With over 20 years of legal industry experience, J leads one of the most respected consulting and managed services teams in the industry.
A thought leader and design architect, he focuses on delivering innovative technical solutions that solve the unique application challenges in the legal environment.
Along with providing strategic advice for firms of all sizes, J speaks regularly at industry and educational conferences.
Holland & Knight LLP
Maximillian is a partner in the firm's intellectual property group and the cybersecurity and privacy team. He focuses on licensing, IT outsourcing, information security (InfoSec) compliance, social networking and commercialization of technology. Maximillian regularly advises clients on InfoSec compliance and preparing for and responding to data security incidents, including assisting with preparing and implementing InfoSec programs and policies, overseeing investigations, responding to regulator investigations, and developing and implementing mitigation efforts following data breaches.
Founder & CEO
Cyber Risk Opportunities
Before taking on his current role, Kip was the chief information security officer for several companies and a cybersecurity consultant at Stanford Research Institute (SRI). Kip managed global IT operations risk for a nine-billion-dollar logistics company and was the wide area network security director for the F-22 Raptor program. He is also the author of the online video course, “Implementing an Information Security Program.”
Chief Information Officer
Jackson Kelly PLLC
Mr. Brandt started his career in the world of litigation support/eDiscovery. He has been a consultant, a vendor and the CIO for several top US law firms. He is a strategic executive with a proven ability to lead large scale change initiatives and drive business growth through integration of technology with the business and practice of law. With thirty years of experience in the field of legal automation, he has an established track record of effective IT leadership. He is an innovative problem solver and creative thinker with considerable experience implementing and managing change in diverse cultures.
He now works as the Chief Information Officer at Jackson Kelly PLLC in Charleston, West Virginia. Mr. Brandt is also the Editor of the popular PinHawk Law Technology Daily Digest (a daily aggregated newsletter with a circulation of about 16,000 legal and technology professionals), a respected thought leader in the legal technology community and frequent educational speaker at regional and national user, trade shows and industry conferences.
TruShield Security Solutions, Inc.
Paul is responsible for developing the organization's corporate strategy and leading technical product and service development efforts. He actively provides strategic advice to C-level executives of large federal agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). He provides additional subject-matter expertise in the areas of continuous monitoring, vulnerability management, incident response and cybersecurity operations center support.
Senior Penetration Tester
Brad is a security architect, penetration tester and incident response specialist with extensive experience in designing, auditing and configuring Windows and Linux platforms to include Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and Active Directory. Brad ensures assigned projects fit within the scope of policies and procedures defined by IT security. He has also been involved in designing the security infrastructure for various bank projects. Brad has had several published articles on information security topics and has multiple certifications. He actively attacks networks (with permission) and performs RedTeam exercises.
Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP
Scott Causey is the Director of Information Technology at Wyrick Robbins. Based in Raleigh, NC and with over 20 years of IT experience, he routinely works with the firm’s banking and healthcare clients to maintain information security compliance for the firm. Prior to joining his current firm Scott worked in IT management roles for multiple large law firms and software companies focused on the legal and financial verticals.
Senior IT Security Engineer
Gaurav has over 14 years of experience in the field of information security. His expertise and experience lie on perimeter defense, secure network design, vulnerability management, risk assessment, penetration testing, intrusion detection and incident response. Gaurav also evaluates the effectiveness of controls and recommends changes to mitigate or eliminate risks to mission-critical systems. Gaurav holds various security certifications, including CISSP, GCIH, GPEN and GCIA, and he has a master’s degree in information systems/engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Scott Christensen is part of the leadership team at Olenick and has worked in legal technology for over 25 years. He has experience leading the technology and business needs of several global law firms. He has served in numerous industry volunteer roles including six years on ILTA's board of directors and two years as ILTA's president. He leads teams that provide services to law firms and law departments in the areas of Quality Assurance & Software Testing, Desktop Engineering & Management and Strategic IT, helping clients reduce risk to achieve project success.
Kraft & Kennedy, Inc.
Dominick works in the firm’s infrastructure and enterprise systems practice group and is based in the New York office. He has over 15 years of industry experience with a broad skillset that includes designing, deploying, migrating and supporting multiple global Microsoft Windows Active Directory and Microsoft Exchange environments. Dominick also works extensively with Windows PowerShell for task automation and with cloud technologies, including Office 365 and Microsoft Azure.
Manager, IT Security & Risk Management
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
In his role at Seyfarth, Randy is responsible for establishing and maintaining the firm's cybersecurity vision, strategy and program to ensure information assets and technologies are adequately protected. Randy has over 20 years of IT experience in a variety of industries including pharmaceuticals, retail and financial services. This includes a diverse background in information security and risk, with senior roles as director of supplier risk management, technology risk and controls manager, and business information security officer. In the security discipline, he is a certified CISSP, CISA and CIPP.
Enterprise Applications Manager
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P.
Brian is primarily responsible for the firm’s identity, email and document management systems. He has spent the last 10 years working in the legal profession. Before that, Brian consulted numerous organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, on Microsoft technologies. His primary focus was on assisting customers with Active Directory and Exchange.
Information Security Manager
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P.
Bob has over 15 years of experience in systems administration, network engineering and information security. He is currently responsible for all technical aspects of Akin Gump’s cyber defense strategy. Bob holds CISSP and CCNP certifications and is an active member of the LS-ISAO, ILTA and numerous other information security networks.
Fenwick & West LLP
Curtis's background includes security architecture design, incident response and host-based forensics for government and legal organizations. Curtis volunteers as a mentor for nonprofit youth programs and holds a GCIH certification.
Forensic Examiner Consultant
Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, Inc.
Pete has more than 30 years of experience as a Computer Professional. Current responsibilities at Sword & Shield Enterprise Security include computer forensics, security assessments, incident response and tasks in the enterprise solutions arena. As a forensic analyst, Pete has provided courtroom testimony in several Tennessee State Courts.
Pete’s education includes an Associate’s degree in Electo-Mechanical Engineering from Owens Technical College in Toledo, OH and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee.
Industry certifications include the Certified Computer Examiner (CCE) for forensics, and two GIAC certifications, Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA) and Certified Incident Handler (GCIH). Pete is also licensed in the State of Tennessee as Private Investigator.
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.
Prior to taking on his current role, Peter served as a member of Baker McKenzie’s global Executive Committee and as managing partner of the firm’s North American region from 2007 to 2010. From 2001 to 2007, he was managing partner of the firm’s San Francisco and Palo Alto offices. Peter is a member of the firm’s Information Security Council.
VP of Engineering
Chris is an experienced technical executive in the cybersecurity product space. He is currently leading the engineering efforts to build the first community sharing platform for cyber intelligence and actual network sightings. Chris was previously the vice president of software development at nPulse Technologies, where he designed and built the Pivot2PCAP API platform used for integrating with other network security vendors.
Thompson Hine LLP
Aaron has worked at Thompson Hine for over 15 years as a member of the support team, desktop engineering team and now the security team. He helps protect the firm and improve the maturity of its cybersecurity program. Aaron enjoys family activities, volunteering at his church, continuing his information security education and playing golf.
Global Director, Information Governance, Risk and Compliance
Michele has been with Dentons for 6+ years and in large, global law firms for 25+ years. She has experience in numerous law firm business functions, including security, governance, risk and compliance, budgeting & business analysis, project management, communications, system implementation, user experience enhancement, human resources, procurement and large global mergers/combinations/relocations. She oversees Dentons integrated IT security and risk management functions to develop globally-aligned risk and compliance workflows to further the firm’s expansion of delivering secure, industry-leading client services. She fosters technology partnerships with the business and is actively involved in various legal industry initiatives to enhance the firm’s security and governance functions. She regularly collaborates with client industries and legal industry colleagues to help effectively enhance secure data-handling practices. Michele is an active ILTA volunteer, currently serving as the Women Who Lead Co-Chair and on the LegalSEC Steering Committee. She previously served on ILTA’s board of directors, as conference co-chair and talent & search committees. She is a College of Law Practice Management Fellow, Law Firm Information Governance Symposium (LFIGS) committee member and member of the Board of Directors for Legacy Charter School as technology advisor. She frequently speaks & writes on various governance, security, international relations, leadership and career management topics.
Director of Information Security and Assurance
Jon has over 15 years of experience in information security, risk management, governance and compliance. Skilled at building information security and IT risk management programs from inception, he successfully fostered paradigm shifts in higher education, financial services and legal verticals to instill an information security mindset across all levels of an organization and improve their security postures. Jon holds several security certifications, including the C|CISO, CISM and CISSP, and he has a proven track record of leveraging ISO 27001, NIST and FISMA.
Joy Heath Rush is the Chief Executive Officer of The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), an organization that serves more than 24,000 international legal technology professionals in their support of the practice of law. As Chief Executive Officer, Joy oversees ILTA’s operations, a global network of volunteer leaders, and a professional staff of more than 30 employees.
Joy has spent virtually her entire career supporting lawyers and technologists in the practice of law, and she has deep familiarity with the complexities our member firms and organizations face in today’s vastly shifting and dynamically changing marketplace. She has worked at global law firm Sidley Austin LLP as well as Litera Microsystems in executive roles. She has a long history of leadership in peer networking groups associated with legal technology. Joy has had the opportunity to speak and write on a wide array of technology sessions, in CIO and leadership roundtables and talent management topics at legal events, including ILTACON, ABA Tech Show, Legal Tech NY, Legal Tech West Coast, ABA Law Practice Management, DRI, ALA, NALP, and ARMA, among others.
John is a visionary, forward thinker and thought leader specializing in content strategy, crisis and litigation communications, and social influencer relations. He has been called a “superstar,” “PR whiz” and “top media relations pro” by PR News, Law Practice Management, and PRWeek magazines.
Ed specializes in cloud solutions. He meets with customers to discuss business requirements and map them to the Microsoft platform. Ed has presented at Tech Ed and the SharePoint Conference and for local user groups, and he has published several advanced SharePoint developer books through Apress. Ed's previous experiences include high school teacher, government contractor and lead developer.
Director Of Administration
Latham & Watkins LLP
Rina carries out data governance attorney responsibilities and leads a team focused on global information governance (IG), which includes law, security, privacy, technology, information management and records, ethics, and risk and compliance. She helps bridge these silos and translates the technical languages in each one. Rina develops firmwide strategy, policies and training related to IG issues. Previously, Rina was a litigation associate at Skadden.
Security Engineer Lead
Gregory received a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University and Master of Arts in psychology from Governor's State University. He has been active in cybersecurity for over 15 years. Gregory is a member of the Chicago Electronic Crimes Taskforce and Infragard. His areas of expertise are intrusion prevention and digital forensics.
Chief Information Officer
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Peter came to the legal industry in 2000 from Citibank, where he was consecutively the vice president of process re-engineering and director of ecommerce technology. Peter also served as a research scientist for 13 years for the Department of Defense, where he designed knowledge management and command and control systems using artificial intelligence and neural network technologies, in addition to initiating the first programs in defensive information warfare. The focus of his career is to create nonlinear advantages for information consumers.
Chief Information Security Officer
Jenner & Block, LLP
Brent manages the firm’s information security and governance program, working with clients and others to implement robust strategies and controls designed to protect client and firm data. He helps clients proactively prepare for electronic discovery and reactively implement strategies and plans for collecting, processing, analyzing and producing data in litigation. Brent is also a partner at the firm.
Security Awareness Advocate
Erich is a veteran information security professional with over 20 years’ experience in the medical, aerospace manufacturing and defense fields. He is the former security manager for the 2nd Regional Cyber Center-Western Hemisphere and holds CISSP, CISSP-ISSAP, MCITP and ITIL v3 certifications, among others. Erich has worked with information security professionals around the world to provide the tools, training and educational opportunities to succeed in InfoSec.
Peter has been with the FBI since 1998. From 1998 to 2005, he worked at the FBI’s Washington field office in the areas of Cuban counterintelligence and counterespionage. Notably, he was the co-case agent on the Ana Belen Montes espionage investigation. Montes, who was a senior Cuba analyst at the Defense Intelligence Agency, was arrested on September 21, 2001 for being an agent of the Cuban Intelligence Service for 16 years. She is currently serving a 25-year prison sentence.
From 2005 to 2008, Peter was assigned to the FBI’s Baltimore division, where he worked a variety of counterintelligence issues. In 2008, Peter was promoted to serve as a program manager of economic espionage investigations. In 2010, he became unit chief of the counterespionage section's economic espionage unit and then chief of the espionage unit. Peter spent over two years assigned to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence as a senior advisor on homeland security and law enforcement for the Office of Partner Engagement. In 2015, he served as the chief of the active shooter unit then returned to the Washington field office to work on strategic partner programs. Prior to joining the FBI, Peter was a police officer in southeastern Pennsylvania.
He has three children and is a part–time acoustic guitar player and singer at local wineries and breweries in Loudoun County.
Digital Defense, Inc.
Don leads Digital Defense’s SMB, mid-market and sales engineering areas and is responsible for building and maintaining strong client relationships, product support and positioning, competitive analysis, and effective and successful sales efforts. Don joined Digital Defense in April 2007, bringing with him over 25 years of corporate IT and IT consulting experience.
Director, Systems Engineer
Tim is a veteran of the networking security and infrastructure space. He spent 14 years at Juniper Networks as the federal systems engineering director before coming to Lookout in December 2014. Prior to Juniper, Tim held various roles at General Dynamics, and NET. He also served 12 years in the U.S. Air Force. In his current role at Lookout, Tim helps customers understand the mobile security threat landscape and how to address those threats.
Director of Global Technology
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP
Peter Lesser is the Director of Global Technology at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he has worked since 2006. He is responsible for the Firm's technology strategy, planning and implementation and oversees applications and user support, business systems, infrastructure and operations, security and development.
As a result of Peter's commitment and service to the Legal Aid Society of New York in 2006 and 2015 he received their Pro Bono Service Award.
Prior to joining Skadden Arps, Peter helped to create Kraft Kennedy & Lesser, Inc, a systems integration and consulting firm specializing in the legal community. Peter spent 18 years at KKL and served as the firm's Managing Partner.
Peter is a 1985 graduate of Brown University (Magna Cum Laude) with a degree in Computer Science.
Chief Customer Success Officer
Dean Leung is Chief Customer Success Officer at iManage, a leading provider of work product management solutions. Leung’s primary focus is driving initiatives that further improve the customer experience and ROI by ensuring investments in the right technology. He has over 23 years of IT experience, most of which he has spent working with international law firms to drive efficiency, productivity and revenue generation through the use of technology.
Most previously, Dean was Chief Information Officer at Holland & Knight LLP. In his role as CIO of a Global 100 ranked, multinational firm, Dean specialized in aligning the business’ IT, and eDiscovery ecosystems with the strategic business drivers of the organization and implementing the resulting technology plan. His work in advancing technology led to the authorship of case studies, whitepapers, articles, and international speaking engagements as well as being interviewed by industry publications for his insight. In recognition of his achievements, Dean was awarded the International Legal Technology Association’s (ILTA) Distinguished Peer Award for Infrastructure Technologies.
Dean received his Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering with a focus on networking and communications at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He holds several IT designations and was formerly a Microsoft Certified Trainer. Employed by two international law firms in Canada prior to Holland & Knight, Dean has IT experience in industries including legal, education, consulting and manufacturing.
Dean served many years as a convocation member of the UBC Senate and has been a member of a number of committees at UBC, including the Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Council, Advisory Committee on Information Technology, the Computing and Communications Rates Committee, and the Teaching and Learning Committee. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Associate Director/Partner, Engineering
Rich has been working in IT consulting for 20 years, and now runs Solution Development for Netrix’s Cloud Infrastructure & Security Team. He oversees Go-to-Market strategy and Presales for the team, and is one of the leading Microsoft Security solutions professionals in areas of Identity, CyberSecurity, Endpoint Security and M365. Rich often speaks on these topics and has enjoyed presenting at ILTACon for the last seven years.
Chief Information Officer
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
Skip Lohmeyer is Parker Poe’s chief information officer. He has more than two decades of executive experience with law firm information technology. He has also worked as an IT professional in the manufacturing industry, been an adjunct professor, and is a U.S. Army veteran.
Skip holds BS and MBA degrees and several technical and industry certifications, such as Microsoft MCSA, Cisco CCNA, PMP, A+, Network+, and Security+. He is a regular speaker and author on trends in the legal IT industry. He has served as the chair of conference committees and as a board member for an international association.
Outside of work, Skip volunteers for the Boy Scouts of America, the National Park Service, and organizations serving U.S. military veterans.
Practice Chair - Litigation
Ian provides clients insight and a breadth of knowledge and expertise accumulated from two decades of work as a national and international reporter specializing in legal affairs, law enforcement, politics, legislation, terrorism and conflict, and the U.S. defense and intelligence establishment. He has worked for top-tier news outlets in the United States and abroad, including CNN, the Fox News Channel, United Press International, McClatchy Newspapers and Congressional Quarterly. Ian is a successful entrepreneur who formed and operated his own consultancy prior to joining LEVICK, and he has also worked in U.S. government service, as the senior spokesman for the criminal division at the Department of Justice, as a senior counsel to the division’s assistant attorney general and as a national intelligence specialist. Ian specializes in reputation management, risk mitigation, crisis communications, wide-ranging investigations, political intelligence services and other related disciplines and capabilities.
Chief Information Security Officer
Littler Mendelson, P.C.
Michael is responsible for managing the firm’s information governance group, which includes the information protection and privacy department and the information management department. His team is also responsible for negotiating contracts with Littler’s various vendors. Previously, Michael was a managing director for a global financial services firm with responsibility for a group of lawyers supporting various corporate functions, including information technology, human resources, procurement, facilities and information security. He was also responsible for building information systems to support the global legal department. Before that, Michael was a partner in the litigation and corporate departments at a Minneapolis firm, focusing his practice on the legal issues arising from the intersection of technology and law, including electronic discovery, information security and privacy and internet issues.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Arlan is responsible for firmwide cybersecurity, physical security, investigative services and business continuity management. He joined Kirkland from United Airlines, where he was the chief information security officer and HIPAA security officer. Arlan has over 20 years of experience working in information security and technology and is currently the Legal Sector Deputy Chief for the FBI-Infragard Midwest chapter.
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.
Chief Security Officer
Fenwick & West LLP
Kevin has more than 25 years of practical experience in computer technology. His career has included experience in all aspects of research, design, implementation and operational support for enterprise services, including: integrated voice and data networks; wireless networks; global data center management; disaster recovery and business continuity; information security; computer forensics and network forensics. Kevin's job duties include overseeing the firm's information security, privacy, compliance and e-discovery responses. He also consults with clients on that same range of issues.
Chief Information Security Officer
Kevin's background spans over 19 years in IT and security, including building and leading teams focused on incident management, operations, data loss prevention, mobility, forensics, policy, privacy and business continuity in highly regulated environments across public and private industries. He holds a Bachelor of Science in information technology and a Master of Business Administration and maintains CISSP, CISM and CISA certifications.
Manager, Security & Compliance Operations
Digital Defense, Inc.
Dana manages a team of analysts conducting various security assessments, including penetration testing, wireless security testing, physical security reviews, social engineering, enterprise security assessments and VoIP testing. Dana retired from the U.S. Air Force after serving for 20 years as a communications-computer systems operations technician. He previously served as the communications director for the Alamo chapter Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Board. Dana volunteers time speaking and teaching at local universities and industry security conferences.
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.
Director of Information Security
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P.
Jeremy is responsible for the firm’s information security and data compliance programs. His career began in the U.S. Marine Corps and spans more than 17 years with the firm. Jeremy has held strategic positions in the firm’s IT operations and project management departments. His background with global infrastructure, data management and information security provides an excellent footing for dealing with the complex issues facing today’s legal and corporate communities. Jeremy works with the firm's clients to address compliance requirements and collaborates with practice teams to provide guidance on information security matters. He is an active member of the LS-ISAO, ILTA and numerous information security/CISO networks and has spoken on information security in the private sector.
Head of Global Information Security
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Eric has over 30 years experience in technology, specializing in cybersecurity, operations, infrastructure, risk, and application/data design. He is a certified CISSP, CBCM and CICRA. Prior to joining Debevoise, Eric served as the chief information security officer and director of infrastructure at Volt Information Sciences, a two-billion-dollar public company with over 100 office worldwide.
General Counsel, Privacy, Security & Compliance
Hinshaw & Culbertson
Steve is a member of the firm’s lawyers for the professions practice group, counseling and defending both lawyers and law firms in ethics, disciplinary actions, data security, breach risk and professional liability matters. Steve serves as Hinshaw's Privacy Officer, is a past president of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel and is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He is the Chair of DRI's Center for Law and Public Policy, and formerly served on DRI's Board of Directors. Steve has written book chapters on law firm risk management, data protection and privacy in the U.S., mitigating law firm cyber risk, ethics, and ediscovery. He was one of the authors of the American Bar Association's amicus brief filed in the United States Supreme Court in Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, PC
Josh has 15 years of experience in IT and 10-plus years within the legal profession. Having designed and implemented numerous desktop technologies, he uses his skills in operational support and architectural design to provide a unique viewpoint for structuring solutions that are scalable and secure. Josh provides strategic advice to firms of all sizes and frequently speaks at ILTA, ALA and other legal industry conferences.
VP Product Management
Ian has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry, building security, information governance and records management software products for the enterprise. Ian is currently head of product management for iManage, responsible for a suite of security and information governance products for professional service firms.
Managing Consultant, Advisory Services
Dan provides cybersecurity, IT risk and compliance consulting services to clients. With over 15 years of experience working in information technology and IT security, he recently transitioned from a hands-on engineering background to management consulting. Dan has both technical and IT security certifications, including PCI QSA, Security+, MCSE and MCTS-Win7. He has an MBA and Executive MBA from Saint Joseph’s University.
Chief Information Officer
Tucker Ellis LLP
Scott Rolf is the CIO of Tucker Ellis LLP where he provides vision, strategy and operational expertise. He has over 29 years of technology experience in the areas of legal services, consulting, research & development and manufacturing. As a hands on leader, his passion is to translate business needs into technological solutions that provide a competitive advantage. Scott is the chair of the Firm’s Risk Management team and he manages a national technology team which includes litigation support, research services, training, helpdesk, infrastructure and applications support. He sits on ILTA’s LegalSec Steering Committee and is a frequent speaker at ILTACON.
Technical Marketing Manager
Joseph Salazar is a veteran Information Security professional with over 20 years of military and civilian experience. He is a retired Major from the US Army Reserve with 22 years in Counterintelligence, Military Intelligence, and Cyber-Security. He maintains the CISSP, CEH, and EnCE certifications, and holds a BA in Legal Studies from UC Berkeley. He currently works for Attivo Networks as a Technical Deception Engineer.
Chief Information Security Officer
Dean is an experienced security practitioner with 24 years of combined information security and IT experience, including 18 years working with Am Law 250 law firms. He has significant experience in developing, evangelizing and implementing cost-effective, robust security programs. Dean has published articles on hacking and securing Oracle and other enterprise databases, adopting controls to protect laws firms and other professional services businesses, and he has contributed several chapters to the newly published SANS MGT 514 course: IT Security Planning, Policy, and Leadership. Dean has spoken at numerous cybersecurity forums, including the Utah State Bar, San Diego Legal Defenders, Utah Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Defcon’s DC801, OWASP, ISACA, UtahSec, Infragard and other professional organizations across the country. Dean is completing his Masters of Science in information security management from the SANS Technology Institute. In his free time, Dean enjoys Spartan races, CrossFit and other activities that are physically and mentally challenging.
Director of Security and Security Compliance Officer
Locke Lord LLP
Andy is responsible for all aspects of physical and cyber security at Locke Lord.
Prior to joining the firm, he had a long-term career with the National Football League (NFL) working as a technology director, for three NFL teams and for European operations. Andy is a member of the FBI Infragard partnership with the private sector and the Greater Houston Partnership Cybersecurity Task Force.
Executive Security Advisor TRaC Security Design and Engineering
SunTrust Bank, Inc.
Stuart is responsible for providing strategic security consulting for the wholesale line of business and other areas within the bank. He has over 18 years of professional experience in the information security field, working for both the Department of Defense and the private sector. Stuart spent 11 years in the United States Army, serving in duty stations around the world and combat operations in the Middle East. Prior to joining SunTrust in 2005, he worked as a contractor for the Army in an information assurance and intelligence role. He regularly speaks at security conferences and events on a wide range of technology and information security topics. Stuart is a graduate of Liberty University and has a bachelor’s degree in management information systems, a master’s in cybersecurity and a master’s in theological studies, and he holds both CISSP and CISM certifications. When not at work, Stuart enjoys officiating men’s college and high school lacrosse, and he is an avid long-distance target shooter.
PNC Bank Legal Department
A graduate of Lamar University, Ted Spurlock has over 25 years of experience in the Software & Technology industry. His varied background includes experience as a software developer, business analyst, project manager, and staff management in the Financial and Telecom industries. In his current role as a Business Technology Manager for PNC Bank, his responsibilities include managing the technology demand for the Legal and Chief Administrative Office.
Group Leader, Visualization and Usability Group
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Brian received a master's degree in cognitive psychology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a cognitive scientist who investigates usability and security issues ranging from password rules and analysis to privacy concerns. Brian has worked on biometric projects for the Department of Homeland Security, for the Federal Bureau of Investigation's hostage rescue team and with latent fingerprint examiners. Previously, he designed user interfaces for air traffic control systems and B2B web applications.
Chief Information Officer
Steptoe & Johnson, LLP
Donald's experience spans over 30 years as a senior consultant and executive in several national and international law firms. He was most recently the head of the management consulting practice for Kraft Kennedy, Inc. Prior to that he was named the first CIO for Ropes & Gray in 1996, a position he held for nine years before moving to the newly created position of head of department and practice group support. Donald has also held roles at Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP and Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP.
Director Enterprise Content Management
Fireman & Company
Lisa Stone is Fireman & Company's Director of Enterprise Content Management. Lisa has been an IT professional for over 19 years. She is a certified iManage Work engineer, with a focus on cloud-based document and email management, security management and information governance. Lisa is also a Citrix certified Virtualization Expert engineer, with extensive experience in building physical and virtual desktop infrastructure, configuring application integration, group policy management, and the implementation of on premise and cloud based document management systems.
Lisa provides the highest level of leadership, client management, engineering and project management. She is masterful at assessing client issues and solving problems. Her growing breadth of technical proficiency and unwavering dedication to her clients represents the core of Fireman & Company’s vision.
Lisa is a two-time finalist for the ILTA Innovative Consultant of the Year award and is often called upon as a subject-matter expert, moderator and thought leader for various organizations, including ILTA, ALT, and LegalSec. Lisa was recently elected to represent Gold partners on the newly formed ILTA Partner Advisory Council.
Senior Vice President, Chief Privacy Officer
Jason’s practice at UnitedLex provides incident response, computer forensics, strategic advisory and managed security services to companies and law firms around the world. He is a frequent speaker and author on topics related to cybersecurity, privacy and forensics and was recently named to the National Law Journal’s inaugural list of “CyberSecurity Trailblazers” for his contributions to the field. Before joining UnitedLex, Jason spent more than 10 years at Kroll. He began his legal career as an associate in the New York office of Fried Frank.
Director of Technology
Kevin has over 30 years of experience in technology. Before coming to Cohen & Grigsby in 1993, Kevin designed local and wide-area voice and data networks for the U.S. Marine Corps, Charles Schwab & Co., DuPont and for over 50 law firms. His articles have been published in PC Magazine, Network Computing and ComputerWorld and InformationWeek magazines. Kevin is a member of ILTA's Program Planning Council and is a frequent speaker at ILTA's annual conference and local ILTA and ALA events.
As the leader of the Kudelski Security Global Incident Response & Resilience teams, Mr. Switzer is charged with assisting our global portfolio of clients prepare for and react to criminal attacks and data breaches. Darrell leverages 17+ years of hands on Penetration Testing and Incident Response experience to lead teams of world class experts working on some of today’s most high profile data breaches. Prior to joining Kudelski Security he held senior positions with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Citibank, FishNet Security and BAE Systems.
GM iManage RAVN
Nick Thomson is Chief Revenue Officer at Workshare and is currently leading the development of the Risk Analytics & Data Loss Prevention feature set within the Workshare suite, as well as championing the core set of comparison features. A serial entrepreneur, prior to joining Workshare Nick and his team developed a cloud-based Human Capital Management platform acquired by Ceridian in 2007. Subsequently, he went on to work with the UK Government advising high-growth tech businesses, as part of their growth accelerator program.
Information Security Manager
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Richard is a well-respected cybersecurity and compliance professional with over 26 years of global IT experience. Currently the head of the firm's cybersecurity, Richard has also directed departments in information security operations, network engineering, messaging and end-point support. He has served on the New York State eHealth Information Privacy and Security Collaborative and on several security advisory boards, including a current role as Vice Chairman of Threat Intelligence Committee for the LS-ISAO.
Senior Information Security Manager
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Wei Tschang is a senior manager at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. He has more than 20 years of experience spanning many information technology disciplines within banking, legal, and manufacturing. He serves on the Threat Intelligence Committee (TIC) as Secretary for the Legal Services Information Sharing & Analysis Organization (LS-ISAO).
He is an active board member of the ISACA New York Metropolitan Chapter since 2013 serving currently as the Second Vice President.
Wei holds the following privacy and security certifications: CIPP/US, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, and SSCP.
Latham & Watkins LLP
Serrin is a member of the firm’s cybersecurity and data privacy practice, white collar defense and government investigations practice, and complex commercial litigation practice. He regularly counsels clients with respect to cybersecurity preparedness and incident response, helping them navigate a rapidly evolving regulatory and litigation landscape. Serrin joined Latham following six years as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he served as the office’s lead cyber crime prosecutor. In that role, Serrin handled a wide range of cyber crime investigations and prosecutions, including matters involving computer hacking, data breaches, black-market websites, trafficking of stolen payment cards and personal identity information, and money laundering through digital currencies. Among other notable cases, Serrin led the prosecution of the owner and operator of the Silk Road website, a vast online black market for illegal drugs, malicious software and other contraband, as well as the prosecution of the digital currency service Liberty Reserve and several of its principals on charges of laundering billions of dollars in cyber crime proceeds.
Sr. Manager, Information Security & Governance
Hinshaw & Culbertson
Sherri is an accomplished, self-directed information security and risk management professional with over 10 years of information security and risk management experience and over 20 years of broad and diverse IT experience in a top-tier, international law firm and global professional services firm. She is an effective communicator able to build and foster strong working relationships with key domestic and international clients. Sherri also excels at conveying technology and security solutions, reporting risk analysis and risk issues effectively to all levels of management. She has planned and facilitated complex projects in both small groups and global environments and is respected by colleagues and business leaders for her professionalism, resourcefulness and uncompromising integrity.
Director of Security Ops and Engineering
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, PC
Phil manages the firm's security practice and leads incident response efforts. His background includes offensive practices, such as penetration testing and vulnerability assessments, and defensive security, including host-based forensics, malware analysis and security architecture design. Phil has previously served in a variety of businesses, including as a member of Fortune 500 security teams. Prior to becoming a security geek, Phil earned a bachelor's degree in economic crime investigation from Utica College of Syracuse University. As a part of his ongoing effort to continue his learning, Phil currently holds CISSP, GPEN, GCFE, GCFA and GREM certifications.
Legal Operations Director
Ben Weinberger is a Legal Operations Director with Nextlaw (Dentons), based in London. He is a licensed lawyer and technologist with a broad and diverse background in legal operations. He has held top leadership roles at two Am Law 200 firms, a top 40 UK law firm, and the U.S.'s largest municipal law office. Ben also has consulted on projects for several multinational organizations including The Walt Disney Company and Chevron. He previously practiced law in Chicago. Ben is a regular contributor to several publications and speaks on such topics as Information Governance and Emerging Technologies and Transformational Trends in Legal, including the application of Artificial Intelligence.