The Expanding Scope of the E-Discovery Professional
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The Expanding Scope of the E-Discovery Professional

When: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
2-3 PM BST
Where: United States
Contact: ACEDS Customer Service

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The role of the e-discovery professional will continue to evolve and change, due to the evolution in data protection and privacy regulations and because the work undertaken is very much tied to the collection, review and access to personal information.

We’re seeing a big shift and a big focus on information governance in a new way. E-discovery professionals who may have been solely focused on e-discovery are likely seeing the scope of their duties expand into other areas including, data privacy and information governance.

It’s critical, now more than ever, that e-discovery professionals understand and are part of the information governance and data privacy workflows and are really an extension of the case teams who are handling these issues.

Exterro has teamed up with ACEDS to explore:

  • The convergence of e-discovery, data privacy and information governance
  • The importance of a robust data inventory / data mapping
  • Taking a holistic approach to Legal GRC challenges


Greg WildisenGreg Wildisen
Founder and Director

Wildisen is an entrepreneur who has built and sold several legal technology businesses. He has an extensive background in legal and support services with degrees in both law and business. He is focused on providing product vision and commercial leadership to ensure client success. Most recently he was a co-founder and Managing Director of Neota Logic, an AI automation platform for legal and professional services. Prior to joining Neota, he was Head of Product Strategy for Epiq Systems, a Nasdaq-listed legal technology business. He joined Epiq in 2008 through its acquisition of PinPoint Global, a SaaS eDisclosure company of which he was both founder and CEO. Greg previously lived in Australia where he founded Diskcovery, a legal support business with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Singapore, which was acquired by CCH (Wolters Kluwer) in 2002. Greg was also an early investor and product leader in Ringtail Solutions a SaaS eDiscovery platform which was acquired by FTI Consulting and most recently acquired by Nuix. He lives in London, UK with his wife and three children. He has a Bachelor of Law degree with Honours from University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Business (with Distinction) from Curtin University.

Jonathan MaasJonathan Maas
Managing Director
The Maas Consulting Group

Jonathan Maas isa renowned paper and electronic discoveryveteranwith an unparalleled 37years experience in the field: 28years in international law firms and nine years in international consultancies. Jonathan speaks and writes on the subject widely and has been involved in developing civil procedure in England & Wales to respond to the modern demands of litigating in the digital age.

Jonathan’s métier is acting as a bridge between technical experts and lay people, whether it’s conveying complex technology concepts to a legal audience or explaining matters of detailed legal procedure to IT specialists. He has the ability to unite diverse teams to complete discovery exercises as cost- and time-effectively as possible. In this way he has delivered numerous successful projects for national and international businesses and local and central government. This translates intoextremelyexperienced and empathetic support for lawyers and IT professionals.

His experience of identifying, collecting, classifying and acting on data in the legal environments of investigations and disputes continues to add value in the current environment: Sound and defensible data management is more important in business than it has ever been.”

James P. Mittenthal, Esq.James P. Mittenthal, Esq.
Vice President, Solutions Architect
Aon Cyber Solutions (formerly Stroz Friedberg)

Jim Mittenthal is Vice President, Solutions Architect for ACS/Stroz Friedberg. Mr. Mittenthal has assisted national law firms and law departments for more than thirty-five years on a wide range of technology initiatives and general management issues. His practice specialties include technology planning, selection, and implementation; information life cycle management, data mapping, records policy, and governance; litigation support and electronic discovery, including analytics, enterprise and legacy data review and production; and legal practice and administration topics. Recent engagements include eDiscovery and forensics projects, strategic planning and technology projects for several major law firms, and design of matter management and knowledge management systems for Fortune 100 legal departments. He serves in technology-based cases as a testifying or consulting expert, as a corporate witness in product liability and intellectual property matters, and undertakes technology-based investigations and remediation assignments. In the past he has developed commercial software and custom applications for complex litigation and case management that were used by law firms, major corporations, and government entities. Mr. Mittenthal holds a Juris Doctor from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan Honors Program. He is admitted to the practice of law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Stuart DavidsonStuart Davidson
European Marketing Director

Stuart Davidson is the European Marketing Director at Exterro, the leading provider of e-discovery and information governance software specifically designed for in-house legal, privacy and IT teams at Global 2000 and Am Law 200 organisations. With software solutions that span the full e-discovery lifecycle and support privacy and information governance initiatives, Exterro helps some of the world’s largest organisations work smarter and more efficiently.

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