CLE at Nationals Park: New Tools, New Rules: How to Stay Ahead of the Changing eDiscovery Landscape

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Live on Site: Wednesday, July 6 / Washington, D.C. (Nationals Park)
Registration: 1:00 p.m.
Program: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Game Begins: 4:05 p.m.
MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 2.0 Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol


Why Attend?

  • Explore the impact of technological advances on eDiscovery best practices
  • Learn more about the recent changes to the Federal Rules and how to use them to your client’s advantage
  • Understand and anticipate your client’s challenges, from the perspective of in-house counsel
  • Enjoy the rest of your day in an infield box seat as the Washington Nationals take on the Milwaukee Brewers!

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Join us at Nationals Park for an informative 2 hours of live-interactive CLE to learn the latest on eDiscovery from two very experienced practitioners in the field, followed by a Washington Nationals vs. Milwaukee Brewers baseball game.

Just when you thought you had mastered the basics of eDiscovery, the Federal Rules have changed again, while technology continues to advance at breathtaking speed. Successful attorneys know that keeping up is not enough—you need to stay ahead of the changing eDiscovery landscape in order to best serve your clients. While many view eDiscovery solely as a burden and expense, the attorney who fully understands the rules that govern eDiscovery and the best practices that have evolved over the last decade can use that insight to the advantage of his or her client.  The attorney cannot do it alone, however: the client must be an equal partner in the effort after the litigation begins, and preferably long before.

This seminar brings back the experienced speakers who first walked you through eDiscovery 101.  They will now examine how to practice eDiscovery at an advanced level.  Beginning with an in-depth analysis of the new Federal Rules and case law trends that have emerged in the short time since their enactment, they also will address the impact of technological advances on eDiscovery best practices, from the Internet of Everything to the role of Technology-Assisted Review.

As always, a key component of practicing eDiscovery at an advanced level is understanding and addressing the challenges faced by litigants trying to comply with their eDiscovery obligations and still run their businesses.  Our speakers will provide real-world examples of some of the thorny and expensive eDiscovery issues they and their peers have faced in recent years.

Topics include:

  • The December 2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure—an in-depth review of  key amendments affecting the scope of discovery (Rule 26), the purported end of boilerplate discovery requests and objections (Rule 34), and a more objective approach to sanctions (Rule 37), as well as how best to use these changes to the advantage of your clients
  • eDiscovery Case Law Update—a summary of recent, notable eDiscovery decisions, including cases interpreting the new Rules, as well as cases of interest from Virginia state and federal courts
  • The Latest Tools and Technology—an overview of technological advances that impact the discovery process, including the role of the cloud and connected devices, as well as the latest tools available for managing the eDiscovery process
  • An In-House Perspective on Practicing eDiscovery at an Advanced Level—a discussion of what organizations need to know about eDiscovery, how they can implement policies and procedures to handle key aspects of eDiscovery in-house, and when they need to call for help

After the seminar, we will grab our infield box seats in the park and watch the Washington Nationals battle the Milwaukee Brewers!




1:00 Registration
1:30 New Tools, New Rules:  How to Stay Ahead of the Changing eDiscovery Landscape
3:30 Adjourn, grab some food and drink, and take our infield box seats for the game!



Joseph H. Carpenter, IV,
Norfolk Southern Corporation / Norfolk

Joseph Carpenter began with Norfolk Southern in 2002, and has practiced in the Corporate and Litigation Sections of the Law Department, where he is a General Attorney and Information Governance Counsel.  His current practice primarily entails oversight of casualty claims litigation although he has overseen the development and implementation of the company’s Information Management Program, including records management and e-discovery elements.  Mr. Carpenter is Chair of the Virginia Bar Association’s Law Practice Management Division. 

Monica McCarroll,
Redgrave LLP / Chantilly

Monica McCarroll has extensive experience working as a trial attorney specializing in complex civil litigation.  She has represented and advised clients engaged in state and federal litigation and regulatory investigations regarding all aspects of discovery, from preservation through production. She has negotiated targeted, reasonable, and iterative discovery protocols with protective orders and clawback agreements, and has experience with using advanced technological tools to significantly narrow the burden and expense of e-discovery.  She now focuses her practice on providing advice and counsel on electronic discovery, information governance and cybersecurity issues.  Prior to joining Redgrave LLP, Ms. McCarroll was a partner at Williams Mullen where she chaired the firm’s eDiscovery and Information Governance practice.

Locations, Dates and Fees


$235 regular registration. (Includes the seminar, printed materials, refreshments, a $15 concessions voucher, and game ticket.)

You can also purchase additional guest tickets for $80 each.  (Note that seminar attendees get special early access to Nationals Park, and other guest attendees will not be able to enter the park until approximately 2:30 p.m.) To purchase a guest ticket, please e-mail Rich at no later than Friday, June 24.

Seminar will occur rain or shine.  If the baseball game is rained out, your game ticket will serve as a “rain check” for the rescheduled game.


Washington, D. C. (Nationals Park) / Wednesday, July 6
Nationals Park (Reagan Room, Mezzanine Level) (Venue Website / Google Map)
1500 South Capitol Street, SE

Directions to the Nationals Park may be found at  Note that parking is NOT provided as part of this seminar.

Detailed information on where to meet on July 6, and how tickets will be distributed, will be sent to you in advance via e-mail.

A special 15% discount and free shipping on Virginia CLE®–published books will be available for purchases made at the seminar site.

Cancellation/transfer requests for the seminar will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the DAY BEFORE the program; for cancellations made after June 29, however, a $80 cancellation fee will be charged for the cost of the game ticket and concessions voucher. Upon your request, we will either leave the ticket for you at the Will Call Box Office, OR attempt to find a replacement ticket purchaser. If we find a replacement ticket purchaser, we will refund you the $80 cancellation fee.

If you have a disability that requires special accommodation, please contact Virginia CLE® well in advance of the program date.

Private recording of this program is prohibited.

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