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How I Did It: A Conversation With Laura Zubulake

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Posted on September 8th, 2010

If you have anything at all to do with eDiscovery, you are well aware of Zubulake v. UBS, a landmark case that changed the face of the legal world.In this rare but informative session, Laura Zubulake reveals why she sued and claim of pretext.  She explains cost shifting, the importance of legal concepts (keyword search, scope of duty, trigger dates) and why she pursued adverse inference, why they failed and what she learned

In Zubulake V, Zubulake tells you why she persevered and pursued adverse inference again and the impact at trial. Learn first-hand, the inside information of what went on in trial prep and post discovery events.

Did the electronic evidence make a difference to her case or during trial?  Find out by registering for this inside look at one of the most important cases in discovery in this century.

Date:  Sept. 15, 2010
Time:  10:00 a.m. Pacific
12:00 p.m. Central
1:00 p.m. Eastern
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About Laura Zubulake: 

Laura A. Zubulake worked on Wall Street for 20 years in institutional equity departments.  In her various roles, she consulted on and marketed global convertible and derivative securities, macro-economic analysis, and research on Asian equities to mutual, hedge, and pension funds.

In 1991, her book The Complete Guide to Convertible Securities Worldwide was published by John Wiley & Sons.  She earned a B.S. degree in finance from Indiana University and a M.B.A. degree in economics from New York University.
In February 2002 she became the plaintiff in Zubulake v. UBS, a lawsuit alleging claims of gender discrimination and retaliation against her former employer.   She was intimately involved in all aspects of her case making key decisions concerning electronic discovery throughout litigation.

Rather than pursue settlement, she opted to search for evidence she believed existed in e-mails captured on backup tapes.  Her multi-year efforts resulted in several landmark opinions concerning counsel’s obligations for the preservation of electronically stored information.

In April 2005, a federal jury unanimously found in favor of Ms. Zubulake on both claims and awarded one of, if not the largest jury awards in the United States for a single plaintiff in an employment discrimination case.  In October 2005, the parties settled privately.  The December 2006 changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were in part influenced by the Zubulake opinions concerning electronic discovery.

Ms. Zubulake is a member of the Board of Governors of The OLP.  She resides in New York City and has written a book about her experiences.

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Simply drop us an e-mail to In the re line put Member or Non-Member and the name of the webinar.  Give us your contact information.  If you are a non-member, you will be billed within a few hours. All non-members must be paid prior to the webinar.

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