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Ralph C. Losey

Ralph C. Losey

National eDiscovery Counsel, Jackson Lewis P.C.


Ralph C. Losey is a practicing attorney, writer, and educator in the field of electronic discovery and legal search. He is a shareholder of Jackson Lewis P.C., an 800+ attorney firm in the U.S. that specializes in labor and employment law. Ralph serves as the firm's National E-Discovery Counsel and head of Litigation Support. Ralph has been a commercial litigator since 1980 and has over seventy published opinions to his credit, including some of the largest e-discovery cases in the country. In 2006 he limited his legal practice to e-discovery issues. Ralph is the founder of the Electronic Discovery Best Practices group (EDBP.com), and the developer of an online legal training course in e-discovery for beginner and intermediate students, (e-DiscoveryTeamTraining.com). Ralph is a frequent speaker and author on e-discovery, having written five books, multiple law review articles, and hundreds of popular articles on law and technology. In the past three years Ralph has further focused his efforts in AI-enhanced review ("predictive coding") and has written over 50 articles on the subject. Ralph has also participated in multiple scientific research peer-reviewed projects where various predictive coding methodologies he developed have been tested and evaluated. Ralph is also the principle author and publisher of a popular monthly blog on technology, e-Discovery Team Blog (e-discoveryteam.com). Ralph Losey has been a computer hobbyist since 1978, and strives to be both a thinker and hands-on doer in technology law, especially AI-enhanced search. Ralph received his B.A. from Vanderbilt University in 1973, attained his J.D. with honors from the University of Florida School of Law in 1979, and entered private legal practice in Orlando, Florida, in 1980. Prior to becoming a shareholder of Jackson Lewis, Ralph was a shareholder and IT Director of Subin, Shams, Rosenbluth, Moran, Losey and Brennan, P.A., and then a shareholder of Akerman Senterfitt, where he was the founder-chair of its e-discovery practice group.

Chris Dale

Chris Dale

The e-Disclosure Information Project 


Chris Dale qualified as an English solicitor in 1980 after reading History at Oxford. He was a litigation partner in London and then a litigation software developer and litigation support consultant before turning to commentary on electronic disclosure/discovery. He runs the e-Disclosure Information Project which disseminates information about the court rules, the problems, and the technology to lawyers and their clients, to judges, and to suppliers. He is a member of Senior Master Whitaker's Working Party which drafted the new Practice Direction and Electronic Documents Questionnaire. He writes the UK's only authoritative and objective web site and blog on the subject and is a well-known speaker and commentator in the UK, the US and other common law jurisdictions.

Goran Oparnica

Goran Oparnica

Managing Director, INsig2


Goran Oparnica, B.Sc. in Computer science, is a managing director of INsig2, a leading European company in the field of digital evidence and digital forensic education. INsig2 has 10 years of experience in educating both lawyers and police investigators in different aspects of digital evidence and digital forensic investigations. Mr. Oparnica oversees a team that plans and develops content for different educational programs for lawyers as well as for digital forensic practitioners. Since its establishment in 2004, INsig2’s experts have trained students, both lawyers and investigators from more or less every European country. This makes INsig2 a unique company in the Europe. Mr. Oparnica holds the CPP designation by ASIS international and CISM designation by ISACA.

Stephen K. Henn, Esq.

Stephen K. Henn, Esq.

CEO, UBIC


Steve Henn is a seasoned C-suite business leader with a wealth of industry knowledge, business insight, and a strong drive for success. He is experienced in legal technology and service companies, possessing a blend of market vision and superior tactical, analytical and people skills. He is also experienced in strategic planning, finance, and operations with a track record of significant revenue growth, market development, and cost control. Mr. Henn recently served as President and CEO of eMag Solutions, Ltd., a leader in data management and e-Discovery where he led efforts to redefine their product suite. Mr. Henn holds a J.D. from The University of Connecticut School of Law, and a B.A. in Economics from The University of Chicago.

Jeffrey Guttman, Esq.

Jeffrey Guttman, Esq.

Vice President, Managed Review Services, UBIC


As the Director of Managed Review Operations, Jeffrey Guttman heads up an experienced team of Attorney Project Managers, Team Leads, and Recruiters that is focused on augmenting well developed review processes with enabling technologies in order to reduce overall cost and risk for our clients. Working directly with in-house counsel, law firm attorneys, and review attorneys, Jeff is responsible for directly managing review teams to ensure an efficient and quality document review takes place. Jeff has over 15 years of experience driving process improvements in diverse organizations, including air-medical helicopter companies and various teams of attorneys. Over the last seven years he has worked on a variety of complex and time sensitive litigations. Jeff has direct experience managing document reviews from the first level through to the creation of the privilege logs. Jeff helped managed one of the largest pharmaceutical document reviews in United States history.  He has further managed a wide variety of document reviews including general business, DOJ Second Request, patent infringement, and government investigations.

Andrew Haslam

Andrew Haslam

Consultant, Allvision


Andrew Haslam, from Allvision Computing (www.allvision.co.uk), is the UK's leading independent litigation support consultant, who since 1997 has provided specialist legal IT advice and Electronic Data Disclosure (EDD) strategy to the UK’s top law firms. Andrew started his professional career serving 12 years in the British Army where he acquired an IT degree and an abiding interest in how computing can help people work more efficiently. He then spent a decade delivering document management solutions to clients in the Military, Central Government and Pharmaceutical sectors. From early 2004, Andrew has been at the forefront of developments in EDD, and is recognised as one of the UK's leading consultants in this field, speaking at many conferences and authoring a series of white papers on EDD and Litigation Readiness. He has an on-going part time role as the manager of a Litigation Support team at Hogan Lovells International LLP, as well as providing practical and strategic EDD support to top 100 firms including; BLP, RPC, Bird & Bird, Geldards, Hugh James, SJ Berwin, Clyde & Co, Berrymans Lace Mawer, Mishcon de Reya, Lewis Silkin, Thomas Eggar, Heath Buckeridge, Pinsent Masons and Curtis Davis Garrard.

Ann Hemming

Ann Hemming

Director, ACH Legal Consultancy


Ann has over 30 years experience in Knowledge management and Learning and Development roles. She is a regular speaker and contributor to journals on KM ad L&D topics. Ann has very strong technology and project management skills and quite unique experience in both in-house roles and as a supplier of solutions. She has helped law firms and publishers develop effective strategies for growth and development and has a very practical commercial outlook, based on her experience of product development and sales as well as strategic consultancy. Some of Ann's specialities include Development and implementation of KM and L&D strategies, assisting firms develop strategic talent management and succession planning programs Project management of KM and L&D initiatives. She also advises publishers on product development and user adoption. Ann is involved in the development of effective SharePoint portals and KM solutions as well as the development of effective online learning strategies and delivery of in house and commercial webinar/e-learning. She develops e-learning products, advice on implementations of blended learning strategies.

 

Jim Carden

Jim Carden

Director, Forensic Services, UBIC


As a senior-level computer forensics executive with years of experience, Jim Carden is extensively trained in computer crime investigations and computer forensic examinations, and certified by the California Department of Justice. He offers comprehensive knowledge of criminal investigations, alongside legal and investigative savvy at the local, state, and federal levels. Carden has also provided expert testimony in computer investigations and forensics, and maintains top secret (TS/SCI) security clearance with both the Department of Defense and Department of Justice. As a computer forensics, digital evidence instructor, with the High Tech Crime Institute Inc. (HTCI), Carden worked with a group that offered a full range of services to meet local, state, and federal law enforcement needs. There, he served as a computer forensics and data exploitation instructor for its NATO Special Operations Forces (SOF) Training and Education Program (NSTEP), and also familiarized SOF operators with the process of triaging and processing captured digital materials in the support of targeting and evidence-based operations. Carden’s law enforcement and military service experience includes working as a detective and lead computer investigator with the Fairfield Police Department. In this capacity, he launched its Computer Crime Investigations program and served as the department’s lead computer crimes investigator. He was awarded the California Police Officer Standards Training (POST) Advanced Certification as a computer crimes investigator by the Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation (ICI) and recognized by the department for his high level of training in computer forensics.

Robert Jones

Robert Jones

Managing Legal Consultant, Legal Technologies


Robert Jones is the manager of Kroll Ontrack’s team of Legal Consultants in Continental Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Robert advises lawyers and their clients on the management of evidence and the use of technology in litigation, investigations and other matters. Robert provides consultancy that assists clients in the interrogation and management of document intensive cases. This often includes advising on implications of the services associated with disclosure exercises, and scoping multi-regional projects. Robert advises clients on strategies and techniques to help lawyers deploy technology effectively and responsibly and fulfil their goals. Robert’s clients include law firms, corporate counsel and government agencies. He is called upon for his significant depth, variety and volume of experience and is often consulted on the practicalities surrounding the management, processing and review of electronic evidence. Prior to joining Kroll Ontrack, Robert worked for over five years within a Top 100 internaional law firm managing disclosure projects for large scale litigation cases. His work involved managing teams of legal professionals and delivering effective solutions to maximise the efficiency of one of the firm’s busiest litigation teams.

Sally Trivino

Sally Trivino

Director, PwC Belgium


Sally is a director at PwC Belgium where she leads the Forensic Technology Services (FTS) department and the Data Analytics group. The Forensic IT team provides digital investigation techniques such as e-discovery, forensic data mining and cyber forensic services for clients facing litigation, arbitration or general regulatory compliance and other crisis management challenges like fraud investigations. The Forensic Technology department combines commercial, legal/regulatory and in-depth IT technical skills. This includes data analysis & data mining, e-discovery & computer forensic, software asset management and cyber forensics. Sally has led and performed projects for both public as private sector clients with challenges in the area of fraud, anti-trust, corruption, IP infringements, data protection & data privacy breaches and incident response. Sally has built a specific expertise in advanced data analytics techniques.

Mattias Aggeler

Mattias Aggeler

Partner, Swiss FTS


Mattias Aggeler had worked for several years in the area Forensic Technologies for a renowned international audit- and consulting firm in Switzerland. In this position he was part of various client projects in different industries, e.g. financial institutions, industrial groups and national agencies. During his projects he gained thorough know-how in the areas of digital forensics and E-Discovery. Based on the international context of his experience he especially acquired knowhow in specific national data protection laws.

Liljana Selinšek

Liljana Selinšek

Criminal law expert, Independent consultant


Liljana Selinšek is a criminal law expert, focused primarily on the fight against cybercrime, anti-corruption and economic crime. Liljana graduated from the Law Faculty of the University of Ljubljana (Republic of Slovenia). In postgraduate education she received her Master’s degree in the field of financial criminal law and after that she successfully defended her Doctoral thesis on economic criminal law. She has also passed the Slovenian State Bar Exam. Liljana served as the Assistant Professor for criminal law, criminal procedure law and economic criminal law at the Law Faculty of the University of Maribor (Slovenia) till 2010. While working in the academic sphere  Liljana focused an important part of her research work on the fight against cybercrime (especially on legal aspects of digital forensics, electronic evidences and related questions). Liljana then worked in the office of the Information Commissioner of the Republic of Slovenia (i.e. Slovenian data protection authority), and in 2011 she took over the duties of Deputy Chief Commissioner of the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption (CPC) a  central anti-corruption authority in Republic of Slovenia). Whilst a member of the CPC’s panel Liljana was one of the decision makers in all matters of content that fell within the competence of the CPC. Liljana has written several books and more than 100 scientific and expert papers on the field of criminal law, including on questions related to electronic evidence. To see more about Liljana, you can visit her personal web-page: www.selinsek.eu.

Jeane A. Thomas

Jeane A. Thomas

Partner, Crowell & Moring


Jeane A. Thomas is Co-Chair of Crowell & Moring’s E-Discovery and Information Management Practice and a partner in the firm’s Antitrust Group. In her role with the E-Discovery practice, Ms. Thomas has managed many types of E-Discovery matters in both government investigations and private litigation.  She regularly counsels clients on Information Governance issues, including the development and application of effective information management policies, legal hold practices, and E-Discovery response plans.  Ms. Thomas is a participating member of the Sedona Conference Working Group 1 on Electronic Document Retention and Production, and Working Group 6 on International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure.  She is also a member of the Advisory Board and Faculty of the Georgetown University Law Center Advanced Institute for E-Discovery.  She regularly speaks and writes on U.S. and transnational E-Discovery issues, and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, with a focus on European regulation (CIPP/E). Ms. Thomas has been recognized by clients and peers as a top lawyer in Chambers Global and Chambers USA in the fields of E-Discovery and Antitrust.

Umar Yasin

Umar Yasin

Director, QuisLex


Umar has particular experience and expertise in financial services disputes, construction disputes and offshore disputes, as well as internal and regulatory investigations. Umar is responsible for leading and building relationships with QuisLex’s corporate clients and law firms across EMEA and is based from QuisLex’s London office. He works closely with his colleagues in Hyderabad, Chicago and New York to deliver effective and innovative solutions for clients. Called to the Bar in March 2008 by the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, Umar then spent his first few years working at Thomson Reuters Legal, followed by over two years at CCL, where he dealt mainly with regulatory investigations and complex discovery exercises. Umar has worked on a number of high-profile regulatory investigations and complex commercial disputes, working with clients on both UK and multi-jurisdictional matters, as well as in offshore courts such as the Cayman Islands and the Channel Islands. 

Neil Cameron

Neil Cameron

Neil Cameron Consulting Group


Neil Cameron is one of the leading law firm technology consultants. The Lawyer magazine said he was “named by many consultants as one of the best around”, and held to be “recognised as among the leading experts”.  Originally a barrister he worked for LexisNexis and Allen & Overy before joining KPMG Management Consulting in 1986. In 1994 he left KPMG to set up his own independent consultancy which now has a team of four legal IT professionals with a broad range of experience. Neil and his team have advised hundreds of law firms of various sizes throughout the globe about technology projects including IT strategies and reviews, and the procurement and implementation of all kinds of systems.  He writes regular articles and Blogs on his Web site, as well as for a range of legal journals; and for over 25 years has been a frequent speaker at International Bar Association and other conferences and seminars on legal technology issues.

Michael Schulte

Michael Schulte

Channel Manager, kCura


Michael Schulte is an account and channel manager, based in kCura’s London office. He began his career in e-disclosure with kCura in 2009 as a member of the client services team, providing technical support to Relativity partners and clients. After learning about Relativity from the technical side, he moved to his current role on the sales and marketing team in 2011.  Michael specialises in supporting the business development efforts of kCura’s international network of channel partners.  Michael received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan.

Major Baisden

Major Baisden

President, Iris Data Services


Major Baisden is the founder and President of Iris Data Services. Under his leadership, Iris was named to the 2011 Inc. 500 list of the fastest–growing private companies in America. Major is recognized as an industry expert in electronic discovery and litigation technologies, having worked in the industry for over 14 years. A highly sought-after speaker on electronic discovery best practice and discovery strategies, he has written several articles on the subject. Major also consults with law firms regarding internal eDiscovery practice management as it relates to the structure, efficiency, cost and billing practices of practice support departments.

Bernard Taverne

Bernard Taverne

Partner, Lean Legal


Bernard Taverne is the founder of Lean Legal. Lean Legal supports law firms to adapt themselves to the law firm of the future. The leading principles here are “client insight is key to understand what is the value for the client" and  "firstly control the  processes, secondly improve in a controlled way". Bernard is convinced & passionate about the Lean & digital opportunities in the new (client) reality for law firms. To  offer a better client value and at the same time a more cost effectiveness delivery in the practice of law. Bernard has gained his Operational Excellence & Lean experience in the professional services industry; in various roles with a focus on changemanagement and with various employers Fortis, ABN AMRO, Accenture, Aegon; in the Netherlands and abroad (China). Bernard was program manager of Aegon's Lean journey "to get closer to the customer", right from the start in 2006; this was one of the first Lean deployments in the Insurance industry in the Netherlands. Bernard holds a degree in Business Law (Leiden University, Netherlands).

 

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