Dallas Agenda

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Day 1

8:00AM - 9:00AM
Registration
8:45AM - 9:45AM
Track 1

PRIYA KESHAV

Meru Data LLC

CEO
Priya is the founder and CEO of Meru Data. She develops solutions for customers worldwide to simplify governance and management of enterprise data. Priya was previously the leader of KPMG’s Forensic Technology Services practice in the Southwest U.S.  She has more than seventeen years of experience in information governance, cyber-crime response, security, privacy and forensics investigations....

Thom Wisinski

Haynes and Boone
Chief Knowledge Officer
I have been in the legal technology industry for more than 20 years and currently serve as the firm’s Chief Knowledge Officer. As one of the many hats I wears in this position, I am the firm’s internal consultant for matters that deal with electronic evidence, litigation hold, records retention issues, and litigation technology. I am also an active member and participant of The Sedona Conference...

Terri Garland

Attorneys’ Liability Assurance Society, Inc. (ALAS)
Vice President & Senior Loss Prevention Counsel
Terri Garland serves as Vice President and Senior Loss Prevention Counsel at Attorneys’ Liability Assurance Society, Inc. (ALAS), where she advises law firms about ways to prevent malpractice claims.  She also works with firms senior management and general counsel on compliance, cybersecurity, and risk management issues. Before joining ALAS, Terri practiced as a litigation partner in...

John D. Barney

Thompson & Knight LLP
Chief Information Officer
John Barney has served as CIO for Thompson & Knight since 2015.  He has more than 20 years of legal IT experience including project management with an emphasis on network and data center...

Jennifer Rountree

United Surgical Partners International (USPI)
HIPAA Privacy and Security Officer
Jennifer joined United Surgical Partners International (USPI) as its HIPAA Privacy and Security Officer in March of 2017, transitioning from a career in human resources to a career in compliance.  Jennifer is certified in health care privacy compliance by the Health Care Compliance Association.  In her current role, she provides HIPAA privacy guidance to more than 470 facilities managed by...

Does your organizations have an Information Governance program? This session will discuss the value of an Information Governance program to your organization being overun by big data, government regulations, litigation and investigations. Understanding your data from an Information Governance perspective is essential to eDisovery to help reduce risk and cost.

8:45AM - 9:45AM
Track 2

Danny Thankachan

Director
Blank Rome LLC
Advising Fortune 500 and AmLaw 200 clients at the nexus of law and technology. Specialties include the development of Blockchain use cases and its implementation in daily operations, assisting clients on information governance and e-discovery engagements and leading businesses through change management, organizational turnarounds, and business process improvement. Presentations & Speaking...

Doug Austin

CloudNine
Vice President of Professional Services
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...

James Lary

Ernst & Young
Forensic Technology & Discovery Services Manager
James Lary is a CFE with over 16 years of professional services experience ranging from leading enterprise software implementations to managing electronic discovery projects for clients in the energy, telecommunications, automotive, and airline industries.  He is also the FIDS team lead for Forensic Data Analytics (FDA) in EY’s Southwest Region. James specializes in legal technology services,...

Jeff Teso

Alvarez & Marsal Disputes and Investigations
Managing Director
Jeffrey Teso is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Disputes and Investigations in Dallas, Texas. He provides strategic consulting services to corporate and law firm clients to assist them in managing the risks and costs associated with discovery and data management in connection with complex, data-intensive disputes, investigations and business transactions.Mr. Teso creates and delivers...

David Rogers

SMU Cox School of Business
Forensic Technology Solutions & Adjunct Professor
Dave Rogers is an information technology professional with over sixteen years of experience working on high profile matters supporting multi-national corporations by providing solutions to complex information security and legal technology business problems. He has extensive expertise managing large teams in the investigation and litigation consulting area with an emphasis on computer forensics, cyber...

The reasonable anticipation or filing of a litigation case is only one event that can trigger a need for eDiscovery. These days, eDiscovery also plays an important part in conducting investigations to meet compliance, due diligence or regulatory enforcement requirements. In this session, the panelists will share experiences and provide examples of the use of eDiscovery technology and best practices to meet investigative objectives. Topics include:

· Common Types of Investigations Involving eDiscovery
· Similarities and Differences from eDiscovery in Litigations
· Data Discovery, Data Privacy and Cross-Border Implications
· Common Mistakes to Avoid
· Dealing with Phones/BYOD Issues During Investigations
· Best Practices for Managing eDiscovery in Investigations

9:45AM - 10:45AM
Track 1

Michael Conner

NightOwl Discovery
Thoughtful and Creative e-Discovery Expert, Solutions Architect and Forensic Leader
I come up with creative, cost effective solutions for clients that require either, proactive or reactive assistance managing their Electronically Stored Information. I have nineteen years of experience in the collection, processing, and production of ESI. Throughout my career I’ve had the opportunity to work in almost every facet of the EDRM, however, my primary focus remains in the area of electronic...

Patrick Bilgere

Reveal Data
Managing Director of Client Services
Patrick Bilgere is an e-Discovery consultant based in Dallas, TX. He is a licensed Private Investigator in the State of Texas, and he is a Certified Computer Examiner. He brings over 15 years of experience in e-Discovery, data analytics, and information life-cycle management. Mr. Bilgere’s areas of specialty include data collection, computer forensics, predictive coding, review management, training...

Peter Vogel

Partner
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
Lawyer, Special Master, and Arbitrator for Information Technology (IT) and Internet Service disputes and contract negotiations. After receiving his Masters in Computer Science and experience as a programmer, Peter has been involved with the IT industry for several decades.As a lawyer for the more than 30 years for clients in healthcare, international manufacturing, state & local government,...

David D. Lewis, PhD

Brainspace
Chief Data Scientist
Lewis brings 30 years of experience designing machine learning and language processing algorithms, dating back to his award-winning dissertation establishing text categorization as a new field of study at the intersection of information retrieval and machine learning.In research at the University of Chicago, Bell Labs, AT&T Labs, and David D. Lewis Consulting, Lewis pioneered many techniques...

Kelly Atherton

NightOwl Discovery
Director of Analytics & Managed Review
Kelly Atherton, NightOwl Discovery’s Director of Analytics & Managed Review  is an experienced attorney licensed in the state of Minnesota. She brings with her prior experience in complex business litigation in state and federal courts. Kelly has substantial experience advising clients on and managing complex analytics, TAR, and document review projects, which have involved developing...

This panel will discuss the technology around Machine Learning and how it will impact your case. The panelists are you unique. The panelists companies, outside of legal, are also working on predictive technology. This will be a lively discussion on how analytics are impacting our community while covering the pros and cons of the latest trends.

9:45AM - 10:45AM
Track 2

Bruce Malter, CEDS, Managing Director-Cabinet Lead

Discover Ready
eDiscovery, Investigations and Information Governance Expert
eDiscovery is first and foremost a consulting service supported by appropriate technology.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,...

John Wilson

Discovery Squared
CEO
Mr. Wilson is a certified forensic examiner, licensed private investigator and an information technology veteran with over two decades of experience working with the US Government, public and private companies. He serves clients in a variety of industries and is an advisor to outside counsel, general counsel and in-house executives on best practices.Mr. Wilson provides business and litigation consulting...

Thomas Matzen

Matzen Consulting Group
CEO
After 17 years in the eDiscovery and cyber security industry, I have decided to launch my own consulting group. The Matzen Consulting Group will focus on assisting corporations and law firms, both large and small, with their eDiscovery and data security needs.  Specifically, the Matzen Consulting Group offers expert consulting services in the following areas: GDPR ConsultingeDiscovery...

Mark Eldridge

Flowserve Corporation
Director of Divestiture Compliance, Records Management and E-Discovery
15 years Experience in the field of Forensics10 Years Experience in eDiscoveryMember of the ALSPCertified Ethical Hacker (CEH)Certified Penetrations Tester (CPT)Certified E-Discovery Specialist (ACEDS)Specialties:►Business Process Improvement►Maximizing Vendor Relationships and Negotiations►Leveraging Emerging Technologies►Spearheading Automated Solutions and Initiatives►Creating High ROI...

Duane Lites

Jackson Walker LLP
Director, Litigation Support
Over 25 years of litigation support experience, and has spent 16 of those Directing and Managing Litigation Support departments in several large law firms . Currently, the Director of Litigation Support at Jackson Walker LLP in Dallas, TX. Responsible for coordinating all Litigation Support technology services for the Firm’s attorneys, paralegals, and support staff. Works with the Firm’s...

Discussion of how to collect from new methods of communication such as social media, unified communications, and a variety of cloud-based messaging platforms (Slack, Jira, Hipchat and other Cutting Edge Data Sources); efficient and cost effective methods for phone collections; also discussion of a relevant and related topic of the December 2017 rules changes regarding self collections and certification by an expert.

11:00AM - 12:00PM
Track 1

Cash Butler

ClariLegal
CEO
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...

Richard T. Robinson

JCPenney
eDiscovery and Information Manager
Richard Robinson is the eDiscovery and Information Manager for JCPenney.  He founded the Dallas chapter of the Association of Litigation Support Professionals, and co-founded the Dallas chapter of B-Discovery.  He is often called upon to consult and advise in matters of complex electronic discovery. After earning his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, Mr. Robinson began...

Steven L. Clark

Dentons
Director of E-Discovery & Litigation Support
I am an E-Discovery and Litigation Support professional with extensive experience advising case teams and clients on best practices, educating and guiding them through the complex electronic discovery process, creating and managing sensible and cost-effective solutions to meet their needs, as well as implementing sound procedures and policies to ensure that they receive consistent and high-quality...

James H. Beckett

Qualmet
CEO
Jim is the CEO of new legal startup, Qualmet.  Qualmet measures the value delivered by law firms to their corporate clients.  The Qualmet process aligns expectations  through measuring, sharing and collaborating around legal and business performance metrics,  thereby creating higher satisfaction and value for both in-house and outside counsel. Prior to taking the helm at Qualmet,...

Scott Zimmerman

Haynes and Boone, LLP
Manager of Automated Legal Services
Operations executive with over 15 years of experience, including general management of mid to large size organizations, big data management, business operations and strategy.Currently the Manager of Automated Legal Solutions at Haynes & Boone, LLP, an American Lawyer Top100 firm with more than 550 lawyers in 13 offices covering 30 major legal practices.Prior to Haynes & Boone, LLP, was an Executive...

Corporate counsel and law firms are under significant pressure to deliver services more cost-effectively and efficiently.  Cost and service value chain alignment between the corporate buyer, their law firm and their ancillary vendors have not always produced the high value. The process, technology and business model innovation need to change to meet the needs of all the parties that deliver these services. This session you will learn from experts on both sides about how this change is happening. You will learn what steps need to be taken to improve this process. The buying and vendor management process is changing. Are you sitting back watching this change or part of the movement? Watch this session to learn more. 

11:00AM - 12:00PM
Track 2

Neil Etheridge

CSDisco
Chief Marketing Officer
A 17-year veteran of the legal tech industry, Neil combines a deep understanding of law firms, legal departments, and the legal tech industry with a passion for delivering revolutionary legal technology. Before joining DISCO, Neil was vice president of product marketing for Recommind, where he was responsible for product marketing, strategy, and competitive intelligence across all of Recommind’s...

Alvin F. Lindsay

Hogan Lovells US LLP
Partner
Al Lindsay knows how to make the complex understandable and put his clients best case forward. Whether the dispute relates to a multi-billion-dollar power-plant construction project, a nationwide product-liability class action, the crash of an airliner in South America, or even a presidential election, Al relies on his more than a quarter-century of experience litigating some of the most important...

Chris Coots MBA, MSc

Baron Budd, P.C.
Lead Litigation Support Specialist
I make it my goal to ensure business needs are being met by evaluating the ongoing effectiveness of current plans, programs, and initiatives. I am experienced in consulting with senior management, co-workers, or other key stakeholders including soliciting, evaluating, and applying suggestions for increased efficiency and cost effectiveness. I work to Identify and implement operational efficiencies...

James Sheppard

Southwest Airlines
Senior Litigation Attorney
James Sheppard is a Senior Litigation Attorney at Southwest Airlines and handles all facets of commercial litigation, ranging from class actions to aviation disputes to customer claims.  James also works closely with internal clients on technology-related litigation and cyber insurance issues. James and his team also manage the company’s e-discovery program and focus on best practices...

By 2020 it is estimated that over 100,000 legal roles have a high chance of being automated as a result of the quickening pace of technology, shifting workforce demographics, and the need to offer more value for money causing a tipping point for talent strategies among law firms and corporations. Automation and artificial intelligence tools have become sophisticated enough and cost effective to replace many repetitive tasks essential in the practice of law. Slack space is the new legal efficiency opportunities. During this session learn how to automate the “slack space” that you deal with everyday to improve efficiency within your legal department. By embracing Artificial Intelligence, you will become more successful in your legal career. This CLE session will discuss what legal professionals should know or start thinking about artificial intelligence to succeed in the evolving legal sector, your firm, department, and career.

12:00PM - 1:35PM

Vincent J. Cordo, Jr.

Shell Oil Company
Central Legal Operations Officer
Industry leading client value pricing and project management professional with key account (KAMs) and inventory pipeline management proficiencies.Experience building global client value, pricing, project management, and key account program initiatives at three AmLaw 50 firms. Expert in profit modeling & (KPIs) key performance indicator monitoring/quality metric analysis, inventory management, forecasting,...

Russ Dempsey

AIG
Assistant General Counsel
Experienced General Counsel that drives value for his client by increasing efficiencies in the delivery of legal services by utilizing project management techniques and managing expenses by structuring value based relationships with outside counsel. A hands-on corporate generalist with a strong background in legal department management, employment/employee benefits, corporate law, and commercial transactions....

Centralized Legal Operations – Sourcing, Partnering with Outside Counsel and Vendor management. How strategic operations coupled with Data Analytics and Reporting help move the needle.  Finding opportunities to advance case prediction, forecasting, and legal process improvements enhancing resource efficiencies.

1:45PM - 2:45PM
Track 1

Derek M. Duarte

BlackStone Discovery
President
Derek Duarte, a widely recognized legal thought leader and innovator, is President of BlackStone Discovery, a global computer forensics, eDiscovery, and Managed Review provider headquartered in Palo Alto, California. As a litigator and technologist, Derekbrings a unique perspective to the challenges of the legal services industry.Most recently, he was named one of Silicon Valley’s 40...

Kelly Twigger

ESI Attorneys
Principal
Kelly Twigger is a Discovery Strategist and the Principal of ESI Attorneys, one of the first law firms in the country dedicated to advising clients on issues in electronic discovery, open records and FOIA, compliance and information management. Kelly’s practice includes consulting with clients on information governance and issues with electronically stored information and acting as eDiscovery...

Tracy D. Drynan

Drinker Biddle
Senior Attorney
Tracy D. Drynan is a senior attorney in the firms Litigation Group.Tracy has extensive experience across the E-Discovery lifecycle including, interpreting Requests for Information and Complaints to identify sources of relevant information, developing strategies for targeting and gathering data, performing custodial interviews, and managing the collection of information.Tracy’s experience...

Thom Wisinski

Haynes and Boone
Chief Knowledge Officer
I have been in the legal technology industry for more than 20 years and currently serve as the firm’s Chief Knowledge Officer. As one of the many hats I wears in this position, I am the firm’s internal consultant for matters that deal with electronic evidence, litigation hold, records retention issues, and litigation technology. I am also an active member and participant of The Sedona Conference...

Conrad Hester

Thompson & Knight LLP
Partner
Conrad Hester focuses his practice on oil and gas litigation. His expertise includes contract disputes, royalty litigation, lease termination and title suits, surface access, and surface damages disputes. Additionally, he has experience drafting and negotiating leases, deeds, and exploration, production, and operational agreements. Conrad also represents clients in a variety of complex...

The practice of law is a rich tapestry woven from argument, stories, and the presentation of evidence. eDiscovery, however, is often considered to be part of the “nuts and bolts” of a matter – a means to an end, where practitioners can get lost in a loop of preserve-collect-process-repeat.  But what if there was a way to use one to support the other?

This talk is designed to flush out the best ways to make strategic data decisions at the outset of a matter to allow you to better utilize that data during the investigation, planning, and argument stages of your case.  While poor eDiscovery planning can lead to expensive and distracting disputes, refined Strategy and Advocacy when dealing with large volumes of data can lead to not only efficiency and expediency, but more important - victory.

1:45PM - 2:45PM
Track 2

Alex Jacobs

Berkeley Research Group LLC
Director
Throughout my career I have worked primarily with law firms and corporate legal departments to reduce risk associated with litigation, as it relates to eDiscovery, Information Governance and other technological issues. My varied experience has given me a keen understanding of pertinent business issues outside of the legal department as well, and Im currently working with corporations, governmental...

Stephanie Buholz

Trinity Industries, Inc.
Sr. Director, Litigation Support and Information Governance Attorney at Trinity
Stephanie Buholz is the Senior Director of Litigation Support and Information Governance Attorney at Trinity Industries. Stephanie’s role includes advising on information governance, litigation support, and e-discovery matters. Currently, she is leading the GDPR compliance initiative at Trinity. Stephanie graduated with honors from both the University of Texas at Dallas where she obtained for...

Mark Eldridge

Flowserve Corporation
Director of Divestiture Compliance, Records Management and E-Discovery
15 years Experience in the field of Forensics10 Years Experience in eDiscoveryMember of the ALSPCertified Ethical Hacker (CEH)Certified Penetrations Tester (CPT)Certified E-Discovery Specialist (ACEDS)Specialties:►Business Process Improvement►Maximizing Vendor Relationships and Negotiations►Leveraging Emerging Technologies►Spearheading Automated Solutions and Initiatives►Creating High ROI...

Craig Carpenter

Thompson & Knight LLP
Attorney
Craig Carpenter focuses his practice on intellectual property, data security, and privacy law. Craig advises clients on intellectual property transactions including domestic and international trademark prosecution, trademark availability, management and enforcement, Internet and social media policies and terms of use, copyright registration and enforcement, intellectual property assignments and...

With GDPR looming, Cybersecurity a daily worry and eDiscovery a perennial challenge, mapping and inventorying an organization’s data is the lynchpin to driving successful compliance and risk mitigation initiatives. This session will explore operational challenges, real world examples and general best practices around the intersection of privacy, security and information governance.

2:45PM - 3:00PM
BREAK
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Track 1

Thomas Matzen

Matzen Consulting Group
CEO
After 17 years in the eDiscovery and cyber security industry, I have decided to launch my own consulting group. The Matzen Consulting Group will focus on assisting corporations and law firms, both large and small, with their eDiscovery and data security needs.  Specifically, the Matzen Consulting Group offers expert consulting services in the following areas: GDPR ConsultingeDiscovery...

Danny Thankachan

Director
Blank Rome LLC
Advising Fortune 500 and AmLaw 200 clients at the nexus of law and technology. Specialties include the development of Blockchain use cases and its implementation in daily operations, assisting clients on information governance and e-discovery engagements and leading businesses through change management, organizational turnarounds, and business process improvement. Presentations & Speaking...

Deborah K. Hoffman, Esq.

2017-18 Chairperson of the Association of Corporate Counsel Financial Services Committee
Attorney/Advisor/Investor
Debbie Hoffman is Founder & CEO of Symmetry Blockchain Advisors, Inc. where she works with clients in their endeavors related to education, strategy and development of blockchain solutions. With her experience in financial services, law and technology innovation, Debbie brings a unique perspective in working with Symmetry’s clients. Debbie was previously the Chief Legal Officer at a financial...

Mark Rasmussen

Jones Day
Partner in Securities Litigation and SEC Enforcement
I am a seasoned litigator and investigator with over a dozen years of experience representing clients in complex commercial litigation, regulatory and internal investigations, and bankruptcy litigation. I also advise clients on regulatory compliance related to cryptocurrencies, ICOs, and blockchain technology, and am actively involved in Jones Days blockchain initiative.I regularly defend clients in...

The blockchain is an undeniably ingenious invention – the brainchild of a person or group of people known by the pseudonym, Satoshi Nakamoto. But since then, it has evolved into something greater. 

Blockchain technologies provide the opportunity to transform major industries, particularly through the intersection of blockchain, big data, and IOT. Blockchain will soon transform diverse sectors including: finance, energy, health/pharma, agriculture, food/chemicals, transportation, autonomous systems, sharing economies, artificial intelligence, robotics etc. Several states have started using-or exploring how they can use-blockchain to manage critical records, ensure data integrity, and provide more transparent access to and management of company information. And the Federal Government recently launched an initiative (https://www.gsa.gov/technology/government-it-initiatives/emerging-citize...), focused on exploring distributed ledger technologies (like blockchain) that use encryption and coding to improve transparency, efficiency, and trust in information sharing for a variety of potential use cases. Join this panel to learn more about blockchain and how it's about to change the world.

 
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Track 2

Kevin Clark JD, Managing Director-Cabinet Lead

Thompson & Knight LLP
eDiscovery • Data Privacy • Information Governance, Risk & Compliance • Cyber • Technologist • Attorney
Kevin provides technical and business management expertise for the litigation support team at Thompson & Knight, while delivering consultation on ediscovery, information privacy, and data security and governance for attorneys and clients. Kevin has extensive experience in all aspects of ediscovery from data collection to production. He previously oversaw the discovery operations and managed review...

Duane Lites

Jackson Walker LLP
Director, Litigation Support
Over 25 years of litigation support experience, and has spent 16 of those Directing and Managing Litigation Support departments in several large law firms . Currently, the Director of Litigation Support at Jackson Walker LLP in Dallas, TX. Responsible for coordinating all Litigation Support technology services for the Firm’s attorneys, paralegals, and support staff. Works with the Firm’s...

D. Casey Flaherty

Procertas
Principal
Legal operations consultant. Former in-house and outside counsel. Creator of the Service Delivery Review and the Legal Tech Assessment. Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. I consult with both in-house departments and law firms on legal operations, strategic sourcing, pricing, and process improvement. My focus is optimizing the entire value chain to ensure the right people are doing the right work the right...

Eric Boyd

Locke Lord LLP
Director of Litigation Support and Docketing
Eric Boyd is the Firms Director of Litigation Support. He has over 17 years of experience with Electronically Stored Information (ESI), E-Discovery, computer forensics, litigation support and trial presentation. Additionally, he works across the Firm with vendors and clients on pricing, and helps clients coordinate legal holds internally and devise forensic collection plans. Eric has been with the...

One of the biggest issues in any organization is personnel being given responsibilities but not the attendant resources. Sometimes, necessity can be the mother of invention and this can result in major breakthroughs in discovering ways to do more with less. Most often, it is a recipe for chronic underperformance and dissatisfaction. This panel will explore how this dynamic can lead to miscommunication across the legal value chain with an emphasis on legal operations and litigation support.

4:00PM - 5:00PM
Track 1

George Finney

Southern Methodist University
Chief Security Officer
I am a seasoned CyberSecurity executive, leader, and bridge builder responsible for developing and maturing cybersecurity programs. I am an expert in policy, awareness, compliance, operational management and the complex legal issues surrounding security with a talent for building partnerships. I have an extraordinary record of success driving high-value projects, large scale cost savings, transparent...

Janelle Davis

Thompson & Knight LLP
Assistant General Counsel
Janelle L. Davis is a trial lawyer and trusted counselor who represents clients before federal and state trial courts. She has tried numerous jury cases, in both civil and criminal court, and she has advised clients on matters involving antitrust, advertising, aviation, products liability, and other complex business litigation and complex commercial disputes, including class actions and regulatory...

Thomas Matzen

Matzen Consulting Group
CEO
After 17 years in the eDiscovery and cyber security industry, I have decided to launch my own consulting group. The Matzen Consulting Group will focus on assisting corporations and law firms, both large and small, with their eDiscovery and data security needs.  Specifically, the Matzen Consulting Group offers expert consulting services in the following areas: GDPR ConsultingeDiscovery...

Chris Holm

The Perot Companies
Chief Information Officer
The Perot Companies is comprised of multiple private companies and business units, including Hillwood and other Perot family interests. As CIO, Chris is accountable for delivery and evolution of all IT services and systems to the enterprise’s dynamic business units. Chris was previously the Director of IT Risk, Security & Quality for TXU Energy, a Texas-based deregulated electricity...

Terri Garland

Attorneys’ Liability Assurance Society, Inc. (ALAS)
Vice President & Senior Loss Prevention Counsel
Terri Garland serves as Vice President and Senior Loss Prevention Counsel at Attorneys’ Liability Assurance Society, Inc. (ALAS), where she advises law firms about ways to prevent malpractice claims.  She also works with firms senior management and general counsel on compliance, cybersecurity, and risk management issues. Before joining ALAS, Terri practiced as a litigation partner in...

Gone are the days when companies could pass the headaches of cyber security to the IT department. It is everyone’s problem now. It is no longer just an IT problem. It has become a business issue effecting the entire organization. Join our panelists for a conversation that takes a realistic approach to protecting your data, both proactive and reactive, debunking many common myths along the way.

4:00PM - 5:00PM
Track 2

Andrea Gregg

ADVOCARE INTERNATIONAL, LP
CORPORATE COUNSEL
Andrea Gregg is a Corporate Counsel at AdvoCare International, a health and wellness company based in Plano, TX. Andrea applies her passion for business and background in consumer law and commercial litigation to help build towards the companys strategic goals, focusing her practice on regulatory, advertising, independent contractor compliance and litigation management. She has proudly served...

Matthew Deegan

Jackson Walker L.L.P.
Litigation Support Analyst
Matt Deegan is a Litigation Support Analyst in the Litigation Support Department at Jackson Walker LLP.  He has over sixteen years of eDiscovery experience and has experience with trial support for the Dept. of Justice, on the vendor side, and at AmLaw 100 law firms.  Matt has extensive knowledge in all aspects of Litigation Support and has multiple professional certifications including RCA,...

Tracy D. Drynan

Drinker Biddle
Senior Attorney
Tracy D. Drynan is a senior attorney in the firms Litigation Group.Tracy has extensive experience across the E-Discovery lifecycle including, interpreting Requests for Information and Complaints to identify sources of relevant information, developing strategies for targeting and gathering data, performing custodial interviews, and managing the collection of information.Tracy’s experience...

Christopher Arellano

Thompson & Knight LLP
Sr. Litigation Support Project Manager
Christopher Arellano is a Senior Project Manager in Litigation Support at Thompson & Knight, LLP.  He has over twelve years of ediscovery experience and previously worked both on the vendor side and at an AmLaw 100 law firm.  Chris has extensive knowledge in all aspects of Litigation Support including processing, hosting, review, production, deposition exhibit prep, and trial support....

Gwen Higley

Jones Day
Staff Attorney
Gwen Higley focuses her practice on issues of eDiscovery. She believes that with the volume and fast pace of eDiscovery, accurate documentation of all phases of the process – preservation, collection, processing, review, production – is vital to both the integrity of the legal work and to the client as a cost controlling measure.  As a staff attorney at Jones Day, Gwen works towards...

Lately, there has been a lot of talk amongst General Counsel about legal project management. General Counsel have always seen the value of project management as a core element of matter delivery, however, they have only lately been able to focus on this as a major element of their delivery strategy. This session will disucss the advancements and how you can develop a strategic team and process approach.

 
5:30PM - 8:00PM

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