The Sedona Conference® Institute Program on Cross‐Border Discovery and Data Protection Laws


April 9, 2014
Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, CA

The Sedona Conference®, the pre-eminent thought leader in eDiscovery, proudly presents a regional program on Cross-Border Discovery and Data Protection Laws. The conference is being held in conjunction with Sedona’s Working Group 6 on International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure.

Co-chairs Amor Esteban of Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP and David Moncure of Shell Oil Company, along with an all-star faculty of judges, practitioners, and in-house counsel, will lead a spirited “Sedona-style” dialogue focused on private civil litigation and government enforcement actions that explore the following core themes:

  • The “Snowden effect,” or how the recent revelations concerning U.S. government activity have impacted the development of data protection laws outside the U.S.
  • The perspectives of U.S. judges and E.U. data protection experts on the latest cross-border discovery issues, proposed regulations and emerging data privacy issues.
  • Practical advice on how to develop protocols that best comply with international discovery obligations in the face of the ever-changing litigation, regulatory and political environments.

We are applying for advance accreditation for 7.25 hours of MCLE credit.

Meeting Logistics:

  • The University of California Hastings College of the Law is at 200 McAllister St., San Francisco, CA 94102, approximately 13.4 miles / 20 minutes from San Francisco International Airport.
  • Below is the list of nearby hotels:



April 9, 2014
Time Session Panelists
7:30 am - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast & Registration
8:30 am - 8:45 am Welcome & Introduction to Working Group 6 – International Electronic Information Management, Discovery, and Disclosure
8:45 am - 9:45 am Introduction to International Electronic Discovery, Data Privacy, and Cross-Border Transfers: From Aerospatiale to Now
9:45 am - 10:45 am Introduction to Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation and Expansion of European Union Principles Globally
10:45 am - 11:00 am Morning Break
11:00 am - 12:00 pm The Snowden Effect
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch (provided)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EU Law Updates and Best Practices Going Forward
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Practical Approaches to Cross-Border Transfers and International Discovery
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Afternoon Break
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Possession, Custody and Control in Cross-Border Discovery
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Judicial Roundtable on Cross-Border Discovery and Data Protection
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Reception with the Faculty (Guests Invited)
DLA Piper LLP (US), San Francisco, CA
DaVita, Denver, CO
Hogan Lovells, Baltimore, MD
Baker & McKenzie LLP; Adjunct Professor – Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, CA
U.S. Magistrate Judge, N.D. Cal., San Jose, CA
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Deere & Company, Moline, IL
Hood PC, Denver, CO
San Francisco County Superior Court, San Francisco, CA
Hogan Lovells, Munich, Germany
U.S. Magistrate Judge, N.D. Cal., San Francisco, CA
PayPal, Inc., Chandler, AZ
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Menlo Park, CA
Redgrave LLP, Washington, DC
Littler Mendelson P.C., Philadelphia, PA
Baker & McKenzie LLP, Washington, DC
The Sedona Conference, Phoenix, AZ
UBS AG, Zurich, Switzerland

Refund Policy

Prior to February 25, 2014

  • Full Refund, less a $75 administration fee.

February 26, 2014 - April 1, 2014

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

April 1, 2014 - April 9, 2014

  • No Refund, No Credit.