Washington DC October 28-29

All times below for the listed sessions are Eastern Time.

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Day 1

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Registration will be open. Please bring your registration form. 

8:45AM - 9:45AM
Track 1

Thomas Yohannan

Digital DNA
VP, Market Development
Thomas is VP, Market Development for Digital DNA, an e-discovery and forensic lab which was named to CyberNYC’s Cyber Startup Radar 2019. He also serves as a Security Advisor to the US-Israel Economic Mission and is a contributing author for Thomson Reuters’ 3 volume legal treatise, Cybercrime & Security,  focusing on cyberinsurance. Previously, he worked in  business development...

Ericka Johnson

Associate
Ericka Johnson is an associate in the Government Investigations & White Collar Practice. She represents companies and executives in, among other things, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) internal investigations, enforcement actions, defense matters and compliance before the US Department of Justice and similar authorities. She assists multinational companies in developing and implementing effective...

Bryan Cunnigham

Flatwater Forensics
Director of Cyber Risk & Compliance
Executive Director, UC Irvine Cybersecurity Policy & Research InstituteDirector of Cyber Risk & Compliance, Flatwater ForensicsFormer Deputy Legal Adviser, National Security Council, The White HouseBryan Cunningham has been a cybersecurity professional for nearly two decades and currently directs cyber risk and compliance programs for Flatwater Forensics.As the first Executive Director of UCI’s...

Vishal Oza

Alvarez & Marsal
Senior Director
Vishal B. Oza, a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Disputes and Investigations practice in Los Angeles specializing in digital forensics investigations, cyber investigations and eDiscovery services and expert testimony services.Mr. Oza brings over 14 years of experience in high‐tech investigations driven by internal investigation, regulatory risk, or enforcement action.  Mr....

Jon Knight

Boies Schiller Flexner LLP
Associate
Jon’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, with special emphasis on matters involving intellectual property and data security. Jon joined the firm following clerkships with Chief Judge Randall Rader of the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and Judge Mary Ellen Coster Williams of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.He is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals...

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.

10:00AM - 11:00AM
Track 1

Daniel Cohen

Sandline Discovery
Director Of Business Development
Dan Cohen is Director of Business Development at Sandline Discovery where he leads sales, marketing and strategic partnership efforts in addition to consulting with clients on data collections, eDiscovery and investigations. Throughout his 20-year career in technology, Dan has managed teams, initiatives and projects to success as a law firm Litigation Support Manager, eDiscovery Project Manager, adviser,...

Rishi Chhatwal

AT&T
Assistant Vice President - Senior Legal Counsel
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HB Gordon

The Vanguard Group, Inc.
Manager, eDiscovery
H Bruce (HB) Gordon currently works for The Vanguard Group in Malvern, Pennsylvania as their eDiscovery Manager overseeing a team of analysts that handle global eDiscovery and surveillance activities in a company of over 17,000 employees. Prior to Vanguard, HB worked for Teva Pharmaceuticals as their Manager, ESI Response Management, AmerisourceBergen Corporation as the IT Liaison to the Legal Department,...

David R. Cohen

Reed Smith LLP
Partner, Records & E-Discovery Practice Group Chair
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...

Ava Guo

SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP
Associate
AVA GUO, an associate in Sidley’s Litigation practice, focuses her practice on representing individual and corporate clients in white collar matters, internal investigations, government enforcement actions and commercial litigation and disputes. Ava has experience representing clients before law enforcement and regulatory agencies, including the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities...

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.

11:15AM - 12:15PM
Track 1

Robert Bird

Ankura Consulting
Managing Director
Robert Bird is a Managing Director at Ankura Consulting Group based in Boston, MA. He works within the eDiscovery and Data Analytics practices, part of the Investigations & Accounting Advisory group.Over the past decade, Mr. Bird has led global teams in executing electronic data discovery projects for the financial, technology, and pharmaceutical industries relating to fraud, financial investigations,...

Stephen O'Malley

Ankura
Senior Managing Director
Stephen O’Malley is a Senior Managing Director with over 20 years of experience consulting on technical issues, working on some of the largest multinational investigations, and as a testifying expert in the areas of analysis and restoration of electronic data, electronic discovery best practices, and testing of related computer software. He is based in New York.Stephen’s professional experience...

Albert Buckwalter

US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division
Director - Office of Litigation Support Services
Oversight and management of all litigation support activities. Responsibilities include oversight and direction of $17.3 million litigation support budget and providing monthly, quarterly and yearly budget forecasts. Works closely with fiscal unit and senior management to ensure adequate and proper funding is in place to continue daily operations. Management of five direct reports plus contract management...

Josh Friedman

Special Counsel
Cooley LLP
Experienced Special Counsel with a demonstrated history of working in the law practice industry. Skilled in Data Privacy, Appellate Practice, Government, Congressional Affairs, and Public Speaking....

Jonathan R. Barr

BakerHostetler
Partner
A former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Department of Justice Fraud Section Trial Attorney, and Securities and Exchange Commission Senior Counsel, Jon Barr is a seasoned advocate who vigorously defends and advises public companies, corporate executives, and individuals in white collar criminal and SEC enforcement matters. With more than 20 years of experience in government investigations, Jon is regularly...

Government Inquiries and Investigations present different risks to organizations than civil litigation.  It is not uncommon for businesses to receive a subpoena from one of the many branches of the Government that run point on investigations (SEC, DOJ – inclusive of the FBI and AUSAs, or FTC).  Understanding how to respond and the importance of deploying the right technologies and services is critical to maintaining a good relationship with the investigating government agency. In this discussion, our panelists will discuss best practices for responding to government investigations and strategies businesses can use to prepare their data stores and limit the level of effort required to respond.

 
 

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11:15AM - 12:15PM
Track 2

Ethan Ackerman

Morgan Lewis
Associate
Ethan Ackerman is an associate with the Washington DC office of Morgan Lewis & Bockius. His practice focuses on civil electronic discovery matters.Ethan Ackerman counsels companies in complex litigation, particularly as it relates to electronic discovery (eDiscovery). Working with clients and also with other counsel, Ethan tailors solutions for effectively handling, and avoiding, electronic discovery...

Jason D. Moore

Winston & Strawn
Ediscovery Attorney
Jason Moore is an e-Discovery attorney in Winston & Strawn LLP’s Washington, D.C. office. A litigator who has handled all aspects of a case from inception to trial, Jason now focuses his practice on helping clients manage complex issues involving litigation readiness, preservation obligations, analytic document review technologies, reasonable and proportional discovery efforts, deposition...

Susan Taylor

Complete Discovery Source
Sr. Project Manager
Susan Taylor has over 25 years of extensive eDiscovery and legal project management experience. She began her career as a Litigation Support Consultant for the DOJ in California before moving to the law firm side where she held various project management positions managing litigation matters and internal and external support teams from the initial client meetings through settlement or trial. Susan...

Katherine (Katie) John

Oracle
Senior Corporate Counsel
Prior to joining Oracle, I was a government contracts associate in the Washington, DC offices of McKenna Long & Aldridge (now Dentons) and Baker Hostetler, where I represented clients in all aspects of government contracts law. I also served as Chair of Baker Hostetlers Associates Committee for the DC office. My experience includes litigating bid protests and contract disputes and counseling large...

Daniel Lim

U.S. Department of Justice
Senior Litigation Counsel
Daniel Lim is Senior Litigation Counsel for e-Discovery at the Department of Justice’s Civil Division.  In this position, he provides legal advice to Civil Division trial teams on the complete lifecycle of electronic discovery issues including best practices for mobile device collection, social media discovery, and the use of sophisticated technologies in electronic discovery such as predictive...

Best practices sound great, but what’s the best way to implement them so these ideal models become your standard procedure – case in and case out? Even as the eDiscovery industry matures, we are constantly faced with new challenges from technologies that didn’t exist even a few years ago. These technologies result in new forms of communication, which means new types of ESI – including texts, chat messages and emojis – and an ever increasing data volume. The panelists will explore how cooperation and transparency between clients, firms, providers and yes, even opposing counsel, allows you to develop standards. We will also explore analytics and whether their day has actually arrived – or if these will continue to be a much-heralded best practice but little-used standard. Finally, we’ll discuss building your eDiscovery dream team – filled with rock stars offering a diverse skill set from all sides – client, law firm and eDiscovery provider.

12:30PM - 1:35PM
Track 1

Michael Quartararo

Managing Director
Director of Litigation Support Services
Mike Quartararo is the managing director of eDPM Advisory Services and the author of the 2016 book Project Management in Electronic Discovery.Mike is known as one of the top e-discovery professionals in the US with decades of experience delivering e-discovery, project management and legal technology solutions to legal organizations across the globe. A graduate of the State University of New York, he...

David DiGiovanni

Contact Discovery Services
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. DiGiovanni is a respected business leader that possesses a unique blend of corporate leadership, large initiative management, litigation consulting, and business process engineering experience. Mr. DiGiovanni has a strong and proven track record in the public and private sectors, leading mission critical initiatives for the Federal Reserve Board, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, the State of Delaware,...

Bryan Cunnigham

Flatwater Forensics
Director of Cyber Risk & Compliance
Executive Director, UC Irvine Cybersecurity Policy & Research InstituteDirector of Cyber Risk & Compliance, Flatwater ForensicsFormer Deputy Legal Adviser, National Security Council, The White HouseBryan Cunningham has been a cybersecurity professional for nearly two decades and currently directs cyber risk and compliance programs for Flatwater Forensics.As the first Executive Director of UCI’s...

Michael Quartararo

Managing Director
Director of Litigation Support Services
Mike Quartararo is the managing director of eDPM Advisory Services and the author of the 2016 book Project Management in Electronic Discovery.Mike is known as one of the top e-discovery professionals in the US with decades of experience delivering e-discovery, project management and legal technology solutions to legal organizations across the globe. A graduate of the State University of New York, he...

Join industry thought leaders as they give their presentations on Facts, Advancements, Security and Technology as it pertains to their experience in the legal arena. 

Dave DiGiovanni: Maximum Value: Getting Corporate ROI on Your eDiscovery Spend

Bryan Cunningham: How Worried Should We Be? A Perfect Storm of Cyber Threats

1:45PM - 2:45PM
Track 1

Catherine Casey

DISCO
Chief Innovation Officer
Ediscovery evangelist and thought leader at DISCO, the leading legal SaaS company reshaping the practice of law. In this role, I drive continual improvement and innovation at DISCO as the company continues to disrupt and improve the practice of law in ediscovery and far beyond. Combining a decade and a half of experience running global discovery programs for AmLaw 200 firms, the Big Four and at service...

Antigone Peyton

Protorae Law
Chair, Intellectual Property and Technology Law Practice
Antigone leads the Intellectual Property and Technology Law practice at Protorae Law. Antigone focuses on intellectual property litigation and IP portfolio management and growth strategies involving patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights. Her litigation and counseling practices also include unfair competition, DMCA violations, computer fraud, and technology law issues including social...

Hitesh Patel

Paul Weiss
Practice Technology
Hitesh combines both legal and technical experience to serve as an advisor to both client and law firm personnel regarding e-discovery issues. With over a decade of experience in the e-discovery sphere, Hitesh has a proven record of understanding e-discovery issues and recommending technological solutions for all aspects of the EDRM model. From cross-border collections to highly customized technology...

Kathleen F. McConnell

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Partner and Chair, eDiscovery Analytics Strategy (OSA)
Kathleen McConnell is counsel in the San Francisco office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  Her practice focuses on issues associated with electronic discovery, information governance, and data privacy.  She regularly assists clients by developing cost-effective strategies for the preservation, collection, review, and production of electronically stored information, including for cross-border matters. ...

Eli Nelson

SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP
Counsel
Eli Nelson has more than a decade of experience helping clients with e-discovery issues, applied technologies in risk management, and advising in the areas of corporate law, antitrust, compliance, products liability and government investigations.As a litigator and a data scientist, he works closely with clients to cross-examine complex data systems to develop legal insight and identify risks. He focuses...

Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the legal profession as it has done in finance, entertainment, healthcare, and manufacturing and this has some lawyers and technologists worried. There is an emerging approach to machine learning and AI that focused on augmenting and amplifying human intelligence rather than replacing it. Leveraging an augmented intelligence model powered by things like advanced analytics, continual active learning (CAL) and machine translation, lawyers can supercharge their decision making and reduce time to insight. Today's AI technology is perfect for repetitive tasks that require human intelligence where an increase in productivity and decrease in errors and cost are the goals, document review is an ideal candidate for the application of AI technology and its benefits. Leveraging augmented intelligence in ediscovery can find evidence faster, increase efficiency, and decrease errors while reducing the overall cost exponentially.

1:45PM - 2:45AM
Track 2

Kevin Clark JD, Managing Director-Chair 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...

Jason Ballard

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Senior Counsel
Results-oriented attorney with full-spectrum litigation-to-trial experience (plaintiff/defense), and an eDiscovery and legal operations SME with a broad data management, IT, and cybersecurity...

Albert Buckwalter

US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division
Director - Office of Litigation Support Services
Oversight and management of all litigation support activities. Responsibilities include oversight and direction of $17.3 million litigation support budget and providing monthly, quarterly and yearly budget forecasts. Works closely with fiscal unit and senior management to ensure adequate and proper funding is in place to continue daily operations. Management of five direct reports plus contract management...

Laura Hunt

U.S. Department of Justice
Senior Litigation Counsel for E-Discovery
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Nicholas Wittenberg

EPA
Legal Counsel
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Government round table discussions with government attorneys and legal professions covering investigations, FOIA, privacy, AI and analytics, as well as discussions that include a discussion of the challenges facing the government and new technologies. 

3:00PM - 4:00PM
Track 1

Robert D. Keeling

Sidley
Partner
ROBERT KEELING is an experienced litigator whose practice includes a special focus on electronic discovery matters. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex civil litigation throughout the nation and conducts internal investigations in the U.S. and throughout the world. Robert handles a wide variety of commercial disputes in state and federal court. He is experienced in multi-district...

The Honorable Ronald J. Hedges

Dentons
Senior Counsel
Ronald is a member of Dentons Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group. He has extensive experience in e-discovery and in the management of complex litigation and has served as a special master, arbitrator and mediator. He also consults on management and discovery of electronically stored information (“ESI”). Activities and AffiliationsMember, American Law InstituteMember,...

The Honorable Andrew J. Peck

DLA Piper
Senior Counsel
The Honorable Andrew J. Peck served for 23 years as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York, including a term as Chief Magistrate Judge from 2004 to 2005. Before his appointment to the bench, Judge Peck was in private practice for 17 years, focusing on commercial and entertainment litigation, including copyright and trademark matters, with extensive trial experience.At...

Herbert B. Dixon, Jr.

Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Senioe Judge
Herbert B. Dixon, Jr. is a senior judge on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. He is a former member of the ABA Board of Governors and the House of Delegates. He is the technology columnist for The Judges’ Journal magazine and a member of the ABA Journal magazine’s Board of Editors. Judge Dixon was the chair of Superior Court’s Electronic Filing Pilot Project, which received...

See top judges and former judges in E-Discovery tackle some of the hottest issues of today, including:

· Are the new proportionality rules improving litigation discovery?
· Does Rule 37(e) go too far in protecting negligent spoliators?
· How should judges balance international privacy statutes like the GDPR vs. U.S. discovery requirements
· Is TAR being held to a higher standard than traditional human review? Should it be?
· What is the most crucial lesson that parties involved in E-Discovery need to heed?

3:00PM - 4:00PM
Track 2

Julie I. Kaplan

Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.
Director, Legal Information Resources
As Director of Legal Resources at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C., Julie oversees the firms litigation and legal resources support team. She also works as an attorney on eDiscovery related matters.Julie has over 14 years of experience in litigation. Starting out as a bankruptcy attorney before transitioning to construction litigation, Julie worked as a practicing attorney for...

Lalla F Maiga, PMP

Ropes & Gray LLP
Litigation Support Senior Analyst
Lalla Maiga holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s degree in Information Systems from Marymount University. She is also PMP certified.Lalla has been in the Litigation Support and E-Discovery industry for about 15 years. And during that time, she worked for firms like WilmerHale, Venable, and Dickstein Shapiro. Over the years,...

Keith R. Whitman

ThomsponKnight
Chief Operating Officer
ExperienceAs Chief Operating Officer, Keith Whitman oversees all facets of the Firm’s global business operations. He is a member of the Firm’s Management Committee and works with the Managing Partner and Management Committee in developing and implementing long-term and annual strategic business plans.News & InsightsKeith Whitman Named COO for Thompson & KnightFebruary 04, 2019Honors...

HB Gordon

The Vanguard Group, Inc.
Manager, eDiscovery
H Bruce (HB) Gordon currently works for The Vanguard Group in Malvern, Pennsylvania as their eDiscovery Manager overseeing a team of analysts that handle global eDiscovery and surveillance activities in a company of over 17,000 employees. Prior to Vanguard, HB worked for Teva Pharmaceuticals as their Manager, ESI Response Management, AmerisourceBergen Corporation as the IT Liaison to the Legal Department,...

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...

Corporate counsel and law firms are under significant pressure to deliver services more cost-effectively and efficiently. The alignment of the legal services value chain is very important to achieve success. Process, technology and business model innovation changes need to evolve to meet the needs of all the parties that consume and deliver these services. How do we identify, evaluate, implement and measure internal and external improvements? In this session you will learn from expert practitioners from corporations, law firms and 3rd party vendors on what they currently do and what kind of process, technology or business model improvements will help going forward.

4:15PM - 5:15PM
Track 1

Trent Livingston

ESI Analyst
CEO
Mr. Trent Livingston, throughout his career in electronic discovery, has provided consulting and expert testimony surrounding structured data, process automation, and complex data analytics. With his deep understanding of the cost and complexities facing electronic discovery investigations, Mr. Livingston teamed up with industry professionals spanning computer forensics to forensic accountants to innovate...

George Socha

BDO
Managing Director - Forensic Technology Services
George Socha is a Managing Director in BDO’s Forensic Technology Services practice. Named an “E-Discovery Trailblazer” by The American Lawyer, he assists corporate, law firm, and government clients with all facets of electronic discovery, including information governance, as an expert witness and consultant.George has served clients in a variety of industries including pharmaceutical,...

Greg Freemyer

SullivanStrickler LLC
Director of Forensics and Disputes
Greg Freemyer has a broad background in investigative computer forensics and data breach response. He has led and participated in numerous investigations to determine the nature and scope of computer incidents and any potential data loss. The nature of the events he has worked on has included both rogue employees and external actors. Greg utilizes a large toolset of methods including methods to investigate...

Vishal Oza

Alvarez & Marsal
Senior Director
Vishal B. Oza, a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Disputes and Investigations practice in Los Angeles specializing in digital forensics investigations, cyber investigations and eDiscovery services and expert testimony services.Mr. Oza brings over 14 years of experience in high‐tech investigations driven by internal investigation, regulatory risk, or enforcement action.  Mr....

The potential discoverable data sources in today's mobile device and technology-enabled world have expanded to mountainous proportions. Identifying and preserving this relevant data, as well as presenting it in a usable and persuasive format is paramount to gaining the upper hand in any electronic discovery related investigation. Our panelists will discuss the various types of emerging data sources not to be overlooked as well as identify how each can be connected to tell a better story.

 

4:15PM - 5:15PM
Track 2

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...

Rishi Chhatwal

AT&T
Assistant Vice President - Senior Legal Counsel
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Oran Sears

Canopy
Chief Technology and Product Officer
Oran Sears is the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Canopy, a data breach solutions company. Oran has over 15 years experience in eDiscovery and technology and is currently leading Canopys AI product development. He has served in advisory, litigation support, and product strategy capacities for multiple eDiscovery technology platforms and served as a Consultant...

John Rosenthal

Winston & Strawn
Partner & Chair of eDiscovery and Electronic Information Practice Group
John Rosenthal is a litigation partner in the firms Washington, D.C. office who represents clients around the globe in an array of complex antitrust and litigation matters.  Mr. Rosenthal is also the chair of the firms eDiscovery & Information Management Practice Group.Mr. Rosenthal is one of the most experienced practitioners in the United States in the area of electronic discovery and risk...

Jason Ballard

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Senior Counsel
Results-oriented attorney with full-spectrum litigation-to-trial experience (plaintiff/defense), and an eDiscovery and legal operations SME with a broad data management, IT, and cybersecurity...

Beyond GDPR, - California....   but how about the California Act? Colorado? Brazil? Nevada SB-220 privacy bill 

 
 

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5:30PM - 7:00PM

Immediately following the conference is a networking happy hour at Barcode. 

A Modern American Restaurant, Bar & Lounge in the heart of Washington DC! Open for Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner and Late Night. Featuring Award Winning American Cuisine and voted Best Happy Hour by the Washington Post!

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Day 2

8:00AM - 9:00AM
Registration - Provided by Sidley Austin
8:45AM - 9:45AM
Track 1

Robert E Childress III

The Master's Conference
Founder
Robert Childress is recognized as one of the 20 most influential people in the legal software industry. Throughout the years, he has held senior positions with a number of key technology corporations including LexisNexis, Thomson & Thomson, Elsevier Science, CXA, Inc., McGrawHill, Shepards, Wave Software, The Lawyer Charity Challenge and most currently The Masters Conference. While at LexisNexis,...

Mary Mack

ACEDS
Executive Director
E-discovery pioneer Mary Mack has joined ACEDS as executive director. Mary brings to ACEDS and its membership more than a decade of strong credibility and sound leadership within the e-discovery community.Mary is known for her skills in relationship and community building as well as for the depth of her e-discovery knowledge. Frequently sought out by media for comment on industry issues, she has spoken...

Kaylee Walstad, CEDS

ACEDS,Sales Director | National Accounts
Certified E-Discovery Specialist and Central Region Women in eDiscovery Director
Walstad offers a broad background of eDiscovery experience and skill that uniquely positions her to provide insight into the challenges faced by the end-users of eDiscovery services and technology and the organizations serving them.  She has extensive expertise in developing cross organizational discovery strategies for large litigation and investigations.  Prior to joining ACEDS, Walstad...

Presented by The Masters Conference and ACEDS. Reviewing the changes and updates to all tree organizations.

8:45AM - 9:45AM
Track 2

Michael Potters

Glenmont Group, CEO
Board of Directors of Cardozo Data Law Initiative
Michael co-founded Glenmont Group in 2001 as an affiliate office of Management Recruiters International.  Michael leveraged his twenty plus years of experience in business development and management, specializing in Information Governance, eDiscovery, Enterprise Content Management and Legal Technology. Noticing an absence of a firm specializing in the recruitment and placement of highly qualified...

Wayne Matus

SafeGuardGDPR
Co-Founder
Currently General Counsel and Co-Founder of SafeGuardGDPR, a privacy software-based compliance company, Wayne is a highly accomplished and recognized attorney with a consistent record of building and leading successful global teams managing litigation, eDiscovery, investigations, and data privacy business areas. From 2012-2018, as a Managing Director of UBS AG, he was the senior legal officer accountable...

George (Chip) Tsantes

AlixPartners
Senior Advisor
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Hilary Lane, CIPP/US

NBC UNIVERSAL
Chief Privacy Officer
Chief Privacy OfficerDates Employed2014 – 2019Employment Duration5 yrsLocationNew York, New YorkBuilt and led global Privacy program across all NBCUniversal businesses to maximize innovation, mitigate legal and reputational risk, and preserve consumer privacy and trust• Recruited, cultivated, and managed high-performing international team of privacy professionals• Established and maintained...

Compliance with GDPR has dominated the focus of privacy and legal professionals around the globe as they worked around the clock to achieve compliance with this landmark information law. But is achieving GSPR compliance the end of something or really just the beginning of something? Although the GDPR is impactful, it appears like there will be several several laws that follow it around the world, and it is impossible for organizations to chase compliance With each of these as if it were a firefight.The only way forward is for organizations to build an information governance program that prepares it for whatever comes next. Hear from our expert panel the ways they have tackled this at their organizations and the benefits they have seen.

10:00AM - 11:00AM
Track 1

Brett Crist

QDISCOVERY
Managing Partner
Brett Crist has over 20 years of experience working with attorneys and paralegals, advising them on strategy and best practices to handle their ediscovery and trial needs. Brett is responsible for developing and enhancing business relationships with existing and new clients. He was the Founder and CEO of Preferred Imaging for 14 years prior to merging with QDiscovery. Prior to that, Brett held positions...

Bryant Gauthier

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Director
Bryant Gauthier is the firm wide Director of Litigation Technology and Support for Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP in Washington, DC. He supervises the management of the Litigation Technology and Support department; this includes Case Managers, Legal Assistants and eDiscovery staff. Leveraging his background in technology and management, his team works across the world to efficiently...

Tyler McGreevy

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Technology Advisor, Orrick Analytics
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Gordon Morris

Brown Rudnick LLP
Litigation Technology Manager
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Eric Hensel-Briscoe

Sidley Austin LLP
Litigation & Practice Support Manager
Eric is an experienced and accomplished legal technology manager with a history of meeting the demanding and evolving legal technology needs of an established international law firm. He has extensive experience managing large and diverse groups of project managers and analysts and a demonstrated ability to harness human resources towards delivering on varied and complex e-discovery matters. By leveraging...

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 records being managed, preserved, collected, and produced.  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.

10:00AM - 11:00AM
Track 2

Richard Clark

ESI Analyst
Chief Strategy Officer
Richard “Rick” Clark graduated Liberty University with a B.A. in Communications. Mr. Clark was the principal business development lead launching Wave Software, an innovative technology that reduced the overhead of email review through programmatic deduplication of email and unstructured data. After the successful launch of Wave Software, he was the co-founder of The Masters Conference in...

Sonya (Thornton) Judkins

Sprint
Manager of Legal Discovery and Compliance, Sprint
Sonya (Thornton) Judkins is Manager of Legal Discovery and Compliance in Sprint’s Legal Department in Reston, Virginia.  Ms. Thornton is responsible for e-discovery management and coordination for the Litigation Department.  Sonya specializes in the areas of in-house legal/litigation practices and procedures, management of core-team efforts to implement policies, procedures and tools...

Jigna Dalal

Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
eDiscovery Project Manager
eDiscovery Consultant | DC Bar eDiscovery Co-ChairI develop automation and efficiency for the practicing lawyers through a coordinated information management strategy involving Clients, Attorneys,...

Jason R. Baron

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Of Counsel in the Information Governance and eDiscovery Group
Jason R. Baron is an internationally recognized speaker and author on the preservation of electronic documents. His legal practice consists of creative problem-solving for clients with issues involving the management of records and information, including meeting their e-discovery and compliance obligations.Jason previously served as the first appointed Director of Litigation for the U.S. National Archives...

We increasingly live in a world where personal information about our lives is being collected and harvested by private and public sector institutions alike. In many cases, we are volunteering personal information to enhance our “score” in some fashion so as to get better access to goods and services. In other cases, institutions are using new forms of technology apps to collect information without necessarily obtaining our knowledge or consent. How is such social credit information being created, stored and used within institutions? How close to a “Black Mirror” future are we in terms of replicating the type of social credit system now being deployed in China? This panel will discuss the information governance challenges in managing data in the form of social ratings and social credits, and will discuss best practices in this emerging area, including from the perspectives of privacy, e-discovery, and corporate accountability.

11:15AM - 12:15PM
Track 1

Mike Wong

DISCO
Regional Sales Executive
Mike Wong, a Regional Sales Executive at DISCO,  has spent the majority of his career managing the eDiscovery requirements of some of the highest profile matters of the past 15 years. Serving in various capacities, from discovery analyst at AmLaw firms, to project manager on hundreds of RMBS matters, to director of enterprise accounts at the largest eDiscovery service provider, Mike has made it...

Chad Papenfuss

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Litigation Support Director
Results –driven project management and legal technology operations professional, with award winning experience, in driving project, operations, and organizational success that includes a track record of consistently exceeding business expectations. Unique proficiency in bringing together different business cultures, while promoting the “ultimate client experience”, in translating...

Joy Murao

Practice Aligned Resources
Global Legal Technology & Operations Executive
Joy Murao, Founder and CEO of Practice Aligned Resources, is recognized industry-wide as a leader in the litigation support industry. She brings decades of experience, having led some of the most well-respected global practice support groups, to her consulting practice. Blending education with technological agnosticism, Joy focuses on aligning people, process and technology to best fit her clients’...

Rith Kem

LightSpeed Legal
Chief Strategy Officer
Rith is the Chief Strategy Officer at LightSpeed Legal. Rith has 15 years of experience in complex litigation, second requests, and global investigations. Before LightSpeed, Rith was the Global eDiscovery Operations leader at Control Risks and served as a Managing Director at FTI Consulting for 11 years.He graduated from George Mason University with a Management Information Systems and Decision Sciences...

Zviad Guruli

WilmerHale
WHDS Firmwide Manager
Zviad Guruli is the FirmWide Manager for WilmerHale DiscoverySolutions.  He is responsible for managing WilmerHale’s Staff Attorney program.  For more than 12 years, Zviad has focused his practice on providing strategic and tactical advice on all aspects of eDiscovery.  He advises the law firm community and clients on eDiscovery best practices, emerging issues and trends.  He...

This session explores the current changes and dynamic nature of litigation support. Whether it is the management of emerging data impacting discovery or the internal resources needed to keep up with changing technology and case requirements, the panel will discuss their views of these changes. 

11:15AM - 12:15PM
Track 2

Jason Perkins

Consilio LLC
Business Development Manager]
Jason Perkins is an award-winning business developer and project manager with a diverse and successful track record that includes more than 10 years of sales and project management experience....

Jennifer Shea

Consilio
Director, Discovery Consulting
Jennifer is a Director in the Consilio Consulting Group. Jennifer’s broad data analytics and eDiscovery industry experience includes technical product and service delivery, largely in the Financial Services space. In these roles, Jennifer worked closely with Legal, Records Management, and Information Security teams to drive Legal and Information Governance technology strategy, while protecting...

Jake Maslov

Latham & Watkins
eDiscovery Analytics Consultant
Work with clients and case teams to design and implement advanced eDiscovery analytics workflows, involving various categories of technology-assisted review (TAR) such as predictive coding and prioritization, concept-clustering, categorization, and others.Latham & Watkins is a global law firm with more than 2,400 lawyers in its offices located in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States....

Microsoft Office 365 Security and Compliance Module includes an eDiscovery application. This panel will provide an overview of how to set up a legal hold, a case, search and export using the E3 and E5 Advanced Discovery features.

12:15PM - 1:30PM

Mary Mack

ACEDS
Executive Director
E-discovery pioneer Mary Mack has joined ACEDS as executive director. Mary brings to ACEDS and its membership more than a decade of strong credibility and sound leadership within the e-discovery community.Mary is known for her skills in relationship and community building as well as for the depth of her e-discovery knowledge. Frequently sought out by media for comment on industry issues, she has spoken...

Dan Regard

iDS, CEO and Managing Director
Sedona Conference Working Groups 1&6
Mr. Dan Regard, the CEO and Co-Founder of iDiscovery Solutions (iDS), is an electronic discovery and computer science consultant with 25 years’ experience in consulting to legal and corporate entities. A programmer and an attorney by training, he has conducted system investigations, created data collections, and managed discovery on over a thousand matters. Mr. Regard is...

Robert D. Keeling

Sidley
Partner
ROBERT KEELING is an experienced litigator whose practice includes a special focus on electronic discovery matters. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex civil litigation throughout the nation and conducts internal investigations in the U.S. and throughout the world. Robert handles a wide variety of commercial disputes in state and federal court. He is experienced in multi-district...

Catherine Casey

DISCO
Chief Innovation Officer
Ediscovery evangelist and thought leader at DISCO, the leading legal SaaS company reshaping the practice of law. In this role, I drive continual improvement and innovation at DISCO as the company continues to disrupt and improve the practice of law in ediscovery and far beyond. Combining a decade and a half of experience running global discovery programs for AmLaw 200 firms, the Big Four and at service...

Kenya Dixon

White House Information Governance
Director
Kenya Parrish-Dixon is currently the Director of White House Information Governance for the Executive Office of the President. She oversees the e-Discovery and FOIA Unit, Digital Forensics Unit, Digital Forensics Lab, Records Management Unit and Information Assurance. Kenya is currently modernizing the Litigation Support technology and intends to migrate all data to the Cloud. Until 2018, Kenya...

Join industry thought leaders as they give their presentations on Facts, Advancements, Security and Technology as it pertains to their experience in the legal arena. 

1:45PM - 2:45PM
Track 1

David R. Cohen

Reed Smith LLP
Partner, Records & E-Discovery Practice Group Chair
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...

Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin

STROOK
ofCounsel
U. S. DISTRICT COURT, SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORKArbitrator, Mediator, Special Discovery Master, Mock TrialsHon. Shira A. Scheindlin was appointed by President Bill Clinton as a Federal Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and served for 22 years. Judge Scheindlin also served in the mid-70s as Chief Administrative United States Attorney and Deputy Chief...

The Honorable Ronald J. Hedges

Dentons
Senior Counsel
Ronald is a member of Dentons Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group. He has extensive experience in e-discovery and in the management of complex litigation and has served as a special master, arbitrator and mediator. He also consults on management and discovery of electronically stored information (“ESI”). Activities and AffiliationsMember, American Law InstituteMember,...

John M. Facciola, United States Magistrate Judge

United States Magistrate Judge in the District of Columbia
John M. Facciola (born in 1944) served as a United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, from his appointment in August, 1997 until his retirement in December, 2014. Prior to being appointed to the bench, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan from 1969–1973, and was in private practice in the District of Columbia from 1974–1982....

The growing development and implementation of Artificial intelligence (AI) poses both challenges and opportunities for our courts and our legal system.  What issues does AI pose and how have the courts dealt with AI cases to date?  How is AI itself being harnessed today—and how can it be used in the future— to drive efficiencies and cost savings in our legal system?  Our panel of former judges will address these and other cutting-edge issues!

3:00PM - 4:00PM
Track 1

Diane Kilcoyne, Esq., CEDS

County Attorney, Montgomery County, MD
Attorney
Legal industry veteran, experienced litigator, focused on eDiscovery and information governance strategies, data privacy and cybersecurity issues. I help clients create and deploy eDiscovery and records management programs, and achieve improved efficiency and compliance through application of information governance principles, data privacy considerations, the EDRM, and proper implementation of various...

Eli Nelson

SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP
Counsel
Eli Nelson has more than a decade of experience helping clients with e-discovery issues, applied technologies in risk management, and advising in the areas of corporate law, antitrust, compliance, products liability and government investigations.As a litigator and a data scientist, he works closely with clients to cross-examine complex data systems to develop legal insight and identify risks. He focuses...

Ron Friedman

LAC Group
Chief Knowledge and Information Officer
Ron Friedmann is Chief Knowledge and Information Officer for LAC Group. He helps LAC clients and the company to find, synthesize, present, organize, and re-use information and know-how.Ron has three decades of experience improving law practice and legal organization business efficiency with knowledge management, forward-thinking eDiscovery solutions, artificial intelligence, outsourcing, process improvement,...

Tommy Shen

Bloomberg Industry Group
Senior Manager of Data Analytics
Tommy Shen is a data scientist at Bloomberg Law with a background in machine learning and public policy.  He previously worked on the Operations Risk Management (OPSOR) team at the World Bank where he developed analytical tools to assess operational risk of World Bank projects.  Tom currently supports analysis on a broad range of topics including securities offerings, fintech, and intellectual...

JENNIFER A. BRENNAN

iDS
DIRECTOR
Ms. Jennifer A. Brennan, a Director at iDiscovery Solutions (iDS) in Washington DC, has over 20 years of law firm and consulting experience overseeing all aspects of complex matter management. She is part of iDS’s team of testifying and consulting experts and strategizes with corporate and law firm clients to resolve complex issues related to law and technology and means to align litigation...

Where does the data scientist fit in? Is this within the law firm, trusted providers or independant data scientists? Join the panel in discussing their experiences in working with data scientists. 

3:00PM - 4:00PM
Track 2

Manfred Gabriel

Holland & Knight LLP
Senior Counsel
Expert on innovation in the legal industry, e-discovery, data privacy, and litigation readiness. I focus on goals, processes and tools, with a special passion for process automation, predictive coding or technology-assisted review, statistical validation, advanced analytics for fact development, and continual improvement. I help my clients with global challenges and high-stakes, high-volume e-discovery...

1. What are modern types of privilege logs?
2. Are there new strategies for reducing the burden of logging privileged communications?
3. Does sampling make things easier?
4. What are the challenges of in camera review?
5. Is 502(d) the promised panacea for privilege problem?

4:15PM - 5:15PM
Track 1

Joshua Raynes

Kraftson Caudle
Associate
Experience in many aspects of large construction disputes from claim drafting through litigation. He has successfully provided the Firm’s clients with valuable results on complicated disputes arising from projects such as construction of: electrical transmission lines, highways, hydroelectric power plants and public waterworks. Whether for an owner or contractor, he is a tireless advocate and...

Sonya (Thornton) Judkins

Sprint
Manager of Legal Discovery and Compliance, Sprint
Sonya (Thornton) Judkins is Manager of Legal Discovery and Compliance in Sprint’s Legal Department in Reston, Virginia.  Ms. Thornton is responsible for e-discovery management and coordination for the Litigation Department.  Sonya specializes in the areas of in-house legal/litigation practices and procedures, management of core-team efforts to implement policies, procedures and tools...

Jason Lichter

Pepper Hamilton
Director of Discovery Services
Jason Lichter is the director of discovery services at Pepper Hamilton LLP. In this capacity, Mr. Lichter develops and implements strategies to ensure that the firm’s clients receive the highest quality discovery and litigation support services in a cost-effective and defensible manner. Mr. Lichter advises colleagues and clients on how to leverage the latest technologies and e-discovery best...

Keith Woolley

PAE
Senior Program Manager
Keith is a Senior Program Manager at PAE with over 10 years of experience leading Federal litigation support programs and managing project teams using best practices and cutting-edge technologies.  Keith has designed and implemented advanced technical approaches and solution workflows throughout his career in support of both commercial and government organizations. He has managed large scale multi-state...

Kendall F. Smardzewski, J.D.

Beacon Hill Legal
Division Director
Ms. Smardzewski leads and directs the Washington DC office of Beacon Hill Legal in providing on demand contingent legal staffing solutions for law firm, non-profit, and corporate clients. As a legal staffing expert with 10+ years of experience partnering with top law firms and corporations, Ms. Smardzewski is known for excellence, deep market knowledge, and innovative problem-solving. Prior to joining...

Henry Alonso

Chief Counsels Office, Comptroller of the Currency
Lead Case Management Administrator
Henry Alonso has over 36 years’ experience, in-the-trenches, as a litigation support/eDiscovery professional and is regarded by legal professionals as an expert in the use of automated litigation support technology in general.Mr. Alonso was born in New York City and served in the U. S. Coast Guard for more than nine years. He was Director of Litigation Support Services for several large court...

When it comes to e-discovery, we all know the costs and energy expended, however, the project management of e-discovery matters, small or large, can often get lost, ignored, or poorly planned. There are many times where a disconnect or lack of communication between the attorneys, clients, software vendors, and project management team leads to frustration and unneeded expense as well as potentially ineffective results.  Every “project” is different and as such requires different frameworks. This panel will offer a stage for the leaders of project management teams, whether in-house, vendor, or staffing to come together to discuss the issues they encounter and the transformative solutions they employed to resolve them.

6:30PM - 9:30PM

This speakeasy setting is open to Master's Conference attendees and speakers and is themed as the roaring twenties. 

Sponsored By: Compliance Discovery Solutions, CS DISCO, QDiscovery, Sandline Discovery

Please visit www.ediscoveryparty.com to register