# 011628Breakfast at the Bar
Fundamentals of E-Discovery
Join the LACBA Litigation Section to learn about the fundamentals of e-discovery. Panelists Allan D. Johnson and Amy J. Longo will discuss best practices in preservation and collection, search tools and techniques, and privilege assertion. This program is designed for anyone in need of a refresher in e-discovery and for new attorneys and support staff. If you are not able to join us for the live event, join us online by signing up for the webcast. You will not want to miss this opportunity to hear straight from the experts!
Allan D. Johnson is a Senior Attorney in the Commercial Litigation Section of the Law Department at Southern California Edison Company (“SCE”). Allan serves on SCE’s eDiscovery Support Team, which consults with and assists SCE personnel and outside counsel in matters involving electronic discovery. Allan also conducts training for SCE personnel regarding e-discovery best practices and procedures.
Before joining SCE, Allan was a member of the Electronic Discovery & Document Retention Practice at O’Melveny & Myers LLP. Allan has authored several e-discovery articles, including California Enacts Electronic Discovery Rules: New Electronic Discovery Act Brings State Practice in Line With Federal Law, BNA’s Digital Discovery & E-Evidence Report (August 2009). Allan is co-author of the practice guide Electronic Discovery Practice Under the Federal Rules (BNA 3rd ed. 2010). Allan is an Adjunct Professor at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles and is a regular guest speaker on e-discovery issues in law school courses and continuing legal education seminars.
Amy J. Longo is a partner in the Financial Services Practice at O’Melveny & Myers LLP and one of the founders and leaders of the Electronic Discovery and Document Retention Practice. Amy represents corporations, their directors and officers in ERISA and other class actions, derivative suits, and a range of complex litigation, as well as internal investigations and enforcement matters. In addition, Amy counsels public and private companies on their document retention policies and best practices for electronic discovery and litigation response plans.
Amy was listed in Legal 500 United States (2009 and 2010), noting that she is praised for her "particular expertise in e-discovery and document retention issues, as well as being a great litigator." She has been recognized numerous times as a "Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star." Amy writes and lectures frequently at a national level. She serves as an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University's School of Law.