SOURCE: Attenex

April 12, 2005 10:00 ET

Expert Panel Delivers 'Strategic Considerations' for Electronic Discovery at ALM Events E-Discovery Spring Congress

Education Session Sponsored by Attenex Features Industry Veterans Kathy McFarland, of Counsel at Lovells, and Dan Sedor, Partner at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro LLP, Presenting E-Discovery Insights and Successes

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 12, 2005 -- Attenex® Corp., a developer of electronic document review software for litigation and regulatory response, today announced it will host an educational session at the upcoming ALM Events E-Discovery Spring Congress on April 14, 2005, at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. The session, beginning with breakfast at 8:30 a.m., will feature a panel of industry experts presenting recent electronic discovery case studies and discussing best practices.

Session speakers include Kathy McFarland, of counsel at Lovells International, discussing how the use of e-discovery technology helped the firm to deliver its client a 75 percent cost savings on a recent matter. A forward-thinking firm, Lovells is recognized for its advanced use of technology to provide clients with the best results possible. McFarland will also share how new discovery technology and techniques enable law firms to review documents faster and more cost-effectively as proven by Lovells' experience.

Following McFarland, Dan Sedor, a partner at Jeffer Mangels & Marmaro LLP, will reveal his experience in using e-discovery technology in the Medtronic v. Michelson case, which eliminated expensive and time-consuming steps during the data processing and analysis steps. According to McFarland, "Attenex's use of concept mapping to group key words by concepts and relationships was a key factor for us when we were considering electronic discovery solutions in the Medtronic case. This approach shows a clear understanding of how lawyers think about and process a discovery request, and provides a powerful and efficient litigation tool."

The closing speaker, Skip Walter, chief technology officer, Attenex, will outline a framework that can be employed early in case strategy to accurately assess the discovery effort given the cost and difficulty in dealing with today's volumes and varieties of electronic documents. A technology expert and frequent speaker at industry events, Walter has developed an effective methodology for helping firms keep the discovery effort in proportion to the needs of the case.

Registration for the Attenex bonus session can be completed online using the registration page at, or in person at the e-Discovery Conference by visiting Attenex at tabletop #4. Please note that space is limited.

About Attenex

Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Seattle, Attenex is a business-to-business software company that provides tools that enable corporations, law firms and government agencies to improve the efficiency of processing and reviewing electronic documents, as well as managing e-discovery projects. Combining concept analysis, visualization and litigation-specific workflow, Attenex enables reviewers to locate the relevant electronic files more quickly, less expensively and with reduced risk while preserving the legal chain of custody. For more information about the company and its products, call (206) 373-6565 or visit

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