Predictive Coding Podcasts


Through ESIBytes, we have created the largest library of free education on predictive coding in the industry. Listen to these shows with guests we hand invited to discuss issues we identified as worth doing podcasts on in the field of predictive coding.

  • Waiving Work Product with Predictive Coding. Taped with Jeff Fowler, O'Melveny Myer's Chair of their E-Discovery Group where we discuss some of the concerns of waiving work product which emerge when lawyers use seed sets to kick start predictive coding. Recorded on September 17th, 2012.
  • Predictive Coding Power User Panel from Carmel. Recorded with Tom Gricks, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis; Maura Grossman, Wachtell, Lipton; Herb Roitblat, OrcaTec; David Lewis, Consultant; and Bennett Borden, Williams Mullen get into a color debate about different workflows with predictive coding and using analytic review approaches. This is a great example of how predictive coding experts can disagree over random sampling or seed sets to kick start predictive coding software. Recorded on July 24, 2012.
  • Carmel Valley Predictive Coding Judicial Panel. Recorded with the Honorable Nora Barry Fischer (W.D. of PA) and the Honorable Andrew Peck (S.D. of NY) live in Carmel with the Honorable John Facciola (District of Columbia), Honorable David Waxse (Kansas) and the Honorable Frank Maas (S.D. of NY) calling in from Denver Colorado. This was a great opportunity to hear some of the e-discovery circuit's most prolific judges discuss predictive coding issues at length. Recorded on July 24, 2012.
  • Rand Institute Study on Electronic Discovery Review Costs and Predictive Coding. Recorded with Nicholas Pace from the Rand Institute where we discuss his ground breaking research and how the Rand Institute concluded that predictive coding or other computer assisted review models is the most rational way for companies to begin sharply reducing the cost of document review in litigation. Recorded on June 21, 2012.
  • Predictive Coding and Review Roundtable. Warwick Sharp, Co-founder of Equivio, Jim Wagner, Co-Founder of Discover Ready, and Tom Gricks, head of E-Discovery with Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis discuss different predictive coding workflows and the differences between the various types of tools. Recorded on March 26, 2012.
  • Validating Predictive Coding, Da Silva Moore Case and Other Current Issues. Show with Herb Roitblat, Chief Scientist of OrcaTec and Chairman of the Electronic Discovery Institute on the state of the Da Silva Moore case in the S.D. of NY and validating predictive coding approaches which could be used in that case. Recorded on March 22, 2012.
  • Three Judges' Perspectives on Predictive Coding Based on Recent Training. Shows with three judges in the W.D. of PA (Judges Joy Flowers Conti, Nora Barry Fischer, and Mark Hornak on Judicial Training in the W.D. using Predictive Coding and their reaction to the training. Recorded on Feb. 14, 2012.
  • The Three Judges Holiday Show: Perspectives on Machine Assisted Review. A show with three judges from the S.D. of NY, Judges Andrew Peck, Frank Maas and James Francis and their views that predictive coding should be used more by parties. Recorded on January 11, 2012.
  • E-Discovery Search and Retrieval and is Human Review the Gold Standard?. Maura Grossman, head of E-Discovery at Wachtell Lipton and co-Chair of the TREC studies and Professor Gordon Cormack, Professor of Information Retrieval from the University of Waterloo and TREC coordinator, discuss challenges with human review in E-Discovery. Recorded on July 7, 2011.
  • E-Discovery versus E-Disclosure - How the English Handle E-Discovery. Senior Master Stephen Whitaker and the head of the e-Disclosure project Chris Dale talk about how analytics are used in the UK and provide an overview of the Goodale v Ministry of Justice case (2009), where Senior Master Whitaker proposed for the first time that the parties use analytic tools to categorize documents and reduce the burdens of document review. Recorded on April 4, 2011.
  • Using Predictive Coding: What's In the Black Box?. Podcast with world renowned computer scientist Professor Jaime Carbonell from Carnegie Mellon's Machine Enabled Learning Institute, Herb Roitblat, Chief Scientist from OrcaTec and Chairman of the Electronic Discovery Institute, and Carnegie Mellon computer scientist entrepreneur Vasco Pedro on the strengths and weaknesses of technology for doing large scale review. Recorded on February 23, 2011.
  • Agreeing on Key Words, the Tooth Fairy and Other Myths. Alexandra Chopin, head of E-Discovery at Patton Boggs; Brendan Schulman, head of E-Discovery at Kramer Levins; James Batson, plaintiff lawyer at Liddler & Robinson; and Brian Pandya, intellectual property attorney at Wiley Rein, discuss their practical real world experiences with using key word searches and how challenging it can be to find ESI using this tool. Recorded on September 15, 2010.
  • Will Judges Think It Is Okay to Use Clustering and Suggestive Coding Tools?. Covered analytical review challenges and defensibility issues with Magistrate Judges Paul Grimm (District of Md) and John Facciola (District of Columbia District Court) where they outlined some potential processes for gaining judicial acceptance of using computer assisted review techniques. Additional guests are Maura Grossman, head of E-Discovery at Wachtell Lipton and Chris Dale, head of the United Kingdom's e-Disclosure Project. Recorded February 20, 2010.
  • E-Discovery From the Trenches - What A Contract Attorney Sees. "Philip," an anonymous contract attorney is interviewed about the flaws in training and management which occur in traditional linear review projects. Recorded December 7, 2009. Search and Retrieval Tips From The Bench. Magistrate Judge Paul Grimm (District of Md) and JurInnov CEO Tim Opsitnick discuss the challenges of linear review and the need for the legal community to attempt to improve the document review process. Recorded on June 9, 2009.
  • Beyond Key Word Searching in E-Discovery. Jason Baron, a co-founder of TREC and the Director of Litigation in the Office of the General Counsel National Archives and Record Administration is interviewed on why the legal community must move away from key word searching because of scalability issues. Recorded April 28, 2009.

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Karl's education combined business and law with an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh, where he was on Law Review. Following successful stints as a litigator in complex commercial litigation, and after winning awards at the Big 4 Accounting Firm Price Waterhouse, he decided to follow his passion and become an entrepreneur. His role in developing the contract attorney market in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania included staffing some of the largest projects in the country. He was the first participant to develop contract attorney modeling tools (through StaffRite software) to analyze cost effectiveness, illustrate the budgeting process for contract attorneys, and provide a foundation for project management. He also publicly advocated and implemented a Midwest Sourcing strategy to national corporations outside of Pittsburgh as a cost saving option as early as 2002. After selling his corporation to a national staffing company, he quickly became their recognized e-discovery resource.

So it's no surprise that over the last several years he has built on his experiences working in the technology side of e-discovery. He has become both an advocate for the increased use of document culling technology, such as predictive coding and advanced analytical review tools, along with improving the quality of contract attorneys through better testing and education.

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