Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin, U.S. District Judge, Southern District of New York
Before taking her current seat on the Southern District bench, Judge Scheindlin worked as a prosecutor (Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York), commercial lawyer (General Counsel for the New York City Department of Investigation and partner at Herzfeld & Rubin), and Judge (Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of New York 1982-1986 and Special Master in the Agent Orange mass tort litigation). Judge Scheindlin is known for her intellectual acumen, demanding courtroom demeanor, aggressive interpretations of the law, and expertise in mass torts, electronic discovery, and complex litigation.
Featured Judicial Speakers
|Hon. John M. Facciola, U.S. Magistrate Judge, District of Columbia
Judge Facciola is the author of several heralded opinions including Peskoff v. Faber, United States v O’Keefe, and Equity Analytics, LLC v. Lundin. He served as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan, and was in private practice in the District of Columbia. He is a member of the Sedona Conference Advisory Board and the Georgetown Advanced E-Discovery Institute Advisory Board. His most recent publication, with Jonathan M. Redgrave, is Asserting and Challenging Privilege Claims in Modern Litigataion: The Facciola-Redgrave Framework, 2009 Fed. Cts. L. Rev. 19 (2009). He received his bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross and his juris doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center.
|Hon. Craig B. Shaffer, U.S. Magistrate Judge, District of Colorado
Judge Shaffer graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1976 and received his juris doctor cum laude from Tulane University’s School of Law in 1979. Judge Shaffer has served as a Navy judge advocate, a senior trial attorney with the United States Department of Justice, and in private practice as a partner in two different Denver law firms. Judge Shaffer is a frequent presenter at conferences and seminars dealing with electronic discovery. Judge Shaffer is a contributor to Thomson-Reuter’s publication, E-Discovery for Corporate Counsel, and the author of Motions to Compel from a Judicial Perspective, The Colorado Lawyer, November 2005.
|Hon. Peter B. Swann, Judge, Arizona Court of Appeals
Prior to his appointment to the Court of Appeals in 2008, Judge Swann served for nearly five years as a Judge on the Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County, and was a partner at Steptoe & Johnson before his appointment to the bench. He serves on the Arizona State Bar Committees on Professionalism and on the Rules of Civil Procedure. Judge Swann has published numerous articles and in 2008 was awarded Judge of the Year by the Phoenix Chapter of the Arizona Board of Trial Advocates.
Michael R. Arkfeld, Founding Director, ASU-Arkfeld eDiscovery and Digital Evidence ProgramAs a former assistant United States Attorney for the District of Arizona, Michael handled multimillion-dollar cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful termination and a host of other tort claims. He has appeared before both federal and state appellate courts and has extensive experience in jury (over 30 trials) and bench trials. Michael lectures and consults throughout North America and internationally on the impact of technology to the practice of law and the discovery and admission of electronic evidence.
|Robert E. Singleton, Principal, Director of eDiscovery, Squire SandersRobert is director of eDiscovery and data management for Squire Sanders and a member of the Squire Sanders eDiscovery & Data Management Team. As such, he concentrates his practice on electronic discovery and related issues. Robert acts as the firm’s resource for lawyers and clients on matters involving electronic discovery and the production of electronically stored information. He works with lawyers and clients to manage the collection, review and ultimate production of large electronic document collections in litigation, arbitration and internal investigations in the most cost-efficient and timely manner possible. Robert has presented at continuing legal education courses on electronic discovery and ethical considerations in conducting electronic discovery.|
|Bob Amicone, Senior Corporate Counsel, Office DepotBob is an Assistant General Counsel at Office Depot, Inc., where he focuses on litigation and is the designated eDiscovery and records retention contact point within the legal department. Before joining Office Depot Bob was a litigator with the international law firm of Squire Sanders, LLP. He obtained his law degree from The Ohio State University in 2005.|
|Sean Broderick, National Litigation Support Administrator, Office of Defender ServicesSean Broderick is the National Litigation Support Administrator for the Defender Services Office, Administrative Office of U.S. Courts. He provides guidance and recommendations to federal courts, federal defender offices, and Criminal Justice Act (CJA) court-appointed attorneys on electronic discovery and complex cases. Sean is the co-chair of the Joint Working Group on Electronic Technology in the Criminal Justice System (JETWG), a joint Department of Justice and Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts national working group which examines the use of electronic technology in the federal criminal justice system and suggested practices for the efficient and cost-effective management of post-indictment electronic discovery.|
|Jamie Brown, eDiscovery Executive Counsel, UBS WarburgJamie Brown presently serves as Global eDiscovery Counsel for UBS in NY, where she is primarily responsible for managing global eDiscovery operations. Prior to UBS, Ms. Brown headed the eDiscovery program for the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission in Washington, D.C., having worked previously in the Division of Enforcement as a trial attorney. A former partner with Fennemore Craig, P.C. in Phoenix, AZ, Ms. Brown specialized in both complex commercial litigation and eDiscovery. She began her career as a litigation associate with King & Spalding in Washington, D.C. Ms. Brown is a graduate of Duke Law School (J.D.) and Arizona State University (B.A.) and former law clerk to Hon. Roslyn O. Silver , U.S. District Court (Arizona).|
William Butterfield, Partner, Hausfeld LLPMr. Butterfield is a partner at Hausfeld LLP, specializing in antitrust litigation, financial services litigation and E-Discovery. Mr. Butterfield is vice chair of the Steering Committee of The Sedona Conference® Working Group on Electronic Discovery and is a member of Sedona Conference® Working Group on International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure. In 2011, Mr. Butterfield testified before the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on the Constitution, on the costs and burden of civil discovery. He is an adjunct professor at American University, Washington College of Law, teaching a course on E-Discovery and serves on the Advisory Board for the Georgetown University Law Center Advanced E-Discovery Institute.
|Daniel Christensen, Senior Privacy & Security Counsel, Intel CorporationDan currently serves as Senior Privacy & Security Counsel at Intel. He rejoined Intel in 2012 after serving as Chief Privacy Officer and Asst General Counsel for an equity consortium of healthcare, finance, and technology businesses in Los Angeles. From 2000-2010, Dan provided privacy/security, transactional, IP, and M/A legal support at Intel across several industries including healthcare, technology, and telecom. Dan was also sent to the Intel EMEA region for three years to hire and lead a team of attorneys supporting Intel’s EMEA businesses and compliance efforts. Dan has a MBA from the University of Oxford, a JD from the University of Utah, and a double BA from BYU. Dan is also CIPP/US and CIPP/IT certified by the IAPP.|
|Brandon Colburn, Vice President – eDiscovery Development, TERISBrandon Colburn is an electronic discovery strategy consultant with the eDiscovery and information governance firm TERIS. He is here to translate industry jargon into normal English and hopefully convert best practice theories into real world scenarios. During his tenure at TERIS, Brandon has assisted in strategy creation and cost reduction for hundreds of projects totaling more than 80 terabytes of electronic data. He has worked with every member of the ALM 100 law firms and assisted in designing information governance plans for multiple Fortune 100 companies. Brandon’s diverse experience and client base create unique opportunities of process improvement and cost reduction.|
|Jennifer Feldman, Of Counsel, DLA Piper US LLPJennifer Feldman practices complex securities litigation in federal and state courts. She represents corporations and their officers and directors facing government investigation and/or class action and derivative litigation. Ms. Feldman concentrates on electronic discovery and knowledge management in complex commercial litigation matters, class action settings and regulatory investigations. She consults with DLA Piper attorneys and clients on eDiscovery strategy, advising on the deployment of policy, process and technology to reduce risk and cost. She speaks to clients and industry groups on the subjects of electronic discovery, data retention and preservation, and information governance.|
|Maura R. Grossman, Of Counsel, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & KatzMaura R. Grossman is Of Counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where she advises the firm and its clients on legal, technical, and strategic issues involving e-discovery and information management, both domestically and abroad. Maura is co-chair of the E-Discovery Working Group advising the New York State Unified Court System, and is a member of the Steering Committee of The Sedona Conference Working Group 1. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Georgetown University Law Center’s Advanced E-Discovery Institute, and co-chaired the 2013 Institute. Maura teaches e-discovery at Columbia Law School and at Georgetown. In addition to her law degree from Georgetown, Maura also holds an M.A. and Ph.D. from Adelphi University.|
Brad Harris, VP of Legal Products, ZApproved Legal Hold ProBrad Harris has over 30 years of experience in high technology and IT, including more than ten years in the field of electronic discovery. As Vice President of Legal Products at Zapproved, Harris is currently responsible for driving the company’s growth in the legal segment, advising clients on best practices for data preservation and legal holds, and managing the company’s Legal Hold Pro product. Harris is a frequent speaker and author on legal hold best practices.
|Charlotte Harris, Manager, Practice Support, Hess CorporationCharlotte Riser Harris has over twenty years of litigation industry experience as a litigation paralegal, eDiscovery and Litigation Support manager, and consultant. Her experience includes project management and coordination of electronic discovery, data and document management, and database support and design. She is experienced in handling document intensive complex litigation and managing personnel. She frequently writes and speaks on topics related to litigation support and electronic discovery. Ms. Harris is currently the Manager of Practice Support in the Legal Department of Hess Corporation.|
|Dr. Joel Henry, Esq, Attorney, Agile Legal TechnologyJoel Henry keeps his dance card full on multiple fronts. With a unique blend of advanced credentials and experience, including a PhD in Computer Science and a JD, as well as being an IEEE Certified Software Development Professional, Joel works in the areas of e-discovery, pre- and early case assessment, and smart preservation using new and novel technology developed from his university research. The combination of Computer Science and Law allows Joel to slide seamlessly between both worlds, bringing a powerful set of problem solving skills to technology, legal, and business problems.|
|Marc Jenkins, Vice President of Knowledge Strategy, Cicayda, LLC
Marc Jenkins is Vice President of Knowledge Strategy for cicayda, a litigation support software and services company based in Nashville and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University where he teaches courses on Electronic Discovery & Information Governance and Legal Technology. He is a member of the Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production, a founding member of the Prometheus Project (Nashville Friends of E-Discovery), a member of the Organization of Legal Professionals Advisory Council and the Gerson Lehrman Group on Legal & Regulatory Affairs. Before joining Cicayda and Vanderbilt, he was in private practice for 10 years and a member of the firm Hubbard, Berry & Harris.
|Scott Kane, Partner, Squire SandersScott Kane is a partner in Squire Sanders’ Litigation Practice Group and serves as managing partner of the Cincinnati office. Scott also leads Squire Sanders’ eDiscovery & Data Management Team, which serves as a resource for clients and lawyers regarding defensible and cost effective strategies for the preservation and discovery of electronic documents. Scott is an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he teaches a course on eDiscovery issues.|
|William (Bil) Kellermann, Director Electronic Discovery, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & RosatiA litigation attorney since 1990, Kellermann is Director-Electronic Discovery at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, among the 100 largest law firms in the country. He oversees the firm’s Electronic Discovery Operations Center, working with litigation attorneys, in-house counsel and client IT departments to effectively manage all aspects of evidence management. He excels at using software to automate discovery, case assessment, and trial preparation, and is a frequent speaker on electronic evidence topics. Previously, he served as the Director of Corporate Legal Systems for CT Summation. Here he assisted Fortune 1000 corporate law departments with the development of in-house electronic discovery and litigation support capabilities.|
Jerami Kemnitz, Of Counsel, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP Jerami serves as head of Shook Hardy & Bacon’s International Discovery and Data Privacy team. His practice focuses on the litigation and discovery challenges facing today’s multi-national corporations. Jerami is an expert on the navigation of foreign data protection laws to facilitate the lawful processing and transfer of potentially-relevant data from outside the U.S. in response to U.S. discovery obligations.
|Anne Kershaw, Founder, Managing Director, Knowledge Strategy Solutions, LLCAnne consults in the areas of legacy data management and disposition and the development of sensible, cost-effective business records management programs that actually work. Anne also serves as a testifying and consulting expert, defending or challenging e-discovery processes and dispositions of accumulated legacy data. As an attorney and a nationally recognized data and litigation records expert, Anne provides independent and innovative recommendations for the management and e-discovery of legacy and active data, including backup tapes, file shares, email and archives. She has provided solutions in some of the nation’s largest litigations, including tobacco, repetitive stress litigation, securities fraud and anti-trust matters.|
Dave Lewis, President, David D. Lewis Consulting
Dave Lewis, Ph.D. (www.DavidDLewis.com) is a consulting computer scientist working in the areas of information retrieval, applied statistics, and the evaluation of complex information systems. He formerly held research positions at AT&T Labs, Bell Labs, and the University of Chicago. He has published more than 75 scientific papers and 8 patents, and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Lewis has served as a consulting or testifying expert on e-discovery issues in civil litigation, including in the Kleen Products, Actos, da Silva Moore, and Cambridge Place cases.
|Lorrie Luellig, Attorney, Ryley Carlock & ApplewhiteLorrie Luellig leads the Information Governance practice for Ryley Carlock where she advises clients on the creation and implementation of global information governance programs. She is a frequent speaker and author on the topic of navigating complex global legal retention obligations. Lorrie is a founding member of both the Information Governance Reference Model (IGRM) and the Corporate Governance Oversight Council (CGOC) as well as an active member of the Sedona Conference. She has also served as an expert witness on subject of disposition of records in a large product liability dispute in the US District Court, Southern District of California. Lorrie has a B.S. from ASU a J.D. from CWSL, and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School.|
Caroline Mankey, Partner, Cypress LLPCaroline Mankey is a partner at Cypress, LLP, and represents companies and individuals in the entertainment and business communities. Caroline resolves disputes involving publicity rights, invasions of privacy, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, defamation, and First Amendment rights to free speech and of fair use, as well as complex business disputes arising out of partnerships, contractual obligations, interferences with business opportunities, sexual harassment allegations, employment disputes, and contests over ownership rights in real estate and other property.
|Tom Morrissey, Senior Director, IT Legal Operations & eDiscovery, Purdue PharmaTom is Senior Director of Legal Operations & eDiscovery at the Purdue Pharma LP where he responsible for the development and implementation of technology in support of the Office of the General Counsel. Tom’s focus includes the preservation, identification, collection, processing, review, and production of electronically stored information (ESI), for internal investigations, civil litigation and regulatory inquiries. Tom additionally manages Information Governance, Legal Billing and Vendor Management.|
|Tom O’Connor, Chief Service Aficionado, CAVO eDTom O’Connor is a nationally known consultant, speaker and writer in the area of computerized litigation support systems. He is a frequent lecturer and prolific writer on the subject of legal technology.|
|Maureen O’Neill, Senior Vice President of Discovery Strategy, DiscoverReadyMaureen O’Neill is Senior Vice President, Discovery Strategy at DiscoverReady. Maureen advises DiscoverReady’s clients in the development and execution of discovery strategy, including the use of statistical sampling, predictive coding, and other analytics and automation tools. Prior to joining DiscoverReady, Maureen was a partner at Paul Hastings LLP, where she represented employers in complex employment litigation, and co-chaired the Firm’s e-Discovery Practice Group. Maureen speaks and writes frequently on significant issues in e-discovery, and participates actively in the Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production.|
|Niloy Ray, eDiscovery Counsel, Littler Mendelson P.C.As eDiscovery Counsel, Niloy assists and advises Littler’s lawyers and clients on preservation and “meet and confer” obligations, developing strategies for efficient and effective data harvesting, review and production, implementing cost-shifting/cost-reduction techniques, and addressing the admissibility and authentication of electronic evidence. Niloy also handles court appearances and motion practice on matters relating to eDiscovery.|
|Blake Richardson, Manager of Records, Safeway Inc.|
|Mark Sidoti, Director, Chair of the E-Discovery Task Force, Gibbons P.C.Mark S. Sidoti, a Director at Gibbons, PC., has more than 25 years of complex litigation experience and chairs the firm’s E-Discovery Task Force. Mr. Sidoti serves on the faculty of Georgetown Law School’s eDiscovery Training Academy and the Board of Editors of Arkfeld on Electronic Discovery and Evidence. He is active with the Defense Research Institute’s (DRI) E-Discovery Committee (where he served as Chair), the Sedona Conference and other groups. Mr. Sidoti was counsel for the plaintiff in Treppel v. Biovail , which gave rise to one of the most important e-discovery opinions to date. He is recognized among New York’s leading lawyers by New York Super Lawyers, and is AV Preeminent peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell.|
|Jacob Snow, Attorney, Federal Trade CommissionJake Snow is an attorney in the San Francisco office of the Federal Trade Commission.|
|Ariana Tadler, Partner, Milberg LLPAriana J. Tadler specializes in securities fraud and consumer class action litigation as well as complex litigation and is an elected member of the Executive Committee of Milberg LLP. Ms. Tadler is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on electronic discovery and chairs Milberg’s E-Discovery Practice Group, comprised of lawyers and technologists. She serves on the Board of Directors, is Chair Emeritus and a member of the Steering Committee of The Sedona Conference®’s Working Group 1 on Electronic Document Retention and Production. Ariana Tadler also serves on the Advisory Board of Georgetown University Law Center’s Advanced E-Discovery Institute and Bloomberg BNA’s eDiscovery Board.|
|Joy Woller, eDiscovery Counsel, Lewis Roca RothgerberJoy Woller is Lewis Roca Rothgerber’s eDiscovery and Litigation Support Partner. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Woller served as a staff member to the Information and Technology Committee of the Colorado General Assembly, House of Representatives. Joy is a frequent speaker and author on eDiscovery issues and serves as a member of the District of Colorado’s eDiscovery Task Force.|
|Wendy Zerr Jackson, eDiscovery Program Manager, Banner HealthWendy Zerr Jackson is the eDiscovery Program Manager for Banner Health, a 24-hospital health care system based in the Western United States and Arizona’s 2nd largest employer. Wendy designed Banner’s eDiscovery Program 6 years ago. She is often sought out as a resource to other health care systems in Arizona, and across the country, looking to establish eDiscovery Programs of their own. Wendy received her BS in Business Administration from the University of Arizona and her MBA from Grand Canyon University. She has over 20 years of experience as a paralegal, and has worked in the Risk Management Department of Banner Health for the past 16 years.|