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Tessa K. Jacob with Husch Blackwell LLP to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s The Federal Rule of Evidence (FRE) 502(d), eDiscovery and Attorney-Client Privilege Event

Tessa K. Jacob, Senior Counsel with Husch Blackwell LLP to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s The Federal Rule of Evidence (FRE) 502(d), eDiscovery and Attorney-Client Privilege: What Litigants Miss.

New York, NY, March 10, 2016 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Tessa K. Jacob, Senior Counsel with Husch Blackwell LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “The Federal Rule of Evidence (FRE) 502(d), eDiscovery and Attorney-Client Privilege: What Litigants Miss.” This event is scheduled for June 16, 2016 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm (ET).

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About Tessa K. Jacob

Tessa leads Husch Blackwell’s cutting edge eDiscovery Solutions team and has spearheaded the firm’s efforts to provide consistent, defensible and repeatable eDiscovery solutions for the firm’s clients. She is responsible for establishing and implementing best practices for eDiscovery as well as providing the related education and training for Husch Blackwell attorneys and litigation technology staff.

A practicing attorney for 20 years, Tessa’s strong understanding of the substantive and strategic aspects of litigation informs the counsel she provides to clients and case teams on all aspects of eDiscovery. She works with clients and case teams to create strategic, cost-effective and defensible discovery plans.

Tessa is knowledgeable in both the legal and technical aspects of eDiscovery. She has vast experience in using and assessing the value of using data mining tools, technology assisted review and various review platforms. She provides discovery management to Husch Blackwell clients, including legal hold implementation, identification, preservation and collection of client data as well as assessment of risks and costs of specific discovery strategies. Tessa is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Missouri at Kansas City’s School of Law where she teaches the law school’s first eDiscovery course.

About Husch Blackwell

Husch Blackwell is an industry-focused, full-service litigation and business law firm with 16 offices across the U.S. and in London. We represent national and global leaders in major industries including energy and natural resources; financial services; food and agribusiness; healthcare, life sciences and education; real estate, development and construction; and technology, manufacturing and transportation

Event Synopsis:

In today's era of patent litigation, the inadvertent disclosure of privileged material may cause financial and reputational damage to companies. Such threats may be avoided with the aid of Federal Rule of Evidence (FRE) 502(d) which refers to “disclosure of a communication or information covered by the attorney-client privilege or work-product protection.” The rule enforces an agreement between parties with regard to waiver binding with third parties and allows the court to enter such an order where parties cannot or will not agree. Additionally, Rule 502(d) allows parties and the court to protect against waiver both for inadvertent and knowing disclosures privileged information. The rule also provides protection to litigants in the event of inadvertent production. Clearly, the rule provides substantial benefits which most litigants fail to take advantage.

In a two-hour Live Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will offer the audience with an in-depth discussion of the fundamental aspects of FRE 502(d). The panel will present their expert thoughts and opinions on how to maximize the opportunities and minimize risks offered by FRE 502(d).

Key topics include:

- Federal Rule of Evidence (FRE) 502(d) - An Overview
- Purpose of 502(d)
- Expanding Waiver Protections
- Opportunities and Pitfalls in Rule 502(d)
- Scope and Limitations
- Requirements of Rule 502

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