eDiscovery and Legal Technology Conference 2019

Event Description

Join us in Croke Park on Friday November 29th, 2019 to learn about new developments in the ever-evolving world of eDiscovery from Irish and International experts.
Along with an internationally renowned line up of speakers, we are thrilled to announce that 14 time All Ireland Hurling Final winner and current Kilkenny manager, Brian Cody will be returning to Croke Park sooner than expected!
Carefully designed to be a collaborative learning experience, #EDLT19 will explore a number of current topics, from the Implication of Brexit & where legal technology is headed  to Lessons learned from Complex Data Subject Access Requests and much more!

Book your place here

Group rate of €220 per person when 3 or more from the same organisation book together.


Chair's Opening Remarks by Lord Justice Donnell Deeny

Sir Donnell Deeny, Chairman of the UK Spoliation Panel, Pro Chancellor of Dublin University and an accredited mediator.


Key note address by Mary Mack, CEO, Chief Legal Technologist of EDRM

What’s Next: Global Opportunities in eDiscovery and Legal Tech.

  • With US legal regulatory bodies following the lead of our international colleagues, the US market for legal professionals and legal service providers will open dramatically for countries like Ireland.


Utilising Digital Investigations in Dawns Raids – A Regulators Perspective:

Paul Hanna, Deputy Director of Criminal Enforcement in the CCPC. Neill Flanagan, Principal Investigation Officer, CMA.

  • Planning for an inspection or search
  • Searching for digital evidence
  • Dealing with claims of LPP and privacy
  • Challenges dealing with digital evidence


Lessons learned from Complex Data Subject Access Requests

As the quantity and complexity of DSARS increase, an expert panel will examine the challenges organisation face under tight time-frames and how best to deal with them from a legal, technical and in house point of view.

  • Ashling Cunningham – Chief Information Officer, Ervia 
  • Fiona Campbell - Associate in Fieldfisher's Data Privacy Group
  • Kevin Albert – Senior Level Technologist, Reveal Data


Building and maintaining a successful team: Brian Cody

The challenges of a buoyant labour-market mean that it can be difficult to attract, build and keep top talent. Whether you work in a law firm, industry or a government agency, the challenges of building and maintaining a successful team are similar. The same can be said about sport, so we will hear from the GAA’s most decorated manager on how he has built some of the most successful teams the country has seen and the crossover that can be applied to business.


eDiscovery in Investigations: William O'Brien & Pat Moran, PwC

Investigations can be challenging and stressful situations, especially if they relate to Internal Conduct, Compliance Investigations and Regulatory Enforcement Investigations. Employees that know the most about your front-line operations are usually the ones who have the least experience with inspections and therefore are more likely to slip up and you need to ask yourself is your organisation prepared to face and mobilise a team to respond to a complex investigation?


Redaction, Redaction, Redaction: Tom Gilsenan, Informa

Tom Gilsenan will explore the growing challenges facing clients and lawyers around redaction management since the introduction of GDPR. He will look back at how this process was managed in the past and how it needs to evolve for the future. Insights as to how eDiscovery technologies are embracing this element as part of review management will be discussed and demonstrated.


Challenges in today’s Cross Border Data Management: Susanna Blancke, NightOwl Discovery

How to manage the ever-growing data load:

  • Understanding the lifecycle of records and information (requirements of storage, archiving, destruction, recovery)
  • Local/international requirements with respect to managing archiving and security measures of long term archived data
  • International aspects of different storage requirements (how to store)
  • Variances with what category of information needs to be stored (what to store)
  • Data localisation: Residency and sovereignty of data


People Assisted Review- Why project management matters in a changing technological landscape: Co-presentation featuring LDM Global’s Davide Migali & Andy Ward from Nuix.

  • The WHY is more important than the HOW: Start with the end in mind
  • Three things every eDiscovery project manager should always do
  • How to do more with less. A peek into a project manager’s toolbox


Challenges for In House Counsel faced with e-discovery: Trevor Murphy, Permanent TSB, In House Counsel

  • Key issues/challenges for In House Counsel faced with e-discovery including legal holds, early identification of relevant document holders & documents, engaging with third parties/service providers, power of procurement, rules on privilege, data protection, third party e-discovery
  • Managing the external lawyers – fees, expectations, data transfers
  • Managing internal stakeholders – timing, costs, identifying the appropriate deponent


Panel discussion on where legal technology is headed and implication of Brexit, featuring:

  • Mary Mack – CEO, Chief Legal Technologist of EDRM
  • Louise Delahunty – White collar crime expert & consultant with McCann FitzGerald

Who should attend

#EDLT19 is where Law Firms, Government Departments, Corporates, General counsel, In-house lawyers, Regulatory Agencies, eDiscovery providers, advisors and much more all come together under one roof.

Across one immersive day, attendees will hear from the best and learn from the best!

Along with a drinks reception, here’s what to expect on November 29th

Actionable Learning

Attendees will leave Croke Park with detailed knowledge of key trends & developments from a regulatory, technical and investigative point of view.

A New Perspective

By bringing together a wide variety of disciplines and experts from home and overseas, #EDLT19 provides attendees with an excellent opportunity to learn about what is happening in other industries and jurisdictions.  

CPD Accreditation

By attending this year’s eDiscovery & Legal Technology conference, delegates will be awarded with 6 Legal CPD hours. 

Network & Discover

Along with meeting top speakers and leading solution providers, you will have the opportunity to network with fellow professionals in the fast-changing arena of legal technology.


#ediscovery #legaltech


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