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Bill Lutz, Outside General Counsel
Bill has managed complex litigation in US and International jurisdictions for over fifteen years at several industry-leading manufacturers. He served as Vice President of Litigation for Genmar Holdings, the largest privately-owned manufacturer of recreational power boats at that time; and also served as Honeywell's Acting Assistant General Counsel for Litigation at its Automation Controls & Solutions Division. Most recently, he served as General Counsel for Ranger Boats, which is now part of the Bass Pro Shops family of companies. Currently he is serving as outside general counsel to several manufacturers. Like many others of you in the Minnesota E-Discovery world, Bill co-authored a chapter in the 2014 William Mitchell Law Review on How to Preserve ESI Cost Effectively. Prior to his in-house positions, Bill practiced at Robins Kaplan, litigating and trying complex commercial, IP, insurance, and product liability cases.
Greg Schu, Partner at BDO
Greg Schu is a partner in BDO’s Cybersecurity practice. He has more than 25 years of experience in professional services helping organizations evaluate risk, governance, and controls, and understand the areas of focus where business or compliance improvements may be needed. Greg provides services such as information technology (IT) security, data security, risk assessment, IT audit, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), blockchain initiatives, and payment card industry (PCI) on a local, national, and global basis to Fortune 100 public companies across the retail, healthcare, financial, professional services, and manufacturing industries. He has overseen international engagements in a variety of countries and has lead IT compliance and security and interaction with government regulatory functions such as the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). He has also helped organizations understand compliance to the PCI Data Security Standards and managed initiatives on a local and global basis for self-assessments, gap assessments, and full reports on compliance (ROCs). Greg has been a lead speaker and co-presenter at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Minnesota chapter of ISACA, Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants, and various national seminars and health care conferences.
Jennifer Coates, Partner at Bowman and Brooke
Jennifer Coates is a product liability lawyer, representing automotive and medical device manufacturers in complex, high-profile litigation. She has also defended corporations and government entities in commercial litigation, and has significant trial and appellate experience. Her experience and capabilities extend to her medical device practice, where she has defended manufacturers of vascular access devices and pumps, stents, convective warming blankets and pain pumps in litigation involving personal injury claims up to and including catastrophic injury and wrongful death. Her work includes development of the defense strategy, preparing for and taking depositions, drafting motions and alternative dispute resolution. Jennifer also has experience in health care regulation and compliance, including Sunshine laws, government investigations and administrative litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Jennifer served as an Assistant Attorney General with the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General, representing state and county agencies in civil and administrative matters, and providing oversight to all aspects of government investigations. Jennifer also represented state regulatory agencies in state and federal courts and regularly advised her clients on data privacy, risk management and compliance and regulatory matters.
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