Planning Committee

Thank you to the Members of our 
2016 Conference Planning Committee!

Conference Chairs

ArkfeldMichael 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.

Joy Allen WollereDiscovery 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.


Planning Committee Members

Baron_JasonJason R. Baron, Drinker Biddle & Reath

Jason Barson is 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

fritz_beeson_fullFritz Beeson, Salt River Project

Fritz Beeson has been employed as an attorney at the Salt River Project (SRP), located in Phoenix, Arizona, since 1985. He held the position of Manager of Litigation Services at Salt River Project from 1991 to 2011.  He now serves as Senior Director, Law Services – Litigation. SRP operates seven water storage reservoirs along the Salt, Verde and Clear Creek rivers in Arizona with a storage capacity of 2.7 million acre feet. The water from SRP’s reservoirs is provided to agricultural users and municipal and industrial consumers in the Phoenix metropolitan area. SRP is also the third largest public power entity in the United States

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.

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.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAErich Cress,  California State Lands Commission


Gordon Cruse

Among San Diego family lawyers, Gordon D. Cruse distinguishes himself with a wealth of experience, practical focus and professional credentials that have led to countless referrals from satisfied clients and numerous awards on both the local and national level. He is certified as a California State Bar Specialist in Family Law, and is a fellow of the American and International Academies of Matrimonial Lawyers.


Kelly Griffith, Spilman Thomas & Battl, PLLC,

After practicing as a civil litigator for almost ten years, Ms. Griffith now focuses her practice on all aspects of electronic discovery, from data management and collection to the final production of electronically stored information.

Harris_CharlotteCharlotte Riser Harris, Hess Corporation

Twenty-five plus years in the legal industry including paralegal, team leader, project management, litigation support, and department supervision and management. Proven expertise in the restructuring of a litigation support department around the demands of electronic discovery. Specialties include, electronic discovery, identification and implementation of litigation support best practices

James Hennenhoefer,  APC

James A. Hennenhoefer Divorce & Family Law is dedicated exclusively to family law in San Diego and North County San Diego. In addition to representing individuals in all aspects of family law, our Certified Family Law Specialists belong to organizations dedicated to improving the local, national, and international practice of family law.


Tessa Jacob, Husch Blackwell

Tessa 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.


William Kellermann, Hanson Bridgett LLP

A technology lawyer and litigator for more than 25 years, Bill helps clients execute sound and defensible identification, preservation, collection, review and production of electronically stored information for use as evidence in litigation and investigations. Matters included patent, IP, securities, white-collar criminal, commercial and employee mobility/trade-secret litigation and investigations.

CecLynnil Lynn, eBay, Inc

Cecil is the Director of eDiscovery and Technology at eBay Inc. He 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.

Caroline Mankey, Sedgwick LLP

Caroline Mankey focuses her commercial litigation practice on business litigation, intellectual property, technology and entertainment. Ms. Mankey has represented high-profile, well-known clients in the entertainment and technology industries in disputes involving copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, defamation, licensing and other contract rights, rights of publicity and partnership disputes. She also handles complex business disputes involving business interference, sexual harassment and employment issues.

Tom Morrissey, Purdue Pharma LP

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, 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.


Niloy Ray, Littler Mendelson P.C.

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/cost-reduction techniques, and addressing the admissibility and authentication of electronic evidence.


Mark S. Sidoti, Chair, E-Discovery Task Force and Director, Business & Commercial Litigation Department, Gibbons P.C.

Mark is a Director at Gibbons P.C. and practices in the Firm’s Products Liability and Business & Commercial Litigation Groups. He has more than 22 years of experience in litigating complex business and healthcare matters. He practices before the states and federal courts of New York and New Jersey and throughout the United States.


George Socha, Socha Consulting LLC

Formed in 2003 by George Socha, Socha Consulting LLC provides electronic discovery consulting and expert services. For corporate, governmental and law firm consumers, the firm helps 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, the firm offers insight into market trends; we evaluate existing offerings, determine shortcomings and recommend improvements. We prepare strategies for increasing the profile of offerings and assist with the development of new services, software, and strategies.


Ariana 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.


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