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Addressing Today’s Collaborative Technology Realities in E-discovery Processes
E-discovery technologies and processes today remain hardwired for the ways that organizations communicated and collaborated 10+ years ago. As the lifeblood of communications moved towards Teams, Slack, WhatsApp/WeChat and Zoom, e-discovery teams have not yet fully responded. Join this session for a discussion on how e-discovery and investigative work can catch up with how your business is getting work done today.
Vice President, Information Governance,
Robert Cruz is Vice President, Information Governance for Smarsh. He has more than 20 years of experience in providing thought leadership on emerging topics including risk management, regulatory compliance, and e-discovery cost and information governance. He holds an MBA from the Stanford University of Graduate School of Business.
Litigation Support Director,
Kristin Sunderman is the Litigation Support Director at Freddie Mac. Prior to joining Freddie Mac, Ms. Sunderman spent the last 20+ years in the industry working not only for law firms and corporations but also as an eDiscovery vendor. It is in the vendor world that Ms. Sunderman spent the bulk of her career. She started off in project management but quickly worked up to managing all of Operations. It is there that she focused on creating efficiencies, implementing automation and providing a development path for new eDiscovery specialists. Ms. Sunderman continues to focus on process improvements and development in her new role and prides herself on being heavily involved in mentorship and inclusion programs.
Senior Managing Director,
Tim Anderson is a Senior Managing Director in the Technology segment. He is based in San Francisco and has over 20 years experience in legal technology as an e-discovery consultant, paralegal, programmer, and application development manager. He currently leads the Emerging Data Sources Team at FTI, responsible for directing data identification, integration, preservation, collection, and analysis strategy and workflows to support clients in an ever-changing digital and regulatory landscape. With a deep background in digital forensics, application development, and e-discovery systems, the Emerging Data Sources team has conducted investigations and collected evidence in matters involving data in Microsoft 365, Google Workspace, Slack, and many other cloud-based systems. A frequent speaker on topics related to emerging data discovery, Mr. Anderson is a regular contributor at events like Relativity Fest, LegalWeek, Today’s General Counsel Institute, and Women in eDiscovery. He is also a frequent guest lecturer on e-discovery topics at UC Hastings College of Law and USC Law School and has authored numerous articles on e-discovery in publications like Law.com, e-Week, and ARMA Information Management Magazine. Before joining FTI, he worked as a consultant with the e-discovery advisory firm Strategic Discovery, Inc. At Strategic Discovery, he was responsible for creating and developing a structured data analytics practice group to focus on the technical aspects of data discovery in enterprise systems. He was also responsible for creating, building and leading Strategic Discovery’s Data Processing Team. He began his career at the law firm of Morrison & Foerster LLP. As an application development manager and a litigation paralegal, he was responsible for leveraging technology to support MoFo’s attorneys and the firm’s clients.
Senior Solutions Consultant,
Bree Murphy is a Senior Solutions Consultant at Exterro, the Industry’s only unified legal GRC software platform. Prior to Exterro, Bree was the corporate eDiscovery Manager for a specialty insurance company with over 50 subsidiaries world-wide. She was also a litigation paralegal specializing in litigation support/ eDiscovery for over 15 years at several prestigious law firms in Houston, TX. Bree has also worked as a Senior Project Manager for a legal services provider, and worked with a large international financial institution performing Anti-Money Laundering investigations. Bree obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX and received Paralegal Certification from the Center of Advanced Legal Studies in Houston, TX. She has served on the AccessData Customer Advisory Board, is a Certified eDiscovery Specialist (ACEDS), and currently serves as the Membership Director for the Houston Chapter of Women in eDiscovery.