Levin College of Law

3rd Annual Electronic Discovery Conference

The University of Florida E-Discovery/EDRM E-Discovery Conference will take place live in Gainesville, Florida and streamed online on March 27, 2015.

In addition the the events outlined below, the UF E-Discovery Story Booth will be open all day. This booth features Monica Bay interviewing panelists and others about their path to E-Discovery and what makes E-Discovery fun, important, and full of opportunity.

March 27, 2015

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Continental Breakfast & Registration

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Conference Opening:

William Hamilton, Partner, Quarles & Brady
Executive Director, ICAIR

George Socha, President, Socha Consulting, LLC

9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

Getting Cloud Data from the New Big Three: Google, iCloud & MS Office 365

Digital data has moved and is continuing to move to the cloud. Individuals, businesses, and corporations find cloud sourcing to be a compelling value proposition. How can counsel manage not only traditional office documents now created, hosted and shared in the cloud but social media and social communications. Google has not integrated social messaging and video messaging into its basic suite of business productions. How can this digital information be requested, delivered and analyzed? The questions for E-Discovery are how can information be easily harvested from cloud locations and reviewed seamlessly.

Our expert panel will take you through the nuts and bolts of cloud E-Discovery with practical examples and demonstrations.


10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Discovering Your Every Move: Mobile devices – iOS, Android and others (including GPS data)

Key case information is there for the taking. We live our digital lives on our mobile devices. Your smartphone knows your every move and heartbeat. But how do you get this critical information and then allow it to tell the story with other digital data? Our distinguished panel knows how and will show you.


  • Tom Howe– Electronic Discovery Lawyer, Howe & Associates
  • Julie Brown– Litigation Technology Manager, Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP
  • Mike Quartararo– Director of Litigation Support Services, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
  • Gary Jones– U.S. Magistrate Judge, Northern District of Florida
11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

The Four V’s and Your Fridge: Big Data and the Internet of Things (fitbit, black boxes)

Computer devices are everywhere, and they don’t need a screen to run perfectly. Welcome to the Internet of Things (IoT), where everything is linked and networked: the car, the refrigerator, work, devices everywhere. This is the world of commercial drones and smart thermostats. What are IoT implications for for E-Discovery? What does the world of the quantified self,  the quantified home and the quantified everything have in store for electronic discovery and privacy? That reality is now here. Our panel of thought leaders will make this new reality, and its immediate implications, come alive for you.


12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Lunch in Courtyard

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Conference Keynote Address

  • Speaker Introduction by The Honorable Gary Jones, United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Florida
  • Keynote Address by Craig Ball – “Evidence Everywhere: Chances and Challenges of Mobile, Cloud and the Internet of Things.”
1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.

Cracking Open the Odd Egg that is Social Media Metadata

If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it must be a duck. Wrong! Social media metadata is a digital world unto itself. Welcome to this new universe of Twitter, Facebook, and the world of social media and how it can make or break your case. How can you defensibly respond to requests for social media? Our panel will guide you through this new world with real demos.


2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Continuous Active Review Takes on Social Media

TAR 2.0 is here! We are talking about continuous active learning. It works for social media too. The leader of the TAR “continuous active learning” process will show and tell the story and be quizzed by our distinguished panel. Find out how technology is made for you—not experts.


3:40 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Social Media Quick Peek: Early Data Assessment

The key to “winning” contemporary litigation is to know your data. Watch this demonstration of the quick peek early data assessment with our distinguished panel of service providers, E-Discovery expert lawyer and special master, and Magistrate Judge. Why wait until the end of the case to really know the story?


5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Courtyard Reception

Meet and interact with the panelists at the courtyard reception.

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