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DSP Navigator Program Manager Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
President & Managing Partner The Cowen Group
To support his clients in their personal and professional growth, David facilitates and moderates over 50 thought leadership micro-events and roundtables on evolving trends in e-discovery, information governance and career advancement. David advises many law firms and corporations on optimal organizational structures, maturity of leadership and right-sizing the depth of talent for their litigation technology and e-discovery functions. Prior to founding The Cowen Group in 2003, David was a subject-matter expert in building critical legal support and technology teams, with over 20 years of successful experience at the forefront of the industry.
Shirley has been involved in legal technology management since 1989. She is currently the CIO of Farella Braun + Martel, a San Francisco law firm with 130 lawyers. She has been an active ILTA volunteer since 1999, and she currently serves on ILTA's Board of Directors.
Chief Information Officer Winston & Strawn LLP
Backed by one of the best teams in the legal market, Dave is accountable for defining strategy and creating a competitive edge for Winston & Strawn using technology, data analytics and business processes. Areas of responsibility include IT, practice intelligence, practice and client innovation, e-discovery and information management, legal working practices and training, project management, and information risk for 1,800 users across 19 offices. Dave was previously managing director of the IT and management consultancy Hildebrandt Baker Robbins (now HBR Consulting), where he led the technology strategy and risk management practices for 20 years and led audits and strategic planning for over 200 law firms.
e-Disclosure Consultant 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.
CEO Prevalent
Jonathan has worked with both large and medium enterprises to create solutions to better comply with government regulation and mitigate InfoSec risks. He has spoken on the need for third-party risk management at leading industry events and helped develop the Risk Assessment Body of Knowledge (RABOK) as part of the development of Shared Assessments efforts to develop the first certification for third-party risk professionals (CTPRP). Jonathan was honored with a Special Achievement Award in 2015 for his work on the certification. Jonathan is also a magician and is known to perform for co-workers, clients and friends.
Partner Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Director - Information Security Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Based in New York, Gil has more than eight years of experience in information security and over 20 years of experience in IT. Gil holds both CISSP and CISM certifications.
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Director of Legal Project Management and Process Improvement Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
Scott joined Vorys in 2001. Prior to entering the legal profession, he spent seven years as a lead consultant and project manager, specializing in networking systems. In 2006, he opened a project management office at Vorys and continues to manage it today. Scott is a member of ILTA's Professional Services Peer Group Steering Committee, and he holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification from the Project Management Institute as well as a Six Sigma certification. Scott’s most challenging project is managing his triplet sons.
Managing Architect, Software Engineering Fish & Richardson P.C.
Brownie has spent over 15 years in the legal vertical, and in that time has worked his way from a project based software development contractor to his current senior manager position at Fish & Richardson P.C. He has spoken at previous ILTA conferences, and stays active in the greater development community.
CEO Adaptive Solutions, Inc.

Chuck is the CEO and a co-founding partner of Adaptive Solutions.  Prior to forming Adaptive in 1998 Chuck was an in-house Legal IT Director for two AMLAW 200 Philadelphia-based law firms and has been practicing in the field of legal technology since 1990.  Chuck assists law firms and corporate legal departments with Systems and Enterprise Content Management design planning, and is also a past Executive Director and Systems and Technology Chairman of The Philadelphia Chapter of The Association of Legal Administrators.  Chuck is also an active contributor to ILTA.  When he’s not busy evangelizing technology solutions to clients, Chuck likes to spend his spare time at the Jersey shore with his wife and two young daughters.


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 Technical Trainer Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Christina has been training and educating lawyers and law firm staff on emerging technologies for nearly 20 years. During this time Christina has worked as both a consultant and an in house technical trainer at Am Law 100 firms. She especially enjoys helping lawyers and their staff discover new ways to work and streamline their workflows. Christina serves on the board of trustees of The Barrow Group Theatre Company which produces new and existing plays Off-Broadway. She has performed in numerous productions with The Barrow Group and many other Off-Broadway and regional theater companies, as well as in television and film. She is an active member of Screen Actors’ Guild-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity Association. In her spare time, Christina enjoys going to the theater, baking bread and cooking. She is an avid gardener and along with her husband, plants and maintains the garden for her New York City coop, where she also serves on the coop board.
Regional Director - Engineering Check Point Software Technologies Inc.
Chief Innovation Officer Jackson Lewis P.C.

Author of the book “Knowledge Management for Lawyers,” published by the American Bar Association (, 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 (, 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.

Chief Technology Officer Liquid Litigation Management, Inc.
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.
Lit IQ

Shipra Dingare has a background in both language technology and law.  After studying symbolic systems and computational linguistics at Stanford University, she worked in the Language Technology Group at the University of Edinburgh in the domain of biomedical natural language processing.   She went on to work in industry as an engineer in the Machine Learning and Language Technology Group at FactSet Research Systems, focusing on a variety of natural language processing tasks including document classification and duplicate identification.  Shipra also has a longstanding interest in law and qualified as a barrister in the UK, an experience which led naturally to her interest in the application of natural language processing to the legal domain.


Senior Manager, Marketing Information Systems Duane Morris LLP
Cheryl Disch is Senior Manager, Marketing Information Systems at Duane Morris LLP, where she is responsible for technology and deliverables supporting the firm’s business development activities and manages the high performance teams that make it happen.
Owner Dolinsky Consulting LLC

Bob has more than 26 years of experience in providing technology consulting and management to law firms. He assists law firms in a number of areas, including technology planning, governance, organization and staffing, records management, litigation support and business continuity planning. Bob was appointed to the prestigious fellowship in the College of Law Practice Management.

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