2nd Annual New Zealand eDiscovery Conference – 19 March 2014

E-Discovery Consulting and EY have again joined forces to present the 2nd Annual New Zealand eDiscovery Conference. The Conference is taking place at the Stamford Plaza in Auckland on Wednesday the 19th of March 2014.

The inaugural New Zealand eDiscovery Conference held in 2013 attracted over 100 participants and was hailed as a great success by attendees and vendors alike.  The event attracted many members of New Zealand’s legal fraternity including senior lawyers, barristers, in-house legal counsel and government departments – most firms involved in litigation were represented in some capacity.

The conference has now developed into New Zealand’s leading eDiscovery and legal technology conference, providing a platform for New Zealand legal professionals to develop their knowledge in this fast-changing area.

Navigating the eDiscovery landscape

In today’s digital world the increasing sources and volumes of electronic information is making the discovery process more challenging. There is now a greater intersection between the law and technology with e-discovery now an unavoidable part of any litigation or investigation.

To successfully conduct electronic discovery under the new discovery rules it is essential to have a greater understanding of the entire electronic discovery process.

The Conference will again provide a practical insight of the e-discovery process, including a greater understanding about the tools and practices that can help simplify the discovery process. The event will look to equip legal professionals with the skills to respond to the challenges of managing electronic information, both efficiently and cost effectively.

Who is attending?

Registered attendees include law firms, barristers, corporate organisations and government departments with many organisations involved in litigation represented in some capacity. Current firms attending include –

Anderson Lloyd, Auckland Council, AUT University, Bell Gully, Buddle Findlay, Chapman Tripp, Commerce Commission, Crown Law, Datalab, Deloitte, DLA Phillips Fox, Duncan Cotterill, Gibson Sheat, Financial Markets Authority, Fortune Manning, Gilbert Walker, Grove Darlow, Heaney & Partners, Holland Beckett, Inland Revenue Department, Jones Fee, KPMG, Law In Order, Lowndes Jordan, McElroys, Michael Thornton, Ministry of Health, Minter Ellison, Modus eDiscovery, NuLegal, Price Baker Berridge, PwC, QCAT, Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Rice Craig, Russell McVeagh, Serious Fraud Office, Shieff Angland, Shortland Chambers, Simpson Grierson, Thomson Reuters, Thorndon Chambers and Tompkins Wake.

Programme update

The conference programme is tailored specifically to the demands of the New Zealand legal market. At the same time, attendees will learn further about developments in practices from overseas in addressing eDiscovery.

The programme is available here.


The conference will feature speakers from New Zealand and abroad, including leading E-Discovery experts, a judicial perspective and the experiences of lawyers to provide insight into how you can undertake e-discovery efficiently and cost effectively.

Confirmed speakers include –

  • Tom Gelbmann, Principal – Gelbmann & Associates, LLC
  • His Honour Judge Harvey – District Court
  • Polly Pope, Litigation Partner – Russell McVeagh
  • Paul O’Neil, Litigation Manager – FMA
  • Brian Cusack, Director Digital Forensic Research Laboratories – AUT
  • Warren Dunn, Partner – Head of Forensic Technology & Discovery Services – EY
  • Andrew King, eDiscovery Consultant – E-Discovery Consulting
  • Jason Weir, Partner – Forensic – Deloitte
  • Campbell McKenzie, Director – Forensic Services – PwC
  • Chris Budge, Associate Director – Advisory/ RC – Forensic – KPMG
  • Sarah Cordner, Senior Manager – Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services – EY 
  • Jo Sherman, CEO & Founder – EDT
  • Mark de Bruyn, Director – NuLegal
  • David Quist, Business Development Manager – Nuix
  • Tim Nelson, Senior Consultant – FTI Consulting
  • Alan Watkins, Business Development Manager – eDiscovery – Symantec
  • Martin Flavell, eDiscovery Manager – Law In Order
  • Greg O’Reilly, Regional Manager – APAC – Recommind


We have been fortunate to attract a number of leading global e-discovery providers as well as local providers to the legal industry.

Major sponsors include –  

Exhibitors and contributors include –   

CPD Eligible

The conference is eligible to earn CPD hours towards lawyer’s mandatory Continuing Professional Development requirements.

Conference Updates

More details about the event can be found on the NZ E-Discovery Blog, and the latest information about the event here.

Join the conversation on Twitter @eDiscoveryNZ and #eDiscoveryNZ

2013 Conference Overview

Read the complete overview of the 2013 New Zealand eDiscovery Conference.

What did delegates say about the 2013 event?

Some of the comments we received post the 2013 event included –  

“Judge Harvey’s presentation was fantastic”

“Warren is a fabulous host/moderator”

“Fantastic – well done. Look forward to the 2014 event”

“Panel was a great idea to answer questions and initiate discussion”

“The conference provided important information that will help our firm going forward”

“Great to meet technology and service providers that we didn’t know were in New Zealand”

“Let us know if you are running the event again and we will be there”