Advisory Committee

Thank you to the Members of our 
2017 Conference Advisory 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.


Committee Members

Mike Burg, serves as Corporate Counsel at DISH Network,

Mike manages the company’s eDiscovery and IG activities. In creating a formalized in-house eDiscovery function he supervises a team that has internalized the company’s data collection and analysis activities. As part of implementing an enterprise-wide IG program, Mike leads a cross-functional IG Council focused on open communication between stakeholders and proactive, thoughtful treatment of company data. Previously, Mike was an associate at Drinker Biddle & Reath in Philadelphia and an engineer for the US Navy. He lives with his wife and son in Denver, CO, where he enjoys camping, hiking, and chasing his 5-year old down the ski slopes.

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.

Daniel Christensenserves as Global Group Counsel of IT, Privacy & Security at Intel

Dan’s focus is 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.

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.


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.

Maura Grossman, is Of Counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz,

Maura 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.


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 (Bill) 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.

Cecil 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).

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.

Gary Marchant, Faculty Director Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law

Gary’s research interests include the use of genetic information in environmental regulation, risk and the precautionary principle, legal aspects of personalized medicine, and regulation of emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, neuroscience and biotechnology. He teaches courses in Environmental Law, Law, Science & Technology, Genetics and the Law, Biotechnology: Science, Law and Policy, and Health Technologies and Innovation. He was named a Regents’ Professor in 2011 and also is a professor in ASU’s School of Life Sciences, and is a Distinguished Sustainability Scientist in ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability.

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.

Hon. Xavier Rodriguez, is a former Texas Supreme Court Justice and currently sits on the bench as a United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas.

Judge Rodriguez received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, a master’s degree from the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs and a doctor of jurisprudence degree from the University of Texas Law School. Prior to assuming the bench, he was a partner in the international law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski (now known as Norton Rose Fulbright). Judge Rodriguez is a frequent speaker on continuing legal education seminars and has authored numerous articles regarding employment law, discovery and arbitration issues.  He is the editor of Essentials of E-Discovery (TexasBarBooks 2014).  He serves as an adjunct professor of law at the St. Mary’s University School of Law.  He was elected to membership in the American Law Institute, and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Texas Bar Foundation.  In 2011 he was awarded the Rosewood Gavel Award for outstanding judicial service from the St. Mary’s University School of Law.

Hon. Craig Shaffer, U.S. Magistrate Judge, District of Colorado

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.


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.


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