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How To Develop a Data Preservation & Collection Plan in Preparation for Litigation

Tuesday September 20, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT

What do an ediscovery attorney, a forensics investigator and a healthcare security manager have in common? In today’s digital age – everything. 

The reality is that today’s healthcare organizations are navigating a new information technology terrain. Growing data volumes, increased information security threats, vast data collection efforts and computer forensics investigations. It is in this new territory where technologists meet attorneys and data managers meet security professionals. This webinar will explore the legal technology issues facing healthcare organizations, through the lens of a real-world case study. The speakers, an attorney and a healthcare security manager, will explain how they helped a hospital develop a data preservation and collection plan in preparation for litigation, and how the outcome saved the hospital money and avoided risk.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the modern digital challenges facing healthcare organizations, such as data breaches, cybersecurity, data management and information governance
  • Summarize how legal, regulatory and compliance requirements are changing, requiring organizations to properly handle electronically stored information or face severe consequences
  • Explain how to navigate complex IT infrastructures to identify, assess and mitigate risks as part of an organization's data management practices should a litigation or investigation ensue

Brian T. Abel

Brian is an accomplished professional with more than 15 years of health information technology (HIT) experience. He has built electronic medical record (EMR) systems, provided project management for more than 30 client installs of EMR and Core Laboratory systems as well as provided consulting services for implementation and systems selection.

Currently, he chairs his organization’s information security committee and has practical, real-world experience with data breach remediation. He also has more than three years of experience with data management in efforts to assist with legal obligations of ediscovery and data retention in a large-scale governmental investigation.

Cathleen Peterson, Esq.
Senior VP of Consulting
Kroll Ontrack

In her role, Cathleen is responsible for the strategy, growth and delivery of the client experience and overseeing the day-to-day functions of client services and operations. She also manages a full range of consulting services, including data collection services, data management consulting and document review services.

Prior to joining Kroll Ontrack, Peterson was of counsel and the legal director of discovery analytics and review services for Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, where she consulted with clients and case teams on technology and all aspects of ediscovery. She led the development of the firm's search analytics team and expanded discovery service offerings leveraging advanced technologies. Before joining Orrick, Peterson served as Counsel at WilmerHale, with an emphasis on large-scale SEC inquiries, complex litigation and internal investigations.