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Monday, November 19, 2007

BEIRNE MAYNARD & PARSONS CO-CHAIRS "TRIAL TACTICS AND TECHNOLOGY -- T3" CONFERENCE IN LONDON AND NEW YORK
For the third consecutive year, American Lawyer Media (ALM), working closely with Co-Chairs Martin D. Beirne of Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, L.L.P. and Shahzad Bashir of Huron Consulting Group, is conducting its popular “T3” conference, this year focusing on modern global litigation and this year offering a London version for the first time.

The London T3, a one-day event, was held on November 1 and featured the mock trial "A Day in the Life of an e-Discovery Case" that proved so popular for the last two years in New York. After all, nothing teaches quite like good theater! The facts of the London case focused more on cross-border issues, featuring dual U.K and U.S proceedings to highlight the differences and similarities regarding discovery and approaches to the law. Jay Brown and Mark Waite of Beirne, Maynard & Parsons were the opposing counsel in the U.S. court, presided over by Judge John M Facciola of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Murray Rosen QC and Adam Johnson of Herbert Smith (a London firm) contested the English end under the eye of His Honour Judge Mackie QC of the London Mercantile Court. Additional topics covered in London were: "Conducting Electronic Discovery on a Global Basis," and "Winning Strategies for Investigating Electronic Evidence."

One attendee at the London conference wrote, "A mock eDiscovery hearing yesterday in front of real judges would have put UK litigation lawyers on notice of rough rides ahead if they are less than fully prepared to justify what has been done or not done to control the time and expense of Discovery."

T3 New York will be held on Nov. 27-28. This year, Beirne, Maynard & Parsons has teamed up with Chadbourne & Parke LLP for the widely acclaimed mock proceeding, “A Day in the Life of an E-Discovery Case.” Using completely new facts this year, this popular role-play provides key updates on last December’s e-discovery Amendments. For the New York conference, U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck will preside. In addition to the mock trial, this year’s New York program includes a keynote address on global data retention by Microsoft’s Director of Corporate Records, Tina Torres (“Data Globalization - Protecting the Information You Need”), and “Cross-Border Regulatory Cooperation and Document Disclosure,” “In-House Processing Tools,” “Outsourcing: When, where, and how?,” “Automated Discovery: Faster, Cheaper, and more Accurate?,” “E-Discovery Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure,” “Conducting Electronic Discovery on a Global Basis,” and “Managing Cost of Discovery.”
 

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