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Highlights of the Sedona Conference Institute Program on “eDiscovery in a New Era”

Chad McManamy

Last week I attended the 8th Annual Sedona Conference Institute Program, “eDiscovery in a New Era: New Technologies, New Media, New Rules.” During the initial session, leaders polled the audience as to how many were first-timers at the event, and a significant number of attendees raised their hands. I've attended the annual event for the past four years, and am encouraged to see more people taking an interest in improving their e-discovery processes.

Zubulake Opinions Still the Standard

This year’s program focused on drawing a finer point on specific issues. Case law is always of interest, but discussions still mostly continue to refer back to cases such as the now classic Zubulake v. UBS Warburg, which led to the issuance of a groundbreaking series of opinions on electronic discovery from Judge Shira Scheindlin prior to the 2006 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP). At the 2014 Sedona Conference Institute Program and going forward, we are simply further defining the questions at issue. No sea change in opinion or ramifications of these opinions was in evidence this week.