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From Pocket to Plaintiff: Guide to Smartphone eDiscovery

Legal Cyber Academy

On-Demand Online Webinar

Blank Rome of counsel Jeffrey Rosenfeld serves as a featured speaker for the Legal Cyber Academy CLE webinar “From Pocket to Plaintiff: Guide to Smartphone eDiscovery,” which was recorded on June 21, 2023, and is available on demand from their website


Today 85 percent of Americans own a smartphone. These devices have become synonymous with daily life in society and serve as the holders of some of our most personal data, from communications through texts, e-mails, or social media, to photographs or geolocations of our homes or favorite bakeries. The concentrated and intimate nature of this information source has made smartphones a critical source of evidence in litigations, for both civil and criminal matters. eDiscovery is the method by which the electronically stored information (“ESI”) stored on these devices is identified, collected, processed, reviewed, and produced for legal proceedings. This information can provide insights into a party’s actions, intentions, and communications but can become a challenge to process due to the sheer volume of data stored. Further contention can arise when making the distinction between personal and professional use of smartphone devices. This seminar provides attorneys with an in-depth legal guide to effectively preserving, collecting, and admitting electronic evidence while also maintaining ethical obligations as outlined in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Evidence.

Topics covered in this webinar include:

  • Review of eDiscovery for Smart Phones
  • Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Federal Rules of Evidence
  • Admissibility of Evidence


  • Daniel B. Garrie, Esq., Founder, Law & Forensics; Neutral, JAMS​, Faculty, Harvard​
  • Paul Kiesel, Partner, Kiesel Law LLP​
  • Jeffrey Rosenfeld, Of Counsel, Blank Rome LLP

To learn more and watch on demand, please visit the program webpage.