Conference Agenda

PREX has emerged as the premier conference specifically designed to meet the needs of in-house
e-discovery professionals. 10.5 CLE credit available.

PREX+ Practicals

We invite you to learn from corporate legal professionals on how they're getting their processes closer to that "best practice" everyone strives for!

Speaker Line Up

Learn from experts about how to improve the litigation response process and improve your data preservation and collection process.

Venue and Accommodations

Portland has world-class dining, beautiful scenery including rivers and gardens, is one of the country's premier walking cities and has a hip nightlife scene.

Zapproved User Group

3rd Annual Zapproved User Group Meeting will be held Tuesday September 13 at Zapproved Company Headquarters.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Conference Agenda

Now in it's fifth year, PREX has emerged as the premier conference specifically designed to meet the needs of in-house e-discovery professionals. After attending PREX16, you will return to your desk the following Monday with new ideas and energy.

Our goals are to:

  • Build your career by arming with skills and strategic thinking to take your role to the next level.
  • Provide expertise on the latest developments in law and technology so you can adapt your organization's policies to stay ahead of the curve.
  • Share real-world expertise and work samples so you can enhance your e-discovery processes to reduce risk for your organization.
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For a list of FAQ's, view here.

“PREX stands out as a venue where every presentation is "top of the line," offering information to faculty and attendees on current and contemplated topics related to preservation. PREX is a definite "must attend" on an annual basis.”

Hon. Ronald J. Hedges
Principal in Ronald J. Hedges, LLC and former United States Magistrate Judge
in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Featured Keynotes



A conversation with the most influential person in the history of e-discovery — the
Hon. Shira Scheindlin. In her first public appearance since stepping down from the bench, Judge Scheindlin speaking with Maura Grossman will revisit the key opinions that shaped data preservation and electronic discovery such as her seminal Zubulake opinions, Pension Committee, and others. She will also reflect on the recent amendments to the FRCP, and look ahead to consider what challenges face the civil justice system.




A “strategic inflection point” is a major change in the competitive environment. Strategic inflection points are dangerous to companies – because if you miss it, you lose everything. The general assumption, however, is that “strategic inflection points” are relatively infrequent: that is, we operate in long periods of relative stability with punctuated moments of instability which are represented by these inflection points, and which are often missed; one must be on one’s toes. However, we are entering (if not already in) a period of prolonged instability punctuated by moments of stability across markets. The exact opposite.

Now, markets are merely systems of exchange where parties in a transaction each give up something in the hope of getting something better – where parties vie to be part of the transaction through offerings along particular bases of competition. That there are continuously shifting bases of competition requires companies and institutions to possess a certain resilience and/or robustness to adapt at pace or they will fail. That instability is now and certainly will become increasingly predominant and that relatively few companies and even fewer public institutions are adequately prepared to adapt at pace – including our legal institutions.

Speakers

We are honored to welcome the nation’s leading jurists, lawyers and more in-house practitioners in e-discovery than ever before.

Many of you have gotten to know the PREX faculty over the years, and you can look forward to visiting with many of them once again in September. Check back for speaker updates in the coming weeks.

  • Hon.
    Ronald J. Hedges — ret.

    Senior Counsel, Member Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group at Dentons and former United States Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

  • Hon.
    Frank Maas

    U.S. Magistrate Judge, United States Southern District of New York

  • Hon.
    Andrew Peck

    U.S. Magistrate Judge, United States Southern District of New York

  • Hon.
    Xavier Rodriguez

    United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas

  • Hon.
    Shira Scheindlin — ret.

    Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, Former United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York

  • Hon.
    David Waxse

    U.S. Magistrate Judge, United States District of Kansas

  • Woods Abbott

    Sr. Manager of Legal Operations/eDiscovery Litigation Group Office of the General Counsel at Raytheon

  • Michael Arkfeld

    Principal of Arkfeld and Associates

  • Craig Ball

    Craig D. Ball, P.C.

  • Ryan Blackhart

    Discovery Counsel at Google

  • Ellen Blanchard

    Senior Corporate Counsel, eDiscovery at T-Mobile

  • Jamie Brigman

    Sr. Director of General Counsel Organization Operations; Discovery Counsel at McKesson

  • David Castro

    Associate General Counsel and Chief Litigation Counsel at Hess Corporation

  • David Cohen

    Partner and Practice Group Leader for Global Records & E-Discovery Practice Group at Reed Smith LLP

  • Brian Corbin

    Vice President, Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

  • Mira Edelman

    Senior Discovery Counsel at Google

  • Maura R. Grossman

    Research Professor at David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo and eDiscovery Lawyer at Maura Grossman Law

  • Charlotte
    Riser Harris

    Manager, Practice Support at Hess Corporation

  • Bonnie Kennedy

    eDiscovery Manager at Delta Air Lines

  • Kelly Lack

    Litigation counsel and leads the discovery program at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)

  • Tony Landrosh

    Data Integrity Manager at Winston and Strawn, LLP

  • Matt McClelland

    Manager of Information Governance Office at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

  • Stacie Neeter

    Managing Director - Law Department and Discovery Consulting at Consilio, LLC

  • Michael Quartararo

    Director of Litigation Support Services at New York-based Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, Author

  • Dawn Radcliffe

    Legal Operations Manager at TransCanada Pipelines, Ltd.

  • Wendy Riggs

    Senior Manager, eDiscovery and Litigation Operations at Twitter, Inc.

  • Tony Salvador

    Director of Experience Insights Research, INTEL CORPORATION

  • Charisma Starr

    Legal IT Manager at Exelon

  • Chris Starr

    Senior Director of Legal Technology/eDiscovery at Comcast Corporation

  • Ariana Tadler

    Partner at Milberg LLP

  • Brett Tarr

    Counsel, Litigation & E-Discovery for Caesars Entertainment

  • Jeane Thomas

    Partner at Crowell & Moring LLP

  • David Walton

    Managing Director of Electronic Discovery Practice and Advisory Services (ePAS), Cochair of EDiscovery Task Force at Cozen O'Connor

  • Matthew Yarbrough

    Managing Partner, Yarbrough Law Group PC


"The PREX conference in September of each year is one that I place on my calendar as a "recurring event" that I will be attending. Each year I'm amazed by their expansion of the eDiscovery legal hold issues raised, as well as the quality of their speakers, both inside and outside the legal profession. Their commitment to quality content, first-class networking events, and fostering a community of eDiscovery legal hold professionals always makes the decision for me to attend very easy."

Michael R. Arkfeld, Esq.
Principal of Arkfeld and Associates, and Director of the Arkfeld E-Discovery and Digital Evidence Program (AEDEP) at the Center for Law, Science & Innovation, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University



Venue & Accommodations



The conference will be held in the Mark Building at the Portland Art Museum, situated in the cultural center of the city on the South Park Blocks, and just steps from conference lodging and Portland's shopping and dining district.

We still have a few rooms available at The Heathman hotel in downtown Portland. Contact us if interested.

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“I would attend PREX anywhere for the quality of its faculty and its depth of practical thought and valuable takeaways. That PREX is also set in Portland at its loveliest time of year makes it irresistible.”

Craig Ball
Board certified trial lawyer, certified computer forensic examiner,
electronic evidence expert, and award-winning columnist



See Our Pricing

Registration is open at a rate of $895. Act now to ensure PREX16 is in your continuing education plans for the coming year.


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  • Two Days of Conference
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  • Networking Welcome Reception
    and Conference Dinner
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    (for current customers)
  • 10.5 CLE Credits
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  • Registration Open Until 09-13-2016
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For Customers

Join The Zapproved Community

We welcome customers of Zapproved to sign up today for the Z-Discovery User Group Meeting. This year we’ve extended the user group to a full day to enhance the learning opportunities for attendees and provide plenty of time to share new content, product features, and give a sneak peak at the product roadmap.


We’ll be hosting this year’s user group at Zapproved Headquarters:
1414 NW Northrup St. Suite 700, Portland, Oregon
Tuesday September 13 from 9am-5pm.
Networking reception to follow.

View & Download the 2016 User Group Agenda
For a list of FAQ's about the conference, view here.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

We invite you to join a committed group of sponsors to support the 2016 Conference on Preservation Excellence, the Premier Conference for In-House
E-Discovery Professionals.

Contact us here for sponsorship opportunites.