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Announcing Fourth Annual LTNY Thought Leader Series! – eDiscovery Trends

Bad weather, travel cancellations and stolen laptops could not keep us from keeping the tradition alive.  It’s time for another thought leader interview series!

In our efforts to continue to bring our readers perspectives from various thought leaders throughout the eDiscovery community, eDiscoveryDaily has published several thought leader interviews over the nearly 3 1/2 years of our existence.  The past two years at LegalTech New York (LTNY), we were able to conduct interviews with several eDiscovery industry thought leaders and announced the schedule for those interviews after the show.  Click here to see the schedule for last year’s interviews and here to see the 2012 interview schedule with links to each interview we conducted in each year.

We had a full slate of interviews that were cancelled because of our travel difficulties to New York.  Thankfully, every interviewee graciously rescheduled with us over the past few days.  We really appreciate it!  We’re pleased to introduce the schedule for the series, which will begin next Monday, February 24.

Here are the interviews that we will be publishing over the next few weeks:

Monday, February 24: Brad Jenkins, President and CEO of CloudNine Discovery.  Brad has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, as well as 14 years leading customer focused companies in the litigation support arena. Brad has authored many articles on litigation support issues, and has spoken before national audiences on document management practices and solutions.

Thursday, February 27: Tom Gelbmann, Principal Analyst of Gelbmann & Associates and co-founder of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) and Apersee.  Since 1993, Tom has helped law firms and Corporate Law Departments realize the full benefit of their investments in Information Technology.

Friday, February 28: James D. Zinn, Managing Director of Huron Consulting Group.  James is the Laboratory Director for Huron’s National Digital Evidence Laboratory. He manages a team of professionals in the efficient and effective performance of digital evidence and computer forensics examinations. James also helps organizations develop and improve their business processes and technology to provide efficient and cost-effective electronic discovery and computer forensic examinations.

Monday, March 3: Laura Zubulake, Plaintiff in the landmark Zubulake vs. UBS Warburg case.  Laura is also the author of Zubulake’s e-Discovery: The Untold Story of my Quest for Justice, previously discussed on this blog here.

Wednesday, March 5: Alon Israely, Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Business Intelligence Associates (BIA).  Alon has over eighteen years of experience in a variety of advanced computing-related technologies and currently leads the Strategic Partner Program at BIA.

Friday, March 7: Adam Losey, President and Editor-in-Chief, IT-Lex.  Adam is president and editor-in-chief of IT-Lex, a technology law not-for-profit educational and literary organization.  He is also an attorney at Foley & Lardner LLP.  Adam also served as an adjunct professor at Columbia University, where he taught electronic discovery as part of Columbia’s Information and Digital Resource Management Master’s Program.

Monday, March 10: George Socha, President of Socha Consulting LLC and co-founder of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) and Apersee.  As President of Socha Consulting LLC, George offers services as an eDiscovery expert witness, special master and advisor to corporations, law firms and their clients, and legal vertical market software and service providers in the areas of electronic discovery and automated litigation support.

Wednesday, March 12: Jason R. Baron, Of Counsel, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.  Jason is a member of Drinker Biddle’s Information Governance and eDiscovery practice.  An internationally recognized speaker and author on the preservation of electronic documents, Jason previously served as Director of Litigation for the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration and as trial lawyer and senior counsel at the Department of Justice.  He also was a founding co-coordinator of the National Institute of Standards and Technology TREC Legal Track, a multi-year international information retrieval project devoted to evaluating search issues in a legal context.

Friday, March 14: Tom O’Connor, Director of the Gulf Coast Legal Technology Center.  Tom is a nationally known consultant, speaker and writer in the area of computerized litigation support systems.  A frequent lecturer on the subject of legal technology, Tom has been on the faculty of numerous national CLE providers and has taught college level courses on legal technology.

Monday, March 17: Ralph Losey, Partner and National eDiscovery Counsel for Jackson Lewis, LLP.  Ralph is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida College of Law teaching eDiscovery, a prolific author of eDiscovery books and articles, the principle author and publisher of the popular e-Discovery Team® Blog, founder and owner of an intensive online training program, e-Discovery Team Training, with attorney and technical students all over the world and the creator of the Electronic Discovery Best Practices (EDBP.com) model.

Thursday, March 20: Craig Ball, Law Offices of Craig D. Ball, P.C.  A frequent court appointed special master in electronic evidence, Craig is a prolific contributor to continuing legal and professional education programs throughout the United States, having delivered over 750 presentations and papers.  Craig’s articles on forensic technology and electronic discovery frequently appear in the national media, and he writes a monthly column on computer forensics and eDiscovery for Law Technology News called Ball in your Court, as well as blogs on those topics at ballinyourcourt.com.

Thanks to everyone for their time in participating in these interviews and rescheduling them after my travel issues!

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