The Decade of Discovery™

The Decade of Discovery™ (2014, 63 minutes) is a new documentary by Joe Looby and details a government attorney's quest to find a better way to search White House e-mail, and a teacher who took a stand for civil justice on the electronic frontier. The Decade of Discovery™ chronicles the impact of the big data information explosion on the courts and the government during the years 2002 to 2012 and the technology used to address these problems.

ZyLAB is very proud to sponsor this important film. Over the past decade, ZyLAB has worked closely with several US federal agencies such as the National Security Council in the White House for management of their email and other electronic information. The film’s description of issues relating to the preservation of White House e-mail, and advancements in eDiscovery over the past decade, are subjects of public importance that are closely tied both to the mission of the White House, the US-National Archives, as well as to ZyLAB’s the mission as provider of eDiscovery & Intelligent Information Governance.

About the director

Joe Looby: The Decade of Discovery™ is Joe’s first feature length documentary. Joe served in the U.S. Navy's Judge Advocate General Corps (another ZyLAB customer), practiced as an environmental enforcement attorney for New York State, and co-founded the forensic technology practices at Deloitte and FTI. His film production company, 10th Mountain Films, was named in honor of his father, who served in the 10th Mountain Division, a U.S. Army ski patrol that fought in World War II.

About the cast

Jason R. Baron: Since October 2013 Jason is Of Counsel to the Information Governance and eDiscovery Group at Drinker Biddle Reath LLP. He is also Co-Chair of the newly formed Information Governance Initiative, a consortium of industry and thought leaders in the IG space.

Jason served 13 years as the first appointed Director of Litigation at the National Archives, and prior to that as a trial attorney and senior counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he served as counsel of record in lawsuits involving the preservation of White House e-mail. He is the recipient of the 2013 Justice Tom C. Clark Outstanding Government Lawyer Award from the Federal Bar Association, and was named as an e-discovery “trailblazer” by American Lawyer magazine, in its 2013 issue “The Top 50 Big Law Innovators of the Past 50 Years.” He is an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Maryland, Chair-elect of the D.C. Bar E-Discovery Committee, and Co-Chair of the Information Governance Initiative.

Richard G. Braman: Richard is the Founder and Executive Director Emeritus of The Sedona Conference®. As a practicing attorney, he represented both plaintiffs and defendants in antitrust, IP, and other complex business litigation. Prior to founding The Sedona Conference®, Richard was Co-Chair of the Antitrust Practice Group of the Minneapolis law firm of Gray Plant Mooty, which he joined in 1987. Before joining Gray Plant Mooty, Richard owned and operated a nationally-renowned jazz club and practiced in a plaintiff’s antitrust class action law firm in Minneapolis and with a large, defense-oriented firm in San Francisco, CA. In 2013, he was named by The American Lawyer as “one of the 50 most innovative people in Big Law in the last 50 years.”

U.S. Federal Judges who decided key cases that established the right to electronic communications from an adversary and the government:

  • Judge John M. Facciola
  • Judge James C. Francis, IV
  • Judge Paul W. Grimm
  • Judge Nan R. Nolan
  • Judge Shira A. Scheindlin
  • Judge David J. Waxse