The Sedona Conference Institute (TSCI) Presents: 2021 eDiscovery Negotiation Training: Practical Cooperative Strategies

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 12:00pm to Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 4:45pm

Online (Zoom)

Join leading jurists, in-house counsel, outside counsel, and eDiscovery experts online (via Zoom) on February 9-11, 2021, 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.


Perkins Coie LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Baylor Law School

Dallas, TX, USA


Ralph Artigliere LLC

Clemson, SC, USA


Armonk, NY, USA

Volkswagen Group of America

Herndon, VA, USA

Julia Brickell Esq.

New York, NY, USA

4Cs Ranch

New York, NY, USA

Georgetown Law

Alexandria, VA, USA

University of Oklahoma College of Law

Norman, OK, USA

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

New York, NY, USA

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP

San Diego, CA, USA

State Court of Gwinnett County

Lawrenceville, GA, USA


New York, NY, USA

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Minneapolis, MN, USA

King & Spalding

Atlanta, GA, 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

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

West Palm Beach, FL, USA

Repario Data

Milford, CT, USA


Spring, TX, USA


Redmond, WA, USA

Sidley Austin LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Redgrave LLP

Chicago, IL, USA


San Francisco, CA, USA


Cleveland, OH, USA

DLA Piper

New York, NY, USA

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

Plano, TX, USA

HaystackID, LLC

Minneapolis, MN, USA

State of Florida 11th Judicial Circuit Court

Miami, FL, USA


Somerset, VA, USA

Tadler Law LLP

Manhasset, NY, USA

FTI Consulting

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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

New York, NY, USA

Kansas City, KS, USA

Littler Mendelson P.C.

Philadelphia, PA, USA


Time Session Panelists
  Tuesday, February 9, 2021 (all times EST)  
12:00 — 12:30 Welcome & Overview Mary Rose Hughes, Christopher Michael Schultz, Craig Weinlein
12:30 — 1:00 Defense Attorney-Client Meeting Demonstration Q & A Karen E. Keller, David Moncure, Timothy M. Opsitnick, Christopher Michael Schultz*
12:30 — 1:00 Individual Plaintiff Team Meetings  
1:00 — 1:15 Break  
1:15 — 1:45 Plaintiff's Attorney-Client Meeting Demonstration Q & A Tor Gronborg, Mary Rose Hughes*, Nan Nolan
1:15 — 1:45 Individual Defense Team Meetings  
1:45 — 2:00 Break  
2:00 — 3:15 Scope, Form and Preservation: Breakout Sessions Entire Faculty
3:15 — 3:30 Break  
3:30 — 5:00 Scope, Form and Preservation: Plenary Session Hon. Tanya R. Kennedy, Jeannine Kenney, Maureen O'Neill, Christopher Michael Schultz*
5:00 — 6:00 Reception  
Time Session Panelists
  Wednesday, February 10, 2021 (all times EST)  
12:00 — 1:15 Privilege: Breakout Sessions Entire Faculty
1:15 — 1:30 Break  
1:30 — 3:00 Privilege: Plenary Session Mary Rose Hughes*, David Moncure, Hon. Andrew J. Peck (ret.), Ariana J. Tadler
Time Session Panelists
  Thursday, February 11, 2021 (all times EST)  
12:00 — 1:15 Social Media: Breakout Sessions Entire Faculty
1:15 — 1:30 Break  
1:30 — 3:00 Social Media: Plenary Session Hon. Ralph Artigliere (ret.), Julia Brickell, Timothy M. Opsitnick, Amy E. Sellars*
3:00 — 3:15 Break  
3:15 — 4:45 Rule 16(b) Case Management Conference: Plenary Session Hon. Kimberly C. Priest Johnson, Hon. Hon. Elizabeth M. SchwabedissenHon. Ona T. Wang*

* Panel Moderator