The Sedona Conference Working Group 6 Annual Meeting 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 7:15am to Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 2:00pm
St. Pete Beach, FL
United States

The 2019 Annual Meeting of Working Group 6 will be held at the Don CeSar Hotel in St. Pete Beach, Florida, on Monday-Tuesday, January 14-15, 2019. A welcome reception will be held on the evening of Sunday, January 13, from 6-8 pm.

This will be the first full, stand-alone Working Group meeting for Working Group 6. Its meetings thus far have been half-day meetings following The Sedona Conference's Annual International Programme. It is our intention that WG6 will hold full Annual Meetings around the beginning of each calendar year, in addition to its traditional half-day meetings that follow the International Programme in the summer of each year.

The meeting’s main focus will be on new drafts and brainstorming group outlines in need of WG6 member review and comment, including the following topics:

  • Choice of law for data in the international context
  • International arbitration
  • International legal holds
  • Ephemeral data
  • Dawn raids

In addition, the meeting will feature the following sessions:

  • EU regulatory developments & cross-border discovery case law update
  • Cross-border discovery & investigations and data protection laws update: APAC, South America and the Middle East

In addition to the agenda found below, please find a detailed agenda, with descriptions of each panel, here.

Hotel Room Information

We have obtained a very favorable room rate for WG6 members of $244 per night, plus tax. The favorable room rate is available for three nights preceding and three nights following the meeting, subject to availability. Our room block expires on December 13, 2018, so please register while rooms are available. Complete hotel reservation details will be provided with your meeting registration confirmation.

Corporate Counsel Meeting

There will be a meeting of corporate counsel on January 15, from 7:45 – 9:15 am, before the Working Group Meeting begins. The meeting is limited to WG6 corporate counsel and The Sedona Conference leadership to discuss and benchmark cross-border transfer best practices in a more relaxed and informal setting. This intimate forum will allow for a discussion of issues of specific importance to corporate counsel. The organizers of this meeting will contact you separately with more details, including an agenda.

Dialogue Leaders

Littler Mendelson P.C.

New York, NY, USA

Eversheds Sutherland
Alvarez and Marsal

London, United Kingdom

Information Governance ANZ

Sydney, Australia


Armonk, NY, USA


New York, NY, USA


Basel, Switzerland


New York, NY, USA

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

New York, NY, USA

Crowell & Moring LLP

New York, NY, USA

Alvarez and Marsal
Driven, Inc.

Alpine, UT, USA


Long Island City, NY, USA

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Brussels, Belgium

Swiss Re

Armonk, NY, USA

Littler Mendelson

Minneapolis, MN, USA


Purchase, NY, USA


San Francisco, CA, USA

Marval, O’ Farrell & Mairal
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

Tampa, FL, USA

Redgrave LLP
U.S. District Judge, Western District of Texas
Winston & Strawn LLP

Washington, D.C., USA

U.S. Magistrate Judge, Central District of California
Redgrave LLP

Chantilly, VA, USA

Jones Day
King & Spalding

Atlanta, GA, USA

Crowell & Moring LLP

Washington, D.C., USA

Forensic Risk Alliance

Annapolis, MD, USA

Merlin Digital Magic, Inc.

Denver, CO, USA

DLA Piper
AlixPartners LLP
The Sedona Conference

Phoenix, AZ, USA


Time Session Panelists