There are many ediscovery lessons to be learned from cases in 2017, ranging from the use of predictive coding to the intent to deprive. US Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim and former Justice of the Texas Supreme Court and current US District Judge Xavier Rodriguez share their views on the top ediscovery court opinions from the past year, including thoughts on proportionality, narrowly tailoring requests for production, and compliance with discovery orders. 

Join us for:

  • discussion of cases that include compliance with court orders
  • Tips on how to adequately prepare for a Rule 16(b) hearing
  • Rule 37(e) analysis



US Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim

Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim brings a broad range of civil and criminal
litigation experience to the bench, with a special emphasis on civil cases
in federal court.

Judge Kim graduated from Princeton University and from Stanford Law
School. Upon graduation from law school, she served as law clerk to United
States District Judge Spencer Williams of this Court. She then entered
private civil litigation practice in Palo Alto. From 1995-99, Judge Kim
served as Associate and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at Stanford Law
School, after which she returned to private civil litigation practice and
became a partner with the law firm of GCA Law Partners, LLP in 2002.  She
practiced at GCA Law Partners until she joined the Court in 2015.

Judge Kim’s recent professional activities outside of regular civil
litigation practice have included service in the following capacities:
Co-Director of the Trial Advocacy Program and Lecturer in Law at Stanford
Law School beginning in 2014; the Interim Title IX Coordinator for
Stanford University in 2013 and 2014; Judge Pro Tem for Santa Clara County
Superior Court from 2010 to the present; and Volunteer Deputy District
Attorney for Santa Clara County for 14 weeks in 2010.



US District Judge Xavier Rodriguez

 President George W. Bush appointed Judge Rodriguez to the bench as a United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas in 2003. He is a former Texas Supreme Court Justice and was also a partner in the international law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P.

Judge Rodriguez is a frequent speaker on continuing legal education seminars and has authored numerous articles regarding employment law, discovery, and arbitration issues. He serves as an adjunct professor of law at the St. Mary’s University School of Law. He was elected to membership in the American Law Institute and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Texas Bar Foundation. He was awarded the Rosewood Gavel Award for outstanding judicial service from the St. Mary’s University School of Law in 2011.