PSS Systems

April 28, 2011 08:30 ET

CGOC Announces European Meeting on Rigorous eDiscovery, Value-Based Retention and Defensible Disposal

Corporate Best Practice & Benchmark Leaders to Meet in Zurich, Switzerland

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 28, 2011) - CGOC, a practitioners' forum convening legal, IT and RIM professionals to share current and best practices in discovery, information governance, privacy and data management, today announced a corporate best practices and benchmark leaders meeting on "Rigorous eDiscovery, Value-Based Retention and Defensible Disposal." The meeting will be held at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue on May 3-4, 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Discussion leaders and participants from Swiss Re, Novartis, Hunton & Williams, U.S. Judiciary, Seyfarth Shaw and more will share their approach to ediscovery, operationalizing retention programs, linking preservation and disposal of information, and optimizing archiving to retain what they need to and no more. The meeting can help change leaders formulate or refine their strategies, enhance their processes, and leave with actionable plans for reducing information cost and legal risk.

Session Highlights:

  • Hallmarks of a Rigorous and Efficient eDiscovery Program
    Pam Roberts, Head of Legal Data Services, Novartis

  • eDiscovery Efficiency in the Face of Legal and Operational Complexity
    Christian Zeunert, eDiscovery Manager Swiss Re

  • Information Governance and Defensible Disposal: Lowering Cost and Risk
    Michael Sojc, IGM - Corporate Information Governance & Management Subject Matter Expert, Novartis

  • The FCPA and Its Impact on Companies Doing Business in the U.S.
    Adam Cohen, Attorney, co-author of the treatise Electronic Discover

  • How U.S. Discovery Complicates European Privacy and Data Protection
    Wim Nauwelaerts, Attorney, Hunton & Williams LLP

  • U.S. eDiscovery Obligations -- Perspective of a U.S. Judge
    Hon. Andrew Peck, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Southern District of New York

  • CGOC Information Governance Benchmark Report -- Key Sources of Risk, Operational Friction and Cost and How to Overcome Them
    Deidre Paknad, CEO of PSS Systems, an IBM Company and CGOC Founder

  • Complexities that Structured Data Presents in Meeting eDiscovery and Privacy Obligations
    David White, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

  • Operationalizing Records and Archiving Strategies

Participation is limited to corporate practitioners, is by invitation only and free of charge.
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PSS Systems, an IBM company, is lead sponsor and founding organization for CGOC. For more information, visit

About CGOC
CGOC, the Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council, is a community of experts in retention, preservation and privacy. Its charter is to create a forum in which legal and compliance executives can get the insight, interaction, and information they need to make good business decisions. Established in 2004, it fills the critical practitioners' gap between EDRM and The Sedona Conference. CGOC offers corporate litigation, discovery, and records management leaders and practitioners with educational seminars, benchmarking surveys, group workshops, an annual Summit and retreat, white papers by expert faculty, a professional networking website, and regional working groups. Membership in the forum is free to qualified executives. Learn more at

About PSS Systems
PSS Systems, an IBM company, helps companies eliminate unnecessary legal risk, and discovery and data management costs. Its Atlas Suite is the recognized leader in information governance providing integrated software solutions for legal holds, discovery workflow, regulatory compliance and data governance for customers like Abbott, BASF, ConocoPhillips, First Data, GE, Pfizer and Williams. PSS is the innovator that started the legal holds market in 2004 and has the largest concentration of customers and domain experts anywhere. PSS is a trusted business partner to its customers, offering expert insight, best-in-class software, and continuous innovation to address emerging challenges. PSS founded and sponsors the Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council (CGOC) as a part of its commitment to advancing corporate retention and preservation practices. The company is based in Mountain View, California. For more information, visit

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