Second annual New Zealand eDiscovery conference scheduled for March 19th

by 07 Mar 2014
E-Discovery Consulting and EY have again joined forces to present the 2nd Annual New Zealand eDiscovery Conference. The Conference is taking place at the Stamford Plaza in Auckland on Wednesday the 19th of March 2014.

The companies say many law firms, barristers, corporate organisations and government departments have already registered, with most organisations involved in litigation represented in some capacity.

The challenges associated in managing the exponential growth of electronic information makes the eDiscovery process an unavoidable part of any litigation or investigation. The e-discovery process does present the legal profession with new challenges and requires a greater understanding from what many have been accustomed to.

The conference will provide an awareness of the evolving issues and complexities in managing electronic information, and importantly, provide a practical guide and tips to mastering the discovery process. By focusing on providing participants with best practices that can reduce the burden and cost of managing information electronically, this conference is a must for all legal practitioners.

The 2014 event will build on the success of the inaugural event in 2013 which attracted over 100 participants. The programme features new topics and speakers, including leading eDiscovery experts and practitioners from New Zealand and abroad.

Sessions include
  • what the Judiciary expect from litigants in managing eDiscovery
  • an international perspective of meeting the challenges of eDiscovery
  • what evidence does your client have and where is it hiding?
  • better practices in preserving and collecting evidence
  • finding the smoking gun in your evidence. Getting to what is important, quickly!
  • understanding and embracing the Discovery Checklist
  • pricing eDiscovery – a look at the cost involved in each stage
  • a look at regulatory investigations and the eDiscovery process
  • emerging technologies – what new technologies are evolving to support eDiscovery?
  • how to effectively use technology in the courtroom
Confirmed Speakers
  • International keynote – Tom Gelbmann, Principal – Gelbmann & Associates, LLC
  • Judicial keynote – His Honour Judge Harvey – District Court
  • Polly Pope, Litigation Partner – Russell McVeagh
  • Paul O’Neil, Litigation Manager – FMA
  • Brian Cusack, Director Digital Forensic Research Laboratories – AUT
  • Warren Dunn, Partner – Head of Forensic Technology & Discovery Services – EY
  • Andrew King, Legal Consultant – E-Discovery Consulting
  • Jason Weir, Partner - Forensic – Deloitte
  • Campbell McKenzie, Director – Forensic Services – PwC
  • Chris Budge, Associate Director – Advisory/ RC - Forensic – KPMG
  • Sarah Cordner, Senior Manager – Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services – EY 
  • Jo Sherman, CEO & Founder – EDT
  • David Quist, Business Development Manager – Nuix
  • Tim Nelson, Senior Consultant – FTI Consulting
  • Alan Watkins, Business Development Manager – eDiscovery – Symantec
  • Elizabeth Miller, Head eCourt Services – Law In Order
  • Greg O'Reilly, Regional Manager – APAC – Recommind
The conference has developed into New Zealand’s leading eDiscovery and legal technology event, providing a platform for legal professionals to develop their knowledge in this fast-changing area. Attendance will allow legal professionals to learn more about the best practices and tools available to assist them manage the challenges associated with eDiscovery.

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For registration queries, please contact Andrew King at or 09 375 3055.