Process improvements stem from two areas: education and lessons learned from on the job experience. In this round-table discussion, learn from three e-discovery experts, who are not only e-discovery teachers but also have navigated complex e-discovery projects, on what 5 e-discovery process improvements legal teams must make to start seeing real results.
Executive Director of UF Law E-Discovery Project
Legal Skills Professor
William Hamilton is an electronic discovery expert. Prior to joining the faculty served as the electronic discovery partner for his national law firm. Mr. Hamilton has taught electronic discovery at the University of Florida for the past decade and is the co-author of the LexisNexis Practice Guide Florida e-Discovery and Evidence and co-author of A Student Electronic Discovery Primer: An Essential Companion for Civil Procedure Courses. Mr. Hamilton is also the General Editor of the LexisNexis Practice Guide: Florida Contract Litigation. Mr. Hamilton is also a neutral arbitrator and mediator for the World Intellectual Property Organization and the author of numerous domain name dispute decisions. Mr. Hamilton has been recognized in Chambers USA, Florida Legal Elite, Best Lawyers in America, and Florida Super Lawyers
Hon. John M. Facciola
Retired U.S. Magistrate Judge, Adjunct Professor of Law
A.B., College of the Holy Cross; J.D., Georgetown
John M. Facciola was appointed a United States Magistrate Judge in the District of Columbia in 1997. Prior to being appointed to the bench, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan from 1969-1973, and was in private practice in the District of Columbia from 1974-1982. Judge Facciola joined the U.S. Attorney's Office in 1982 and served as Chief of the Special Proceedings section from 1989 until his appointment as Magistrate Judge. Judge Facciola is a frequent lecturer and speaker on the topic of electronic discovery. Judge Facciola is a member of the Georgetown Advanced E-Discovery Institute Advisory Board and the Sedona Conference awarded him its Lifetime Achievement Award.
Mary is known for her skills in relationship and community building as well as for the depth of her e-discovery knowledge. Frequently sought out by media for comment on industry issues, she has spoken at venues including Gartner Symposium, the American Bar Association International Law Committee, the Association of Corporate Counsel annual conference, and others. Mary is the author of A Process of Illumination: The Practical Guide to Electronic Discovery, considered by many to be the first popular book on e-discovery. She is the co-editor of the Thomson Reuters West treatise, eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel. Prior to joining ACEDS, Mary most recently served in a leadership role for ZyLab, a global provider of e-discovery and intelligent information governance software. Before that, she was with Fios, Inc. a provider of e-discovery services to Fortune 1,000 corporations and major law firms. A member of the Illinois State Bar, Mary received her bachelor’s degree from Le Moyne College and her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law.