EDRM Global Advisory Council

EDRM has created a non-governing global advisory council composed of contributors, lawyers, judges, in-house counsel, and other legal professionals to help guide the organization’s ongoing projects and planning.

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:
  • 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, eDiscovery Business Unit Leader, Ricoh USA, (Executive Advisor)
  • Hon. Judge Xavier Rodriguez, US district judge, WD-TX, US
  • Hon. Judge Gary Jones, federal magistrate, US ND FL (ret.), US
  • Hon. Ron Hedges, senior counsel, Dentons, federal magistrate, US NJ (ret.), US
  • Farrah Pepper, chief legal innovation counsel, Marsh & McLennan Companies, US
  • Eric Lieber, former director of legal operations and litigation support, Toyota Motors NA, US
  • Melinda Vaughn, associate director and marketing manager, Bolch Judicial Institute of Duke Law School, US
  • Richard Spenner, SVP, head of legal and compliance operations, head of enterprise litigation at Lincoln Financial Group, US
  • Jennifer Coleman, shareholder, Hopkins & Carley, US
  • Avi Benayoun, shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, US
  • Brad Harris, VP of product, Hanzo, US
  • Tim Opsitnick, EVP and general counsel, TCDI, US
  • Michael Hamilton, senior director of marketing, Exterro, US
  • Vikram Masson, VP of strategic accounts, UnitedLex, US
  • Ben Barnett, partner, Dechert, US
  • Constantine Pappas, senior manager, Relativity, US
  • Johannes Scholtes, chief strategy officer, ZyLAB, the Netherlands
  • Maura Grossman, research professor, director of Women in Computer Science, University of Waterloo and e-discovery lawyer, Canada
  • Andrew Haslam, eDisclosure project manager, Squire Patton Boggs, UK
  • Tara Emory, director of consulting, Driven, Inc., US
  • Debbie Reynolds, CEO and chief data privacy officer, Debbie Reynolds Consulting, US
  • Sheila Grela, litigation paralegal, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, LLC, US
  • Caroline Sweeney, director of knowledge management and innovation, Dorsey & Whitney, US
  • Ilse Grobler, Senior State Advocate, National Prosecuting Authority, South Africa
  • Bill Hamilton, executive director, UF Law E-Discovery Project and ICAIR, US
  • Suzanne Clark, discovery counsel, eDiscovery CoCounsel, pllc, US
  • Robin Stewart, partner and chair of e-discovery practice group, Kutak Rock, US
  • John Tredennick, founder, Merlin Legal Open Source Foundation, US
  • Scott Petz, member, Dickinson Wright PLLC, US
  • Ian Campbell, president/CEO, iCONECT, Canada
  • Shannon Bales, litigation support, Munger Tolles & Olsen, US
  • Amie Taal, consultant, Stratagem Tech Solutions Ltd., UK
  • Lilith Bat-Leah, senior director of data science, Fronteo USA
  • Eric Mandel, consultant, Driven, Inc., US
  • TracyAnn Eggen, managing e-discovery solutions for enterprise-wide litigation and investigation, Dignity Health, US
  • Jessica Robinson, CEO, PurePoint International, US
  • Inés Rubio Alcalá-Galiano, head of information management and incident response, British Standards Institute, Ireland
  • Beth Patterson, founder/consultant, ESPConnect, Australia
  • Chris Dale, founder, eDisclosure Information Project, UK
  • Crystal O’Donnell, CEO, Heuristica Discovery Counsel, Canada
  • Hon. Judge James Francis IV (ret.), mediator, arbitrator, JAMS, US
  • Hon. Judge J. Michelle Childs, US District SC, US
  • Hon. Judge Andrew Peck (ret.), senior counsel, DLA Piper US
  • John Pappas, consultant, OpenText, US
  • Cash Butler, founder, ClariLegal, US
  • Jonathan Hiroshi Rossi, founder, The CJK Group and Saya University, US & Japan
  • Amy Juers, MBA, CEO, Edge Legal Marketing, US
  • Conor Looney, CEO, LDM Global, US
  • Ralph Losey, partner, Jackson Lewis, US
  • Bill Speros, principal, William Speros, US
  • Eric Sedwick, Director, Head of Records Management, TIAA, US
  • Bob Lorum, CMO, Xact Data Discovery, US
  • Pavan Kotha, eDiscovery lead, Clayton Utz, Australia
  • Martin Nikel, Vice President, Cyber Risk at Duff & Phelps
  • Eloy Rizzo Neto, partner, Demarest Advogados, Brazil & Latin America
  • Aliya Fathima, senior forensics, KPMG, India
  • Judy Selby, partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, US
  • Tiana Van Dyk, director of client solutions, EPIQ, Canada
  • Phil Verdelho, senior IT, eDiscovery, operations & services director, UBS, US
  • Shahaf Rozanski, head of private sector unit, Cellebrite, Israel
  • Deborah Spellen, E-Discovery Project Manager at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Jason Velasco, Advisor/Founder, eDiscovery Advisory
  • Doug Austin, founder, editor of eDiscovery Today, US
  • Doug Kaminski, chief revenue officer, Cobra Legal Solutions, US
  • Will O’Brien, director cybersecurity & forensics, PwC Ireland
  • Dr. Antonio Pooe, partner, LexTrado & Exactech, South Africa
  • Paula Fearon, head of project services, McCann FitzGerald, Ireland
  • Cat Casey, chief innovation officer, DISCO, US
  • Marnie Carter, head of eDiscovery, Starwood Property Trust, US
  • David Yerich, director of eDiscovery, UnitedHealth Group, US
  • Dennis Kennedy, president & general counsel, Dennis Kennedy Advisory Services, LLC, US
  • Jay Yelton, partner, Warner Norcross + Judd, LLP, US
  • Martin Tully, partner & co-founder, Actuate Law LLC, US

Special positions are held by Tom Gelbmann and George Socha, Founder-Advisors.

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