One of the most frequent requests from legal technology professionals in the middle-beginning of their career is, “How can I become a manager of a department?”
Whether working at a law firm, in-house corporate, or at a service provider or consultancy, becoming a manager without having explicit previous management experience can be a real challenge. External employers often want experienced managers, while getting trained and promoted from within into a leadership role may require more patience and good fortune than many legal technology professionals can spare.
This presentation will examine the steps that legal tech pros can take in the genesis of their career which can help lead to managerial opportunity later in life.
Founder & CEO
TRU Staffing Partners
Jared Michael Coseglia, founder and CEO of TRU Staffing Partners, has over 14 years of experience representing talent in e-discovery and cybersecurity. He has placed over 2500 professionals in full-time and temporary positions at the Fortune 1000, AmLaw 200, Cyber 500, Big Four, and throughout the ESI and cyber consultancy, service provider and software community. His ability to identify, deliver, mentor, and retain talent has given him the privilege of becoming the globally recognized “go-to” individual for clients and candidates seeking staffing solutions or career guidance and management in the industry. Coseglia’s unique style of representation, vast network, and subject matter expertise has helped earn him and TRU a host of awards including ranking on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America two years in a row, #1043 in 2016 and #1189 in 2017. TRU has been voted one of the top three Best Legal Recruiters and Best Legal and Litigation Support Agencies nationally and regionally by the National Law Journal for over five years, ranking #1 National Legal Recruiter 2016 and #1 in New York, Chicago and the Mid-Atlantic consistently in recent years. Coseglia is an active member of the legal and cybersecurity community and, in addition to his role on the Board of Editors for Cybersecurity Law & Strategy, he writes and speaks about the state of the technology job market with ACEDS, WiE, Peer-to-Peer, Help Net Security, Bloomberg BNA, and other publications and organizations. Coseglia was awarded Best Reviewed e-Discovery Session at Enfuse 2017 for his lecture and Q&A on “Transitioning Your Career from ESI to Cybersecurity” and received a 2017 ILTA Publication Award for Outstanding Magazine Article by a Business Partner for “Moving into Management: What You Need To Get From Here to There.” Coseglia’s monthly cybersecurity and e-discovery certifications series with Legaltech News can be read, along with all his articles, at www.trustaffingpartners.com.
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.
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Kaylee Walstad is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at ACEDS. In her role, Walstad works closely with affiliates, corporate and government entities, and law firms to educate and validate the expertise of their eDiscovery teams. She is also a part of ACEDS chapter team supporting their current chapters and assisting in the formation strategy of new chapters as well. Walstad has a broad background of eDiscovery experience and skill that uniquely positions her to provide insight into the challenges faced by the end-users of eDiscovery services and technology and the organizations serving them. She has extensive expertise in developing cross organizational discovery strategies for large litigation and investigations. Additionally, she is the Central Region Director for Women in eDiscovery and has been a Board of Directors’ member since 2012, a Masters Conference board member and a member of Women in Homeland Security.