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2nd Annual eDiscovery for the Life Sciences Industry
February 27, 2012 - February 28, 2012
Pharma, biotech, medical device and diagnostic companies have unique regulatory requirements that impact how they conduct internal investigations caused by regulatory inquires, litigation, antitrust and whistleblowers. The industry uses a variety of resources to conduct the investigation, including internal response teams and outside counsel. With the scope of these investigations often ranging beyond simply reviewing email & created user accounts, extending to enterprise applications for financial and human resource information, file-sharers, document management systems, collaboration tools and structured databases for sales, marketing, research and development and clinical trials, the manner in which these internal investigations are conducted and the tools used requires a tremendous amount of technology and resources where eDiscovery becomes a central tool and asset. With many organizations facing numerous lawsuits based on patent infringement, intellectual property protection or any of the myriad number of regulations they are held accountable for, the use of eDiscovery techniques has become more popular than ever.
Throughout the two-day program, attendees will hear case studies, panel discussion and informative and solutions-based presentations from in-house counsel, IT executives, outside counsel, judges and vendors. The conference will cover a range of topics that will highlight the common challenges that legal and IT professionals face throughout the eDiscovery process. Among the main concerns are finding strategies to reduce the volume of data involved in preservation, collection and review and proactively implementing cost-cutting measures. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear directly from judges across different court circuits about their opinions on eDiscovery solutions that have worked in their courts regarding cost-cutting measures and creating a more efficient eDiscovery process. As with all Q1 conferences, attendees will also have adequate time for networking and knowledge-sharing.
Montgomery McCracken partners Michael B. Hayes and Stephen A. Grossman are part of the panel discussion titled “Promoting Proportionality in High Stakes Litigation and Government Investigations” on the second day of the program.
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February 27, 2012 at 7:30 AM – February 28, 2012 at 4:00 PM