Speakers

Keynote Speakers


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.
Tony Salvador, Intel Corporation
Dr. Tony Salvador, Senior Principal Engineer, currently directs research in the Experience Insights Lab within Intel Corporation. His team’s role is to identify new, strategic opportunities for technology based on an understanding of fluctuating, global socio-cultural values. Tony leads a team of social scientists and business analysts to look for, find and develop viable opportunities to create local, sustainable value with new high tech products, services and infrastructures. His ongoing research interests concern disruptive innovation practice, development and new market creation with an ethnographic perspective. Previously, he directed research for the Emerging Markets Platforms Group and was instrumental in the research and design of the Intel powered classmate PC. Prior to that he was a research scientist and co-founder of Intel’s People & Practices Group. Tony received his bachelor’s degree in Experimental Psychology from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He earned a Ph.D. in Human Factors and Experimental Psychology at Tufts University in Boston. He has over 50 published papers and patents in academic journals as well as more popular venues.

 

Judicial Speakers

 Hon. John M. FacciolaU.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. David CampbellJudge, United States District Court, District of Arizona
Judge Campbell is a United States District Judge for the District of Arizona. Following his graduation from the University of Utah Law School, he served as a law clerk for Judge J. Clifford Wallace of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice William H. Rehnquist of the Supreme Court. Judge Campbell worked as a commercial litigator for 20 years with the Phoenix law firm of Osborn Maledon before joining the bench. Judge Campbell serves as the current chair of the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, has worked with the courts of Botswana, South Africa and Namibia on judicial case management, and has taught civil procedure and constitutional law at the Arizona State and Brigham Young University Law Schools.
 Hon. Craig B. Shaffer, U.S. Magistrate Judge, District of Colorado
Magistrate 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 is a member of the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules.  He has been an adjunct faculty member with the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law for the past twelve years, teaching courses on pretrial practice and electronic discovery, and is a long-time member of the faculty of the Annual ALI/ABA Environmental Litigation Seminar. Judge Shaffer has served on the Local Rules Committee for the District of Colorado and the ABA Task Force on Criminal E-Discovery, and currently is a member of the Judicial Advisory Board for the Sedona Conference, the Advisory Board for the Georgetown University Law Center’s Advanced eDiscovery Institute, and the Board of Governors for the Colorado Bar Association.  Judge Shaffer is a frequent presenter at conferences and seminars dealing with electronic discovery in both civil and criminal litigation,

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.
Thumma Hon. Samuel A. Thumma, Judge, Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One
Samuel Anderson Thumma. Judge, Arizona Court of Appeals, 2012-present; Judge, Arizona Superior Court, 2007-2012. Sam co-chairs the Arizona Supreme Court’s Committee on the Arizona Rules of Evidence; is Co-Chair and Co-Editor of the ARIZONA APPELLATE HANDBOOK and is a Uniform Law Commissioner from Arizona, where he Chairs the Drafting Committee on Social Media Privacy. Sam is an Advisor to the American Law Institute’s RESTATEMENT OF THE LAW (THIRD) OF TORTS: LIABILITY FOR ECONOMIC LOSS; Chairs the American Bar Association Judicial Division Technology Committee and is a member of the ABA’s Judicial Division Ethics & Professionalism Committee and the State Bar of Arizona’s Ethics Committee.

 

Conference Faculty

 Michael R. ArkfeldFounding Director, ASU-Arkfeld eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Program
As 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.
SingletonRobert E. Singleton, Principal, Director of eDiscovery, Squire Patton Boggs
Robert is director of eDiscovery and data management for Squire Patton Boggs and a member of the 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.

Joy Woller
eDiscovery Counsel, Lewis Roca Rothgerber
Joy 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.
AhnGail-Joon Ahn, Professor, Arizona State University
Gail-Joon Ahn is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Program in the School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering at Arizona State University. His research foci include security analytics and big data driven security intelligence, vulnerability and risk management, identity and privacy management, cyber crime analysis, and security-enhanced computing platforms. His research has been supported by ARO, NSF, NSA, DOD, DOJ, ONR, DOE, Bank of America, CISCO, GoDaddy, Hewlett Packard, Google, Microsoft and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He is a recipient of US DOE Early Career Principal Investigator Award and Educator of the Year Award from Federal Information Systems Security Educators’ Association.
Bob AmiconeAssistant General Counsel, Litigation & eDiscovery, Office Depot, Inc.
Bob is an Assistant General Counsel at Office Depot, Inc. — a global supplier of office supplies and services that employs approximately 60,000 people and has revenues of approximately $17 billion. Bob is responsible for Office Depot’s eDiscovery practices and procedures, as well as the company’s records retention program. Prior to joining Office Depot, Bob was with Squire Sanders (US) LLP (now Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP).
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Monica Bay
, Fellow, CodeX: The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics
Attorney Monica Bay is a fellow at CodeX: The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics, and a freelance journalist and consultant. She recently retired from ALM where she was editor-in-chief of Law Technology News.
Sean Broderick, National Litigation Support Administrator, Office of Defender Services
Sean 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 BrowneDiscovery Executive Counsel, UBS Warburg
Jamie 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).
BurgMike Burg, Corporate Counsel, DISH Network L.L.C.
Mike is head of eDiscovery and Information Governance at DISH Network L.L.C. in suburban Denver, CO. In that role, he manages DISH’s litigation discovery strategy and guides the company’s information handling and management efforts. Before joining DISH, Mike was an associate at the firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP in Philadelphia. While at DBR, Mike counseled clients on a wide variety of discovery- and information governance-related issues. He enjoys auto racing and skiing, and — somewhat unfortunately — remains a dedicated fan of the Philadelphia Phillies.
ButterfieldWilliam ButterfieldPartner, Hausfeld LLP
Mr. Butterfield is a partner at Hausfeld LLP, and focuses his practice on antitrust litigation, financial services litigation and eDiscovery. Mr. Butterfield is Chair of The Sedona Conference® Working Group on Electronic Discovery. He is also 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 regarding the costs and burden of civil discovery. Mr. Butterfield is an adjunct professor at American University, Washington College of Law, teaching a course on eDiscovery, and serves on the Advisory Board for the Georgetown University Law Center Advanced E-Discovery Institute.
CheadleShawn Cheadle, General Counsel, Military Space, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co.
Shawn Cheadle is the General Counsel to the Military Space line of business at Lockheed Martin Space Systems. He supports government and international contracts negotiations, drafting and dispute resolution. He also supports e-Discovery, records management, and other functional organizations at Lockheed Martin. He is an ACC Global Board Member, former Law Department Management Chair, and former President of the ACC Colorado Board. Shawn published two articles in the ACC Docket in 2014, one on attorney-client privilege (Jan 2014) and the other on the new counterfeit parts law (Oct 2014). He lives with his wife, Lora and two boys in Littleton, Colorado. You can find him fly fishing the Rocky Mountains and the world.
Daniel Christensen, Global Group Counsel for IT – Privacy & Security, Intel Corporation
Dan currently serves as Global Group Counsel of IT, Privacy & Security at Intel.From 2010-2012, Dan was seconded from Intel to serve as Chief Privacy Officer and Counsel for a private equity consortium in Los Angeles. From 2000-2010, Dan provided privacy/security, transactional, IP, and M/A support at Intel across several industries including healthcare, technology, and telecom. Dan was also sent to Europe, Russia, Middle East and Africa for 3 years to lead a team supporting Intel’s businesses there. Prior to Intel, Dan did a clerkship, worked for a firm, and in-house. Dan has a MBA from the University of Oxford (UK), a JD from University of Utah, a double BA from BYU, and is CIPP/US and CIPP/IT certified by the IAPP.
Cunningham Patrick Cunningham, Senior Director – Information Governance, Motorola Solutions
Patrick J. Cunningham, FAI is Senior Director, Information Governance, for Motorola Solutions, Inc. His team’s responsibilities include information security policies, information risk assessments, IT SOx audits, global records management, IT data privacy, and litigation and investigation support. His team also provides application development support for the Motorola Law Department. Pat has prior experience with employers in the non-profit, government, consulting and financial services sectors. Pat holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Quincy University in Quincy, IL and a Master of Arts degree in Public History from Loyola University of Chicago. Pat received designation as a Fellow of ARMA International in 2009.
DonahueJim Donahue, Vice President, Hanzo Archives
Jim Donahue is Vice President at Hanzo Archives, a provider of web and social media collection and preservation services for e-discovery and compliance. Previously, Jim was Vice President Enterprise Management for Merrill Corporation and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Lextranet, a leading provider of eDiscovery document hosting solutions for law firms and corporate legal departments, acquired by Merrill in 2007. Jim graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and later served as a deep-sea diver in the U.S. Navy.
Meredith Dugan, Discovery Paralegal, Southwest Airlines Co.
Meredith Dugan is a Discovery Paralegal at Southwest Airlines Co. Meredith has been with Southwest for 14 years beginning as a Litigation Paralegal and eventually participating in the creation and implementation of an in-house Discovery Team. In her role, Meredith works with in-house attorneys, paralegals, outside counsel, and vendors to assess the General Counsel Department’s discovery needs. This includes litigation application support and departmental technology initiatives. She is primarily responsible for managing the preservation, collection, review and production of all electronic data and handling case management for the Department.
Casey Flaherty
GothAlex Goth, Litigation Support Manager, Squire Patton Boggs
Alex has 20 years of experience in the litigation technology field – 13 years as a vendor and 7 within a law firm.  His vendor background includes the management and development of a wide array of litigation support services as well as consulting on a number of high-profile cases for various federal/state agencies and corporations.  This diverse background with both strategic development and tactical level litigation service implementation has allowed Alex to be actively involved with case teams and clients in all facets of technology related to data identification, collection, review/discovery, deposition, and trial preparation/presentation.  Alex is currently the Litigation Support Manager at Squire Patton Boggs and is a member of the firm’s Global Practice Support Group as well as the eDiscovery and Data Management Team.
GriffithKelly Griffith, eDiscovery Counsel & Director of Litigation Support, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
A former civil litigator and litigation partner at Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, Ms. Griffith now serves as Spilman’s eDiscovery Counsel and Director of Litigation Support. In this role, Ms. Griffith focuses her practice on all aspects of electronic discovery, from data management and collection to the final production of electronically stored information. Ms. Griffith has coordinated and implemented ESI plans in a variety of matters in both state and federal courts, including small-value single-plaintiff/single-defendant cases, government enforcement actions, and multi-state class action litigation. Ms. Griffith obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky and her Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center.
Maura R. GrossmanOf Counsel, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Maura R. Grossman is Of Counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where she advises lawyers and clients on legal, technical, and strategic issues involving electronic discovery and information governance, both domestically and abroad. Maura teaches eDiscovery at Columbia Law School and the Georgetown University Law Center. She is co-chair of the eDiscovery Working Group advising the N.Y.S. court system, a member of the Steering Committee of the Sedona Conference Working Group 1, and serves on the Advisory Board of the Georgetown Advanced eDiscovery Institute. In addition to her J.D. from Georgetown, Maura holds an M.A. and Ph.D. from Aldelphi University. Maura is well known for her research and writings on technology-assisted review.
HarrisBrad Harris, Vice President of Products, Zapproved
Brad Harris has more than 30 years of experience in the high technology and enterprise software sectors, including assisting Fortune 1000 companies enhance their e-discovery preparedness through technology and process improvement. Brad is a frequent author and speaker on e-discovery and preservation issues, including articles in National Law Journal, Corporate Counsel, and KMWorld and presentations at leading industry events such as LegalTech New York. Prior to joining Zapproved, he led electronic discovery readiness consulting efforts and product management for Fios, Inc., from 2004 to 2009. He has held senior management positions at prominent public and privately held companies, including Hewlett-Packard, Tektronix and Merant.
Charlotte HarrisManager, Practice Support, Hess Corporation
Charlotte 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.
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Tessa Jacob,
Senior Counsel, Husch Blackwell LLP
Tessa founded and now leads Husch Blackwell’s eDiscovery Solutions team and is responsible for establishing and implementing the firm’s best practices for eDiscovery as well as providing related education and training for attorneys and clients. A practicing attorney for twenty years, Tessa works with clients and case teams to create strategic, cost effective and defensible discovery plans. Tessa is also Managing Director of the Husch Blackwell’s Litigation Technology department.
JacobsEdward Jacobs, Partner, Baker Hostetler LLP
Edward Jacobs is a complex civil litigation discovery practitioner, with a broad-range of experience managing all aspects of litigation in the areas of securities class actions, corporate internal investigations, governmental investigations, white collar regulatory matters, bankruptcy litigation, and commercial litigation. Edward is currently serving in a leadership role in the management and execution of over 1,000 adversary proceedings brought by court-appointed counsel to Irving H. Picard, Securities Investor Protection Act Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC.
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Scott Kane
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
Scott Kane is a partner in Squire Patton Boggs’ Litigation Practice Group and serves as managing partner of the Cincinnati office. Scott also leads Squire Patton Boggs’ 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.
KellermannWilliam (Bil) Kellermann, Attorney, Kellermann Law Offices
 A litigation attorney since 1990, Kellermann helps clients execute sound and defensible identification, preservation, collection, review and production of electronically stored information for use as evidence in litigation and investigations. In addition, he assists enterprises with litigation readiness and information governance counseling. His IG engagements focus on defensible retention and disposition programs, and structured legal hold and litigation response systems for pattern litigants in the technology and life sciences industries. Kellermann is the former Director of Electronic Discovery at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, PC., and former Director, Corporate Legal Systems for CT Summation.
Anne Kershaw, Founder, Managing Director and Consultant, Knowledge Strategy Solutions, LLC
As an attorney and a nationally recognized data, litigation, and business information consultant, Anne Kershaw provides independent analysis and innovative recommendations for the management and e-discovery of legacy and active data, including backup tapes, file shares, email and archives. Her practice includes the design and implementation of protocols for the preservation and collection of data for discovery and the execution of data management and disposition recommendations. Anne also serves as a testifying and consulting expert, defending or challenging e-discovery processes and dispositions of accumulated legacy data. Ms. Kershaw is also Faculty Member of Columbia University’s Executive Master of Science in Information and Knowledge Strategy and on the Board of Directors for Cardozo Law School’s Data Law Initiative.  Ms. Kershaw is a 1987 graduate, cum laude, of New York Law School (evening division) and a 1982 graduate of Bard College.
LanzaDominic Lanza, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona
Dominic Lanza joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2008, was chief of the Financial Crimes and Public Integrity section from 2012-15, and currently serves as the Chief AUSA of Phoenix office. Before joining the USAO, Mr. Lanza worked in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where he focused on appellate and constitutional litigation. He graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1998, where he was an All-America and Academic All-America football player and received the Barrett Award (outstanding graduate in class), and graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2002, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Following law school, he clerked for the Hon. Pamela A. Rymer on the Ninth Circuit.

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 & Applewhite
Lorrie 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.
LynnCecil Lynn, Directory of eDiscovery and Technology, eBay, Inc.
Cecil is a recognized thought leader in the area of electronic discovery and speaks and publishes on a wide variety of eDiscovery topics including document review, document retention, data accessibility and international eDiscovery. Cecil is a member of the Steering Committee of The Sedona Conference Working Group 1 on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG1) and a member of Working Group 6 on International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure (WG6).
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Mark MacFarlane
, Sr. Enterprise Records Manager, Apollo Education Group Inc.
Mark has been with Apollo Education Group since 1995. In 2008, Mark began working in Apollo Ethics and Compliance processing preservation notices for Apollo’s Legal Department and started his role as Sr. Enterprise Records Manager. Alongside consultants and over the course of four years, Mark completed an overhaul of the Records Management program for the Enterprise. Mark has his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and recently became a CRM Candidate.
McMahonHunter McMahonAltep, Inc.
Hunter McMahon’s work focuses on preventing and responding to eDiscovery and data compliance matters, by helping clients understand and mitigate risk and costs. During his tenure in the industry, Hunter has served as both a testifying and consulting expert, retained by Fortune 500 corporations and Am Law 100 law firms. Hunter’s background in both law and technology provides clients dual insight into complex investigative and discovery matters, often surrounding ESI. Hunter acts as a 30(b)(6) witness and as an eDiscovery liaison for clients, advising on all stages of the EDRM in effort to increase defensibility, efficiency, and reasonability of the eDiscovery process.

Tom Morrissey, Senior Director, IT Legal Operations & eDiscovery, Purdue Pharma
Tom 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.
PiscopoNick Piscopo, Director, Corporate Forensic Services, Apollo Education Group, Inc.
Nick Piscopo is the Director of Corporate Forensic Services within the Apollo Education Group, Inc., a leading provider of higher education programs for working adults. Nick started with Apollo in June of 2000, and has been conducting forensic examinations for 11 years. Nick manages a team that conducts forensic examinations and e-discovery for internal departments. Nick is also responsible for developing documentation, policies, procedures, and training for the forensic and e-discovery functions. Nick obtained a Master of Science in Information Systems Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Music. Nick is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), an EnCase Certified eDiscovery Practitioner (EnCEP), and an EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE).

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.
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Danny Richardson
, Lawyer, The Richardson Law Firm
As a trial lawyer, Danny has tried hundreds of civil jury trials covering most of the types of cases seen in a general tort and insurance practice. Many of his non-jury trials involve coverage litigation. His favorite areas of trial practice are cases involving science and medicine, particularly neuroscience, ediscovery and technology. Danny is a native of Memphis, Tennessee and attended undergraduate and law school at the University of Memphis.
Mark SidotiDirector, Chair of the E-Discovery Task Force, Gibbons PC
Mr. Sidoti, a Director at Gibbons PC and Chair of the firm’s E-Discovery Task Force, is recognized as one of the preeminent practitioners in the field of e-discovery. He lectures and publishes frequently in this area and serves on several e-discovery faculties including Georgetown Law School’s prestigious eDiscovery Training Academy. He also serves on the Board of Editors of Arkfeld on Electronic Discovery and Evidence, is the Immediate Past Chair of DRI’s Electronic Discovery Committee and is a member of the Sedona Conference and ARMA International. A practicing comercial litigator, Mr. Sidoti was counsel for the plaintiff in the well-known Treppel v. Biovail case, which gave rise to several seminal e-discovery opinions.
SochaGeorge Socha, President, Socha Consulting LLC
George Socha is the president and founder of Socha Consulting LLC, an electronic discovery consulting firm; co-founder of ABIKOS; co-founder of Apersee; and co-founder of EDRM. In 2003 he and Tom Gelbmann launched the Socha-Gelbman Electronic Discovery Survey, now Apersee and in 2005 they started EDRM. In 2014, George and David Kittrell formed ABIKOS, an e-discovery consulting and technology firm.  George is an advisor and expert witness who focuses on the full range of electronic discovery activities. His clients include corporations, governmental agencies, legal vertical market software and services providers, investment firms and law firms. Before launching his consulting firm, George spent 16 years as a litigation attorney in private practice. He received his law degree from Cornell Law School and his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Stephanie Sodorff,
eDiscovery Paralegal & Project Manager, Lewis Roca Rothgerber
Stephanie Sodorff is Lewis Roca Rothgerber’s eDiscovery Paralegal. Ms. Sodorff has over 15 years of litigation experience and specializes in both complex litigation, eDiscovery, project management and litigation support. Stephanie is a speaker on topics related to electronic discovery and serves as a member of the Phoenix Chapter of Women in eDiscovery.
TadlerAriana Tadler, Partner, Milberg LLP
Ariana 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. 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 Boards of Georgetown University Law Center’s Advanced E-Discovery Institute, Cardozo Data Law Initiative, and Bloomberg BNA’s eDiscovery Board.
TredennickJohn Tredennick, Founder and CEO, Catalyst Repository Systems
John Tredennick is the founder and CEO of Catalyst. A nationally known trial lawyer and longtime litigation partner at Holland & Hart, John founded Catalyst in 2000 and is responsible for its overall direction, voice and vision. John has been widely honored for his achievements. In 2013, he was named by The American Lawyer as one of the top six “E-Discovery Trailblazers” in their special issue on the “Top Fifty Big Law Innovators” in the past 50 years. In 2012, he was named to the FastCase 50, which recognizes the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders in the law.
TwiggerKelly Twigger, Principal, ESI Attorneys LLC
Kelly Twigger is the Principal of ESI Attorneys, an information law and eDiscovery law firm in Boulder, CO. Kelly acts as outsourced eDiscovery counsel for corporations, law firms and municipalities in litigation and managing open records responses, and consults on a variety of Information Governance issues. Kelly speaks regularly on eDiscovery and information law issues and conducts training for attorneys wishing to better understand how to use eDiscovery to their advantage. She is the creator of the eDiscovery Assistant™ for iPad, and a co-author of Electronic Discovery and Records and Information Management, updated annually and published by West.
Wendy Zerr Jackson, eDiscovery Program Manager, Banner Health
Wendy 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.

Paper Presentations

HenryJoel Henry, Professor of Computer Science and Law, The University of Montana
With a unique blend of qualifications (PhD in Computer Science and a JD), Joel can work in depth in both technology and law. He serves as a Computer Science and Law Professor at the University of Montana, maintains a small but highly focused law practice where technology and the law overlap – electronic discovery, digital evidence, and intellectual property. Joel has also commercialized his research into natural language processing by founding Agile Data Solutions. Agile’s patent pending software works effectively on large amounts of unstructured text data. Based in beautiful Missoula Montana, Joel enjoys the roles of entrepreneur, educator, lawyer, consultant, and expert witness. Plus, he makes excellent beer!

O'NeillMaureen O’NeillSenior Vice President of Discovery Strategy, DiscoverReady
Maureen advises clients on the development and execution of effective, cost-efficient discovery strategies, including the use of statistical sampling, predictive coding and other analytics and automation tools. 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. 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.
Jim Shook, Director, eDiscovery & Compliance Practice, EMC Corporation
Jim works at the intersection of legal and technology to assist organizations in understanding and meeting their obligations for eDiscovery, data retention, privacy and compliance. Prior to joining EMC, Jim was a commercial litigator and the general counsel to two technology companies. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Arizona State University and a JD from the University of Arizona.

 

 

 

*Please note: the conference faculty includes invited speakers and is subject to change. Speaker photos and biographies will be updated as new information is received.*

 

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