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Ralph Artigliere is in the throes of a futile attempt to retire to the North Georgia Mountains. Instead of working on his fly casting, he writes and educates on eDiscovery and other topics. He teaches in the Florida Judicial Colleges, and in national Continuing Legal and Judicial Education programs. Ralph is the co-author of the LexisNexis® Practice Guide on Florida eDiscovery and Evidence. Before his attempted retirement, Ralph was a civil trial lawyer and a Florida circuit judge serving in the criminal, civil, and family benches successively. Ralph serves as an Articles Editor and on the Member Selection Committee at IT-Lex.
Craig Ball is a peripatetic Texas trial lawyer, certified computer forensic examiner and law professor. In short, he doesn’t know what he wants to be when he grows up. He writes the electronic evidence column, Ball in Your Court, for Law Technology News and blogs at ballinyourcourt.com. Craig limits his law practice to service as a court-appointed Special Master assisting in the resolution of issues involving electronic discovery and computer forensics. He also serves as an Articles Editor and on IT-Lex’s Membership Selection Committee.
Jason R. Baron is Of Counsel to the Information Governance and eDiscovery Group at Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP, in Washington, D.C. He also serves on the Adjunct Faculty of the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies, where he teaches eDiscovery to aspiring PhD and Masters students in the information management field. Mr. Baron previously served as Co-Chair of The Sedona Conference Working Group 1 Steering Committee on Electronic Document Retention and Production, and served as Editor-in-Chief on three Sedona commentaries. He also co-founded the TREC Legal Track and the international DESI (Discovery of ESI) workshop series. Mr. Baron’s prior positions in public service included serving as a trial attorney and senior counsel at the Department of Justice, and as Director of Litigation at the National Archives and Records Administration. He serves as an Articles Editor.
Michael Dalewitz served on the Masters Conference Advisory Cabinet, and is the founder of the Electronic Discovery Program at New York Law School, where he taught eDiscovery. He is the Director of eDiscovery Solutions for TrustPoint International, as well as the National Chair of Education, Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the New York Chapter of the Association of Litigation Support Professionals, a not-for-profit organization. He serves as an Articles Editor.
Francisco Ferreiro is an intellectual property attorney at Malloy & Malloy, P.L. While in law school, he served as Senior Research Editor on the Florida Law Review and as Editor-in-Chief of the University of Florida Law School’s only student-run publication: “The Docket.” When he is not keeping abreast of burgeoning technology law issues, Francisco spends an inordinate amount of time dissecting the reasons behind Netflix’s insistence that he is primarily interested in “Emotional Dramas Featuring a Strong Female Lead.” He serves as a Managing Editor.
D. Casey Flaherty is corporate counsel at Kia Motors America, Inc. He oversees KMA’s dealer-related legal matters–marriage (transactional) to divorce (litigation) and everything in between—as governed by the esoteric branch of franchise law that intermediates the distributor/dealer relationship. Casey founded a working group on electronic discovery for KMA and the other U.S. subsidiaries of Hyundai Motor Group. Before moving in-house, Casey served time in BigLaw where he focused on complex commercial litigation and electronic discovery. He serves as an Articles Editor.
Dean Gonsowski is Associate General Counsel & Senior Director of Business Development at Recommind; as well as a member of The Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG1), the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). He serves as a Managing Editor.
Jay Grenig is a Professor of Law at Marquette University Law School, and has been a member of the law school faculty since 1980. He is the reporter for the Local Rules Committee of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and a former member of the Wisconsin Judicial Council. He is the author or co-author of a number of books on electronic discovery. He serves as a Managing Editor and a Symposium Editor.
Maura R. Grossman is Counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School and Rutgers School of Law-Newark, where she teaches courses on eDiscovery. Ms. Grossman is co-chair of the eDiscovery Working Group advising the New York State Unified Court System and a member of the Steering Committee of The Sedona Conference Working Group 1 on Electronic Document Retention and Production. She serves on IT-Lex’s Membership Committee, as an Articles Editor, and as a Symposium Editor.
William Hamilton is a Partner at Quarles & Brady LLP, and currently teaches Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence as an adjunct professor at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. Mr. Hamilton is also the dean of Bryan University’s eDiscovery Project Management graduate program. Mr. Hamilton serves on IT-Lex’s Membership and Partner Selection Committees, and as an Articles Editor.
Ronald J. Hedges is a special master, arbitrator, and mediator. He served as a United States Magistrate Judge in the District of New Jersey from 1986 to 2007. He is also a member of The Sedona Conference® Advisory Board, the Advisory Boards of the Corporate Counsel and eDiscovery Institutes of Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches eDiscovery and e-evidence. He serves as IT-Lex’s Membership Committee Chair, and as the Executive Symposium Editor.
Lawrence H. Kolin is a peacemaker. Before banging heads together full time as a mediator, he was a partner in a statewide firm practicing in diverse areas of civil trial work. He is active in the local and state Bar associations, founding the Orange County Bar Association’s ADR Committee and having chaired the Florida Bar Civil Procedure Rules Subcommittee on Electronic Discovery. He is a Supreme Court of Florida Certified Circuit-Civil & Appellate Mediator and Qualified Arbitrator experienced in resolving complex civil litigation. He has also served as a General Magistrate in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida. He serves as an Articles Editor.
Lyrissa Lidsky holds the Stephen C. O’Connell Chair in Law at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. Her research focuses on Mass Media Law, and she is the co-author of the most widely adopted Mass Media Law casebook in American law schools. Her research on social media includes law review articles in leading journals, all of which are available here. Her research on anonymous speech has been cited in opinions by state and federal appellate courts and the Supreme Court of Canada. She serves as an Articles Editor.
Ralph C. Losey is an attorney, author, and educator in the field of electronic discovery, electronic records, and information technology law. Mr. Losey is a Partner of Jackson Lewis, LLP, where he serves as the firm’s National eDiscovery Counsel and chair of its eDiscovery Practice Group. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida College of Law teaching eDiscovery, Advanced eDiscovery, and Online eDiscovery. He is also the President of the Central Florida Pimento Cheese of the Month Club. He serves as IT-Lex’s Vice-President, IT-Lex’s Partner Selection Committee Chair, and on IT-Lex’s Membership Committee.
Adam C. Losey is an attorney at Foley & Lardner LLP, and the founder and President of IT-Lex. He taught eDiscovery as an adjunct professor for Columbia University’s Information and Digital Resource Management Master’s Program, and is the recipient of the prestigious seventh-grade “Most Improved Behavior” award from Maitland Middle School. He is also the Vice-President of the Central Florida Pimento Cheese of the Month Club.
Catherine Losey is a member of the eDiscovery team at Littler Mendelson, with experience litigating eDiscovery issues in a variety of commercial litigation and employment law contexts. She served on the editorial board of the Florida Law Review while attending the University of Florida Levin College of Law. She is the official taster of the Central Florida Pimento Cheese of the Month Club.
Rick Marcus is a professor at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, and teaches eDiscovery and various complex litigation subjects. He is the author of several leading casebooks, and of the discovery volumes of the Fed. Prac. & Pro. treatise (“Wright & Miller”). Since 1996, he has been Associate Reporter of the U.S. Judicial Conference’s Advisory Committee on Civil Rules, a role that has provided an introduction to various eDiscovery challenges. Despite (or because of) that, he inclines toward Luddite views, and avoids social media. He serves as an Articles Editor.
Browning E. Marean III is senior counsel at DLA Piper, and co-chair of DLA Piper’s Electronic Discovery Readiness and Response Group. He is an internationally known teacher and frequent lecturer on various topics including electronic discovery, international discovery, records retention, knowledge management and computer technology. He serves on IT-Lex’s Membership and Partner Selection Committees, and as an Articles Editor.
Samir Mathur is the Managing Director of IT-Lex, as well as IT-Lex’s general counsel. An actual Brit, he is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Law, and has a background in entertainment, film, and improv comedy. He manages IT-Lex’s day-to-day operations, and additionally serves as Executive Articles Editor. He hates the word “spoliation”.
Brandon McKenzie is a J.D. candidate at Fordham University School of Law and an LL.M. candidate at Universidad Pontificia Comillas. He firmly subscribes to the canonical rule of typographers that one space, not two, should follow a period in a written work, and was a finalist in the first IT-Lex/Foley & Lardner writing contest. He serves as a Research Editor.
Anthony Mendenhall is a project management coordinator at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services and 2013 graduate from the University of Tennessee College of Law. During law school he served as an editor for the Tennessee Law Review and as a National Student Vice-Chair for the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. He won the first IT-Lex/Foley & Lardner writing contest, and currently serves as a Research Editor.
Daniel Miller is a senior associate at K&L Gates, practicing primarily in the firms e-Discovery Analysis and Technology (“e-DAT”) Group. He counsels clients regarding records management issues and litigation issues involving electronic discovery. He also teaches a course on civil litigation and e-discovery for Duquesne University’s Paralegal Institute. Daniel serves as Executive Research Editor and on the Member Selection Committee at IT-Lex.
Jason A. Pill is an attorney at Phelps Dunbar LLP, and practices in the area of labor and employment law. He litigates eDiscovery issues, drafts social media policies, and implements eDiscovery protocols and procedures for employers and management. Prior to law school he worked for one of the largest not-for-profit community service organizations in the United States. He is IT-Lex’s Vice President and Secretary Treasurer, and also serves as an Articles Editor.
Chuck Ragan has roamed the US and abroad for some 40 years, working for Big Law, a boutique information law firm, and even a consultancy firm. He has spent most of this century seeking to advance the rational development of information governance and eDiscovery principles through The Sedona Conference and others. He now teaches at the University of Minnesota law school, serves as an arbitrator, mediator, expert witness, and provides legal advice from offices in the Bay Area and the Twin Cities. He also consults with family and friends on important issues concerning leisure travel.
Andrew Reisman is the President of Elijah Ltd., a legal technology company specializing in computer forensic investigation and eDiscovery. He has had primary responsibility for hundreds of forensic investigations and has testified and lectured on numerous occasions regarding computer forensics and eDiscovery. Andrew served as Editor-in-Chief of the University of Illinois Law Review and now serves as IT-Lex’s Executive Managing Editor.
Allison Skinner is a mediator, arbitrator, and special master at Sirote & Permutt, P.C. in Birmingham, Alabama. Allison teaches eDiscovery at the University of Alabama School of Law and Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. She authored the “Teacher’s Manual” for the WEST casebook used in her class. Allison lectures regularly on ADR and eDiscovery. She is a co-founder of the American College of e-Neutrals. Allison serves as an Articles Editor and on IT-Lex’s Membership Committee.
Jerry Tice II is a third-year law student at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. After graduation, Jerry plans to pursue a career as an intellectual property attorney, focusing on patent law. Having the unfortunate combination of the characteristics of a bad sense of direction and too much pride to ask for directions, Jerry spends most of his time aimlessly wondering unfamiliar landscapes. He was a finalist in the first IT-Lex/Foley & Lardner writing contest, and serves as a Research Editor.
Kelly Twigger is the founder and owner of ESI Attorneys, a law firm dedicated advising clients on the myriad of issues inherent to electronically stored information. In addition to running her firm, Kelly is the mother of three, and serves as a guest lecturer on technology law at Marquette University Law School, on the Education sub-committee of the 7th Circuit’s Pilot Project on eDiscovery, as well as the American Bar Association’s committee on eDiscovery and Digital Evidence. She serves as an Articles editor and on the Partner Selection Committee.
Peter S. Vogel is a Partner at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, and the Chair of Gardere’s eDiscovery Group and Internet and Technology Industry Team. Since 1986 he has been an Adjunct Professor at the SMU Dedman School of Law where he has taught courses on eDiscovery, and since 2000 courses on the Law of eCommerce. Also he is a co-founder of the American College of e-Neutrals, and writes and lectures widely on legal issues regarding the Internet, IT and eDiscovery. He serves as an Articles Editor, a Symposium Editor, and on IT-Lex’s Membership and Partner Selection committees.
Kenneth J. Withers is the Director of Judicial Education for The Sedona Conference®, an Arizona-based non-profit law and policy think tank which has been on the forefront of issues involving complex litigation, intellectual property, and antitrust law. Since 1989, he has published several widely-distributed papers on electronic discovery, hosted a popular website on electronic discovery and electronic records management issues, and given presentations at more than 300 conferences and workshops for legal, records management, and industry audiences. He serves as an Articles Editor.