintiffs with physical and economic injuries arising from GM vehicles with defective ignition switches, and patients nationwide suffering from the widespread outbreak of meningitis and other serious maladies caused by contaminated medication. Annika is the current co-chair of AAJ’s Class Action Litigation Group.

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