Bill Ryan is a 33 year veteran consultant in document management, database publishing and business process solutions. Driving down costs through innovative process rationalization has been a defining characteristic of Ryan’s career. In the late 1980s he was a pioneer in electronic transmission of SEC filings and in automating document handling for sophisticated financial transactions. He later acted as a consultant to professional associations regarding database publishing for membership information distribution. Ryan spearheaded the substitution of offset printing with data-driven print on demand for policy holder communications regarding variable insurance products. This combination of fixed and variable data generated customized documents which radically reduced the cost of compliance communications.
More recently Ryan has provided services for language translation, online virtual deal rooms for due diligence, as well as discovery services including data collection, processing, hosting and managed document review. Discovery workflows have included the application of advanced analytics to aggressively and defensibly shrink the document population presented for human review.
Served on the eDiscovery Subcommittee of the Commercial Litigation Committee of the Chicago Bar Association
Presently serves on the Principle Development Subcommittee of the Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program
Presents CLEs on the use of analytics to accelerate review – including the principles and practice of predictive coding
Developed and delivered training programs on advanced discovery techniques and workflows
Courses and Certifications
Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDSTM) 4 Relativity® Certified Sales Professional
Graduate of DePaul University