2014 E-Discovery Conference – Presenter’s Profilesartigliere-ralph
Judge (ret.), Florida Circuit Court
Ralph Artigliere retired as a Circuit Judge from Florida’s Tenth Judicial Circuit in Bartow to teach and write. Artigliere graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1969 and the University of Florida Law School in 1977 (J.D., with high honors). Before his appointment to the bench in 2001, Artigliere was a 24-year trial lawyer handling primarily professional negligence, medical malpractice, and product liability cases. As a Circuit Judge, Artigliere served in the felony, family, probate, and civil trial divisions and was Administrative Judge of his Circuit’s civil and family divisions. Artigliere teaches in the Florida Judicial College, the Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies, the Florida Circuit Judge’s Conference, The Florida Bar Advanced Trial Advocacy Course, the 2013 Sedona Conference® Cooperation Training Program, and various other continuing legal and judicial education programs nationally. Artigliere served on the Civil Procedure Rules Sub-Committee that drafted and presented the electronic discovery amendments that were adopted by the Florida Supreme Court in 2012. As a lawyer, Artigliere was AV® rated and a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Artigliere was the recipient of the 2007 Anstead Award for Florida Board Certified Lawyer of the Year, 2006 Hoeveler Award for Professionalism as a Judge from the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Professionalism, 2005 Professionalism Award for the Tenth Judicial Circuit, and the 2011 Excellence in Writing Award from The Florida Bar Journal & News Editorial Board. Artigliere is a co-author of “Writing Jury Instructions in Florida” which is an Appendix in the officially published Florida Supreme Court Standard Jury Instructions, both Civil and Criminal. He is co-author with William Hamilton of the LexisNexis book entitled Florida e-Discovery and Evidence.
Martin H. Audet
e-Discovery Consultant, Nuix
As eDiscovery Consultant at Nuix, Martin Audet assists clients with their ESI process, and provides them with his advice and expertise in the field of information governance. Martin helps clients meet legal requirements and provide insight into making more informed decisions based on the data and facts of a case.
Possessing more than 20 years of experience in both the legal and technical fields, Martin offers a consultative perspective for Nuix clients. As an attorney and technologist, he has created and implemented defensible processes through all stages of the EDRM process, and as a licensed attorney and counselor, he is certified to practice in California, Illinois and Michigan. Martin graduated from Michigan State University and holds LLM degrees from Boston University and McGeorge School of Law. Additionally, he possesses advanced certifications in IT (MCSE, MCITP), digital forensics and business continuity and compliance architecture.
Nuix Company Description:
Nuix is a worldwide provider of information management technologies, including eDiscovery, electronic investigation and information governance software. Nuix’s powerful, intuitive technology makes it possible to search, investigate and actively manage unstructured data sets of any size or complexity. This enables organizations to respond quickly and effectively to litigation or regulatory action, mitigate risks, reduce costs and extract value. Nuix customers include the world’s leading advisory firms, litigation support providers, enterprises, government departments, law enforcement agencies, and all of the world’s major corporate regulatory bodies.
Julie K. Brown
Litigation Technology Manager, Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP
Julie currently manages the Litigation Technology Department at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP. The department provides consultation, support, training, processing and production of e-discovery. She was awarded the 2011 Litigation and Practice Support Champion award by the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA). She serves on the ILTA Litigation and Practice Support Steering Committee, is the ILTA Litigation and Practice Support City Representative in Columbus, Ohio and is a working group member of the Sedona Conference. Julie also serves on the EDRM Advisory Committee and is a participant on the Metrics project. Julie has written articles on Vendor Selection and Production of Electronic Discovery. She also drafted the EDRM Production Standards in 2010. Julie is CEDS certified and is certified in all Summation applications, Sanction, Doculex, LAW 5.0, ITIL and Lean Six Sigma. She has a paralegal degree and over 20 years of experience working in law firms and a Fortune 500 litigation department.
Vorys: Vorys was established in 1909 and has grown to be one of the largest Ohio-based law firms with nearly 375 attorneys in six offices in Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Akron, Ohio; Washington, D.C.; and Houston, Texas. The firm’s litigation practice spans the nation and includes an e-discovery core group of lawyers who have undergone rigorous IT training. Those lawyers understand IT professionals, understand IT language, and have been exposed to various technical issues related to e-discovery. In addition, Vorys litigation support professionals were among the first group of e-discovery professionals to pass the Certified E-Discovery Specialists (CEDS) certification examination and have extensive software experience and an appreciation for legal implications of different IT strategies.Vorys currently ranks as one of the 200 largest law firms in the United States according to American Lawyer magazine.
Partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Gordon J. Calhoun represents individuals, partnerships, corporations and other business entities in litigation and counsels them about a broad variety of business, regulatory and risk and information management protocols, including data breach responses, and compliance practices.
Mr. Calhoun works regularly with a team of Lewis Brisbois attorneys and a variety of forensic consultants and certified records managers to assist clients to develop information management systems and to secure sensitive data. One side benefit of this effort to maximize access to an enterprise’s intellectual property contained in its electronically stored information (“ESI”) is to minimize the burden imposed on the client when it becomes a litigant subject to electronic discovery demands.
When data breaches occur, our team coordinates with the client’s Information Technology staff, forensic and crises management consultants to identify and contain the source(s) of any data breach, mitigate the reputational harm associated with the data breach and comply with applicable data breach notification obligations. Lewis Brisbois attorneys have been successful defending clients in data breach litigation. We have successfully resisted class certifications involving unintended disclosures of social security and credit card numbers. We have also represented clients who have experienced unintended disclosures of personal health information protected by HIPAA and other federal and state privacy laws.
Mr. Calhoun also specializes in representing clients in a variety of complex, large exposure litigated matters, involving large volumes of paper and ESI. These matters have included disputes involving fiduciary breach allegations against officers, directors, pension trustees and their advisors, bad faith claims against insurers and allied professions, errors and omissions claims against professionals, including attorneys, accountants, architects and engineers, brokers and claims professionals. He has also handled large litigated matters, with voluminous paper and electronic records, involving heavy metals and petroleum environmental contamination and large fires and explosions.
Mr. Calhoun serves as the Chair of the Firm’s Electronic Discovery, Information Management and Privacy Group, and manages the insurance regulatory and reinsurance division of the Firm’s Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Practice Group. His practice, spanning more than 30 years, focuses on arbitrations, mediations and other alternative dispute resolution procedures as well as litigation and counseling.
President and Co-founder, iCONECT
Ian Campbell is Chief Business Development Officer for iCONECT Development LLC, a global market leader in producing cutting-edge, innovative eDiscovery software products and services for the legal industry. He is responsible for sales operations and business development, product lifecycle development, legal service provider (LSP) and partner relations. A key priority is cross-marketing the company’s products and services to the legal, medical, government, corporate, and insurance industries.
With more than 16 years of strategic product development in the litigation support field, Campbell has consulted on major international legal projects to help firms achieve their long-range business goals. He is a frequent industry spokesperson, sharing his experiences and expert commentary with audiences for the American Bar Association, LegalTech, ILTA, AIIM, IQPC, Marcus-Evans, and other legal and management groups around the world.
Prior to iCONECT, Campbell founded his own company, Interlaw Technology, which provided network and document management for law firms. While designing a front-end interface to enable what would ultimately become multi-district litigation support software, he met Cynthia Williams, iCONECT CEO.
Campbell received a Degree in Industrial Design from Fanshawe College in London, Canada.
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Co-Manager: International LIBOR Project at Clutch Group, LLC
CEO and Founder of Inspired Review
Michael Dalewitz, Esq. is the CEO and Founder of Inspired Review. Previously, Michael was a Director of eDiscovery and the Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director of Peak Discovery. Michael has extensive experience in electronic discovery and the management of large, document intensive cases in a predictable fixed cost pricing model. He created one of the industry’s first managed document review models and developed the first document review metrics tracking software. Michael wrote the chapters on Temporary Legal Staffing in the ABA published Legal Management Handbook. Nationally recognized as an expert in electronic discovery, document review and legal staffing, Dalewitz is a published author, speaker and CLE instructor. He consults with clients on implementing best practices in document review, utilizing technology to provide efficiencies in the review process and outlining the current state of the law as it relates to legal issues involving ediscovery and document review. He has prepared affidavits outlining best practices in the handling of electronic evidence and the defensibility of document review management on behalf of his clients. He was an active member of the Sedona Conference, and has served on the boards of The Masters Conference and Association of Litigation Support Professionals. Dalewitz founded the Electronic Discovery Program at New York Law School and served as its Adjunct Professor. Dalewitz is also a Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) and serves as Articles Editor of IT-LEX. He graduated from University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree and obtained his JD from New York Law School.
About Inspired Review
Inspired Review is a Managed Review firm launched to “disrupt” a marketplace that has been considered commoditized for a long time and has now seen a race to the bottom. We have launched a new model for document review that should forever change the way corporations and law firms approach their buying model for these services.
Creating aligned incentives with the attorneys performing review, the corporate client, the law firm and the vendor, has allowed us to create a predictable, low-cost model that can rival all US based cost structures, and even offshore. We have developed in depth, statistically validated QC, validation and targeted search methodologies that will ensure the defensibility of your review and minimize any risk of error. We have never had to invoke a clawback agreement.
Whether you need a robust managed review model, a better option for first review or would like an integrated managed/technology assisted review, Inspired Review has a different low-cost tier models for all.
Inspired Review is dedicated to our clients and the community and donates a portion of the profits from each engagement to the charity of our client’s choice. For more information, please visit Inspired Review at www.InspiredReview.com or follow us on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/InspiredReviewL.
Partner, Quarles & Brady;
Executive Director, ICAIR
William Hamilton is a veteran trial attorney who handles complex business litigation in the areas of software and technology disputes, intellectual property (copyright, trademark, patent and trade secrets law), e-commerce, data security, telecommunications, trade regulation, unfair trade practices, and internal investigations.
Bill Hamilton is the firm’s National E-Discovery Partner. Mr. Hamilton currently teaches Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence as an adjunct professor at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. Mr. Hamilton is the Executive Director of the International Center for Automated Research at the University of Florida and the UF Law E-Discovery Project. Mr. Hamilton is also the Dean of Graduate Students at Bryan University and its Electronic Discovery Project Management Certificate program. Mr. Hamilton is a featured speaker and writer on business litigation, electronic discovery and evidence. Mr. Hamilton is also a neutral, arbitrator and mediator for the World Intellectual Property Organization, the International Trademark Association, and the American Arbitration Association.
Dean, University of Florida Levin College of Law
Gary R. Jones
U.S. Magistrate Judge, Northern District of Florida
Judge Jones was appointed a United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Florida on September 10, 2010, after having served as a United States Magistrate Judge in the Middle District of Florida for ten years. Judge Jones received his B.A. in 1975 from Boston University, his J.D. in 1981 from the University of Miami School of Law and his LL.M degree in International Law from New York University School of Law in 1983, graduating with highest honors.
Following graduation from New York University Judge Jones practiced commercial litigation in Florida for eighteen years, first as an associate and then as a partner at a large multi service firm in Miami, Florida, and after that, for approximately ten years as a name partner in a small commercial litigation firm in Miami.
Prior to his appointment as a United States Magistrate Judge, Judge Jones litigated a variety of complex commercial cases for banks, financial institutions and multi-national corporations in both state and federal courts throughout Florida as well as in other states. Notable among these cases was the representation of a client before the United States Supreme Court and the representation of a Miami based publicly traded company in an antitrust case in which a $100 million verdict was obtained, which was, at that time, the largest antitrust verdict in the history of the Southern District of Florida.
Since his appointment to the bench in 2000, Judge Jones has served on more than 15 court committees in the Middle and Northern Districts of Florida and was the first magistrate judge to be appointed to the Financial Disclosure Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States, where Judge Jones served with distinction for six years.
Product Specialist, kCura
Rene Laurens is a member of the advice@kCura team, which provides insight and guidance on the customization of e-discovery workflows to fit the unique needs of case teams. As a member of the advice@kCura team, Rene specifically assists Relativity users with processing, searching and analytics, and computer-assisted review workflows. Rene has more than eight years of litigation support experience, specializing in e-discovery, databases, and project management. Prior to kCura, he served as a senior litigation support analyst and Relativity administrator at Sidley Austin.
Jay Leib is the managing member of NexLP, LLC. Jay has successfully founded and lead software start-ups through-out his career. Most recently, Mr. Leib was at Chicago-based kCura Corporation as the Chief Strategy Officer. kCura is a Chicago based company focused on the eDiscovery vertical.
He has more than a decade of experience in the technology field, and has worked in multiple roles on some of the largest e-discovery and fraud projects in the world. Before joining kCura, Jay was an executive at Ernst & Young’s Fraud Investigative & Dispute Services practice.
Prior to Ernst & Young, Jay founded Advocate Solutions, Inc., where he invented Discovery Cracker—the world’s first shrink-wrapped e-discovery processing application. Jay’s software applications have been recognized by numerous surveys and awards in technology and e-discovery fields.
As a speaker, Jay has presented on Big Data, text analytics and predictive coding for several panels, webinars, and podcasts. His specialties also include legal hold, processing, document management, emerging technologies, and database design. Jay holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.
Chief Executive Officer, Nextpoint
Rakesh Madhava is the founder and CEO of Nextpoint, a pioneer in the applying internet technologies within the legal justice system. Rakesh leads the company’s efforts to deliver cloud-based software that improves the efficiency of legal services. Rakesh has led the company’s engagements in both technology and consulting projects for some of the largest US law firms and corporations. Rakesh’s industry leadership includes being named co-inventor on Nextpoint’s groundbreaking patent for cloud technology for managing data in litigation. He is also a frequent speaker, contributor, and presenter at industry events including the Sedona Conference and CodeX FutureLaw on topics including social media’s impact on the law, data security, and cloud computing.
Founding Partner, CTO – Digital WarRoom
Dan Gallivan is the Chief Technology Officer for Digital WarRoom® end-to-end ediscovery software platform. In over 20 years of technology innovation in e-discovery, Dan has worked in the areas of information modeling, database systems, adaptive and distributed systems, wide-area networks, and graphics. As a Founding Director, he serves as both the visionary and direct manager for an interdisciplinary engineering team. He embraces a human-centered design approach to create and deliver high-value, high-impact software products. Dan and his team also created the Gist™ service, leveraging content analytics and categorization to realize greater efficiency in review of massive electronic discovery data sets. Dan’s extensive experience in ediscovery for complex cases includes deposition testimony, declarations and affidavits pertaining to forensic analysis of computer data in front of federal and circuit courts.
Associate at Phelps Dunbar LLP
Jason Pill practices in the area of labor and employment. He represents employers regarding claims involving employment discrimination laws, wage and hour laws, family and medical leave laws, union-management relations, employee benefits, enforcement of non-competition agreements, and various employment-related torts. He prepares employment contracts, non-competition agreements, personnel policy manuals, and employee handbooks. His experience also includes commercial litigation and business torts, franchise litigation, securities arbitration, and enforcement of creditors’ rights.
Director of Litigation Support Services, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Mr. Quartararo began his 20-year legal career as a litigation paralegal and case manager at large New York law firms, including Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom. He managed large-scale class action and securities litigations, international litigation and complex technology related projects involving computer forensics and all aspects of electronic discovery and trial presentation. In 2008, he joined Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP as a manager of litigation support, providing litigation technology support across multiple practice areas. Now the firm-wide Director of Litigation Support, Mr. Quartararo currently leads a staff of 10 project managers and technical analysts who provide consulting, litigation support, technology and training services to 350 attorneys and paralegals in New York, Miami and Los Angeles. At Stroock, he integrated project management principles into electronic discovery projects, and he is one of the principal authors of the Firm’s best practices on electronic discovery. He regularly consults with attorneys and Fortune 500 clients on all aspects of electronic discovery.
Mike has a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York and completed one year of law school at the University of London. He is a member of the Project Management Institute, a certified Project Management Professional, and a Certified E-Discovery Specialist. He is an adjunct professor and E-Discovery Advisory Board Member at Bryan University in Tempe, Arizona, and an active member of the International Legal Technology Association. He frequently speaks and writes on topics involving electronic discovery, litigation support and project management.
Johnathan P. Rowe
President, Pinpoint Labs
Pivotal Guidance, Inc. and Pinpoint Labs president, Jon Rowe, is a Certified Computer Examiner (CCE), veteran software designer and has been involved in litigation support for more than 20 years. Jon has been responsible for overseeing the development, marketing and sales of litigation support applications since 1995.
Jon managed two electronic discovery and imaging service bureaus for Pro Copy, a well respected litigation support company with locations in Omaha, NE and Des Moines, IA. Previously, the co-founder and Executive Vice President for Image Capture Engineering (ICE) Jon played an instrumental role its growth and success for more than a decade. ICE was acquired by LexisNexis in June, 2007.
the Honorable Elizabeth Schwabedissen
General Magistrate for the Civil Division Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court in Miami-Dade, Florida
Elizabeth Schwabedissen serves as the General Magistrate for the Civil Division Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court in Miami-Dade, Florida, where she holds pretrial proceedings on a wide variety of civil matters, including but not limited to discovery disputes, e-discovery disputes, in camera review of privileged documents, and evidentiary hearings related to personal and subject matter jurisdiction, summary judgment motions, enforcement of settlement agreements, motions to vacate judgments, attorney disqualification, partition actions, and proceedings supplementary. Magistrate Schwabedissen is a frequent panel participant on e-discovery and complex discovery matters and ethics, including the 2012 Advanced Judicial College program on e-discovery. Magistrate Schwabedissen is a former partner at Adorno & Yoss, P.A., where her practice included representation of foreign corporations on matters related to jurisdiction and forum non conveniens, as well as general commercial litigation practice which included contract, commercial tort and injunction actions; corporate matters, shareholder disputes and corporate internal investigations; complex commercial arbitration; and representation of clients in commercial, banking, regulatory and tort matters. The former chair of the Florida Bar Professional Ethics Committee on which she served for many years, Liz Schwabedissen has also served on the boards of numerous non-profit charitable organizations, including United Way of Miami-Dade County, and formerly served as President of Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. where she served as a member of its Board for thirteen years. The recipient of several awards for pro bono legal services, Liz Schwabedissen remains an active volunteer in the community, participating as an adult literacy tutor through the Miami Dade Public Library’s Project LEAD.
George J. Socha, Jr.
President, Socha Consulting LLC
George Socha is the president and founder of Socha Consulting LLC, an electronic discovery consulting firm. In 2003 he and Tom Gelbmann launched the Socha-Gelbman Electronic Discovery Survey, now Apersee (apersee.com) and in 2005 they started EDRM (edrm.net). George is an advisor and expert witness and advisor focusing 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.
Denise J. Talbert
Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
Denise chairs SHB’s eDiscovery, Data & Document Management Practice (eD3) and is a partner in the Pharmaceutical & Medical Device and Business Records Management & Consultation Practices. She has over 16 years of experience in cost-effective discovery management in complex litigation, including the preservation, collection, organization, review, and production of documents.
Denise works closely with clients to formulate efficient and effective approaches for meeting discovery obligations and navigating technological innovations. She has represented business interests in the chemical, communications, insurance, pharmaceutical, retail, tobacco, and transportation industries.
Denise has published materials on eDiscovery law and routinely offers CLE presentations on this topic. She is a member of The Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production and Merrill Corporation’s Strategic Advisory Board for Electronic Data Discovery (EDD), and has been appointed to the LexisNexis Advisory Board. She is also a faculty member at Bryan University, where she teaches eDiscovery classes, and currently serves on the eDiscovery Advisory Council for the university’s post-graduate online program on eDiscovery Project Management.
Denise is currently a member of SHB’s Associates Committee and is the former co-chair of the firm’s Mentoring Task Force. Denise was also the recipient in 2003 of the firm’s first Sylvan Siegler Award for Excellence in Mentoring.
Attorney, Abbott Law Group P.A.
Steven W. Teppler leads the firm’s electronic discovery and technology based litigation practice and frequently co-counsels with other attorneys on electronic discovery issues. He has practiced law since 1981 and is admitted to the bars of New York, the District of Columbia, Florida, and Illinois. Additionally, he is admitted into the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Second, Eleventh, and District of Columbia Circuits, as well the United States Supreme Court.
Steven’s practice focus is on electronic discovery, including production, preservation, and spoliation matters, and he advises clients about risk, liability, and compliance issues unique to information governance. His experience includes Federal and state court litigation matters, both against and on behalf of Fortune 500 companies, as well as probate and family law disputes where electronic discovery is critically implicated.
Steven is an active member of the national and state bar associations. Nationally, he is the Co-Chair of the eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Committee of the American Bar Association, a member of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Electronic Discovery Pilot Program, a founder and co-program chair of the American Bar Association’s National Institute on Electronic Discovery and Information Governance, and a contributing author of the ANSI X9F4 trusted timestamp guideline standards for the financial industry. His Florida Bar activities include membership in the Florida Bar’s Federal Court Practice Committee, (2012-present); the Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Professional Ethics (2005-2011, past chair 2010-2011) where he contributed to the Florida Bar Ethics Advisory Opinions 06-02 (Metadata Mining), 07-2 (Off-Shoring), and 10-2 (Storage Media Sanitization). He is also a founding co-chair of the Florida Bar’s Business Law Section eDiscovery Committee, and is a co-drafter of the 2012 electronic discovery amendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure.
Steven holds six patents in the field of content authentication and is the founder and CEO of a content authentication provider. He an adjunct professor at the Ave Maria School of Law, teaching electronic discovery, and he also lectures nationwide on evolving theories of information governance and electronic discovery.
Chief Executive Officer, Catalyst Repository Systems, Inc.
John Tredennick is the founder and CEO of Catalyst Repository Systems, which provides secure, web-based software to help corporations and their counsel manage electronic discovery and work together on complex legal and regulatory matters. Founded in 2000, the company has grown to over 150 people located in major cities across the U.S. and Asia. Prior to founding Catalyst, John was a nationally known trial lawyer and partner with Holland and Hart. He was an early pioneer in legal technology and was editor-in-chief of the multi-author, two-book series, Winning With Computers: Trial Practice in the Twenty-First Century (ABA Press 1990, 1991). Both were ABA best sellers focusing on using computers in litigation technology. At the same time, he wrote, How to Prepare for Take and Use a Deposition at Trial (James Publishing 1990), which he and his co-author continued to supplement for several years. He also wrote, Lawyer’s Guide to Spreadsheets (Glasser Publishing 2000), and, Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Excel 2007 (ABA Press 2009).
John is the former chair of the ABA’s Law Practice Management Section. For many years, he was editor-in-chief of the ABA’s Law Practice Management magazine, a monthly publication focusing on legal technology and law office management. More recently, he founded and edited Law Practice Today, a monthly ABA webzine that focuses on legal technology and management. Over two decades, John has written scores of articles on legal technology and spoken on legal technology to audiences on four of the five continents.
Catalyst is a leading legal-technology company providing secure, scalable multi-lingual document repositories for electronic discovery, litigation support, and other complex regulatory matters. For over a decade, corporations and their counsel have relied on Catalyst to control litigation costs and make review teams more effective. Our systems and supporting services cover the heart of the litigation lifecycle-from processing and search, to analytics, review, production and trial. www.catalystsecure.com
Director, Robert Half Legal eDiscovery Services
Joel Wuesthoff is a former practicing attorney, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and a director of Robert Half Legal eDiscovery Services in New York. With more than 15 years of legal practice and consulting work in high stakes litigation and government investigations, he has led international forensic engagements and advised general counsel and litigators on strategic and legal preservation efforts in multi-billion dollar litigations. Mr. Wuesthoff has served as a leader at other publicly traded consulting companies, overseeing the delivery of a broad range of e-discovery services in international matters, including collections, data analytics, processing, and document review assessment and recommendations.
Mr. Wuesthoff has counseled global companies and AmLaw 100 law firms on 30(b)(6) preparation, assessed opposing parties’ efforts on reasonable ESI collections, and participated in FRCP 26(f) meet and confer negotiations. A noted speaker and instructor, he has trained more than 3,000 attorneys and paralegals in 300-plus Continuing Legal Education Programs, presented twice to the New York Supreme Court on e-discovery best practices, and is an adjunct professor at the University of Maine School of Law, running one of the nation’s first law school courses dedicated to training law students to negotiate electronically-stored information in litigation. He also is a faculty member at Bryan University where he trains professionals enrolled in the E-Discovery Project Management Certificate program on how to properly manage the document review and production state of e-discovery.