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eDiscovery Across Canada - How We Are Alike and How Are We Different?

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Join the ACEDS Toronto and Vancouver Chapters for a panel discussion on the current eDiscovery landscape across Canada.

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People, process, technology and data are continually driving change in the world of eDiscovery. However, what is the impact of these forces across different regions in Canada and how are different regions tackling the challenges they are facing? In this panel we will explore the current eDiscovery landscape across Canada, trends in various regions and we will discuss how various organizations are responding to these trends.

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Chris Walker, Senior Manager, Forensic Technology

Chris is a Senior Manager within KPMG’s Forensic Technology Group where he works on eDiscovery and computer forensic engagements. Prior to joining KPMG, Chris worked at two Canadian national law firms in various capacities including Senior Manager of Litigation Service Delivery and Manager of Litigation Support. Chris is recognized as a leading eDiscovery practitioner in Canada and has extensive experience in identifying appropriate and cost-effective solutions to case management and technology challenges. In his practice, Chris works closely with clients to develop and deploy the best combination of personnel, legal processes, project management and technology.

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Natasha Doucas, Business Development Executive, Ricoh Canada (eDiscovery Group)

Natasha is a Business Development Executive for Ricoh Canada’s eDiscovery group across British Columbia. She is a bilingual, legal tech expert with over 25 years of experience in helping organizations implement efficient and sustainable business solutions. In her current role, she works closely with legal teams in law firm, corporate and government settings. She fosters strong working relationships and is passionate about solving her clients’ toughest challenges by leveraging technology, streamlining processes and mitigating risks — all while improving their bottom line. She previously held certification across six eDiscovery applications.

Yann Pelletier, IT Investigator (Autorité des marchés financiers)

Yann has more than 10 years of experience in various roles, across various organizations. Yann worked in a litigation support role in two Canadian National law firms where he focused on all phases of the eDiscovery lifecycle. From there, Yann moved to PriceWaterhouseCooper where he worked closely with the Forensic Accounting Group with respect to electronic data collection and acquisitions, data processing and the review and analysis of data. Currently, as an IT Investigator with the AMF, Yann develops internal workflows and protocols for data collection, analysis and processing while working closely with the AMF's eDiscovery partners to develop and evaluate customized functionality within document review platforms.

Gretel Best, Manager of Litigation Support & eDiscovery, Gowling WLG

As the Manager of Litigation Support & eDiscovery, Gretel oversees the day to day operations of Gowling WLG’s eDiscovery Management Group providing cost effective, proportionate and defensible eDiscovery strategies, advice, case management and litigation support to Gowling and its clients. Gretel is a Relativity Certified Administrator, an ACEDS certified eDiscovery specialist and holds a Certificate in eDiscovery, Records Management, Information Governance and Privacy.

Tracy Mettimano, National Manager, E-Discovery Services, Dentons Canada LLP

Tracy is the National Manager, E-Discovery Services for Dentons Canada LLP. Tracy is responsible for providing overall leadership, supervision and coordination of e-discovery services and projects to all Dentons Canada LLP offices. She assists with the provision of planning, management and supervision of e-discovery workflow and activities for specific dispute matters where the nature and complexity of the matter requires her attention. She consults with lawyers, clients and paraprofessionals to provide direction and guidance with respect to identifying and preserving potentially relevant information, defensibly collecting electronically stored information, and properly processing, analyzing, and reviewing electronically stored information. Tracy also assists with document exchange protocols, production, and presentation of electronic evidence.

Sponsored by: Ricoh

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