Cultivating Ediscovery Excellence

September 25 – 27, 2018  |  Portland, OR

Cultivating Ediscovery Excellence

September 25 – 27, 2018  |  Portland, OR

2018 Visionary keynotes

Gain actionable insights from ediscovery experts

Eugene Robinson

Associate Editor, The Washington Post

Eugene Robinson is an Associate Editor and twice-weekly columnist for The Washington Post. In a 25-year career at The Post, Robinson has been city hall reporter, city editor, foreign correspondent in Buenos Aires and London, foreign editor, and assistant managing editor in charge of the paper’s award-winning Style section. In 2005, he started writing a column for the Op-Ed page. He is the author of “Coal to Cream: A Black Man’s Journey Beyond Color to an Affirmation of Race” (1999) and “Last Dance in Havana” (2004). Robinson is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and has received numerous journalism awards.

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.

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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. He now works at JAMS, Inc. as a mediator, arbitrator, and special discovery master.

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.

Jeremy Ballew

Senior Attorney for Ediscovery, American Airlines

Jeremy Ballew is a senior attorney of ediscovery for American Airlines. Prior to joining the team in 2017, he spent several years as the manager overseeing many of the company’s larger ediscovery projects.

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.

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 Christensen

Group Counsel of IT, Privacy & Security at Intel Corporation

Daniel Christensen 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.

Amy Coleman

Senior Litigation and eDiscovery Paralegal, Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc.

Ms. Coleman has extensive experience in electronic discovery, litigation support, legal hold order management, case document management and technology-assisted review. She holds expertise in electronic discovery management methodologies, including the application of technologies to legal business requirements. She consults with in-house and outside counsel on best use of technology, preservation, collection and review strategies to ensure corporate compliance.

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, Cotiviti

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.

Monica Enand

CEO & Founder, Zapproved

As CEO, Monica Enand has grown Zapproved into a leading provider of ediscovery software for corporate legal teams — transforming the way they respond to litigation, mitigate risk, and reduce costs. Monica holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.B.A. from the University of Portland.

Jeannie Farren

Ediscovery Services Manager, Facebook, Inc.

Jeannie Farren manages a team of Litigation Projects Leads and Forensics Leads at Facebook. She has over 25 years of experience in roles ranging from IP Litigation/Trial Paralegal to managing a team of 50 paralegals and analysts.

Jonathan Grabis

Manager of Customer Success Operations, Zapproved

Jonathan Grabis manages the Customer Success operations team at Zapproved and ensures the team has the resources needed to make customers successful. He got the software bug from his time spent in angel investing and holds a Master’s in Economics from Florida Atlantic University.

Brad Harris

VP of Corporate Strategy, Zapproved

Brad Harris is the VP of Corporate Strategy for Zapproved and has more than 30 years of experience helping enterprises improve ediscovery through technology. He is a frequent author and speaker on preservation and ediscovery issues.

Bob Haskin

Managing Director, Morae Global Corporation

As Managing Director for Morae Global Corporation, Bob Haskin consults with Legal, IT, and project management teams to design and implement technology-enabled discovery and enterprise legal management programs. Bob’s expertise spans across discovery and information management, managed services, litigation support, case management, as well as the underlying processes, technologies, and business management practices.

Ronald Hedges

Senior Counsel, Dentons

Ronald J. Hedges served as a United States Magistrate Judge in the District of New Jersey from 1986 to 2007. He is currently a member of Dentons’ Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group and also consults on management and discovery of ESI.

Omar Haroun

Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Text IQ

Omar ​Haroun ​is ​the ​co-founder ​and ​Chief ​Operating ​Officer ​of ​Text ​IQ, ​where ​he ​provides executive ​strategic ​vision ​and ​leads ​customer ​success ​for ​the ​company’s ​proprietary ​AI ​technology. After ​receiving ​his ​J.D. ​and ​M.B.A. ​from ​Columbia ​University, ​Haroun ​began ​his ​career ​in ​law ​at Orrick, ​Herrington ​& ​Sutcliffe, ​LLP ​and ​Wilson ​Sonsini ​Goodrich ​Rosati ​before ​pivoting ​to operational ​roles ​at ​early-stage ​startups.

Josh Hoffman

Director, Technology Solutions and Discovery Program at McKesson

Josh Hoffman is the Director of Technology Solutions and Discovery Program at McKesson Corporation. He has over 15 years of ediscovery and litigation consulting experience and currently manages a team that supports ediscovery needs enterprise-wide.

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.

Michele Kemp

Manager of Ediscovery and Legal Operations, Honeywell International

As Manager of eDiscovery and Legal Operations for Honeywell, Michele Kemp manages the onsite ediscovery team, vendors, and budget. She also evaluates and recommends technology solutions to guide the efficient management of Honeywell’s ediscovery needs.

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.

Aaron Laliberte

VP of Product, Zapproved

As the VP of Product for Zapproved, Aaron Laliberte spearheads all initiatives related to product direction and design. His career has spanned all aspects of ediscovery from data collection through trial presentation within law firms and corporations.

Robert Levy

Senior Counsel for Civil Justice Reform and Law Technology, Exxon Mobil Corporation

Robert Levy is an attorney with Exxon Mobil and works on Civil Justice Reform initiatives, legal technology, ediscovery, and records management.

Joanna Mason

Legal Operations Manager, Andeavor

Joanna Mason is a Legal Operations Manager for Paraprofessionals and Records Management at Andeavor. Prior to Andeavor, she retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years of honorable service with the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps. She holds Master of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees.

Toni Millican

IT Ediscovery Manager & Litigation Support, Trinity Industries

Toni Millican is a certified Ediscovery Specialist with over 30 years of experience and an extensive background with implementation of enterprise wide ediscovery technology, litigation support procedures, and discovery management.

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.

Jim Mitchell

Managing Director, Legal Management Consulting at Stout

Jim Mitchell is a Managing Director in the Legal Management Consulting practice at Stout and has over 25 years of experience working with corporate legal teams to improve legal, risk, and cost management performance.

James Murphy

VP of Service Delivery, Hanzo

James Murphy is the VP of Service Delivery for all product lines at Hanzo. He launched his career at a legal assistance firm and has more than 19 years of experience working within Litigation Support, Information Technology, ediscovery and web archiving.

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.

Stacie Neeter

Managing Director, Legal Management Consulting at Stout

Stacie Neeter is a Managing Director in the Legal Management Consulting practice at Stout and has over 17 years of experience working with corporate law teams, with a focus on cost reduction, process efficiency, risk mitigation, and compliance matters.

Dan Nichols

Partner, 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.

Jonathan Redgrave

Founding Partner, Redgrave LLP

Jonathan Redgrave is the founding partner and managing partner of Redgrave LLP. He has extensive experience in all areas of complex litigation, focusing on ediscovery, records and information management, and privacy and data security. Jonathan helped found The Sedona Conference® Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG1) and serves on the advisory board of The Sedona Conference®.

Kara Ricupero

Director, Global Information Governance, eDiscovery, & Legal Analytics at eBay

Kara Ricupero leads eBay’s information governance and records management program. She directs eBay’s discovery strategy for litigation and regulatory matters and counsels the business on legal requirements and best practices for new technology implementations. As head of the Legal Analytics group, Kara delivers key insights with her team for the entire legal organization that drive strategic business and legal decisions. Prior to coming to eBay in 2014, Kara was a commercial litigator for 13 years.

Michael Riedijk

CEO, PageFreezer

With over 20 years of experience building tech companies, Michael Riedyk is a leading innovator in compliance technologies. As the CEO of PageFreezer, he helps organizations ensure compliance and minimize spend. In 2011, he was recognized as a White House “Champion of Change” for his work with government-related Open Data compliance.

Wendy Riggs

Records & Information Management + Litigation Operations, Lead at Airbnb, Inc.

Wendy previously lead eDiscovery and litigation operations at Twitter and has worked as an independent consultant with several leading companies to provide guidance on eDiscovery issues as well as building out information governance and legal operations programs.

James Sheppard

Senior Litigation Attorney, Southwest Airlines

James Sheppard is a Senior Litigation Attorney at Southwest Airlines with a focus on commercial and aviation litigation, along with management of the ediscovery team. Before joining Southwest in 2015, James was a commercial litigator in Dallas and also served as a law clerk to Justice Eva Guzman of the Texas Supreme Court.

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.

Jeane Thomas

Co-Chair of Ediscovery and Information Management, Crowell & Moring

Jeane Thomas serves as co-chair of the ediscovery and information management practice at Crowell & Moring and regularly counsels clients on how to develop effective information management policies, legal hold practices, and ediscovery response plans.

Taylor Towne

Manager of Customer Success, Zapproved

Taylor Towne leads Zapproved’s team of Customer Success Managers and works to ensure customers are successful and happy. She found her niche in Portland’s “Silicon Forest” early in her career and has been with Zapproved for three years.

Gina Trimarco

Senior Attorney, DLA Piper

Gina Trimarco is a litigator who represents a clients in a variety of complex litigation involving financial services, health care, consumer fraud act, insurance, contract claims, and employment matters. She also counsels clients about all aspects of information governance, from ediscovery and records management, to data privacy.

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.

Jimmie Walker III

Forensics & Ediscovery Manager, Smith & Nephew

As the forensics and ediscovery manager for Smith & Nephew, Jimmie Walker III supports litigation and HR investigations and is responsible for the forensically sound collection of hard drives and email collections. He has a B.S. and MENG in EECS from MIT and has acquired certifications in: EnCE, EnCEP, CISSP-ISSMP, GPEN, and GREM.

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).

Matthew Yarbrough

Managing Partner, Yarbrough Law Group

Recognized by the National Law Journal as one of the country’s top litigators, Matthew Yarbrough, Managing Partner of Yarbrough Law Group, has more than 25 years of practice experience. He frequently lectures on ediscovery, data security, privacy, cybercrime, and intellectual property topics.

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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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