Winston & Strawn LLP
Scott M. Cohen is the Director of E-Discovery & Information Governance for Winston & Strawn LLP. Mr. Cohen is responsible for all aspects of the Firm's litigation support technology, practice & client services group, electronic discovery operations and document review center management.
Throughout his career, Mr. Cohen has worked in a consultative capacity with law firms and corporate legal departments enabling them to effectively leverage technology in all legal practice areas. With a focus on electronic discovery, complex data analytics, and project management, Scott advises firm lawyers and clients on a wide range of technical issues relating to discovery in complex litigation. Mr. Cohen is a frequent writer and speaker on a variety of topics ranging from electronic discovery best practices and legal cost control to leadership development, performance management and staff mentoring in legal organizations.
Prior to joining Winston & Strawn, Mr. Cohen was the Practice Support Director for Proskauer Rose where he was responsible for the development and operation of the firm’s practice support department. Mr. Cohen also served as the Director of Information Technology for MetLife where he was responsible for providing general technology and litigation support services to the corporation's large and geographically dispersed legal, records and internal audit departments.
Mr. Cohen is a member of The Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production, an adjunct instructor in the Bryan University Department of Electronic Discovery, and an executive board member of the East Coast Association of Litigation Support Managers. He is also an advisory board member of the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists and an active member of the International Legal Technology Association, the Association for Information and Image Management and the American Records Management Association.
Director of Client Technology
Mattern & Associates, LLC
Stephen Cole is Director, Client Technology & Strategy at Mattern & Associates. Stephen has a successful track record with over twenty years expertise consulting for large law firms, extending from Litigation Support, Records & Information Management, Word Processing, Imaging, Cost Recovery to BPO and end-to-end eDiscovery services. Stephen gained his experience both on the service provider and law firm sides including as the Vice President over the legal business unit at Pitney Bowes Management Services, a technology specialist at an AmLaw 50 firm, and most recently, a Regional Vice President of IproTech, an advanced eDiscovery solution.
Senior Director, Strategy & Innovation
Julie J. Colgan, IGP, CRM, is past president of ARMA International and an 18-year veteran of the information management profession. She has served in a variety of roles over the years as in-house practitioner for public and private organizations, including eight years in the legal vertical; as a trusted advisor and as a software executive. Julie holds multiple industry certifications and frequently speaks and writes on a variety of records management and information governance topics.
Director, Information Governance / Compliance
The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC)
John Collins is the Director of Information Governance & Office 365 Consulting for Document Technologies, LLC (DTI) and one of the nation’s leading ESI data mapping consultants. John leads the Information Governance and Office 365 consulting practices for DTI, which includes services such as: proactive ESI data mapping; configuring defensible workflows and processes for eDiscovery and Information Governance; implementing Office 365 eDiscovery tools for corporate legal departments; defensible disposition of data; litigation and e-Discovery readiness; e-mail management and records retention (RIM.)
Chief Information Officer
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
Todd Corham is Saul Ewing’s Chief Information Officer as well as the Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO.) He has over 30 years of experience leading technology at both medium and large law firms and has been called upon to guide the agenda and direction of Legal IT conferences. In addition to ILTACon, he has spoken at a number of Industry events, including the CIO Executive Summit, GearUP, and Legal IT Canada. Todd has been a co-author of the annual ILTA Technology surveys for close to a decade and has become a trusted source for information on legal technology and trends.
Founder & Ceo
TRU Staffing Partners, Inc.
Jared Michael Coseglia, founder and CEO of TRU Staffing Partners, has over 15 years of experience representing talent in cybersecurity, e-discovery, and privacy. He has successfully placed over 2800 professionals in full-time and temporary positions at the Fortune 1000, Am Law 200, Cyber 500, and throughout the consultancy, service provider and software community. His ability to identify, deliver, mentor, and help retain talent has given him the privilege of quickly becoming the globally recognized “go-to” individual for hiring managers and job seekers in need of staffing solutions or career guidance and management in legal technology and information security. Coseglia’s unique style of representation, vast network of relationships, and subject matter expertise has helped earn him and TRU a host of awards including ranking on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America two years in a row, #1043 in 2016 and #1189 in 2017. TRU has been consistently voted one of the top three Best Legal Recruiters and Best Legal and Litigation Support Agencies nationally and regionally by the National Law Journal for over five years. Coseglia is an active member of the legal and cybersecurity community and, in addition to his role on the Board of Editors for Cybersecurity Law & Strategy (an ALM Law Journal Newsletter), he frequently writes and speaks about the state of the technology job market with ACEDS, WiE, ILTA Peer-to-Peer, LJN, Help Net Security, Bloomberg BNA, among others. Coseglia was awarded Best Reviewed e-Discovery Session at Enfuse 2017 for “Transitioning Your Career from ESI to Cybersecurity” and received a 2017 ILTA Publication Award for Outstanding Magazine Article by a Business Partner for the article “Moving into Management: What You Need To Get From Here to There.” Coseglia is currently writing a monthly series on cybersecurity, e-discovery, and privacy certifications with Legaltech News. His articles can be read at www.trustaffingpartners.com.
Kim Craig is the co-founder of Bold Duck Studio, a business design studio that specializes in legal service innovation and strategy bringing deep experience and expertise for the unique and potent fusion of lean and design. Prior to this, Kim led SeyfarthLean Consulting's Client Services Practice, comprised of one of the first and most mature teams of client-facing legal project managers and process improvement professionals. With emphasis on service model innovation and delivery optimization. Kim's focus is on driving continuing advances in how legal teams work for enhanced value, better outcomes, brand differentiation and greater client experiences. She is also proud to have invested and worked extensively with legal aid organizations embedding lean approaches into their culture to reach a broader base of clients. She is passionate about the future generation of lawyers and speaks and teaches law school classes.
During Kim's tenure at Seyfarth, the firm was formally recognized by clients and competitors alike and received several awards for the work her team did in driving innovation within the industry. Kim is a Certified Project Management Professional, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Certified Scrum Master. You can follow her on Twitter and LinkedIn to learn more.
Senior Director, Information Governance
Robert Cruz is the Head of Information Governance at Actiance, Inc., where is leads the company's programs focused on regulatory compliance, eDiscovery, and information governance. He is a frequent speaker, blogger, and content contributor on topics including social media, data privacy, cloud computing, and industry regulation. He is a 20+ year Silicon Valley veteran, previously serving in similar capacities in firms ranging from global technology leaders to early stage start-ups. He holds an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Director, Technology and Innovation Platform
David supports Thomson Reuters’ Legal business with research and insights about the legal technology and innovation ecosystem, and the changing legal services industry.
Prior to joining Thomson Reuters in 2013, he led coverage of the global legal information market for the research and analysis firm Outsell, Inc., tracking industry performance and trends. He is a regular contributor to the Legal Executive Institute blog and speaker at legal industry events. He has a JD from the University of Minnesota Law School and a BA in History from Lawrence University.
Sr. Manager of Application Development
Foley & Lardner LLP
Tricia Dachel is a Senior Manager of Practice & Client Solutions at Foley & Lardner, LLP. Tricia leads a team that is focused on improving and supporting the delivery of legal services through innovation and enhancing the value received by the Firm’s clients. Tricia’s team leads the coordination of best practices and shared knowledge across law and administrative departments. Her team supports strategic initiatives that facilitate and strengthen organizational and financial effectiveness of client service delivery. This includes analysis to define or re-engineer business processes, including maximizing the use of business applications, developing technology service products, and providing technology service solutions within the firm and to the Firm’s clients.
E-Disclosure Information Project
Chris qualified as an English solicitor in 1980. He was a litigation partner in London and then a litigation software developer and litigation support consultant before turning to commentary on electronic disclosure / discovery. He runs the e-Disclosure Information Project which disseminates information about the court rules, the problems, and the technology to lawyers and their clients, to judges, and to suppliers. He was a member of Senior Master Whitaker's Working Party which drafted Practice Direction 31B and the Electronic Documents Questionnaire. He writes an authoritative and objective website and blog on the subject and is a well-known speaker and commentator in the UK, the US and other common law jurisdictions.
Director of Product Strategy
Joe has spent over 16 years in legal IT and is a member of ILTA's Information Management Content Coordinating Team. Joe recently wrote articles profiling the CEO of iManage and the CTO of NetDocuments. Prior to his IT career, Joe was a teacher, an entrepreneur and a DJ in a flea market.
Chief Innovation Officer
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Kathryn DeBord is Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s Global Chief Innovation Officer and co-leader of Cantilever, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s legal operations consulting group. In her role, Ms. DeBord leads the firm’s Innovation Team, which is an international cross-disciplinary team dedicated to legal service delivery innovation. As part of the firm’s commitment to adopting and driving technology-enabled practices where appropriate, Ms. DeBord also oversees lawyers, technologists, and related professionals who participate in technology trials and prototypes relevant to their practice areas. Ms. DeBord also serves as an advisor to the firm’s various initiatives to train its associates in legal innovation, including in the firm’s internationally recognized Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Business Academy. As part of her efforts to drive innovation in new lawyer education and training, Ms. DeBord sits on the Silicon Flatirons Tech Law Accelerator Program Advisory Board, the Institute for the Future of Law Practice Advisory Board, and the Evolve the Law Advisory Council, and she sits on the editorial board of The Journal of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Law.
As co-leader of Cantilever, Ms. DeBord works with law departments to help them work better with their internal business clients as well as outside counsel and vendors. Cantilever works with law departments to leverage tools, proprietary technology, and best practices focused on the needs of law departments, which were developed over the last two decades inside Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. Common areas of consulting and technology implementation include contract management, matter management, legal spend analysis and convergence, and portfolio litigation management.
Prior to her current role, Ms. DeBord was a partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Group and a trial attorney specializing in complex contract, patent, and IP licensing matters, as well as consumer class action defense. She also served on the firm’s Commercial Litigation Innovation Committee.
Senior Systems Engineer
Cornerstone Information Technologies, LLC
Vidit Desai is a leading Systems Engineer at Cornerstone.IT. Vidit began his technical career with Cornerstone in 2012. He holds several certifications including Citrix Certified Expert, Virtualization and Citrix Certified Professional, Mobility. Vidit has extensive experience deploying, remediating and upgrading Citrix XenDesktop, XenApp, Active Directory & Group Policy, Microsoft Windows, Windows Server, and Antivirus. He has efficiently deployed XenDesktop 7.6-7.13 and XenMobile 10 in production environments for several clients.
Principal Engineeing Lead, Office 365
Microsoft Corporation - Legal and Corporate Affairs
Nishan DeSilva is Principal Engineering Lead in Microsoft 365 Information Protection team. He is the lead for Advanced Data Governance workstream in Microsoft 365 platform. He is focused on creating various features around Information Governance, Records Retention and GDPR compliance for customers across various industries. Prior to his role in engineering, he was the CTO of Microsoft’s Corporate, External and Legal Affairs (CELA) department, with 19 years of business and technology leadership experience. He was responsible for providing strategic direction for CELA’s overall technology roadmap by partnering with key stakeholders in CELA, the Microsoft product groups, IT senior leadership, peer teams and other thought leaders, to influence Microsoft’s Cloud First, Mobile First architectures. Previously, he created successful blueprints for establishing and leading global information governance program implementations in several Fortune 500 organizations and, he is a recognized information and knowledge management author in the Legal, Financial and HR verticals. Nishan is a sought after technical leader with a keen ability to envision, excite and connect business communities about how the latest technologies can be incorporated and connected to improve business productivity and intelligence.
Chief Knowledge Officer
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Author of the book “Knowledge Management for Lawyers,” published by the American Bar Association (www.KMforLawyers.com), Patrick DiDomenico has been in the legal knowledge management industry since 2005. He is the recipient of the 2013 ILTA Knowledge Management Professional of the Year Award.
Patrick is the Chief Knowledge Officer for Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., an international labor and employment law firm with 900 attorneys in 53 offices. Patrick also serves on the firm’s Technology Strategy Committee, Research & Development Council, and Innovation Summit Committee. Before his knowledge management career, he was a practicing litigation attorney for more than eight years.
In his spare time, Patrick publishes the LawyerKM blog (www.LawyerKM.com), tweets as @LawyerKM, and manages the 9,000-plus-member Knowledge Management for Legal Professionals LinkedIn group and the 6,000-plus-member Legal Project Management LinkedIn group, both of which he founded. He is a Fellow in the College of Law Practice Management, a frequent speaker on KM, legal technology, and legal innovation topics, and an advisor to legal technology startups. Patrick is also an aspiring minimalist, angel investor, real estate investor, t-shirt designer, and loves practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Mr. Dilgren joined FRONTEO USA in 2010 to found the Data Science & Strategy consultancy. FRONTEO’s DSS team focuses on advanced analytics applications, advisory services, and intelligent workflow design. Before joining FRONTEO USA, Mr. Dilgren graduated from UC Hastings College of the Law and spent five years in counsel with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers managing a diverse portfolio of matters relating to Federal infrastructure construction and environmental restoration.
Chief Information Officer
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
Brian Donato is Chief Information Officer at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP. He brings 30+ years of experience ranging from software developer to process engineer to IT Director to his current position at Vorys, where he has worked for the last 20+ years.
Mr. Donato is the firm’s Security Officer, a member of the firm’s Information Governance, Innovation and Technology committees, and technical advisor to many practice groups. Mr. Donato is a past member of the LegalSEC Steering Committee for the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), current ILTA Talent Council member and steering committee member for the Law Firm Information Governance Symposium. He frequently publishes and speaks on IT and IG topics.
Acting Director of Electronic Discovery and Litigation Support
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Stephen is an experienced leader in addressing the practical needs of the data management and discovery process and has diverse experience in implementing teams and solutions to address those efforts. With over 25 years of industry experience, he has been instrumental in developing and maintaining two litigation support departments and currently is the Acting Director of the Electronic Discovery and Litigation Support department at Sullivan & Cromwell. Stephen actively participates in supporting the growth and education around the business of data and discovery management in the industry.
Director of Practice Innovation
Burns & Levinson, LLP
Angela Dowd is the Director of Practice Innovation for Burns & Levinson LLP in Boston, Massachusetts. In her current role with the firm, she works with practice groups and administrative departments to increase efficiency and streamline business processes. She seeks to identify ways to translate strategic goals into clearly defined projects that will deliver business value.
In previous roles at Burns & Levinson, Angela worked first in Human Resources, next as a Trainer, and then as the Applications Manager. These roles have given her a broad understanding of the business needs of the firm and skills to develop and implement solutions.
For ILTA, Angela has been an active member since 2006. She currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors and has previously served in numerous volunteer leadership roles as well as speaking at the annual conference and writing for Peer-to-Peer. Outside of ILTA, she has also spoken at the Association of Legal Administrators, Legal Marketing Association, and the Law Firm Alliance conferences.