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

Practice Technology Project Manager, ChicagoLatham & WatkinsConnectContact

Background & Experience
As 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. Jon provides guidance regarding eDiscovery best practices, management of client data within the litigation process, and strategies for optimal use of litigation support technology. He then works side by side with case teams to implement and manage chosen strategies for the duration of the electronic discovery project.  

Jon has over seventeen years of experience in the legal and technology industries. He began his legal career as a project assistant and later a paralegal with Latham & Watkins in the Los Angeles office. His education and degree focused on information technology with an emphasis on networking. Jon earned several technology certifications, and transitioned from the legal industry into a technology role as a network administrator. Duties included technology support, network security management, and client hardware and software installation. Eventually this dual background working in both the technology and legal industries led him to a natural fit within Litigation Support. Jon has worked on numerous, domestic and international litigation matters including 

Areas of Expertise

• Electronic discovery project management
• Client IT infrastructure analysis
• Database design and management
• Vendor management and coordination

Education

Certified eDiscovery Professional (OLP)Organization of Legal Professionals
Microsoft Certified System Administrator (Legacy), Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Certified System Engineer (Legacy), Microsoft Corporation
Network+ Certified Networking Professional (Net+), CompTIA
A+ Certified Service Technician, CompTIA

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX, Pasadena, CA 

Associate in Arts 1997
Pasadena City College, Pasadena California

Affiliations

• The Organization of Legal Professionals (OLP)
• Microsoft Corporation
• CompTIA
• Associated of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS)

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