Wednesday June 25, 2014 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM (EDT) Register here
Robert Alan Eisenberg, Empire Discovery & Georgetown Law’s Advanced E-Discovery
is Managing Director of the Empire Discovery Consulting Group. He is based in
New York City and Washington DC. Mr. Eisenberg has over 30
years experience in the practice of law and the rendering of consultative
services relating to the discovery of Electronically Stored Information (ESI),
computer forensics, Records Information Management and Information Governance.
Eisenberg frequently conducts seminars, CLE courses, webinars and other
presentations on the subjects of eDiscovery, Computer Forensics and Electronic
Eisenberg is the Founding Chair of The Advanced E-Discovery Institute at The
Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. The Institute offers the
only annual CLE program dedicated to the discipline of eDiscovery in the United
States that is sponsored by a major law school.
Georgetown Institute CLE program in eDiscovery is privileged to have the
largest number of members of the federal judiciary on its faculty. The program
is presently in its 11th year.
Eisenberg is also the originator and founding co-chair of Georgetown Law
Center’s eDiscovery Training Academy; a unique school for the comprehensive
practical training of attorneys, practice support professionals and technical
specialists in the entire spectrum of legal strategies and technological
services that constitute the full practice of eDiscovery.
Eisenberg is also the chair of Georgetown Law’s eDiscovery Practice Support
Distance Learning Program.
Eisenberg sits on the Advisory Board of Bloomberg / BNA’s Digital Discovery
& eEvidence (DDEE), one of the leading publications in the discipline of
Canterino, Empire Discovery
Frank Canterino is the Co-Founding Partner and CTO for Empire Discovery. Frank
is a nationally recognized industry leader with over 14 years of Legal
is an expert in eDiscovery and is responsible for Empire Discovery’s cutting
edge technology.Frank regularly advises clients on Litigation Readiness, Data
Collection Strategy, Early Data Assessment, Defensible Data Reduction, Rule 26F
Meet and Confer Negotiations and eDiscovery Software Implementation.
has consulted on a wide range of cases involving Employment and Labor,
Securities, Patents, Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property and
Bankruptcy. Prior to creating Empire Discovery, Frank spent 8 years with a
regional Litigation Support company. During his last 4 years, Frank served as
the Executive Vice President of Sales and Client Services, where he helped
shift the company’s focus from paper to technology-based solutions.
is the Co-founder of the Litigation Support Technology and News Blog and a Class Instructor for the National Law Institute. He is certified in EDT, Clearwell and iPRO.
Christopher Redlich, Allen Overy LLP
Redlich is Litigation Support Manager - Americas for the international law firm
Allen & Overy LLP. With more
than thirteen years of litigation technology experience, Chris helps case
teams and clients leverage the right mix of technology to meet their discovery
needs. Through his
extensive knowledge of eDiscovery best practices and industry standards, Chris
is frequently called upon by his peers seeking advisement on handling large
scale, high profile matters. At Allen & Overy, Chris is responsible
for all eDiscovery related duties for the Americas. Since building their
litigation support department from the ground up, Chris has implemented
cutting-edge technology, such as predictive coding, to the firm. He often
manages large scale reviews for major corporations and financial institutions
and has experience in managing trial support for high profile trials such as
WorldCom and most recently, the trial of Fabrice Tourre. Prior to joining Allen
& Overy, Chris was Litigation Support Manager at Curtis Mallet, where he
was responsible for the formation of that department.
Manuel Almonte, Greenberg Traurig LLP
Manuel Almonte is one of the most
innovative technical solutions architects in the eDiscovery industry. Beginning
his career as an Oracle/SQL DBA for Multinational Computer Models, a private
financial software firm, Manny implemented global databases which integrating
multiple systems, including hedge fund, securities, and risk management. After
a successful career in the financial sector, Manny transitioned into the legal
profession as an IT Helpdesk Specialist for Lowenstein Sandler, an AMLAW Top
200 law firm. While at Lowenstein Sandler, he was promoted into the
Litigation Support Department, where he began work as a technical specialist
and trial support analyst. After nearly 20 years in the legal profession, Manny
is currently an eDiscovery Project Manager with Greenberg Traurig, an AMLAW Top
20 Law firm, where the supervises the New York and Eastern Regional
Litigation Support Departments. Over the past five years, he has
developed significant experience in the management of complex discovery
practices. Manny focuses mainly on the various electronic discovery procedures
in preservation, collection, including large-scale document reviews, document
production, and trial support. In 2012, Manny published a white
paper, Orcatec’s Predictive Coding Successful Where Keyword Culling
Fails, on the successful use of Technology Assisted Review.
Jo Sherman, EDT
Jo Sherman is the CEO and Founder of EDT. Jo has degrees in
law and computer science, extensive international experience in
application technology to law. Over the last 20 years, Jo has held
managing director and CEO roles in a number of legal technology companies, has
been engaged as a court registrar, a technology strategist, an advisor to the
courts, a legal business analyst, a software architect and a law society CIO.
Jo has been engaged as a
strategic technology advisor and consultant to a number of international law
firms, courts and justice agencies including the Canadian Judicial Council, the
Federal Court of Australia, the Queensland Courts, the Victorian Courts, the
Ministry of Justice in Alberta, Canada, the Queensland Department of Justice,
as well as the Attorney-General and Council of Chief Justices of
Australia and New Zealand.
David Lapresi, Phillips Lytle LLP
over 18 years of experience in the legal technology field. David is currently serving as the ediscovery
and Litigation Support Manager at Phillips Lytle LLP. In this role, he manages the technology and
vendor selections for litigation matters.
Provides training and advice for ediscovery topics. Consults with firm
members and clients developing technology plans and work flows for each
matter. Prior to
Phillips Lytle, David was a Senior Vice President of D4, where he was focused
on developing strategies and marketing plans for business development. The D4 Business Development Group leveraged
the industry trends and provided guidance for technology offerings, partner
solutions, service solutions and pricing. David got
his start with legal technology holding the position of National Litigation
Technology Manager at Nixon Peabody for 10 years. During this time, David
expanded the use of technology within the litigation practice group and
improved the underlying architecture to support a centralized model. He also
assisted on numerous firm-wide projects that involved many other technologies
used within a law firm. David has
presented on various topics regarding eDiscovery and how technology integrates
into the litigation practice including document imaging. His project management
background assists legal teams with navigating through the many decision points
and tasks to implement a cost effective approach to discovery. David
attends numerous continuing education forums and courses to keep pace with the
ever changing advancements in litigation technology. He is a CompTIA Certified
Document Imaging Architech, (CDIA+), and is also certified in some of the
leading litigation technologies.