On-Demand Webinar

Corporate Ediscovery Realities of 2021

ODW-Ediscovery Realities of 2021

In this webinar, our panelists answered these questions and more:

  • What was one major inflection point or shift that happened in your work life in 2020?

  • Moving forward, what new changes in ediscovery will we keep and what will revert back to from the "normal" of 2019?

  • What will be the biggest challenges and opportunities in 2021?

What's in Store for Ediscovery in 2021?

To say that 2020 has been an unusual year would be putting it lightly. Putting aside the personal and professional challenges we’ve all faced, this year we've seen a seismic shift in how we manage corporate discovery.

This was as a result of a major technology shift that, in many organizations, happened in the course of a single day.

"2020 was all about team engagement ... as we all met the challenge of going home one Friday and staying home."

- Daniel Kulakofsky, Associate Group General Counsel, Travelers

The rise in remote work has put digital initiatives on hyperspeed, halted major projects as courts closed and budgets were reworked, and ushered in a slew of new challenges related to new workplace collaboration tools. So what are the greatest challenges (and opportunities) that we have to look forward to in 2021?

Join our expert panel of ediscovery professionals from TMobile, Cardinal Health, and Travelers Insurance as they share their insight on what’s to come. We’ll discuss what it looks like to continue to address the aftermath of 2020, while at the same time preparing for future technology inflection points.

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Leah Langston
Product Marketing Manager

Leah Langston is the Product Marketing Manager for Digital Discovery Pro and Legal Hold Pro at Zapproved. In her current role, Leah works closely with corporate legal professionals in all industries to understand the business and technical needs specific to in-house teams. Leah has a proven track record in the technology sector, both as a marketer and a technical support manager. She is currently pursuing an Executive MBA and has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

Amy E. Sellars, CEDS
Assistant General Counsel and Director, Discovery Center of Excellence
Cardinal Health

Amy Sellars is an Assistant General Counsel and the Director of the Discovery Center of Excellence for Cardinal Health in Columbus OH. Prior to her current role, she was the Lead Attorney for Walmart’s Discovery Operations Group. She has also worked as a discovery attorney for a midstream oil and gas company, and began her law career as an Associate for Crowe & Dunlevy. Before becoming a lawyer, Amy worked for an ed-tech start-up, where she learned to love databases. Amy’s prior careers also include years as a secondary school teacher and not-for-profit arts administrator.

Daniel Kulakofsky
Associate Group General Counsel
Daniel Kulakofsky is Associate Group General Counsel at the Travelers Indemnity Company where he manages the ediscovery program. In addition to supporting litigation enterprise-wide, Dan’s team provides counsel to the Records & Information Management group and IT organization regarding the deployment of new technologies, as well as data and system dispositions.
Sonya Judkins, CEDS
Manager, Legal Discovery/Compliance

Sonya Judkins is Manager of Legal Discovery and Compliance at T-Mobile. Prior to joining T-Mobile in June 2020, Sonya held the same position at Sprint for over 12 years. As part of the Discovery & Information Governance (DIG) team at T-Mobile, Mrs. Judkins is responsible for a variety of e-discovery areas including Information Governance best practices, Emerging Technology best practices, Information Governance and discovery training and collections and document reviews. Sonya specializes in the areas of in-house legal/litigation practices and procedures, management of core-team efforts to implement policies, procedures and tools helping to mitigate risks associated with the preservation and production of electronically stored information thereby ensuring compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations.

At Sprint, she was also responsible for coordination and assistance to the Records Retention and Compliance team and IT functional areas. Mrs. Judkins joined Nextel Communications in September 1999 as an executive assistant for the commercial contracts group and was promoted to Legal Analyst in November 2002. Mrs. Judkins assumed her discovery responsibilities in March 2008 after the merger of Nextel and Sprint. Sonya lives in the Northern Virginia area and in her free time enjoys spending time with her family and shoe shopping.

Mrs. Judkins received her undergraduate degree magna cum laude in Business Administration with an emphasis for contracts and acquisitions from Strayer University in Alexandria, Virginia.