Starting to work at home because of the coronavirus? Our two speakers have had home offices for years and successfully navigated all the pitfalls involved in the setup and use of a home facility. Robert is a technology consultant with a big firm background, having just completed 20 years as Technology & eDiscovery Counsel and EIM Group Chair at Fenwick West in San Francisco while Tom O’Connor is a former solo attorney who transitioned into a career as a tech consultant more years ago than he will divulge.
Robert and Tom will talk to about all the technology you need to work from home, including some items you probably haven’t considered. Their tips come from first hand experience and will be invaluable to you in making you home office transition a smooth one.
Gulf Coast Legal Technology Center
Tom is a nationally known consultant, speaker and writer in the field of computerized litigation support systems. Tom’s consulting experience is primarily in complex litigation matters where he has worked on numerous major cases, most recently the BP litigation. He has also been appointed as a technical consultant by various federal and state courts on cases dealing with large amounts of electronic evidence and specializes in negotiating ESI exchange protocols.
Oracle of Data
Bob Brownstone is an attorney, technologist and thought leader. In May, he will launch his own law firm, tech consulting company and law/technology education provider. Bob will continue to advise and train clients on all things “e”, including eDiscovery, information-security, data-privacy, retention/destruction policies and to collaborate with clients as to tech solutions enabling compliance and legal operations. An attorney for over 30 years, Bob remains a nationwide advisor, conference-chair, panel-moderator, speaker, writer and press resource on many electronic information topics. He has taught more than ten Electronic Discovery Law & Process courses at four law schools around the country since 2009.
Mike Quartararo, CEDS
Mike Quartararo is the President of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), which provides training and certification in e-discovery to the legal community. He is the author of the 2016 book Project Management in Electronic Discovery and has been successfully consulting in information governance, e-discovery, project management and legal technology for two decades, including 10-year stints at both Skadden Arps and Stroock. He is a certified Project Management Professional and a Certified E-Discovery Specialist. He frequently writes and speaks on e-discovery, legal operations, project management and technology topics. Reach him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @mikequartararo.