Michael Arkfeld

Michael Arkfeld, Principal of Arkfeld and Associates

Michael is the Founder and Director of Education for the eDiscovery Education Center (www.edec.com) and Director of the Arkfeld eDiscovery and Digital Program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. This program hosts the annual ASU-Arkfeld eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference held in March of each year. Michael was also one of the primary instructors at the Georgetown eDiscovery Academy held annually in Washington, D.C. 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 is the author of Arkfeld on Electronic Discovery and Evidence (4th ed.) treatise and four Best Practice Guides. The treatise is cross-referenced with the Best Practice Guides for Electronic Discovery and Evidence; ESI Pretrial Discovery Strategy and Tactics; Legal Hold; and IT Primer for Legal Professionals.