Despite five sets of Rule 26 amendments over four decades, eDiscovery costs and risks continue to rise. To address this issue, a group of more than 50 practitioners, eDiscovery experts, and federal judges, have spent countless hours over the past three years drafting new guidelines for discovery scoping and proportionality, and debating new approaches throughout the discovery lifecycle.

In 2021, the Discovery Proportionality Model: A New Framework was successfully introduced at a bench-bar conference. Since that time, the group has developed further guidance and expanded its work beyond the initial concepts, including consideration of proposing new amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. On April 13-14, a second bench-bar conference will be held to discuss these projects.

Co-hosted by the Rabiej Litigation Law Center and the George Washington University Humphreys Complex Litigation Center, the eDiscovery at a Crossroads Conference in Washington D.C. features five panels with leading attorneys, experts, and judges.


  • Hon. Michael Baylson, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Hon. Cathy Bissoon, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Hon. Kimberly Priest Johnson, Eastern District of Texas
  • Hon. Sean Jordan, Eastern District of Texas
  • Hon. Gary Jones, Northern District of Florida
  • Hon. Xavier Rodriguez, Western District of Texas
  • Hon. Becky Thorson, District of Minnesota (ret.)
  • Hon. Robin Meriweather, District of District of Columbia
  • Hon. Andrew Peck (ret.) DLA Piper
  • Hon. Angel Mitchell, District of Kansas
  • Hon. John Facciola, District of District of Colombia (ret.)
  • Adriane Theis, Reisman Karron Greene LLP
  • Andrew Cosgrove, Technology, Concepts & Design (TCDI)
  • Michael Shortnacy, King & Spalding
  • David Hobbs, Fleming, Nolen & Jez LLP
  • Michael Scavelli, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Mandi Ross, InsightOptix
  • Genevieve Zimmerman, Meshbesher & Spence Lawyers
  • Michelle Lange, Volkswagen Group of America
  • Jonathan Orent, MotleyRice LLP
  • Kaitlin Bridges, Gray Ritter & Graham
  • John Unice, bit-x-bit, LLC


  • William Belt, Complete Discovery Source (CDS)
  • Professor Steven Gensler College of Law, University of Oklahoma
  • Professor Alan Morrison, George Washington University, School of Law
  • Professor Roger Trangsrud, George Washington University, School of Law

You don’t want to miss this thought-provoking, game-changing conference.