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
  • Melinda Vaughn, associate director and marketing manager, Bolch Judicial Institute of Duke Law School, US
  • Lea Bays, of counsel at Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, US
  • Jennifer Coleman, shareholder, Hopkins & Carley, US
  • Tim Opsitnick, EVP and general counsel, TCDI, US
  • Vikram Masson, VP of strategic accounts, UnitedLex, US
  • Jeannine Kenney, partner at Hausfeld LLP, 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
  • Brian Corbin, executive director, assistant general counsel, Legal Discovery Management at JPMorgan Chase, Argentina;
  • Rebekah Bailey, partner at Nichols Kaster, PLLP, US
  • Andrew Haslam, eDisclosure project manager, Squire Patton Boggs, UK
  • Tara Emory, director of consulting, Driven, Inc., US
  • Kelly McNabb, partner at Law at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, 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
  • Jennifer Scullion, partner at Seeger Weiss LLP
  • 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, legal ops manager, Munger Tolles & Olson, US
  • Amie Taal, consultant, Stratagem Tech Solutions Ltd., UK
  • Lilith Bat-Leah, Director of Data Science and AI Strategy, Driven, Inc., US
  • Eric Mandel, consultant, Driven, Inc., US
  • TracyAnn Eggen, managing e-discovery solutions for enterprise-wide litigation and investigation, Dignity Health, US
  • Josh Copple, account executive, Opentext, US
  • Darius Bennett, project manager, digital support, Ricoh, US
  • Scott Schober, CEO, Berkeley Varitronics Systems, US
  • Oran Sears, co-founder & CTO, Canopy, US
  • Rachi Messing, sr. program manager, Microsoft, Israel
  • Rishi Chhatwal, assistant VP-senior legal counsel, ATT, US
  • Tom O’Connor, director, Gulf Coast Legal Technology Center, US
  • Jessica Robinson, CEO, PurePoint International, US
  • Inés Rubio Alcalá-Galiano, seniior director, technology, FTI Consulting, 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 Marketing, US
  • Ralph Losey, partner, Jackson Lewis, US
  • Antonio Gesteira, senior managing director, FTI Consulting, Brazil
  • Bill Speros, principal, William Speros, US
  • Eric Sedwick, senior director, chief of staff, business integration and execution -law and policy, TIAA, US
  • Pavan Kotha, eDiscovery lead, Clayton Utz, Australia
  • Martin Nikel, senior vice president, cyber risk, Kroll, UK
  • Eloy Rizzo Neto, partner, Demarest Advogados, Brazil & Latin America
  • Aliya Fathima, senior forensics, KPMG, India
  • Judy Selby, partner, Kennedys, US
  • Tiana Van Dyk, director of client solutions, EPIQ, Canada
  • Phil Verdelho, senior IT, eDiscovery, operations & services director, UBS, US
  • Patricia Diaz-Rodriguez, attorney/Ediscovery consultant/senior director, Ankura (US)
  • Shahaf Rozanski, head of private sector unit, Cellebrite, Israel
  • Deborah Spellen, E-Discovery Project Manager at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, US
  • Jason Velasco, CEO/partner, Kindata, US
  • 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 growth officer, Reveal-Brainspace, 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
  • Tom Gelbmann, retired (co-founder), US
  • George Socha, VP, Brand Awareness, Reveal-Brainspace, US (co-founder), US

Emeritus Council 

  • Eric Lieber, former director of legal operations and litigation support, Toyota Motors, NA (US)
  • Brad Harris, VP of product, Hanzo, US
  • Avi Benayoun, shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, US
  • Conor Looney, CEO, LDM Global, US
  • Bob Lorum, CMO, Xact Data Discovery, US
  • Richard Spenner, SVP, head of legal and compliance operations, head of enterprise litigation at Lincoln Financial Group, US
  • Michael Hamilton, senior director of marketing, Exterro, US