Brent Allen has more than 20 years of experience handling complex litigation matters, often involving several parties with competing interests and challenging fact patterns. Many of these cases focus on environmental contamination, mass torts, and products liability claims, although he also represents clients in a wide variety of other disputes as well. In most matters, the litigation is just one part of a broader strategy and is connected to other business consideration
Tess Blair and her team offer full-cycle electronic discovery and information governance services to organizations across the globe. Tess is the founder and leader of Morgan Lewis’s eData practice, which seeks to combine great lawyering with technology and process to deliver real efficiency and value to clients. The team includes both lawyers and technologists who support a state-of-the-art data center and technology portfolio to deliver comprehensive counseling and technical services under one roof.
Kevin Brady is Of Counsel at Redgrave LLP, a law firm that focuses on Information Law, which includes information governance, records and information management, data protection and privacy issues, as well as the discovery of electronically stored information. Kevin focuses his practice on providing advice and counsel on electronic discovery, electronic information management, data privacy, and data security issues. Kevin serves as Chair of the Steering Committee of The Sedona Conference Working Group WG1 on Best Practices for Electronic Document Retention and Production. Kevin served as Co-Chair of the Georgetown University Law Center’s Advisory Board for the Advanced E-Discovery Institute and is now Co-Chair Emeritus. Kevin serves as Co-Chair of the Delaware Supreme Court’s Commission on Law and Technology. He also serves on BNA Board of Advisors of Digital Discovery and Electronic Evidence, and is a member of the Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program. Kevin was a member of the Planning Committee for the Georgetown University’s Law Center’s six-day E-Discovery Training Academy.
Kevin has been involved with the American Inns of Court for over thirty years. He is a founding member of three American Inns of Court in Delaware including the Richard K. Herrmann Technology Inn of Court where he serves as President Emeritus. In addition to being an expert witness, a court-appointed expert and Special Discovery Master, Kevin lectures and publishes extensively in the areas of eDiscovery, records management, data privacy, data security, attorney competence and legal ethics. Kevin publishes a regular column on technology in the American Inns of Court’s Bencher magazine and the Delaware State Bar Association’s Journal publication.
Kevin is ranked in Chambers USA, Leading Individuals (Litigation: E-Discovery) (Band 2) and was selected for Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America (2011 and 2012). Kevin received a J.D. from Widener University School of Law (magna cum laude), an M.B.A. from Widener University, and a B.A. from the University of Delaware.
Zviad Guruli is the Firmwide Manager for WilmerHale Discovery Solutions and a member of the Securities Litigation and Enforcement Practice. He joined the firm in 2004.
Mr. Guruli focuses his practice on providing strategic and tactical advice on all aspects of eDiscovery. Specifically, he advises the law firm community and clients on eDiscovery best practices, emerging issues and trends. Mr. Guruli designs and implements workflows utilizing statistical analysis and predictive methodologies. He coordinates the establishment of data preservation, collection and processing protocols with in-house IT departments, Litigation Support and external vendors.
Mr. Guruli actively contributes to developing internal course materials and conducts ongoing training sessions. He participated in the implementation process of WilmerHale DiscoverySolutions and other eDiscovery technologies.
Mr. Guruli has direct experience with all phases of eDiscovery for securities enforcement, regulatory, litigation and compliance matters, and issues arising under the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrines. Mr. Guruli routinely attends and participates in leading industry conferences addressing eDiscovery law and policy issues.
Mr. Guruli has a diverse background that includes legal and non-legal experience. He has spent time as head of international operations for an American brokering company negotiating contracts for commodities and serving as the liaison between the brokering company and government officials in the Republic of Georgia and the Russian Federation. Mr. Guruli also worked for the former President of Georgia as assistant to the Chairman of the President’s Foundation where he advised foreign individuals and companies on issues related to corporate and public law. Additionally, Mr. Guruli has worked on various international trade regulatory and customs matters, including trade remedy investigations brought in developing countries and issues arising under the WTO rules. He served as a fellow at the Institute of International Economic Law, and received a certificate in WTO studies.
Mr. Guruli’s non-legal experience includes working for the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia where he assisted in negotiations with foreign officials, and coordinating business aspects of humanitarian medical initiatives in Georgia for an international medical association.
Julie Heller is a Vice President and the Global Head of eDiscovery Programs in AIG’s Corporate Litigation group. Ms. Heller leads a team in managing eDiscovery and other non-law firm vendors that support the discovery obligations of AIG and its insureds. She provides consultative advice to AIG claims professionals as well as inside and outside counsel on EDRM topics ranging from data preservation and collection through document review, including TAR and advanced analytics, production and final data disposition. She has a keen interest in data privacy, data protection and information governance issues. Ms. Heller also works closely with AIG’s technology team to facilitate efficient data collections across a broad range of functional and business units. Ms. Heller has more than 20 years of litigation technology and project management experience. She previously worked at Baker Hostetler LLP, Epiq, Proskauer Rose LLP and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. She holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.S. from Columbia University.
Robert Keeling is an experienced litigator whose practice includes a special focus on electronic discovery matters. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex civil litigation throughout the nation and conducts internal investigations in the U.S. and throughout the world. Robert handles a wide variety of commercial disputes in state and federal court. He is experienced in multi-district litigation, false claims act litigation, commercial litigation, securities class actions, contract disputes, RICO and fraud actions, insurance coverage litigation and many other types of cases.
Jeffrey Salling, Esq., is the Senior eDiscovery Manager at Novartis in Basel, Switzerland. Mr. Salling previously held high-ranking positions at Complete Discovery Source (CDS) and Deloitte Consulting in Chicago. Mr. Salling is an expert on the topic of eDiscovery whose hands-on experience managing large-scale, challenging matters (including antitrust, intellectual property, and commercial litigation) gives him a unique perspective on technology and best practices in handling electronically stored information (ESI). As a former document review contractor, Jeffrey has worked at every level along the eDiscovery spectrum. His early experiences have allowed him to fully maximize ‘the big picture’ perspective to ensure that early decisions always take into account the end-goals. While at Deloitte, Mr. Salling absorbed as much technology-assisted review (TAR) knowledge as possible. Currently, he focuses on the cross-border discovery, disclosure, and data privacy, as well as the GDPR. Mr. Salling is also an Adjunct Professor of eDiscovery at the John Marshall Law School, an institution that specializes in providing students with “practice-ready” knowledge and skills. He developed the curriculum with the intention of giving future professionals a broad look at the world of eDiscovery and data privacy.
Peggy Stulberg is Director of Litigation Support at Ogletree Deakins. With over 20 years of experience encompassing the full range of the electronic discovery life cycle, she has developed and directed ediscovery and litigation support departments at several large law firms in New York. She has been an active participant in the development of electronic discovery technology policies and procedures. Peggy has been on the faculty of the Practicing Law Institute eDiscovery seminars, and was a founding member of the East Coast Association of Litigation Support Managers.
Paul D. Weiner is a shareholder and serves as the Litter’s National eDiscovery Counsel.
Mr. Weiner marries technology skills, litigation experience, and deep subject matter knowledge to provide focused guidance on eDiscovery matters. His involvement ranges from providing case and client-specific advice about meeting preservation obligations, to addressing initial “meet and confer” obligations, to handling court appearances that address eDiscovery matters, to taking and defending depositions of IT personnel and experts, to developing strategies for efficient and effective data harvesting, protection, review and production, to implementing cost-shifting and reduction strategies, with a particular emphasis on high-exposure Rule 23 class and FLSA § 216(b) collective actions.
Mr. Weiner has lectured and published extensively on eDiscovery, and his work has served to educate lawyers, judges and business people about the field. His work was cited in the landmark opinion of Zubulake v. UBS Warburg LLC, credited for facilitating the dramatic growth of the field of eDiscovery.
Debbie Reynolds is renowned as a global thought-leader and advisor to Fortune 500 Companies and Elite Law Firms for handling electronic evidence in high-stakes civil litigation. Ms. Reynolds is the Director of EimerStahl Discovery Solutions LLC, an affiliate of Eimer Stahl LLP, as well as an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies teaching Legal Project Management. Ms. Reynolds is also a guest lecturer for various U.S. Law Schools teaching eDiscovery and electronic evidence handling in litigation. Ms. Reynolds has also been recognized in 2017 as a Legal Industry Visionary. Ms. Reynolds is recognized as a pioneer in the eDiscovery, Information Governance, Litigation Services, Legal Operations and Legal Technology industries. Ms. Reynolds has demonstrated extensive expertise in the development, management, implementation and evolution of eDiscovery, best practices, talent development, and litigation technology. With more than 20 years of experience in the eDiscovery industry, Ms. Reynolds has been pivotal in the direction, organization, operation, and implementation of eDiscovery and litigation services operations for leading law firms including WilmerHale, Orrick, and Morgan Lewis. Ms. Reynolds’ combined legal services, executive leadership, and technology expertise include developing global litigation and managed services operations for Bowne Business Solutions. Ms. Reynolds is a frequently published author and a highly sought speaker on eDiscovery topics for corporations and legal industry conferences. Ms. Reynolds is also a chapter author for the 2016 and 2017 Thomson Reuters edition of the book titled “eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel.”