January 18, 2012

Jenner & Block Partner Brent E. Kidwell will speak during a West LegalEdcenter webcast titled “E-Discovery and Data Protection,” being held on January 18, 2012. The webcast will discuss topics including treatment of ESI stored in the Cloud; negotiation and implementation of protective-orders and information-security protocols to protect personally identifiable information; preparation of discovery requests proposed to banks, Web and social media sites, and entities possessing health and insurance information; navigation of cross-border issues, including compliance with the EU Privacy Directive and the laws of various EU countries and provinces; and stipulation to, or a contested motion regarding, cost, scope, and volume.

Mr. Kidwell is the Firm’s Chief Knowledge Counsel.  Leveraging years of experience as a commercial litigator, he helps clients proactively prepare for electronic discovery and reactively implement strategies and plans for collecting, processing, analyzing and producing data in litigation.  Mr. Kidwell has assisted clients in managing terabytes of data efficiently and cost-effectively for some of the Firm’s largest matters.  He also advises clients on digital forensics, information and records management strategies, and data security, protection and privacy issues. Mr. Kidwell is the lead author of a consistently updated and comprehensive treatise on e-discovery titled Electronic Discovery, published by Law Journal Press and is an Adjunct Professor at DePaul University College of Law where he teaches one of the country’s first (and few) law school courses on electronic discovery.  Mr. Kidwell is a nationally-known speaker at conferences and other events on e-discovery, information and records management, data security, and information security and risk management issues.  He has also given many presentations on topics related to knowledge management.

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