EDRM Global Advisory Council

Robert Keeling
Chair of our Global Advisory Council:

Robert Keeling

Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

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 United States 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.

Robert is a co-chair of the firm’s E-Discovery Task Force. Robert is experienced with technology-assisted review, predictive coding and other applications that can enable clients to significantly reduce e-discovery costs while maintaining the defensibility of the review.

The EDRM Global Advisory Council includes the following leaders, with organizational affiliation noted for informational purposes and not endorsement:
  • Robert Keeling, Partner, Sidley Austin, US (Chair, Advisory Council)
  • David R. Cohen, Partner, Reed Smith, US (Chair, Project Trustees)
  • Craig D. Ball, President, Craig D. Ball, P.C., US (General Counsel)
  • David Greetham, Vice President of Digital Forensics, Level Legal, US (Executive Advisor)
  • Inés Rubio Alcalá-Galiano, Senior Director, Technology, FTI Consulting, Ireland
  • Doug Austin, Founder, Editor of eDiscovery Today, US
  • Rebekah Bailey, Partner at Nichols Kaster, PLLP, US
  • Shannon Bales, Legal Ops Manager, Munger, Tolles & Olson, US
  • Ben Barnett, Partner, Dechert, US
  • Susan Bennett, Founder and CEO, InfoGovANZ, Australia
  • Jason R. Baron, Professor of the Practice, University of Maryland College of Information Studies, US
  • Lea Bays, Partner, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, US
  • Darius Bennett, Project Manager, Digital Support, Ricoh, US
  • Cash Butler, Founder, ClariLegal, US
  • Ian Campbell, President/CEO, iCONECT, Canada
  • Marnie Carter, Head of eDiscovery, Starwood Property Trust, US
  • Rishi Chhatwal, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal, US
  • Jennifer Coleman, Shareholder, Hopkins & Carley, US
  • Josh Copple, Senior Manager, Technology Practice, Axiom Law, US
  • Brian Corbin, Vice President of Legal Solutions and Operational Excellence, Quislex, Germany
  • Dr. Jack Dever, CEO, Lockhaven Solutions LLC, US
  • James Álvaro Dever, Esq., Principal, Lockhaven Solutions LLC, US
  • Patricia Diaz-Rodriguez, Attorney/eDiscovery Consultant/Senior Director, Ankura, US
  • TracyAnn Eggen, Vice President, Customer Success and Product Transformation, US
  • Tara Emory, Senior Vice President, Strategic Operations and Consulting, General Counsel, Redgrave Data, US
  • Aliya Fathima, Senior Forensics, KPMG, India
  • Paula Fearon, Head of Project Services, McCann FitzGerald, Ireland
  • Demeka Fields, Counsel-Global Sports Marketing, Data Privacy for New Balance, US
  • Hon. Judge James Francis IV (ret.), Mediator, Arbitrator, JAMS, US
  • Tom Gelbmann, Retired (EDRM co-Founder), US
  • Antonio Gesteira, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting, Brazil
  • Matthew Golab, Director Legal Informatics and R+D, Gilbert +Tobin, Australia
  • Sheila Grela, Paralegal, Buchalter, US
  • Hon. Paul W. Grimm (ret.), David F. Levi Professor of the Practice of Law and Director of the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law School, US
  • Ilse Grobler, Senior State Advocate, National Prosecuting Authority, South Africa
  • Dr. Maura R. Grossman, Research Professor, Director of Women in Computer Science, University of Waterloo, and e-Discovery Lawyer, Canada
  • Bill Hamilton, Executive Director, UF Law E-Discovery Project and ICAIR, US
  • Monica Harris, Product Business Manager, Cellebrite, US
  • Andrew Haslam, eDisclosure Project Manager, Squire Patton Boggs, UK
  • Hon. Ron Hedges, Senior Counsel, Federal Magistrate, US NJ (ret.), US
  • Bryant Isbell, Managing Director, Global eDiscovery & Data Advisory, Baker & McKenzie, LLP, UK
  • Tristan Jenkinson, Head of Investigations, EMEA, OpenText, UK
  • Hon. Judge Gary Jones, Federal Magistrate, US ND FL (ret.), US
  • Doug Kaminski, Chief Strategy Officer, Purpose Legal, US
  • Dennis Kennedy, President and General Counsel, Dennis Kennedy Advisory Services, LLC, US
  • Jeannine Kenney, Partner at Hausfeld LLP, US
  • Sadie Khodorkovsky, Global Head of Legal Discovery at JPMorgan Chase & Co., US
  • Pavan Kotha, eDiscovery Lead, Clayton Utz, Australia
  • Nate Latessa, Executive Vice President of Advisory Services, HaystackID®, US
  • Henry Link, Associate General Counsel, eDiscovery & Information Governance, Meta Legal, US
  • Ralph Losey, Attorney Partner, Losey PLLC, US
  • Eric Mandel, Senior Counsel, US
  • Vikram Masson, SVP, Litigation and Investigations, UnitedLex, US
  • Kelly McNabb, Partner at Law at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, US
  • Rachi Messing, Cofounder, Altorney, Israel
  • Greg Mazares, Executive Chairman, ModeOne, US
  • Briordy Meyers, Discovery Counsel, Google, US
  • Mark Michels, Lecturer in Law, Santa Clara University School of Law, US
  • Hon. Kristen L. Mix, Magistrate Judge (D-Colorado), US
  • Eloy Rizzo Neto, Partner, Demarest Advogados, Brazil and Latin America
  • Martin Nikel, Senior Vice President, Cyber Risk, Kroll, UK
  • Will O’Brien, Director Cybersecurity and Forensics, PwC Ireland
  • Tom O’Connor, Director, Gulf Coast Legal Technology Center, US
  • Crystal O’Donnell, CEO, Heuristica Discovery Counsel, Canada
  • Constantine Pappas, Technology Leader, US
  • John J. Pappas, Senior Director, US
  • Beth Patterson, Founder/Consultant, ESPConnect, Australia
  • Hon. Judge Andrew Peck (ret.), Senior Counsel, DLA Piper, US
  • Farrah Pepper, Chief Legal Innovation Counsel, Marsh & McLennan Companies, US
  • Robin E. Perkins, Partner and Chair of e-Discovery Practice Group, Kutak Rock, US
  • Scott Petz, Member, Dickinson Wright PLLC, US
  • Dr. Antonio Pooe, Partner and Forensic Leader, Deloitte Africa, South Africa
  • Matthew Rasmussen, Founder and CEO, ModeOne, US
  • Debbie Reynolds, CEO and Chief Data Privacy Officer, Debbie Reynolds Consulting, US
  • Jennifer Roberts, VARP, CCEP, Paralegal, Clare Locke, US
  • Jessica Robinson, CEO, PurePoint International, US
  • Hon. Judge Xavier Rodriguez, US District Judge, WD-TX, US
  • Scott Schober, CEO, Berkeley Varitronics Systems, US
  • Johannes Scholtes, Extraordinary Professor of Text Mining, Maastricht University the Netherlands
  • Jennifer Scullion, Partner at Seeger Weiss LLP, US
  • Oran Sears, Senior Director, Engineering, Relativity, US
  • Eric Sedwick, Senior Director, Chief of Staff, Business Integration and Execution -Law and Policy, TIAA, US
  • Judy Selby, Partner, Kennedys, US
  • George Socha, VP, Brand Awareness, Reveal-Brainspace, (EDRM co-Founder), US
  • Deborah Spellen, e-Discovery Project Manager at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, US
  • Bill Speros, Principal, William Speros, US
  • Charisma Starr, VP – Legal Discovery Technology Strategy & Innovation Program Manager, JP Morgan Chase & Co., US
  • Don Swanson, Senior Consultant, Five Star Legal, US
  • Caroline Sweeney, Director of Knowledge Management and Innovation, Dorsey & Whitney, US
  • George Swoyer III, Esq. Litigation Consultant, Purpose Legal, US
  • Amie Taal, Consultant, Stratagem Tech Solutions Ltd., UK
  • Cristin Traylor, Senior Product Strategy Manager, Relativity, US
  • John Tredennick, Founder and CEO, Merlin Search Technologies, US
  • Martin Tully, Partner, Redgrave LLC, US
  • Tiana Van Dyk, Director of Client Solutions, EPIQ, Canada
  • Melinda Vaughn, Deputy Director, Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law School, US
  • Jason Velasco, CEO/Partner, Kindato, US
  • Phil Verdelho, Senior IT, eDiscovery, Operations and Services Director, US
  • Hon. Ira Warshawsky, Of Counsel, Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, PC, (ret. Judge at NYS Supreme Court), US
  • Jeffrey Wolff, Director, Legal Services, Reveal, US
  • Jay Yelton, of.Counsel, Warner Norcross + Judd, LLP, US
  • David Yerich, Director of eDiscovery, United Health Group, US

Emeritus Council
  • Avi Benayoun, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, US
  • Cat Casey, Chief Growth Officer, Reveal-Brainspace, US
  • Chris Dale, Founder, eDisclosure Information Project, UK
  • Brad Harris, VP of Solutions, Zapproved, US
  • Amy Juers, MBA, CEO, Edge Marketing, US
  • Eric Lieber, Former Director of Legal Operations and Litigation Support, Toyota Motors, NA (US)
  • Conor Looney, CEO, LDM Global, US
  • Bob Lorum, CMO, Xact Data Discovery, US
  • Tim Opsitnick, EVP and General Counsel, TCDI, US
  • Jonathan Hiroshi Rossi, Founder, The CJK Group and Saya University, US and Japan
  • Shahaf Rozanski, Head of Private Sector Unit, Cellebrite, Israel
  • Richard Spenner, SVP, Head of Legal and Compliance Operations, Head of Enterprise Litigation at Lincoln Financial Group, US