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.

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, founder and principal investigator, PC Forensics (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
  • Lea Bays, of counsel at 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
  • Cat Casey, chief growth officer, Reveal-Brainspace, US
  • Rishi Chhatwal, director, associate general counsel, information governance, Coinbase, US
  • Suzanne H. Clark, of counsel, mass torts discovery counsel, Beasley Allen Law Firm, 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
  • Chris Dale, founder, eDisclosure Information Project, UK
  • Patricia Diaz-Rodriguez, attorney/eDiscovery consultant/senior director, Ankura (US)
  • TracyAnn Eggen, vice president, customer success and product transformation, LIGL, 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 (co-founder), US
  • Antonio Gesteira, senior managing director, FTI Consulting, Brazil
  • Sheila Grela, paralegal, Buchalter, 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
  • Andrew Haslam, eDisclosure project manager, Squire Patton Boggs, UK
  • Hon. Ron Hedges, senior counsel, Dentons, federal magistrate, US NJ (ret.), US
  • Hon. Judge Gary Jones, federal magistrate, US ND FL (ret.), US
  • Amy Juers, MBA, CEO, Edge Marketing, US
  • Doug Kaminski, chief revenue officer, Cobra Legal Solutions, US
  • Dennis Kennedy, president and general counsel, Dennis Kennedy Advisory Services, LLC, US
  • Jeannine Kenney, partner at Hausfeld LLP, US
  • Pavan Kotha, eDiscovery lead, Clayton Utz, Australia
  • Ralph Losey, attorney partner, Losey PLLC, US
  • Eric Mandel, principal consultant, Innovative Driven, Inc., US
  • Vikram Masson, VP of strategic accounts, UnitedLex, US
  • Kelly McNabb, partner at law at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, US
  • Rachi Messing, cofounder, Altorney, Israel
  • Mark Michels, lecturer in law, Santa Clara University School of Law, 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
  • Tim Opsitnick, EVP and general counsel, TCDI, US
  • Constantine Pappas, technology leader, US
  • John J.Pappas, senior director, Cobra Legal Solutions, 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
  • Scott Petz, member, Dickinson Wright PLLC, US
  • Dr. Antonio Pooe, partner, LexTrado and Exactech, South Africa
  • Debbie Reynolds, CEO and chief data privacy officer, Debbie Reynolds Consulting, US
  • Jessica Robinson, CEO, PurePoint International, US
  • Hon. Judge Xavier Rodriguez, US district judge, WD-TX, US
  • Jonathan Hiroshi Rossi, founder, The CJK Group and Saya University, US and Japan
  • Shahaf Rozanski, head of private sector unit, Cellebrite, Israel
  • Scott Schober, CEO, Berkeley Varitronics Systems, US
  • Johannes Scholtes, chief strategy officer, ZyLAB, the Netherlands
  • Jennifer Scullion, partner at Seeger Weiss LLP
  • 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, US (co-founder), US
  • Deborah Spellen, e-discovery project manager at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, US
  • Bill Speros, principal, William Speros, US
  • Robin Stewart, partner and chair of e-discovery practice group, Kutak Rock, US
  • Caroline Sweeney, director of knowledge management and innovation, Dorsey & Whitney, US
  • Amie Taal, consultant, Stratagem Tech Solutions Ltd., UK
  • Cristin Traylor, senior product strategy manager, Relativity, US
  • John Tredennick, founder, Merlin Legal Open Source Foundation, US
  • Martin Tully, partner, Redgrave LLC, US
  • Tiana Van Dyk, director of client solutions, EPIQ, Canada
  • Melinda Vaughn, associate director and marketing manager, Bolch Judicial Institute of Duke Law School, US
  • Jason Velasco, CEO/partner, Kindato, US
  • Phil Verdelho, senior IT, eDiscovery, operations and services director, UBS, US
  • Jeffrey Wolff, director, legal services, IPRO, US
  • Jay Yelton, of.counsel, Warner Norcross + Judd, LLP, US
  • David Yerich, director of eDiscovery, UnitedHealth Group, US

Emeritus Council 

  • Avi Benayoun, shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, US
  • Brad Harris, VP of solutions, Zapproved, 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
  • Richard Spenner, SVP, head of legal and compliance operations, head of enterprise litigation at Lincoln Financial Group, US