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Lunch with Honors|Ashish Prasid: What to Do with Too Much Information: E-discovery and the Practice of Law

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
5:00 AM
1330 Mason Hall

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What impact has the information revolution had on litigation and regulation?  With so much information stored electronically, what is reasonable for lawyers, judges, or regulators to ask for, and to receive, in the discovery phase before a trial or a regulatory penalty?  Who gets to see what data?  And how can the overwhelming amount of data be responsibly and efficiently processed and reviewed for trials and investigations?  The emergent field of e-discovery is the place where these and other questions are being raised and addressed.  This Lunch with Honors will give you the chance to discuss them with a pioneer in the field of e-discovery: if you care about the practice of law, the responsible dissemination of information, and fair trials and regulatory penalties, you won’t want to miss this!

Ashish Prasad is an Honors alumnus:  he graduated with Highest Honors and High Distinction in Social Theory before going on to the University of Chicago Law School, where he served on the Law Review.  He has been a leader in electronic discovery in various kinds of litigation, one of the founders of the Sedona Conference and Executive Editor of the Sedona Principles, a guide to best practices in applying basic principles of legal discovery to electronically-stored information.  In addition to heading up electronic discovery in law firms and his own companies, he has taught extensively in this area across the country.