Join Us Sept. 21 for the EDRM webinar, “Managed Services – Treat the Cause… Not the Symptoms,” sponsored by Stroz Friedberg

Please join us on September 21 for the following upcoming EDRM webinar, sponsored by Stroz Friedberg.

Topic: Managed Services – Treat the Cause… Not the Symptoms
Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Time: 1:00 to 2:00 pm Central

Description

Successful companies abide by a fundamental business principle: “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” Lawyers and electronic discovery professionals, however, have been slow to adopt this bedrock tenet, relying instead on more reactive and subjective approaches. As regulatory requirements, data volumes and types, and budget pressures mount, proactively managing litigation portfolios can provide substantial differentiated value. In this webinar, our experts will discuss how pre-defined, comprehensive, and legally defensible managed services programs foster faster identification of responsive and critical information, more efficient and predictable spending, and better litigation outcomes.


Presenters

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Stephen D. Whetstone

Executive Managing Director & Leader, Electronic Discovery & Disclosure, Stroz Friedberg

Stephen D. Whetstone is an Executive Managing Director in Stroz Friedberg’s Boston office and the leader of the firm’s global Electronic Discovery & Disclosure practice. With his extensive business, legal and technology background spanning over 25 years, Mr. Whetstone has the distinction of being among the first AmLaw 100 law firm equity partners to join and lead an eDiscovery provider business.…Read More

Stephen D. Whetstone is an Executive Managing Director in Stroz Friedberg’s Boston office and the leader of the firm’s global Electronic Discovery & Disclosure practice. With his extensive business, legal and technology background spanning over 25 years, Mr. Whetstone has the distinction of being among the first AmLaw 100 law firm equity partners to join and lead an eDiscovery provider business.

Prior to joining Stroz Friedberg, Mr. Whetstone held several senior positions leading eDiscovery businesses, including Pitney Bowes Document Management Solutions and Iron Mountain Legal Discovery (f/k/a Stratify, Inc.). Before joining Stratify’s executive team in 2005, Mr. Whetstone was an equity partner at Testa Hurwitz and litigator at Skadden.

Mr. Whetstone has a B.A. from Bates College and a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law.

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Bradley Harris

Vice President of Product Strategy, Zapproved, Inc.

Brad currently serves as Vice President of Product Strategy, and has driven the product development strategy for Zapproved’s e-discovery product suite since 2009.  He has more than 30 years of experience in the high technology and enterprise software sectors, including assisting Fortune 1000 companies enhance their e-discovery preparedness through technology and process improvement. Brad is a frequent author and speaker on data preservation and e-discovery issues, including articles in National Law Journal, Corporate Counsel and Information Management and presentations at leading industry events such as LegalTech New York.…Read More

Brad currently serves as Vice President of Product Strategy, and has driven the product development strategy for Zapproved’s e-discovery product suite since 2009.  He has more than 30 years of experience in the high technology and enterprise software sectors, including assisting Fortune 1000 companies enhance their e-discovery preparedness through technology and process improvement. Brad is a frequent author and speaker on data preservation and e-discovery issues, including articles in National Law Journal, Corporate Counsel and Information Management and presentations at leading industry events such as LegalTech New York. Prior to joining Zapproved, he led the development of electronic discovery readiness consulting efforts for Fios, Inc. and has held senior management positions at prominent public and privately held companies, including Hewlett-Packard, Tektronix and Merant.

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Bonnie Kennedy

eDiscovery Manager, Delta Air Lines

Bonnie leads the eDiscovery team that manages the Legal Records Hold and eDiscovery programs. The Delta Air Lines eDiscovery team determines best practices and manages the eDiscovery process. Bonnie also consults with internal teams regarding various initiatives including information governance, investigations, and audit protocols. Bonnie has a unique, well‐rounded perspective of the legal technology and eDiscovery industry through her experience working in law firms, at an international eDiscovery service provider and in corporate legal departments.…Read More

Bonnie leads the eDiscovery team that manages the Legal Records Hold and eDiscovery programs. The Delta Air Lines eDiscovery team determines best practices and manages the eDiscovery process. Bonnie also consults with internal teams regarding various initiatives including information governance, investigations, and audit protocols.

Bonnie has a unique, well‐rounded perspective of the legal technology and eDiscovery industry through her experience working in law firms, at an international eDiscovery service provider and in corporate legal departments.


Moderators

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George Socha Jr.

Co-Founder, EDRM

George Socha is a Managing Director in BDO Consulting’s Forensic Technology Services practice. Named an “E-Discovery Trailblazer” by The American Lawyer, he assists corporate, law firm, and government clients with all facets of electronic discovery, including information governance, domestically and globally. George has served clients in a variety of industries including pharmaceutical, energy, retail, banking and technology, among others.…Read More

George Socha is a Managing Director in BDO Consulting’s Forensic Technology Services practice. Named an “E-Discovery Trailblazer” by The American Lawyer, he assists corporate, law firm, and government clients with all facets of electronic discovery, including information governance, domestically and globally. George has served clients in a variety of industries including pharmaceutical, energy, retail, banking and technology, among others. As a renowned industry thought leader, Mr. Socha has authored more than 50 articles and spoken at more than 200 engagements across the world on a variety of e-discovery topics. His extensive knowledge has also been utilized more than 20 times to provide expert testimony.

Co-founder of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), a framework that outlines the standards for the recovery and discovery of digital data, and the Information Governance Reference Model (IGRM), a similar framework specific to information management, George is skilled at developing and implementing electronic discovery strategies and managing electronic discovery processes.

Prior to joining BDO, George spent 16 years as a litigation attorney in private practice before starting his own consulting firm focused on e-discovery issues in 2003. George has also served as a guest lecturer at universities across the United States.

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Thomas Anthony Gelbmann Jr.

Co-Founder, EDRM

As a Trusted Advisor, IT Management Consultant and Founder of Gelbmann & Associates LLC, Tom Gelbmann has helped law firms and corporate law departments with strategic development, system architecture, and operational effectiveness of IT systems and services. He has held the CIO position at major law firms, leading the IT function to the successful achievement of enterprise goals. …Read More

As a Trusted Advisor, IT Management Consultant and Founder of Gelbmann & Associates LLC, Tom Gelbmann has helped law firms and corporate law departments with strategic development, system architecture, and operational effectiveness of IT systems and services. He has held the CIO position at major law firms, leading the IT function to the successful achievement of enterprise goals. Tom is also the co-founder of the EDRM (edrm.net) and co-author of the Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey.


Sponsor

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