The End of Sanctions? Revisions to the Federal Rules and the Derisking of Discovery

Following the 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the amount of cases involving spoliation sanctions has plummeted. Today, cases involving discovery sanctions are only one third as common as they were during their peak in 2011 and 2012.

Are we seeing the end of sanctions? And if so, what effects is this having on the legal practice?

Join Logikcull and eDiscovery experts Craig Ball and Mira Edelman as we explore these topics, including a review of extensive new research on eDiscovery sanctions post-2015, key case laws, and emerging corporate discovery trends.

About our presenters:

Craig Ball

Craig Ball is a trial lawyer, computer forensic examiner, law professor and noted authority on electronic evidence. Among his many accomplishments, he has served as the Special Master or testifying expert in computer forensics and electronic discovery in some of the most challenging and celebrated cases in the U.S. He is a founder of the Georgetown University Law Center E-Discovery Training Academy and regularly teaches eDiscovery and digital evidence at the University of Texas School of Law.

Mira Edelman

Mira Edelman has decades of experience in discovery, both as in-house counsel and in private practice. She has worked as Associate General Counsel and Director of eDiscovery Services and Information Governance for Facebook, Senior Counsel and Discovery manager for Google, and eDiscovery Counsel at Hughes Hubbard & Reed. Mira is also a frequent writer and speaker on issues such as sanctions, legal holds, and ESI.

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