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American Discovery Sponsors The Masters Conference 10-Year Anniversary Event

Masters Conference

Panelists discuss the challenges and risks associated with cybersecurity, eDiscovery, and outside counsel

PASADENA – October 19, 2016 – American Discovery, a worldwide provider of legal and business process outsourcing services, today announced that the company is hosting the Masters Conference.

The Masters Conference, an advanced legal educational experience, is being held October 18-19, 2016 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C.

Ken Smiley, senior solutions consultant for American Discovery, will serve as a panelist at the two-day conference and will discuss the topic, Cybersecurity, eDiscovery, and Your Outside Counsel: What you don’t know CAN hurt you. Joining Ken as panelists at the session are David Hickey, managing partner of Hickey Smith and special advisor to American Discovery, and Antonella Commiato, partner and CISO of De Novo Perspectives. Christian Dodd, legal content and informatics partner for Hickey Smith, will moderate the session.

“When it comes to evaluating cybersecurity risks, asking the right set of comprehensive questions enables in-house and outside counsel to gain a holistic view of an organization’s information security management system,” said Howard Hoffmann, executive director of American Discovery. “Post evaluation, creating synergy between the legal and business aspects of organizations, fostered by events like the Masters Conference, can help facilitate superior information security and information governance practices.”

“The Masters Conference is dedicated to providing cutting-edge educational content and selecting only the best speakers,” said Robert Childress, founder of the Masters Conference. “We are very pleased to have American Discovery participate in the event, and Ken Smiley, David Hickey, Antonella Commiato, and Christian Dodd will bring outstanding knowledge and experience to the table.”

The theme of Masters Conference 2016 is Data Convergence: Creating Synergy Between Compliance, Discovery and Cybersecurity. Experts will explore and share what leading corporations and law firms are doing today to remain compliant with government regulations. Sessions will cover the complexities and risks of information security and offer methodologies of protection and proper protocol. The conference will also offer management strategies including information convergence, technology and integration, financial planning, adherence to FRCP, and thought-leader discussions on what the future holds for discovery.

The Masters Conference events provide practical CLE education for lawyers and litigation support professionals that is delivered by experts with front-line experience. Masters Conference content is developed by an advisory cabinet of industry thought leaders. Attendees will gain practical knowledge, presented by peers, on current issues that can be applied immediately to everyday practice.

About Masters Conference Since 2006, the Masters Conference has brought together experts and leading professionals from law firms, corporations and the bench to discuss strategies, practices and resources for managing the information lifecycle. The Masters Conference events are intimate forums where legal industry professionals can share, collaborate and obtain master knowledge of the most relevant topics in the legal industry today. The Masters Conference offers several educational opportunities, including its Masters Conference in Washington, D.C. in October, its Masters Series for Legal Professionals in various cities, and via webinars throughout the year. For additional information on the Masters Conference, please visit You can follow the Masters Conference on Twitter @MastersConf and #MC10YR.

About American Discovery

American Discovery is a worldwide provider of legal process outsourcing services in the areas of Managed Document ReviewLitigation and Other Support ServicesDiscovery ConsultingLegal Research, and Contract Management. Using a unique blend of technology, legal expertise, and disciplined processes, we help law firms and corporations improve financial results, enhance productivity, and efficiently deliver predictable outcomes. For more information, visit