The Sedona Conference Institute (TSCI) Presents: 2020 eDiscovery Negotiation Training: Practical Cooperative Strategies

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 9:00am to Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 5:00pm

Offices of Paul Weiss
New York, NY, USA

This program is now completely full.

We have a ranked waiting list for those still wishing to participate in the program. Should you wish to be considered for the waiting list, please submit an application for an invitation ASAP. We will respond in a timely manner to let you know whether or not your application has been accepted. If accepted, we will ask that you pay half of the registration fee, as a down payment, in order to be added to the ranked waiting list. The fee will be fully refunded no later than Feb. 12 if we are ultimately unable to offer you a seat in this program. If we are able to offer you a seat, we will need payment of the remainder of the registration fee not later than Feb. 12, the first day of the program. Thank you for your understanding, and your interest in this critical program.

Join leading jurists, in-house counsel, outside counsel, and eDiscovery experts at the offices of Paul Weiss in New York, NY, on February 12-13, 2020, 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.


Perkins Coie LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Baylor Law School

Dallas, TX, USA


U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

New York, NY, USA

U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Los Angeles, CA, USA


Armonk, NY, USA

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

New York, NY, USA

Julia Brickell Esq.

New York, NY, USA

4Cs Ranch

New York, NY, USA

Mayer Brown

Palo Alto, CA, USA


New York, NY

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

New York, NY, USA

Fresh Del Monte

Stamford, CT, USA


New York, NY, USA

King & Spalding

Atlanta, GA, USA


San Francisco, CA, USA

Shaw Keller LLP

Wilmington, DE, USA

Appellate Division, First Department, Supreme Court of the State of New York

New York, NY, USA


Philadelphia, PA, USA


Louisville, KY, USA

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein

New York, NY, USA


Spring, TX, USA


Redmond, WA, USA


San Francisco, CA, USA

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

New York, NY, USA

DLA Piper

New York, NY, USA

HaystackID, LLC

Minneapolis, MN, USA


Somerset, VA, USA

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

White Plains, NY, USA

FTI Consulting

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Forensic Risk Alliance

Annapolis, MD, USA

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

New York, NY, USA


Time Session Panelists
12:00 am to 11:55 pmWednesday, February 12, 2020
11:00 am to 11:15 amMorning Break
11:15 am to 12:45 pmIndividual Defense Team Meetings
12:45 pm to 2:00 pmLunch (provided)
3:15 pm to 3:30 pmAfternoon Break
5:00 pm to 7:00 pmReception
9:45 am to 10:00 amMorning Break
11:30 am to 12:30 pmLunch (provided)
3:15 pm to 3:30 pmAfternoon Break