Customer Success Manager
Julia works with Intapp's customers to ensure their investment supports the firm's business goals, from successful technology deployments to maximizing employee adoption of Intapp products. A 20+ year veteran of the legal industry and ILTA, she is a certified Change Management Practitioner and has worked with firms across the country to implement change management strategies in a variety of initiatives, from introducing new policies to redesigning job roles to implementing information security safeguards. She is a frequent speaker and author on topics related to change management and effective organizational communications.
Litigation E-Discovery Attorney
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Claudia T. Morgan is an eDiscovery attorney in the Litigation Department of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. She focuses her practice on electronic discovery and information management, both domestically and abroad. Her responsibilities include counseling clients, responding to litigation, and regulatory requests for information, and assisting with internal investigations.
Julian is the Director of Marketing at Microsystems and works across the sales and product functions to ensure that we maximize our success in traditional markets, and that we're set up for success in new ones. Julian is a new addition to the Microsystems team, but no stranger to it, having previously worked at LexisNexis UK running Lexis Draft - the UK version of our EagleEye product, created in partnership with LexisNexis. In that role he established the UK proofreading technology market, and Lexis Draft as the multi-award winning market leader. He liked the product so much, he joined the company! Previously Julian has 15 years of experience in senior roles in technology companies, including BT, and he brings with him a range of experience across sales and product which result in a very commercial view of how marketing can help drive the business forward.
Senior Technology Training Manager
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
IT Training Manager for a leading international law firm. She is a highly accomplished professional with more than 15 years of legal technology experience. Claire is passionate about developing the technical skills of all members of staff and strives on a daily basis to create new and innovative learning programs to deliver the essential daily skills required and to ensure the best use of the Firm's technology. She is astute and sensitive to the unique culture of a law firm, in which the provision of a full variety of learning methods is key to creating an environment where all can learn. Claire has been a speaker at ILTA 2014 on the topic "What do ABA Model Rule Changes and the Flaherty/Suffolk Audit Mean for Attorney Training?"
Senior Director, Legal Management Services
Association of Corporate Counsel
Catherine is the ACC subject matter expert on managing the legal function and legal spending. She leads the ACC Value Challenge, ACC’s initiative to reconnect the cost of legal services to the value received. Catherine is also the director of the section of ACC for legal operations professionals, and the ACC Law Department Executive Leadership programs for the heads of operations of very large legal departments. Catherine has an MBA from Columbia University.
Director, Information Security
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Sarat is an established security professional with a strong technical background and a record of defining security programs. He is experienced in both offensive and defensive security roles spread across a number of verticals, including legal, health care and higher education.
Global Director, Digital Marketing
Senior Sales Engineer
IT Manager - Training and Support
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Nigel Murray LLP
Nigel is a strategic legal technology consultant to eDiscovery providers, outsourcing service providers (LPOs), law firms and industry clients. Nigel founded the first UK litigation support company in 1993 and also TRILANTIC, an eDiscovery company, which was acquired by Huron Legal in 2010. As the Managing Director of Huron in London, Nigel led consultancy, eDiscovery and information governance for law firms and corporate legal departments in the UK. Nigel is on the advisory board of EDRM, which has defined the models and processes for eDiscovery and Information Governance. He is also a member of the Sedona International Working Group which provides the policy structure for the movement of data for litigation and regulatory matters across international borders as well as being a member of the Information Governance Initiative. Nigel is regular speaker at conferences on current issues in Legal Technology, eDiscovery, Information Governance and Data Privacy in the UK, Europe, Australasia, the United States and the Middle East.
Dera J. Nevin is an e-discovery lawyer with significant experience in cross-border discovery, including GDPR compliance discovery processes. She has pioneered the use of e-discovery applications, including technology-assisted review and multi-lingual search. She has advised numerous corporations on the development and implementation of e-discovery programs and strategies, including litigation hold management and audit. She also has experience in related aspects of information governance, including records retention and disposition initiatives, including those arising from document conversion and system migration projects. She is admitted to practice in New York and in Ontario (Canada).
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Craig A. Newman is a litigation partner with Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP and chair of the firm’s Privacy and Data Security Practice Group. Craig has represented public and private companies, investment firms, financial institutions, professional service organizations, nonprofits and their boards in complex litigation, regulatory investigations, and data security matters. A former journalist, Craig appears regularly on national television to discuss cybersecurity developments and has written on the same topic for the New York Times and Washington Post. He was also recognized by the National Law Journal as one of 2015’s Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazers.
Chief Knowledge Officer
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
As Chief Knowledge Officer Mara has strategic responsibility for ensuring Osler lawyers have access to the information, resources and learning that enable them to work efficiently and provide valued client service. Mara leads teams responsible for knowledge management, professional development, the Library, new business intake and records, and is one of the leaders in the Firm’s implementation of legal project management and process improvement.
Mara is focused on continuous improvement in how legal services are delivered and collaboration between the Firm and clients. Mara understand the evolving legal landscape and the client imperative for efficiency and a client value based approach to practice. She is a member of the Firm’s Innovation Council and works closely with Osler lawyers and all elements of the business, to implement efficiency enhancing technology, processes, resources, systems and training.
Chief Operating Officer
Gilbert & Tobin
Professional Career and Life Coach
Char Niemi Life Coach, LLC
Char has been a member, friend, and fan of ILTA for over 15 years. On roadshows, in meetings, and at conferences she has encouraged, mentored, and coached scores of technology professionals and ILTA members on believing in themselves and their talents to build better teams and training programs. In her leadership role at Traveling Coaches, she mentored and coached the teams responsible for service and product delivery. She has the unique ability to recognize the given talents, gifts, and strengths in people and to ignite that spark that drives them to make positive change in their lives. Char’s coaching and training programs powerful and life altering. Her clients are re-energized, focused, and ready to take action to achieve the goals that will move their lives and careers forward.
Capital One Legal Department
Only presidents and inventors get to have someone else write their biographies. For everyone else, we write our own. Everyone knows this, right? So, why do we insist on writing in the third person? So we can say things like "internationally-recognized," "thought leader," or "world-renowned" with a straight face?
I'm Ryan Nier. I wrote this. I'm not internationally recognized. I'm the lawyer for Capital One's "Digital" line of business, which is a fancy way of saying that I represent a few hundred people working on exploratory banking technology. "Exploratory" means that it's not just the way you log on to your account to view your statement -- it's apps, money management tools, identity platforms, APIs, authentication technologies (e.g., biometrics), voice-activated tech (e.g., Alexa), and stuff that gets a little more 'out there.'
Before that, I spent 9 years at Paul Hastings doing privacy, data security, IP lit, and what I'd call 'technology lit' (from software to solar to 3D modeling). Before that, I was a software developer.
In my free time, I make art and buy tools.
Applications Support Manager
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Since 2012, Jim Nixon has been the Application Support Manager at Seyfarth Shaw LLP. His group covers application and client OS deployment, QA testing, Citrix and document management systems. Jim and his talented team manage nearly 200 applications for the firm. He’s a technology enthusiast who enjoys presenting at events, tinkering in his home lab and evangelizing the Cloud.
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.
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.
Senior ESI Consultant