Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer
Before co-founding Neota Logic, Michael was the chief knowledge officer and co-head of technology at Davis Polk & Wardwell for 20 years after practicing as a litigation and bankruptcy partner at Mayer Brown. He is also a director of Pro Bono Net, which provides innovative technology for the nonprofit legal sector.
Senior Director of Product Management
Shawn is the Senior Director of Product Management at iManage. He has been with the company for over 18 years and came to the product team from an extensive background in consulting services, where he led complex large-scale deployments and customizations for document, email and workflow solutions. Shawn currently guides the direction of the productivity suites by closely liaising with customers, partners and the R&D teams. He has an engineering background in computer science and an MBA in from the Kellogg School of Management.
Product Development Manager
Traveling Coaches, Inc.
Director of Knowledge Management & Innovation
Practice Innovations Manager
As Practice Innovations Manager, Amy works side-by-side with practice groups and clients to implement and further KM initiatives, particularly those involving advanced technologies, such as artificial intelligence, document assembly, logical reasoning systems, workflow tools and contract analysis tools. Prior to joining to Perkins, Amy was in a similar role at Chapman and Cutler LLP. Amy received her JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2013.
Manager of Records & Information Compliance
Vedder Price P.C.
Dana C. Moore, IGP is an information management expert who has worked in the legal sector since 1988. As a member of the Law Firm Information Governance Symposium, Dana co-authored six IG-focused white papers covering defensible disposition, eDiscovery and building IG. She established a culture of Information Governance in her current firm by building awareness of and the development and deployment of IG processes. Dana lives in Chicago, IL.
IT Manager - Training and Support
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Global Head of Litigation Support and Technology Assisted Review
Mollie C. Nichols’ practice at Cleary Gottlieb focuses on litigation, including antitrust, commercial and other complex multijurisdictional litigation, as well as discovery, cross-border and information governance counseling.
Prior to joining Cleary, Mollie was a partner at Redgrave LLP, a boutique firm focused on Information Law, including information governance, data security, data privacy and electronic discovery. From 2007 to 2012, she was Director of eDiscovery and Litigation Services for Goodwin Procter LLP.
Mollie has tried more than 25 cases as lead counsel. She was formerly an Assistant United States Attorney in the Western District of Texas and a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas.
Director of Practice Innovations
Chapman and Cutler LLP
Michael Dov Nogroski is the Director of Practice Innovations at Chapman. He started his career in Austin, Texas in the height of the 1990's technology boom working in the dot-com industry. His focus was on web technologies and markup languages. Seeking to expand his horizons and looking to fulfill a long-held dream, he set off to Chicago, Illinois to go to law school. Since then, he has worked as an attorney, a legal technologist, and an evangelist for digital strategy and innovation in legal.
Michael combines over 20 years of technology experience and 15 years legal experience, overseeing strategic initiatives to develop technology systems and processes that promote the collective knowledge of the firm, reduce risk, and increase efficiency and collaboration to the continuous benefit of Chapman clients. He works directly with clients, firm management, attorneys, and other departments to develop the firm's innovation and advanced technology strategy.
Outside the office, he has been known to yell into microphones while strumming a guitar. More likely, you might catch him at the record store perusing crates of vinyl records to add to his collection. Most likely, he's out hiking with his wife and kids.
Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC
Karen has been in legal IT for over 18 years. She joined Downs Rachlin in 2001 as the applications administrator and has been in her current position since 2006. As part of her overall responsibility for IT, Karen focuses on improving productivity through technology. She has been an ILTA member since 1999, served as a regional member liaison for Vermont for 10 years, and currently serves on the Relationship Coordinating Team.
Chief Information Officer
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Since joining Kirkland in 2008, Dan has led the transformation of the information technology department from a decentralized team to a fully centralized, ITIL-based, high-performing organization. Dan is currently leading the creation of a technology strategy that sets a clear road map for all technology initiatives and spends for the next three years. Prior to joining Kirkland, he was the executive director and chief information officer for Navigant Consulting. Dan spent the majority of his career working for Andersen Worldwide and Arthur Andersen, where he was a partner, global chief technology officer and America's chief information officer. When not teaching people how to fish at work, Dan enjoys spending time with his wife, Mary Jo, and teaching their four children how to fish.
Glenn O’Brien is the former Director of Electronic Discovery for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, where he worked from 1994 until 2017. In that role, he was responsible for preservation, collection and processing of all electronically stored information in support of litigation activities involving Liberty Mutual or any of its companies. The electronic discovery process Glenn implemented at Liberty has resulted in saving several millions of dollars in litigation costs. He was also responsible for maintaining all of the systems used throughout this process. Glenn’s prior roles at Liberty Mutual include Project Manager and Business Analyst for litigation management related systems. He has also worked as a Paralegal in Liberty’s Environmental department. Before joining Liberty Mutual, Glenn worked as a paralegal for two Boston law firms. Glenn has a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Suffolk University in Boston. He has a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University. He has EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE) and an EnCase Certified eDiscovery Practitioner (EnCEP) certifications. Glenn is a veteran of the United States Army.
Elizabeth (Beth) O’Connor, President and Founder of AAC, Inc. is widely acknowledged as an expert in all areas of financial systems implementations for law firms and is a frequent lecturer at industry conferences. She is a Certified Public Accountant who received her MBA from DePaul University. Beth began her career in 1983 as a Project Manager for two leading software companies. In 1996 she formed AAC, Inc. and concentrates on providing consulting services to law firms throughout the world. To date, Beth has been involved in over 200 law firm financial system projects.
Director of Information Governance
Foley & Lardner LLP
Chief Information Officer
Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
Ken Orgeron joined Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP in 2006 as the firm’s first Chief Information Officer. He is responsible for all aspects of information resource management and technology in each of Gardere’s five offices, and is leading the firm through its next level of information technology implementation. In addition, he serves on the committee responsible for developing and implementing the new Practice Support department and Electronic Discovery initiative within Gardere.
LKO Information Management Consulting, LLC
Lynn consults in the field of knowledge and information management, bringing over 20 years of experience to the table. She focuses on strategy, management, process improvement and service excellence within and across administrative teams in law firms. In addition, Lynn provides direction and support in the areas of CRM, data quality management, information and knowledge management, and data governance. Always striving to get the right information to the right people at the right time, Lynn works with firms to uncover information needs, establish relevant, multipurpose use cases and deliver solutions that enable informed and efficient decision-making.
Chief Technology Officer
Kraft & Kennedy, Inc.
Chris Owens is a Solution Architect and Practice Group Leader for the Enterprise Client Systems Group of Kraft & Kennedy, Inc. With 15 years of consulting and technology management experience, Chris provides technical design and leadership for leading Am Law 100 firms in areas including desktop design and management, server and storage consolidation and collocation, disaster recovery and business continuity planning and implementation, as well as email messaging design and migration, document management deployment and hybrid\thin-client architecture. Chris currently leads the Enterprise Client Systems Practice Group at Kraft Kennedy which is responsible of several areas including desktop deployment strategies, virtual desktop infrastructure design, application virtualization scenarios, and remote access planning. In addition, Chris has lead discussions at numerous industry events and presented at several ILTA conferences on topics ranging from data center consolidation and server virtualization to virtual desktop infrastructure and application virtualization.
Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C.
Stephen D. Palley represents construction and technology companies in connection with litigation, insurance coverage matters and product design and development. Stephen also advises on insurance procurement and risk transfer for clients and their inside and outside counsel. He is a regular speaker and prolific writer on insurance, construction and technology, and is the lead editor of, and a contributing author to the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry's best-selling treatise on construction insurance.
Stephen is a Fellow of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel, an invitation only organization comprised of preeminent policyholder and insurer coverage lawyers with a minimum of fifteen years of insurance focused law practice. He was also recognized as a Washington D.C. SuperLawyer in 2013, 2014 & 2015 for construction litigation.
Stephen also focuses on software development, and draws on his ongoing hands-on experience in advising technology clients about product development, design and risk transfer and mitigation.
Partner/Director, Enterprise Computing & Mobility
Jay Parekh is a Partner and a Practice Director at Netrix LLC. He's responsible for growth and management of the Enterprise Computing and Mobility practice. His team covers all technologies such as Windows client, System Center, Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security, Citrix solutions, Microsoft Office client, and application management (App rat, packaging, etc.). This team also Windows Server, VMWare, storage solutions, Azure IaaS and much more! Jay has over 20 years of legal desktop experience as a consultant working with clients from small firms to the largest firms in the world. He has been a frequent speaker at ILTA roadshows and prior ILTACON sessions last 20 years is involved with the legal community in Chicago.