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Richard N.P. Naylor, Partner, Murphy & McGonigle, PC, to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s Merger Investigations: The Benefits of Technology-Assisted Document Review Event

New York, NY, January 05, 2016 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Mr. Richard N.P. Naylor, Partner, Murphy & McGonigle, PC, will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Merger Investigations: The Benefits of Technology-Assisted Document Review in 2016 Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for April 25, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET.

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Richard N.P. Naylor
Mr. Naylor is an officer and heads the firm’s Strategic Discovery and Information Management practice. He advises clients on issues related to e-discovery, including the preservation, collection, analysis, and production of electronically-stored information in actions ranging from complex litigation to governmental regulatory investigations and requests for information. His practice includes administration of the firm’s document review center, which provides clients with strategic and cost-effective solutions for the analysis and production of documents and electronically-stored information.

Prior to joining Murphy & McGonigle, Mr. Naylor defended Fortune 100 corporations in toxic tort litigation, including the collection, analysis, and production of voluminous documents and electronically-stored information attendant to the subject litigations. He also received the E. Randolph Williams pro bono award four years in a row for his representation of victims of domestic violence in custody and visitation matters. He also has been recognized as a Virginia Rising Star in e-discovery (2015).

Mr. Naylor received his LL.M in Taxation from the University of Denver, his J.D/M.B.A from Samford and his B.A. in Economics from Hampden-Sydney College.

About Murphy & McGonigle, PC
Murphy & McGonigle serves the litigation, enforcement defense, and regulatory counseling needs of clients across the full spectrum of the financial services industry – from national banks, broker-dealers, investment advisers, and hedge funds, to national and international securities markets and exchanges. Many of the firm’s partners formerly served in senior positions at the U.S. Department of Justice, SEC, FINRA, and CFTC and several served in senior executive positions in major financial institutions on Wall Street.

Murphy & McGonigle, founded in 2010, was created based on an innovative law firm model that rigorously controls overhead while providing its attorneys and clients with state-of-the-art technology and litigation support to ensure both world-class service and maximum cost-efficiency.

Murphy & McGonigle operates out of offices in New York, Washington, D.C., and Richmond, Virginia.

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Event Synopsis:
Technology Assisted Review (TAR) is a relatively new form of investigative litigation in which a subset of documents are reviewed by attorneys and marked for relevance. Then, specialized software is used to apply the review decisions from the subset of documents to all remaining unreviewed documents. In supervised learning TAR (SLTAR), a type of predictive coding, the software simply identifies similar documents coded as ‘relevant’. In active learning TAR (ALTAR), also predictive, a subset of documents is chosen by attorneys and the computer returns samples of potential relevance. Finally, in knowledge engineering TAR (KETAR), software attempts to replicate how an attorney thinks about complex problems and then creates a statistically generated ‘decision tree’ using artificial intelligence algorithms to determine relevance.

According to a representative of the US DOJ Antitrust Division, they expect that use of TAR in merger and acquisition litigation will increase. Recent research has shown that TAR produces results that are at least comparable to manual review, with ALTAR and KETAR demonstrating 10 percent greater accuracy. However, such predictive coding used to determine relevancy is only as good as the algorithms used and the ability of initial reviewers. Worryingly for the scientifically minded, there is limited robust statistical data on effectiveness, accuracy, and precision.

The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key thought leaders to provide the audience with an in-depth review and discussion of Technology-Assisted Document Review (TAR) in Merger Investigations. Speakers will explain the benefits of adopting TAR and its implications for merging parties. The panel also will provide the audience with best practices to avoid common pitfalls and risks in using TAR for merger investigations.

Key topics include:
- Merger Investigations – An Overview
- Technology-Assisted Document Review (TAR)
- TAR in Merger Litigation – Benefits and Implications
- Risks and Pitfalls of using TAR
- Traditional Review vs. TAR
- TAR Requirements, Costs, and Complications
- Statistical Robustness
- Regulatory Updates

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:
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