The 10th Annual Sedona Conference Institute Program on eDiscovery Staying Ahead of the eDiscovery Curve: Retooling Your Practice Under the New Federal Rules


March 17, 2016 - March 18, 2016
San Diego, CA
Rancho Bernardo Inn

Wednesday, March 16, 6:00 pm to 8 pm - Welcome Reception
Thursday, March 17, 7:30 am – Sign in and continental breakfast
Friday, March 18, 1:00 pm

The 10th Annual Sedona Conference Institute
Program on eDiscovery
Staying Ahead of the eDiscovery Curve:
Retooling Your Practice Under the New Federal Rules

The most significant amendments to discovery under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in a generation went into effect on December 1, 2015. In just the two months, more than 20 reported federal court decisions have construed the amended Rule 1 on cooperation, Rule 26 on proportionality, and Rule 37(e) on sanctions. Are you prepared for how your practice could (and should) change? Are you prepared to explain these changes to your client and incorporate them in your dialogue with opposing counsel and the court? As in-house counsel, do you understand how expectations and even budgeting might change?

In this two-day program, we continue The Sedona Conference Institute’s decade-long reputation for presenting cutting edge, practical, and balanced training for eDiscovery lawyers, in-house legal personnel, eDiscovery service providers, and electronic records management professionals. Among the topics to be explored in depth will be:

  • The 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, with practical advice on implementing proportionality, propounding and responding to document requests, and avoiding sanctions
  • Recent state and federal eDiscovery case law, in light of the new Rules
  • How to comply with the new requirements for specificity in objections to document requests, and to serve and respond to “early” document requests
  • Planning and budgeting for preservation of electronically stored information
  • How to use technology to achieve proportionality in cases of all sizes
  • Representing clients responsibly and ethically in the digital world
  • And, as always, the storied TSCI Judicial Roundtable

A detailed agenda is available here. Program co-chair Karin Jenson is tracking the emerging case law and posting summaries of the most significant cases we will be discussing here. If you’d like to dive into the case law and participate in Friday morning’s "eDiscovery Case Law Update," here is a list of the recent court opinions we hope to cover during that 75-minute session.

Attendance at the annual TSCI program has always been limited to assure the greatest degree of audience participation and dialogue with the faculty, and every year the program sells out.

We have obtained a very favorable group rate of $249 per night (plus tax) for a limited block of rooms on the evenings of Wednesday and Thursday. Please note - the hotel is sold out for Thu 3/17 and close to selling out Wed 3/16 and Fri 3/18. Below are three other inns nearby:
Hilton Garden Inn
Marriott Courtyard




March 16, 2016
Time Session Panelists
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Meet-and-greet
March 17, 2016
Time Session Panelists
6:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast at Veranda Restaurant (voucher provided)
7:30 am - 8:30 am Registration
8:30 am - 8:45 am Welcome and Overview
8:45 am - 9:45 am The 2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: History and Overview
9:45 am - 10:45 am The Scope of Discovery: What, If Anything, Has Changed?
10:45 am - 11:00 am Morning Break
11:00 am - 12:00 pm The New Jumpstart Outline
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch (provided)
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Getting Specific: Formulating and Responding to Rule 34 Requests in the New Age
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm How Confident are You in Your Competence?
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Using Technology to Achieve Proportionality
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm The New Rule 37(e): A Roadmap
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Reception
March 18, 2016
Time Session Panelists
6:30 am - 8:45 am Breakfast at Veranda Restaurant (voucher provided)
8:45 am - 9:00 am Welcome and Announcements
9:00 am - 10:15 am The Annual TSCI eDiscovery Case Law Update
10:15 am - 10:30 am Morning Break
10:30 am - 11:45 am In-House Litigation Counsel Roundtable: Will the New Rules Really Help?
11:45 am - 1:00 pm The TSCI Judicial Roundtable: Managing Judicial Case Management
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Grab and Go Lunch (provided)
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, San Diego, CA
BakerHostetler, New York, NY
Cincinnati, OH
Baker Hostetler, New York, NY
Redgrave LLP, Chantilly, VA
Kaiser Gornick LLP, San Francisco, CA
Walmart, Bentonville, AR
U.S. Magistrate Judge, S.D. Cal., San Diego, CA
Scripps Health, San Diego, CA
Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, CA
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, San Diego, CA
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Ronald J. Hedges LLC, Hackensack, NJ
Swiss Re Corporation, Armonk, NY
Hausfeld LLP, San Francisco, CA
U.S. Magistrate Judge, N.D. Cal., San Francisco, CA
PayPal, Inc., Chandler, AZ
RICOH-USA, Minneapolis, MN
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, New York, NY
U.S. Magistrate Judge, D. Colo., Denver, CO
Milberg LLP, New York, NY
Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP, Chicago, IL
The Sedona Conference, Phoenix, AZ
Registration Open


Epiq Systems
Ipro Tech
NightOwl Discovery
Nuix North America Inc
Stout Risius Ross

Sponsorship/Exhibition opportunities are available. If interested, please send an email to [email protected] containing your contact information and the type of opportunity you are planning to pursue.

Refund Policy

Prior to February 1, 2016

  • Full Refund, less a $75 administration fee.

February 1, 2016 - March 4, 2016

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

March 5, 2016 - March 17, 2016

  • No Refund, No Credit.