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Technology Assisted Review (TAR) protocols were among the hot topics discussed during the 2019 Duke/EDRM Annual Workshop/Forum hosted by Duke Law School.

Additionally, Duke Law brought together, for the first time, an in-house panel of lawyers from American Airlines, Exxon/Mobile and GSK to discuss challenges in the ediscovery field during the conference. The gathering geared toward Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) rounded up a bevy of judges, consultants, software vendors and others at its annual workshop and forum to collaborate on ediscovery and other tech projects during the two-day event, according to the event organizers.

From Twitter:
EDRM‏ @edrm 9h9 hours ago
We're off! The #EDRM2019 Workshop/Forum is underway @DukeLaw—looking forward to two days of #tech and #eDiscovery conversations, panel discussions, and collaborations!

“Duke/EDRM continues to be the leader in the ediscovery and information governance field. This past year, TAR Guidelines were approved [and] a draft of a TAR protocol is progressing nicely,” reads promotional material.

According to information from, TAR lets computer software classify documents electronically “based on input from expert reviewers, in an effort to expedite the organization and prioritization of the document collection.” The aim of the process is to cut the time needed to review electronically stored information by reducing the need for human review of non-material documents.

To facilitate sharing, the panels were hosted under Chatham House Rule. As such: “When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.”

Redgrave LLP Hires New Partner with eDiscovery Leadership Background

Redgrave, an ediscovery-geared law firm, hired Christine Payne as a partner in Chicago, according to a press release from the company. Payne previously led Kirkland & Ellis’ ediscovery efforts as co-chairwoman of its Firmwide Electronic Discovery Committee. She is also an adjunct professor of electronic discovery law at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

Her experience includes dealing in complex commercial litigation, “bet-the-company cases,” products liability litigation, restructuring-related litigation, antitrust matters, and ongoing and pending investigations. "Christine's impressive experience is a tremendous addition to our Firm and we are excited about her contributions to our strategic planning and growth," said Jonathan Redgrave, managing partner at the firm. "Christine joins us with an established track record of helping high-value clients overcome litigation and eDiscovery challenges. Her arrival coincides with the significant expansion of our team, which is being driven by the fact that our clients, more than ever, need top-of-the-line counsel to advise on eDiscovery as well as emerging issues related to new technologies, data privacy and information law."

Payne was hired along with Karin Jenson and Adam Cohen, who joined in February and April, respectively, to bolster the firm’s offerings. "When it comes to eDiscovery, there is simply no better firm than Redgrave. I'm extremely excited to be joining this team. I plan to hit the ground running, focusing on innovation for our clients," said added Payne.

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