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8:00AM - 9:00AM

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8:30AM - 9:30AM
Track 1

Trevor Jefferies

CS Disco, Inc.
Senior Client Counsel
Trevor is Senior Client Counsel for CS Disco, Inc., a legal technology company based in Houston, Texas.  Prior to going in-house, Trevor worked for litigation boutiques as well as AmLaw 50 firms.  He represented major multi-national companies in the fields of aviation and aerospace, transportation, energy, insurance, and manufacturing in a wide range of litigation matters, including commercial,...

Jonathan Ruggless, CeDP, MCSA, MCSE, A+, Network+

Latham & Watkins
Practice Technology Project Manager, Chicago
Background & ExperienceAs a Practice Technology Project Manager, Jon Ruggless is responsible for providing in-house technical consulting related to electronic discovery within the litigation lifecycle. This consulting is provided from the initial consultation with the client to map their technology infrastructure and data locations, on through collection, processing, review, production, and beyond....

Joy Holley

Bryan Cave LLP
Director of eDiscovery Services and Litigation Support
Joy has more than 15 years of experience as a litigator in state and federal venues around the country.  A former prosecutor, she has defended corporate clients in government investigative proceedings, in mediation and arbitration proceedings and at trial, and advises them on how to avoid lawsuits.  She now focuses her practice exclusively on issues related to litigation technology, electronic...

Tushar Vaidya

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Associate, eDiscovery and Information Governance
BiographyTushar P. Vaidya is an associate in the eDiscovery and Information Governance practice group of Seyfarth Shaw LLPs Chicago office.  Mr. Vaidya has extensive knowledge and experience in managing large-scale document review projects for Fortune 100 companies across a variety of industries.Mr. Vaidya is fluent in Gujrati.EducationJ.D., Loyola University, Chicago, School of Law (2007)M.B.A.,...

Matthew W. Poplawski

Winston Strawn
Senior E-Discovery Attorney
Mr. Poplawski is an e-Discovery attorney in the Chicago office. He concentrates his practice on regulatory investigations, white-collar criminal defense, securities litigation, and complex commercial litigation. He has worked on firm teams representing clients in grand jury and/or regulatory investigations involving allegations of RICO, mail fraud, wire fraud, insider trading, market manipulation,...

Selecting a vendor can be very time consuming. Learn the multiple solutions from experts that deal with this issue. 


  • Project/Matter Considerations
  • Vendor Contract Negotiation and Terms 
  • Vendor Qualifications
  • Document Review Team
  • In-House vs.Outsourced Discovery
  • Choosing Outside Counsel
8:30AM - 9:30AM
Track 2

According to the Pew Research Center, roughly eight-in-ten online Americans (79%) now use Facebook.  The present Facebook community is over five times as large as the United States population. With such explosion of content about individuals publicly available on a global basis, what is the risk for an organization?  Our panel of industry luminaries will discuss the tie-in of social media, social engineering, spear phishing and financial loss in a lively discussion of a cybersecurity breach incident as well as what are ways organizations can better protect themselves.




Jim Donahue

Vice President of Sales-Hanzo Archives
Jim focuses on market strategy, product expansion, and business development for the company’s enterprise web and social media archiving products and solutions. Previously, Jim was Vice President Enterprise Management for Merrill Corporation and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Lextranet, a leading provider of eDiscovery document hosting solutions for law firms and corporate legal departments, acquired by Merrill in 2007. Jim graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and later served as a deep-sea diver in the U.S. Navy.



Peter Berk

Member-Funkhouser Vegosen Liebman & Dunn Ltd. (FVLD)
Peter is a skilled advisor, working with individuals, small and mid-sized businesses and publicly traded companies in connection with on-line, electronic, and technology issues, especially as they relate to risk and litigation.  Peter advises clients in matters ranging from drafting and revising social media, technology, data protection, and related policies, to internal investigations, to e-discovery issues, to litigation in administrative forums, and state and federal courts. Peter’s experience and expertise allow him to creatively, proactively and efficiently deal with emerging issues of law relating to technology and its use, while limiting a client’s risk, and still promoting the client’s business goals. 

Peter has been selected as an Illinois Rising Star (2012) and an Illinois Super Lawyer (2013-2016).

In the community, Peter enjoys being a team manager for his daughter’s Destination Imagination (a team-based problem solving competition) team, a USA Hockey Level 3 ice hockey coach for his son’s hockey team, and being a participant and coach for triathlons for Team in Training, raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Peter enjoys travel, playing hockey, and rooting for Chicago sports teams and the University of Michigan.

Charles Lee Mudd Jr.

Principal Attorney-Mudd Law

Charles Lee Mudd Jr. is the founder and principal of Mudd Law Offices. Over the last fifteen years, Mr. Mudd has developed a broad-based practice representing local, national, and international clientele in diverse litigation and transactional matters. Of particular relevance, Mr. Mudd has become internationally known on issues of intellectual property, privacy, and technology. On such issues, he has appeared in state and federal courts throughout the United States as well as argued before the Arizona Court of Appeals and United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He also has filed two writs with the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Mudd has taught courses on these subjects at John Marshall Law School and the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Mr. Mudd is licensed to practice law in Illinois, Indiana, Connecticut and Utah. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits. He is also admitted to the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois, Central District of Illinois, Northern District of Indiana, Central District of Utah, Central District of Michigan, Northern District of Florida, and the District of Colorado.
Mr. Mudd graduated magna cum laude and fourth in his class from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 1997. During law school, he served as Lead Articles Editor for the Quinnipiac Law Review; co-created the Quinnipiac Law and Technology Association and served as its President, Vice-President and Treasurer; interned with the Honorable Alfred V. Covello, U.S. District Court Judge; and externed with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration in Washington, D.C.

Charles Krugel

Contact me with any labor & employment law or human resources related questions. I'm happy to speak, gratis, with any business person who has a question or 2.

Also, check out my LinkedIn group--Charles Krugel's Labor & Employment Law & Human Resources Practices Group.
Clients: Businesses in all industries; see my "Client Testimonials" page for more info.,
Juris Doctorate & a Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
Frequently published & interviewed on TV, radio & in print publications (see my website for these interviews).



9:45AM - 10:45AM
Track 1

This panel is discussing what forces are impacting how corporations save money, locate documents quicker and minimize mistakes. Learn how to become a Master of your data. This panel discusses practical ways to leverage technology so that you can focus on what is truly necessary to accomplish your goals. Panelists are covering the best strategy and techniques to help you improve your process. 

Social media and BYOD have definitely created a series of risk factors that companies didn’t have to deal with previously, and which require some level of policy surrounding use inside corporations.  Same thing with personal accounts in the cloud.  No corporation wants their corporate data posted in a personal cloud account, which is why companies will set up exfiltration controls to screen for that kind of risk.


Five Forces that are changing eDiscovery Today. 


1. Collaboration between all parties to include:

      a. Corporate making decisions 

      b. Vendor teams

      c. Data issues across partners

      d. Outside Counsel

      e. EU regulations

2. The Cloud

      a. Services moving to the Cloud

      b. Vendor requirements 

      c. GDPR-How contracts will impact 

      d. Metrics on your data to improve efficiency

3. Security

      a. Clients Data and best practices 

      b. EU Rules and how they impact 

      c. BYOD

      d. Information Governance

      e. Working with IT and Legal. 




Brian K. McClure

Regional DirectQDiscovery
As Regional Director at QDiscovery, Brian is responsible for the company’s strategic business development in the Midwest. He has significant experience assisting law firms and corporations on a range of complex litigation matters, including those with cross-border discovery. Prior to joining QDiscovery, Brian has spent a decade in the industry, managing eDiscovery teams in Chicago and servicing clients throughout the US.


Charisma Starr

Legal Technology Manager-Exelon

Charisma directs legal IT initiatives related to discovery, case, and data management at Exelon Corporation. A former large law firm Litigation Support Manager and e-Discovery Software Director, with over 15 years in the industry, she has a wide variety of both practical and management experience managing corporate client, law firm, and external resources.

She has been on many steering committees for large projects, software selections, vendor selections, project audit trails, meet and confer strategy sessions, data collection process monitoring, review methodology choices, and production consulting. 

Her expertise empowers her to provide direction and guidance to anyone facing technology challenges.

Matthew Gasaway

Director and Senior Counsel-AbbVie

Matthew Gasaway is the Director and Senior Counsel for eDiscovery and Records Management at AbbVie. In this role, Matt is responsible for designing and implementing AbbVie’s eDiscovery processes, and provides advice to AbbVie’s Legal, Information Technology and Corporate Records groups regarding the company’s eDiscovery and record-keeping practices, both prior to and during litigation. 

Matt graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1998, and earned his JD at the University of Iowa School of Law in 2001.  After law school, Matt was a trial litigator in Chicago for eight years, initially practicing with the Chicago law firm of Peterson & Ross, and then with the law firm of Chittenden, Murday & Novotny. In 2009, Matt left private practice and became a Senior Counsel for the UnitedLex Corporation, focusing entirely on eDiscovery and Litigation Operations. 

Jay C. Carle

Partner, eDiscovery & Information Governance-Seyfarth Shaw
Jay Carle is a litigation partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  As a member of Seyfarth’s eDiscovery and Information Governance Group, Mr. Carle’s practice focuses on navigating complex eDiscovery litigation issues and counseling clients in the areas of eDiscovery preparedness and other information governance issues.

In eDiscovery litigation, Mr. Carle leverages technical expertise and litigation experience to craft creative, defensible, and efficient strategies for the preservation, collection, review, and production of electronically stored information, and employs litigation tactics to control the scope of discovery and implement cost-shifting and cost-reduction strategies.  In addition to litigation response, Mr. Carle counsels clients on information governance issues including eDiscovery policy and process development, data remediation initiatives, data security and privacy, records and information management, as well as other information governance issues. Mr. Carle leverages a strong technical background which includes over 10 years of experience consulting in the private industry in technology systems administration, knowledge management, and technical project management.

Mr. Carle has assisted clients through various eDiscovery and information governance issues in multiple counseling engagements and in litigation including commercial and labor and employment class actions, contract disputes, FTC investigation/litigation, and misappropriation, among others.

Kelly Twigger

Principal-ESI Attorneys

Kelly Twigger is equally at home on the basketball court and in court, likely a testament to her undying tenacity, love for strategic sports, and an uncanny eye for game-winning strategies. She calls the shots like she sees them (she’s blunt and brutally honest should the need arise), and like any great athlete, attorney, or coach, thinks six moves ahead in order to create plays that don’t just work — they shine.

For over nineteen years, Kelly’s been an attorney focused on eDiscovery and Information Law. Her tech beginnings, however, date back to her first job in high school – building clone computers – and since that time, she’s made impressive strides as an attorney, litigator, innovator in eDiscovery and information law, a mother, and lover of all things basketball (did we mention basketball?).

Prior to founding ESI Attorneys in 2009, Kelly was a litigation partner at Quarles & Brady LLP, an AmLaw 200 firm. There, she managed litigation that ranged from the garden-variety breach of contract case to $100 million bet-the-company class actions and multi-district anti-trust matters.


9:45AM - 10:45AM
Track 2

The future of the legal technology community is ready for a curve ball.


This single panel will cover the future of our community. The legal community is at the two-way stop. Which one will jump off first? The old days of eDiscovery or the new tech that is impacting our world. We are at an intersection of law and technology. Will technology take over? Will the attorney become a robot? This panel will be looking forward through the lens of innovation into the coming years of ediscovery. This information-packed session will include a range of experts from many disciplines tasked to gaze into the 10K High Def 100 core crystal ball and tell us what they see. 


What does the future hold for:

1. Consolidation of Vendors.

2. Technology changes-Improving or more complicated

3. Data Privacy -Rule changes. Brixit.

4. Role changes. Moving more to IT. More services vs Less Services.

5. Automated-Robots, Analytics 




Bruce Malter, CEDS

Chicago Association of Litigation Support Managers-eTera,Vice President, Consulting Solutions

Over 25 years of technology based experience with professional services companies and technology providers with an extensive focus in both the eDiscovery, investigation, information governance and litigation support service sector. My experience includes business development, strategic planning, project management, operations management and marketing. In addition to a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois, I also hold a Masters Degree in Marketing from Loyola University. I have multi-national experience having worked in the Pacific Rim for several years with Motorola.

I am currently the Vice President, Consulting Solutions for eTERA Consulting. As Vice President of Consulting Solutions, Bruce Malter is responsible for developing eTERA Consulting’s client engagement program as well as enhancing the company’s consulting service offerings, while growing the Midwest client base.

Prior to eTERA I was the Vice President Sales and Midwest Market Manager for Merrill Corporation. Previously, I was a Solutions Group Leader for the Litigation Solutions Practice at Project Leadership Associates, Inc. (PLA). I built and managed a profitable eDiscovery/Litigation Solutions group within PLA. I was responsible for the P&L, budgeting, business development, marketing, staff management, technology selection, as well as a billable resource. I advised both corporate legal and law firm attorneys on eDiscovery matters including Litigation Preparedness, eDiscovery Case Management, Computer Forensics, Information Governance and litigation department operations. 

Active member with:
The Master Conference – Speaker, Coordinator for the Chicago Masters Conference
ACEDS – Member, CEDS Certified and was a member of the team that wrote questions for the certification test
CALSM – VP Programming
bDiscovery – Chicago Chapter President



Sean Byrne

General Counsel and Founder-Byrne Law
The practice of law has reached a tipping point. More than ever, corporate legal departments are demanding more from their outside counsel. They are no longer willing to complacently stand by as hourly rates rise annually without a commensurate increase in the quality of the legal services they receive. Instead, corporate legal leaders are taking a page from their business counterparts, who, for years, have successfully unlocked intrinsic value by continuously refining business processes, leveraging technology to handle both routine and business-critical tasks, and mining data to gain valuable insights. 

Byrne Law represents a new category of legal service provider: a law firm that can serve as your legal counsel, but one that is uniquely positioned to compress "busy work" that drive up legal rates. Byrne Law is purpose-built from the ground up to be process-driven and technology-enabled. It is a core part of the firm’s DNA. As a result, Byrne Law is incredibly efficient, always focused on assigning the appropriate resources to each task... at the right rates. By better leveraging legal work product, Byrne Law helps clients legal dollar go farther, with value that can go beyond the Legal Department. Byrne Law knows how to be disruptive, and is willing to put in the time and resources necessary to drive results and make real change happen for its clients. 

Byrne Law is different. By design. Start a conversation to see what that can mean for you.

Ryan C. Williams

Ryan Williams focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation matters including patent infringement cases, LLC member disputes, licensing agreement cases, class action defense, trademark and trade dress cases, and insurance coverage actions. 

Ryan has successfully represented large insurance companies in high dollar insurance coverage disputes in both Illinois State and Federal Court. In Medmarc Casualty Insurance Company v. Avent America, Inc., 1:08-cv-05832 (N.D. Ill. 2008), Ryan was a part of a team of lawyers that successfully obtained a finding of no duty to defend on behalf of an insurance company client in a case seeking millions of dollars in coverage stemming from multiple class action complaints involving the use of BPA in consumer products. Ryan was one of the primary drafters of the appellate brief on behalf of the insurance company client and the trial court's holding was subsequently affirmed by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Medmarc Casualty Insurance Company v. Avent America, Inc., No. 09-3390 (7th Cir. 2010).

Chris Hurlebaus

Director of Client Engagement-eTERA Consulting

Chris Hurlebaus is the Director of Client Engagement for eTERA Consulting, an electronic discovery, document review and technology consulting company providing services across the Electronic Discovery Reference Model across the globe. 

In his current position, Mr. Hurlebaus is responsible for growing and educating eTERA’s clients on eDiscovery best practices and providing more efficient and cost-driven ways to handle electronic data.  This education includes how to be more risk adverse and aware, creating solutions that better align with the latest directives of the FRCP and keeping ahead of the industry and cloud requirements, subsequently allowing clients to achieve the greatest level of value-add at the lowest cost.


11:00AM - 12:00PM
Track 1

Michael Bryant

Co-Founder & CEO-nSource
Mike Bryant is the Co-Founder & CEO of nSource and has over 25 years of operating and executive experience. nSource is a consulting and managed services provider, focused on implementing operational efficiency and cost savings in the legal industry.
Mike was President of Legal Services at Integreon where he joined through the acquisition of CBF Group where he was CEO. Prior to CBF and Integreon, Mike was EVP Strategy & Business Development for Bowne Business Solutions (NYSE:BNE) after Bowne acquired Donnelley Enterprise Solutions (NASDAQ:DESI). Mike began his career at Eastman Kodak Company where he spent 11 years in their B2B systems division, including Kodak’s entry into the BPO/KPO, Litigation Support space through the establishment of Kodak Imaging Services.
Mike completed an Executive MBA program in Product Development from MIT’s Sloan School of Business and has a BA in Finance.

Carole Randolph Jurkash, JD

General Counsel

I am an experienced General Counsel and business leader, with a track record of reducing enterprise risk and legal costs. I am motivated by the challenge of keeping people and organizations out of trouble, designing processes that make it easy to do the right thing cost effectively and efficiently. I recruit and lead teams of internal and external resources - legal, technical and business - to solve problems and implement practical business solutions. I am skilled at timely analysis of novel and complex issues, anticipating outcomes, and devising and implementing effective strategies. I am a team player with ability to collaborate positively with people of diverse abilities and backgrounds. I have excellent verbal and written communication skills. I have in-house counsel and major law firm experience in both the commercial real estate and banking sectors, and have expertise in the following areas:  

Commercial Transactions | Commercial Loans | Corporate Law | Corporate Finance | Contracts | Employment | Law Department Establishment and Management | Litigation Management | Compliance| Risk Management | Legal Strategy | Real Estate | Professional Services |

Andrew Baker

Director, Legal Transformation Practice Group Leader-Janders Dean
Andrew is the leader of the Janders Dean’s Legal Transformation Practice, and is considered a global industry leader in the areas of legal process improvement, legal project management, client facing technology solutions, and the application of data science and innovation to transforming legal practice.

Prior to joining Janders Dean, Andrew held global formation, leadership and legal innovation roles at SeyfarthLean Consulting and Seyfarth Shaw. In these roles, he had responsibility for both developing the strategy, and successfully executing, the design and development for various technology products that improve legal workflow, transparency, and collaboration. He has constantly worked to enhance the use of technology and data services so that these are tuned to meet the evolving needs of corporate law departments and private practice firms.

Andrew is responsible for the creation of the industry’s first Legal Technology Innovations Office focused on enhancing law firm services through product innovation and applying technology-focused services to active legal engagements, and established new legal services roles to address growing technology and process innovation needs.

Sean Byrne

General Counsel and Founder-Byrne Law
The practice of law has reached a tipping point. More than ever, corporate legal departments are demanding more from their outside counsel. They are no longer willing to complacently stand by as hourly rates rise annually without a commensurate increase in the quality of the legal services they receive. Instead, corporate legal leaders are taking a page from their business counterparts, who, for years, have successfully unlocked intrinsic value by continuously refining business processes, leveraging technology to handle both routine and business-critical tasks, and mining data to gain valuable insights. 

Byrne Law represents a new category of legal service provider: a law firm that can serve as your legal counsel, but one that is uniquely positioned to compress "busy work" that drive up legal rates. Byrne Law is purpose-built from the ground up to be process-driven and technology-enabled. It is a core part of the firm’s DNA. As a result, Byrne Law is incredibly efficient, always focused on assigning the appropriate resources to each task... at the right rates. By better leveraging legal work product, Byrne Law helps clients legal dollar go farther, with value that can go beyond the Legal Department. Byrne Law knows how to be disruptive, and is willing to put in the time and resources necessary to drive results and make real change happen for its clients. 

11:00AM - 12:00PM
Track 2

What does post Safe Harbor look like in a world defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) announced by the European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the European Commission to update the 1995 Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC), known as the EU General Data Protection Regulation? Privacy Shield, proposed by the European Commission for the transfer of personal data outside of the EU, is currently out for comments from Articles 29 and 31 in a working group that is not "approved" by the EU at this point, though the Privacy Shield program is the interim replacement for Safe Harbor. The GDPR applies to all companies in the EU, or doing business in the EU, and is generally an in-house concept. All parties should be aware of both Privacy Shield and GDPR. This panel will cover how they cross over and what tools and strategies will help you navigate Privacy Shield and GDPR during the time of transition and flux.  


Overview of the current legal environment concerning data privacy/security in Europe 

•History –Rise of Safe Harbor (2000) & EU Data Protection, DPAs

•Post Safe Harbor –Schrems, GDPR, Privacy Shield

•Snowden, Schrems, Patriot Act 

•Impact of Brexit - transfer of data to/from UK




Jeffrey Salling

eDiscovery Counsel. Adjunct Professor. Legal Technology. Cross Border. Data Privacy.-Complete Discovery Source
I am a manager, businessman, lawyer, professor, speaker, and an expert in eDiscovery.

I am in the business of eDiscovery. I meet with clients and help them solve their eDiscovery concerns. Some clients need guidance drafting RFPs, designing a process for Privileged Logs, or figuring out how to collect their electronically stored information (ESI). Others need help with processing and hosting data or implementing defensible Technology Assisted Review (TAR). In the past, I managed and trained hundreds of attorneys to perform document review for litigations/investigations around the world. I also mastered the application of “Attorney-Client Privileged” and “Work Product,” to ensure defensible Privileged Logs. 

Complete Discovery Source (CDS) has handled some of the largest litigations and investigations in the world. We have a robust team of industry leaders who know how to perform the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM). We are equipped to handle class actions, 2nd Requests, internal investigations, etc. Additionally, we are a minority-owned business.

As a professor, I teach eDiscovery at John Marshall Law School. First, I want my students to understand the EDRM. Second, I want them to understand the industry. Electronic data is so ingrained into society (and the practice of law) that an understanding of how electronic data behaves is imperative.



Debbie Reynolds

Director-Eimer Stahl Discovery Solutions llc

Debbie Reynolds is renowned as a global thought-leader and advisor to Fortune 500 Companies and Elite Law Firms for handling electronic evidence in high-stakes civil litigation. Ms. Reynolds is the Director of EimerStahl Discovery Solutions LLC, a subsidiary of Eimer Stahl LLP, as well as an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies teaching Legal Project Management. Ms. Reynolds is also a guest lecturer for various U.S. Law Schools teaching eDiscovery and electronic evidence handling in litigation. Ms. Reynolds has also been recognized in 2017 as a Legal Industry Visionary.

Ms. Reynolds is recognized as a pioneer in the eDiscovery, Information Governance, Litigation Services, Legal Operations and Legal Technology industries. Ms. Reynolds has demonstrated extensive expertise in the development, management, implementation and evolution of eDiscovery, best practices, talent development, and litigation technology. With more than 20 years of experience in the eDiscovery industry, Ms. Reynolds has been pivotal in the direction, organization, operation, and implementation of eDiscovery and litigation services operations for leading law firms including WilmerHale, Orrick, and Morgan Lewis. Ms. Reynolds' combined legal services, executive leadership, and technology expertise include developing global litigation and managed services operations for Bowne Business Solutions. Ms. Reynolds is a frequently published author and a highly sought speaker on eDiscovery topics for corporations and legal industry conferences. Ms. Reynolds is also a chapter author for the 2016 and 2017 Thomson Reuters edition of the book titled “eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel.”

Cameron R. Krieger

eDiscovery Services Attorney-Latham & Watkins LLP

Cameron R. Krieger is an eDiscovery Services Attorney in the Chicago office. She practiced litigation for eight years, seven of them at Latham & Watkins, prior to moving to Latham’s eDiscovery Services Group in 2009. During those years, Ms. Krieger’s practice focused on class actions, particularly in the employment context, for clients including Navistar, Inc., Mitsubishi Motors North America, Allstate Insurance and Goldman Sachs. With cases of significant size come large document reviews, and those reviews increasingly are entangled with the ever-evolving issues surrounding preservation, collection and processing of electronically stored information. Ms. Krieger’s experience with large-scale litigation led to her current position specializing in electronic discovery issues.

In addition to an expertise in the legal obligations and practical considerations of electronic discovery, Ms. Krieger is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US and CIPP/E), with experience advising clients on data privacy and protection issues. Her particular focus is the transmission of data for purposes of litigation into the United States from jurisdictions with restrictions on cross-border transfer of data or strong data protection legislative schemes.

James Daley

Seyfarth Shaw
M. James (Jim) Daley, Esq.,CIPP/US combines over thirty-five years of complex litigation experience, with his Master’s Degree in Information Systems and his Information Privacy Professional Certification to help global clients reduce the legal risk and cost of compliance with eDiscovery, information governance, and data privacy obligations.

Jim serves as a trusted advisor for a wide variety of Fortune 500 clients, as was profiled by The American Lawyer as “Who You Gonna Call” for national coordinating e-discovery counsel. Jim helps clients develop and implement practical and defensible eDiscovery, information governance and data privacy solutions including eDiscovery response procedures and protocols in U.S. and cross-border litigation and regulatory contexts; legal hold and legal hold compliance monitoring processes, procedures and technology; U.S. and global records and information management policies, schedules and training; disposition of legacy electronic and print information, including backup tapes and legacy archives and systems; proactive email archiving and unstructured electronic records management solutions for eliminating information not required for legal and business reasons; and helping clients mitigate the legal risk of implementing cloud computing, social networking and other emerging technologies.

12:30PM - 1:30PM

Daniel A. Cotter

Partner-Butler, Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP

“Do You Wannacry trying to navigate technology and your Ethical and legal duties Regarding Cybersecurity & Data Privacy and Protection?  A Discussion of technology and how you as a lawyer must stay current and compliant”


DANIEL COTTER is a Partner at Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP, where he is Chair of the Insurance Regulatory and Transactions practice group and a member of the Cyber and Privacy practice group.  Prior to Butler Rubin, he was Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of Fidelity Life Association, and before that  Dan was in private practice, the last two years in a firm he co-founded.  His clients include a wide variety of insurers and reinsurers and other types of organizations. He spent 14.5 years in-house at insurance organizations, where he focused on insurance, regulatory, technology, IT, compliance and transactional matters.  Dan  served as President of The Chicago Bar Association for the 2014-2015 bar year and is former Chair of The Young Lawyers Section of The CBA.  Dan is an adjunct professor at The John Marshall Law School, and has taught Insurance Law, Accounting for Lawyers and SCOTUS Judicial Biography.  Dan graduated summa cum laude from The John Marshall Law School and received his B.A. in Accounting from Monmouth College, magna cum laude.  Dan is a frequent writer and presenter on various substantive topics, including technology and privacy.  Dan has been involved in privacy since the late 1990s, when the EU Directive on Privacy, HIPAA and Gramm-Leach-Bliley all became effective.  He also served as Y2K General Counsel at CNA and as its primary counsel on ecommerce matters.  He has acted as Chief Privacy Officer for several entities.  In 2016, Dan obtained his CIPP/US designation.


Representative materials

Publications at Butler Rubin:

September Corporate Counsel Connection - FCC Declaratory Ruling and Order makes it more difficult to "reach out and touch someone"

October Corporate Counsel Connection – Liability Shift Rules

January 11, 2016 – DLB – Cotter’s Corner – Cybersecurity and the Power Grid

Fall 2015 TIPS Insurance Regulation Newsletter – The NAIC’s Focus on Cybersecurity

March 16, 2016-  TIPS corporate Counsel  Newsletter - FTC v. Wyndham and Increasing Scrutiny on Cyber Security Programs

March 28, 2016- DLB- Cotter’s Corner- Privacy Shield

June 13, 2016- DLB- Attorneys, privacy and the RPCs

June 27, 2016- DLB- Phishing Article

July 12, 2016- LinkedIn blog- July 12, 2016: European Union Commission Approves Privacy Shield

August 8, 2016- LinkedIn blog – EU-U.S. Privacy Shield:  First Challenge A Month After Approval

August 29, 2016- Inside Counsel - Nuts and bolts for in-house counsel: Vendor management & contract negotiations (Part 3)

September 20, 2016- Inside Counsel - 5 Basics about Intellectual Property Law: Nuts and Bolts for In-House Counsel (Part 5)

September 26, 2016- Beckers Hospital Review - Thoughts on big threats for hospitals today

October 12, 2016- Inside Counsel - Corporate Governance and Compliance and Board Interactions: Nuts and Bolts for In-House Counsel (Part 6)

November 14, 2016- Westlaw Bank & Lender Liability - The New York State Department of Financial Services Issues New Cybersecurity Regulations

Summer 2016- APIW - The National Association of Insurance Commissioners Gets Active on Cybersecurity

January 2016- CBA Record – Cyber Committee Writeup re RPC and Cyber

February/March 2016 – CBA Record- Health Committee Writeup re HIPAA

June 2016- SCCE Magazine - The Changing Landscape of Privacy in the European Union:  Get Ready for a Data Safekeeping Revolution

August 2016- SCCE Magazine – Data privacy: Structuring an effective employee training program

September 2016- CBA Record - The Use of Technology by Lawyers and the Rules of Professional Conduct



Presentations/Panels at Butler Rubin:


July 29 – ACI Insurance Regulation – ORSA/ERM/Corporate Governance

October 1- American Conference Institute’s 11th National Advanced Forum on Cyber & Data Risk Insurance – “The Clients’ Perspective on Cyber Liability Insurance:  What They are Looking for in a Policy and Insights on Purchasing a Policy”

October 12 – AICP Annual Conference – Cyber Liability Products – an Evolving Market

October 12 – AICP Annual Conference – It Isn’t  Science Fiction Any Longer

October 14 – AICP Annual Conference- Cyber Liability Products – an Evolving Market

October 14- AICP Annual Conference – Doing Business Electronically – a P&C Perspective

November 17 – CBA - Cyber Law & Data Privacy (IL MCLE Credit, Webcast) - information security and Rules of Professional Conduct (with David Winters)

December 3 – JVP Insurance Forum – Industry Developments

December 4- AICP Great Lakes – It Ain’t Science Fiction Any Longer (repeat of the October session)

December 7 – Deal Talks – Podcast re Cyber Security and Insurance and Steps to Protection

January 29 – ACI Cyber Security & Data Privacy and Protection – Mitigating Privacy, Data and Cyber Security Risks in the Emerging Payments Market

February 16- North Shore General Counsel Association – Information Security and Rules of Professional Conduct

March 1- ACI 11th Insurance Regulation Conference - Technology in Insurance: An Industry Discussion of the Developments, Benefits and Challenges of Telematics and Drones in the Insurance Context

May 2016- LHCA Annual Meeting – Cybersecurity for Life and Health

May 24, 2016- HCCA/SCCE – The Privacy Shield and EU GDP Regulation – a Data Safekeeping Revolution?

July 25 and 26- 19th Advanced Global Legal and Compliance Forum on CYBER SECURITY AND DATA PRIVACY & PROTECTIONPractical Ways of Structuring an Effective Data Privacy Employee Training Program: What Should a Training Program Look Like and What Are Some of the Unique Strategies for How to Engage Employees?

December 2016- presentation to lawyers at very large insurance organization on RPCs

1:45PM - 2:45PM
Track 1

haelhaelFor most creating or updating a record retention schedule is a boring, “check the box” task.  Few realize, however, that the design and development of your schedule can have a tremendous impact on downstream efforts to effectively manage electronic information for eDiscovery, compliance, intellectual property, privacy and employee productivity.  Old-fashioned, super-detailed, paper-record-borne schedules that are poorly designed and difficult to use can hobble efforts to manage electronic information.  Newer, smarter approaches to records retention schedule development not only drive compliance, but  also enable other parts of an  Information Governance program and build consensus on what to retain.  Get it right and a schedule can be a boon for a larger Information Governance strategy.   Get it wrong and the lowly schedule can bring a program to a halt. Join us for a lively discussion on this deceptively boring topic.


Mark Diamond

Founder, President & CEO-Contoural, Inc.
Mark Diamond is recognized as an industry thought leader in proactive records and information management, litigation readiness and risk & compliance strategies.  Under his leadership, Contoural has grown to be the largest independent provider of legal and regulatory, litigation readiness, and risk & compliance consulting services. As trusted advisors, he and his company help bridge legal, compliance, security and business needs and policies with effective processes, technology and change management.

Previously, he was co-founder of Symantec's (Open Vision) Professional Services group; founder and General Manager, Worldwide Professional Services for Legato Systems and Vice President of Worldwide Professional Services at Right Works, a provider of business application software to the B2B marketplace.

Mr. Diamond served as Chair of the Storage Networking Industry Association customer advisory board on data security.  Mark sits on the board of advisors for several high technology companies.


Constance Mockaitis, PMP

Senior Manager, eDiscovery-AbbVie
Constance Mockaitis is the Senior Manager of eDiscovery and Records Management in the Legal Operations Department of AbbVie Inc. Connie works on cross-functional teams that include members of Legal, Records Management, Data Privacy, Information Security and IT Technical Delivery Teams to craft Information Governance strategy, policy and procedures. She ensures that those practices are implemented so that data is stored from its inception in a manner that is conducive to the needs of the business as well as those of eDiscovery team. Connie is responsible for identifying, verifying, analyzing, and implementing process improvement and reengineering opportunities for the eDiscovery team. She facilitates the working relationship between Legal IT and members of the Legal Division in refining processes related to AbbVie’s Legal Hold Order Tracking System and AbbVie’s In-house Enterprise-wide ESI Collection and Preprocessing tool. Her current role also permits her to participate in the daily operation of data collections, processing and governance for all the facets that influence Legal, Privacy and eDiscovery. Her hands on approach to the development of workflows, mitigation of risk and the management of the processes at the execution level has allowed her to successfully manage, implement and govern the information for a multinational corporation.

Heidi Pili

Senior Manager of Information Risk Management -CDW Corporation

Heidi Pili is the Senior Manager of Information Risk Management within the Information Technology Department at CDW Corporation.   She joined CDW in 2012 as the first hire into the Enterprise Information Management Organization with responsibility for Information Governance and IT Risk and Compliance.  After spending over 19 years in the information technology industry, Heidi knows what risks can occur throughout the information lifecycle and identifies the appropriate risk mitigation strategies for CDW.  During her time at CDW, Heidi has implemented a data classification program, led the Information Risk Committee to define information security policies and continues to assist with the annual campaign to promote information security awareness across the enterprise.    Heidi is also responsible for the IT Risk Management Program and compliance initiatives such as SOX, HIPAA and PCI compliance, ensuring controls are  established to mitigate information technology risks to an appropriate level.



1:45PM - 2:45PM
Track 2

The acceleration of data creation in today's business world coupled with the requirement to understand, manage, and act on information throughout its lifecycle presents a challenge to information governance and legal discovery professionals seeking to balance process, products, and outcomes. This panel and presentation led by eDiscovery Daily Blog author and eDiscovery expert Doug Austin will provide attendees with an overview of data discovery and legal discovery and help them frame the lifecycle of data through the lens of data and legal discovery objectives, tasks, and tools.


Panel Highlights Include:


The Objectives of Data Discovery and Legal Discovery

A Framework for Approaching Discovery 

The Difference Between Insight and Intelligence

Considering Data from the Point of Creation to Collection

Considering Data from Collection Through Defensible Disposition

Tasks and Tools For Effective Discovery

From Manual Management to Automated Approaches

Reprise: A Holistic Approach to Discovery


Doug Austin

Vice President of Professional Services-CloudNine
Doug Austin is the Vice President of Professional Services for CloudNine.  At CloudNine, Doug manages professional services consulting projects for CloudNine clients.  Overall, Doug has over 25 years of experience providing legal technology consulting, technical project management and software development services to numerous commercial and government clients.  Doug has managed projects in all phases of the EDRM eDiscovery life cycle.  Doug is also the editor of the CloudNine sponsored e-Discovery Daily blog, which has become a trusted resource for e-Discovery news and analysis and is an EDRM Education partner.  Since its inception in 2010, e-Discovery Daily has published over 1,350-lifetime posts regarding e-Discovery case law, trends and best practices, which has included case law for over 300 unique cases.

Matthew C. Wolfe

Attorney-Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
Matt has experience in both commercial litigation and insurance coverage disputes, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. He has litigated numerous matters to conclusion, both by dispositive motions and through trial or arbitration. Matt’s commercial litigation work includes representing clients in a variety of industries, including the medical, food and beverage, and e-commerce fields, while his insurance work includes representing and counseling leading insurers on coverage issues. He prioritizes effective communication with his clients to ensure he is helping them efficiently accomplish their goals.

Matt also has substantial experience conducting and managing all facets of discovery, including electronic data collection, preservation and production; taking and defending depositions; and successfully arguing discovery motions. He has represented companies in response to third-party and governmental investigations and subpoenas, including by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Consumer Products Safety Commission.

Ryan Tilot

Counsel, eDiscovery & Information Governance-Seyfarth Shaw
Mr. Tilot is counsel in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. He devotes his entire practice to eDiscovery and information governance issues from both the consulting and litigation perspective. 

Mr. Tilot leverages a strong technical background and years of experience working as a records manager and solutions architect in the legal industry. He advises clients on defensible and cost-effective eDiscovery strategies in litigation, including document preservation, production and review. Mr. Tilot also provides consulting services to assist his clients with mitigating risk, reducing costs, improving quality and enhancing efficiency. 

Mr. Tilot is a recognized leader in legal technology. He was recently a finalist for the International Legal Technology Association’s Knowledge Management Professional of the Year Award. Mr. Tilot is also a certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt and leverages SeyfarthLean® to deliver legal services in an innovative way—with an emphasis on value and continuous improvement— which has been praised by the Association of Corporate Counsel as being "five years ahead of every other AmLaw 200 firm."


Mykhaylo Bulyk

Manager, Cyber Intelligence & Incident Response-CDK, Global
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Track 1

Two topics that are often overlooked in discussions of eDiscovery are strategy and advocacy.  Too often practitioners get caught up in the nuts and bolts of eDiscovery, discovering only in retrospect that much of the effort was wasted given the case’s final result.  And have you ever read a brief or heard oral argument about an eDiscovery issue?  They are generally more boring and less persuasive than when the same lawyer argues on other topics.  So, what strategic choices should be made to best set up clients not only for streamlined case management but also to win the case (or get great settlement leverage)?  How can we be persuasive to a judge or jury when talking about complicated electronic data?  The panel will discuss ways in which you can tie eDiscovery strategy to trial strategy and also how to be a compelling advocate in the eDiscovery space.




Karl Schieneman

CEO-Inspired Review
Karl Schieneman, Esq. /MBA is Co – CEO at Inspired Review. He is an electronic discovery innovator with a broad based e-discovery background and a focus on designing review workflow and technology assisted review.  

He has assisted companies and law firms nationally with implementing predictive coding in a defensible manner and as the Special Master appointed in Federal Bankruptcy Court in the billion dollar Garlock Asbestos litigation for e-discovery issues. He was part of the Global Aerospace team defending the first predictive coding case in the country challenged by the opposing party which was featured in the movie the Decade of Discovery and Wall Street Journal and trained hundreds of lawyers and judges across the country on predictive coding usage and defensibility including co-writing the first comprehensive law review article on TAR defensibility for the Federal Courts Law Review entitled The Implications of Rule 26(g).  
Karl has created new models of document review which have been incorporated both in locked down, onsite review centers and in secure, remote review workflows. These innovations have been used to lock down review centers in Frankfurt, Germany and to staff hundreds of successful remote review projects. 
Karl brings 20 years of experience in the document review space and has been a pioneer in the field as far back as 2002 when he staffed one of the first Midwest sourcing projects with 250 attorneys in the Baycol and PPA litigations. Karl is a past Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Winner, been on the Inc 5000 list eight times with three different companies, and frequently speaks and writes on E-Discovery topics including as co-host of with 250 public and free podcasts co-hosted with retired Judge John Facciola. Karl has provided chapters for PBI’s book eDiscovery since 2003 being published soon in its 4th edition on Project Management and Predictive Coding.



Christine P. Payne

Partner-Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Christine Payne is a litigation partner in Kirkland's Chicago office. Her practice is principally concentrated in the areas of commercial litigation and products liability litigation. She also counsels clients with regard to complex electronic discovery as well as ongoing or anticipated governmental investigations.

Representative Matters

IBM Corp.Bridgestone Americas, Inc. v. International Business Machines Corp. (M.D. Tennessee)
Representing defendant in action alleging damages from the design and installation of an enterprise resource planning system. 

Aon Risk Services, Inc.Opry Mills Mall, LP, et al. v. Arch Ins. Co., et. al.(Tennessee State Court)
Representing insurance-broker client in contract-based coverage dispute.

Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Scientific Protein Laboratories, LLC and American Capital, Ltd.
In re Heparin Products Liability Litigation (N.D. Ohio (MDL) and Illinois State Court) 
Representing clients in consolidated multidistrict litigation (and coordinated state-court proceedings) involving allegedly contaminated heparin products manufactured using a pharmaceutical ingredient sourced from China.

R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Corporation Master Settlement Agreement Litigation (National Arbitration)
Represented client in arbitration against state governments regarding payments under the Master Settlement Agreement.

Third Wave Technologies, Inc. Digene Corp. v. Third Wave Technologies, Inc. (W.D. Wisconsin)
Represented client, a manufacturer of biological testing products, in antitrust counterclaims to a patent infringement action brought by a larger competitor.

Rohm Company O2Micro Int'l Limited v. Rohm Co. (E.D. Texas)
Represented client, a backlighting chip manufacturer, in antitrust counterclaims to a patent infringement action.

PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLC Laurent, et al. v. PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLC, et al. (S.D. New York)
Represented client in a putative class-action suit brought by former participants in the client's employee benefit plan.

Mayer Grashin

Litigation Counsel-CDK Global

CDK Global is the largest global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail industry.


Partner-Eimer Stahl LLP

Daniel D. Birk is a partner at Eimer Stahl LLP. Dan focuses his practice on antitrust litigation and other complex civil and criminal matters and has extensive experience representing clients in nationwide class actions and federal grand jury price-fixing investigations and before the Federal Trade Commission. Dan has taken a lead role in the defense of several large antitrust class actions and has prepared multiple appellate briefs and a petition for a writ of certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court. Dan also counsels clients on data privacy and information governance matters and in developing innovative strategies for the efficient management of large-scale discovery projects. In Edwards v. National Milk Producers Federation, he helped Eimer Stahl pioneer one of the earliest federal court orders granting the use of predictive coding technology in electronic discovery.

Dan has published articles on the jurisdiction of the federal courts in the Harvard Law Review and the Yale Law Journal and an article on mutual fund fee litigation in the Northwestern University Law Review. He is a contributor to the American Bar Association's Antitrust Section and a member of the Sedona Conference, an e-discovery think tank. Before attending law school, Dan taught English at high schools in Brooklyn, New York and Vienna, Austria.

Carl E. Volz

Partner-K & L Gates

Carl Volz defends publicly traded companies and their directors and officers in securities class actions, liability actions, SEC investigations, corporate governance disputes, and other complex commercial litigation. Mr. Volz has substantial experience counseling and conducting internal investigations for public and private companies, boards of directors, and special committees. He has represented clients in a wide range of matters arising from allegations of securities fraud, accounting irregularities, insider trading, inadequate or misleading public disclosures, and breaches of fiduciary duties.

3:00PM - 4:00PM
Track 2

Martin T. Tully


Martin is a veteran trial lawyer with comprehensive, national experience representing companies of various sizes in complex, multi-party commercial litigation concerning a broad array of businesses and industries. Among others, Martin has litigated (and advised clients with respect to) a variety of matters involving contract disputes, business torts, electronic discovery, breach of representations and warranties, purchase price disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, misappropriation of trade secrets, restrictive covenants, defamation, energy law, toxic torts, executive-level employment disputes, and consumer and antitrust class action defense. As an adjunct to his commercial litigation practice, Martin also helps clients to stay ahead of the curve with respect to developing law, technology, and best practices concerning electronic discovery in litigation or regulatory matters, document retention practices, and successfully navigating state and federal requirements pertaining to the preservation and production of electronically stored information (ESI). Martin is a co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Trial Practice/Courtroom Technology subcommittee and an active member of the Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG1) and the Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program Committee. He is also a published author and frequent speaker in the areas of e-discovery and digital evidence. Most recently, he co-authored Chapter 10: "Authenticity and Admissibility of ESI" of the 2012 edition of the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education's (IICLE) E-Discovery Practice Handbook.

Specialties: Litigation and Dispute Resolution; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Antitrust and Consumer Class Action Defense; Electronic Discovery and Information Governance


Jason Priebe

Senior Counsel-Seyfarth Shaw
Jason Priebe is senior counsel in Seyfarth Shaw's Chicago office and is the Midwest regional manager for Seyfarth's eDiscovery and Information Governance (eDIG) group. Mr. Priebe is licensed to practice law in Georgia and Illinois. His current practice focuses on issues involved in electronic discovery preparedness, planning and execution, as well as information privacy, information governance and data security. He routinely provides legal consultation and advice to several large and diverse corporations and organizations regarding the design and implementation of electronic discovery programs, including the development of policies and procedures for efficiently and defensibly preserving, collecting and producing electronically stored information (ESI). His experience includes serving as an in-house counsel for the nation's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurer, where he advised on issues involving litigation hold administration, information management, and electronic data discovery process and policy.

Mr. Priebe has extensive litigation and jury trial experience in a broad range of substantive areas, including individual and commercial insurance claims, subrogation and insurance coverage disputes. Since 2005, his practice has focused on eDiscovery, corporate compliance and information governance. His eDiscovery litigation experience has ranged from intellectual property and commercial cases involving a small number of data points and data custodians, to nationwide multi-district and class action cases involving several hundred individuals, complicated multilayered structured active and legacy database and storage environments, and many terabytes of potentially relevant information. He has also managed and coordinated ESI preservation and productions on behalf of several large corporations in response to regulatory agency and law enforcement investigations and informational requests.

Mr. Priebe frequently speaks on topics involving the practical application of eDiscovery standards in the reality of modern information storage and messaging environments, including storage and archival strategy, cloud computing, social networking, enterprise search, and record retention and content management solutions. He is a member of the Sedona Conference, and a participant in the Sedona Working Group on International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure and the Chicago chapter of ARMA International.


Stuart Hubbard

Director, E-Discovery & Litigation Support-Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Stuart W. Hubbard has twenty-five years of experience in the legal technology industry. He has spent much of his career in software development, but he is also well known as a consultant, writer, and educator. He is the co-founder of Lawyers Advocate, Inc., a consulting firm and continuing legal education provider based in Denver, Colorado that advises private law firms, corporate legal departments and the courts on all aspects of law office automation, management, and economics. His clients have included many of the AMLAW 200. Stuart was an undergraduate at the University of Delaware, and he completed an MA degree and all course work toward a PhD in computational linguistics at the University of Kansas. He has also pursued additional graduate work in computer science at North Carolina State University, and in business at the University of Colorado. He has served on the Board of the Denver Paralegal Institute and has been active in the Law Practice Management Section of the American Bar Association. He has also served as a member of the Litigation Advisory Board at Thomson-Reuters, the EED Strategic Advisory Board at Merrill Corporation, and the Advisory Board of the Legal Electronic Document Institute, in addition to being active in working groups of The Sedona Conference. Stuart is widely published on topics related to the application of technology to law practice, and has presented papers at annual meetings of the National Court Reporters Association, and at various regional and national technology conferences for legal professionals, including LegalTech, as well as at hundreds of accredited Continuing Legal Education programs across the country. He has published three books on the technology industry, including "Technology and Law Practice."
4:15PM - 5:30PM
Track 1

Case Management means applying rules (either automatically or manually) to documents to ensure that they recognize their relationship with one another, as well as with the people who use them and any associated business processes. Law departments have a plethora of information available to them about their legal matters and the costs associated with them, but few make maximum use of this information.


This Panel will discuss:

How analytics and case intelligence can help law departments make more informed decisions regarding counsel selection, billing rates, and discovery. This panel will explore creative ways analytics can be used to assist with early case assessment, litigation strategy while allowing counsel to better focus on developing the legal case. This panel will also discuss case intelligence for case data disposition. What is case information and how is it relevant to the organization? How to keep and manage it? How to defensibly dispose of it? Attend this session to learn more how to maximize your case via case intelligence and best practices around case management. 



Cash Butler


Cash Butler is a seasoned electronic discovery expert having over 14 years of experience as a service provider. Cash is an expert at legal vendor and project management and is the founder of ClariLegal, an eDiscovery vendor management platform that matches corporations and law firms with the right vendors who have the right service offering at the right price. The ClariLegal solution saves time and money. It also improves, quality and project transparency which helps corporation and law firm customers gain more in control of the litigation.



Rana B. Dawson

Partner-Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Professional Profile

Rana Dawson is a litigation partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Prior Experience

Extern, Ithaca Law Guardian Office (Fall 2007)

David R. Cohen

Partner, Records & E-Discovery Practice Group Chair-Reed Smith LLP
David R. Cohen is the chair of Reed Smith’s Records & E-Discovery Group. He has 30 years of commercial litigation experience in a variety of subject matters. David serves as special e-discovery counsel in many cases, represents companies in complex litigation matters, and also counsels clients on records management and litigation readiness issues. David has been involved in setting up the E-Discovery Special Masters (EDSM) program in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and he has been appointed to serve as an EDSM in three separate cases by three different Federal judges. In addition, David has designed and presented e-discovery training programs for judges and neutrals around the country; has authored numerous legal publications; and is a frequent presenter at continuing legal education seminars regarding e-discovery, technology, and litigation tactics. 

Tom Thompson 

Partner-Duane Morris
  • Advising a rail company in complex mass tort litigation arising from a commuter rail collision involving 25 fatalities and multiple injuries
  • Recovering substantial monetary and non-monetary relief for misappropriation of trade secrets and violation of covenants not to compete
  • Responding to governmental investigations and defending lawsuits against accounting and auditing firms, including actions seeking deepening insolvency damages
  • Counseling the administrator of an industry-wide reinsurance pool and other clients on electronic discovery, including the implementation of legal holds and the development of collection and review strategies
  • Representation of a software and consulting company to obtain rights to intellectual property and source code for litigation support applications, among other matters
  • Defense of a hedge fund executive alleged to have aided and abetted financial fraud by entering into a short-term loan to conceal a counterparty's off-balance sheet liabilities
  • Obtaining the dismissal with prejudice of multimillion-dollar fraud claims against a broker arising from the failed sale of professional football team
  • Winning on summary judgment a ruling declaring a North Dakota state tax on clean-burning coal from other states to be unconstitutionally discriminatory under the dormant Commerce Clause
4:15PM - 5:30PM
Track 2


This presentation will review the changes to the FRCP, including eDiscovery conduct, insight into how federal judges are already thinking about the changes, and how to adjust your current and future litigation strategies and eDiscovery processes in light of the amendments. The legal community will definitely be altered in the coming years as a direct result of the FRCP alterations.  Get the jump on any surprises with this informative and interesting presentation.



Adam Bottner, Esq

Director, Legal Solutions-DTI

Adam Bottner is a 1984 graduate of University of Illinois and a 1987 graduate of IIT Chicago–Kent College of Law. He spent 14 years as a prosecutor with the Cook County State’s Attorney and the Illinois Attorney General where he served as Supervisor of the Environment and Energy Division and Chief of the Environmental Crimes Bureau, respectively. In private practice Adam defended clients in high volume document review cases involving toxic torts and securities fraud allegations.

With DTI, Adam has successfully provided guidance and support for a wide range of eDiscovery projects, including SEC and DOJ investigations, and complex civil litigation involving the pharmaceutical, health care, insurance, and financial services industries. Adam has worked with many clients to scope and implement work flow solutions for the retention, collection, review and production of electronic data. Adam has presented numerous continuing legal education programs, including programs relating to eDiscovery management and litigation readiness. Adam is an adjunct professor at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he has been teaching an electronic discovery class (eDiscovery 495) since 2011. Adam Chairs the CBA Cyber Law & Data Privacy Committee and is also a board member of the Chicago Association of Litigation Support Mangers (CALSM).


Harrison A. Cohen

Associate-Bollinger, Connolly, Krause

Mr. Cohen focuses his practice in civil litigation defending individuals and businesses against claims of premises liability, products liability, construction liability, wrongful death, and medical malpractice.  He also defends medical professionals who provide care within the Illinois Department of Corrections in both civil rights and medical malpractice lawsuits.

Prior to joining Bollinger, Connolly, Krause, Mr. Cohen was an Assistant Attorney General with the Office of the Illinois Attorney General in Springfield, Illinois.  There he handled numerous federal lawsuits in the United States District Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of Illinois and gained extensive trial experience.

Charles E Harris II

Partner-Mayer Brown

Charles is frequently recognized as a rising star in the legal community, and has distinguished himself as a versatile lawyer who possesses abilities in all areas of litigation. He has prepared matters for trial, tried cases to completion, and represented clients engaged in arbitrations before the AAA, ICDR, ICC and IFTA. He has also successfully defended individual and class action suits arising under the FCRA, FDCPA and state consumer fraud statutes and has defended actions seeking damages due to a data security breach. 

Charles has experience counseling clients in a range of areas as well, including complying with data security safeguarding guidelines, creating and sustaining consumer and employee arbitration programs, complying with the VPPA and avoiding First Amendment and privacy issues. In addition, Charles has led the litigation due diligence assessment in a number of large mergers, including the merger of the Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange. 

Charles has received a number of accolades for his leadership and legal experience, including being named to the Super Lawyers “Illinois Rising Stars” list in 2013, 2014 and 2015, being honored in 2014 with The Network Journal “40 Under Forty” Achievement Award and the Illinois Diversity Council Multicultural Leadership Award. Also, Charles regularly publishes and speaks on topics in his areas of practice. 

Prior to joining the firm, Charles served as a law clerk to Judge David D. Dowd Jr., of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

Mr. Cohen has taken four federal jury trials to verdict each time returning a successful defense verdict for his client.  During law school, he received CALI awards for the top grade in his class in Trial Advocacy, Law Practice Management and Electronic Discovery.  Mr. Cohen was a member of his law school’s trial team and competed nationally in trial advocacy competitions.

Hong Lee

of counsel-Eimer Stahl LLP

Hong Joon Lee is of counsel at Eimer Stahl LLP. Before joining Eimer Stahl, Hong was an associate at Williams Montgomery & John Ltd.

He is working on the intersection of the practice of law, big data analysis and various applications of machine learning.  He has extensive experience in the uses of technology assisted review in the process of ediscovery, such as predictive coding and the application of technology assisted review tools to reviews that feature collections with multiple languages.

Recently managed predictive coding review.

Highlighted Cases

  • Represented clients in anti-trust litigation brought in federal courts, including litigation pending in the Northern District of California arising out of the sale of Optical Disk Drives.
  • In re Processed Egg Products Antitrust Litigation, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, MDL 2002:  Direct and indirect class and direct action antitrust lawsuits regarding alleged supply restriction in the eggs industry.
  • Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc., et al. v. United Egg Producers, et al., District Court of Wyandotte County, Kansas, Case No. 10-CV-2171:  Direct action antitrust lawsuit by multiple plaintiffs under the Kansas Restraint of Trade Act.
  • Class action litigation in which plaintiffs alleged various consumer fraud claims against an electronics manufacturer regarding the storage capacity of certain smartphones.


Niloy Ray

eDiscovery Counsel-Littler Mendelson

Niloy Ray is E-Discovery Counsel at Littler Mendelson.  Niloy counsels and represents clients on a broad array of preservation, collection, review, production and admissibility issues.  A member of Sedona Working Group 1 and faculty member/participant at such conferences as Arizona State University’s eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference, Georgetown University Law Center’s Advanced E-Discovery Institute, and Today’s General Counsel’s “The Exchange” national seminar series, Niloy speaks, writes and presents regularly on all topics ESI, from both litigation and information governance perspectives.  He relies on his years as a database and software engineer when devising strategies for efficient and effective records management, defensible preservation, data harvesting, culling, and focused review.  Niloy has litigated complex tort, antitrust, contract and employment class-action matters, represented energy utilities in regulatory proceedings and related litigation, and conducted internal investigations for Fortune 500 and academic clients.  He has broad experience in all facets of trial practice, and has chaired trials in state and federal court.  He is a native of India and a graduate of Macalester College and the University of Virginia School of Law, and when not staring at a screen and keyboard, enjoys spinning tales for his wife and children.



5:50PM - 7:00PM
Happy Hour