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Richard N. Lettieri, Esq.
E-Discovery Counsel

Lettieri Law Firm, LLC
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Writing & Speaking: Richard N. Lettieri, Esq.,
E-Discovery Counsel

Book

  • The Corporate Counsel's Computer Guide: How to Develop and Use In-House Legal Systems, 1985, American Bar Association, Chicago Illinois. (Awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the ABA in 1991 for this effort)

Articles

  • "E-Discovery Ethics: Emerging Standards of Technological Competence", The Federal Lawyer, Oct/Nov, 2015, (co-authored - Chief Judge Joy Flowers Conti, United States Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, and Richard N. Lettieri, E-Discovery Counsel, Lettieri Law Firm, LLC. Click here...
  • "E-Discovery Special Master Program: Progress Update", Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (WPTLA) The Advocate, Fall Edition, 2014, reprinted with permission from The Federal Lawyer, April, 2014, (co-authored with Chief Judge Joy Flowers Conti, District Judge Nora Barry Fischer), both from the United States Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, and Richard N. Lettieri, Esq.
  • "E-Discovery Special Master Program: Progress Update", Juris Magazine, Duquesne University School of Law, Summer, 2014, (co-authored with Chief Judge Joy Flowers Conti, District Judge Nora Barry Fischer, both from the United States Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, and Richard N. Lettieri, Esq.
  • "E-Discovery Special Master Program: Progress Update", Erie Legal Times, Newsletter of the Erie County Bar Association, May, 2014, reprinted with permission from The Federal Lawyer, April, 2014, (co-authored with Chief Judge Joy Flowers Conti, District Judge Nora Barry Fischer), both from the United States Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, and Richard N. Lettieri, Esq.
  • "E-Discovery Special Master Program: Progress Update", The Federal Lawyer magazine of the Federal Bar Association, April, 2014, (co-authored with Chief Judge Joy Flowers Conti, District Judge Nora Barry Fischer, both from the United States Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, and Richard N. Lettieri, Esq. Click here...
  • "Social Media in Employment and Personal Injury Litigation", The Advocate, Quarterly publication of the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Winter, 2013, Click here...
  • Mid-to-Small Law Firm Alert: Overcoming the Growing E-Discovery "Skill Gap", The Advocate Quarterly publication of the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyer's Association, Winter, 2012, Click here...
  • Creating the Criteria and the Process for Selection of E-Discovery Special Masters in Federal Court, The Federal Lawyer magazine of the Federal Bar Association, February, 2011, (co-authored with District Judge, the Hon. Nora Barry Fischer, U.S. Court, Western District of Pennsylvania. Click here...
  • "What is E-Mediation, and Why Might I Want To Recommend It to My Client?", Mediation Today, Mediation Council of Western Pennsylvania, September, 2010; Click Here...
  • In re ESI: Local Rules Enhance The Value of Rule 26(f) "Meet & Confer" The Judges' Journal, Quarterly Magazine of the Judicial Division of the American Bar Assocaition, Spring, 2010 (co-authored with U.S. District Judge, Western District of Pennsylvania, Joy Flowers Conti) Click Here...
  • "'Reasonable Inquiry' and 'Duty to Investigate' Required When Propounding or Responding to E-Discovery Requests", Allegheny County Bar Association, Federal Court Section Newsletter, March 30, 2010
  • "How To Level Your E-Discovery Playing Field", The Advocate, Quarterly publication of the Western Paennsylvania Trial Lawyer's Association, Fall, 2010, Click Here...
  • "E-Discovery & Pre-Trial Conference: A Primer for Lawyers and Judges", Duquesne Juris, Winter, 2008; Duquesne University School of Law Legal Journal; reprinted with permission from the The Judge's Journal, August, 2007 (Co-Authored with U.S. District Justice Joy Flowers Conti)
  • "E-Discovery & Pre-Trial Conference: A Primer for Lawyers and Judges", The Judge's Journal, August, 2007 (Co-Authored with U.S. District Justice Joy Flowers Conti)
    http://www.krollontrack.com/Publications/judgesjournal.pdf
  • "Which E-Discovery Model is Right (or Wrong)?", E-Discovery Advisor, August, 2007
  • "What Is Metadata Scrubbing, and Is It Good For Business?" Executive Counsel, July-August, 2006;
    http://www.krollontrack.com/Publications/metadata_scrubbing.pdf
  • "The Real Case for TQM", The Pennsylvania Lawyer, May-June, 1995
  • "Ten Things Lawyers Absolutely Need to Know About Total Quality", The Pennsylvania Lawyer, September, 1993
  • "The Corporate Lawyer's Workstation: What Are The Benefits?" National Law Journal, September 23, 1985
  • "In-House Litigation Support: Corporate Counsel's Perspective", National Law Journal, November 5, 1984
  • "Automation: Capitalizing On Corporate Resources", National Law Journal, August, 1984

Recent Speaking Engagements:

  • Federal Bar Association "E-Discovery Series", “Achieving Proportionality: 10 Best Practices To Better Understand and Apply ESI Proportionality under the Revised Federal Rules”, April 21, 2016, Federal Courthouse, Pittsburgh; Richard N. Lettieri, E-Discovery Counsel, moderated a panel consisting of Chief Judge Joy Flowers Conti, U.S. Court, Western District of PA, and Jonathan M. Redgrave, National E-Discovery Counsel, U.S. Courthouse, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Erie County Bar Association, March 31, 2016, "E-Discovery Ethics: Emerging Standards of Technological Competence", Erie County Federal Courthouse, Erie, PA. Chief Judge Joy Flowers Conti, U.S. Court, Western District of PA, and Richard N. Lettieri Esq., E-Discovery Counsel, Lettieri Law Firm, LLC, presented on ethical standards that have begun to emerge relative to e-discovery competence that were outlined in a recent article co-authored by Chief Judge Conti and Attorney Lettieri that appeared in The Federal Lawyer, October/November, 2015, edition.
  • Washington County Bench-Bar, January 22, 2016, "E-Discovery Ethics: Emerging Standards of Technological Competence", Hilton Hotel, Southpointe, Washington, PA. Chief Judge Joy Flowers Conti, U.S. Court, Western District of PA, and Richard N. Lettieri Esq., E-Discovery Counsel, Lettieri Law Firm, LLC, presented on ethical standards that have begun to emerge relative to e-discovery competence that were outlined in a recent article co-authored by Chief Judge Conti and Attorney Lettieri that appeared in The Federal Lawyer, October/November, 2015, edition.
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Employment Law Institute WEST, November 13, 2015, "E-Discovery Ethics: Emerging Standards of Technological Competence", Pittsburgh Marriott City Center, Pittsburgh, PA. Chief Judge Joy Flowers Conti, U.S. Court, Western District of PA, and Richard N. Lettieri Esq., E-Discovery Counsel, Lettieri Law Firm, LLC, presented on ethical standards that have begun to emerge relative to e-discovery competence that were outlined in a recent article co-authored by Chief Judge Conti and Attorney Lettieri that appeared in The Federal Lawyer, October/November, 2015, edition.
  • Butler County Bar Association, November 4, 2015, "E-Discovery Ethics: Emerging Standards of Technological Competence", Butler County Bar Association HQ, Butler, PA. Chief Judge Joy Flowers Conti, U.S. Court, Western District of PA, and Richard N. Lettieri Esq., E-Discovery Counsel, Lettieri Law Firm, LLC, presented on ethical standards that have begun to emerge relative to e-discovery competence that were outlined in a recent article co-authored by Chief Judge Conti and Attorney Lettieri that appeared in The Federal Lawyer, October/November, 2015, edition.
  • Beaver County Bar Association, October 15, 2015, "E-Discovery Ethics: Emerging Standards of Technological Competence", Beaver County Bar Association HQ, Beaver, PA. Chief Judge Joy Flowers Conti, U.S. Court, Western District of PA, and Richard N. Lettieri Esq., E-Discovery Counsel, Lettieri Law Firm, LLC, presented on changes made to the ABA Model Rules, a recent California Committee on Professional Rules and Responsibilities, and the standards that have begun to evolve that were outlined in a recent article co-authored by Chief Judge Conti and Attorney Lettieri that appeared in The Federal Lawyer, October/November, 2015, edition.
  • Federal Bar Association, National Webinar entitled: "E-Discovery Ethics: Emerging Standards of Technological Competence", April 29, 2015. Co-Presenters Chief Judge Joy Flowers Conti, U.S. Court, Western District of Pennsylvania and Richard N. Lettieri, E-Discovery Counsel, Lettieri Law Firm, LLC, outline the standards of technological competence that have begun to emerge based upon recent changes to the ABA Model Rules and the State Bar of California Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct. Emphasis on practical skills for nine key e-discovery skills.
  • Erie County Bar Association,"6 Key ESI Strategies for Litigators", March 24, 2015, Erie Convention Center, Erie, Pennsylvania. Richard N. Lettieri, E-Discovery Counsel presented on "best practices" learned from over 25 cases in federal court over the past four years involving e-discovery.
  • Washington County Bench-Bar; "6 Key ESI Strategies for Small Firms", January 23, 2015, Hilton Hotel at Southpointe, Washington, Pa., E-Discovery Counsel, Richard N. Lettieri presented to a roomful of small firm litigators regarding ESI “best practices” in federal court.
  • Federal Bar Association "E-Discovery Series", "David and Goliath: Helping Small Firm Litigators Get The ESI They Need to Help Win Their Case", November 20, 2014. Richard N. Lettieri, E-Discovery Counsel presented on the topic of "6 Key ESI Strategies for Small Firms", then led and moderated a discussion on the topic with a panel that included: The Honorable Nora Barry Fischer, U.S. Court, Western District of PA, The Honorable Lisa Pupo Lenihan, Magistrate Judge, U.S. Court, Western District of PA, Mary Chmura Conn, Member, Tershel & Associates, James M. Herb, Partner, James M. Herb, PC, and Thomas J. Smith, Partner, Co-Chair E-Discovery Practice Group, K&L/Gates; Federal Courthouse, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Inns of Court, Westmoreland County Chapter, "6 Key ESI Strategies for Small Firm Litigators", presented by Richard N. Lettieri, E-Discovery Counsel, October 23, 2014, Westmoreland County Bar Association HQ, Greens burg, PA.
  • Federal Bar Association "E-Discovery Series", "Seeing is Believing: Brief Demo and Intelligent Discussion of the Benefits (and possible shortcomings) of Predictive Coding", September 25, 2014; Richard N. Lettieri, E-Discovery Counsel, served as moderator on a panel discussion that included Chief Judge Joy Flowers Conti and U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer, from the U.S. Court, Western District of PA.; Federal Courthouse, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Federal Bar Association "E-Discovery Series", "Right-Sizing Your Process: E-Discovery on a Limited Budget", May 29, 2014. Richard N. Lettieri, E-Discovery Counsel participated in a panel discussion that included Chief Judge Joy Flowers Conti, Judge Authur J. Schwab and National E-Discovery Counsel Paul D. Weiner of Littler Mendelson. The session was moderated by David R. Cohen of Reed Smith; Federal Courthouse, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Beaver County Bar Association, "6 Key ESI Strategies for Small Firms", presented by Richard N. Lettieri, E-Discovery Counsel, May 15, 2014; Beaver County Bar Association HQ, Beaver, PA.
  • Federal Bar Association "E-Discovery Series", "Practical and Inexpensive Ways to 'Search for' and 'Collect' Social Media Evidence to Help Win Your Case", March 27, 2014. Richard N. Lettieri, E-Discovery Counsel, moderated a panel comprised of Chief Magistrate Lisa Pupo Lenihan and Magistrate Judge Maureen P. Kelly, both of the U.S. Court, Western District of PA; Pete Mansmann, CEO Precise, Inc., Chris Gormley, CEO, Social Media Information, LLC, and Jaime Tuite, Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney, Pittsburgh, Pa., Federal Courthouse, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Federal Bar Association "WEBINAR: E-Discovery Special Masters", February 19, 2014; Instructor at a one-hour CLE, on the status of the implementation of the EDSM Program, U.S. Court, .Western District of PA.
  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (WPTLA), "Social Media in Litigation: Discoverability, Admissibility and Uses; Making Sense of the Case Law; Providing Practical Advice"; Instructor at a 2 hour CLE, December 11, 2013; Kopper’s Building, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Federal Bar Association "E-Discovery Series", "Rule 26(f) "Meet & Confer" Workshop: Negotiating the Search Protocol", December 5, 2013; Served on a panel moderated by David R. Cohen, Partner Reed Smith, with panelists The Honorable Nora Barry Fischer, and The Honorable Lisa P. Lenihan, Chief Magistrate Judge, U.S. Court Western District of PA.; Federal Courthouse, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • CLE webinar "Social Media Evidence in Personal Injury Litigation: Admissibility Challenges"; sponsored by Strafford Publishing; a 90-minute webinar; made a presentation along with Lawrence Morales, Esq. and Robert J. Bogdanowicz, III., November 25, 2013.
  • E-Discovery Special Master (EDSM) "Town Hall" Meeting, hosted by the Federal Judges, U.S. Court, Western District of PA., October 10, 2013. Served on a panel with other EDSM's David Cohen and Susan Ardisson, and Judge Nora Barry Fischer, U.S. Court, Western District of PA., Federal Courthouse, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • E-Discovery Special Master (EDSM) "Town Hall" Meeting, hosted by the Federal Judges, U.S. Court, Western District of PA., October 10, 2013. Served on a panel with other EDSM's David Cohen and Susan Ardisson, and Judge Nora Barry Fischer, U.S. Court, Western District of PA., Federal Courthouse, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Beaver County Bench-Bar, "Social Media in Litigation", September 26, 2013, Beaver County Bar Association, Olde Stonewall Golf Course, Ellwood City, PA.
  • Federal Bar Association "E-Discovery Series", "E-Discovery Special Master Program (EDSM): Progress and Perspectives", September 12, 2013,; Served on a panel with David R. Cohen, Partner Reed Smith, Bob Ridge, Partner, Thorp Reed, Rob Pritchard, Partner, Littler Mendelson and Chief Judge Joy Flowers Conti and Judge Nora Barry Fischer, U.S. Court, Western District of Pa., Federal Courthouse, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Pennsylvania School Solicitor's Association, "What School Solicitor's Absolutely Need to Know About E-Discovery", July 12, 2013, School Solicitor's Symposium, Penn Stater Conference Center, State College, PA.
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI), eDiscovery Symposium; presented and served on a panel discussing "E-Discovery for the Small Firm –Leveling the ESI Playing Field" along with Joe Decker, Of Counsel, Babst Calland and Vice President & General Counsel, bit-x-bit, Inc. and Matt Doebler, Pribanic & Pribanic; PBI Professional Development Center, Heinz 57 Center, Pittsburgh , PA., April 26, 2013.
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, School and Municipal Solicitor Section, February 21, 2013, "What School and Municipal Solicitor's Need to Know About E-Discovery", ACBA HQ, Koppers Building, Pittsburgh, PA., February 21, 2013.
  • Westmoreland County Bar Association, presentation entitled: "Social Media in Employment and Personal Injury Litigation", Westmoreland County Bar Association HQ, Greensburg, PA., February 20, 2013.
  • Federal Bar Association "E-Discovery Series", "Social Media in Employment and Personal Injury Litigation", presented and served on a panel with The Honorable Cathy Bissoon, The Honorable Mark R. Hornak, and The Honorable Lisa Pupo Lenihan, all from the U.S. Court, Western District of Pennsylvania; Federal Courthouse, Pittsburgh, PA, January 10, 2013.
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Employment Law Institute WEST, presentation on "Social Media in Employment Litigation", Pittsburgh Marriott, Center City, Pittsburgh, PA., November 8, 2012
  • Federal Bar Association, "E-Discovery Series"; "The Role of e-Neutrals in Federal Court"; served on a panel with U.S. Court, Western District of PA federal judges, The Honorable Joy Flowers Conti, The Honorable Nora Barry Fischer, The Honorable Mark R. Hornak, and Allison O. Skinner, Esq., e-Mediator at Sirote & Permutt, E-Discovery Special Master, Co-Founder of the American Academy of e-Neutrals and author of several articles on the use of e-neutrals in litigation; Federal Courthouse, Pittsburgh, PA, September 6, 2012.
  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, "E-Discovery in Federal Court", presentation made with Shon K. Worner, Esq., partner at Barry & Worner, Judge Lazzaro's Courtroom, Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh. PA., May 15, 2012.
  • Federal Bar Association, "E-Discovery Series"; "Model Order in Patent Litigation"; served on a panel with U.S. Court, Western District of PA federal judges, The Honorable Nora Barry Fischer, The Honorable Authur J. Schwab and The Honorable Cathy Bissoon, and PIPLA President and E-Discovery Special Master, Cecilia Dickson, Esq. Jones Day; Federal Courthouse, Pittsburgh, PA, May 10, 2012.
  • Washington County Winter Bench-Bar, "Overcoming the Growing E-Discovery Skill Gap", Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe, Canonsburg, PA, February 10, 2012
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Symposium, "E-Discovery Special Master's Program: Bankruptcy Court"; moderated and participated in a panel discussion that included The Honorable Joy Flowers Conti, U.S. Court, Western District and The Honorable Judith K. Fitzgerald, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District, Pittsburgh, PA, December 9, 2011.
  • Allegheny County Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section CLE, "E-Discovery Requirements in U.S. Court, Western District of PA: Preparing in Advance of the Rule 16 Conference", City-County Building, Pittsburgh, Pa. October 17, 2011.
  • Carbon County Bar Association, "Introduction to the E-Discovery Process"; Lantern Inn, Lehighton, PA., October 13, 2011.
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Small Firm and Sole Practitioner's Section, "The Bare Essentials: Satisfying ESI Requirements in Federal Court", ACBA HQ, Kopper's Building, Pittsburgh, PA., September 26, 2011.
  • Association of Litigation Support Professionals, Cleveland, Ohio Chapter, "E-Discovery Special Master Program, U.S. Court, Western District of PA.", Cleveland, Ohio, September 21, 2011.
  • Leech Tishman, "Three Current ESI Topics: Negotiating the Rule 26(f) Report to the Court; Analyzing the Race Tires Decision on E-Discovery Taxing; Best Practices for Search Protocols (that can withstand court scrutiny)"; 525 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA., July 20, 2011.
  • Federal Bar Association, "E-Discovery Series"; "E-Discovery Requests to a Non-Party Using a Rule 45 Subpoena", Served on a panel with The Honorable Arthur J. Schwab of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and Jennifer Mason, Esq., Partner at Mintzer, Sarowitz, Zeris, Ledva & Meyers, LLP; to address E-Discovery requests to a third-party using a Rule 45 subpoena; Federal Courthouse, Pittsburgh, PA; July 7, 2011.
  • Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA) Employment Law Committee; "ESI in a Typical Employment Law Case: Minimally Fulfilling the Judge's ESI Expectations and the New E-Discovery Special Master's Initiative in U.S. Court, Western District of PA"; Academy Room of the City-County Building in Pittsburgh; June 23, 2011.
  • Dickie McCamey & Chilcote, "The New E-Discovery Special Master’s Program recently implemented by the Board of Judges, U.S. Court, Western District of Pennsylvania."; Two PPG Place, Pittsburgh, PA., May 31, 2011.
  • Federal Bar Association, "FBA E-Discovery Series": "E-Discovery Special Master Program: U.S. Court, Western District of Pennsylvania". Served on a panel that included The Honorable Nora Barry Fischer and The Honorable Lisa P. Lenihan, U.S. Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, and Jonathan Redgrave, nationally known E-Discovery expert to discuss the E-Discovery Special Master Program developed in federal court; their roles and responsibilities, criteria for their selection, and benefits expected from their use; Federal Courthouse, Pittsburgh PA; April 14, 2011.
  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association Dinner speech, "5 Key Facts and Conclusions" about e-discovery for small litigation firms and solo practitioners. Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe, Canonsburg, Pa., April 13, 2011.
  • Fayette County Bar Association, "Understanding the E-Discovery Process"; FCBA luncheon presentation outlining the discrete steps in the e-discovery process and the corresponding legal actions required at each step; FCBA HQ, Uniontown, Pa., March 24, 2011.
  • Erie County Bar Association, "Understanding the E-Discovery Process"; ECBA Lunch-n-Learn, a luncheon presentation outlining the discrete steps in the e-discovery process and the corresponding legal actions required at each step; Bayfront Convention Center, One Sassafras Pier, Erie, PA., February 22, 2011.
  • Duquesne University School of Law, "Writing Effective E-Discovery Document Requests", Advanced Legal Writing: Writing in Law Practice Class, Hanley Hall, Duquesne University School of Law, February 18, 2011.
  • Washington County Bar Association, "Understanding the E-Discovery Process". A luncheon presentation outlining the discrete steps in the e-discovery process and the corresponding legal actions required at each step; as part of the Washington County Winter Bench-Bar Conference at the Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe, January 28, 2011.
  • Federal Bar Association, "Answering the Most Current and the Most Common E-Discovery Questions"; served on a distinguished panel led by Honorable Arthur J. Schwab, U.S. Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, that included Paul Weiner, National E-Discovery Counsel at Littler, and Dave Cohen, National E-Discovery Counsel at K&L/Gates; to discuss the most common and the most recent asked e-discovery questions; Federal Courthouse, Pittsburgh PA; December 9, 2010.
  • Westmoreland County Bar Association, "Understanding the E-Discovery Process", WCBA Building, Greensburg, PA; August 31. 2010
  • Federal Bar Association, "FBA E-Discovery Series": "E-Discovery Special Masters - Why Do We Need Them?", served on a panel that included Honorable Arthur J. Schwab, U.S. Court, Western District of Pennsylvania to discuss increased use of e-discovery Special Masters in federal court, their roles and responsibilities, and criteria for their selection; Federal Courthouse, Pittsburgh PA; July 22, 2010.
  • ESI Bytes Podcast, 2010; Topic: "E-Discovery Counsel: New Breed of Attorney"; click here: www.ESIBytes.com/?p=1310.
  • Federal Bar Association, "Tying It All Together: New Local Rules Provide Practical Tools and Advice for Lawyers in Western District", joint presentation with Honorable Joy Flowers Conti, Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania; Federal Courthouse, Pittsburgh, Pa., March 25, 2010.
  • Duquesne University School of Law, "How To Get The Information That You Need to Write Effective E-Discovery Requests and Responses", Advanced Legal Writing: Writing in Law Practice Class, Hanley Hall, Duquesne University School of Law, February 19, 2010.
  • Federal Bar Association, "Review and Analysis of the "Top ESI Cases" Served on a panel with former Chief Justice Donetta W. Ambrose and Judge Nora Barry Fischer from the U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, and David R. Cohen, Co-Chair of the E-Discovery Group at K & L Gates, to review key cases involving electronic evidence and E-discovery; Federal Courthouse, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 22, 2009.
  • Federal Bar Association, "Outside Counsel, Corporate Counsel, and E-Discovery Consultant: Roles and Responsibilities of Each - Working Together to Solve the E-Discovery Puzzle", panel discussion with Lisa M. Floro, Esq., Counsel at Bayer Corporation, Timothy S. Coon, Esq., Member at Eckert Seamans, and the Honorable Joy Flowers Conti, Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania; Federal Courthouse, Pittsburgh, May 29, 2009.
  • Federal Bar Association, "The New Local Rules and the Top 10 Things that You and Your Clients Need to Do to Satisfy the "Duty to Investigate", joint presentation with the Honorable Nora Barry Fischer, Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania; Federal Courthouse, Pittsburgh, March 13, 2009.
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute, "E-Mail and Internet in a Domestic Relations Practice", presentation at the PBI Institute, PBI Professional Development Center, Pittsburgh, January 30, 2009.
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute, "The E-Discovery Process"; presentation at the PBI Institute, PBI Professional Development Center, Pittsburgh, December 9, 2008.
  • Federal Bar Association, "Judicial Views on the Use of E-Discovery Experts at the Rule 26(f) "Meet and Confer", the Rule 16 Scheduling Conference, and as a Court-Appointed Special Master."; participated in a panel discussion joined by Chief Justice Donetta Ambrose, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania; Jeff Joyce, former Jones Day partner, and Tom Smith, K&L Gates partner; Federal Courthouse, December 3, 2008.
  • American Inns of Court, "Pittsburgh Fifth River: Taking a Dive into the Ever-Widening Stream of E-Discovery", Panelist with Sam Braver, partner Buchanan Ingersoll and Laura Ellsworth, Managing Partner, Jones Day, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 20, 2008.
  • Federal Bar Association, "One Year Later: Revisiting E-Discovery and the Rule 26(f) Pre-Trial Conference – Meeting Judicial Expectations", joint presentation with Honorable Joy Flowers Conti, Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania; Federal Courthouse, September 10, 2008.
  • Estrin E-Discovery Conference, presented to attendees on the topic: "Transnational E-Discovery", Arlington, Virginia, July 23, 2008.
  • Westlaw Sponsored Event: "E-Discovery: An A-Z Workshop", served as a two-day, faculty member with noted attorneys from Ohio; Cleveland, Ohio, June 24-25, 2008.
  • Academy of Law & Science, "E-Discovery and Pre-Trial Conferences"; presented with U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti at her invitation, Wheeling, West Virginia, December 12, 2007.
  • Federal Bar Association, "Pre-Trial Conference – Judge's Expectations and How They Can be Met", presented with U.S District Judge Joy Flowers Conti, Federal Courthouse, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 23, 2007.
  • "Risk Management Roundtable" sponsored by Marsh, USA; "The Growing Risk of Corporate E-Discovery", Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 9, 2007.
  • Corporate Counsel Event. Sponsored by March McLennan, "The Corporate Risk of E-Discovery", Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 29, 2006.
  • American Corporate Counsel Association, "Emerging Legal & Technology Issues", Cleveland, Ohio, June 15, 2006.

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