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Vedder Thinking | Events Data Avalanche Webinar



November 16, 2011

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Central Standard Time

Data Avalanche Webinar — Strategies for Satisfying Legal Obligations Associated with Records Retention, eDiscovery, Litigation Holds and Data Privacy

The amount of data that companies are generating and maintaining is growing exponentially. In addition, new technologies such as corporate social media, cloud computing, smartphones and tablets allow data to become far more portable than ever before. As a result, it is becoming increasingly difficult for companies to satisfy their legal obligations with respect to records retention, eDiscovery, and data breach preparedness and response. Companies that fail to satisfy these obligations are subject to government scrutiny and — potentially to litigation. In the event of a data breach, companies may experience a hit to their reputation as well as their bottom line.

All too often, companies approach their data management obligations reactively and in a piecemeal fashion. This need not be the case; in fact, companies can satisfy their legal obligations with greater certainty — and more economically — through comprehensive data management strategies. This Webinar will be of interest to General Counsel, Chief Compliance and Information Officers, and those with a key role in managing eDiscovery or litigation within an organization. This Webinar will provide an overview of legal trends in data management, with a specific focus on social media, cloud computing, eDiscovery, litigation holds, and data breach preparedness and response. We will discuss ways in which companies can better manage their data through proactive data-management strategies.


12:00 p.m. - 12:05 p.m. Introduction
12:05 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Legal Trends in Data Management
  • Records Management Issues in Corporate Social Media and Cloud Computing
  • Developments in eDiscovery and Litigation Holds
  • Developments in Data Privacy Breach Litigation and Enforcement
12:45 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Developing/Fine-Tuning a Data Management Strategy
  • Building Your Governance Team
  • Assessing the Current Infrastructure
  • Designing Your Readiness Program Using a Risk-Based Approach
1:20 p.m. - 1:35 p.m. Q&A 



  • Bruce A. Radke, Shareholder, Vedder Price
  • Michael J. Waters, Shareholder, Vedder Price
  • Johnny Lee, Director, Forensic Technology, Grant Thornton LLP


Login information and materials will be sent prior to the webinar.

This is a complimentary program.


Bruce A. Radke


Michael J. Waters