The Sedona Conference Institute (TSCI) Presents: 2019 eDiscovery Negotiation Training: Practical Cooperative Strategies

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 9:00am to Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 5:00pm
Washington, DC
United States

Join leading jurists, in-house counsel, outside counsel, and eDiscovery experts at the offices of Mayer Brown in Washington, D.C., on February 6-7, 2019, for this unique program which helps participants develop practical skills in eDiscovery negotiation. In the program, participants are trained to negotiate effectively with opposing counsel, 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.

The program features a heavily participatory format. Through use of a litigation hypothetical, faculty demonstrations, and mock negotiation and hearing exercises, participants explore practical cooperative strategies to avoid or resolve conflicts that commonly occur in the preservation, collection, production, and use of electronically stored information.

Under the supervision of the experienced faculty, participants take part in three mock Rule 26(f) conferences focusing on scope of discovery, preservation, form of production, privilege, and social media, in both breakout sessions and plenary sessions. Some participants also have an opportunity to participate in a mock Rule 16(b) case management conference during a plenary session, with one of our judicial faculty members presiding. The faculty of veteran trial lawyers, eDiscovery experts, and judges provide opportunity for dialogue, demonstrations, and valuable critique of the attendees' performance in the exercises.

Application for an Invitation

Participation in this program is significantly limited to ensure a high instructor-attendee ratio and a strong participatory experience. Participants receive personalized feedback and critique from faculty members, and in many cases, have the opportunity for a one-on-one dialogue with faculty members. For this reason, it is necessary to limit the number of participants. Additionally, the program is "invitation only" to ensure a proper balance of participants.

eDiscovery Negotiation Training Certificate of Completion

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



Clemson, SC, USA

Perkins Coie LLP

Washington, D.C., USA

Baylor Law School

Dallas, TX, USA


U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA, USA


New York, NY, USA

Mayer Brown

Palo Alto, CA, USA

Georgetown Law
FTI Consulting
Mayer Brown
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

New York, NY, USA

U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Greenbelt, MD, USA

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP
Baker Hostetler LLP

New York, NY, USA

Dorsey & Whitney LLP
King & Spalding

Atlanta, GA, USA

Sidley Austin

Washington, DC, USA

Hausfeld LLP

Philadelphia, PA, USA


Atlanta, GA, USA


Denver, CO, USA

Redgrave LLP
NightOwl Discovery

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Ernst & Young LLP
Cardinal Health

Bentonville, AR, USA

Forensic Risk Alliance

Annapolis, MD, USA