Prior to his retirement in September, Judge Frank Maas served as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York for seventeen years, handling both civil and criminal matters. As a judge, he became particularly well known as a speaker and writer on electronic discovery issues. Before his appointment to the bench, Judge Maas was a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York, a litigation partner in the New York City office of a large upstate firm, and First Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Department of Investigation. As First Deputy Commissioner, Judge Maas was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the City’s internal affairs agency, oversaw the City’s earliest internet security efforts, and developed the City’s first protocol for the retention of monitors for corporations that wished to do business with the City despite prior debarments or findings of non-responsibility. Judge Maas recently joined JAMS, Inc., the world’s largest alternative dispute resolution firm.. As a JAMS “neutral” he acts as a mediator, arbitrator, and special discovery master, and hopes to become involved in corporate monitoring work.