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Planet Data Partners with George Washington Law Alumni Association to Host Ethics CLE Panel

Standards on the Rise for Attorney Technology Competence

ELMSFORD, NEW YORK – November 15, 2013 - Today Planet Data, a global innovator in the creation and development of eDiscovery technologies, services and solutions, announced its partnership with The George Washington University Law School (GW Law) Alumni Association to present a panel* on attorney competency standards for technology.

The panel, moderated by Howard J. Reissner, Esq., CEO at Planet Data, will discuss the affect emerging technology is having on the practice of law, and the level of technology proficiency legal professionals now need to meet attorney competency standards.

“Planet Data’s partnership with GW Law on this particular topic is an important one” said Howard J. Reissner, Esq., CEO at Planet Data.  He continued, “There is a growing need for legal practitioners to develop their knowledge of technology both in a practical, economic sense and to meet higher professional standards. We are delighted to provide the alumni and friends of GW Law insight and guidance on the current levels of knowledge and competency required of all attorneys, regardless of practice area or years of experience.”

Gregory Maggs, Interim Dean of The George Washington University Law School added "We are grateful to our host, Howard Reissner, JD '79, for organizing a panel on such an important and highly relevant topic -- It's imperative that legal practitioners, whether just qualified or experienced attorneys, have a good understanding of the rapidly changing environment in which they practice, and can responsibly adapt to ongoing technological development."

Expert panelists include Anne Kershaw, Esq. – Co-owner, Managing Director and Consultant, Knowledge Strategy Solutions; Ian K. Hochman, Esq. – Special Counsel, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP; Matt Dexter, Esq. – Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP (GW Law, ’04) and Brad Berkshire – Vice President of Consulting Services, Planet Data.

The panel, being held for GM Law alumni and friends, will be at The Sheraton Times Square, New York on December 4, 2013. GW alumni can register at GW Law.

*Application for New York accreditation of this course or program is currently pending.

About Planet Data:
Planet Data, soon to be debuting its newest feature Exego Review, is a leading destination for eDiscovery technology, solutions and services. Its clients recognize Planet Data as a vendor and as a business partner. Planet Data's flagship product, Exego, offers proprietary start-to-finish discovery management solutions, featuring flexible predictive coding techniques. With both U.S. Safe Harbor and SSAE 16 Type II certifications Planet Data delivers value, technical support and expert project management with intense scrutiny placed on the quality of service and client relations.

About GW Law:
Since enrolling its first class in 1865, The George Washington University Law School has produced some of the finest minds across the spectrum of legal scholarship. That tradition continues today, as GW Law graduates use the knowledge and skills they gain at university to influence the critical legal conversations of our times. For more information, visit: