Hon. Stephen R. Bough (United States District Court, Western District of Missouri)

Hon. Stephen R. Bough

Judge Stephen R. Bough graduated from Missouri State University in 1993. He received his J.D. from the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law in 1997. Bough served as a law clerk to Judge Scott O. Wright of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. From 1997 to 1999. He practiced law at Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman and from 1999 to 2002. From 2002 to 2006, he practiced at Henning & Bough. From 2006 to 2014, he had his own practice. Judge Bough also served as an adjunct faculty at the UMKC School of Law from 2002 through 2006. Judge Bough received his federal judicial commission on December 19, 2014 and was sworn in on December 29, 2014.

Hon. Joy Flowers Conti (United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania)

Hon. Joy Flowers Conti

Judge Conti is the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Judge Conti currently is a judicial advisor and a member of the steering committee for the Sedona Conference’s Working Group 10 on Patent Litigation Best Practices. Judge Conti was a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States, and is the former Chair of the Judicial Conference Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System. She served as the Chair of the Local Rules Committee for the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania from 2003 to September 2010. She received the American Inns of Court 2009 Professionalism Award for the Third Circuit. Prior to her appointment, she was a shareholder with the Pittsburgh office of Buchanan Ingersoll, Professional Corporation, now Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney ("Buchanan"), and prior to joining Buchanan she was a partner with Kirkpatrick, Lockhart, Johnson & Hutchison, now known as K&L Gates LLP. Judge Conti was a Professor of Law at Duquesne University and taught courses on civil procedure, corporations, corporate finance, corporate reorganizations and bankruptcy. She is a frequent lecturer on electronic discovery matters. Judge Conti is a former President of the Allegheny County Bar Association (1993), is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law, and while practicing law was listed in The Best Lawyers in America. She is a member of the prestigious American Law Institute and the American College of Bankruptcy. She was the President of the Third Circuit Historical Society. Judge Conti is a summa cum laude graduate of the Duquesne University School of Law, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Duquesne Law Review.

Hon. Andrew J. Peck (U.S.D.C. Southern District of New York)

Hon. Andrew J. Peck

Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck graduated with honors from Cornell University in 1974 and from Duke University School of Law in 1977 and he is currently a member of the Duke Law School Board of Visitors. Judge Peck served as law clerk to Judge Paul Roney of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh (then the Fifth) Circuit. Following his clerkship he served in private practice until he was appointed United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York on February 27, 1995. He served as Chief Magistrate Judge in 2004-2005. Judge Peck is a frequent lecturer on issue relating to electronic discovery and is a member of the Sedona Conference and the Sedona Conference Judicial Advisory Committee. He was awarded the Champion of Technology Award in 2011 by Law Technology News. Judge Peck is well known among the eDiscovery Bar as being an early advocate of technology assisted review, and in fact, he authored the first court decision approving the use of predictive coding. Judge Peck’s eDiscovery opinions include: Rio Tinto Plc v. Valse S.A., 2015 WL 4002286 (S.D.N.Y. 2015) (predictive coding); Da Silva Moore v. Publicis Groupe, 287 F.R.D.182 (S.D.N.Y. 2012) (predictive coding), aff'd, 2012 WL 1446534 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 26, 2012); William A. Gross Constr. Assocs., Inc. v. Am. Mfrs. Mut. Ins. Co., 256 F.R.D. 134 (S.D.N.Y. 2009) (keyword search); In re NTL, Inc. Sec. Litig., 244 F.R.D. 179 (S.D.N.Y. 2007)(spoliation & adverse inference instruction), aff'd, 2007 WL 1518632 (S.D.N.Y. May 17, 2007); Anti-Monopoly, Inc. v. Hasbro, Inc., 94 Civ. 2120, 1995 WL 649934 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 3, 1995).

Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin (U.S.D.C. Southern District of New York)

Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin

Shira A. Scheindlin is a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. She was nominated by President Bill Clinton on July 28, 1994. Before taking her current seat on the Southern District, Judge Scheindlin worked as a prosecutor (Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York), commercial lawyer (General Counsel for the New York City Department of Investigation and partner at Herzfeld & Rubin), and Judge (Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of New York 1982-1986 and Special Master in the Agent Orange mass tort litigation). Judge Scheindlin is known for her intellectual acumen, demanding courtroom demeanor, aggressive interpretations of the law, and expertise in mass torts, electronic discovery, and complex litigation. She is the author of many books and articles, including, the first case book on Electronic Discovery. She served as a member of the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules from 1999-2006. Finally, she is an adjunct Professor of Law at Cardozo Law School. On the subject of electronic records management, the opinions in Zubulake v.UBS Warburg LLC have come to be recognized as case law landmarks.

Hon. Sidney I. Schenkier (United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois)

Hon. Sidney I. Schenkier

Magistrate Judge Sidney Schenkier has served as a United States Magistrate Judge since October 1998. From January 2008 to January 2012, he served as the presiding magistrate judge in the Northern District of Illinois. During that time period, Judge Schenkier served on the Court’s Executive Committee as an ex officio member. He has also served for 16 years on the Court’s Rules Committee. Since April 2010, he has been a team member of the James B. Moran Second Chance Program, which is a reentry program designed to assist persons on supervised release to avoid recidivism and to reintegrate into society. Judge Schenkier has been active in the Federal Magistrate Judges Association ("FMJA") since 2003 where he served as the Seventh Circuit representative for six years. This was followed by his service on the Executive Committee, which he has continued since 2009. Beginning in October 2015, Judge Schenkier will begin service as a member of the Magistrate Judge Committee of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. Judge Schenkier has also served for the last 28 years as an Adjunct Professor in Clinical Trial Advocacy at Northwestern University School of Law. He also established a seminar at the law school on civil discovery, which he has taught for the past nine years and he has served as an instruction in the trial and deposition programs for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Judge Schenkier is a frequent speaker and author on a variety of discovery and trial practice issues, including electronic discovery.

Scott S. Bethune, Partner and Founding Member of Davis, Bethune & Jones, LLC

Scott S. Bethune

Scott S. Bethune is a founding member of Davis, Bethune & Jones, LLC, in Kansas City, Missouri. Scott concentrates his trial practice in the areas of product liability, personal injury/wrongful death litigation, and commercial litigation which frequently involves cases where discovery of large volumes of electronically stored information is at issue. Scott has been inducted as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and in 2012 served as President for the Western Missouri-Eastern Kansas Chapter. Scott is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, recognized as Best of the Bar as well as a Super Lawyer by the Missouri Kansas Super Lawyer Magazine. Scott is currently serving as the 2015 President of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. In addition, he serves on the Board of Trustees of the UMKC Law Foundation as Vice President - Development and Capital. From 2010-2015, Scott has served as Commissioner on the 16th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission. He is on the Board of Governors for both the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and Kansas Association for Justice.

Richard N. Bien, Partner, Lathrop & Gage LLP

Richard N. Bien

Rick Bien’s litigation practice involves defense of class action and other claims for financial services companies, life, health and disability insurance defense, ERISA, trust company and financial litigation, insurance professional liability and insurance coverage litigation. Mr. Bien has served the firm as Chair of the Litigation Division and is presently Co-Chair of the Business Litigation Team and Chair of the ERISA, Life Health and Disability Insurance Practice Group. He has defended dozens of landmark class action matters and has been in the forefront of ERISA/ESOP and employee benefit litigation.

Sara Johnson Meyers, e-Discovery Legal Counsel, Shire Pharmaceuticals

Sara Johnson Meyers

As e-Discovery legal counsel for Shire Pharmaceuticals, Sara Johnson Meyers oversees all aspects of Shire's electronic discovery obligations. Prior to joining Shire, Sara was a Senior Discovery Attorney at Ropes & Gray where she advised clients on all facets of large scale e-Discovery, including best practices for collection, review and production and leveraging review technology tools. In addition, she advised clients on document preservation and retention policies, information governance and cross-border discovery issues. Sara has experience in a wide range of substantive areas in a number of different industries, including pharmaceutical pricing, FCPA compliance, antitrust and data privacy and security. Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Sara was Senior Litigation Counsel at Wang Laboratories, Inc. and KeySpan Energy.

Hal Marcus, Director, Product Marketing at Recommind

Hal Marcus

Hal Marcus brings a wide range of legal and business experience to the Product Marketing team at Recommind. After receiving his JD from the University of Michigan Law School, Hal practiced IP and antitrust litigation at Wall Street AmLaw 100 firm Mudge Rose before commencing a career in legal technology with companies like LexisNexis and Law.com. As EVP and General Counsel at LiveNote Technologies, Hal led sales, marketing and legal strategy, helping LiveNote top the AmLaw litigation technology survey five years in a row and leading to a successful acquisition by Thomson Reuters. Hal then served as VP of Litigation Product Management for Thomson, designing and launching new product lines for evidence and case management. In the two years prior to joining Recommind, Hal worked on a wide range of eDiscovery matters with premier law firms and corporations as a litigation consultant for a national EDRM service provider. An active member of the California State Bar, Hal has led hundreds of in-firm MCLE presentations and legal industry seminars and written for publications by local bar associations, ILTA, and the ABA Litigation Section.

Tessa Jacob, Senior Counsel, Husch Blackwell

Tessa Jacob

Tessa founded and leads Husch Blackwell’s eDiscovery Solution Team and is the Managing Director of the firm’s Litigation Technology Department. Tessa concentrates her practice on electronic discovery and related issues. She serves as the firm’s resource for lawyers and clients regarding defensible and cost effective strategies for the preservation, collection, review and production of electronic documents. She is also responsible for establishing and implementing the firm’s best practices for eDiscovery as well as providing related training for attorneys and clients. Tessa frequently speaks on issues related to eDiscovery. She will be teaching UMKC Law School’s first eDiscovery course in Spring 2016.

Martha Mazzone, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel; Fidelity Investments

Martha Mazzone

Martha Mazzone (Marty) is a Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Fidelity Investments. She is the company’s expert counsel on litigation and regulatory discovery and case management, managing a team of lawyers, paralegals, and litigation technology staff operating a centralized litigation support and eDiscovery program. She also oversees the legal department’s technology and program management offices, and advises businesses and technology groups on best practices, regulatory requirements and policies in litigation readiness, social media and eCommunications, technology development, and information governance.

Before Fidelity, Marty was a partner at Foley Hoag LLP in Boston, specializing in accounting and white collar defense, government investigations, and commercial litigation. There, she managed a discovery team of dozens of associates over four years in one of the country’s largest corporate fraud cases. Before joining Foley Hoag, Marty practiced at Latham & Watkins in Washington D.C. for four years, focused on health care fraud defense.

A graduate of Harvard University, 1982, and the University of Maryland School of Law,1995, Marty worked for the states of Massachusetts and Maryland in child welfare and juvenile justice before going into law. She served as Deputy Director for U.S. Chapters at Special Olympics International for six years. She speaks and writes frequently about eDiscovery, litigation issues in social media, alternative legal service providers, and better law practice management.

James L. Moeller, Partner, Lathrop & Gage LLP

James L. Moeller

Jim Moeller handles complex litigation, including technology, e-discovery, environmental, employment, and general commercial cases in the federal and state courts and in arbitration. He has been recognized by his peers repeatedly over the years in The Best Lawyers in America, Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers, The Best of the Bar, and Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent recognition. He was also named a BTI Client Service All-Star in 2011. As a former computer programmer, Mr. Moeller has handled litigation involving a variety of computer hardware and software failures, and he has a vibrant e-discovery practice, handling dozens of matters with substantial e-discovery components. Mr. Moeller has managed e-discovery in a number of large and complex cases, taken e-discovery compliance depositions, briefed and won e-discovery rulings, and prepared and produced technical and e-discovery expert witnesses.

John Nelson, Assistant General Counsel, Ash Grove Cement Company

John Nelson

John Nelson is Assistant General Counsel for Ash Grove Cement Company, the largest American-owned cement company. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of litigation, including the management of eDiscovery. John previously was in-house with Monsanto Company, and was an environmental litigator at Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP in their Kansas City office. John is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College and the UCLA School of Law where he was articles editor of the UCLA Journal of Environmental Law & Policy. He is an active member of the Kansas City Federalist Society chapter and the American Corporate Counsel Mid-America chapter. John is also a member of the State of Kansas 529 Advisory Board, the Johnson County Library Board of Directors, and he is Vice-Chair of the 3rd Congressional District of Kansas.

Jonathan Sablone, Partner, Nixon Peabody

Jonathan Sablone

Jon is a litigation partner and practice group leader of the firm’s Commercial Litigation group. He chairs both the firm’s Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence and Private Fund Disputes practices. Jon is known for being a tough adversary who keeps his sense of humor in the most challenging of cases. Clients value the business-focused nature of his advice. He works closely with clients’ in-house counsel and information technology professionals, providing guidance in litigation preparedness, evidence preservation, and electronic data collection, review, and production. His grasp of relevant regulations, successful practices, and proven strategies is invaluable in the ever changing legal technology industry. Jon speaks and writes regularly on law firm technology, hedge fund and private equity workouts, litigation, due diligence, and eDiscovery. Jon is admitted to practice law in all of the state courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and New York State, as well as a number of federal district and appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court. He is a cum laude graduate of Harvard College and Boston College Law School. Jon is a Martindale Hubbell "AV" rated trial attorney, and has been named by Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in commercial litigation.

Andrea T. Shandell, Associate General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer of Gannett Co., Inc.

Andrea T. Shandell

Andrea T. Shandell is Associate General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer of Gannett Co., Inc., a leading media and marketing company. Andrea provides legal, counseling, compliance and training services to Gannett in the areas of privacy, circulation law, litigation, ethics, compliance and media and marketing services business operations. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP). Andrea currently is Vice President of External Relations of the Association of Corporate Counsel - National Capital Region. Prior to providing services to the Law Department, Andrea was a trial lawyer, mostly representing personal injury litigants and taught at the University of Maryland University College. Andrea regularly speaks at continuing education events for several associations on topics of privacy, litigation management (including eDiscovery) and marketing compliance.

Robin E. Stewart, Of Counsel, Lathrop & Gage LLP

Robin E. Stewart

Robin Stewart is the founder and Chair of Lathrop & Gage’s eDiscovery, Data, Records and Information Practice Group. She counsels clients in all aspects of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model, from data retention to collection, review and production, including outsourcing options, early case assessment and vendor selection. In her capacity as eDiscovery counsel, Ms. Stewart manages data and production projects for clients utilizing both onshore and offshore capabilities in matters involving terabytes of data, encompassing both technology assisted review and manual production by hundreds of reviewers. Ms. Stewart is well-known in the national eDiscovery community as a thought leader through her numerous articles, alerts and speaking engagements on the all aspects of eDiscovery. The National eDiscovery Leadership Institute was the brainchild of Ms. Stewart, who sought to create a forum for the scholarly discussion and debate of electronic discovery issues and to foster cooperation among the bench and bar to proactively address eDiscovery legal topics before they become intractable disputes. Ms. Stewart is also an active member of the Sedona Conference Working Group 1, which is the leading "think-tank" on eDiscovery. Ms. Stewart’s greatest asset to clients, however, is her common sense approach to eDiscovery matters, which is derived from her thriving commercial litigation practice encompassing the financial services, life sciences and technology industries, including defense of product liability matters, ADA and TCPA litigation. In her own practice, Ms. Stewart "walks the walk" by implementing the very eDiscovery approaches about which she speaks and writes.

Paul Stroka, Director of Legal Solutions, Pangea3

Paul Stroka

Paul Stroka, Director Legal Solutions at Thomson Reuters, is a seasoned litigator with deep experience in electronic discovery, complex commercial, and class action litigation. Paul provides legal and technical guidance both to law firms and corporate client’s legal teams, answering preliminary and due diligence questions while providing nuanced insights into managed services. Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Paul litigated for nine years in Chicago at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Pretzel Stouffer, Chtd, and Jackson Lewis, P.C.