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Speaking Engagement: Corporate Counsel Roundtable: Practical Steps to Protect Your Company in E-Discovery

There will be a Corporate Counsel Roundtable entitled "Practical Steps to Protect Your Company in E-Discovery" on Wednesday, June 16 from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. in our LA office. Bill Capps and Dan Sedor will lead the discussion, with special guest Michael Pontrelli from Applied Discovery, Inc. This program will be broadcast via videoconference to our SF and OC offices.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010
7:30 a.m. – Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. – Program

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro LLP*
1900 Avenue of the Stars, 7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
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This live interactive program will be broadcast via videoconference to our San Francisco and Orange County offices.

Two Embarcadero Center, 5th Floor
San Francisco, California 94111

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3 Park Plaza, Suite 1100
Irvine, CA 92614

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This program will feature a roundtable discussion on the practical steps in-house counsel can take to prepare for, be ready to respond to, and minimize the impact of e-discovery demands. The discussion will be led by Billl Capps, Chair of JMBM’s Corporate Department, Dan Sedor, Co-Chair of JMBM’s Discovery Technology Group, and special guest Michael Pontrelli, Director of Applied Discovery, Inc.

Discussion Leaders
William F. Capps, JMBM
Dan P. Sedor, JMBM
Michael R. Pontrelli, Applied Discovery

Dan Sedor’s practice focuses on litigation involving electronic discovery and data management across a broad spectrum of business disputes, including the prosecution and defense of complex contractual disputes, business torts, fraud claims, trade secret and unfair competition claims, and partnership and corporate disagreements and dissolutions. He counsels clients on retention requirements and policies for electronically stored information before or in anticipation of litigation, the discovery of that information after the inception of litigation, and the use and management of that information throughout litigation and at trial.

Michael Pontrelli is a Director and Corporate Discovery Specialist at Applied Discovery, a division of LexisNexis. In this role, Mr. Pontrelli consults with corporate legal departments and their outside counsel to develop processes and cost-saving strategies in matters involving the collection, processing and review of large amounts of email and other electronic data. Before joining Applied Discovery, Mr. Pontrelli practiced in the San Francisco office of The Goldman Law Firm, where he focused on medical malpractice defense and business litigation. Mr. Pontrelli received his B.A. in Political Science from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and his J.D. from California Western in San Diego. He is a member of the State Bar of California.

There is no charge for the program. To ensure MCLE credit,* please arrive no later than 8 a.m. Parking will be validated. As reservations are limited, please e-mail your response to or call our RSVP line at 310.201.3568 by Monday, June 14, 2010.

*This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of one hour(s) [of which one hour(s) will apply to legal ethics; prevention, detection, and treatment of substance abuse; and/or elimination of bias credit, as appropriate to the content of the activity]. Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro LLP certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.