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Legalweek Keynote Speaker

Ari Melber

Chief Legal Correspondent

MSNBC

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Ari Melber is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, writer and attorney. He serves as Chief Legal Correspondent for MSNBC, covering the Justice Department, Supreme Court, FBI, prominent court cases and national legal issues. Melber reports across all NBC platforms, appearing as an on-air correspondent and anchor, reporting original stories for NBCNews.com, and appearing on programs such as The Today Show and NBC Nightly News.

Melber also serves as a guest host for shows such as The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, The Rachel Maddow Show, and Hardball. In his legal reporting, Melber has conducted exclusive interviews with Attorney General Eric Holder, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, Judge Richard Posner, U.S. Solicitor General Don Verrilli, Senators Ted Cruz, Al Franken and Rand Paul, and a wide range of policymakers and experts. Melber received a 2016 Emmy Award for his reporting on the Supreme Court.
Melber writes articles on law, policy and politics for Reuters; he is a former national correspondent forThe Nation magazine and a former columnist for Politico; and his writing has been published by The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Baltimore Sun and The New York Daily News, among other publications, and his essays have appeared in two nonfiction books.

From 2009 to 2013, Melber practiced law at a major New York firm, specializing in First Amendment, reporter’s privilege and copyright litigation. Melber received a J.D. from Cornell Law School, where he was an editor of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, and he is a member of the New York Bar.

 

LegalDiversityForum Thought Leaders

Mazda Antia

Partner/Hiring and Diversity Committee Member

Cooley LLP

Matthew Benedetto

Counsel/West Coast Diversity Committee Member

WilmerHale

Joshua Briones

Managing Member/Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow

Mintz Levin

André K. Campbell

Diversity and Inclusion Network Chair/Partner

Hanson Bridgett LLP

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Mazda has represented technology, social media, retail, communications, healthcare, investment, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and others companies in consumer class actions across the country. These cases have included claims for false advertising, unfair competition, consumer privacy statutes, violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, RICO, and other state and federal consumer protection laws.

Mazda’s healthcare litigation experience has included the defense of health plans, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, healthcare manufacturers and suppliers, pharmacy benefit managers, and eHealth companies at the trial and appellate level. He has also successfully defended healthcare companies in cases involving the False Claims Act, RICO related litigation, antitrust and unfair competition claims.

Mazda has handled sensitive internal investigations and investigations related to government and regulatory inquiries regarding corporate compliance issues, drug reimbursement and marketing issues, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Mazda serves on the firm’s hiring, diversity and risk management committees. Prior to joining Cooley, Mazda served as a judicial law clerk to Chief Judge William J. Zloch of the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Mazda currently serves as a lawyer representative for the Southern District of California and is on the board of the ABA’s Immigration Justice Project. He’s a past president of the South Asian Bar Association of San Diego and former advisory board member of the Family Health Centers of San Diego.

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Mr. Benedetto’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation and government investigations. Mr. Benedetto has extensive experience representing pharmaceutical companies, healthcare companies and financial institutions in both federal and state False Claims Act actions. In the healthcare space, he has unique experience litigating California’s Insurance Frauds Prevention Act, a qui tam statute in the Insurance Code, including arguing before the California Court of Appeal.

In his pro bono practice, Mr. Benedetto obtained in November 2015 a rare federal jury verdict in favor of his client, a California state prisoner, in a First Amendment retaliation case brought against state correctional officers. The verdict was covered by the Daily Journal and the San Francisco Chronicle. He argued an appeal before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of another California state prisoner in a federal challenge to his conditions of confinement. He also successfully represented a disabled, gay Army veteran in a federal challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, obtaining summary judgment in her favor in an action which sought disability compensation for her same-sex spouse.

Mr. Benedetto serves on the firmwide Pro Bono and Public Service Committee and the West Coast Diversity Committee. In 2016, he received the firm’s Pickering Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service.
In 2016, the National LGBT Bar Association named Mr. Benedetto to its list of “Best LGBT Attorneys Under the Age of 40.” He was also selected to be a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Before joining WilmerHale, Mr. Benedetto was an associate at another firm in Los Angeles, where he was a member of a trial team in a four-week federal jury trial involving allegations of fraud against a major insurance company in violation of the False Claims Act. Before pursuing his law degree, Mr. Benedetto taught English at Phillips Academy, Andover.

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Joshua, Managing Member of the firm’s LA office, is a highly experienced trial lawyer with a national practice. He has received awards and national recognition for his innovative approach to the defense of bet-the-company class actions. He has served as lead defense counsel on over 200 alleged class actions in state and federal courts across the country.

Privacy Class Actions & Regulatory Actions

Since the early 2000s, Joshua has advised and defended clients on TCPA faxing, prerecorded voicemail messages, mobile calls, and text messages. He also defends companies sued for allegedly improper call recording, collecting personal information, fraudulent and/or deceptive charges, negative options, disclosure issues, direct marketing, mobile and electronic commerce platforms, loyalty programs, and other promotions practices. He is well-versed in substantive privacy and marketing laws, regulations, and best practices, and uses his insight to design and implement compliant marketing programs.

– Motion to dismiss granted with prejudice (no discovery) in David M. Emanuel v. The Los Angeles Lakers Inc., 13-55678 (CD CA)
– Motion to dismiss granted with prejudice (no discovery) in Shaya Baird v. Sabre Inc., CV-00999-SVW-JPR (CD CA)
– Motion to dismiss granted with prejudice (no discovery) in Noreen Sussino v. Work Out World, Inc., 3:15-cv-05881 (D NJ)

Marketing and Advertising Class Actions & Regulatory Actions

Joshua regularly defends class and regulatory actions alleging that companies or their executives engaged in false or deceptive marketing. These claims often involve allegations that products or services lack adequate substantiation or that companies or individuals have failed to disclose material information. Joshua has successfully defended claims involving allegedly false or deceptive representations related to dietary supplement products, wellness devises, food products, direct marketing businesses, and guarantees and warranties.

– Motion to dismiss granted with prejudice in class action in which the plaintiff claimed the labeling misrepresented the actual ingredients in the product in Lifsey et al. v. Kraft Foods Global Inc., 2-07-CV-D0041 (CD CA)
– Achieved extremely favorable settlement in a class action in which the plaintiff claimed that the defendant falsely represented ingredients in a food product in Starks v. Jimmy John’s LLC, BC501113 (Cal. Sup.)

Securities, Anti-trust, Trademark & Copyright Actions

In addition, Joshua has an active complex business litigation practice, and regularly represents parties in securities, anti-trust, trademark, trade secrets, and copyright actions.

– Clarified standards for examining securities investments by ERISA fiduciaries in Quan v. Computer Sciences Corp., 623 F.3d 870 (9th Cir. 2010)
– Reversed the trial court’s granting of the plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment involving client’s trademark in ConsumerInfo.com, Inc. v. Money Management International, Inc., 374 Fed. Appx. 696, 2010 WL 882868 (C.A. 9 March 11, 2010)

Professional & Community Involvement

– Earlier in his career, Joshua served as an adjunct professor of law, teaching classes on class actions in the United States for the Universidad Panamericana and the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in Mexico City.
– Fellow, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
– Past president, Board of Directors, UCLA Law Alumni Association

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André represents private and public clients, including owners, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers, regarding all aspects of construction law. André’s practice includes bidding and protest issues, as well as government contract law, including the Federal Acquisition Regulation and its supplements. His work encompasses drafting and negotiating contracts, counseling clients as issues arise during projects, and the litigation, arbitration and mediation of disputes.

Previously, André served as a Major in the United States Air Force. As a contracting officer he drafted, negotiated, reviewed and awarded complex, multi-million-dollar contracts for research and development and space hardware.
André has been a speaker on construction law topics for the Associated General Contractors of California, Lorman Education Services, and Continuing Education of the Bar.

Betty Chen

Global Hiring Principal & Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow

Fish & Richardson

Lily Chinn

Managing Partner

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Rekha Chiruvolu

Firmwide Manager of Diversity and Inclusion, Nixon Peabody/Vice President of Sponsorship and Development for the South Asian Bar Association of North America

Nixon Peabody

Timothy Elder

Attorney/Americans with Disabilities Act

TRE Legal Practice

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Betty Chen, a Principal in the Silicon Valley and Austin offices of Fish & Richardson, is the firm’s Global Hiring Principal and has an expansive litigation practice that spans all areas of intellectual property litigation and complex commercial litigation. Ms. Chen has successfully tried and managed matters through all phases of litigation in a variety of forums, including federal district courts, state courts, the International Trade Commission, and arbitration. She has substantial experience in patent litigation involving a myriad of technologies, particularly in the fields of computer software, computer hardware, medical devices, and consumer products. Ms. Chen has also successfully represented clients in trademark, copyright, licensing, trade secrets, contracts, and employment disputes. Recently, Ms. Chen was recognized by the Silicon Valley Business Journal as a 2017 “Women of Influence” and distinguished as a “Top 40 Under 40” in 2016. Ms. Chen also won the 2017 “Women Worth Watching in STEM” Award presented by Profiles in Diversity Journal.

Ms. Chen’s courtroom work includes conducting witness examinations at trial as well as arguing disputed motions at pre-trial hearings. Ms. Chen has also handled pre-suit investigations, managed complex discovery, defended and taken numerous depositions, including expert depositions, drafted appellate briefs and assisted her clients in managing post grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeals Board.

Ms. Chen is also committed to giving back to the legal community by increasing diversity within the profession. She is on the Board of Directors of the Bay Area non-profit organization, Asian Law Alliance. She also co-leads the office’s Women’s Initiative Program, serves on the firm’s Diversity Committee, and is Fish’s 2016 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow. Furthermore, Ms. Chen serves as a Group Leader for litigation associates in Fish’s Silicon Valley office and provides mentorship and guidance to junior attorneys through that role.

Previously, Ms. Chen was a law clerk to the Honorable Ron Clark, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and a judicial intern for the Honorable William Wayne Justice, United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. Ms. Chen is part of the planning committee for the Eastern District of Texas Bench and Bar Conference. During law school, Ms. Chen obtained the Best Brief award for the Moot Court Competition, was a Judging Director on the Board of Advocates, and received a Texas Law Fellowship. Ms. Chen has also worked in the legal department at Devon Energy.

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Lily Chinn is the managing partner of the San Francisco Bay Area office and the co-chair of the Electronic Discovery and Information Governance practice. She is a strategic advocate and litigator for her corporate and individual clients, providing counsel on the intersection between workplace safety, environmental and natural resources issues. She focuses on civil and criminal defense, including internal investigations and suspension or debarment proceedings, and has tried cases across the country.

Lily is well-versed in the litigation of complex appellate and district court cases in venues nationwide. She draws on her many years of experience at the US Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, DC to provide her clients with high-level, thoughtful counsel. Through her work as a trial attorney in the Environmental Defense Section, she has in-depth knowledge of the decision-making processes at the DOJ, Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies. As a former prosecutor in the DOJ’s Computer Crimes and Intellectual Property Section and one of the founding co-chairs of the DOJ’s Environment Division’s E-Discovery Working Group, Lily also is able to provide technologically savvy counsel to her clients on the preservation, collection, production and use of electronic information.

This experience, coupled with the relationships Lily developed during her tenure at the DOJ, provides a virtually unparalleled background as she advises clients facing enforcement actions. For example, Lily has obtained both declinations and dismissal of charges on behalf of her corporate clients. Recently, following a five-year joint investigation by the DOJ, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and a State Attorney General’s Office, she obtained a declination for her client of all federal criminal and civil charges, and negotiated a favorable civil resolution with the state. In another matter involving a United States Attorney’s Office and the Department of the Interior, her legal team filed a pretrial motion resulting in the dismissal of all felony counts against her client, marking the first time a court has held that criminal charges against independent contractors are outside the scope of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA).

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As an experienced litigator now serving as Nixon Peabody’s firmwide Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Rekha brings her career-spanning passion for diversity and inclusion in the legal profession to oversee the firm’s diversity initiatives. She develops trainings and other programming featuring inspiring thought leaders, and works with the firm’s practice groups and recruiting, professional development and business development teams to ensure that diversity and inclusion are woven into all aspects of the firm.

Additionally, Rekha frequently assists firm clients with the development of their own diversity and inclusion programming, trainings and related initiatives.

Rekha is an attorney who practiced litigation for almost 10 years. During this time, she was very active in various minority bar associations, advocating for greater diversity and inclusion in the profession. Prior to joining Nixon Peabody, Rekha was the Assistant Director of the Office of Career Services at the University of California—Los Angeles School of Law. In that role she worked closely with employers and various bar associations to implement programming and initiatives for diverse law students and graduates.

Rekha is also active in various diversity-related bar organizations. She currently serves as the Vice President of Sponsorship and Development for the South Asian Bar Association of North America.

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Terrance J. Evans

West Coast Vice Chair of the Duane Morris Banking Practice Group/Partner/LCLD Fellow/Diversity and Inclusion Committee Member

Duane Morris LLP

Jenna Greene

Editor

ALM

Dawson Horn, III, Esq.

Associate General Counsel

AIG Legal Operations Center

Daniella Isaacson

Senior Analyst

ALM Intelligence

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Terrance J. Evans is a partner in the Trial Practice Group of Duane Morris in San Francisco. He concentrates his practice in representing the financial services industry, which includes international, national and community banks; loan service companies; and insurance companies. During his career, Mr. Evans has both recovered and saved clients of the firm tens of millions of dollars in settlements, judgments and extrajudicial procedures. Mr. Evans is also a member of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and serves as the West Coast Vice Chair of the Duane Morris Banking Practice Group.

With respect to the insurance industry, Mr. Evans concentrates his practice in complex commercial litigation and policy interpretation and analysis. He has represented commercial primary, excess and umbrella insurers in a wide range of multimillion-dollar cases, including declaratory relief, bad faith, rescission, subrogation, indemnity, additional insurance, interpleader and reformation actions. Mr. Evans has served as national coordinating counsel and monitoring counsel for insurance companies evaluating multi-jurisdictional claims where the exposure was estimated in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

Mr. Evans has negotiated settlements in dozens of multimillion-dollar cases, litigated in more than ten states, and has participated in more than 100 mediations, mandatory settlement conferences, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution for matters in both federal and state courts. Mr. Evans has also successfully represented clients in appellate matters, including matters before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Evans has spoken at insurance coverage seminars, business development workshops, and diversity conferences around the country. Additionally, he has been very involved in the firm’s pro bono efforts.
Mr. Evans has been recognized both locally and nationally for his professional accomplishments. In 2016, he was appointed to the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s (MCCA) Next Generation (N-Gen) Advisory Board, formed of in-house and law firm attorneys to assist with MCCA’s efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in the legal profession nationwide. In 2012, Mr. Evans was appointed as co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee. In 2010 and 2008, he was honored by the American Business Trial Lawyers of Northern California for his dedication and professionalism. In addition, he was named one of the top 100 minority associates in the United States for 2007 by the Stakeholder Organization. Mr. Evans has also received special honors from the NAACP, the Congressional Black Caucus, the 100 Black Men of Los Angeles, the Young Black Scholars Program, the Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, the American Legion and many other organizations.

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Dawson Horn is the Associate General Counsel, Vice President & Deputy Director of eDiscovery at AIG. Broadly, his expertise lies in complex commercial litigation, insurance, products liability and, obviously, eDiscovery. Prior to AIG, Mr. Horn was the Senior Litigation Counsel with Tyco International where he managed a complex litigation docket, a large toxic tort docket, and an insurance recovery docket. Before that he served for eight years as Assistant General Counsel at Altria Corporate Services, where he managed RICO and product liability suits against Philip Morris. Additionally, Mr. Horn worked as an in-house attorney for the Campbell Soup Company and Scott Paper Company. Mr. Horn received his A.B. degree from Duke University and his J.D. from Duke University School of Law.

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Deanna Kwong

Recruitment Chair of HPE Diversity Committee; Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Linda Lee

Manager of Associate Staffing & Career Development

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Sharon Ng

Partner & Chair of the Tribal Law and Governance Practice Group

Stinson Leonard Street LLP

Leslie Spencer

Partner/Co-chair of the Diversity Committee

Ropes & Gray LLP

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I have over ten years of experience in intellectual property, specializing in complex patent litigation and strategic intellectual property advisement. I have additional experience in general commercial, trade secrets, consumer class action, and antitrust litigation.

I have managed software, internet, hardware, semiconductor, wireless, cloud computing, client/server-related and other patent matters at all stages, from pre-filing analysis and preparation through initial pleadings, fact discovery, expert discovery, and pretrial through mediation, settlement, and/or trial to appeal. I have litigated in all major patent litigation venues in the U.S., including in the E.D. Texas, N.D. California, D. Del., and ITC. I have PTAB proceedings experience as well. I have negotiated and drafted settlement agreements and have handled due diligence for transactional matters.

I have first chair trial experience, with a trial victory resulting in all charges against my client dismissed, and have successfully briefed and argued two Ninth Circuit appeals as lead counsel.

I have an active pro bono practice and am active on diversity initiatives. I presently serve on the Board of Directors for Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach and am a Social Co-Chair of Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley. I am on the 2017 Conference Planning Committee for the California Minority Counsel Program Annual Conference.

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Sharon Ng is a litigator and partner at Stinson Leonard Street in Phoenix, Arizona. She represents both plaintiffs and defendants in commercial disputes. She also defends clients in employment disputes and provides guidance with respect to employment and labor law. Sharon also has the privilege of serving as the chair of the firm’s Tribal Law and Governance practice group.
Sharon is the immediate past president of the State Bar of Arizona Committee on Minorities and Women in the Law and served as Stinson Leonard Street’s Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 2015 Fellow.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE
• Sharon’s practice focuses on complex commercial and civil litigation where she handles a variety of commercial disputes, including breach of contract and tort actions, 42 U.S.C. § 1983 constitutional rights actions, legal malpractice actions, receivership, provisional remedies, and post-judgment enforcement.
• Sharon also has experience in labor and employment business litigation with respect to wrongful termination, discrimination, and wage and hour claims. Sharon also counsels clients with respect to employment and labor law.
• Sharon has represented clients in arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association and other arbitral forums.
• Sharon also has substantial experience in Native American law. She has prosecuted and defended Native American tribes’ and tribal entities’ interests in tribal courts across Arizona.

OF NOTE
Sharon was appointed a 2015 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow. LCLD is an organization of more than 220 corporate chief legal officers and attorneys who have educated themselves to creating a truly diverse U.S. legal profession.
Sharon was recognized by the Asian Corporate & Entrepreneur Leaders (ACEL) as its 2015 Corporate Leader of the Year. ACEL’s mission is to be the proving ground for Greater Phoenix Asian American Professionals, forging leaders of tomorrow through professional development, cultural awareness, community service, and mentorship.
Sharon has also been recognized as a Rising Star for inclusion in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Southwest Super Lawyers.

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Leslie Spencer, ‘98 is a partner in Ropes & Gray’s intellectual property group, and co-chair of the firm’s diversity committee. She advises clients on matters involving computer software, electronics, financial technology (“FinTech”), healthcare information technology and consumer products.  Leslie has over 15 years of experience representing clients in intellectual property litigation.  She is a registered patent attorney and appears before federal courts and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  Leslie also counsels clients regarding IP asset protection, and freedom-to-operate opinions.  Before law school, she worked in financial services, and helped to develop a smart card-based payment system.  Leslie received her J.D. from New York University School of Law, and holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.  Before recently relocating to Silicon Valley, Leslie was based in Ropes & Gray’s New York office and recognized as one of thirty “Top Women in Law 2016” by the New York Law Journal.

LegalExecutive Thought Leaders

Andrew Arruda

CEO & Co-Founder

ROSS Intelligence

Nicholas Bruch

Senior Analyst

ALM Intelligence

Andy Peterson

Co-Founder

Design Build Legal

David L. Stanton

Litigation Partner and Information Law & Electronic Discovery Team Leader

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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I am an entrepreneur, strategist, and leader with nearly a decade of experience in the legal industry. As an attorney, I know the ins and outs of the legal profession and aim to forever change the way legal services are delivered.

I am the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of the artificial intelligence company ROSS Intelligence, a leader in the legal technology industry.

Prior to ROSS Intelligence, I worked at a Toronto litigation boutique and with the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development in Lisbon, Portugal.

I am an international speaker and am quoted widely on the topics of artificial intelligence, legal innovation, organizational change, legal technology, and entrepreneurship. In 2016, I was selected to give a TED talk on the subject of artificial intelligence, law and access to justice. In 2017, I was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list along with my ROSS Intelligence co-founders for our work in law and policy.

I have been featured in numerous national and international media outlets including: The New York Times, BBC, CNBC, CBS, Fortune, Inc. Magazine, CBC, Forbes, La Monde, TechCrunch, The New Scientist, The Guardian, The Atlantic, and The Financial Times.

I pride myself on being highly adaptable to change and agile – both in business and outside of the workplace. I’ve even put my agility to the test by running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain and finished the encierro without a scratch. Since then, I’ve developed a new appreciation for making decisions without being chased by a pack of charging bulls.

Twitter: @AndrewArruda
Website: www.rossintelligence.com
Blog: www.blog.rossintelligence.com
ROSS Intelligence Twitter: @ROSSIntel

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Pillsbury Litigation partner David Stanton is renowned for his command of the latest technologies and industry best practices in the rapidly emerging fields where law and technology intersect.</strong> Leading the firm’s Information Law & Electronic Discovery practice, David employs a multidisciplinary approach to handle operational and legal challenges of large datasets in litigation, internal investigations, due diligence and information governance projects. Experienced in cybersecurity, privacy and incident response, he collaborates with in-house lawyers and IT professionals on implementing robust information management programs and litigation readiness procedures. David also advises on enforcement actions, securities arbitrations, regulatory examinations, insider trading and related litigation, and regulatory compliance.

Daniella Isaacson

Senior Analyst

ALM Intelligence

Keith Wetmore

Chair Emeritus

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Chris Egan

Founder

Celeritas Associates

Greg Mitchell

Editor-in-Chief

ALM

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Mark Redmayne

VP Business Development and Co-founder

Elevate Services, Inc.

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LegalOps Thought Leaders

Tami Baddeley

Contracting Business Operations Lead, Legal

Microsoft

Lucy Bassli

Assistant General Counsel, Legal Operations & Contracting

Microsoft

Brad Blickstein

Principal

Blickstein Group, Inc.

Christine Coats

Vice President, Legal Operations

Oracle

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Tami joined Microsoft in 2012, providing global operational support to the legal department at Microsoft. In her current role, she evangelizes Microsoft’s Legal Productivity vertical, drives operational efficiencies, develops training and education material, and collaborates with external corporate counsel to benchmark our industry. Her focus is on external outreach and speaks at Industry and Trade events on how Microsoft’s Legal Operations utilizes people, process and tools (A day in the life of legal operations).
Tami is a member of International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) and Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC). She attended the University of Washington and has a BA in Speech Communications.

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Brad Blickstein is principal of the Blickstein Group, a consultancy serving the corporate legal community. He specializes in corporate law departments–often focusing on the relationship between them and their outside service providers–and assists his clients in a wide range of activities from strategic planning to messaging to media relations.

Since 2003, he has helped dozens of organizations understand the needs of attorneys and corporate legal departments. Clients have included law firms, law departments, electronic discovery service providers, legal process outsourcers, electronic billing providers and cost recovery specialists. He also is publisher of the Annual Law Department Operations Survey and serves as a special sections editor for The National Law Journal for its quarterly Trailblazers series.

Prior to forming the Blickstein Group, Brad was a founder and the president of Corporate Legal Times (now known as InsideCounsel), the nation’s largest magazine for corporate counsel. While there, he directed publishing and editorial operations and spearheaded numerous projects, including its custom publishing division, the Corporate Legal Times SuperConference and the joint-ventured Chief Legal Officer magazine.

He is a frequent speaker and writer, including a monthly column in Legaltech News, and is a member of the Educational Advisory Board for the Legaltech conference and a former chair of the LEDES Oversight Committee’s UTBMS Subcommittee. Brad is an avid live music fan and an occasional runner who has completed two marathons, but it is his wife and two teenage boys that take up most of his non-working time.

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Christine Coats is Vice President of Legal Operations at Oracle, reporting directly to Oracle’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel Dorian Daley. Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services.

Before joining Oracle, Coats spent the majority of her nine years at Symantec as its Chief of Staff. In this role, she oversaw the centralized operation of its legal and public relations teams. Coats was also responsible for executing significant expense reductions through preferred outside counsel programs, as well as implementing an e-billing and global enterprise contract management system and a company-wide records retention policy and program.

Prior to Symantec, Coats held a variety of financial planning and analysis (FP&A) positions, including software business controller and division consolidation manager, during her 21 years with IBM’s software and hardware divisions.

She currently serves as CFO Ex-officio and board member of Leadership California, a network of accomplished women leaders dedicated to advancing the leadership role of women in California. Coats is on the leadership team of the CLOC organization performing the CFO role.

Coats holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Frances Pomposo

Head of Lead Operations

Lyft

Emelita Hernandez-Bravo

Head of Legal Operations

Fitbit

Stephanie Corey

CLOC, Co-Founder; Co-Founder and General Partner

UpLevel Ops

Mick Cox

Senior Director, Legal Operations

Salesforce

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Mike Haven

Head of Legal Operations

Gap Inc.

Peter Krakaur

Principal

PK Consulting

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LegalSmallFirm Thought Leaders

Mary Juetten

CEO at Traklight & Co-Founder

Evolve Law

Catherine Krow

Founder & CEO

Digitory Legal

Adam Long

UniCourt

Tom Martin

Founder

LawDroid

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Mary Juetten, founder and CEO of Traklight, has dedicated her more-than-25-year career to helping businesses achieve and protect their success. Using her extensive education including Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill and a Juris Doctorate from Arizona State, as well as her US and Canadian accounting and public accountant certifications, Mary created the only self-guided software platform that creates your custom intellectual property (IP) strategy.

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Jason Velez

Founder

1Law

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Legaltech West Thought Leaders

Robert Brownstone

Technology & eDiscovery Counsel and Chair, Electronic Information Management (EIM) Practice Group

Fenwick & West

David Bustle

Director of Information Technology

Buchalter Nemer

David Cohen

Vice President – Associate General Counsel

The Clorox Company

Mark Danis

Counsel and Co-head of the Global Privacy and Data Protection Practice

Shearman & Sterling LLP

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Robert Brownstone advises clients on: electronic discovery; electronic information management (EIM) and “eWorkplace” policies; retention/destruction policies and protocols; information-security and data privacy; and social-media rewards and risks. Both in depositions and at trials, Bob has handled direct-testimony and cross-examination of expert witnesses as to EIM and computer-forensics. He also collaborates with clients as to computer solutions enabling legal compliance.

A nationally recognized advisor, thought leader and resource on ESI, Bob writes the IT Law Today blog, has authored over 70 articles on law and technology issues, been cited in more than 30 law review articles and been featured or quoted more than 80 times in various media outlets. He has also delivered more than 300 presentations and chaired over a dozen conferences on the following topics: Compliance; Data & Records Retention/Destruction; eDiscovery/ Electronic Information Management; ESI, Privacy and/or Social-Media in the Workplace; Information Security Obligations; and Metadata Concerns. Since 2009, Bob has taught more than ten Electronic Discovery Law & Process law school courses at the University of San Francisco (USF), Brooklyn, Santa Clara University and University of Puerto Rico schools of law. He has also been a guest lecturer at several other non-law-school universities.

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David is an accomplished and results orientated business technology leader with over twenty years’ experience successfully directing information technology services operations in legal environments. He has expertise in overseeing improvement initiatives and aligning technology with business goals and solutions.

David’s strategic vision allows him to provide positive change initiatives and drive business growth through integration of technology with the business and practice of law. As an innovative problem solver and creative thinker he is able to implement and manage change in diverse cultures.

He specializes in building and leading teams aimed at improving firm efficiencies, profitability, attorney working practices and user experiences. His success stems from a deep understanding of law firm financials and business practices.

David’s vast experience allows him to provide a unique perspective with an eye for client services while successfully implementing next-generation technologies.

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David 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 incomplex litigation matters, and also counsels clients on records management and litigation readiness issues.
David has been involved in setting up the E-Discovery Special Masters (EDSM) program in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and he has been appointed to serve as an EDSM in three separate cases by three different Federal judges. He also served on the Pennsylvania E-Discovery Rules Subcommittee, chaired by Allegheny County, PA Common Pleas Judge Stanton Wettick.

 

In addition, David has designed and presented e-discovery training programs for judges and neutrals around the country; has authored numerous legal publications; and is a frequent presenter at continuing legal education seminars regarding e-discovery, technology, and litigation tactics (listing of recent publications and speaking engagements contained herein).

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Mark Danis is a Vice President – Associate General Counsel at The Clorox Company. His responsibilities include the management and oversight of U.S. litigation, regulatory, marketing, privacy, and cyber security. He is a member of the company’s Specialty Division and Legal Services leadership teams.

Prior to joining Clorox, Mark practiced for 25 years as a litigator with Morrison & Foerster LLP. He founded Morrison’s San Diego office, and also practiced in Tokyo, Japan from 2006-2010. He served as a Managing Partner of Operations at the firm, and oversaw various business operations across 17 offices. His trial, arbitration, and appellate experience included matters involving patents, trade secrets, breach of contract, and other complex litigation issues.

He recently served on the Executive Committee of the International Law Section of the State Bar of California, and was the Editor-in-Chief of The California International Law Journal. He has a long-term commitment to pro bono and community service activities, including with the Marin County Youth Court program and as a board member of the Family Violence Law Center.
Mark received his J.D. from Hastings College of the Law, and his undergraduate degree from U.C. Berkeley. Following law school, he clerked for Judge Lawrence W. Pierce of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Michael Dicke

Partner, Securities Litigation/Co-chair of the Securities Enforcement Group

Fenwick & West LLP

Troy Dunham

eDiscovery Program Manager

Adobe Systems Legal Department

Julie Engbloom

Co-chair, Privacy and Data Security Practice Group

Lane Powell PC

Gillian Glass

Director of Practice Support, Paralegals and Records

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

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Michael Dicke is a partner in Fenwick’s litigation practice group and is the co-chair of the firm’s Securities Enforcement group. His practice focuses on conducting internal investigations for public company boards and audit committees, and the representation of public companies and their officers and directors in SEC, Department of Justice, and other law enforcement and regulatory investigations and litigation. He also represents investment advisers, hedge funds, private equity firms, broker-dealers, accounting firms, and financial institutions in SEC and DOJ investigations and proceedings.

In addition, Mike routinely advises clients on corporate governance and disclosure issues. Recently, he has advised several Fortune 500 companies on real-time disclosure issues following a data breach incident, and regularly provides guidance on the SEC’s increasing focus on cybersecurity regulation and enforcement. Also, Mike counsels investment advisers, hedge funds, private equity funds, and broker-dealers on compliance matters and in connection with examinations conducted by the SEC, FINRA, and other regulatory agencies.

Prior to joining Fenwick & West, Mike served as the Associate Regional Director for Enforcement in the SEC’s San Francisco’s regional office, from 2008 to 2014. As head of enforcement for the region, Mike oversaw all of the office’s attorneys and accountants in the investigation and litigation of federal securities law violations in Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho and Alaska. While at the SEC, Mike conducted and supervised hundreds of investigations and litigation involving financial reporting and accounting fraud, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), insider trading, offering frauds, and misconduct by investment advisers, investment companies, and broker-dealers. He is the recipient of the SEC’s Chairman’s Annual Award for Managerial Excellence as well as several Division Director Awards for work on significant cutting-edge cases. Upon joining Fenwick, the legal publication The Recorder noted that Mike brings to the firm “unmatched experience” in the field of securities enforcement.

During law school, Mike was Articles Editor and published author for the Minnesota Law Review. After law school, Mike clerked for Donald P. Lay, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. After his clerkship, and just prior to joining the Commission, Mike practiced for five years as a litigation attorney with a San Francisco law firm.

Mike has spoken annually at the SEC Institute (2005-2016) and is a frequent speaker on programs aimed at reaching public company executives and directors, in-house counsel and white collar defense attorneys. He has published articles in leading publications including Bloomberg and the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance. His recent articles include an opinion piece entitled “SEC Crackdown on ‘Fake News’ is Itself Fake News” (Bloomberg Law, April 2017).

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Julie Engbloom has an active litigation practice focusing on complex civil and corporate matters, including securities, financial, banking-related litigation, regulatory compliance and internal investigations.

Julie is the Co-chair of the Privacy and Data Security Practice Group and the Firm’s Cannabis Practice Group. She is also the Co-chair of the Business Crisis Management and Emergency Remedies Practice Group, representing clients at the TRO and preliminary injunction stage of litigation. She represents clients in a wide range of matters including breach of contract and fiduciary delinquencies, internal investigations, banking and financial litigation, privacy and data security litigation, and advises clients on Oregon’s medical and recreational marijuana statutory regulations and compliance.

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John Isaza

Partner

Rimon PC

William Kellermann

CIPP/US/Electronic Discovery & IG Counsel

Hanson Bridgett LLP

Juanita Luna

Director, Office of the General Counsel

Pacific Gas and Electric Company Law Department

Bobby Malhotra

eDiscovery Counsel, Munger, Tolles & Olson

Shearman & Sterling LLP

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A technology lawyer and litigator for more than 25 years, Bil helps clients execute sound and defensible identification, preservation, collection, review and production of electronically stored information for use as evidence in litigation and investigations. Matters included patent, IP, securities, white-collar criminal, commercial and employee mobility/tradesecret litigation and investigations. In addition, he assists enterprises with litigation readiness and information governance counseling focused on defensible retention and disposition programs, and structured legal hold and litigation response systems for pattern litigants in the technology and life sciences industries. Bil’s expertise includes using software to automate preservation, discovery, case assessment, and trial preparation. He is a frequent speaker on electronic evidence topics.

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Bobby Malhotra is eDiscovery counsel with Munger, Tolles & Olson, where his practice focuses on navigating complex eDiscovery litigation issues.

As a member of the firm’s litigation group, Mr. Malhotra develops innovative, cost-effective and defensible strategies for the preservation, collection, review and production of electronically stored information. He regularly advises clients on issues related to eDiscovery preparedness, planning and execution as well as information privacy and data security. Mr. Malhotra’s extensive experience includes counseling the firm’s financial institution clients on the unique eDiscovery challenges they face in high-exposure matters arising out of the 2008 financial crisis.

Prior to joining Munger Tolles, Mr. Malhotra worked as a senior discovery consultant for multiple top-tier eDiscovery service providers. He also has nearly five years of experience in network engineering, technology consulting and computer programming. During this time, Mr. Malhotra worked on large-scale network infrastructure projects, including several multi-million dollar engagements for Fortune 500 clients where he focused on Cisco and Microsoft operating system administration issues. A true “techno lawyer,” Mr. Malhotra’s technology experience dates back to his first job in college building and configuring application and file servers using Novell NetWare and Windows NT Operating Systems.

Mr. Malhotra is a member of the International Legal Technology Association, American Bar Association: Section of Litigation and Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production. He has multiple computer certifications, including the CompTIA A+ computer hardware certification.

Mr. Malhotra received his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law and a B.S., cum laude, in telecommunications from DeVry Institute of Technology. He is admitted to the California and Illinois bars.

Whitney McCollum

Senior Corporate Counsel, Data Privacy

AECOM

Kathleen McConnell

Senior Counsel, eDiscovery and Information Governance

Seyfarth & Shaw LLP

Beau Mersereau

SDirector of Applications, Development and Support

Fish & Richardson P.C.

Helen Bergman Moure

Principal

Lex Aperta PLLC

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Whitney McCollum is the Global Data Privacy attorney for AECOM, a Fortune 500 company that designs, builds, finances and operates infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations.  With offices in over 150 countries, Whitney is responsible for staying current on the privacy laws that affect AECOM globally and working with AECOM’s security, legal, HR, compliance, and procurement teams worldwide to keep AECOM’s data safe.  Whitney also manages employment law matters for AECOM’s EMIA region.  Before AECOM, Whitney was Corporate Counsel at Renesas Electronics America where she advised the Renesas business teams on legal issues involving privacy, licensing, and commercial transactions and chaired the Intellectual Property Committee and Global Open Source Software subcommittee.  Before going in-house, Whitney was an intellectual property litigator at Morrison Foerster and O’Melveny & Myers.  Whitney is CIPP/US certified and a member of the U.S. Patent Bar.  When not lawyering, Whitney can be found dancing in the kitchen with her kids, training for a triathlon, or buried in a book.

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Kathleen McConnell is Senior Counsel in the eDiscovery and Information Governance group at Seyfarth Shaw.  Her practice focuses on issues associated with electronic discovery, data analytics, 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.  In addition, she focuses on leveraging data analytics and visualization for litigation and labor & employment matters.  Her team’s expertise in rapidly developing statistical software for litigation and client counseling allows them to process large volumes of data, respond to changing needs with speed and accuracy, and identify and provide important information that would otherwise be too labor intensive or time-consuming to discover.  Their ability in this area regularly enables them to undermine claims and debunk theories of liability, thereby aiding in mediations and settlement negotiations, as well as provides the capacity to construct damages analyses based on reasonable and well-founded assessments of potential exposure.

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A commercial litigator in federal and state court for more than 20 years, Helen has devoted her practice since 1999 to the delivery of efficient and cost-effective e-discovery and document review services to a wide range of clients from sole entrepreneurs to Fortune 100 corporations. A former partner at K&L Gates in Seattle, she was one of the founding members of the firm’s e-Discovery Analysis and Technology (e-DAT) Group and was involved in the development of the Patterns document review software created by Attenex (now owned by FTI). She has many years of experience structuring and supervising projects involving all aspects of the discovery process, from custodian identification and retention; to collection, processing, review; and post-production litigation support. A frequent advisor to public and private organizations, she also assists in designing and implementing document retention systems and advising on litigation readiness.

Helen is a frequent speaker on e-discovery and related issues and is a longtime and active participant in The Sedona Conference®, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists. In 2010, she founded Lex Aperta, which offers e-discovery legal advice and consulting.

Brad Newman

Practice Innovation Manager / Staff Attorney

Cooley LLP

Darin Sands

Co-chair, Privacy and Data Security Practice Group

Lane Powell PC

Jeewon Kim Serrato

Counsel and Co-head of the Global Privacy and Data Protection Practice

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Julian Tsisin

Legal Technology and Systems

Google Inc. Legal Department

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Brad Newman is driving innovation at Cooley by working with legal professionals, business analysts, application developers and other stakeholders to identify, scope, design, iterate and implement practice and client-focused products, processes and services that enhance the gathering, processing and harnessing of actionable knowledge and data-centric intelligence to support the delivery of legal services to clients.

Prior to Cooley, Brad cofounded a legal technology startup focused on connecting startups with attorneys, then served as director of legal affairs at StartX, an accelerator for startup companies based out of Stanford. Before that, he practiced for several years at Ogilvy Renault (now part of Norton Rose Fulbright) in Toronto in their corporate/TTG group.

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Darin Sands is a litigator whose practice focuses on data security, privacy, antitrust, and the resolution of other complex commercial disputes. Darin represents clients in a wide range of matters, including data breach and privacy litigation, international antitrust investigations and litigation, class actions, claims involving breach of contract and fiduciary duties, and counseling related to using technology to more efficiently achieve legal objectives. Darin is licensed to practice in Oregon, Washington, and California, and works with clients in Lane Powell’s Portland and Seattle offices.

He currently represents numerous companies in ongoing data breach litigation and data breach response preparation efforts. He also frequently counsels clients on privacy-related legal challenges.

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Jeewon Kim Serrato is a counsel and Co-Head of the Global Privacy & Data Protection Group where she advises companies on privacy, cybersecurity, data protection and crisis management issues.  She has extensive experience in developing and structuring comprehensive data and trade secrets protection programs, implementing and testing information security controls, and helping companies mitigate cyber risks and handle data breaches.

Before joining Shearman & Sterling, Ms. Serrato was Chief Privacy Officer of Fannie Mae, where she led the organization’s privacy risk assessments, reviewed its operations from a privacy and cybersecurity perspective, and handled data security incidents.  She also currently serves on the Department of Homeland Security Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee Technology Subcommittee.

Ms. Serrato began her career working on issues relating to counterterrorism, the use of data by law enforcement and intelligence agencies and the balance between privacy and security.  Upon graduation from law school, she served for two years as legislative counsel to members of the U.S. House of Representatives, during which she managed a portfolio including the reauthorization of the PATRIOT Act, the use of the National Security Letters and wireless surveillance, Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act and other homeland security-related bills, and crisis management issues including pandemic flu preparedness.  Ms. Serrato continued to provide advice relating to homeland security and public safety issues at a Washington, D.C. law firm, where she served as lead counsel to a major telecom carrier in over 90 mediations with public safety agencies nationwide to improve wire and radio interoperability for first responders, which was a top priority of the Federal Communications Commission’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau.  Ms. Serrato continued to work on technology projects that have an impact on data and consumer privacy by next serving as the top-level executive in charge of privacy at RELX Group (formerly Reed Elsevier) where she oversaw the development and implementation of privacy policies for over 500 e-commerce and mobile products globally.   She also served briefly in a senior position at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and as a Counsel in Debevoise & Plimpton’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Practice.

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Joan Washburn

Director of Litigation/eDiscovery Services

Holland & Knight

Joel Wallenstrom

CEO and President

Wickr

Nick Bruch

Senior Analyst

ALM Intelligence

Daniella Issacson

Senior Analyst

ALM Intelligence

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Peter Hsiao

Partner/ Head of the Environment and Energy Group, LA

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Tom Martin

Founder

LawDroid

Adam Long

Director of Content

UniCourt

Thomas Barnett

Special Counsel, eDiscovery and Data Science

Paul Hastings

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Peter Hsiao is a partner of Morrison & Foerster, LLP and head of the Environment and Energy Group in Los Angeles, and the firm’s Green Products and Chemicals team. Drawing upon his technical background as a chemical engineer, Mr. Hsiao has more than 31 years of experience in complex litigation and transactional work with a specialty as a lead trial attorney in environmental, natural resources, chemical toxic tort, and land use law.

Mr. Hsiao is recognized as one of the leading trial attorneys in environmental law. He was named Los Angeles Environmental Litigation Attorney of the Year in 2016 by Best Lawyers in America. He is one of 16 lawyers named as a Distinguished Environmental Advocate by the American Bar Association, and is identified as a Trailblazer in Energy and Environmental Law by the National Law Journal. Mr. Hsiao is named by Chambers and Partners as one of the nation’s best environmental lawyers, and recommended by Legal 500, PLC Global 3000, the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, the Los Angeles Business Journal and Super Lawyers as a leading environmental lawyer. He is a Fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers, a former member of the ABA’s Standing Committee on Environmental Law and the former Chair of the State Bar of California’s Environmental Law Section.

Mr. Hsiao served as a senior trial lawyer for the U.S. Department of Justice as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California. He was lead trial counsel representing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies in major environmental and natural resource litigation. He is Immediate Past President of the LA County Bar Counsel for Justice, one of the nation’s oldest and largest pro bono organizations. Mr. Hsiao is a magna cum laude graduate in chemical engineering from the University of Utah and obtained his J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley where he received the McBaine Advocacy Award.

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Yale philosophy major, lawyer, technophile and entrepreneur. Tom is the founder and owner of LawDroid (AI legal assistant) and Foresight Legal Group, P.C. He also serves as ARAG Technology Innovation Committee Member, Chair of the Education Subcommittee for Group Legal Services Association (an ABA Affiliated organization), co-founder of Vancouver Legal Hackers, and Advisor to ATJ Tech Fellows. He lives in Vancouver, Canada with his wife and two daughters. @lawdroid1

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Ellen Blanchard

Managing Corporate Counsel, eDiscovery

T-Mobile

Tom Gricks

Managing Director

Catalyst

Sarah Zhao

Partner

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Kiran Raj

Partner

O’Melveny

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As Managing Corporate Counsel, eDiscovery at T-Mobile, Ms. Blanchard uses her deep knowledge of the intersection of litigation, technology and discovery to work with all areas of the legal department on document preservation, collection and review issues. Ellen regularly works with a variety of business segments at T-Mobile in connection with Government inquiries and private litigations as well as assessing Records Management practice and information governance across the company. She participates in several enterprise wide groups to implement new technologies and systems. Prior to joining T-Mobile, Ms. Blanchard spent 14 years as a litigator at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, where she represented several Fortune 50 companies in a variety of complex litigation matters as national eDiscovery Counsel. She also spent 2 years as Associate General Counsel and Director, eDiscovery Consulting at Evolver Legal Services where she counseled core clients to develop litigation plans that included negotiating the scope of discovery as well as conducting early case assessment and understanding the options for review, including technology assisted review. Ms. Blanchard earned her J.D. from American University, and Bachelor’s degrees in International Business, Japanese Studies and Psychology from Ohio Wesleyan University. She is admitted to the Washington State Bar and Virginia Bar.An active member of Sedona and Women in eDiscovery and a frequent speaker at eDiscovery conferences, Ms. Blanchard enjoys talking with others about Discovery Best Practices and sharing war stories.

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Advised Fortune 500 companies with more than 20 years of experience and proven results on the issues arising from international commercial transactions from both corporate and regulatory perspectives with a focus on technology transactions, privacy, cybersecurity and data protection laws; Provided legal services in broad industries of E-commerce, digital transaction, social media, telecom, broadcasting, high-tech, software, financing, transportations, aviation, shipping, energy, manufactures, agriculture, real estate, sports, entertainment, publishing, and other related industries; Demonstrated a thorough understanding of differing legal systems and cultural subtleties, combined with fluent Chinese language capability, which ensured accurate internal and external communications within a global setting.

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Dan Nichols

Of Counsel

Redgrave LLP

Kim Quan

COO and VP of Information Governance

Dragon Discovery

Ann Marie Gibbs

eDiscovery Counsel

AMG Discovery

Mike Quartararo

Director of Litigation Support Services

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

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Dan is a seasoned trial attorney with extensive experience handling eDiscovery in matters ranging from single plaintiff cases to mass tort and class actions. Most recently, as a partner at an Am Law 200 firm, he represented businesses of all sizes in complex commercial, construction, products liability, and environmental litigation. Dan’s extensive experience guiding matters from inception at the pleading stage, through all phases of discovery, motions practice, settlement negotiations and trial, provides him with a unique and practical understanding of how eDiscovery strategy impacts budgets and outcomes. Likewise, his past experience representing large oil and chemical companies involved in environment and toxic tort litigation provides Dan with keen insights into large scale corporate and litigation challenges.

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Michael Quartararo is the Director of Litigation Support Services at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, and the author of the 2016 book Project Management in Electronic Discovery, published by eDiscoveryPM.com. With 20 years of experience in the legal services industry, he is responsible at Stroock for the development and implementation of Firm policy related to e-discovery and litigation support, and he leads a staff providing consultative support and technology services to 350 attorneys and paralegals. He regularly consults with attorneys and the Firm’s Fortune 500 clients on the use of technology, electronic discovery, and information governance. He also teaches e-discovery and project management and sits on the advisory board at Bryan University in Tempe, Arizona. A graduate of the State University of New York, he also studied law in the UK. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS). He sits on the national Advisory Board of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) and is the liaison member to the EDRM Advisory Committee. Mike frequently writes and speaks on project management, e-discovery and litigation support issues.

Elizabeth Leland

Partner

Keller Rohrback LLP

Jason Fry

Senior Forensics Specialist

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Peter Day

Vice President, Privacy and Data Security Counsel

Bank of the West

Julie Lewis

President & CEO

Digital Mountain

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Kelli Kosmatka

IT Litigation Support Manager

Rollin Braswell Fisher LLC

Lea Malani Bays

Of Counsel

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP

Zach Warren

Editor-in-Chief, LegalTech News

ALM

Hon. Elizabeth D. Laporte

United States Magistrate Judge, United States District Court

Northern District of California

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Patrick Oot

Partner

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

Wynter Lavier Deagle

Partner

Mintz Levin PC

Jennifer DeTrani

General Counsel

Wickr

John Villasenor

Professor

UCLA School of Law

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