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Relativity Fest 2018

Tessa Jacob

Senior Counsel, Husch Blackwell

Speaker Bio

Tessa leads Husch Blackwell’s cutting edge eDiscovery Solutions team and has spearheaded the firm’s efforts to provide consistent, defensible and repeatable e-discovery solutions for our clients. She is responsible for establishing and implementing best practices for e-discovery as well as providing the related education and training for our attorneys and litigation technology staff. A practicing attorney for 20 years, Tessa’s strong understanding of the substantive and strategic aspects of litigation informs the counsel she provides to clients and case teams on all aspects of e-discovery. She works with clients and case teams to create strategic, cost-effective, and defensible discovery plans. Tessa is knowledgeable in both the legal and technical aspects of e-discovery. She has vast experience in using and assessing the value of using data mining tools, technology-assisted review, and various review platforms. She provides discovery management to our clients, including legal hold implementation, identification, preservation, and collection of client data as well as assessment of risks and costs of specific discovery strategies. Tessa’s experience in handling e-discovery in active litigation and her understanding of the legal and technical issues that complicate discovery makes her uniquely qualified to assist clients in creating legal hold processes and ordinary course processes. She has assisted numerous companies of varying sizes in a variety of industries in creating and implementing such plans. Her practical approach focuses on creating a repeatable, defensible process that causes minimum interruption to a company’s daily business.

LIE227573 - Beer and Basics: e-Discovery 101 and Relativity Fundamentals Have you forgotten some of the basics of Relativity and the e-discovery process? If you could use a refresher but were afraid to ask, join us for beer and wine in a relaxed atmosphere where Relativity technical and legal experts will review some of the basics of Relativity and the legal process behind e-discovery. No question is too basic—legal teams can gain some tech knowledge, and tech teams can gain some legal insight. You’ll come away from the session ready to start the week with a better foundation of e-discovery knowledge. 1 Hour Lecture Constantine Pappas - Manager, Relativity Solutions, Relativity
Tom OConnor - Director, Gulf Coast Legal Tech Company
Peggy Gianuca - eDiscovery Technical Solutions Manager, The Walt Disney Company
Tessa Jacob - Senior Counsel, Husch Blackwell
Michael Quartararo - Managing Director, eDPM Advisory Services
Rene Laurens - Senior Product Manager, Relativity
LIE227579 - e-Discovery with the Government The legal and regulatory landscape in working with the government has changed substantially in recent years, and whether it's working with state governments, prosecutors, or federal agencies, e-discovery with the government has unique requirements and strategies to help ensure the best possible outcomes for your company or your clients. In this session, government attorneys and technologists—as well as attorneys who work in matters involving governmental organizations—share potential pitfalls and best practices.

This session has been submitted for CLE accreditation.
1 Hour Panel David Horrigan - Discovery Counsel and Legal Education Director, Relativity
Kenya Dixon - Assistant Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Technology and Analysis, U.S. Federal Trade Commission
Tracy Greer - Attorney Advisor, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Office of Operations
Tessa Jacob - Senior Counsel, Husch Blackwell
Cory Nugent - Information Technology Specialist, NYS Attorney General