Meet the Board of Governors
Arnold G. Blair III
eDiscovery Staff Attorney, Cooley, Godward, Kronish, LLP
Mr. Blair is an ediscovery staff attorney in the firm's Litigation/Controversy Department. He joined the firm in 2004. Mr. Blair focuses his practice on issues of e-discovery. Specifically, he works with other attorneys, litigation technology project managers, and paralegals on teams that manage electronic and other documents in large cases and investigations. Attorneys on these teams take a leadership role in the document control process, systematically tracking documents from preservation to collection and through review and production.
They work with e-discovery vendors and their review and analytical tools; review documents; train and oversee other firm and contract attorneys who review documents; and partner with project managers to perform production quality control. Mr. Blair holds his JD, cum laude, from New York Law School and BA from Rutgers University.
The Honorable Mark Cavanagh
Michigan Second District Court of Appeals
Mark J. Cavanagh is a judge on the Michigan Second District Court of Appeals. He was elected to the Court in 1988 and his current term expires January 1, 2015. Judge Cavanagh received his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and his law degree from the Detroit College of Law. Prior to his election to the Court of Appeals, Judge Cavanagh worked as a special assistant attorney general, an assistant Wayne County prosecutor and as an attorney in private practice.
Kunoor Chopra, Esq.
VP Strategic Accounts, Elevate
Kunoor works closely with Elevate’s strategic accounts to identify and implement solutions, and to ensure continuous improvement throughout the lifecycle of the relationship. Previously she was the Founder, President and CEO of LawScribe. She is a recognized authority in the area of legal process outsourcing, and she speaks internationally on topics including the ethical implications of outsourcing and legal innovation. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Library Foundation of Los Angeles. Prior to LawScribe, Kunoor practiced as an attorney at Nossaman and at Fulbright & Jaworski in Los Angeles. Kevin Cranman
General Counsel, Ericsson Television Inc.
Kevin handles commercial transactions regarding telecommunications and broadcasting technologies, IP development and protection, litigation and dispute management, HR and employment issues, and whatever else darkens the door step. Previously, he served as in-house counsel and handled IP issues at Panasonic Mobile Communications, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and other technology ventures (including the obligatory dot-com experience) - and in a business role at BellSouth Intellectual Property.
Chief Strategy Officer, Mindseye
Jeff has more than 15 years in the electronic evidence and information technology fields, he specializes in providing consulting and advisory services to law firms, corporations, and government clients throughout the e-discovery lifecycle. He has conducted numerous investigations ranging from theft of IP, web defacement, regulatory compliance, and many others.
Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Jeffrey Fowler is a member of O'Melveny & Myers LLP Class Actions, Mass Torts, and Aggregated Litigation Practice. He is also one of the founders and leaders of the Electronic Discovery and Document Retention Practice and one of the few litigators whose litigation practice is entirely dedicated to electronic discovery issues. Jeff consults with clients on topics related to electronic discovery, including document retention practices, data security issues, information technology usage policies, trade secret misappropriation investigations, and litigation preparedness plans.
He has earned a national reputation as a noted speaker and writer on electronic discovery issues. He is a regular panelist for Strafford Teleconferences and is presently contributing to a treatise for BNA publishing.
Ron Friedmann Consultant, Fireman & Company
Ron Friedmann has spent over two decades improving law practice and legal business operations with technology, knowledge management, process improvement, project management , and outsourcing. Ron is a consultant with Fireman and Company.
Previously, he was a senior executive at the legal process outsourcing and e-discovery company Integreon, a solo consultant, CIO at Mintz Levin, a manager at two legal software companies, head of practice support at Wilmer Cutler (now WilmerHale), and a strategy consultant at Bain & Company.
Ron has a JD from NYU Law, is a trustee of the College of Law Practice Management, founded and organizes the DC Large Law Firm KM Group; publishes numerous articles, blogs at Strategic Legal Technology, Tweets @ronfriedmann, and speaks at many professional conferences.
Co-Chair, eLawyering Task Force of the ABA Law Practice Management Section; ABA’s Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services
Richard S. Granat is the Founder/CEO of DirectLaw, Inc., a virtual law firm platform provider to solos and small law firms. and Co-Director of the Center for Law Practice Technology, Inc. He also serves as Co-Chair of the eLawyering Task Force of the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Management Section and the ABA’s Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services of the ABA . He is Fellow in the College of Law Practice Management.
Previously he was The President and Dean of the Philadelphia Institute for Paralegal Training, the first paralegal school in the US, where he developed the first training courses in automated litigation support and paralegal management. He provided early support to the Legal Assistant Management Association which subsequently became the International Paralegal Management Association. He was also President of Automated Legal Systems, Inc., the developer of one the first automated litigation support programs. Richard is a recognized expert on the intersection of the Internet and the delivery of online legal services. Richard was named a "Legal Rebel" by the American Bar Association Journal in 2009, was awarded the Louis M. Brown Lifetime Achievement Award for Innovation in the Delivery of Legal Services in 2010, and the ABA’s James I Keane Memorial Award in for Excellence in eLawyering in 2013. Richard is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law (J.D.), the University of Pennsylvania (M.S in Organizational Development) and Lehigh University (B.A.).
Partner, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
Tom Gricks is a partner in the Litigation Services Department of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP, and Chair of the Firm’s e-Discovery Practice Group, as well as managing the Firm’s Litigation Support Department. As such, he is directly involved in the creation and organization of internal e-Discovery databases. He is also an approved e-Discovery Special Master for the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation matters, implicating all aspects of e-Discovery, from litigation hold procedures, through collection, processing, culling, review and production.
He has personally used and overseen the application of predictive coding to e-Discovery projects exceeding eight terabytes of data, and he has counseled clients on the selection of e-Discovery vendors for both predictive coding and analytical review.
He speaks and writes frequently on e‑Discovery issues, and was responsible for arguing the Global Aerospace case, obtaining the first order in the country authorizing the use of predictive coding over the objection of the opposing party.
Nick Hariton, Esq.
Managing Director & Counsel, Imaging Presentation Partners
Nicholas T. Hariton has been the Managing Director & Counsel of Imaging Presentation Partners since 1994. With more than a decade of experience as a Trial Consultant, he is a well-respected leader in the field. Coming from O’Melveny & Myers, LLP, where he served as a bank-side LBO lawyer in the Bank and Financial Institutions Group, Mr. Hariton formed Imaging Presentation Partners in 1994.
Mr. Hariton began his Trial Consulting career with the first successful litigation against Microsoft Corporation (Stac Electronics v. Microsoft Corporation) and has assisted Exxon Mobil in its successful Municipality Diverted Service trial in Anchorage, Alaska.
He has crafted "juror friendly" trial presentations for hudnreds of Trial Teams throughout the country. He is a well-respected speaker and on the Advisory Committee of the ABA.
Sara Hook, M.L.S, M.B.A., J.D.
Professor of Informatics, Indiana University
Sara Anne Hook is Professor of Informatics at the IU School of Informatics at IUPUI, where she has developed a suite of courses for an online undergraduate certificate in legal informatics. She has also taught courses as Adjunct Professor of Law at the Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indiana University, and Adjunct Professor of American Studies, School of Liberal Arts, IUPUI. Professor Hook was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1994 and to the Supreme Court of the United States in 2012. Formerly, she was a librarian at the Indiana University School of Dentistry (1983-1999) and Associate Dean of the Faculties for IUPUI (1999-2004).
Professor Hook is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Indiana State Bar Association, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) and the American Association for State and Local History. She is on the Editorial Boards for the AIPLA Quarterly Journal and Res Gestae, a member of the Advisory Committee for the International Legal Technology Standards Organization (ILTSO).
Director of Records & Information Governance for Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Leigh has over 30 years of combined legal and information governance experience. Leigh's expertise includes strategic design and deployment of enterprise programs, development of information management programs, on and off-site storage considerations including outsourcing, process improvements, evaluation and implementation of technology solutions and the disposition of information for dissolved entities.
Leigh has been an Advisory Board member for the OLP, and recently developed and taught OLP’s Information Governance Certificate course. In addition, an active member of ILTA, Leigh currently serves as the Information Governance Peer Group Vice President. She is also a Steering Committee member for the Law Firm Information Governance Symposium, is a Trustee for the ARMA International Education Foundation and is on the Advisory Board for the IG Initiative. She is a published author and speaker on issues relating to information governance.
Dominic Jaar, Ad.E.
Partner & National Leader, Information Management Services
Dominic is a partner in KPMG’s Forensic Practice, focusing on supporting legal departments, mainly from an Information Management (IM) and eDiscovery (EDD) standpoint, as well as providing thought leadership to improve their management.
Dominic teaches e‑commerce and Internet law at the University of Montreal and is a guest speaker on legal technology, information management and e-discovery at different North American universities and international conferences. He has recently been recognized for the second year as one of Canada’s leading lawyer in e-Commerce and Internet Law.
Dominic was involved in the development of many international standards and best practices regarding IM, EDD as well as law and technology. He has supported a number of multinational organizations in the assessment of their IM and EDD capacity, in the development and implementation of IM and EDD strategy, policy and technology, and in-sourcing all phases of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model. He also worked with legal departments and law firms to improve their management, leverage technology and improve efficiency and productivity.
Director of Technology at Cohen & Grigsby, P.C.
David Kearney is a technology and e-Discovery professional with more than 15 years of experience managing technical staff throughout the U.S.and recommending, implementing, and managing hardware, software and workflow solutions and more than 10 years of experience in the litigation support arena, including E-Discovery and project management. David has implemented, managed, and supported a litigation review platform for a global law firm, worked for a large service provider/vendor of legal solutions, and currently advises on e-Discovery & litigation support processes as part of his overall responsibilities.
David has earned multiple industry certifications, including the Project Management Professional and Certified Electronic Discovery Specialist. David has authored articles on e-Discovery project management practices, forensics, cost-shifting and electronic discovery in healthcare, as well as being quoted in numerous articles related to electronic discovery. Additionally, David has spoken on various e-Discovery topics including collections, processing, best practices, e-Discovery and FOIA, and e-Discovery education. David has also instructed on numerous e-Discovery topics, including information management, preservation, collections, processing, review, analysis, and production.
Consultant, Granite Legal Systems
Mr. Kiker’s strong technical background, extensive business process experience, and over eighteen years of complex litigation experience combine to make him uniquely qualified to offer business process and legal advice to clients dealing with information governance and electronic discovery challenges. Mr. Kiker works with corporations and government agencies to facilitate and improve information management and discovery response capabilities, including the development and ratification of internal and external business and legal processes.
He focuses on bringing together in-house counsel, information technology professionals, records and information management professionals, and business personnel to develop defensible, practical, and cost-effective business solutions to information governance and e-discovery challenges. Mr. Kiker also works with corporations to develop and implement cost-effective, defensible strategies in response to current demands for discovery, both paper and electronic.
Managing Shareholder, Baker Donelson (Georgia Offices)
Linda A. Klein is managing shareholder in the Firm's Georgia offices and a member of the Firm's Board of Directors. She is the Chair of the ABA House of Delegates for the 2010 – 2012 term. Her practice includes most types of business dispute resolution, including contract law, construction law, fidelity and surety law, employment law and professional liability. In 1998, Georgia Trend Magazine named her one of the 100 most powerful and influential Georgians. Atlanta Magazine has named her a Georgia Super Lawyer and one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Georgia annually since 2004. In 2010 and 2011, she was named by Georgia Trend Magazine as one of Georgia's Legal Elite. In 2004 the American Bar Association honored Ms. Klein with the prestigious Margaret Brent Achievement Award. In June 1997, Ms. Klein became the first woman to serve as President of the State Bar of Georgia. She served as Chair of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association from 2003 to 2004. She is a Past Chair of the Committee on Rules and Calendar of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association and Chair of the Association's Coalition for Justice.
Founder, Lassiter Law Firm
Mark Lassiter is a lawyer, an author, a resolutionary, a legal technologist, a legal project manager, a consultant, a teacher and an entrepreneur. He is an AV® Preeminent Rated lawyer, one of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers™ and among the Best of Arizona Attorneys - Alternative Dispute Resolution in Ranking Arizona™. He is the founder of The Lassiter Law Firm in Tempe (Phoenix area), Arizona, where he practices in the areas of Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”), business, real estate and construction law.
Mr. Lassiter is an expert in Computer Aided Evidence Presentation and Case Management, chairs the Cloud Computing and Law Practice Management Subcommittee of the Technology Committee of the State Bar of Arizona, and is a member of the Law Practice Management Section and the Legal Project Management Task Force of the Mergers & Acquisitions Section of the American Bar Association (“ABA”). He is also the founder of various legal technology and support companies, including CloudCounsel™ and Lex Projex™.
Practice Support Counsel at Epstein, Becker & Green P.C.
A founder and first president of the National Association of Litigation Support Managers (NALSM), Mr. Lief has significant experience as both a practicing attorney and a scientific programmer. Mr. Lief has served in a wide variety of legal/technology editorial and speaking capacities. Most recently, he was the founder and consulting editor for AmLawTech magazine, a publication of American Lawyer Media.
In addition, Mr. Lief has served as editor-in-chief of the Legal Tech Newsletter and was the founding editor-in-chief of Law Technology Product News magazine. He has been an advisor to the American Business Journal's legal industry "Management and Technology" television series and was a pioneer of the small firm, solo practice, and education tracks for American Lawyer Media's national Legal Tech Conferences.
Senior Consultant at Driven, Inc.
Hunter McMahon is the Director of Discovery & Technology within Driven’s Consulting Group, based out of Los Angeles, California. His work focuses on helping clients manage and mitigate costs associated with e-Discovery, computer forensics, information management, and litigation response plans. Hunter’s background in both law and technology allows him to work with Fortune 500 corporations and AmLaw 100 law firms to design and effectuate e-Discovery plans that address all stages of the EDRM, focusing on identification, collection, processing, review and production. readiness, processing and search protocols, review strategies, production protocols, and more.
Prior to joining Driven, Hunter consulted in a similar capacity within the industry and oversaw litigation support and IT for a Southern California law firm. He is a member of the ABA’s Science & Technology Section (Electronic Discovery Digital Evidence Committee) and serves on the board of governors for The Organization of Legal Professionals, as well as many other industry committees.
Hunter frequently speaks on e-Discovery, litigation support, and technology topics such as: e-Discovery 101, e-Discovery Advance Technology, e-Discovery Workflow and Project Management, Technology Assisted Review, HR & Forensics, Social Media in e-Discovery, Industry Trends, and more.
Enterprise Technology Counsel at ZyLAB
Formerly Corporate Technology Counsel for Fios, Inc., Mary Mack is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law and a member of the Illinois bar. Mary Mack is the co editor of the Thomson Reuters West treatise, eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel, and the author of A Process of Illumination: The Practical Guide to Electronic Discovery published by Fios. She is on the Advisory Council of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations.
President and CEO, Avansic
Dr. Gavin Manes is a nationally recognized expert in e-discovery and digital forensics. He is currently the President and CEO of Avansic, a firm that provides ESI processing, e-discovery, and digital forensics services to law firms and companies across the nation. Dr. Manes founded this Tulsa-based company in 2004 after graduating with his Doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Tulsa.
Manes has published over fifty papers on computer security and digital forensics, and has given hundreds of presentations to attorneys, executives, students, professors, law enforcement, schools, and professional groups on topics ranging from digital forensics issues to cyber law. He has also briefed the White House, Department of the Interior, the National Security Council, and the Pentagon on computer security and forensics issues.
Douglass A. Mitchell (Chairperson of the Board of Governors)
Douglass A. Mitchell is a partner with the law firm of Boies, Schiller & Flexner. In 1995, the Federal District Court Judges in Nevada appointed him to be a mentor in the district’s criminal defense training program. In his capacity as a mentor, he trains and prepares defense attorneys to practice criminal law in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada. He has served as Chairman of the Attorney Advisory Committee on Implementation of CM/ECF electronic case filing system for the Federal District Court for the District of Nevada.
Mr. Mitchell has also been a member of the Local Working Group on Electronic Technology in the Criminal Justice System for the Federal District Court for the District of Nevada and a member of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts Office of Defender Services Ad Hoc Expert Panel on Litigation Support in Criminal Justice Act Cases. Mr. Mitchell is a member of the Joint Electronic Technology Working Group, a joint Department of Justice and Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts national working group formed to develop best practices for the efficient and cost-effective management of post-indictment ESI discovery in federal criminal cases. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Governors for the Organization of Legal Professionals, an organization promoting and establishing guidelines and standards for legal professionals on e discovery and related subjects, evaluate competency of legal professionals in those areas, and establish resources for quality certification.
Professor, Department of Law & Paralegal Studies, CUNY, New York
Marissa is currently a professor in the Department of Law & Paralegal Studies at New York City College of Technology, CUNY. Upon graduating from Brooklyn Law School, she was employed as a law clerk to the Chief Judge of the Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York. Following her clerkship, she was a bankruptcy associate in two New York law firms Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler and Emmet, Marvin & Martin. She has taught business law as an adjunct professor at New York University, Stern School of Business. Marissa has served as a judge for the ABA sponsored law school mock trial national competitions as well as the “We the People” NYC high school constitutional law competitions. As an active participant in the Organization of Legal Professionals, she has written extensively on the topic of paralegals and the law, with articles appearing in KNOW, a magazine for paralegals, co-authored an Instructor’s Manual for Technology and the Law Office text, developed curricular and exams, has provided pro bono services in conjunction with the Volunteer Lawyers Project, as well as served on and chaired several academic and law related committees.
Director, KPMG, LLP
Rick Nalle is a Director with KPMG LLP’s Forensic Advisory Services practice where he is a member of the Forensic Technology Services (FTS) group. Rick has over twenty years of experience in project execution and client service delivery and has been managing electronic discovery engagements since 2004. He communicates across the entire KPMG Forensic organization to coordinate multiple projects and quality assurance. Mr. Nalle serves as Engagement Director for several key discovery management clients including global technology companies conducting internal investigations and responding to SEC/DOJ requests, global energy companies responding to civil litigation, public utility companies responding to civil litigation and state and federal investigations and financial institutions/broker dealers responding to government inquiries.
Prior to joining KPMG in 2006, Mr. Nalle served in engagement management roles at litigation consulting and electronic discovery organizations. In his career, he also served as a technology and operations executive for Virgin Digital Studios (now a part of Liberty Media), Fox Entertainment and the Walt Disney Company.
Fernando Pinguelo Partner,
Fernando M. Pinguelo, a trial lawyer and Chair of Scarinci Hollenbeck’s Cyber Security & Data Protection and E-Discovery groups, devotes his practice to complex litigation with an emphasis on business disputes, cyber security, media, and employment matters. A former prosecutor, Fernando is experienced in all facets of litigation (trial, mediation, arbitration, and appellate) in both federal and state courts. He handles a broad spectrum of disputes including those involving business torts, data breaches, misappropriation of trade secrets, copyright/trademark infringement, fraud, breach of non-compete covenants, and employment. Fernando earned accreditation as an information privacy professional (CIPP/US) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
Recently, Fernando provided commentary on proposed federal legislation concerning cyber security, and received a Fulbright Specialist appointment for his work on technology’s impact on the law. Notably, he was involved in NJ's first case addressing its new electronic discovery rule amendments; designed one of the first state-of-the-art electronic discovery law courses in the country, which he teaches at Seton Hall Law; and created the ABA Journal award-winning blog eLessons Learned. He also lectured at the Judicial College, which provides judges with academic programs; and clerked for the Hon. Edwin H. Stern.
Principal eDiscovery Specialist, Medtronic
Since joining Medtronic in 2008, Beth has managed all aspects of eDiscovery relating to litigation matters as well government and internal investigations. In her role, Beth has focused on managing eDiscovery costs as well as developing and documenting eDiscovery processes and procedures. More recently, Beth has been the eDiscovery liaison to Medtronic’s IT organization coordinating data retention, email and information management efforts, as well as reducing legal risk with respect to implementation of new business technologies including social media and cloud solutions.
Prior to joining Medtronic, Beth was a senior eDiscovery project manager for Merrill Corporation in St. Paul, MN where her responsibilities included planning and managing large eDiscovery matters for law firms and corporate clients. In addition, Beth has 15+ years legal industry experience working as paralegal and senior paralegal for such firms as Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP and Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP.
Herb Roitblat, Ph.D.
Principal, OrcaTec LLC
Herb is co-founder of OrcaTec LLC (CA). Before starting OrcaTec, Dr. Roitblat was Chief Scientist and a co-founder of DolphinSearch, as well as an award-winning Professor of psychology at the University of Hawaii. He has been granted three patents and has others pending on concept search technology. Dr. Roitblat is widely recognized as an expert in search and retrieval technology, particularly in the area of eDiscovery.
He received his BA Degree from Reed College in Portland, OR and his Ph.D. in Psychology from The University of California-Berkeley.
In addition to his scientific work, Dr. Roitblat has been writing extensively about the problems of dealing with massive amounts of electronic data and the emerging standards for dealing with those problems.
He is a member of the Sedona Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production, on the Advisory Board of the Georgetown Legal Center Advanced eDiscovery Institute and a member of the 2011 and 2012 program committees for the Georgetown Legal Center Advanced eDiscovery Institute. He is a co-founder of the Electronic Discovery Institute and a member of the Board of Governors of the Organization of Legal Professionals. Dr. Roitblat is a frequent speaker on eDiscovery, particularly concerning search, categorization, predictive coding, and quality assurance.
CEO, Integrated Legal Technology
George is consultancy (Integrated Legal Technology, LLC) provides a broad spectrum of advice on a variety of legal technology and services functions, including international and US eDiscovery, information governance, compliance and litigation readiness for the corporations and integration and consolidation of legal technology and support services for the law firms. Prior to forming his consultancy, George held senior management positions at a number of AmLaw 100 law firms, including Shearman & Sterling LLP and Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.
George is a founding member of the eDiscovery Training Academy and Advanced eDiscovery Institute at Georgetown Law Center where he is teaching on a variety of topics. He periodically writes on a variety of legal tech topics for the main industry publications.
For his work in the Legal Support area Mr. Rudoy was named the "Champion of Technology" by Law Technology News as well as the "Tech Star" and "Globally Recognized" by the United Kingdom Cititech magazine Global Tech Leaders Top 100. Mr. Rudoy is Chair of the ALM Law & Business's Legal Tech Educational Board, Author of the Electronic Data Discovery News and Analysis and serves on the Steering Committees of Law Technology News, Law.com and Litigation Support Today.
Joseph C. Scott, J.D.
Special Counsel Aderant CompuLaw
Joseph C. Scott is an attorney and Vice President/General Manager of CompuLaw, LLC and Deadlines On Demand, LLC . As a member of the California State Bar, Mr. Scott has practiced law as a solo practitioner and within a small practice. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law and his Bachelor of Science degree from California State University.
CEO, Nuix, Sydney, Australia
Eddie Sheehy has been the CEO of Nuix since 2006 and has overseen the commercialization of the company’s eDiscovery, electronic investigation and information governance software following seven years of research and development in Australia.
Eddie has been instrumental in helping Nuix secure government and commercial customers in over 30 countries across the world, including all of the major corporate regulators, advisory firms and corporations.
Born and educated in Ireland, Eddie has 18 years’ experience in finance, technology and running legal technology companies.
Eddie holds a Bachelor degree in Commerce and a Masters degree in Finance from the University College Cork (Ireland).
Madison S. Spach, Jr.
Spach, Capaldi & Waggaman, LLP
Madison received his J.D. degree from the Duke University School of Law. He has extensive experience litigating complex, often multiform, business and media asset disputes. A large portion of Mr. Spach's practice has consisted of representing media and video game companies in constitutional claims involving state and municipal agencies. Mr. Spach is a frequent speaker on law office technology and developments in electronic discovery. Mr. Spach has served as an adjunct professor at Whittier Law School, teaching Election Law. Selected to: Southern California Super Lawyers 2009, 2008, and 2007.
Jennifer G. Swanton, Esq.
Principal eDiscovery Specialist, Medtronic, Inc.
Ms. Swanton is responsible for managing the preservation, collection, processing and review of data needed in response to a variety of legal matters as well as developing and implementing long-term team strategy. Prior to joining Medtronic, Ms. Swanton worked as both a Project Manager and Technical Sales Consultant at an eDiscovery vendor where she consulted with law firms and corporations on the best approach for their eDiscovery needs.
Before transitioning to the eDiscovery field, Ms. Swanton worked at the South Carolina Court of Appeals as both a Staff Attorney and Law Clerk. Ms. Swanton is a graduate of The George Washington University Law School, The George Washington University School of Business, and St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
Joe Thorpe (Co-Founding Member)
Managing Director, International Litigation Services
Joseph Thorpe began his career in the IT industry in 1973 with Wang Laboratories and became the West Coast Director of Wang Laboratories Legal Solutions Group. He was responsible for the planning and design that resulted in several leading Los Angeles based law firm's first step into automated litigation support via large integrated mini-based computer systems using the Wang VS-IIS technologies. Mr. Thorpe has been a pioneer in the application of AI based OCR and document coding solutions, Machine Language Translation technologies as well as Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI) algorithms for concept searching and document cataloging as well as cross lingual document searching (concept searching across languages).
His particular expertise lies in design and delivery of unified litigation support systems, which unite both paper and ESI evidence into a single multi-functional repository. Mr. Thorpe is a frequent speaker and panelist on the use of specialized Litigation support and document indexing and management technologies in numerous meetings of attorneys, including: The American Bar Association, California Bar Association, The Rutter Group, The National Business Institute and Lorman.
Vice President Legal Solutions, United Lex, Phoenix, AZ
Dave Tiller has close to 30 years in the litigation support industry and is a true pioneer in legal technology and electronic discovery law. As one of the original members of IPRO Corporation, Dave has always been at the forefront of the emerging developments in electronic discovery, digital asset management, and litigation support project management. Dave’s in-depth involvement in notable cases has provided an eclectic legal background with expertise in both domestic and off-shore litigation requirements.
Dave’s expertise thrives in the sourcing, training and management of high level document review attorney teams. Dave is a renowned speaker in the legal community at conferences, tradeshows and breakout sessions. He is also an influential committee member of the Advisory Council of the Organization of Legal Professionals. Dave also has a strong belief in ‘giving back’ to his community. Dave has been an active member of Rotary International, a worldwide service organization. He was recently named Rotarian of the Year in 2010. Dave is also 2010 President - Elect of the Peoria, AZ Rotary.
David Werblow, Esq.
Senior Corporate Counsel e-Discovery,T-Mobile
David Werblow is currently Director of Legal Affairs at T-Mobile in Seattle, WA. In addition to overseeing e-discovery at T-Mobile, Werblow serves as an instructor in the trend-setting Electronic Discovery Management program conducted at the University of Washington Professional and Continuing Education. Before joining T-Mobile, he was a staff lawyer in the e-Discovery Analysis and Technology group at K&L Gates, where he managed intensive discovery efforts and provided advice and support on every aspect of discovery, from litigation readiness to preservation, through collection, review and production of documents.
He received his J.D. from the University of Minnesota, and his B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin.