2013 Symposium Information

The Practice of Law in the 21st Century:

The Intersection of Law & Technology

was held on

February 28 & March 1, 2013.

Click here to view the symposium brochure (PDF format).

The South Carolina Law Review hosted a Symposium titled The Practice of Law in the 21st Century: The Intersection of Law & Technology. The event focused on a host of issues related to the intersection of, and the resulting gap between, law and technology in recent years. Our distinguished presenters, panelists, and authors focused on matters such as: emerging trends and best practices in electronic discovery, technology’s impact on the ethical obligations of attorneys, and how the rules of evidence and civil procedure have each attempted—perhaps unsuccessfully—to keep pace with recent technological advances.

The Symposium was held on Friday, March 1, 2013 at the University of South Carolina School of Law, after a keynote address by Bill Neukom and a reception on the evening of February 28, 2013. As the former Executive Vice-President for Law and Corporate Affairs of Microsoft for nearly twenty-five years, past president of the ABA, and founding donor of The Neukom Institute for Computational Science at Dartmouth College, Mr. Neukom’s wealth of experience in navigating the intersection of law and technology is without question. He provided those in attendance with a unique perspective on how the law and the legal profession can catch up to, and keep pace with, recent changes in technology. The Symposium also offered attendees 5.25 hours of CLE credit, including 1.17 hours of ethics credit.

 Honored Guests

Keynote Address:

  • William H. Neukom
    • K&L Gates LLP
    • Former Executive Vice President of Law and Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Corporation
    • Past President, American Bar Association
    • Chairman Emeritus, San Francisco Giants
    • Founder, President, & Chief Executive Officer, The World Justice Project

Panelists & Presenters:

  • Hon. Joseph F. Anderson, Jr.
    • U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • Nathan Crystal
    • Professor Emeritus, University of South Carolina School of Law
    • Partner, Crystal & Giannoni-Crystal, LLC
  • Hon. John M. Facciola
    • U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Hon. Paul W. Grimm
    • U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • Jack Halprin
    • Head of E-Discovery, Google
  • Hon. Shiva V. Hodges
    • U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • Nick Landsman-Roos
    • Student, Stanford Law School
  • Richard Marcus
    • Professor, University of California Hastings College of the Law
  • Sarah M. Montgomery
    • Senior Litigation Counsel for E-Discovery, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Hon. David C. Norton
    • U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin
    • U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Derek S. Witte
    • Adjunct Professor, John Marshall School of Law
    • Of Counsel Attorney, Talcott Franklin, P.C.
  • Charles M. Yablon
    • Professor, Yeshiva University Cardozo School of Law
  • David S. Yellin
    • Associate, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP


  • Anne Marie Hanson
    • Regulatory & Compliance Counselor, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • Justin S. Kahn
    • Attorney, Kahn Law Firm, LLC
  • Eleanor Kellett
    • Assistant General Counsel, South Carolina Electric & Gas Company
  • Gray Wallington
    • Director of E-Discovery & ESI Services, Nexsen Pruet, LLC



Thursday, February 28, 2013

5:30 – 6:30pm Keynote Address*
William H. Neukom
6:30 – 7:15pm Cocktail Reception

Friday, March 1, 2013

Jack Halprin
Sarah M. Montgomery
Hon. David C. Norton
Moderator: Gray Wallington

9:00 – 9:10am Welcome
Dean Robert M. Wilcox
Thomas A. Limehouse
9:15 – 9:35am Presentation, “The Law & Technology: An Overview”
Sarah M. Montgomery
9:40 – 10:00am Presentation, “Inadvertent Disclosure of Privileged Materials: Ethical and Legal Issues in Federal and State Court”
Nathan Crystal
10:05 – 10:55am Panel, “From Spoliation to Authentication: The Evolving Role of Technology in Evidentiary Matters”
Hon. Joseph F. Anderson, Jr.
Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin
Charles M. Yablon
Moderator: Eleanor Kellett
10:55 – 11:10am Break
11:15 – 11:35am Presentation, “Predictive Coding: Emerging Issues and Concerns”
Charles M. Yablon
Nick Landsman-Roos
11:40 – 12:30pm Panel, “Producing & Protecting: How Best To Handle Electronically Stored Information”
12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch
1:35 – 1:55pm Presentation, “Structural & Practical Limitations on Rulemaking”
Hon. Paul W. Grimm
David S. Yellin
2:00 – 2:50pm Panel, “Realities of the Rules: How Procedural Rules Cope with Technological Advances”
Hon. Paul W. Grimm
Richard Marcus
Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin
Derek S. Witte
Moderator: Justin S. Kahn
2:55 – 3:15pm Presentation, “How Data Mining and Digital Privacy Affect E-Discovery”
Derek S. Witte
3:20 – 4:10pm Panel, “Ethical Challenges in E-Discovery: Passwords, Privilege, Profiles, & Beyond”
Nathan Crystal
Hon. John M. Facciola
Hon. Shiva V. Hodges
Moderator: Anne Marie Hanson
4:15 – 4:20pm Closing
Thomas A. Limehouse

*Attendance at Keynote is not required for CLE credit, and we invite anyone to attend the keynote at no charge.



The South Carolina Law Review would like to extend its gratitude to our sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor

Nexsen Pruet, LLC

Gold Sponsors
Federal Bar Association
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
Richardson Plowden & Robinson, PA

Silver Sponsor
Turner Padget Graham & Laney, PA

Garnet Sponsor