ACEDS is built on the knowledge and contributions of the experts who have labored in the field for years and will advance the goals we all share of facilitating the delivery of justice in all courts efficiently, economically and effectively.
As a Miami partner of the international law firm Hogan Lovells, he has litigated in US federal and state courts and international courts of arbitration for nearly two decades. A leader in the field of electronic discovery, he has been at the forefront of some of the most significant product liability cases in recent times, including those involving commercial airline disasters, drywall from China, pharmaceutical products, vaccines, tobacco, medical devices, cosmetics, yachts, automobiles, and consumer goods. He co-chairs the firm’s Electronic Information Group and is often quoted in the media in matters regarding technology and litigation, and electronic evidence. He earned his JD magna cum laude, Order of the Coif., University of Miami School of Law, and BA from the University of Southern California.
Chairman of the ABA’s National Institute on E-Discovery and a thought leader in the field, he is a partner in the Miami office of the international law firm, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP. A specialist in litigation and commercial arbitration in several areas of law, he has been a practicing lawyer for 35 years. He is an adjunct law professor on e-discovery at the University of Miami Law School and is the liaison to the Federal Civil Rules Advisory Committee of the ABA Section of Litigation. He authored the books, E-Discovery: Twenty Questions and Answers (2008) and The Ethics of E-Discovery (2009) (both by First Chair Press, Chicago). He has also published several articles on e-discovery, including Walking the Plank, Looking Over Your Shoulder, Fearing Sharks Are in the Water: E-Discovery in Federal Litigation? (Duke 2010 Conference, May 2010). He earned his JD from Yale Law School and BA from the University of Notre Dame.
A former President of the American Bar Association and retired partner at the Tallahassee office of Holland & Knight, she serves as Chief Privacy Officer at TLO, a firm in Boca Raton, Florida that specializes in fraud, risk and investigatory technology tools. She oversees the development and monitoring of policies related to privacy protection of people, client and employee data. She also served as chair of the Florida Commission on Ethics and as a member of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission. She has been active in many national organizations, including service on the Board of Directors of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, as a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and member of the American Law Institute, and has received numerous awards for her contributions to society and the legal profession. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University and a JD from the University of Florida.
Chief, Technical Services Branch, Office of Information Assurance and Cyber Security Division, US, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), he manages groups that work in focused operations, computer network defense and secure infrastructure and testing in support of TSA in e-discovery, digital forensics, intrusion analysis, malicious code reversing engineering and data recovery. His teams oversee digital evidence collection and analysis in hundreds of single user and enterprise-wide collections. He manages the computer network defense team, which monitors TSA networks for cyber threats, and a group that tests new technologies for compliance and vulnerabilities. Previously, he was a forensics and intrusions instructor at the Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy, where he developed courses on live network investigations and deployable forensics for law enforcement agencies at all levels that investigate high tech crimes and gather intelligence. Early in his career, he was a Maryland State Trooper, where he worked as a computer forensic investigator providing digital forensics analysis support to criminal and administrative investigations.
Managing Director of E-Discovery and Consulting Services at TransPerfect Legal Solutions in Washington, DC, he is a respected industry veteran whose high-profile engagements include matters before the US Justice Department, Securities and Exchange Commission and Federal Trade Commission. Among the first persons to earn the Certified E-Discovery Specialist credential, he is a senior member of TransPerfect’s ESI Discovery Team, and advises law firms, corporations and government entities on a wide variety of e-discovery issues to limit the scope and costs associated with document review and production. He has managed all elements of e-discovery in antitrust and intellectual property disputes, second request investigations, corporate compliance actions and cases brought under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He also manages TransPerfect’s business development efforts in Washington, DC, and emphasizes training, industry awareness, and professional development to foster a greater return on his clients’ investments.
Director of High Tech Investigations for Prudential Financial, he leads a team of highly skilled E-Discovery and digital forensics practitioners. He supervises collection and processing efforts, develops E-Discovery policy, consults with internal departments and outside counsel as a subject matter expert, and oversees digital investigations. Prior to joining Prudential, he was a Principal with Guidance Software’s Professional Services Division, working with AmLaw 100 firms and Fortune 1000 corporations to address their E-Discovery needs. During this time he oversaw collection and processing efforts on matters comprising more than 3,000 custodians, as well as complex post-litigation compliance actions. He began his career as the manager of the Louisiana Department of Justice’s computer forensics team, a highlight of which was providing expert testimony in the trial of convicted serial killer Sean Vincent Gillis. He also spent several years as a computer forensic examiner assigned to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Cyber Division.
Co-founder and executive director of Women in eDiscovery (WiE), a 5,000-member global organization. Co-author of the book eDiscovery Plain & Simple, and a frequent author on the subject, she has worked in legal services for 20 years. She is experienced in electronic discovery, litigation readiness and data analysis with emphasis on strategic consulting, identification, preservation, collection, review and production of electronic records in litigation, investigations and litigation preparedness. Women in eDiscovery brings together businesswomen interested in legal technology and provides opportunities to allow them to grow through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition. She is a frequent author and speaker on e-discovery and related issues.
A former Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court and legal counsel to the Governor of Florida and the Florida House of Representatives, Arthur J. England, Jr. practices appellate, trial support, and constitutional law at the international firm, Greenberg Traurig. He served as chair of The Florida Bar’s first Appellate Practice Certification Committee, formed and serves as co-chair of his firm’s national appellate practice group, is board certified in appellate law, and authored Florida’s administrative procedures act, deceptive and unfair trade practices act, and corporate income tax code. As a member of the Florida Supreme Court, he took a leading role in the Court’s adoption of the nation’s pioneering decisions which allowed cameras in all courts and created the interest on lawyers’ trust account (IOLTA) program. He graduated with honors from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and from its law school, and has taught income tax and appellate practice as an adjunct professor at Florida State University College of Law.
Retired Chief Judge of Florida’s 11th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, he supervised operations of the Miami-Dade Court system, which is compromised of 123 judges and more than 500 administrative court staff, from 1995 to 2009. Highly regarded as an active and effective settlement judge who has handled and managed numerous settlements of complex suits, he presided over more than 3,500 cases, including complex business and financial disputes, class actions, product liability claims, death claims, and a substantial number of commercial and residential foreclosure cases among others. He also handled the asbestos and Chinese drywall calendars. He has been recognized by many national, state, and local organizations for his leadership, professionalism, and accomplishments, and was consistently selected one of the top judges in bar association polls during his 30 years on the bench. He serves as a neutral for JAMS, where he excels at settling thorny business disputes. Earning Florida Supreme Court’s Civil Mediator Certification in 2005, he is also the recipient of many awards for leadership, education, judicial achievement and professionalism. Previously, he served as Administrative Judge for the 11th Circuit Criminal Division and, before that, as the mayor of Miami Shores.
A partner at BDO Consulting, she leads the Computer Forensics and E-Discovery practice. For 16 years, she has provided litigation and investigative services to a wide range of Fortune 500 clients and law firms. Her consulting and advisory services have been provided in matters ranging from class actions, internal investigations, and securities and financial statement fraud. Using tools of computer forensics, e-discovery, data mining and electronic extraction, she has led complex financial fraud cases. She testifies on behalf of businesses concerning e-discovery practices and often speaks and presents papers on e-discovery and computer forensics topics.
A partner at Colson Hicks Eidson in Miami, he is one of the nation’s premier trial attorneys, specializing over the past 20 years in products liability, class action, business litigation, medical malpractice and personal injury litigation. Board certified as a specialist in civil trial and business litigation law, he has achieved 21 multi-million-dollar jury verdicts and numerous settlements of that size. He is a past president of the Dade County Bar Association and Dade County Trial Lawyers Association, and past director of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers and member of the Florida Bar Board of Governors and its Executive Committee. A member of National Board of Trustees of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, he has written numerous articles on various aspects of litigation, including e-discovery. He is an adjunct professor of litigation and trial skills at the University of Miami School of Law, where he earned, cum laude, his JD degree.
Chief Technology Officer at Computer Generated Solutions, in Toronto, he designs data mapping, email archiving and document retention policies for businesses all over the world. He has pioneered innovative hardware and software solutions for corporations and municipalities for almost 30 years. His list of notable clients includes Honda, UPS, New York City and the National Basketball Association. Previously, he developed electronic boards and alphanumeric paging systems for use in the medical field. He has been a teacher for courses on Lotus, MCSE, MCP, Cisco and hardware repair, and has developed and taught classes designed for Sun Microsystems in Canada. Beginning his career in motherboard design, he also developed a paging system allowing supermarket customers to silently signal an attendant for help. The system has been implemented by a major tire company as well.
A litigation partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York, he focuses his practice on the defense of consumer and securities class actions and the electronic discovery challenges presented by complex litigation and investigative matters in these and other types of legal matters. Recommended by The Legal 500 US (2011) for Securities Litigation and Data Protection and Privacy and recognized as a Securities Litigation “Star” in the IFLR Benchmark Litigation Guide (2010), he is a frequent author on class action defense and e-discovery strategies for various legal publications, including Bloomberg Class Action Litigation Reporter. Among his recent litigation projects, he designed and implemented electronic discovery strategies for complex U.S.-based and international investigations, including the global internal investigation of Siemens AG, and conducted internal investigations for companies following the threat or imposition of e-discovery and other sanctions.
Vice President and Managing Director at Pangea3 Global Litigation Solutions, a Thomson Reuters business, he frequently writes and speaks on e-discovery subjects and legal outsourcing best practices. A lawyer, he often advises corporate legal departments and law firms on meeting litigation and e-discovery objectives through outsourcing legal services in a streamlined and cost-effective way. His long experience in e-discovery and strategic project management began in Washington, DC as an attorney at Howrey LLP, where, as part of the antitrust practice group, he managed document review and production projects in some of the largest “second requests” in US history. Later, he spent six years at Applied Discovery as the inaugural manager of its East Coast office, where his clients included Fortune 500 companies and some of the nation’s most prestigious law firms.
Principal of Lex Aperta in Seattle, which specializes in e-discovery legal advice and consulting, Helen Bergman Moure has been a commercial litigator in federal and state court for 17 years. Since 1999, she has devoted her practice to efficient, cost-effective e-discovery and document review services to clients ranging from entrepreneurs to Fortune 100 corporations. Previously, as a partner at K&L Gates in Seattle, she helped found the firm’s e-Discovery Analysis and Technology (e-DAT) Group and develop the Patterns document review software created by Attenex, now owned by FTI. She is very experienced in structuring and supervising projects involving all aspects of discovery, from custodian identification and retention to collection, processing, review, and post-production litigation support. She advises public and private organizations on litigation readiness and in designing and implementing document retention systems. She is a frequent speaker on e-discovery and actively participates in The Sedona Conference®. A member of the bars of Florida and Washington, she earned her JD from Boston University School of Law.
General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Legal at Carnival Corporation since 2002, he is responsible for the complex, varied and worldwide legal affairs of this global corporation, which operates 11 worldwide cruise brands and employs tens of thousands of persons. Prior to joining Carnival in 1992, he practiced law in Miami. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Miami and is a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He earned his JD degree from Columbia University. Carnival, which is headquartered in Miami and London, is a global cruise company and one of the world’s largest vacation companies. It operates a fleet of 95 ships which annually carry some 200,000 guests on cruises around the globe. The ships are served by 70,000 shipboard employees who work on household-name vessels that carry the Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Cunard Line brands.
At Stroock, he introduced formal project management principles and standardized work-flow processes for all phases of electronic discovery, and is one of the principal authors of the firm’s best practices guidelines on electronic discovery, document review and production. He also spearheaded the development of an attorney and paralegal training program in the use of litigation technology tools. He earned a B.S. from SUNY, graduating cum laude, and studied law for a year at the University of London. Mike is a member of the Project Management Institute and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He is also a member of the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) and the East Coast Association of Litigation Support Managers (ECALSM).
E-Discovery Associate Director at Barclays, in London, she consults with internal and external legal review teams across all of Barclays worldwide regarding their e-discovery needs, implementation of those needs, and processing and production of documents in cases with as much as 500 gigabytes of reviewable data in multiple jurisdictions. She conducts training for Barclays personnel globally, manages client and project operations, and supervises the testing, maintenance and research of e-discovery software. Previously, she worked as an e-discovery specialist at KPMG with responsibility for technical processing, client management and e-discovery project management at each stage of the process. She holds a BS in Software Systems, an MS, with Honors, in Computer Security and Forensics. She holds the CISSP (Certified Information System Security Professional) certification and is a qualified Prince2 practitioner. She was the first person in the United Kingdom to earn the Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) certification.
An experienced commercial litigator and consultant to businesses on e-discovery and risk management, he is Partner at Parsons Farnell & Grein in Portland, Oregon, and has extensive “in the trenches” experience litigating ESI-intensive matters. Previously, at Holland & Knight he was one of the founding members of the Electronic Data Discovery Specialty Team, providing e-discovery training firmwide and consulting litigation teams across the country. He has handled e-discovery disputes from many angles: judicial law clerk, insurance defense counsel, and, more recently, as private litigation counsel and mediator. He is co-editor of the leading ABA newsletter on pretrial practice, an author of the ACEDS Certification Examination Preparation Manual, and frequent speaker at e-discovery CLE programs nationwide.
Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Memorial Healthcare System, the fifth largest public hospital system in the United States, she oversees legal and risk issues at five hospitals, numerous primary care and outpatients centers and a nursing home. Previously, she was Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Miami Children’s Hospital. An experienced litigator in state and federal court on behalf of corporate and individual clients in commercial matters, tort claims, and employment discrimination litigation, she is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association with 20 years experience in health law. A member of the University of Florida Hall of Fame where she received her law degree, she is also an expert in sports law and was the first female attorney registered as a major league baseball agent, representing athletes and sports corporations in multi-million dollar deals. She is one of the authors of a leading sports law textbook, The Law of Professional and Amateur Sports.
President Elect of AIIM International, she is client services manager at Business Intelligence Associates in Phoenix. She has worked in the legal field since 1974, as a discovery project manager in complex cases at the local and national levels, including work for the plaintiffs’ team in the multidistrict litigation involving silicone breast implants, and previously as a paralegal. Nationally recognized for her record of promoting and educating the e-discovery community, she has been active in various associations in the legal field, including ARMA and Women in E-Discovery. During her tenure as National President of ALSP, membership has grown by 45%, according to a 2011 survey by Litigation Support Today. She has received numerous awards, including ARMA’s Award of Achievement, Ambassador Award and Spirit of Education Award. A frequent speaker on various issues in the legal field, she received a US Department of Justice Mentor Award.
Executive Director of Robert Half Legal, one of the largest providers of project and full-time professionals to law firms, corporations and government agencies, he has been instrumental in the expansion of the company, which he joined in 1999. Robert Half Legal has locations in major US and Canadian metropolitan areas. A lawyer, he is an expert, author and speaker on employment trends, job search and career management and is co-managing director of Robert Half Legal eDiscovery Services which offers legal project management and e-discovery services, including litigation support, mergers and acquisitions matters and document review. He advises clients on the strategic use of project management and project attorney teams for e-discovery and document review, temporary legal support and full-time staff to manage business fluctuations and workload increases. He previously practiced law in Miami, focusing on complex litigation, insurance defense, medical malpractice and product liability.
As Director of E-Discovery at UnitedHealth Group, in Minnetonka, Minnesota, he oversees processes, protocols and tools that the company utilizes in its electronic discovery production in regulatory and legal matters. One of the nation’s leading experts in discovery, he previously worked as the Electronic Discovery Consultant at Faegre & Benson, a large Minneapolis law firm, and for ten years at the Fortune 500 international company, Cargill, where his work focused on document and electronic records management, e-discovery strategies and document productions. He also played a key role in the implementation and roll-out of a worldwide document management tool at Cargill’s legal department.