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eDiscovery: Why to Care About It and How Not to Let It Ruin Your Life


Laurie Mims will moderate a panel including Sharif Jacob and other young practitioners, who will discuss the ethical standards, common pitfalls, and tips on the ethical and effective handling of electronic discovery at all stages of litigation, including litigation hold notices, how to work with vendors and in-house counsel, and common problems regarding document collection, production, and review.

Laurie Mims has extensive experience litigating complex civil and white collar criminal matters. She has tried a variety of cases, including several as first chair. Ms. Mims has represented institutional and individual clients in a wide range of industries, including health care, biotechnology, financial services, software development, venture capital and telecommunications. She has successfully defended these clients from claims involving the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Act, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, theft of trade secrets, employment discrimination, copyright and trademark. She has also represented individuals in matters with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice, as well as numerous national law firms in professional negligence cases.

Sharif Jacob focuses on complex litigation, including commercial disputes and white collar criminal cases. Mr. Jacob has represented businesses, unions, and individuals in cases involving securities fraud, patent infringement, insider trading, breach of contract, broker-dealer violations, environmental torts, and intra-union disputes.

The ABTL provides top-quality legal education programs, creates an open and engaging atmosphere between bench and bar, and the opportunity for old colleagues to meet in a busy world where lunch is no longer the order of the day. In addition, the ABTL is known across California for its unmatched annual seminars, featuring keynote speakers from the United States Supreme Court, U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and California Supreme Court.