Bolch Judicial Institute
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PANEL 1: Reports from Three Special-Focus, Bench-Bar Group Meetings on Effects of 2015 Rule Amendments; Closed-Case Surveys Based on 2009 FJC Discovery Cost Survey; Data on Discovery Costs
Prof. Steve Gensler, Oklahoma University College of Law
Prof. Linda Simard, Suffolk University Law School
Prof. Brian Ray, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

PANEL 2: Results of National Bar Organizations’ and Exterro/EDRM Judicial Surveys
Gene Vance, chair, ABA Section of Litigation
Jennie Anderson, Andrus Anderson LLP
Malini Moorthy, Medtronic
George Socha, BDO

PANEL 3: Evaluating Specific Amendment Provisions: Lawyer Cooperation, Pre-Motion Conferences, Live Rule 16 conferences, Early Rule 34 Production Requests, and Narrowing Initial Discovery Requests
Hon. Paul Grimm, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
Hon. George Hanks, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Joshua Friedman, Friedman & Houlding LLP
Laurence Pulgram, past-chair, ABA Section of Litigation

PANEL 4: Evaluating Specific Amendment Provisions: Whose Burden to Show Proportionality, Evid. R. 502(d) Orders, Cost-Shifting Orders, Specifying Grounds for Objections to Discovery Requests, Withholding Information, Specifying Time for Production, and Use of TAR
Hon. Robert Dow, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Hon. David Lawson, U.S. District Court, Eastern Michigan District
Robert Levy, Exxon Mobil Corporation
Jeannine Kenney, Hausfeld

PANEL 5: Proportionality at the Extremes – Applying Proportionality to Large, Complex Cases Involving Massive Volume of Documents, e.g., Mass-Tort MDLs, and Routine Cases Involving Modest Volume of Documents, e.g., Contract Cases
Hon. Susan Illston, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Hon. Pamela Meade Sargent, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
Jennifer Scullion, Seeger Weiss LLP
John Rosenthal, Winston & Strawn LLP 

PANEL 6: Have Amendments Facilitated or Impeded Use of Technology to Address Discovery Burdens? Should Amendments’ Neutral Position on Use of Technology be Strengthened, e.g., rebuttable presumption to use machine-learning technology in heavy volume, text-laden discovery
Honorable Michael Baylson, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Honorable Iain Johnston, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Kimberly Justice, Freed Kanner London & Millen LLC
Ben Barnett, Dechert LLP

PANEL 7: Promoting Active Judicial Case-Management: Death Knell or Do We Double Down; Do We Promote Alternative Strategies, Including Promoting Greater Judicial Enforcement of Violations?
Hon. Thomas Hardiman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Honorable Lee Rosenthal, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Patrick Oot, Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
Beth Kaufman, Vice Chair-Nominee of the ABA Section of Litigation; Schoeman Updike Kaufman & Gerber LLP
Kristen Johnson, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP

Prof. Martin Redish, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
Prof. Thomas Main, William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV