Featured Keynote & Judicial Speakers
|Michael R. Arkfeld, Founding 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.|
|Robert 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 Allen Woller, is a Partner with Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie. Ms. Woller represents clients in intellectual property and professional malpractice litigation in federal and state court and in inter partes proceedings before the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. As the firm’s eDiscovery and Litigation Support Partner, Ms. Woller assists the firm’s Litigation Practice Group in addressing complex electronic discovery issues and counsels clients regarding complex electronic discovery and best practices. In this role, Ms. Woller also guides an interdisciplinary team of technologists and legal professionals providing litigation support across the firm’s ten offices and five states. 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 and serves as a member of the eDiscovery Task Force for the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.
|Alexander Arato, is the Associate General Counsel – IP for the Las Vegas Sands Corp. In that capacity he oversees the company’s intellectual property portfolio of patents, trademarks and copyrights. He also interfaces with the company’s IT department regarding cybersecurity and privacy issues. Prior to joining Las Vegas Sands Corp. in 2015, Mr. Arato spent 15 years with CA, Inc. in Long Island, New York where he filled a variety of roles including managing attorney, overseeing the company’s eDiscovery and records management initiatives, divestitures, litigation, product licens and product counsel. Prior to 2000, Mr. Arato was a civil litigator in Los Angeles with the firms of Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe and Manatt, Phelps & Phillips.|
|Jason R. Baron, serves as Of Counsel in Drinker Biddle’s Information Governance and eDiscovery practice. An internationally recognized speaker and author on the preservation of electronic documents, Jason previously served as Director of Litigation for the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration and as trial lawyer and senior counsel at the Department of Justice. In those roles, Jason helped drive the government’s adoption of electronic recordkeeping practices and defended the government’s interests in complex federal court litigation, including as lead counsel in landmark cases involving the preservation of White House email. Jason was a founding co-coordinator of the National Institute of Standards and Technology TREC Legal Track. He serves as Chair of the DC Bar Litigation Section E-Discovery and Information Governance Committee, and is on the boards of the Georgetown Advanced E-Discovery Institute and the Cardozo Data Law Initiative. He is the recipient of the 2011 Emmett Leahy Award for his lifetime contributions in the field of records and information management, the FBA’s 2013 Justice Tom C. Clark Award for Outstanding Government Lawyer, and has been named an e-discovery “trailblazer” in The American Lawyer’s issue “The Top 50 Big Law Innovators of the Last 50 Years.”|
|Lea Malani Bays, is Of Counsel at Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd, focuses on electronic discovery issues from preservation through production. Ms. Bays has experience in a wide range of litigation, including complex securities litigation, commercial contract disputes, business torts, antitrust, civil fraud, and trust and estate litigation. Ms. Bays is familiar with the various stages of electronic discovery, including identification of relevant electronically stored information, data culling, predictive coding protocols, privilege and responsiveness reviews, as well as having experience in post-production discovery through trial preparation.|
|Fredric Bellamy, following his graduation from Harvard Law School in 1986 and Harvard University in 1983, Fredric Bellamy began practicing law, accruing 25 years of experience in civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution, focusing on complex “bet-the-company” high-stakes cases relating to many of the most difficult issues facing businesses in the West. His experience includes litigation on behalf of major financial institutions and banks, including lender liability, financial, securities fraud and racketeering matters, international mining companies, major retailers and manufacturers, and technology companies.|
|Kevin Brady, Esquire with Redgrave LLP, Kevin Brady has extensive experience representing clients in complex corporate, commercial, and products liability litigation in both federal and state courts. Kevin also focuses his practice on providing advice and counsel on electronic discovery, electronic information management, data privacy, and data security issues. He regularly advises a wide variety of companies on records retention and information governance programs, compliance with eDiscovery demands, as well as the development and implementation of policies and procedures related to the deployment of technology solutions.|
|Mike Burg, serves as Corporate Counsel at DISH Network L.L.C., where he is responsible for managing the company’s eDiscovery and information governance activities. During his time at DISH, Mike has overhauled the company’s data preservation and collection processes, built a team that has internalized many formerly-outsourced activities, and revamped DISH’s policies and processes regarding information governance and data retention. Before joining DISH, Mike was an associate at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP in Philadelphia. While at DBR, Mike represented clients in intellectual property litigation and counseled clients in eDiscovery and data governance matters.|
|William Butterfield, Partner at Hausfeld LLP, focuses his practice on antitrust litigation, financial services litigation and electronic discovery. Mr. Butterfield is Chair of the Steering Committee for 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, Subcommittee on the Constitution, regarding the costs and burden of civil discovery. Mr. Butterfield is an adjunct professor at American University, Washington College of Law, where he teaches a course on electronic discovery.|
|Shawn 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.|
|Daniel K. Christensen, serves as Global Group Counsel of IT, Privacy & Security at Intel, focusing on privacy, security, transactions, IP and M&A. Intel sent Dan overseas for 3 years to lead an international legal team, and he recently served on a South African humanitarian project for Intel. Dan has helped Intel establish an Arizona pro bono clinic, and serves on the AZ Commission’s Access to Justice board. Prior to Intel, Dan was the chief privacy officer and assistant general counsel for a consortium of private equity groups. He has an MBA (Oxford), a JD (Utah), double bachelors (BYU), and is IAPP CIPM, CIPT and CIPP/US certified. In Jan 2016, Dan won the “Arizona In-House Counsel of the Year” award from the ACC and AZ Business Magazine.|
|Brandon Colburn, Vice President, eDiscovery Development, TERIS. Brandon 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.
|John P. Collins, Director-Information Governance Solutions and Office 365 Consulting Services, DTI. John works with corporations on a wide range of eDiscovery readiness, information security, RIM, and Office 365 consulting engagements. DTI has developed the nation’s first consulting practice focused specifically on eDiscovery and Information Governance in the most widely used cloud business application, Office 365. John oversees the team which assesses, implements, and manages eDiscovery and IG processes in Office 365. John has created dozens of eDiscovery response plans and ESI data maps for organizations across various industry verticals, including banking and finance, pharma, consumer products, manufacturing, and engineering; a number of these engagements included implementing legal hold software and development of supporting preservation processes.|
|Gordon D. Cruse, Gordon Cruse has been in practice since 1983. Gordon has been a Certified Legal Specialist in Family Law since 1993. Gordon is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Gordon is an expert in e-discovery. Gordon was the 2015 Lawyer of the Year in San Diego County named by Best Lawyers in America. Gordon Cruse and his business partner, James Hennenhoefer, offer an e-discovery consulting service to professionals and businesses, E-Discovery Readiness & Response, Inc. Gordon is married and has no children. You can reach Gordon at 619-696-9922, or his websites, www.gordoncruse.com and www.ediscoveryrandr.com|
|Meredith Dugan, Discovery Paralegal, Southwest Airlines Co.|
|Sean Gallagher, Shareholder, Polsinelli. As an adjunct to his litigation practice, Sean is nationally recognized for his experience in the field of electronic discovery. He is a member of The Sedona Conference’s Working Group on Best Practices for Electronic Document Retention and Production and helped lead a team that drafted the conference’s commentary on Proportionality in the e-Discovery Process. A sought after speaker, Sean has lectured at more than 150 programs across the country on litigation, ethics, and electronic discovery matters. He also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado Law School, where he teaches Electronic Discovery.|
|Josh Gilliland, blogger for Bow Tie Law, one of the two attorney bloggers for The Legal Geeks, Litigation World columnist and founder of Majority Opinion LLC. Mr. Gilliland is a California attorney and nationally recognized thought leader on electronic discovery with his blog “Bow Tie Law.” Josh has conducted nearly 400 Continuing Legal Education seminars on e-Discovery from Anchorage to St. Thomas. Josh has organized webinars with Magistrate Judge John Facciola and other e-Discovery leaders; guest lectured at McGeorge School of Law and has been published in American Lawyer Magazine and Litigation: American Bar Association, The Journal of the Section of Litigation|
|Stephen Goldstein, global Director of Practice Support at Squire Patton Boggs professional with 20 years experience. Focus on Electronic Discovery and Legal Project Management. Specializing in the use of advanced technology applications to facilitate efficient delivery of high quality legal services.
Specialties: Electronic Discovery and Evidence; Predictive Coding / Technology Assisted Review (TAR); Law Firm Technology; Legal Project Management; Process Improvement.
|Alex Goth, Litigation Support Manager with Squire Patton Boggs. Alex has 21 years of experience in the litigation technology field – 13 years as a vendor and 8 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.|
|Tracy Greer, Antitrust Division’s Senior Litigation Counsel for Electronic Discovery, a position she assumed in the summer of 2010. The Division recognizes that investigations can be burdensome on parties, and it is committed to finding ways to reduce those burdens without compromising the Division’s mission. Greer is helping to lead that effort. Her position, part of the Division’s Office of Operations, was created to focus on electronic discovery best practices and to address novel discovery questions as they arise. Greer is a valuable adviser for Antitrust Division criminal and civil staffs on electronic discovery questions, and she acts as the liaison between the Division’s technology support team and its legal and economics personnel. Division lawyers and economists rely on the technology experts to make sure parties’ document and data productions are formatted correctly and ready to search and analyze.
|Kelly Griffith, is a Senior Legal Editor responsible for eDiscovery resources available through Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law service. Practical Law has become a leader in providing comprehensive and concise resources to attorneys in all areas of legal practice, and Kelly focuses her time on developing and maintaining resources related to the handling of electronically-stored information. Prior to joining Practical Law, Kelly spent 10 years as a general civil litigator and two years as eDiscovery Counsel and Director of Litigation Support for a regional law firm. During her tenure as a litigator and eDiscovery Counsel, Kelly handled eDiscovery in a variety of cases, from small state court actions to large, multi-state federal class actions.
|Maura 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 electronic discovery and information governance, both domestically and abroad. Maura teaches electronic discovery both at Columbia Law School and the Georgetown University Law Center. She has served as a court-appointed special master, mediator, and expert on eDiscovery in federal court. Maura is a prolific researcher, writer, and speaker in the area of technology-assisted review. In addition to her law degree from Georgetown, Maura also holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University.|
|Brad Harris, Vice President of Products, Zapproved, 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 data preservation and e-discovery issues, including articles in National Law Journal, Corporate Counsel, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel and Information Management and presentations at leading industry events such as LegalTech New York. Prior to joining Zapproved, he led the development of electronic discovery readiness consulting efforts for Fios, Inc. from 2004 to 2009.|
|James Hennehoefer, Certified Family Law Specialist, is a past National President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), co-Chair of the AAML E-Discovery/ESI Committee, Chair Emeritus for the AAML Council of Committee Chairs, and Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers. Jim is also a recognized expert on ESI, E-Discovery and Evidence issues. He is a graduate of the Georgetown Law Advanced ESI Academy, the ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law ESI Program, and e-Discovery and Digital Evidence Conference and Symposium through the LawCLE Center.|
|Michelle D. Hess, as Paralegal Manager for Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, Michelle manages more than 40 paralegals. She is also paralegal to general counsel and consults with the firm’s litigation support team. Michelle has a Master’s Degree in Paralegal Studies from George Washington University as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies from Florida Gulf Coast University. She is also an Advanced Certified Paralegal. Michelle has worked as a paralegal for over sixteen years focusing on complex, document intensive litigation in areas such as media, intellectual property, and trade secrets. She has worked in eDiscovery since 2004 and has assisted at over 50 trials during her career, mostly as team leader for a national trial team.|
|Jennifer Hradil, Gibbons Law|
|Tessa K. Jacob, leads Husch Blackwell’s cutting edge eDiscovery Solutions Team and has spearheaded the firm’s efforts to provide consistent, defensible and repeatable eDiscovery solutions for our clients. She is responsible for establishing and implementing best practices for eDiscovery as well as providing the related education and training for our attorneys and litigation technology staff. A practicing attorney for 20 years, Tessa’s strong understanding of the substantive and strategic aspects of litigation informs the counsel she provides to clients and case teams on all aspects of eDiscovery. She works with clients and case teams to create strategic, cost-effective and defensible discovery plans. Tessa is knowledgeable in both the legal and technical aspects of eDiscovery.|
|William Kellermann, a technology lawyer and litigator for more than 25 years, 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 focused on defensible retention and disposition programs, structured legal hold and litigation response systems, data privacy and cyber security.|
|Anne Kershaw, 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.|
|Jonathan Kiang, advises on the statistical and technical aspects of discovery law and procedure. Prior to joining DTI, he was an associate attorney in the Morgan Lewis and Bockius eData group, where he represented both public and private clients in various types of litigation matters. He also was an independent consultant providing discovery statistical analysis and procedural guidance. He has developed predictive coding protocols for discovery orders, led teams of attorneys on custodian interviews and document collection, and advised on the appropriate use of technological tools in electronic discovery. In addition to his J.D. from Duke University, he holds an M.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Mathematics.|
|Dominic Lanza, joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2008, served as chief of the Financial Crimes and Public Integrity section from 2012-15, and currently serves as the Chief AUSA of Phoenix office and the Executive AUSA for the district. Previously, Mr. Lanza worked in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he focused on appellate and constitutional litigation, and clerked for the Hon. Pamela A. Rymer on the Ninth Circuit. He graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College, 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, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.|
|Vincent Liu, is a Partner at Bishop Fox, a cyber security consulting firm providing services to the Fortune 500, global financial institutions, and high-tech startups. Vincent is a recognized expert, having presented at Black Hat and Microsoft BlueHat. He is regularly cited by the press, and has been interviewed by media outlets like Al Jazeera and NPR. Vincent has also co-authored seven books including several industry best-sellers. He serves as returning faculty at the Practicising Law Institute. Prior to founding Bishop Fox, Vincent led the Attack & Penetration team for the Global Security unit at Honeywell International. Before that, he was a consultant with the Ernst & Young Advanced Security Centers and an analyst at the NSA.|
|Mark A. MacFarlane, Sr. Information Governance and Records Manager, has worked with Apollo Education Group for over 20 years focusing on Compliance, Mediation, and Information and Records Management. Currently a Board member of ARMA Arizona Chapter as the Executive Vice President, Mark works with a team highly qualified professionals to provide relevant educational programs in the areas of Information Governance and Best Industry Practices. Members of ARMA are practicing Information Governance professionals covering Government, Legal, Medical, Education, and Technology and many more.|
|Hunter McMahon, is Vice President of Consulting Services at Altep, Inc. Our work focuses on preventing and responding to client’s data compliance needs including the various aspects of investigations and litigation involving ESI. During my tenure in the industry I’ve served both as testifying and consulting expert, retained by Fortune 500 corporations and Am Law 100 law firms.|
|Mark Michels, is a director in the Discovery practice of Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP. He advises clients on electronic discovery related to issues such as complex litigation, commercial disputes, and internal investigations. Mark has more than 13 years of experience in devising multi-faceted corporate discovery programs, including developing compliance processes, and evaluating and implementing solutions for collection, processing, review, and production of diverse data.|
|Steve Moore, joined Ipro in January of 2011 and is responsible for providing workflow and database designs for customers. Prior to joining Ipro, Steve co-founded Lex Solutio Incorporated (now Encore Discovery Solutions, an Epiq Company) and most recently held the title of Sr. Vice President of Web Solutions for the company. With over 20 years in the legal industry, Steve has extensive skills and experience in data management databases, electronic discovery, document imaging, and trial consulting as well as a strong overall knowledge of the legal workflow process.|
|Tom Morrissey, 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, Compliance and Corporate Security . He is a recognized expert in litigation support and electronic discovery with 25+ years of law firm and corporate law department experience. 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. Additionally, Tom provides guidance to several areas including Information Governance, Legal Billing and Vendor management.|
|Tom O’Connor, is a nationally known consultant, speaker and writer in the area of computerized litigation support systems. A frequent lecturer on the subject of legal technology, Tom has been on the faculty of numerous national CLE providers and has taught college level courses on legal technology. Tom’s involvement with large cases led him to become familiar with dozens of various software applications for litigation support and he has both designed databases and trained legal staffs in their use on many of the cases mentioned above. This work has involved both public and private law firms of all sizes across the nation. Tom is the Director of the Gulf Coast Legal Technology Center in New Orleans and he is the Senior ESI Consultant with Advanced Discovery.|
|Karen Painter Randall, a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, is a Partner and Co-Chair of the Cyber Security & Data Privacy and Professional Liability Groups at Connell Foley LLP. She represents a wide range of professionals and businesses in complex commercial litigation. In addition to having expertise in the defense of E&O claims, Ms. Randall provides counseling on appropriate data protection policies and procedures and assists with training employees and implementing data breach incident response plans as well as remedial action in response to a cyber breach. Ms. Randall’s strong litigation background and experience allow her to provide post-breach guidance to clients relevant to notification requirements, class action and regulatory actions.|
|Niloy Ray, eDiscovery Counsel, as a member of Littler’s eDiscovery Group, Niloy Ray has a nationwide practice specializing in the litigation of critical eDiscovery issues and challenges. Reinforcing the firm’s commitment to providing its clients with leading-edge solutions in this critical area of the law, he routinely advises clients on efficiently meeting preservation and “meet and confer” obligations, developing strategies for effective data harvesting, review and production, implementing cost-shifting/costreduction techniques, and addressing the admissibility and authentication of electronic evidence. An active litigator, he regularly handles hearings and motion practice on matters relating to eDiscovery.|
|Danny Richardson, graduated from the University of Memphis with an undergraduate degree in psychology and earned his law degree (Juris Doctor) in 1978 from the University of Memphis School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in all Tennessee state and federal courts. As a trial lawyer, Mr. Richardson has tried hundreds of jury trials during his 35-year career. Mr. Richardson is a Rule 31 Listed Mediator by the Tennessee Supreme Court.|
|Regina Ames Sandler, is Associate Counsel to the Acting Inspector General of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. There, Ms. Sandler prosecutes criminal cases, arising out of both open and failed FDIC insured institutions, in various Districts as a Special Assistant United States Attorney; reviews internal audits and evaluations for legal sufficiency; and advises the Acting Inspector General on matters ranging from cyber security to Congressional requests. Before joining the Office of Inspector General, Ms. Sandler was the Supervisory Counsel heading the FDIC’s Litigation Support Group and also spent years in the private sector as a securities litigator.|
|Karlena Schwing, is co-lead of Dentons’ Electronic Discovery and Information Governance Group. Her decade of experience encompasses discovery for litigation in federal and state courts and corporate internal investigations. Schwing also counsels on international data transfer issues and special handling in consideration of US Export Control laws, and has extensive expertise managing cross-border discovery with the United States from Germany, Switzerland and Japan. She offers a unique perspective from her mechanical engineering background and work as a patent examiner at the USPTO. Schwing clerked for the Honorable H. F. “Sparky” Gierke, Chief Judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.|
|Linda Sharp, Associate General Counsel at ZL Technologies. Her areas of expertise are in Information Governance/Management, eDiscovery, data privacy and data security. She has consulted on and been called to testify on such subjects. She has spent over 3 decades in the legal profession and over 15 years focusing on data management initiatives. She regularly writes on the above subjects and has been published in many periodicals over the years including, but not limited to, CMSWire, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel Journal, California Lawyer, OLP, ACC Docket and IICJ. She has published works with BNA and is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel, ILTA, ARMA, and a Certified Litigation Support Professional. She sits on the Boards of OLP and ACC’s Info Governance Committee. She is a member of the California and Washington State Bars, is licensed to practice in the United States District Court for the Central District of California and holds a Masters in Business Administration.|
|James Shook, Director, Compliance & Cybersecurity Practice / EMC Corporation. Jim is a recognized authority on eDiscovery/eDisclosure, information governance and compliance. As the Director of the EMC team, Jim works with companies every day to help solve their challenges with electronically stored information, particularly in eDiscovery, compliance and privacy. Since 2004, Jim has been a member of and contributor to The Sedona Conference, a well-known legal think tank. He has served as an editor on the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) and publishes and speaks frequently at conferences on the intersection of law and technology.|
|Mark S. Sidoti, a commercial litigator and Chair of the Gibbons E-Discovery Task Force, is recognized as one of the preeminent practitioners in the field of e-discovery. Mr. Sidoti frequently lectures and publishes on e-discovery and information governance topics. He has served for several years on the faculties of the Arkfeld-ASU eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference and Georgetown Law School’s prestigious eDiscovery Training Academy. Mr. Sidoti serves on the Board of Editors of Arkfeld on Electronic Discovery and Evidence, and is involved in numerous standard-setting organizations in the field. He is recognized among New York’s leading lawyers by New York Super Lawyers, and is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell.|
|George Socha, formed in 2003 by George Socha, Socha Consulting LLC provides electronic discovery consulting and expert services. For corporate, governmental and law firm consumers, help craft and implement effective electronic discovery strategies, identify and select appropriate electronic discovery services and software providers, and manage the electronic discovery process. For e-discovery providers, offer insights into market trends; evaluate existing offerings, determine shortcomings and recommend improvements; prepare strategies for increasing the profile of their offerings; and assist with the development of new services, software, and strategies. For investors, offer insights into market conditions and trends, assist with evaluation of providers and their offerings in connection with potential investment opportunities, and assist with due diligence efforts. Serve as a testifying or consulting expert witness on issues relating to electronic discovery and automated litigation support.|
|Bill Speros is an attorney consulting in evidence management. In that role, Bill consults to the defense bar—corporate counsel and their attorneys—regarding technologies and techniques to manage evidence, attorneys, staff and vendors. Oftentimes Bill serves as “whispering” expert at meet and confers, depositions, and burden-related hearings. Bill served as adjunct Director of E-Discovery (4000+ hours) to the trustee of the Bernie Madoff estates, the largest Ponzi scheme in history, helping manage evidence’s accumulation and assessment to discover who knew about the scheme and where the money went. Prior to opening his consultancy in 1989, Bill and his wife backpacked around the world.|
|Don Swanson, is President of Five Star Legal and Compliance Systems, Inc. Five Star Legal provides computerized litigation support and information governance consulting, training, and software sales to law firms, corporations and government agencies from Hawaii to Washington D.C. Don’s civic duties have included serving as Vice-Chair of The California 4-H Foundation and Chair of the California State Science Fair. Don earned his ABA-approved paralegal certificate from the University of San Diego, and undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Denver and Boston College, respectively.|
|John Tredennick, has spoken before more national and international audiences on legal and technology issues than he or anyone else can remember. He has written and edited five best-selling books and countless articles on litigation and technology issues. He is one of a small number of people who pioneered the e-discovery industry. In 2013, the American Lawyer named him among the six most important “E-Discovery Trailblazers.” He has also been named one of the “Top 100 Global Technology Leaders” by London’s CityTech magazine and to the 2012 FastCase 50, which recognizes 50 of the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders in the law. Tredennick also served as a member of the Short Course Faculty at the University of Virginia Law School, where he taught the course, “Electronic Discovery in a Global Environment” and he regularly lectures at other law schools and e-discovery training programs.|
|Martin T. Tully, is a litigation partner with the Chicago office of Akerman LLP and co-chair of the firm’s Data Law Practice. He is nationally recognized for his knowledge and experience in the fields of electronic discovery, information governance and data security/data privacy. His expertise helps clients to stay ahead of the curve with respect to developing law, technology, and best practices concerning each of these fields, whether in the context of active litigation and regulatory matters, or in seeking to avoid them. Martin is an active member of the Sedona Conference Working Group 1, the 7th Circuit E-Discovery Pilot Program Committee, and the ABA Section of Litigation, Privacy and Data Security Committee.|
|Kelly Twigger, is the Principal of ESI Attorneys, one of the first law firms in the country dedicated to advising clients on issues in electronic discovery, open records and FOIA, compliance and information management. Mrs. Twigger splits her practice into consulting and acting as outsourced eDiscovery counsel for clients. On the consulting side, she advises businesses, municipalities and law firms on how to manage electronic information to reduce costs and meet business objectives. Representative projects include overhauling the records and information management and eDiscovery response program for a Fortune 250 corporation with 12,000 employees, and revamping the open records response program for a major metropolitan police department. As eDiscovery counsel, Mrs. Twigger works hand in hand with litigation counsel to manage all aspects of the eDiscovery strategy, negotiation and process for law firms, municipalities and corporations. In 2014, the Wisconsin State Bar recognized Mrs. Twigger as a Legal Innovator for her development of the eDiscovery Assistant™, a web based and mobile eDiscovery case management tool that allows users to effectively manage the complex electronic discovery process together with curated rules, cases, forms and checklists. Mrs. Twigger is also a co-author of Electronic Discovery and Records and Information Management, a legal resource book updated annually and published by West, and a nationally recognized speaker, writer, and go-to expert on eDiscovery and information management issues. She is a regular guest lecturer at law schools across the country and blogs at http://esiattorneys.com/blog/, and at http://ediscoveryassistant.com/blog/. Her articles have appeared online and in trade journal publications across the country.|