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Gibbons Director Mark Sidoti to Serve on Faculty of Arkfeld and ASU's The Second Annual Ediscovery and Digital Evidence Conference


January 31, 2013

Mark S. Sidoti, Chair of the nationally recognized Gibbons E-Discovery Task Force, has been invited to serve on the faculty of the second annual eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in March. Mr. Sidoti is one of the preeminent practitioners in the complex, still-evolving field of electronic discovery.

The eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference is being organized by the Arizona State University and respected e-discovery authority Michael Arkfeld. The Conference will focus on advancing legal professionals’ understanding of essential legal and technological principles surrounding electronic discovery. The keynote speaker of the conference will be the Honorable Paul Grimm, Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge from the District of Maryland, and the Honorable John Facciola, U.S. Magistrate Judge from the District of Columbia. The conference runs from March 13 through March 15, 2013 at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, in Tempe, Arizona. 

About Mark Sidoti and the Gibbons E-Discovery Task Force
Mark S. Sidoti, a Director in the Gibbons Products Liability and Business & Commercial Litigation Departments, has more than 24 years of complex business and healthcare litigation experience. Mr. Sidoti also Chairs the Gibbons E-Discovery Task Force, an interdisciplinary group which provides counseling, training and litigation-related assistance to companies on a full range of information management and e-discovery matters. Recognized as one of the preeminent practitioners in the complex, still-evolving field of e-discovery, Mr. Sidoti lectures and publishes on e-discovery and information governance topics on a frequent basis. He is a member of the faculty of Georgetown Law School’s prestigious eDiscovery Training Academy, which received the 2012 Award of Professional Excellence from the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA). Mr. Sidoti serves on the Board of Editors of Arkfeld on Electronic Discovery and Evidence, the leading treatise on e-discovery, and he is actively involved in numerous standard-setting organizations in the field, including the Defense Research Institute’s (DRI) Electronic Discovery Committee (where he is immediate past Chair), the Sedona Conference Working Groups 1 and 6, and Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM). Mr. Sidoti was counsel for the plaintiff in the well-known Treppel v. Biovail case, which resulted in several reported decisions recognized as among the most important e-discovery opinions to date. He is recognized among New York’s leading lawyers in the area of business litigation by New York Super Lawyers, and is AV Preeminent peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Under Mr. Sidoti’s leadership, Gibbons was a trailblazer in the emerging field of e-discovery when the Task Force was formed over eight years ago, before the Federal Rules were amended to address e-discovery and long before most law firms began to focus on e-discovery issues. Now a highly regarded interdisciplinary group of attorneys, IT specialists, and knowledge management professionals, the Task Force assists clients in facing and surmounting all the challenges associated with electronic discovery and information governance. From constantly monitoring decisional law, relevant regulations, and emerging trends, to offering practical and cost-effective strategies for dealing with today’s litigation discovery demands, to drafting and implementing customized information management, social media, and litigation hold policies, the Gibbons E-Discovery Task Force provides clients with value-added and practical solutions.

One such value-added service is the Task Force’s blog, E-Discovery Law Alert – www.ediscoverylawalert.com – for which Mr. Sidoti serves as Co-Editor. Through the blog, which has had more than 40,000 unique visitors in little more than one year of existence, Gibbons clients and others can immediately access a comprehensive online resource offering practical perspectives and topical analysis of electronic discovery and information management issues. Mr. Sidoti also organizes and Chairs the Gibbons annual E-Discovery Conference, a popular full-day seminar open to Gibbons clients and prospective clients that addresses the current issues in e-discovery. The Conference showcases nationally recognized thought leaders in e-discovery as speakers, including prominent judges and academics. The 2012, 6th Annual Conference drew record attendance.