eDiscovery Negotiation Training: Practical Cooperative Strategies


March 4, 2015 - March 5, 2015
Atlanta, GA

The Sedona Conference Institute presents:

eDiscovery Negotiation Training:
Practical Cooperative Strategies

Join the Hon. Ralph Artigliere (ret.), program chair, and leading jurists, practitioners and eDiscovery experts at the offices of King & Spalding in Atlanta, GA, for this unique eDiscovery negotiation training program on March 4-5, 2015.

In this pre-trial legal skills program, participants are trained to work with opposing counsel in a manner that fosters cooperation, in order to ensure efficient, cost-effective fact-finding, and avoid unnecessary disputes, consistent with Rule 1 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the ethical obligations of attorneys as officers of the court.

"I learned more in that seminar
than any others that I’ve attended, or taught."

Michael Gifford of Howard & Howard; participant
in the Chicago program, 7th Circuit eDiscovery Pilot Program
member, and practitioner with 30+ years of litigation experience

The program, also held in Phoenix in 2013 and Chicago in 2014, features a heavily participatory format. Through the use of a litigation hypothetical and mock exercises, practical cooperative strategies to avoid or resolve conflicts that commonly occur in the preservation, collection, production, and use of ESI are explored, thereby saving time and expense for all parties. The faculty of veteran trial lawyers and judges provide valuable critique of the attendees’ participation.

Under the supervision of the experienced faculty of litigators, judges and eDiscovery experts, all participants are provided the opportunity to take part in the following:

  • Four mock Rule 26(f) conferences, focusing on scope of discovery, form of production, privilege, and social media
  • A mock Rule 16(b) case management conference

Participants will have the opportunity to take part in
mock Rule 26(f) conferences and a Rule 16(b) case management
conference, under the supervision of leading jurists, practitioners and
eDiscovery experts.

The program is limited to 40 participants to ensure a high instructor-attendee ratio and a strong participatory experience. It is “invitation only” to ensure a proper balance of participants. Apply today for an invitation to participate in the program.

Participants that complete the program will receive a Sedona Conference Certificate of Completion.

For program participants in need of a hotel, below is a list of hotels that are all within two tenths of a mile of the offices of King & Spalding:


March 4, 2015
Time Session Panelists
7:30 am - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast and Sign-In
8:30 am - 9:15 am Welcome & Overview
9:15 am - 10:00 am Individual Team Meetings: Concurrent Preparation Sessions
10:00 am - 11:00 am Scope of Discovery: Concurrent Breakout Sessions
11:00 am - 11:15 am Morning Break
11:15 am - 1:00 pm Scope of Discovery: Plenary Session
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Lunch (provided)
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Form of Production: Concurrent Breakout Sessions
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm - 4:45 pm Form of Production: Plenary Session
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm Privilege: Concurrent Breakout Sessions
5:45 pm - 7:15 pm Reception
March 5, 2015
Time Session Panelists
7:30 am - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast and Sign-In
8:30 am - 10:15 am Privilege: Plenary Session
10:15 am - 10:30 am Morning Break
10:30 am - 11:30 am Social Media: Concurrent Breakout Sessions
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Lunch (provided)
12:30 pm - 2:15 pm Social Media: Plenary Session
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Rule 16(b) Case Management Conference: Concurrent Breakout Sessions
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Rule 16(b) Case Management Conference: Plenary Session
Bracker & Marcus LLC, Marietta, GA
University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, OK
U.S. District Judge, D. Md., Greenbelt, MD
University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, FL
Consultant, Richmond, VA
Perkins Coie LLP, Washington, DC
State Court of Gwinnett County, Lawrenceville, GA
King & Spalding, Atlanta, GA
Sidley Austin LLP, Washington, DC
Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., Plano, TX
Redgrave LLP, Minneapolis, MN
iDiscovery Solutions, Inc., Washington, DC
U.S. District Judge, W.D. Tex., San Antonio, TX
Level 2 Legal Solutions, Dallas, TX
Ga. Superior Court, Cobb County, Marietta, GA
King & Spalding, Atlanta, GA

Refund Policy

Prior to January 10, 2015

  • Full Refund, less a $75 administration fee.

January 10, 2015 - February 20, 2015

  • Credit for another TSCI Program (Credit expires after 3 years). No Refunds.

February 21, 2015 - March 4, 2015

  • No Refund, No Credit.