The Next Data Frontier

Today’s data universe is light years away from the reality of just three years ago. What data challenges are on the horizon, and how should eDiscovery practitioners prepare for tomorrow and beyond?

Come explore the answers with us at PIIP 2023: THE NEXT DATA FRONTIER, on February 15-16. This will be our 6th annual - and 3rd virtual - expedition to the center of the business, legal and data challenges that converge in eDiscovery.

Ramp up for 2023 with fresh ideas and practical tips you can implement immediately. Trailblazing practitioners will take a deep dive into tools, technology and tactics, and how to future-proof your processes and workflows. Learn data-forward strategies to help you work smarter and elevate your eDiscovery.

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Fit for Purpose: The Best of eDiscovery Technology Today

Innovators from three industry-leading software providers will walk through real-world eDiscovery scenarios, illustrating how technology empowers better practices and greater efficiency across the EDRM. A fantastic opportunity to learn how to apply the latest tech to achieve better outcomes. Featuring panelists:

Shamir Colloff, Relativity

George Socha, Reveal

Kristin Zmrhal, DISCO

Wednesday, February 15 @ 11:30 am


Why Should You Attend?

Actually, why wouldn’t you? Look at these perks!


DJ breaks, amusing surprises, pay-it-forward prizes, and if you’re in the US, lunch is on us!


PIIP is free to attend for professionals in law firms, corporations and government, and CDS technology partners.


After the 100% virtual live event, registrants can access all the session recordings online for 30 days.

Featuring speakers from leading law firms and global companies, including:

Baker Botts L.L.P.

Bryan Cave LLP

Capital One


Cordery LLP

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP


DISH Network

DLA Piper

Her Justice

Innocence Project

Justice for Change

King & Spalding LLP






Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Waste Management

Zurich North America

Wednesday, February 15th, 10:30 AM ET

Greg Larkin

Greg Larkin has built some of the most transformative businesses of our time from inside some of the biggest companies on Earth (think Bloomberg, Google, Uber).

Trying to lead change from within a big organization can be excruciating. Greg Larkin, author of international best-seller, This Might Get Me Fired, knows how to break the cycle of stale and counterproductive business habits. He’ll show you how to gather support within your organization to create the biggest breakthroughs of your career, and give you an arsenal of tools to overcome the obstructionists.


Subject to Change; Additional Speakers to be Announced
All times ET.

10:30 AM 10:35 AM
Welcome - Day 1

with Vinnie Budhram, CAO, CDS

10:35 AM 11:25 AM
Keynote: 'To Boldly Go'

with Greg Larkin

11:25 AM 11:30 AM

11:30 AM 12:30 PM
Fit for Purpose: The Best of eDiscovery Technology Today

Flexibility defines the new legal technology landscape. eDiscovery platforms are tasked with delivering data- and matter-centric solutions now while building towards future needs. Using a hypothetical real-world scenario, panelists from three industry-leading eDiscovery software providers will illustrate how the latest eDiscovery technology empowers better practices and greater efficiency across the EDRM.

Moderator: Michael Milicevic, Head of Product Solutions, CDS

• George Socha, Senior Vice President of Brand Awareness, Reveal
• Shamir Colloff, Senior Product Manager, Relativity
• Kristin Zmrhal, VP of Product Strategy, DISCO

12:30 PM 1:00 PM

with DJ Misbehavior

1:00 PM 2:00 PM
Data Collection: Balancing Security and Accessibility

Effective eDiscovery data management depends on policies and practices that support better, safer collections. What looks like efficiency in the moment can lead to legal issues and greater risk. From remote collections and self-collection, to collecting from mobile devices and messaging apps, the downstream impact on processing, staging, analytics, and review cannot be overstated.

Moderator: Brad Berkshire, Director, Consulting and Digital Forensics, CDS

• Linda Banks, Director of eDiscovery Services, Robins Kaplan LLP
• Cody Breunig, Director of Privacy and Digital Forensics, Waste Management
• Benjamin DeWitt, Senior Manager, Cyber Insider Threat and Technical Investigations eDiscovery, Capital One

2:05 PM 3:00 PM
Context is Key: Document Review and Short Message Formats

Data from chat applications, collaboration tools, social media platforms, and ticketing systems are coming to a doc review near you. Join us for a deep dive into reviewing short messages, starting with considerations for collection, processing, and hosting. Panelists will discuss handling modern attachments; document unitization and message slicing; interpreting emoji and reactions; and tracking conversations across platforms. Plus, when and where to leverage TAR/AI to manage document review protocols.

Moderator: Mark Anderson, Director, UK Operations, CDS

Confirmed Panelists:
• Seth Eichenholtz, Head of eDiscovery, Mastercard
• Laura Ewing-Pearle, eDiscovery Project Manager, Baker Botts L.L.P.
• Chris McDaniel, President and CEO, Cognicion
• Scott Reents, Lead Attorney, Data Analytics and eDiscovery, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

3:00 PM 4:00 PM
Mobilizing Legal/Tech for Good

How are legal operators using their skills to benefit their communities? Leaders of organizations working with the legal community discuss how to put a ‘pro bono mentality’ into operation. Our panelists examine the challenges involved in starting initiatives, how to mobilize resources and get others involved, and discuss lessons learned.

Moderator: Rose Jones, King & Spalding

Confirmed Panelists:
• Hamra Ahmad, Esq., Director of Law & Policy, Her Justice
• Susan Friedman, Senior Staff Attorney, Innocence Project
• Angela Hsu, Partner, Bryan Cave and Board Member, AAPI Crime Victims and Education Fund
• Jaclyn Sattler, Growth Strategy, Relativity (Justice for Change)

10:30 AM 10:35 AM
Welcome - Day 2

with Vinnie Budhram, CAO, CDS

10:35 AM 11:25 AM
Industry Keynote: Data Privacy Update

with Jonathan Armstrong, Partner, Cordery

11:25 AM 11:30 AM

11:30 AM 12:45 PM
Judges Panel: Case Law Spotlight

As data in discovery has evolved and technology is increasingly central to matter management, what can we learn from recent rulings? Our panel of judges analyzes the issues, judgments, and sanctions surrounding recent cases that matter most to litigators, eDiscovery practitioners, and data managers.

• William Wallace Belt, Jr. Managing Director, Consulting, CDS
• Anne Bentley McCray, Partner, McGuire Woods

• Hon. Andrew J. Peck, former U.S. Magistrate Judge, Southern District of New York and Senior Counsel, DLA Piper
• Hon. Kimberly Priest Johnson, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of Texas
• Hon. Xavier Rodriguez, U.S. District Judge, Western District of Texas

12:45 PM 1:15 PM

with DJ Misbehavior

1:15 PM 2:15 PM
Strategies for Emerging Data in Complex Litigation

Myriad new data formats and a variety of increasingly accessible data sources require advanced strategies to control volumes and costs, particular in large matters. Technology can make a difference, as can developing replicable, scalable processes and workflows. Learn how to make a data-informed case to the judge, as well as critical considerations for production and disclosure.

Moderator: Nicole Guyer, Client Director, CDS

• Michelle Kitchen, Global eDiscovery Lead, IP and Legal Counsel, Novartis
• Sonya Judkins, Sr. Manager, Discovery and Information Governance, T-Mobile
• Vanessa Quaciari, Senior eDiscovery Counsel, Baker Botts L.L.P.

2:15 PM 3:15 PM
Moving eDiscovery In-House: To DIY or Why Not?

Cloud-based eDiscovery puts more control in your hands, but what does that look like in practice? To build a top-notch in-house team requires a significant investment of money and resources. Panelists explore ways to achieve greater self-sufficiency, but for less time and money, fewer headaches, and reduced risk.

Moderator: Sue-Deelia Tang, Client Solutions Director, CDS

• Mira Edelman, Senior Corporate Counsel, DISH Network
• Michele Kell, AVP, eDiscovery Manager, Zurich North America
• Brett Lessem, Practice Technology Manager, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
• Graham Rollins, Director, Assistant General Counsel, Litigation, Capital One