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Nuts & Bolts of Electronic Discovery 2014


Speaker(s): Adam I. Cohen, Patricia E Alberts, Steven C. Bennett
Recorded on: Nov. 5, 2014
PLI Program #: 51704

Adam Cohen is a Principal in Ernst & Young LLP’s Forensic Technologies and Discovery Services practice.   He has more than 20 years of experience in law and technology, and routinely advises some of the world’s leading businesses and law firms on data management and electronic discovery issues. Adam’s work focuses on large-scale investigations and litigations as well as proactive information management policies, procedures and technology. He is a well-known author and lecturer in the field of electronic discovery, and has served as a court-appointed expert on electronic discovery issues in Federal Court.

Prior to his career in consulting, Adam was a litigation partner in the New York office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where he represented large corporate clients in complex litigation involving computer and Internet-related issues. He is the author of Social Media Legal Risk and Corporate Policy (Wolters Kluwer) and co-author of the treatise Electronic Discovery:  Law and Practice (Wolters Kluwer), in its eleventh year of publication.  It has been cited as authority in several landmark Federal Court opinions involving electronic discovery.

Adam is also co-author of the ESI Handbook:  Sources, Technology and Process (Wolters Kluwer) and the New York State Bar Association’s Best Practices in eDiscovery in New York State and Federal Courts, as well as many articles in national legal and technology publications. He is a co-author and editor-in-chief of the forthcoming book Insider’s Guide to Technology Assisted Review (Wiley).

An adjunct faculty member at Fordham Law School and Pace Law School in New York, Adam teaches Electronic Discovery courses designed to prepare the next generation of attorneys for effective practice in this area. He serves on the advisory board of Georgetown Law School’s Advanced eDiscovery Institute.

Adam is also a member of the Sedona Conference working group on electronic discovery and has chaired the New York State Bar Association’s electronic discovery committee since its inception ten years ago. 

Education

  • Duke Law School, J.D., 1993
  • Wesleyan University, B.A., 1986

Memberships & Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Sedona Conference
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • ARMA International

 


Patricia E. Alberts, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Patricia Alberts practices in the New York office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, a major global law firm, in its eDiscovery and Information Management Practice Group.

Ms. Alberts consults on electronic discovery and data privacy issues in both criminal and civil matters, foreign and domestic. She advises clients in all stages of discovery, negotiates international discovery protocols, participates in Rule 26 Meet and Confers and assists in proactive ediscovery planning, such as legal hold procedures, litigation response plans and document retention polices. 

Patricia is also proud to head the New York City chapter of Women in eDiscovery, the largest chapter of a nationwide non-profit organization with the dual mandate of supporting women in the industry and contributing to charities focused on assisting women and children in need.


Steven C. Bennett's practice at Park Jensen Bennett LLP (New York City) focuses on complex domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration, including bankruptcy, construction, corporate governance, data security, energy, privacy, real estate and other matters. Mr. Bennett gained extensive trial experience during six years at the Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he served as Chief of the Tax and Bankruptcy Unit, and nearly twenty years as a partner in a major international law firm.