Robin Stewart Presents at ACEDS Detroit’s Fourth Annual eDiscovery SymposiumNews | October 4, 2019
Robin Stewart, a Kutak Rock partner in the Kansas City office, presented at the Detroit, MI Chapter’s Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists’ (ACEDS) Fourth Annual eDiscovery Symposium – To eDiscovery and Beyond. The September 27 panel was titled "Will TAR Become Mandatory?"
Through a very lively debate, the panelists discussed the first judicial opinion endorsing the use of technology-assisted review (TAR) as a defensible method of reviewing and producing documents during discovery, the years that have followed that ruling, and whether a court has the authority to require a party to use TAR. Legal cases that once involved a manageable 30,000 documents now routinely encompass millions of electronic files. TAR is a form of machine learning that significantly reduces the number of documents legal teams need to review, cutting document collections by 80% or more.
Speakers joining Ms. Stewart on the panel included Hon. Joseph Brown at the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee; Thomas Gricks from Open Discovery; and Martin Holmes from Dickinson Wright. The panel was moderated by John Pappas from Open Text.
Scott Petz, ACEDS Detroit Chapter President, said that he was appreciative of Ms. Stewart “volunteering her valuable time and insight to help make this year’s eDiscovery Symposium out of this world." He continued, “Thought leaders such as Robin are the absolute foundation to a successful event. The points Robin made on the TAR panel resulted in a great discussion. Our Symposium and all those who attended truly benefited by her participation.”
Ms. Stewart is the founder and chair of Kutak Rock’s eDiscovery Practice Group and a member of the firm’s commercial litigation practice. She has pioneered the development of efficient, practical and effective approaches to address the explosion of electronically stored information’s use in modern litigation. She is also the founder and leader of the National eDiscovery Leadership Institute, which is a nationally recognized and highly regarded organization that provides high-quality educational programs on all things related to eDiscovery. Clients of all sizes and from all industries frequently seek out Robin’s guidance when grappling with the complex issues involved in managing electronic data both outside of and during litigation.