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eDiscovery Leaders Live: Michelle Six & Dan Raffle

George Socha
George Socha

eDiscovery Leaders Live: Michelle Six & Dan Raffle

 

Michelle Six and Dan Raffle of Kirkland & Ellis join George Socha, Senior Vice President of Brand Awareness at Reveal, for ACEDS #eDiscoveryLeadersLive.

Michelle is a partner in Kirkland’s New York office, leading the firm’s eDiscovery efforts. Dan is Associate Director Litigation Technology,

Michelle and Dan discussed the art of negotiating TAR agreements.

Key Highlights

  • [02:25] Setting TAR protocol goalposts.
  • [03:32] Knowing the rules of the road.
  • [04:03]TAR agreement pitfalls.
  • [06:02] How to go in informed.
  • [08:05] Figuring whether and when to use TAR at all.
  • [09:15] TAR subject to protocols: Most often to cull documents.
  • [09:43] TAR and search terms versus TAR or search terms.
  • [13:55] Whether to bake target numbers into TAR protocols.
  • [16:16] Ensuring lawyers don’t go rogue.
  • [17:59] What freaks people out about TAR – and what to do about that
  • [20:07] A higher standard for TAR?
  • [22:37] Threading and privilege…and TAR.
  • [28:10]Closing thoughts: the most important things you can do to successfully negotiate TAR agreements.

Key Quotes by Michelle Six & Dan Raffle 

• Michelle: “The biggest pitfall, at least for me, is that there is no best practice or one way to do things.”

• Michelle: “Dan raised a really good point in that probably the first and most important thing to think about if you’re planning to negotiate a TAR protocol is where you need to use TAR…. I think TAR at its best is a process that can be utilized and leveraged to save on time, save on costs, to hopefully build a more efficient and accurate review….”

• Dan: “Before you burn time negotiating an order, make sure you know what you want to get and what the chances are of success.”

Connect with Michelle and Dan 

Michelle Six at Kirkland

Dan Raffle on LinkedIn 

 

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