Cultivating Ediscovery Excellence

September 25 – 27, 2018  |  Portland, OR

Cultivating Ediscovery Excellence

September 25 – 27, 2018  |  Portland, OR

Visionary keynotes

Gain actionable insights from ediscovery experts

Jeffrey Toobin

CNN Chief Legal Analyst and The New Yorker Staff Writer

CNN chief legal analyst and The New Yorker staff writer, Jeffrey Toobin is one of the country’s most esteemed experts on politics, media, and the law. He is the author of critically acclaimed bestsellers, including “The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court” and its sequel, “The Oath,” recounting the ideological war between the John Roberts Supreme Court and the Obama administration. Toobin’s book, “The Run of His Life” was made into the Emmy Award-winning FX series, “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. His latest bestseller, “American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes, and Trial of Patty Hearst,” was released to considerable acclaim in August 2016.

Linda Starr

Executive Director, Northern California Innocence Project, and Clinical Professor

Linda Starr is co-founder and Executive Director of the Northern California Innocence Project (NCIP) at Santa Clara University School of Law. She has more than 25 years experience as an attorney both in California and New York. Through her work with the NCIP, and by using modern technology, the organization has exonerated dozens of wrongly convicted individuals. At PREX, Starr and Obie Anthony, an NCIP exoneree who lost 17 years to wrongful incarceration, will discuss the systemic flaws in our criminal justice system and explore ideas to bring about key reforms.

Obie Anthony III

Founder, Exonerated Nation Nonprofit Organization

After 17 years in prison for murder and attempted robbery he did not commit, Obie Anthony was exonerated of all charges on September 30, 2011. The Northern California Innocence Project (NCIP), working with the Federal Public Defender, helped to expose the lies and misconduct that led to his wrongful conviction. In a co-keynote with Linda Starr, Anthony will discuss his experience and ways to prevent future injustices.

Hon. Paul Grewal

Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Litigation, Facebook

The Hon. Paul Grewal left the bench to join a 2-billion-strong social media platform company. How does his experience as a judge in the heart of Silicon Valley inform his new role as leader of Facebook’s legal team? At PREX, Judge Grewal shares his unique insights on how citizens use digital media to interact with their community and government, empower movements such as #metoo, and influence perception.

Linda Starr

Executive Director, Northern California Innocence Project, and Clinical Professor

Linda Starr is co-founder and Executive Director of the Northern California Innocence Project (NCIP) at Santa Clara University School of Law. She has more than 25 years experience as an attorney both in California and New York. Through her work with the NCIP, and by using modern technology, the organization has exonerated dozens of wrongly convicted individuals. At PREX, Starr and Obie Anthony, an NCIP exoneree who lost 17 years to wrongful incarceration, will discuss the systemic flaws in our criminal justice system and explore ideas to bring about key reforms.

Obie Anthony III

Founder, Exonerated Nation Nonprofit Organization

After 17 years in prison for murder and attempted robbery he did not commit, Obie Anthony was exonerated of all charges on September 30, 2011. The Northern California Innocence Project (NCIP), working with the Federal Public Defender, helped to expose the lies and misconduct that led to his wrongful conviction. In a co-keynote with Linda Starr, Anthony will discuss his experience and ways to prevent future injustices.

Hon. Paul Grewal

Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Litigation, Facebook

The Hon. Paul Grewal left the bench to join a 2-billion-strong social media platform company. How does his experience as a judge in the heart of Silicon Valley inform his new role as leader of Facebook’s legal team? At PREX, Judge Grewal shares his unique insights on how citizens use digital media to interact with their community and government, empower movements such as #metoo, and influence perception.

Speakers, thought leaders, and strategists

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Hon. Elizabeth Laporte

U.S. Magistrate Judge, Northern District of California

Elizabeth D. Laporte is a U.S. Magistrate Judge and the immediate past Chief Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of California. She presides over numerous civil cases involving intellectual property, employment, civil rights and environmental issues.

Hon. Frank Maas (Ret.)

Former U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York

Frank Maas served for 17 years as a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York, including a two-year term as Chief Magistrate Judge. Previously, he was a federal prosecutor, a law firm partner and First Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Department of Investigation.

Hon. Andrew J. Peck

Retired Judge United States District Court Southern District of New York

Retired Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck was appointed to the U.S. Southern District of New York in 1995 where he served until his retirement in 2018. Peck is currently senior counsel for DLA Piper and has been nominated to the influential Sedona Conference Working Group 1 Steering Committee, which develops guidance on ediscovery in litigation, investigations, and dispute resolution.

Michael R. Arkfeld

Founder and Director of Education for the Ediscovery Education Center

Michael J. Arkfeld is the Founder and Director of Education for the Ediscovery Education Center and the Director of the Arkfeld Ediscovery and Digital Program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. He also authored Arkfeld on Electronic Discovery and Evidence.

Alma Asay

Chief Innovation Officer, Legal Solutions, at Integreon Discovery Solutions

Alma Asay is the Chief Innovation Officer of Legal Solutions at Integreon Discovery Solutions and founder and CEO of Allegory litigation management software. In 2016, Alma was named a Fastcase 50 award winner and one of 10 “Women of Legal Tech” by the ABA’s Legal Technology Resource Center.

Craig Ball

Texas trial lawyer and computer forensics examiner

Craig Ball is a Texas trial lawyer, computer forensics examiner, law professor, and noted authority on electronic evidence. Today, he limits his practice to serving as a court-appointed special master and consultant in computer forensics and ediscovery.

Jennifer Bantelman

Sr. Director of Product Operations, Zapproved

Jennifer has worked in software for the past decade and leads product operations at Zapproved, where she ensures products are designed to enhance the ediscovery processes through technology and workflow improvement. Jennifer is a content director for the PREX Conference, and holds a Master’s in Strategic Communication.

Clifford Barr

Associate General Counsel, Legal Operations

Cliff Barr is Associate General Counsel of Legal Operations, Records, Contracting, and Major Projects at Andeavor, formerly Tesoro Corp.
Cliff was an Air Force JAG Officer and served as Chief of Justice, Chief of Claims, Chief of Legal Assistance, Chief of Adverse Actions, and Chief of Labor Law. During his service, Cliff received Army and Air Force Meritorious Service Medals while achieving the rank of Major.

Heyward Bonyata

Partner, Nelson Mullins

Heyward Bonyata is a partner at Nelson Mullins and practices in the areas of electronic discovery, information management, business litigation, antitrust litigation, and pharmaceutical and medical device litigation.

Ellen Buchan

Manager of Systems Operations, Sprint

Ellen Buchan is the Manager of System Operations for Sprint’s Legal & Technology Group. She owns the user experience for the department’s technology tools, develops procedures for litigation support, and assists with ediscovery management.

Daniel Christenson

Group Counsel of IT, Privacy & Security at Intel Corporation

Daniel Christenson is currently Group Counsel of IT, Privacy & Security at Intel Corporation. He maintains active bar status in DC, Arizona and Utah and is also CIPP/US and CIPT certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

David Cohen

Practice Group Leader for Reed Smith’s Global Records & E-Discovery Group

David Cohen, a commercial litigator with more than 30 years of experience, is Practice Group Leader for Reed Smith’s Global Records & E-Discovery Group. Named a Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer” from 2013 to 2015, Cohen often counsels clients on ediscovery, records management and litigation readiness.

Brian Corbin

Executive Director, Assistant General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Brian Corbin oversees several programs for JPMorgan Chase’s Legal Discovery Management group, supervising a multinational team focused on legal preservation, information governance, retention policy, and data privacy issues related to cross-border discovery.

Michael Duffey

Ediscovery & Litigation Project Lead, Facebook

Michael Duffey is an Ediscovery & Litigation Project Lead at Facebook. Michael has over 16 years of experience as a litigation paralegal, his last role being Paralegal Specialist at Ropes & Gray supporting its IP Litigation practice.

Sofia Empel

Chief Information Governance Officer, Cotivit

Sofia Empel, Ph.D., CRM, IGP is the Chief Information Governance Officer (CIGO) at Cotiviti. Her experience includes all aspects of information governance including program development, training, technology implementation, and other analytical services. Dr. Empel frequently teaches, writes, and speaks on information governance and related topics.

Sonya Judkins

Manager of Legal Discovery & Compliance, Sprint

Sonya Judkins is the Manager of Legal Discovery & Compliance for Sprint. She specializes in litigation best practices and procedures to mitigate risks associated with the preservation and production of electronically stored information.

Daniel Kulakofsky

Associate Group General Counsel, Travelers Indemnity Co.

Daniel Kulakofsky is Associate Group General Counsel at the Travelers Indemnity Company where he manages the ediscovery program. In addition to supporting litigation enterprise-wide, Dan’s team provides counsel to the Records & Information Management group and IT organization regarding the deployment of new technologies, as well as data and system dispositions.

Jana Mills

Director and Senior Attorney for American Airlines

Jana Mills joined American Airlines in 2016 as a senior attorney in the areas of litigation and ediscovery. Previously, she was with Jones Day in its Securities and SEC Enforcement group and with Deloitte in its Discovery Practices group.

Joseph T. Muzingo

Sr. Attorney, Litigation at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Joseph T. Muzingo is a Senior Attorney for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, where he manages the litigation team. He has 15 years of experience managing complex litigation and large-scale ediscovery projects.

Dan Nichols

Counsel, Redgrave LLP

Dan is a seasoned trial attorney with extensive experience handling ediscovery matters from inception through settlement negotiations and trial, which provides him with a practical understanding of how ediscovery strategy impacts budgets and outcomes.

Chelsea Perez

Paralegal, The Humane Society of the United States

Chelsea Perez is the in-house paralegal for the Humane Society of North America where she manages the ediscovery strategy, culture, technology, and policies. She has years of experience managing large antitrust cases and conducting searches for Canada’s anti-trust agency.

Dawn Radcliffe

Legal Technology Manager at TransCanada Pipelines, Ltd.

Dawn Radcliffe is the Legal Technology Manager for TransCanada Pipelines. She applies her experience in legal hold procedures and technologies to manage discovery-related processes and works with the company’s IS and Business Information groups on data management and information governance issues.

Wendy Riggs

Principal, IGC Global

Wendy formed IGC Global Consulting after leaving Twitter, where she led Ediscovery and Litigation Operations. Wendy focuses on Information Governance, Compliance, Operations, and Ediscovery and works with clients to develop and implement processes and policies that increase efficiency and reduce spend.

Michelle Spak

Deputy General Counsel, Duke Energy

Michelle Spak serves as Associate General Counsel at Duke Energy Corporation, the largest electric power holding company in the United States. She manages a variety of litigation, in addition to overseeing the eDiscovery Team at Duke Energy.

Michael Stinson

Consultant, Point 25 Advisory Services

Michael Stinson is an ediscovery consultant and former Manager of Litigation Services at ConocoPhillips, where he managed legal processes and systems. He is the co-founder of the Microsoft Customer Advisory Board for the Office365 Security & Compliance Center.

Brett Tarr

Chief Counsel, Ediscovery & Information Governance. Caesars Entertainment

Brett Tarr serves as Chief Counsel, Ediscovery & Information Governance for Caesars Entertainment and leads the ediscovery, information governance, and privacy functions for the organization.

Joe Utsler

Litigation Support Manager, Farmers Insurance

Joe Utsler is the Litigation Support Manager for Farmers Insurance and has more than 27 years of experience creating, managing, and operating legal technology software.

Jennifer Warner

Vice President of Legal, Columbia Sportswear Company

Jen has served as an in-house leader for the last ten years and is currently Columbia Sportswear Company’s Vice President of Legal. Jen is an active member of the legal operations and legal innovation communities and speaks frequently on the topics of legal department design, legal market theory and outside counsel and service provider management. Prior to joining Columbia, Jen served as Global Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel Americas of XPO Logistics, Inc.

Chris Wolski

Head of Information Security, Perdue Farms

Chris Wolski is the Head of Information Security for Perdue Farms Inc. where he is responsible for information security, industrial cyber security, and data privacy programs. He is also a board member for Infragard’s Delaware Chapter and an advisor to the Maritime and Port Security Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (MPS-ISAO).

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“Great education and guidance, and what a fantastic panel of speakers and experts on timely topics.”

Janice Jaco
ediscovery Project Manager, Keesal, Young, & Logan

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