2020 UF Law E-Discovery Conference



Doug Austin

Doug Austin is the Editor of eDiscovery Today and is an established eDiscovery thought leader, consultant and blogger with over 30 years of experience providing eDiscovery best practices, legal technology consulting and technical project management services to numerous clients.

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Craig Ball

Craig Ball is a Board Certified trial lawyer, certified computer forensic examiner, law professor and electronic evidence expert. He has dedicated his career to teaching the bench and bar about forensic technology and trial tactics. After decades trying lawsuits, Craig limits his practice to service as a court-appointed special master and consultant in computer forensics and E-Discovery.

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Patricia D. Barksdale

Patricia Barksdale was sworn-in as a United States Magistrate Judge on November 1, 2013. Judge Barksdale received her B.A. from the University of Florida, where she was awarded the Outstanding Female Leader for the Class of 1993 and was inducted in the University of Florida Hall of Fame,

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Julie Brown

Julie is the director of practice technology at Vorys. She has worked in legal technology for more than 30 years. She has a paralegal degree and has worked in law firms and in-house litigation departments.  Her experience includes managing large scale e-discovery and document productions,

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Ian Campbell

Ian Campbell is President & Chief Executive Officer of iCONECT Development LLC, a global market leader in producing cutting-edge, innovative eDiscovery software products and services for the legal industry. He is responsible for sales operations and business development, product lifecycle development,

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Suzanne Clark

Suzanne H. Clark directs the Legal Project Management practice of eDiscovery CoCounsel, pllc. Suzanne graduated from the University of Florida College of Law and began her legal career as merits counsel in commercial litigation. She later transitioned to a full-time focus on Electronic Discovery and is a nationally recognized speaker and panelist in eDiscovery education.

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Brian Corbin

Brian Corbin is an Executive Director, Assistant General Counsel within the Litigation department at JPMorgan Chase bank. He serves on the leadership team of Legal Discovery Management, which advises and coordinates on the discovery process with internal counsel, external law firms,

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Jared Coseglia

Jared Michael Coseglia is the founder and CEO of TRU Staffing Partners, a staffing company representing talent and opportunities in the data privacy, e-discovery, and cybersecurity verticals since 2010. Coseglia has successfully placed over 3000 professionals in full-time and temporary positions at the Fortune 1000,

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Chris Dix

Chris Dix is a technology-focused attorney who advises clients regarding e-discovery, privacy, cybersecurity and data breach issues.   Chris is also sports lawyer with experience litigating league governance disputes and investigating and prosecuting professional athletes involved in match-fixing and other types of sports corruption.

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William Hamilton

William Hamilton is a University of Florida Levin College of Law Skills Professor. Professor Hamilton teaches electronic discovery, data analytics, and complex litigation. Mr. Hamilton is also the Executive Director of the International Center for Automated Information Retrieval at the law school.

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Canaan Himmelbaum

Canaan Himmelbaum is the Global Director at Consilio. He is considered an authority on collection processes, search syntax creation and application, data processing, the use of analytics technologies and document review project management. Canaan practiced law for eight years as both in-house and outside counsel.

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Taylor Hoffman

Taylor M. Hoffman is Senior Legal Counsel-Head eDiscovery Management at Swiss Re. He had previously been an associate at both Debevoise & Plimpton and Covington & Burling. Taylor clerked for the Honorable Emilio M. Garza of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and received his JD from the University of Chicago.

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David Horrigan

David Horrigan is Relativity’s Discovery Counsel and Legal Education Director. An attorney, law school guest lecturer, e-discovery industry analyst, and award-winning journalist, David oversees the legal content produced at Relativity, speaks at legal and industry events, and authors articles on the intersection of law and technology,

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Tessa Jacob

Tessa is the founder and chair of Husch Blackwell’s eDiscovery Solutions group. A practicing attorney for 20 years, Tessa has a strong understanding of the legal, technical, and strategic aspects of eDiscovery. Tessa has served as lead eDiscovery counsel in numerous class actions,

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Rose Hunter Jones

Rose Hunter Jones is a partner at King & Spalding. Ms. Jones practice focuses on e-discovery with particular expertise in global e-discovery protocol development and implementation, international e-discovery issue counseling and guidance on selection and implementation of e-discovery technology. She is a senior member of King &

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Gary R. Jones

Judge Jones has served as a United States Magistrate Judge for twenty years, ten of which was in the Middle District of Florida and the last ten years in the Northern District of Florida.  In 2019 Judge Jones was also authorized under an inter-circuit assignment to serve as a magistrate judge in the District of Columbia.

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Martha Louks

Martha Louks is Director of Technology Services at McDermott Will & Emery.  Martha focuses on implementing high-value, efficiency-driven solutions that improve the delivery of legal services for clients. Martha collaborates with legal teams to develop technology and workflow approaches that align with case strategy,

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Mary Mack

Mary Mack, CEO and Chief Legal Technologist of EDRM, leads the project based organization and is the former Executive Director of ACEDS the Association of Certified E- Discovery Specialists. Mary is known for her skills in relationship and community building as well as for the depth of her e-discovery knowledge.

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William Matthewman

United States Magistrate Judge William Matthewman was appointed to the federal bench in 2012. He sits in the West Palm Beach division of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. As a U.S. Magistrate Judge, he handles both civil and criminal cases.

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Mac R. McCoy

Mac Richard McCoy was appointed on July 1, 2015 to serve as a United States Magistrate Judge in the Fort Myers Division of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Prior to his appointment, Judge McCoy was a Shareholder in the National Trial and National Class Actions Practice Groups at Carlton Fields,

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Scott A. Milner

Co-leader and one of the original attorneys in Morgan Lewis’s eData practice, Scott A. Milner counsels and advises companies in electronic discovery and information governance processes and best practices. He works with Morgan Lewis’s lawyers across practice groups to tailor strategies and discovery management plans for clients around the globe,

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Joy Murao

Joy Murao is the founder and CEO of Practice Aligned Resources (PAR), a legal technology education and consulting company. PAR designs, delivers and supports bespoke training and workflow programs covering the full litigation lifecycle, from information governance to trial.

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Tom O’Connor

Tom O’Connor is a nationally known consultant, speaker and writer in the field of computerized litigation support systems. A New England native who graduated from The Johns Hopkins University in 1972 with a BA in Political Science, Tom attended law school for one year at The University of Notre Dame before returning to Baltimore and undertaking a career as a paralegal specializing in complex litigation.

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Kenya Parrish-Dixon

Kenya Parrish-Dixon is the General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer of Empire Technologies Risk Management Group, a cybersecurity, information governance, eDiscovery, and managed review corporate holding company. She was formerly the Director of White House Information Governance for the Executive Office of the President and before that she was the Assistant Director of the Division of Litigation Technology and Analysis at the Federal Trade Commission.

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Christine P. Payne

Christine Payne is a nationally recognized advocate specializing in eDiscovery and litigation strategy. With deep experience in high-dollar, bet-the-company cases, Christine handles all aspects of case strategy and discovery for complex commercial litigation, restructuring-related litigation, products-liability litigation, antitrust matters, Section 220 requests,

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Farrah Pepper

Farrah Pepper is the Chief Legal Innovation Counsel (CLIC) at Marsh & McLennan, where she makes things…click.  Farrah created and leads the company’s Legal Innovation & Technology (LIT) team, including the LIT innovation lab and the legal data discovery program.

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Jason A. Pill

Jason Pill practices in the area of labor and employment, cybersecurity, privacy, and data protection. He assists clients in handling unique issues that arise at the intersection of law and technology.

He represents employers regarding claims involving employment discrimination laws,

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Anthony E. Porcelli

Judge Anthony Porcelli was sworn in as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Florida in August 2009. Judge Porcelli received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1993 from Stetson University, a Master of Business Administration from Jacksonville University in 1995,

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Mike Quartararo

Mike Quartararo is the President of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), a global professional membership association providing live and online training and certification in e-discovery and professional development courses to corporate legal departments, law firms and the broader legal community.

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Dan Regard

Mr. Regard is an electronic discovery and computer science consultant with 25 years’ experience in consulting to legal and corporate entities. A programmer and an attorney by training, Mr. Regard has conducted system investigations, created data collections, and managed discovery on over a thousand matters.

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Debbie Reynolds

Debbie Reynolds is the Founder, CEO, and Chief Data Privacy Officer of Debbie Reynolds Consulting LLC.  Debbie Reynolds, “The Data Diva,” is a world-renowned technologist, thought-leader, and advisor to Multinational Corporations for handling global Data Privacy, Cyber Data Breach response,

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Maribel Rivera

As senior director at ACEDS, Maribel is responsible for local chapter, membership, event management, and strategic partner engagement. A seasoned professional who has helped brands and businesses connect with their audiences and achieve their goals, her breadth of experience, strategic and creative abilities unlock innovation and bring business ideas to life.

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Xavier Rodriguez

Xavier Rodriguez is a former Texas Supreme Court Justice and currently sits on the bench as a United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas. Born in San Antonio, Texas, he received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University,

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Laura A. Rosenbury

Laura A. Rosenbury is the Dean and Levin, Mabie & Levin Professor of Law at University of Florida Levin College of Law. Since joining UF Law in July 2015, Dean Rosenbury has focused on raising the national and international profile of the law school.

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Mandi Ross

Mandi Ross is the founder and CEO of Prism Litigation Technology, an eDiscovery advisory firm started in 1997. During her 32-year career, she has managed a multitude of successful engagements for corporate legal teams and outside counsel, as well as working as a court-appointed eDiscovery expert.

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Gina Sansone

Gina Sansone is the Manager of Litigation Support and an eDiscovery attorney in the firm’s antitrust and complex litigation groups. She specializes in counseling the firm and clients on legal, technical and strategic issues involving electronic discovery and information management,

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Julie S. Sneed

Julie S. Sneed was appointed as a United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida on June 15, 2015. Judge Sneed received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida and her Juris Doctor degree from the Florida State University College of Law.

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George Socha

George Socha is responsible for increasing market awareness and adoption of Reveal’s platform globally. Additionally, George is tasked with guiding the product roadmap and consulting with Reveal customers on effective deployment of legal technology. In 2005, he co-founded the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) whose frameworks and content have empowered a generation of legal professionals.

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Allison Stanton

Allison Stanton is the Director and Associate General Counsel of eDiscovery & Information Governance for Facebook, Inc. Allison’s legal, strategic, and managerial expertise is derived from the unique and diverse perspectives she gained throughout her legal career at Facebook, the United States Department of Justice,

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Ariana J. Tadler

Ariana J. Tadler is the founding partner of Tadler Law LLP, a WBENC-certified, women-owned boutique law firm handling complex litigation on behalf of businesses, consumers, and investors. Ariana has 28+ years’ experience litigating and managing securities, consumer and data breach class actions and complex litigation.

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Jessie G. Torres

Jessie Torres is Berger Singerman’s Discovery Team Manager based in its Miami office. Jessie is a proven, creative eDiscovery professional with more than eight years of eDiscovery and managed review experience. At Berger Singerman, he designs and implements eDiscovery best practices and policies regarding staffing,

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Kelly Twigger

Recognized by Corporate eDiscovery in 2018 as one of the voices driving the conversation in ediscovery, Kelly Twigger is a practicing attorney, software developer, blogger, author, and speaker on issues in electronic discovery and legal technology. As Principal at ESI Attorneys,

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