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6 major edisclosure challenges and how to solve them



As the amount of corporate litigation increases, the implementation of defensible, cost-effective and efficient edisclosure practices becomes a key strategic task. In simple terms, edisclosure is the process of collecting, preserving, searching and analysing electronic documents to facilitate disclosure in litigation and to enable review and disclosure in regulatory investigations and internal reviews.   

However, there are significant challenges when implementing edisclosure practices. As the use of technology continues to change the way we communicate, the volume of documents created every day is drastically increasing, with new data sources constantly being introduced.

Adopting technology to assist in fulfilling edisclosure projects has created major benefits within edisclosure, including methods for reducing and controlling spend – but technology creates its own set of challenges.

This webinar will cover the 6 major edisclosure challenges faced today, including:

  •          Budgets
  •          Increasing data volumes
  •          New data sources
  •          Regulatory changes
  •          Convergence of edisclosure and data privacy
  •          Technology

Join Nina Bryant, senior director at FTI Consulting, Jonathan Maas, edisclosure veteran and managing director at The Maas Consulting Group, Ashley Brickles, managing director at FTI, and Stuart Davidson, European marketing director at Exterro, to explore these challenges and improve edisclosure practices at your organisation.


Stuart Davidson
European Marketing Director at Exterro

Stuart Davidson is the European Marketing Director at Exterro, the leading provider of e-discovery and information governance software specifically designed for in-house legal, privacy and IT teams at Global 2000 and Am Law 200 organisations.

With software solutions that span the full e-discovery lifecycle and support privacy and information governance initiatives, Exterro helps some of the world’s largest organisations work smarter and more efficiently. 

Stuart is a diligent, driven and hands on marketing professional, with extensive experience in planning and implementing marketing strategies within both regional and multinational organisations. Stuart is well versed in helping to fuel company growth through innovative strategies across the marketing mix and has been a part of teams that have recorded landmark industry acquisitions and success projects


Jonathan Maas

Jonathan Maas is a renowned paper and electronic discovery veteran with an unparalleled 37 years’ experience in the field: 28 years in international law firms and nine years in international consultancies. Jonathan speaks and writes on the subject widely and has been involved in developing civil procedure in England and Wales to respond to the modern demands of litigating in the digital age.

Jonathan’s métier is acting as a bridge between technical experts and lay people, whether conveying complex technology concepts to a legal audience or explaining matters of detailed legal procedure to IT specialists. He has the ability to unite diverse teams to complete discovery exercises as cost and time-effectively as possible. In this way he has delivered numerous successful projects for national and international businesses and local and central government.  This translates into extremely experienced and empathetic support for lawyers and IT professionals.

His experience of identifying, collecting, classifying and acting on data in the legal environments of investigations and disputes continues to add value in the current environment: Sound and defensible data management is more important in business than it has ever been.

Nina Bryant

Nina Bryant is a Senior Director within FTI’s technology consulting practice, working in the Europe, the Middle East and Africa information governance privacy and security practice. She is an experienced privacy and information lifecycle governance thought leader and an expert in leading complex global regulatory, privacy, IT and business transformation programmes to deliver world-class solutions.

Ms Bryant specialises in combining information governance knowledge across the legal, IT, compliance, privacy and risk areas, aligning stakeholders and building global business transformation programmes which drive changes in culture and behaviour, underpinned by effective policies, processes and technology.

Ashley Brickles

Ashley Brickles is a managing director within FTI’s Europe, Middle East and Asia technology consulting practice. She is based in London.

Ms Brickles was one of the early adopters of early case assessment analytics and technology-assisted review in the United Kingdom and is frequently called on to create and provide strategic advice on defensible workflows to address large data volumes, data privacy and cross-border challenges, and the review and analysis of non-traditional data sources. 

Prior to joining FTI, Ms Brickles was an associate at a US law firm based in Richmond, Virginia. She practised exclusively on eDiscovery consulting and project management for clients engaged in complex civil matters, including antitrust, patent disputes, banking securities and fraud investigations, product liability class actions and multidistrict litigation.


Stuart Davidson


12 December 2019
12:00 - 12:55 UTC
55 min