Featured Keynote & Judicial Speakers

Hon. Kristen Mix, United States District Court


Kristen L. Mix graduated from Middlebury College, cum laude, with a degree in English. She obtained her J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law and practiced law in Denver until 2007, when she was appointed to the federal bench. Magistrate Judge Mix’s expertise prior to her appointment was in labor and employment law. In 2006 and 2007, Judge Mix was recognized as a top employment lawyer by Chambers U.S.A. and named one of the top twenty-five women lawyers in Colorado by 5280 Magazine. MORE

Hon. Judge Andrew J. Peck, US District Court SDNY (ret.)

Judge Peck is co-chair of the S.D.N.Y.-E.D.N.Y. Local Rules Committee, and a member of the Second Circuit Federal-State Judicial Council. Judge Peck graduated with honors from Cornell University in 1974 and from Duke University School of Law in 1977, where he was an Editor of the Duke Law Journal. Judge Peck is a member of the Duke Law School Board of Visitors (2012 to Present). Judge Peck served as law clerk to Judge Paul Roney of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh (then-Fifth) Circuit, during the 1977-1978 term. MORE

Hon. Peter Swann, Arizona Court of Appeals

Prior to his appointment to the Court of Appeals in 2008, Judge Swann served for nearly five years as a Judge on the Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County, and was a partner at Steptoe & Johnson before his appointment to the bench. He serves on the Arizona State Bar Committees on Professionalism and on the Rules of Civil Procedure. Judge Swann has published numerous articles and in 2008 was awarded Judge of the Year by the Phoenix Chapter of the Arizona Board of Trial Advocates. MORE

Hon. Samuel A. ThummaArizona Court of Appeals, Division One

Vice Chief Judge (2015-present) and Judge (2012-present), Arizona Court of Appeals; Judge, Arizona Superior Court (2007-2012). Co-Editor, ARIZONA APPELLATE HANDBOOK. Co-Chair, Arizona Supreme Court Committee on the Rules of Evidence. Uniform Law Commissioner from Arizona, chairing the Drafting Committee on Social Media Privacy. Advisor, American Law Institute’s RESTATEMENT OF THE LAW (THIRD) OF TORTS: LIABILITY FOR ECONOMIC LOSS. Chair, American Bar Association’s Judicial Division Technology Committee. Planning Committee member, Appellate Judges Education Institute. Before joining the bench, Sam was a partner at Perkins Coie Brown & Bain, P.A., and an associate at Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. MORE

Hon. Christopher Whitten, Superior Court of Arizona 

Before his appointment to the bench in 2006, Judge Christopher Whitten was a trial lawyer for fifteen years, a member of the American Board of Trial Attorneys (ABOTA) and was certified by the Arizona State Bar as a specialist in injury and wrongful death litigation. He is the Chair of the American Bar Association’s National Conference of State Trial Judges. MORE

Conference Faculty

Michael R. Arkfeld, Arkfeld & Associates, LLC

As a former assistant United States Attorney for the District of Arizona, Michael handled multimillion-dollar cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful termination and a host of other tort claims. He has appeared before both federal and state appellate courts and has extensive experience in jury (over 30 trials) and bench trials. Michael lectures and consults throughout North America and internationally on the impact of technology to the practice of law and the discovery and admission of electronic evidence.MORE

Robert E. SingletonSquire Patton Boggs

As such, he concentrates his practice on electronic discovery and related issues. Robert acts as the firm’s resource for lawyers and clients on matters involving electronic discovery and the production of electronically stored information. He works with lawyers and clients to manage the collection, review and ultimate production of large electronic document collections in litigation, arbitration and internal investigations in the most cost-efficient and timely manner possible. Robert has presented at continuing legal education courses on electronic discovery and ethical considerations in conducting electronic discovery.MORE

Joy WollerLewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

Joy represents clients in intellectual property and professional malpractice litigation in federal and state court and in inter partes proceedings before the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. As the firm’s eDiscovery and Litigation Support Partner, Joy assists the firm’s Litigation Practice Group in addressing complex electronic discovery issues and ‎counsels clients regarding complex electronic discovery and best practices.  In this role Joy also guides an interdisciplinary team of technologists and legal professionals providing litigation support across the firm’s ten offices and five states. MORE

Thomas BarnettPaul Hastings LLP

Thomas Barnett serves as Special Counsel, Chief, Data Science, Analysis & Investigation, at Paul Hastings LLP. In this capacity, he leads a global team of eDiscovery subject matter experts and data scientists who provide guidance to the firm and its clients in complex litigation, investigatory and enforcement matters, as well as process and technology development and improvement in eDiscovery, document review and information governance programs. Mr. Barnett is a widely-recognized eDiscovery expert and experienced litigator. He frequently serves as a consulting and testifying expert on all aspects of eDiscovery, information and data management and regulatory compliance issues in some of the largest litigation, regulatory and enforcement actions in the nation. He is considered one of the world’s leading experts in the areas of advanced data analytics, predictive coding and technology-assisted review. In addition, Mr. Barnett chairs the firm’s eDiscovery Legal Practice Group and is a member of the firm’s Data Security and Privacy and Workplace Technology practice groups. MORE 

Stuart Bartow, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

Stuart’s primary expertise is in patent litigation in federal courts across the United States. He has participated in jury trials in various federal district courts, as well as appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission, and centralization proceedings before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.  A registered patent attorney with a technical background in computer engineering and neuroscience, he also advises on intellectual property portfolio management, PTO practice under the America Invents Act, and licensing matters and related antitrust concerns for domestic and international clients.  MORE

Lea Bays, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP

Lea has experience in a wide range of litigation, including complex securities litigation, commercial contract disputes, business torts, antitrust, civil fraud, and trust and estate litigation. She is familiar with the various stages of electronic discovery, including identification of relevant electronically stored information, data culling, predictive coding protocols, privilege and responsiveness reviews, as well as having experience in post-production discovery through trial preparation. MORE

Douglas Bean, Ryley Carlock & Applewhite

Doug helps to oversee DCG operations, responds to opportunities in the marketplace, and anticipates and confronts eDiscovery and document review challenges facing clients around the country. Having served in eDiscovery leadership roles for nearly two decades, from the industry’s infancy through its maturation, Doug brings a unique perspective to modern-day eDiscovery practices. Now, as a leader in Ryley Carlock & Applewhite’s Document Control Group, he is looking forward to helping chart the course for eDiscovery’s next evolution. MORE

William Belt, CDS

Bill Belt was one of the first law firm parners to build an eDiscovery practice. He has been named National eDiscovery Counsel for several of his national and global clients. Bill has spearheaded some of the largest eDiscovery matters as well as litigation readiness, enterprise email preservation and disposition projects. He has helped numerous companies “bring eDiscovery in-house” and developed workflows to integrate in-house and outside eDiscovery resources. As a trial lawyer, his team’s defense verdict in a landmark EMF trial was selected by the National Law Journal as one of the years 10 most significant defense vwrdicts, and he was recognized by the American Bar Association for his discovery work.

Robert D. BrownstoneFenwick & West LLP

Robert, an attorney, technologist and thought leader, is the Technology & eDiscovery Counsel and Electronic-Information-Management (EIM) Group Chair at Fenwick & West LLP, based in Silicon-Valley. He advises clients and colleagues on eDiscovery, information-security, data-privacy and retention/destruction policies. An attorney for 30 years, Robert is now in his second decade as a nationwide advisor, conference-chair, 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. MORE 

Michael Burg, DISH Network

Michael manages the company’s eDiscovery and IG activities. In creating a formalized in-house eDiscovery function he supervises a team that has internalized the company’s data collection and analysis activities. As part of implementing an enterprise-wide IG program, Mike leads a cross-functional IG Council focused on open communication between stakeholders and proactive, thoughtful treatment of company data. Previously, Mike was an associate at Drinker Biddle & Reath in Philadelphia and an engineer for the US Navy. MORE

Shawn Cheadle, Lockheed Martin Space

Experienced General Counsel and leader with a demonstrated history of working in the Defense & Space industry. Strong leader, innovative business partner, and trusted professional skilled in law department management, Information Governance, Data Privacy, Negotiation, Government Procurement, and International business. MORE

Daniel K. Christensen, Intel Corporation

Intel sent Dan overseas for 3 years to lead an international legal team, and he recently served on a South African humanitarian project for Intel. Dan has helped Intel establish an Arizona pro bono clinic, and serves on the AZ Commission’s Access to Justice board. Prior to Intel, Dan was the chief privacy officer and assistant general counsel for a consortium of private equity groups. He has an MBA (Oxford), a JD (Utah), double bachelors (BYU), and is IAPP CIPM, CIPT and CIPP/US certified. MORE

Brandon ColburneDiscovery Business Development

I provide strategy consultation related to information governance and electronic discovery. My experience includes more than 300 cases ranging from local corporations through ALM 100 firms and Fortune 500 corporations. The legal technology field changes frequently and I am fortunate to learn the nuances on a daily basis. I also provide CLE instruction for the Arizona State Bar, Nevada State Bar and MCBA. MORE

John Collins, Options Clearing Corporation

John leads the Information Governance team at Options Clearing Corporation (OCC.) Prior to joining OCC, John worked as a consultant for 12 years in the information governance and electronic discovery arenas. John has extensive experience in ESI data mapping, Office 365, and legal hold process and technology development.

Andrea L. D’Ambra, Norton Rose Fulbright

Andrea focuses her practice on eDiscovery, information risk management and data privacy. In an area where cost-cutting and efficiency are essential, Andrea provides practical solutions to address her clients’ electronic discovery and information risk management challenges. She also counsels clients on preservation and data management issues and has also drafted information governance and records management policies for a number of multinational companies. MORE

Jennifer FeldmanDLA Piper US LLP

Jennifer is co-chair of DLA Piper’s eDiscovery and Information Management practice. Jennifer concentrates on electronic discovery and knowledge management in complex commercial litigation matters, class action settings and regulatory investigations. She consults with DLA Piper attorneys and clients on eDiscovery strategy, advising on the deployment of policy, process and technology to reduce risk and cost. She also counsels clients on best practices for knowledge management and information governance outside of the litigation context, working with clients to create and implement cost-effective policies and procedures. She speaks to clients and industry groups on the subjects of electronic discovery, data retention and preservation and information governance. MORE

Joe Gervais, Symantec

Previous roles have included Principal InfoSec Engineer and Lead Penetration Tester. He has 25+ years of security- and software engineering experience, mostly working with US government/DoD, and served as an Intelligence Analyst and Counterintelligence Specialist in the United States Marine Corps. Joe has been breaking into systems (and helping to secure them) since the early 1980s. More recently, in 2013 he took 1st place in the Lockheed Martin Cyber Challenge. Joe’s education includes a bachelors degree in Cognitive Science, and a masters degree in Information Assurance. MORE

Alex Goth, Squire Patton Boggs.

Alex has 21 years of experience in the litigation technology field – 13 years as a vendor and 8 within a law firm.  His vendor background includes the management and development of a wide array of litigation support services as well as consulting on a number of high-profile cases for various federal/state agencies and corporations.  This diverse background with both strategic development and tactical level litigation service implementation has allowed Alex to be actively involved with case teams and clients in all facets of technology related to data identification, collection, review/discovery, deposition, and trial preparation/presentation.  MORE

Kelly Griffith, Thomson Reuters (Practical Law) 

Practical Law has become a leader in providing comprehensive and concise resources to attorneys in all areas of legal practice, and Kelly focuses her time on developing and maintaining resources related to the handling of electronically-stored information. Prior to joining Practical Law, Kelly spent 10 years as a general civil litigator and two years as eDiscovery Counsel and Director of Litigation Support for a regional law firm. MORE

Maura R. Grossman, University of Waterloo & Maura Grossman Law

Maura R. Grossman, J.D., Ph.D., is a Research Professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, and an Adjunct Professor both at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, and at the Georgetown University Law Center.  She also is Principal at Maura Grossman Law, an eDiscovery law and consulting firm in New York. Previously, Maura was Of Counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where, for 17 years, she advised the firm’s lawyers and clients on legal, technical, and strategic issues involving eDiscovery and information governance, both domestically and abroad.  Maura is a an influential eDiscovery lawyer most well known for her research and scholarly writings on technology-assisted review (“TAR”). MORE

Aaron HarderDeputy County Attorney at MCAO

Brad HarrisZapproved

Seasoned expert in e-discovery and legal hold best practices. Currently responsible for guiding our corporate strategy as we expand our market leadership in e-discovery for corporate legal teams. Have led our product roadmap for Legal Hold Pro and Digital Discovery Pro, the industry’s first true SaaS-based technology for e-discovery. MORE

Bruce HedinH5

Bruce Hedin is Principal Scientist at H5, where his responsibilities include the design and oversight of the sampling and measurement protocols whereby H5 validates the quality of its results. He frequently supports counsel engaged in the meet-and-confer process. Dr. Hedin has contributed articles to publications such as Perspectives on Predictive Coding and Other Advanced Search and Review Technologies for the Legal Practitioner, The Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Law, and Current Challenges in Patent Information Retrieval. Dr. Hedin was a coordinator of the TREC Legal Track, is a program committee member of ICAIL, and is a participant in Sedona WG1. Dr. Hedin earned his Ph.D. from Stanford and his B.A. from Cornell.  MORE

Tessa K. Jacob,  Husch Blackwell

Tessa is responsible for establishing and implementing best practices for eDiscovery as well as providing the related education and training for our attorneys and litigation technology staff. A practicing attorney for 20 years, Tessa’s strong understanding of the substantive and strategic aspects of litigation informs the counsel she provides to clients and case teams on all aspects of eDiscovery. MORE

William Kellermann, Hanson Bridgett

Highly experienced technology attorney and recognized expert in information privacy & security, data governance & litigation readiness and electronic discovery. Provide legal counsel regarding privacy, security and defensible retention and disposition programs, structured legal hold and preservation for litigation and investigations. Electronic discovery & computer forensics experience in support of patent, IP, securities, white-collar criminal, commercial, construction, and employee mobility – trade secret litigation and investigations. MORE

Anne Kershaw, Reasonable Discovery, LLC

Anne provides independent analysis and innovative recommendations for the management and e-discovery of legacy and active data, including backup tapes, file shares, email and archives. Anne’s practice includes the design and implementation of protocols for the preservation and collection of data for discovery and the execution of data management and disposition recommendations. Anne also serves as a testifying and consulting expert, defending or challenging e-discovery processes and dispositions of accumulated legacy data. MORE

Warren Kruse, Altep Advanced Discovery

A former law enforcement officer, investigator and author Warren G. Kruse II is a leader in the cyber security community. Warren is a co-author of Computer Forensics: Incident Response Essentials and has been involved in a diverse range of cyber security matters, including theft of trade secrets and intellectual property, Wikileaks investigations, misappropriation of intellectual property, employment disputes and fraud investigations, among others.MORE

Paul MadridPayPal

At PayPal, we believe that now is the time to democratize financial services so that moving and managing money is a right for all citizens, not just the affluent. We are driven by this purpose, and we uphold our cultural values of collaboration, innovation, wellness and inclusion as our guide for making decisions and conducting business every day. MORE

Gary Marchant, Center for Law, Scinece & Innovation, ASU

Gary’s research interests include the use of genetic information in environmental regulation, risk and the precautionary principle, legal aspects of personalized medicine, and regulation of emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, neuroscience and biotechnology. Gary frequently lectures about the intersection of law and science at national and international conferences. He has authored more than 130 articles and book chapters on various issues relating to emerging technologies. MORE

Hilda OrtizPayPal

Hilda is responsible for the implementation and training of eDiscovery technology at PayPal. She is technologist with 14 years of experience that works closely with in-house and outside counsel to find efficiencies by leveraging technology, and reducing cost. MORE

Dan OseraneBay

Daniel has worked at eBay (and previously PayPal) since 2009 and in the information technology field since 2000. He currently manages corporate privacy matters for eBay’s privacy compliance program and its employee population. In addition to privacy compliance matters, Dan is responsible for eBay’s global business ethics and compliance program. MORE

Karen Painter Randall, Connell Foley LLP

Karen Randall is founder and chair of the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy practice, co-chair of the Professional Liability practice and a senior trial counsel at Connell Foley. She represents clients in complex litigation and regulatory compliance and defense matters involving cybersecurity, data protection and privacy, social media and professional liability. MORE

Niloy Ray, Littler Mendelson

Niloy Ray has a nationwide practice specializing in the litigation of critical eDiscovery issues and challenges. Reinforcing the firm’s commitment to providing its clients with leading-edge solutions in this critical area of the law, he routinely advises clients on efficiently meeting preservation and “meet and confer” obligations, developing strategies for effective data harvesting, review and production, implementing cost-shifting/costreduction techniques, and addressing the admissibility and authentication of electronic evidence. MORE

Tony Reichenberger, KLDiscovery

Consult on KLDiscovery’s industry leading predictive coding/ technology assisted review (TAR) technology and integrate into review projects. Consult with clients on review workflow and suggest techniques to speed review/ lower cost. Provide knowledge and insight to Development Team for feature platform enhancements. Manage document review projects; establish reporting protocols and provide review information to client. MORE

Linda Sharp, ZL Technologies, Inc

 Data Privacy, Info Gov and Compl Coun-Supervised the companies SOC II, Privacy Shield and GDPR Audit and certification/compliance, implemented training programs and oversaw the companies data incident response plans for breach and EU-SAR. She has extensive experience in negotiating and drafting contracts for on premise and cloud based offerings, domestic and abroad, including State and Federal government agreements

Jamie Sheppard, Perkins Coie, LLP

She consults with attorneys on large e-discovery matters to recommend technology solutions to target relevant data, enhance document review and conserve cost. Jamie also designs and manages cost-effective and efficient document reviews. She has experience managing discovery projects from data preservation to depositions. Additionally, Jamie develops and implements effective solutions to a wide variety of discovery challenges by employing innovative technology solutions. MORE

Mark S. Sidoti, Gibbons PC

Mark recognized as one of the preeminent practitioners in the field of e-discovery. Mr. Sidoti frequently lectures and publishes on e-discovery and information governance topics. He has served for several years on the faculties of the Arkfeld-ASU eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference and Georgetown Law School’s prestigious eDiscovery Training Academy. MORE

George Socha BDO Consulting

George Socha is a Managing Director in BDO Consulting’s Forensic Technology Services practice. Named an “E-Discovery Trailblazer” by The American Lawyer, he assists corporate, law firm, and government clients with all facets of electronic discovery, including information governance. George has served clients in a variety of industries including pharmaceutical, energy, retail, banking and technology, among others. As a renowned industry thought leader, Mr. Socha has authored more than 50 articles and spoken at more than 200 engagements across the world on a variety of e-discovery topics. His extensive knowledge has also been utilized more than 20 times to provide expert testimony. MORE

Jim Sullivan, KLDiscovery

Jim serves as an eDiscovery consultant specializing in the use of advanced analytics, machine learning, and automated workflows. In his 10 years working in eDiscovery, Jim has overseen more than 1000 cases involving the use of predictive coding. He is a strong advocate of using technology solutions in litigation. MORE

Jared Sutten, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie 

Jared Sutton is an associate in the litigation group. Since joining the firm in the fall of 2012, Jared has developed a diverse practice litigating real estate, corporate, construction, general contract, and insurance disputes (including coverage issues, agent disputes, and class actions). Jared practices primarily in trial courts, but is also growing an appellate practice in which he has drafted and assisted with numerous appellate briefs and second chaired appeals in state and federal appellate courts. MORE

John Tredennick, Catalyst Repository Systems

John began his career as a trial lawyer and litigation partner with one of the largest law firms in the Rocky Mountains. He got interested in technology in the late 1980s when his wife brought a computer home for graduate business school. After erasing the data on her hard drive twice, and making lots of other mistakes, he began to see promise in the machines. Working with a team of technologists, he began building software to help his 10-office firm manage complex litigation. MORE