Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck was appointed U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York in 1995, and served as Chief Magistrate Judge from 2004–2005. He is co-chair of the S.D.N.Y.-E.D.N.Y. Local Rules Committee, and a member of the Second Circuit Federal-State Judicial Council. After graduating from Cornell University and Duke University School of Law, Judge Peck served as law clerk to Judge Paul Roney of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh (then-Fifth) Circuit, during the 1977–1978 term, and was a litigator at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison from 1978–1995. He has issued many leading e-discovery opinions, the latest being Hyles v. New York City, 10 Civ. 3119, 2016 WL 4077114 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 1, 2016) (requesting party cannot force responding party to use TAR). Judge Peck is a frequent lecturer on issues relating to e-discovery. He is a member of The Sedona Conference and The Sedona Conference Judicial Advisory Board, and serves as judicial observer to the Legaltech Educational Advisory Board. He was awarded the Champion of Technology Award for 2011 by Law Technology News, the 2013 Judicial Leadership Award by the Electronic Discovery Institute (“EDI”), and honored by the American Lawyer as a Judicial EDiscovery Innovator (in Top 50 Innovators of the Last 50 Years).