[Session 8] Diversity Awareness and Its Unique Benefits to eDiscovery

Date: 
Friday, May 3, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Panel Description: 

eDiscovery and Information Governance are legal sub-specialties that uniquely benefit from diversity. While we live in an integrated digital world, different populations use information and communications technologies in different ways, with some groups preferring particular media or applications, others using particular language or symbols, and still others inventing new technologies altogether. Effective eDiscovery requires teams that represent diversity of age, gender, race, language, geographic and social background, and other attributes⸺the sort of mix that is often lacking in today’s law firm, legal department, and litigation support environments. The Sedona Conference Working Group Series has a special mission to foster the diversity that leads to eDiscovery and Information Governance excellence. Join us to dialogue over some of the ways in which we can carry out that mission, including: use of mentorship/leadership strategies; development of intercultural communication skills for a global workforce; and addressing systemic issues such as unconscious bias and implicit privilege.

Moderator

Littler Mendelson P.C.

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Dialogue Leaders

NightOwl Discovery

Minneapolis, MN, USA

U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division

Washington, DC, USA

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Miami, FL, USA

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana

New Orleans, LA, USA