Mira Vayda Edelman is a senior counsel in Google’s litigation group and a member of the Discovery & Litigation Support management team. She offers advice on legal, technical and strategic issues involving electronic discovery and information management in domestic and international civil litigation, regulatory inquiries, and internal investigations. Prior to joining Google in 2011, Mira was eDiscovery counsel at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, where she helped establish the firm’s eDiscovery practice group and handled complex commercial litigation. She is a founding member of the eDiscovery committee of the litigation section of the District of Columbia Bar Association. Mira was a topic authority for the 2010 Legal Track of the NIST Text Retrieval Conference (“TREC”), a joint government/industry/academic research project studying the application of automated information retrieval technologies to eDiscovery. She has guest lectured at several law schools on both coasts, and speaks frequently on eDiscovery topics that are most vexing to in house counsel, encouraging the legal community to adopt proportionate and defensible eDiscovery practices. Mira has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University and a Juris Doctorate from American University Washington College of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of Law Review.