Speakers

George T. Tziahanas
George T. Tziahanas
JD, VP of Strategy, HP SaaS
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George leads strategy and portfolio management for HP Software's SaaS business. George is responsible for overall strategy, design, and new product introduction for HP's SaaS-based compliant archiving, eDiscovery, data protection, and related solutions. George also works extensively with HP Software’s strategic clients, in particular large financial services entities. He provides domain knowledge in regulatory information compliance, eDiscovery, and surveillance/investigation, in addition to general executive sponsor responsibilities. Prior to assuming the SaaS leadership role, led product management and strategy for HP Autonomy's Protect Portfolio. George also led Autonomy's Subject Matter Expert group, which provides industry and domain knowledge across a broad set of business and technology areas. This included leading new client acquisition for some of its largest customers, while serving as executive sponsor to its most strategic clients.
George also speaks and write broadly on how enterprises can meet legal and compliance requirements in today’s rapidly changing information landscape. George has an M.S. in Biology and Molecular Systematics, and a J.D. from the DePaul College of Law. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois, and in the Federal District for the Northern District of Illinois. Read less
Patrick Collins
Patrick Collins
Partner, Perkin Coi
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Patrick Collins is a highly accomplished trial attorney and investigator who focuses on representing companies and individuals in complex civil and criminal matters in federal courts throughout the United States. Considered one of the highest-profile attorneys in Chicago, Patrick has tried 20 federal cases to verdict, and prevailed in each of them. In January 2010, Patrick was selected by the Chicago Law Bulletin as one of Chicago's "Top Ten" attorneys of the last decade. Read less
Jessica Watts
Jessica Watts
Associate General Counsel, eDiscovery, HP
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Jessica is Discovery Counsel for Hewlett-Packard Company, responsible for setting policy and procedure around the entire discovery phase of litigation. As Discovery Counsel, Jessica has reviewed and revised the processes surrounding the identification, preservation, collection, processing and review of information. Additionally, Jessica’s role as Discovery Counsel includes responsibility for vendor selection. In performance of this role, Jessica ensures that HP obtains quality, cost efficient services from each of its selected vendors within the discovery practice. She has held this position since March 2010. In addition to her role as Discovery Counsel, Jessica is counsel to HP’s Global Records Management team. In that role, she is responsible for providing legal advice around the management of HP’s records. Jessica joined the HP legal team when HP acquired Electronic Data Systems (EDS), in August 2008, as a Senior Litigation Attorney. Ms. Watts is licensed in Texas. Read less
Dan Carmel
Dan Carmel
Head of Information Governance Strategy and Solutions, HP Big Data
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Dan Carmel is Head of Information Governance Strategy and Solutions at HP Big Data, where he is responsible for product strategy and industry specific solutions, across Information Governance eDiscovery, compliant archiving and Enterprise Content Management. Prior to joining HP, Dan was CEO of SpringCM, where he led the creation of what is widely regarded as the leading SaaS Platform for Enterprise Content Management, and CEO of Itemfield, which was acquired by Informatica in December 2005. Dan previously was VP and General Manager of the Legal / Professional Services business unit for Interwoven where he developed the strategies that made Interwoven the leading provider of document management solutions to the legal accounting and professional services markets.
Dan holds a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Read less
Marat Borodovskiy
Marat Borodovskiy
IS Director, Prudential
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Marat Borodovskiy is the Director of Information Systems with the Law, Compliance, Business Ethics, and External Affairs Department of Prudential Financial. He has been with the organization since August of 2011, overseeing the implementation of new systems and support of existing ones including Electronic Billing, Matter Management, Document Management, Records Management, Knowledge Management, Universal Search, and Business Intelligence. Prior to joining Prudential, Marat worked at several Fortune 500 companies including Biogen Idec, WellPoint, and State Street.
Marat holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations from Boston University, along with a JD and MBA degrees from Suffolk University. Marat has been a member of New York and Massachusetts bars since 2010. Read less
Glenn Obrien
Glenn O'brien
Director of Electronic Discovery
Liberty Mutual Insurance
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Glenn O'Brien is the Director of Electronic Discovery for Liberty Mutual Insurance, where he has worked for over 20 years. In his current position, he implemented large scale, in house eDiscovery preservation and collection capabilities. He is responsible for managing all systems and procedures related to Electronic Discovery from identification and preservation through to production. He is also responsible for managing vendor relationships as well as coordination with outside counsel.
Prior to this role, Glenn was a Paralegal, Business Systems Analyst and Project Manager in various departments at Liberty Mutual. Before joining Liberty, Glenn was a paralegal at several Boston-based law firms. Glenn is a Veteran of the United States Army. He received a BA in International Relations from Clark University and a Master's in Public Administration from Suffolk University. He has a Master's Certificate in Project Management and is EnCE and EnCEP certified. Read less
Robert Levy
Robert Levy
Counsel
Civil Justice Reform and Law Technology Exxon Mobil Corporation
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Robert L. Levy is an attorney in the law department of Exxon Mobil Corporation. His duties include representing ExxonMobil on civil justice reform initiatives and advising on law technology, including electronic discovery issues and records management.
Previously, Mr. Levy was a partner at Haynes and Boone, LLP where he practiced in the Business Litigation Section, focusing on international arbitration and technology litigation as well as advising on records management and electronic discovery issues. He also served as a briefing attorney for the Honorable Judge Robert Parker of the Eastern District of Texas and practiced at Johnson & Gibbs and Weil, Gotshal & Manges.
Mr. Levy serves as president of the Civil Justice Reform Group and co-chair of the eDiscovery and Federal Rules Subcommittee. He is on the Executive Committee of Lawyers for Civil Justice (LCJ) and chairs its Federal Rules Committee where he was active in leading LCJ’s efforts in support of revisions to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, including participation in the Federal Civil Rules Advisory Committee’s 2010 Duke Civil Litigation Conference and September 9, 2011 Mini-Conference on Preservation and Sanctions. Mr. Levy also is a member of the Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee and is active in the US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform and the American Tort Reform Association. He was a member of The Sedona Conference Working Group 1 on Electronic Discovery.
Mr. Levy received his JD from the University of Texas School of Law where he graduated with honors. Read less
Jason Van volkenburgh
Jason Van Volkenburgh
Associate General Counsel, Hunter Douglas
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Jason Van Volkenburgh serves as Associate General Counsel for Hunter Douglas and is responsible for handling a wide array of corporate transactions as well as intellectual property and employment law matters in North America. Recently, Jason developed and implemented an enterprise-wide records management program designed to eliminate legacy records and information. Hunter Douglas is the world market leader in window coverings and a major manufacturer of architectural products with 17,000+ employees and sales of more than $2.5 billion. Read less
Usman Nayyar
Usman Nayyar
Director of Applications and Technology Solutions, Proskauer Rose LLP
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Usman Nayyar is the Director of Applications and Technology Solutions at Proskauer. With 15 years of diverse I.T. experience, Usman is presently responsible for Technology Training, Desktop Engineering, Mobility and Application Systems and Development. He manages and oversees projects related to Finance, CRM, HCM, SharePoint and Web Technologies for Intranet, Internet and Extranets, DR, Firm technology strategy among others. Read less
Bill Koch
Bill Koch
Director of Technology Services , Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP
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Bill Koch is the Director of Technology Services at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP where he architects and implements technology support initiatives across 14 geographically dispersed locations. With over 10 years of client service and leadership experience within the legal IT profession, Bill oversees the activity and strategic direction of many of his firm’s employee-facing technology initiatives ranging from software deployments to mobile device management. Read less
Matt Levy
Matt Levy
VP eDiscovery, HP
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Matthew Levy is a Vice President with HP Software’s Big Data group and a domain expert in information governance and eDiscovery. Matthew has over a decade of litigation experience and a concentrated background in eDiscovery. In addition to practicing law for thirteen years, he was the firm wide eDiscovery manager at Wilson Sonsini and then Howard Rice. Matthew was a founding participant of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) project launched in 2005 to address the lack of standards and guidelines in eDiscovery. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars and has authored or been featured in numerous articles on information governance and eDiscovery. Read less
Jason R. Baron
Jason R. Baron
Of Counsel, Information Governance and eDiscovery Group, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
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Jason is an internationally recognized speaker and author on the preservation of electronic documents. He was a founding co-coordinator of the National Institute of Standards and Technology TREC Legal Track, a multi-year international information retrieval project devoted to evaluating search issues in a legal context, and served as track coordinator for the first four years of the track (2006-2009). See http://trec-legal.umiacs.umd.edu. He also founded the international DESI (Discovery of Electronically Stored Information) workshop series, bringing together lawyers and academics to discuss cutting-edge issues in e-discovery. Since 2007, past DESI workshops have been held in Palo Alto, London, Barcelona, Pittsburgh and Rome, with a related workshop held in Beijing. See http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~oard/desi5/. He is also a past Steering Committee member and Co-chair of The Sedona Conference® WG1 (Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production). Read less
Gareth Evans
Gareth Evans
Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
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Gareth Evans is a litigation partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, with 23 years of experience at the firm. His career has focused on complex business litigation and governmental investigations, and has included matters in many different subject matter areas. Mr. Evans has extensive experience in securities class action and shareholder derivative litigation, and also has represented clients in investigations and enforcement actions brought by the Department of Justice, SEC and other regulatory and enforcement agencies. His experience also includes insurance coverage litigation and advising clients regarding insurance coverage issues, appellate and antitrust litigation, representing investment advisors in ‘40s Act litigation, and advising and representing clients in matters involving data privacy issues. Read less
Marty Provin
Marty Provin
Executive VP, Jordan Lawrence
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Marty Provin is Executive Vice President of Jordan Lawrence, a leading solution provider for records retention, data privacy and information governance. He has over 20 years of experience in information technology and governance. Marty joined Jordan Lawrence in 2003 and advises in-house counsel, compliance and privacy professionals in the areas of records management, data privacy and e-discovery and the confluence of technology in these areas. He plays a key role in helping companies develop effective, defensible and cost effective information governance programs that address information across all platforms and media. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and frequent contributor and speaker in the legal and privacy communities. Read less
Alan M. Winchester
Alan M. Winchester
Partner, Harris Beach PLLC
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Mr. Winchester is a member of the firm and leader of its national e-discovery practice (e-info℠). This team assists organizations with all aspects of computers and their intersection with the law. In the area of e-discovery, his services include the location and production of documents during litigation or government investigations. Mr. Winchester also practices in the areas of cybersecurity, information governance and compliance for organizations that host private or protected information on their computer systems. He also practices within the Medical and Life Sciences Industry Team and in the Mass Torts and Industry‑Wide Litigation Practice Group where he defends device and pharmaceutical companies in both personal injury and consumer fraud based claims. Read less
Eric Crespolini
Eric Crespolini
VP eDiscovery Solutions, HP
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As a part of HP's information governance executive team, Eric Crespolini brings over a decade of experience building and leading teams of industry leaders in delivering e-discovery expertise to leading enterprises.
Prior to joining HP, Mr. Crespolini was a member of the senior management team within the consulting group of Clearwell Systems (Symantec). He specializes in electronic discovery, computer forensics, and litigation management best practices. In addition to being an attorney Mr. Crespolini has over a decade of experience in information technology management and consulting, including implementing enterprise-wide financial and project control systems as well as data warehousing, electronic collection, disaster planning, and operational process development. His responsibilities with Xerox included overall supervision and management of multiple client management teams and involved interfacing directly with clients to assist in managing their litigation and investigatory matters. Read less
Bruce Hartley
Dr. Bruce Hartley
CISSP, VP Celerity Consulting Group, Inc.
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Bruce has over 25 years of technical and managerial experience in electronic discovery, forensics and technology. Bruce has extensive experience across the entire litigation lifecycle, leading teams in support of large FCPA investigations, class action lawsuits, SEC investigations, HSR Second Requests, DOJ investigations, and assisting clients with the integration of discovery related technologies, such as those developed by HP Autonomy, Inc. He also has experience as an expert witness in support of multiple litigations involving such issues as electronic mail fraud, software development process and contracts, data destruction, and intellectual property disputes. Recognized as an industry expert, he has served as a presenter, panel speaker, instructor, and round table representative at several industry conferences and seminars. As a subject matter expert, Bruce has authored numerous publications on information security, electronic discovery and computer forensics. Routinely quoted in various legal industry publications and featured in a “Power Lunch” segment on CNBC. Bruce holds two technology patents, one in the software architecture space and the other in the information security space. Prior to joining Celerity Consulting, Bruce was with the Deloitte Financial Advisory Services group as the National Director of eDiscovery. He received his Doctorate in Computer Science from Colorado Technical University in 1996 and has been certified by the ISC2 as a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP). Read less
Johnny Lee
Johnny Lee
MD Forensic, Investigations & Dispute Services, Grant Thornton LLP
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Johnny Lee is a management and litigation consultant and attorney, specializing in data analytics, computer forensics, and electronic discovery in support of investigations and litigation. He also provides advisory services to companies working to address complex data governance and records / information management issues.
Johnny is a frequent speaker, panelist, and contributor on issues involving eDiscovery, Records and Information Management, Data Analysis, Business Intelligence, and the effective use (and risk management) of Information Technology. Johnny received his Juris Doctorate from the Georgia State University College of Law and his Bachelor’s degree from Emory University. In 2000, he was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia, where he maintains an active law license.
He has delivered solutions in both the public and private sector on the effective mitigation of business, compliance, and litigation risk to Law Firms; General Counsel; Boards of Directors; Audit Committees; and Chief Financial, Compliance, and Operations executives. He has led project teams across a variety of industries, including advanced technology, software, communications, private equity / venture capital, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, financial services, insurance, retail, construction, transportation, and legal. Read less