Please join BNA's panel of experts for this highly practical primer on the use of sampling in e-discovery. Gain valuable insight from industry experts, Maura R. Grossman, Counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Gordon V. Cormack, Professor at the University of Waterloo's David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science. They will discuss the kinds of e-discovery challenges that sampling can address and other topics such as:
Gordon V. Cormack, University of Waterloo; Maura R. Grossman, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Gordon V. Cormack
ProfessorUniversity of WaterlooWaterloo, Ontario, Canada
Gordon V. Cormack holds the rank of Professor in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo, in Canada. Professor Cormack is co-director of the Information Retrieval Group at Waterloo, and co-author of Information Retrieval: Implementing and Evaluating Search Engines (MIT Press, 2010). Professor Cormack also is the author or co-author of more than one hundred peer-reviewed articles on information retrieval, computer systems, and computer science education. Professor Cormack's current research interests involve the application of machine learning technologies to critical applications like spam filtering and e-discovery, as well as scientific evaluation of the effectiveness of such methods. For more than twelve years, Professor Cormack has been a program committee member of The Text Retrieval Conference (TREC), sponsored by the National Instituted of Standards and Technology. From 2005 through 2007, he was coordinator of the TREC Spam Track, and from 2010 through 2011, he has been a co-coordinator of the TREC Legal Track. Professor Cormack is a winner of the INFORMS 2009 Data Mining Contest and the ECML/PKDD 2006 Discovery Challenge. He was the Scientific Director of IOI 2010 The International Olympiad in Informatics a international computer science contest for high school students from 73 countries, which was featured in the December 2010 issue of Wired Magazine. Professor Cormack has coached Waterloo's ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest team for the past fourteen years, qualifying for the World Championships each year (the only team in the world to have done so), and winning the World Championship once, and the North American Championship three times.
Maura R. GrossmanCounselWachtell, Lipton, Rosen & KatzNew York, NY
Maura R. Grossman is Counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where she advises the firm and its clients on legal, technical and strategic issues involving electronic discovery and information management, both in the U.S. and abroad. She has represented Fortune 100 companies and major financial services institutions in corporate and securities litigation, including both civil actions and white-collar criminal and regulatory investigations. Maura was appointed by the Chief Administrative Judge to serve as co-chair of the E-Discovery Working Group advising the New York State Unified Court System, and is involved in other initiatives to provide education on e-discovery to federal and state court judges, and to court-appointed mediators and special masters. Maura also is a coordinator of the 2010 Legal Track of the National Institute of Standards and Technologys Text Retrieval Conference (TREC), a joint government/industry/academic research project studying the application of automated information retrieval technologies to e-discovery, and an adjunct professor at both the Rutgers School of Law Newark and Pace Law School, where she teaches courses on e-discovery. She also is a member of The Sedona Conference Working Groups on Electronic Document Retention and Production, and on International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure. Maura assisted in editing The Sedona Conference Commentary on Achieving Quality in E-Discovery (May 2009), and serves on the Advisory Boards of BNAs Digital Discovery and E-Evidence Report and the Georgetown University Law Centers Advanced E-Discovery Institute. In addition to her law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, Maura also holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical/School Psychology.