Relativity, a leading e-discovery provider, has, like so many organizations, been forced by COVID-19 to flip its annual conference from a live to a virtual event. In advance of next week’s event (September 21-23) Relativity invited four of its customers from last year’s Relativity Fest to discuss the transformation of in-house legal teams. “Each of our four panelists hail from sizable corporations, so it’s safe to say they’re in the thick of digital disruption and transformation,” writes Kristy Esparza, a member of the marketing team at Relativity, who tees up Alexander Simonenko, senior manager of e-discovery at LinkedIn; Karen Wagshul, e-discovery counsel at Allstate; Niki Finck, senior lead litigation specialist at Under Armour; and Joe Obermaier, e-discovery information governance lead at Broadcom. The quartet quickly finds common ground when asked about the biggest disruptions of their careers: short messaging. “For me, social media—Slack, Jabber, Facebook—in the past two years has been a nightmare,” said Fincki. “We tell people that just because you’re texting, doesn’t mean you can take it off your phone. We can download and back up that iPhone.” For more, check out the full discussion here.
Published September 14, 2020.