Advanced Techniques for Managing Digital Discovery

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Hon. David J. Waxse
United States Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for the District of Kansas
Kim Leffert
Counsel, Mayer Brown LLP
Mark Noel
Managing Director for Professional Services, Catalyst Repository Systems


This is a complimentary program sponsored by Catalyst.

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With the explosion of digital content firms can no longer afford to scale review efforts by assigning more human eyeballs to a task. This program will discuss the cost and risk burdens associated with document review as well as the strategies for managing these costs. How have discovery processes and legal technology evolved in the digital world? How can advances in litigation technology help reduce discovery costs, particularly the cost of document review? How can you use this technology to efficiently manage your costs? Join us for this 60-minute program, where our panelists will discuss best practices for keeping your discovery costs low.

Educational Objectives:
● The cost and risks associated with the document review stage in e-discovery   
● How new technology lifts the review burden and reveals hidden knowledge
● Ways to customize your workflow to minimize risk and more efficiently produce documents 
● Recommendations for developing a technology strategy to reduce your costs

Who would benefit most from attending this program?
This program will benefit in-house and law firm counsel involved in litigation looking to make the review process more efficient and effective.

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Hon.Judge Waxse is a United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court in Kansas City, Kansas. Prior to his appointment as a Magistrate Judge in 1999, he was a partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon. From 1992-1999, Judge Waxse was a member, and one time chair, of the Kansas Commission on Judicial Qualifications, the state judicial discipline organization. He was also a member of the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee and the Mediation Panel for the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. In addition, he served on the Kansas Justice Commission, established by the Kansas Supreme Court to implement the Citizens' Justice Initiative review of the state justice system.

Judge Waxse is a Past-President of the Kansas Bar Association and, as a KBA delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates, was a member of the Board of Governors of the KBA for twelve years. He also has served on the Professionalism Committee of the ABA and on the board of editors of the Professional Lawyer, an ABA publication. He is past chair of the National Conference of Federal Trial Judges of the ABA and a member of the Ethics Committee of the Judicial Division of the ABA. He is a member of the Earl E. O’Connor Inn of Court and was President of the Inn in 2003-2004. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Johnson County Bar Association, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, the Wyandotte County Bar Association, and the Federal Magistrate Judge’s Association. He is also a fellow of the Kansas Bar Foundation and the American Bar Foundation.


Ms. Kim Leffert is a member of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group at Mayer Brown LLP.She is also a member of the Electronic Discovery and Information Governance action group. Ms.Leffert has substantial experience assisting clients with the preservation, collection, review, and production of electronic documents in litigation. She also helps clients prepare document retention policies and procedures and records management programs, as well as develop electronic discovery programs.

Ms. Leffert is licensed to practice in Illinois and several federal district and appellate courts. She earned her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and her B.A. from Cornell University.


Mr. Mark Noel is the Managing Director for Professional Services at Catalyst Repository Systems based in Denver, Colorado, where he helps clients use technology assisted review, advanced analytics and custom workflows to handle complex and large-scale litigation.  He was previously a director in FTI Consulting's technology practice where he worked with Acuity, FTI’s all-in-one legal document review service offering.  Prior to joining FTI, Mr. Noel founded Aranetic LLC, an electronic discovery software startup focused on building light and fast cloud-based tools for document processing, review, and production. Before that, he was a litigation associate with Latham & Watkins in both Washington, DC and New York, NY. During his time at Latham & Watkins, his practice focused on intellectual property litigation and counseling—principally patent litigation. Prior to law school, Mr. Noel spent seven years working for several research groups at Dartmouth College, including the Interactive Media Laboratory and the Institute for Security Technology Studies. His work focused on how people use technology to learn, and included developing new network-based multimedia simulation and training systems for various military and civilian agencies. Mr. Noel graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin Law School, and from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in physics and minors in social and organizational psychology.