U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston, TX

Lee Rosenthal was appointed a United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division in 1992. Judge Rosenthal served as the chair of the Federal Judicial Conference Advisory Committee for Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. She is also an Observer to The Sedona Conference® Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG1). Judge Rosenthal was selected as the trial judge of the year by the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists in 2000 and again in 2006. Before her appointment to the federal judiciary, she practiced with Baker & Botts in Houston, Texas from 1978 to 1992, becoming a partner in 1985.



Theresa is currently working at Groupe Beaumont. Theresa was Discovery Counsel at Google, Inc., where she led Google’s eDiscovery beginning in 2008. While at Google, she developed an internal team responsible for responding to legal requests for electronically stored information. Prior to joining Google in 2000, Theresa founded and ran a successful litigation consulting company dedicated to high quality management of electronic discovery challenges and cost effective solutions. Theresa spent years in private practice and Internet businesses prior to starting her own company. She received her JD from Northwestern University School of Law.



Barclay T. Blair is an advisor to Fortune 500 companies, software and hardware vendors, and government institutions, and is an author, speaker, and internationally recognized authority on information governance. Barclay has led several high-profile consulting engagements at the world’s leading institutions to help them globally transform the way they manage information. He is the president and founder of ViaLumina and the award-winning author of the books Information Nation: Seven Keys to Information Management Compliance; Information Nation Warrior; and Privacy Nation. Barclay has written and edited dozens of publications, speaks internationally on information management compliance issues, and has instructed at George Washington University. Barclay has also edited and contributed to several books, including: Email Rules; Secure Electronic Commerce; and Professional XML. He is currently writing Information Governance for Dummies. Barclay has presented to industry groups such as the Financial Services Roundtable, American Bar Association, American Counsel of Life Insurers, BNA Litigation Forum, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), ARMA International, AIIM International, and the Society of Quality Assurance.



Bennett B. Borden is a globally recognized authority on the legal, technology and policy implications of digital information. Bennett has focused his career on helping clients use the power of information governance to drive strategic litigation outcomes, reduce e-discovery costs, and improve business operations. Bennett is Chair of the Cloud Computing Committee and Vice Chair of the eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Committee of the Science and Technology Law Section of the ABA. He is also a founding member of the steering committee for the Electronic Discovery Section of the District of Columbia Bar, an Information Governance drafting group member of The Sedona Conference, an Advisory Committee Member for the Georgetown Paralegal Studies Program and a Board Member for the D.C. Chapter of ARMA.



Conor Crowley, a Certified Information Privacy Professional, is an internationally recognized expert in e-discovery. Conor leverages almost fifteen years of e-discovery experience as an attorney and a testifying expert to provide cost-effective, practical advice to corporate and law firm clients in the areas of e-discovery readiness and responsiveness, defensibility, preservation, early case assessment, records and information management and international e-discovery. He has served as both an expert witness and a court-appointed special master on matters related to civil discovery. Since 2007, Conor has served on the Steering Committee for The Sedona Conference Working Group on Best Practices for Electronic Document Retention and Production, and assumed the role of Chair in 2013. He is the Editor-in-Chief of both The Sedona Conference Commentary on Information Governance and The Sedona Conference Commentary on Proportionality in E-Discovery, and Senior Editor of a number of The Sedona Conference’s publications including The Sedona Conference Commentary on Legal Holds and The Sedona Principles (Second Edition): Best Practices Recommendations & Principles for Addressing Electronic Document Production. He is also an inaugural member of both the Advisory Board for Georgetown University Law Center’s Advanced E-Discovery Institute and the Board of Advisors for BNA’s Digital Discovery & e-Evidence, and a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.



Philip is currently Senior Discovery Counsel at Recommind, Inc. providing leadership and legal expertise to enterprises seeking direction on eDiscovery, information governance, and data protection. Prior to Recommind, Philip worked as Discovery Counsel for Symantec Corp. Philip is a speaker, author and consultant on the challenges that electronic data have imposed on information retention and eDiscovery practices, and how to address those challenges in legal matters. He has demonstrated expertise in resolving complex legal disputes through roles as Litigation Counsel, Global Enterprise Consultant, and Legal Scholar. Phil is currently Senior Discovery Counsel at Recommind, Inc. providing thought leadership and legal expertise to enterprises seeking direction on eDiscovery, information governance, and data protection. Phil is a member of the California and Utah bars. He is an active member of the American Bar Association and also contributes to Working Groups 1 and 6 of The Sedona Conference.



Dennis Kiker is an experienced litigator and consultant with a strong technical background, extensive business process experience, and nearly twenty years of complex litigation experience. For over 25 years, Dennis has worked with corporations and law firms to facilitate and improve information management and discovery response capabilities, including the development of reasonable business processes, and response to demands for electronically stored information. His extensive experience in the field of eDiscovery includes management of discovery response and document review projects for Fortune 1000 companies, including the identification, preservation, collection and production of information.



Peter Sloan counsels industry clients on how to best manage records and information. He helps clients across the United States create, validate and updated record retention schedules, implement information governance systems, and develop legal hold processes. He has advised hospitals and health systems, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, national and state-chartered banks and trust companies, investment companies, as well as public utility, manufacturing, retail and technology industry sectors regarding records retention and information management. Peter has authored several papers and has spoken several times about eDiscovery and information governance. He is currently a Partner at Husch Blackwell. He received a J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1985, and a B.S. from the University of Kansas in 1982.



Jonathan has extensive experience in all areas of complex litigation in both state and federal courts and focuses his practice in the areas of information law, which include electronic discovery, records and information management, and data protection and privacy issues. He has authored, co-authored, and edited numerous publications, including serving as Editor-in-Chief of “The Sedona Principles®,” and speaks around the world on topics including cross-border discovery, information governance, privacy, data security, and emerging technologies. Some of Jonathan’s recent work experience includes serving as national and coordinating counsel for Fortune 100 clients in litigation matters with respect to the development and defense of discovery and litigation strategies related to electronic discovery, representing clients in court in contentious, high-stakes litigation with respect to electronic discovery issues, and working with clients to develop sound information governance policies and practices regarding paper and electronic data, including emerging technologies such as Web-based collaboration tools, social media, and mobile devices. Jonathan helped found, was the first Chair of, and is currently Chair Emeritus of The Sedona Conference® Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG-1) and was a founding co-chair of the Georgetown University Law School eDiscovery Institute. He received a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School (cum laude) and a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame (cum laude). Jonathan is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and in Minnesota.





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