eDiscovery Management

Description: eDiscovery Management 

Description: This course is designed to provide a solid foundation in the concepts of eDiscovery and eDiscovery management. The course concentrates in detail on the phases of the EDRM: Review, Process, Analysis and Production. This course covers case law, Early Case Assessment, Technology Assisted Review, analysis and more. Students are given real-life cases and will learn to identify and collect data from critical data sources.  Successful eDiscovery project management identifies issues quickly and has consistent methods which minimize the risk and exposure impact to the overall success of the project. This part of the course is designed to combine proven-by-practice methods with new insights and ideas from a wide range of resources.

Students will learn about cost analysis of eDiscovery projects, methods of project management for eDiscovery Projects, and the latest predictive coding technologies and how these technologies impact on the cost of eDiscovery.

By the end this course, participants will learn how to do the following:

  • Participants will learn about the risks and benefits of using eDiscovery software and predictive coding technology.
  • Explain the role of e-Discovery in today’s legal system;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the e-Discovery process, fundamental legal principles and the "EDRM (edrm.net)" process;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of e-Discovery legal ethics and best practices;
  • Proficiently access, locate, and manage e-Discovery cases by both traditional and electronic methods;
  • Demonstrate problem-solving and critical, analytical thinking skills within the context of evaluating e-Discovery practical issues;
  • Communicate effectively with accurate legal terminology in written and/or oral form, with a demonstrated proficiency in the use of eDiscovery technology;
  • Gain an understanding of the typical eDiscovery Workflow; and
  • Be able to develop and plan for an eDiscovery Project and communicate the Plan in written form to a law firm.

Faculty- Steven W. Teppler

Steven W. Teppler leads his law firm's electronic discovery and technology based litigation practice. He frequently co-counsels with other attorneys on electronic discovery issues. He has practiced law since 1981 and is admitted to the bars of New York, the District of Columbia, Florida, and Illinois. Additionally, he is admitted into the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Second, Eleventh, and District of Columbia Circuits, as well the United States Supreme Court.

Steven’s practice focus is on electronic discovery, including production, preservation, and spoliation matters, and he advises clients about risk, liability, and compliance issues unique to information governance. His experience includes Federal and state court litigation matters, both against and on behalf of Fortune 500 companies, as well as probate and family law disputes where electronic discovery is critically implicated.

Steven is an active member of the national and state bar associations. Nationally, he is the Co-Chair of the eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Committee of the American Bar Association, a member of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Electronic Discovery Pilot Program, a founder and co-program chair of the American Bar Association’s National Institute on Electronic Discovery and Information Governance, and a contributing author of the ANSI X9F4 trusted timestamp guideline standards for the financial industry. His Florida Bar activities include membership in the Florida Bar’s Federal Court Practice Committee, (2012-present); the Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Professional Ethics (2005-2011, past chair 2010-2011) where he contributed to the Florida Bar Ethics Advisory Opinions 06-02 (Metadata Mining), 07-2 (Off-Shoring), and 10-2 (Storage Media Sanitization). He is also a founding co-chair of the Florida Bar’s Business Law Section eDiscovery Committee, and is a co-drafter of the 2012 electronic discovery amendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure.

Steven holds six patents in the field of content authentication and is the founder and CEO of a content authentication provider. He has previously taught as an adjunct professor at the Ave Maria School of Law, teaching electronic discovery, and he also lectures nationwide on evolving theories of information governance and electronic discovery.