E-Discovery Consultant, Nuix
As E-Discovery 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 E-Discovery, 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.
President and CEO, iCONECT Development, LLC
Ian Campbell is Chief Business Development Officer for iCONECT Development, LLC, a global market leader in producing cutting-edge, innovative E-Discovery 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.
Director of E-Discovery Services, Proskauer Rose LLP
Dera J. Nevin is an accomplished E-Discovery lawyer and consultant with a focus on strategic process and technology initiatives, matter and program cost containment. She has significant experience recommending and implementing technology, building and evaluating E-Discovery operations and spearheading strategic initiatives directed at increasing E-Discovery program effectiveness.
Dera possesses the unique ability to facilitate communication between business, legal and technology teams. Flexible and versatile, Dera is able to move easily from strategic planning to rolling up her sleeves and executing. She is able to assess situations effectively, think strategically and implement tactically.
Dera is also a practicing E-Discovery lawyer. Her significant experience includes advising on all aspects of E-Discovery in civil, criminal, regulatory and M&A transactions and in internal investigations. She has a career managed review and production total of over 500 million records. She has pioneered the use of E-Discovery applications, including technology-assisted review and multi-lingual search. She has advised numerous corporations on the development and implementation of E-Discovery programs and strategies, including litigation hold management and audit.
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Jason A. Pill
Phelps Dunbar LLP
Jason A. 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, whistleblower 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, employee handbooks and assists clients in training employees on various employment laws.
Mr. Pill also focuses on electronic discovery, data management and privacy laws. He works with clients to develop strategies for electronic data organization, retention and collection, both before and during litigation, so that they are prepared to actively avoid, pursue or defend disputes in the most efficient way possible.
His experience also includes commercial litigation, business torts, franchise litigation and securities arbitration.
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Electronic Discovery Lawyer, Howe & Associates
A trial lawyer with a deep technical background, Tom Howe has over 25 years of experience behind him in law and technology and is licensed in Oregon and Washington. Today, he is one of the leading E-Discovery lawyers in the country, providing legal/technology consulting and expert witness services to some of the largest law firms in the United States, corporate legal departments and E-Discovery vendors.
The former Chief Technology Officer of E-Discovery services provider Fios, Inc., regularly presents keynotes and sessions at legal conferences and CLE’s across the United States and Canada and over 50 software programming conferences worldwide (United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia). In addition to speaking engagements, he has authored five books on law and technology.
He has also written major software systems for E-Discovery vendors, law firms, and corporate clients. The Legal Operation Tracking System is a comprehensive program that tracks all legal matters within a corporate legal department, including its collection of documents and electronically stored information, enabling faster and more defensible discovery. This application is used by two Fortune 500 companies.
In his spare time, he enjoys bicycle touring. He has ridden his bicycle across the United States twice and completed bike trips internationally. Tom is also a dedicated volunteer at SCORE, Mercy Corps and SnowCap providing seminars, pro bono programming and website development services.
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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 Company Description
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.
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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.
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Gordon J. Calhoun
Partner, Lewis Brisbois
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 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 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 serves as Chair of the Electronic Discovery, Information Management & Compliance Practice, Vice-Chair of the firm’s Data Privacy & Network Security Practice, and manages the insurance regulatory and reinsurance division of the firm’s Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Practice Group. His practice, spanning more than 35 years, focuses on arbitrations, mediations and other alternative dispute resolution procedures as well as litigation and counseling.
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Director, Robert Half Legal E-Discovery Services
Joel Wuesthoff is a former practicing attorney, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and a director of Robert Half Legal E-Discovery 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+ 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.
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Andy is the CEO & Founder of Logik, which he and Sheng started in 2004. Today, Andy focuses most of his time on customer research and product design. He is the visionary behind Logik’s product and marketing strategy, which is to modernize and simplify legal technology for everyone.
Andy received a bachelor’s degree in Business Information Technology from Virginia Tech.
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CEO and Founder of Inspired Review
Michael Dalewitz, Esq. is the CEO and Founder of Inspired Review. Previously, Michael was a Director of E-Discovery 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 E-Discovery 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.
Inspired Review Company Description:
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.
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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 18 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.
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Jacques Nack Ngue
Manager of the elite Data Science team at Paul Hastings, LLP and Principal of JNN GROUP, INC
Jacques has more than a decade of experience implementing winning eDiscovery and Data Governance solutions for both Am Law 200 law firms and Fortune 500 companies. He specializes in applying data analytics and machine learning in Discovery. His recent work has been on the application of machine learning algorithms for the automated classification and analysis of large datasets in eDiscovery, digital forensics and Information Governance projects.
Jacques is a Manager of the elite Data Science team at Paul Hastings, LLP and the Principal of JNN GROUP, INC, a consultancy based in Pasadena, CA.
Jacques’ specializations include: Data science, eDiscovery, text analytics, and software development.
Noteworthy accomplishments include: Developing document repository software for complex litigation, and PHIGRID, a workflowdriven legal project management software. Lastly, Jacques is the inventor of a patent entitled Systems and Methods for Controlling Access to Electronic Data.
Jacques is a frequent speaker, author and fluent in French and German.
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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.
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CEO, 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.
Catalyst Company Description:
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
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Executive Vice President at DSi (formerly Document Solutions, Inc.)
Executive Vice President John Burchfield brings over 20 years of experience in management, sales and business development, primarily within the document management industry. With a history of commanding 40-60 percent growth in revenues, profits and operations in previous positions, John’s background and work for Xerox, IKON and other corporations has allowed him to combine his technical experience with his innate skills in marketing, client relations, management and process streamlining and development. Instrumental in company growth, new market opportunities and client retention, John has improved internal processes, implemented new procedures and helped to create new service offerings, such as DSi’s Remote Governance and Collections (RGC) platform. He also manages the sales team and customer service representatives.
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Canaan E. Himmelbaum, Esq.
Vice President of Business Development at Advanced Discovery
Mr. Himmelbaum is the Vice President of Business Development at Advanced Discovery. He is considered an authority on collection processes, search syntax creation and application, data processing, the use of analytics technologies and document review project management. Canaan practiced law for eight years as both in-house and outside counsel. During his tenure at international nutritional solutions and cheese group, Glanbia (fka BSN, Inc.; London Stock Exchange symbol GLB), he was responsible for important aspects of the company’s litigation portfolio, including E-Discovery. Canaan has spoken on panels and has written numerous articles about the E-Discovery market since making the transition from legal to sales in 2009. He has been integral in rolling out the Food Litigation E-Discovery Initiative at Advanced Discovery and continues to assist food and beverage companies with their ongoing E-Discovery needs. Canaan received his law degree and undergraduate degree from the University of Florida. His involvement in consulting on all aspects of the E-Discovery process from litigation hold and preservation, forensic investigation and collection through document review has given him high levels of exposure to and experience in anticipating and managing multiple E-Discovery tools and processes for his clients.
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Craig Ball, LLC
Craig Ball is a Board Certified trial lawyer, certified computer forensic examiner, law professor and electronic evidence expert. He’s dedicated his career to teaching the bench and bar about forensic technology and trial tactics. After decades trying lawsuits, Craig limits his practice to service as a court-appointed special master and consultant in computer forensics and E-Discovery. A prolific contributor to educational programs worldwide, having delivered over 1,600 presentations and papers, Craig’s articles on forensic technology and electronic discovery frequently appear in the national media. For nine years, he wrote the award winning column on computer forensics and E-Discovery for American Lawyer Media called “Ball in your Court.” Craig Ball has served as the Special Master or testifying expert on computer forensics and electronic discovery in some of the most challenging, front page cases in the U.S.
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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.
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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.
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Fellow, The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics (CodeX)
Monica Bay is a fellow at Stanford Law’s CodeX (The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics) and a consultant and freelance journalist. She recently retired from ALM, where she served as editor-in-chief of Law Technology News for 17 years and as senior editor at San Francisco’s The Recorder for 13 years. Her New York team won 56 awards for editorial excellence. A frequent speaker, Bay has been quoted in numerous media, including The New York Times. Long active in cyberspace, she helped The Late Show with David Letterman establish its first website on America Online. A member of the California bar, she lives in New York City and can often be found at New York Yankees games.