Since the 2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, proportionality has taken on an increasingly central—and some may argue, disproportionate—role in discovery disputes. In today’s battles over electronic evidence, proportionality can act as both a shield, allowing parties to avoid unnecessary and overly burdensome discovery, and a sword, striking down otherwise reasonable discovery due to a party’s slow, expensive, or outdated processes.
Join us Wednesday, May 12, for this upcoming webinar on proportionality disputes in eDiscovery, featuring seasoned litigators David Slarskey and Renee Bea of Slarskey LLC and Mariano Schwed, Senior Vice President, Law Department at NBCUniversal.
This webinar is accredited for one hour of California MCLE credit.
The evolution of the proportionality standard and traditional metrics used to evaluate burden
Sources of actual burden and tools and strategies for reducing them
Accurately articulating and countermanding assertions of “burden”
Substantive advantages to getting “ahead of the burden”
Partner, Slarskey LLC
David Slarskey is a litigator and trial attorney with broad experience in all aspects of dispute resolution, from pre-complaint negotiations through trial and appeals. The hallmark of David’s practice is fantastic clients of all stripes — from individual entrepreneurs, to health care institutions, private equity, and law firms — who need dedicated, creative, and innovative counsel to help them achieve their objectives. In addition to his work in the courtroom, David has served as a member of the New York City Bar Association Judiciary Committee, Litigation Committee, and Committee on Professional Responsibility. David has been a lecturer on ethics and legal writing, and served as Secretary of the New York State Bar Association "Task Force on the Future of the Legal Profession.”
Partner, Slarskey LLC
Renee Bea is an entrepreneurial and seasoned trial lawyer with more than fifteen years of experience representing clients in litigation, trial, arbitration, and appellate proceedings. Her practice focuses on complex business disputes, fraud, financial services, and intellectual property litigation. Renee represents a broad set of clients across sectors including green energy, technology, medicine and social media. Ms. Bea is licensed to practice in both California and New York.
Senior Vice President, Law Department at NBCUniversal
Mariano Schwed has more than 22 years of experience as a lawyer, including nearly two decades working in-house at NBCUniversal. In his role as Senior Vice President of NBCUniversal’s Law Department, Mariano has unprecedented insight into both the burdens corporate clients face when responding to expansive discovery requests and the strategies that can significantly reduce those burdens.
Casey Sullivan is an attorney and writer based out of San Francisco who leads Logikcull’s content and education efforts. In addition to organizing webinars, releasing white papers, and conducting industry surveys, he writes Logikcull’s news, discovery, and technology blog at logikcull.com/blog.