EDRM announces formation of Advisory Council to help steer new and ongoing projects

EDRM at Duke Law School has created an advisory council composed of EDRM members, lawyers, judges, in-house counsel, and other industry professionals to help guide the organization’s ongoing projects and planning.

Members are:

  • Robert Keeling, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP (chair)
  • Judge Xavier Rodriguez, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • Judge Iain Johnston, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Judge Anne Shields, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • Judge Elizabeth Laporte, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Judge Gary Jones, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • Judge Katherine Parker, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Ronald Hedges, Senior Counsel, Dentons
  • Munjot Sahu, Counsel, Eli Lilly
  • Eric Lieber, Director of Legal Operations and Litigation Support, Toyota
  • Richard Spenner, Senior Vice President, Head of Enterprise Litigation, Lincoln Financial Group
  • Jennifer Coleman, Shareholder, Hopkins & Carley
  • Dena Sharp, Partner, Girard Sharp
  • Avi Benayoun, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
  • Brad Harris, Vice President for Corporate Strategy, Zapproved
  • Michael Hamilton, Director of Marketing, Exterro
  • Vikram Masson, Global Director, Litigation Counseling, United Lex
  • Ben Barnett, Partner, Dechert
  • Dharmesh Shingala, CEO, Knovos
  • George Socha, Managing Director – Technology and Business Transformation Services, BDO
  • James Cecchi, Partner, Carella, Byrne, Cecchi, Olstein, Brody & Agnello PC
  • David Buchanan, Partner, Seeger Weiss LLP
  • Tim Opsitnick, Executive Vice President & General Council, TCDI

The Advisory Council immediately takes on guidace for a number of new and ongoing projects relating to TAR; GDPR; information governance and updating the IGRM; proportionality in litigation discovery; computer science and stopwords; privilege logs; and artificial intelligence. The group also will advise on the continuing update and revision fo the EDRM model and e-discovery maturity assessment tools.

Descriptions of these projects can be found at the EDRM website: https://www.edrm.net/projects/.

Each EDRM project is led by an EDRM member and supported by the volunteer efforts of EDRM committee members.  Since its inception in 2005, EDRM has relied on the support, expertise, talent and time of its members, who work together to create practical resources for advancing and improving e-discovery and information governance.

“EDRM is only as good as the depth and breadth of its participants,” said Jim Waldron, director of EDRM.  “We are very grateful to these individuals for their willingness to serve on this council, for their dedication to EDRM, and for their willingness to meaningfully contribute to EDRM’s efforts to improve e-discovery and information governance tools and resources for the benefit of the entire legal community. We are constantly seeking out members of the e-discovery community to join us in ensuring that we represent the views and knowledge of that community, and I’m so pleased that this group has answered the call.”

EDRM welcomes new members and participants on its projects. Information on EDRM membership and sponsorship may be found at https://www.edrm.net/join/. To volunteer on a specific project, contact Jim Waldron at james.waldron@law.duke.edu.


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