ACEDS NY Chapter & BakerHostetler Present: New and Newer Technology
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ACEDS NY Chapter & BakerHostetler Present: New and Newer Technology

When: Thursday, July 11th, 2019
6 - 9:30 PM ET
Where: BakerHostetler
45 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, New York  10111
United States
Contact: Customer Service

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Join the ACEDS NY Chapter & BakerHostetler for their presentation New and Newer Technology – Client Expectations and Practitioner Flexibility in an Era of Rapid Technological Change.


6:00-6:25 p.m. - Registration

6:25-6:30 p.m. - NY ACEDS Introduction 

  • James Sherer, Partner, BakerHostetler; CEDS
  • Diana Stern, Legal Innovation Designer, BakerHostetler (Panel Introductions and Alternate)

6:30-7:25 p.m. - Panel: New Technology and Client Expectations

  • Catherine Casey, Chief Innovation Officer, DISCO
  • Ariel Risinger, Counsel, AXA U.S. Holdings
  • Nicole Tineo, Litigation Support Manager, BakerHostetler; CEDS
  • Brittany Yantis, Associate, BakerHostetler

7:35-8:30 p.m. - Panel: Newer Technology and Practitioner Flexibility

  • Kerri-Ann Bent, Americas Head of Sanctions, Barclays
  • Emily Fedeles, Associate, BakerHostetler
  • Anna McGrane, COO, PacerPro
  • Nichole Sterling, Associate, BakerHostetler; CEDS

8:30-9:30 p.m. - Reception - Generously Sponsored by DISCO



James Sherer, CEDS

James Sherer is a Partner in the New York office of BakerHostetler, where he chairs the Information Governance practice team and serves as part of the eDiscovery and Management and Privacy and Data Protection groups.  James holds an MBA, his CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM, FIP, and PLS data privacy professional credentials, the CIP and IGP information governance designations, and the CEDS and eDPC eDiscovery specialist credentials. James is U.S. and Global Chambers® Ranked for eDiscovery, a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and serves as a member of The Sedona Conference® Working Groups One, Six, and Eleven. He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association eDiscovery Committee as well as the New York eDiscovery Counsel Roundtable. 

Diana Stern
Legal Innovation Designer

Diana Stern’s keen insight on law and technology makes her a critical counsel for BakerHostetler's R&D incubator. A startup founder with legal experience at both a publicly traded technology company and a federal government agency, as well as a technical advisor on the HBO series, Silicon Valley, Diana’s unique background lends to innovative thought. She evaluates and develops ways that blockchains and smart contracts can enhance the practice of law and delivery of legal service to clients, assesses the potential risks and rewards of cutting-edge opportunities, and delivers creative solutions to complex challenges. A member of the firm’s Blockchain Technologies and Digital Currencies Team, Diana has a solid reputation with distributed ledger technology matters: She first performed legal research for the Bitcoin Foundation in 2014, and has since advised founders, venture capital firms, trusts and non-profit organizations. Her community engagement includes serving as vice chair of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance supply chain special interest group. Diana also frequently participates in blockchain consortia, and contributes to workshop presentations on creative methods for merging blockchain and legal technology.

Catherine "Cat" Casey
Chief Innovation Officer

Cat Casey is Chief Innovation Officer for DISCO, helping lead innovation and direction for DISCO’s legal technology solutions. She is a frequent guest lecturer and outspoken advocate of legal professionals embracing technology to deliver better legal outcomes. Casey has over a decade and a half of experience assisting clients with complex ediscovery and forensic needs that arise from litigation, expansive regulation and complex contractual relationships. Before joining DISCO, Casey was the director of Global Practice Support for Gibson Dunn, based out of their New York office. She led a global team comprising experienced practitioners in the areas of electronic discovery, data privacy, and information governance. Casey was also previously a leader in the Forensic Technology Practice for PwC and built out the antitrust forensic technology practice, and served as the national subject matter expert on ediscovery for KPMG. Casey graduated cum laude from Harvard University and attended Pepperdine School of Law.

Nicole Tineo, CEDS
Litigation Support Manager

Nicole Tineo brings unique dedication and professional strength to her more than 16 years of experience in the legal technology industry by continually renewing her passion for technology and law with an outstanding ability to educate those around her in utilizing technology for law. Her exceptional leadership abilities and well-developed people skills leads to consistent success when building and maintaining client relationships, consulting on emerging technologies in the legal and technology industries and creating customized solutions to exceed both client and firm needs. Nicole holds many certifications, including Relativity Certified Administrator (RCA), Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS), a certified user in LAW PreDiscovery EDD, a Concordance Certified Software Trainer, and Legal Project Management through Thomson Reuters. 

Brittany Yantis
Baker & Hostetler LLP

Brittany Yantis serves as an associate focused on international and data privacy-related litigation, electronic discovery, information governance, and technology application. Brittany has authored articles focused on Social Media and related ethical considerations, and has performed deep-dive technological research in support of a variety of firm clients. Prior to joining BakerHostetler, Brittany worked in various roles for U.S. Customs and Border Protection for the Department of Homeland Security. Brittany holds a B.S. and B.A. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Emily Fedeles

Emily Fedeles focuses her practice on eDiscovery and data privacy and security in Baker Hostetler’s New York office where she works on litigation, discovery management processes, enterprise risk management, records and information governance, artificial intelligence and algorithmic transparency, compliance with evolving U.S. state and federal privacy legislation, and cross-border data protection matters. She works with multinational clients to identify, evaluate, and manage the myriad of compliance obligations associated with corporate privacy and information security practices in helping them comply with laws and regulations such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation.  She holds CIPP/E professional credentials and is a member of The Sedona Conference® Working Groups One, Six, and Eleven.  She regularly writes and presents on privacy, eDiscovery, and technology issues.

Nichole Sterling, CEDS

Nichole Sterling is focusing her developing practice on electronic discovery and privacy and data protection. She has significant experience managing discovery in complex litigation and regulatory investigations, and holds the CEDS' eDiscovery specialist credential. Nichole works seamlessly with case teams to ensure client needs are met. In addition to holding a foreign language doctorate, Nichole has spent several years living and working in Europe, including a clerkship at the Court of Justice of the European Union, and is well positioned to assist clients with cross-border discovery and data protection concerns.

Anna McGrane
COO & Cofounder

Anna McGrane holds a JD from the New York University School of Law and a masters in Chinese Laws from Peking University School of Law. While at NYU, Anna was awarded the Jacobson Leadership Scholarship, granted to students showing exceptional promise at the forefront of the convergence of business and law. Speaking five languages, Anna practiced at the London firm of Herbert Smith Freehills in their Moscow office and then transitioned to Beijing and to public interest, advising the Chinese government on oil & gas regulatory matters. She also graduated from the Fullstack Academy of Code, one of the country's top rated coding bootcamp programs. Anna has been featured in the Legal Tech News "Women of Legal Tech" series, the Lawyers Who Code series, and is a Fastcase 50 honoree. 

Ariel M. Risinger
AXA US Holdings, an AXA Group Company

Ariel is a transactional attorney with a focus on technology, IP, privacy and cybersecurity. She has served as lead counsel for AXA’s technology operations restructuring in the U.S and the lead U.S. lawyer for AXA’s post-IPO wind down of AXA Equitable.  As of July 1, she will join AXA XL’s corporate legal team, where she will continue her transactional work and, among other things, advise AXA XL’s technology innovation group.  Prior to joining AXA, Ariel was an Assistant Counsel at AIG supporting the Travel Insurance and Security team.  She serves as Membership Secretary of the Filipino American Lawyers Association of NY and is an active member of the Asian American Bar Association of NY’s In-House Counsel Committee. 

Kerri-Ann Bent
Americas Head of Sanctions

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