Speakers


Daniel W. Sutherland

Daniel W. Sutherland
Associate General Counsel, National Protection and Programs Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Daniel Sutherland is the Associate General Counsel for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In this capacity, Mr. Sutherland is the primary legal advisor to the Under Secretary for NPPD. He leads a team that provides legal services to the Office of Cybersecurity & Communications, the Office of Infrastructure Protection, the Office of Biometric and Identity Management, and the Federal Protective Service.

Previously, Mr. Sutherland served in the Senior National Intelligence Service at the National Counterterrorism Center. Within the Directorate of Strategic Operational Planning, he coordinated government activities designed to prevent violent extremism around the world. Mr. Sutherland supported the National Security Staff on projects such as developing the country's first strategic plan to combat domestic violent extremism (released in August 2011), and, at the request of Gen. Petreus and Special Representative Holbrooke, coordinated the development of a strategic communications plan focused on Afghanistan and Pakistan. Wired described Mr. Sutherland as "one of the government's point people on stemming the appeal of al-Qaida."

Prior to joining NCTC, Mr. Sutherland provided legal and policy advice to three Secretaries of Homeland Security on issues at the intersection of civil rights, civil liberties and security. As the first Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the Department of Homeland Security, Mr. Sutherland provided advice on outreach to American Arab and Muslim communities, watchlists, cyber-security, immigration law and policy, accessibility of information technology and emergency management issues. Mr. Sutherland's 2005 speech on the need for the government to engage with American Arab and Muslim communities appeared in the publication Vital Speeches of the Day.

Mr. Sutherland started his federal career as a civil rights attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, where for 14 years he handled civil rights litigation. A number of his cases involved the intersection of athletics and civil rights law, including the case of golfer Casey Martin, who filed suit against the PGA, and the case of Rene Arocha, the first baseball player to defect from Cuba.

He is a co-author of the book Religion in the Workplace, published by the American Bar Association. Mr. Sutherland is a graduate of the University of Louisville and University of Virginia School of Law. He is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University and George Washington University, and is an advisor to the "Inclusive America" project at The Aspen Institute.




John M. Facciola

Honorable John M. Facciola
United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Columbia

John M. Facciola was appointed a United States Magistrate Judge in the District of Columbia in 1997. Prior to being appointed to the bench, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan from 1969-1973, and was in private practice in the District of Columbia from 1974-1982. Judge Facciola joined the U.S. Attorney's Office in 1982 and served as Chief of the Special Proceedings section from 1989 until his appointment as Magistrate Judge. Judge Facciola is a frequent lecturer and speaker on the topic of electronic discovery.

Judge Facciola is a member of the Sedona Conference Advisory Board, the Georgetown Advanced eDiscovery Institute Advisory Board and he is also the former Editor in Chief of The Federal Courts Law Review, the electronic law journal of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association. His most recent publication is with Jonathan M. Redgrave, Asserting and Challenging Privilege Claims in Modern Litigataion: The Facciola-Redgrave Framework, 2009 Fed. Cts. L. Rev. 19 (2009). He received his A.B from the College of the Holy Cross and his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.




Honorable Andrew J. Peck

Honorable Andrew J. Peck
United States Magistrate Judge, Southern District of New York

Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck was appointed United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York on February 27, 1995, and served as Chief Magistrate Judge in 2004-2005. He graduated with honors from Cornell University in 1974 and from Duke University School of Law in 1977, where he was Notes & Comments Editor of the Duke Law Journal.

Judge Peck served as law clerk to Judge Paul Roney of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh (then the Fifth) Circuit, during the 1977-1978 term. Judge Peck was an associate and then Counsel at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, from 1978-1995.

Judge Peck is a member of the Duke Law School Board of Visitors (2012- ). Judge Peck has served as an adjunct professor at Cardozo Law School, where he taught a course in Pretrial Practice. He is a frequent lecturer on issues relating to electronic discovery and is a member of the Sedona Conference. He was awarded the Champion of Technology Award for 2011 by Law Technology News.




Paul Wester

Paul M. Wester, Jr.
Chief Records Officer for the US Government, National Archives and Records Administration

Paul M. Wester, Jr. is the first Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government. David Ferriero, the Archivist of the United States, named Mr. Wester to this position effective March 13, 2011. As the Chief Records Officer, Mr. Wester leads records management throughout the Federal Government, with an emphasis on electronic records. He is responsible for issuing Federal records management policy and guidance; liaisoning with Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the U.S. Congress, and other stakeholders on records management issues; and serving as an ombudsman between agencies and the Archivist to ensure that NARA and the agencies it serves meet their statutory mandates and records management requirements.

Mr. Wester played a leading role in developing the Presidential Memorandum on Managing Government Records that was issued by the Obama Administration in November 2011 and the subsequent implementing directive from the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and the Archivist of the United States in August 2012. These policy documents advance the current administration's larger Open Government goals associated transparency, participation, and collaboration.

Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Wester served as the Director of Modern Records Programs in the National Archives and Records Administration's Office of Records Services - Washington, DC. In this position, Mr. Wester was responsible for the overall management and performance of NARA's agency-facing activities in the Washington, DC area. Mr. Wester also directed NARA's National Records Management Program, coordinating the activities of headquarters and regional records management staff in support of NARA's overall strategic plan.

Mr. Wester holds an undergraduate degree in history and Master of Arts and Master of Library Science degrees from the University of Maryland.




Francine M. Gross
Unit Chief, Economic Crimes Unit, FBI

Francine M. Gross has been the Unit Chief of the Economic Crimes Unit at FBI Headquarters since September 2012. In this position, she oversees the management of all corporate, securities and commodities fraud investigations in the Bureau's 56 field offices. During her career as an FBI Special Agent, Ms. Gross has held a wide range of operational and leadership positions. Prior to her current assignment, Ms. Gross served as a Supervisory Special Agent in the FBI's San Francisco Field Office, where she had oversight of a complex financial crime squad conducting investigations into market manipulation, investment fraud, corporate fraud and insider trading. Ms. Gross has also served in the FBI's Inspection Division and Undercover Support Unit at FBIHQ. Ms. Gross began her career as an FBI Special Agent in 1995 when she was assigned to the Detroit Field Office where she investigated white collar crime.




Tracy Greer

Tracy Greer
Senior Litigation Counsel for Electronic Discovery, Antitrust Division

Tracy Greer is the Antitrust Division's Senior Litigation Counsel for Electronic Discovery. She has been developing policies and practices addressing electronic discovery issues at the Antitrust Division for several years. She is currently chairing a Department of Justice working group addressing electronic discovery issues in affirmative cases. Ms. Greer joined the Antitrust Division in 1997 in the Networks & Technology Enforcement Section where she worked on merger and Section 1 investigations involving computer hardware and software, high technology component manufacturing, Internet-related businesses, financial services, and the securities industry.

Ms. Greer received her law degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her undergraduate degree from Brown University. She can be reached at Tracy.Greer@usdoj.gov.




Susan F. Sparrow

Susan F. Sparrow
Senior Program Manager, HCSD-Justice Programs, General Dynamics IT

Susan F. Sparrow has over 30 years of experience in the legal and legal technology industry. Susan spent a majority of her time as the Chief of the Litigation Support Staff at the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, and most recently joined GDIT as a Senior Program Manager. Susan is an expert in the litigation support arena and possesses superior leadership skills and the ability to manage projects while effectively connecting with all levels of staff. In her new position at GDIT, Susan will serve as the Litigation Support/eDiscovery subject matter expert assisting on key government contract proposals and will also be focusing on business development and new litigation initiatives. As the Director of litigation support at Antitrust, Susan served as a key member of both the Department of Justice eDiscovery Committee and the Antitrust Division's eDiscovery Working Group.

Susan was instrumental in developing policies and procedures for legal technology case use within the Division. Susan is a frequent speaker in the areas of legal technology, technology trends, productivity improvement and related processes.





Chris May

Chris May
Principal with Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP

Chris May is a Principal with Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP and his role is to lead and build the Government Sector Discovery practice. He has over 20 years of experience in designing and developing Discovery Management technologies and litigation support systems to law firms, corporate law departments and government agencies. Chris has worked with the Department of the Navy for over 19 years. He has helped them define their litigation approach, use of technology, and security procedures as they relate to eDiscovery. Chris also guided and shaped the stand-up of the Litigation Technology Service Center for the Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys. He advises government leaders, attorneys, information technologists and records managers concerning the critical issues surrounding eDiscovery and how those issues impact their agency's mission. He has worked with many government agencies including, but not limited to, the Department of Justice, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Fannie Mae, Amtrak, and the Department of Labor. Early in his career, Chris gained practical experience in litigation support working for the Austin-based firm of Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody, P.C. He earned his B.A. in Economics from the University of Texas.





Bryan Dye

Brian Dye
Vice President, Information Intelligence Group ,Symantec Corporation

Brian Dye is Vice President of Symantec's Information Intelligence Group. In this role, he leads product management, engineering, support, and operations for Symantec's Enterprise Vault, Enterprise Vault.cloud (formerly LiveOffice) and eDiscovery (formerly Clearwell) businesses.

Brian has been with Symantec for nine years, building products to solve a wide array of IT problems. Most recently, he led the product management team for NetBackup and Enterprise Vault, and in that role he was the executive sponsor for Symantec's acquisitions of Clearwell and LiveOffice. In prior roles, he has led the product management teams for Symantec's enterprise infrastructure security, compliance, and high availability products. Brian joined the company in the alliances team where he managed the corporate relationship with PeopleSoft, Siebel, and SAP. Prior to joining Symantec, he worked in various engineering, program management, and business development roles at Procter and Gamble, E Ink, and Xerox PARC.

Brian holds a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from MIT, and an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business.




Allison Walton

Allison Walton
eDiscovery Attorney at Symantec

Allison Walton is an eDiscovery Attorney at Symantec where she is responsible for consulting with corporate legal departments and outside counsel to develop efficient, scalable processes and cost-saving strategies for the archiving, collection, review and storage of email and other electronic data. She also educates organizations on the importance of implementing an end to end archiving solution across electronic discovery reference model (EDRM) to drive down costs, improve efficiency and minimize legal risk. Walton's professional experience spans across a wide spectrum of legal support businesses which arms her with the knowledge to develop comprehensive strategies and to understand the concerns corporations are facing with regard to ESI and its explosive and unorganized nature in relation to the FRCP.

Prior to joining Symantec, Allison worked for Liquid Litigation Management, the only online review platform that can take you from discovery to trial . She also worked at Applied Discovery in the Midwest with Fortune 500 clients and was formerly a Business Development Manager for CaseSight Inc., a visual case presentation firm that consults on high stakes intellectual property, product liability and complex commercial litigation. Walton is an active member of the 7th Circuit Pilot eDiscovery Pilot Program and in the eDiscovery community nationwide.

Allison received her Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science from Denison University, earned her J.D. from the Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law and passed the Washington, D.C. Bar in 2004. She has been a guest speaker for Northwestern Law School and Loyola Law School on the topic of eDiscovery and has organized and been on numerous thought leadership panels in the space.




Matthew Nelson

Matthew Nelson, Esq.
Symantec Intelligent Information Group

Matthew Nelson is the author of the legal industry's first straightforward overview of predictive coding technology titled: Predictive Coding for Dummies. He is an attorney and legal technology expert with more than a decade of experience helping organizations address electronic discovery, regulatory compliance, and other information governance related challenges. Mr. Nelson has written extensively about the impact of information growth on law and technology and his work has been widely distributed in publications including Forbes, Corporate Counsel, and the ABA Law & Technology Journal. He has also been invited to address a wide array of organizations including American Corporate Counsel, Nevada's High Technology Crime Task Force, Stanford & Hastings Law Schools, and numerous mid-sized and Fortune 500 Corporations. He is a member of the Sedona Electronic Document Retention and Production Working Group, the Electronic Discovery Reference Model, and the California and Idaho State Bars.




David Bayer

David Bayer
Director of Product Marketing for eDiscovery, Symantec

David Bayer is Director of Product Marketing for eDiscovery at Symantec. Mr. Bayer has 20 years of experience leading global, results-oriented marketing, alliance and product initiatives in electronic discovery, search, and content/knowledge management. Before joining Symantec, David was VP of Marketing and Alliance Development at Stratify where he was instrumental in leveraging the company's proprietary taxonomy and categorization software into an innovative cloud-based eDiscovery solution, and then drive rapid penetration into the AmLaw 100.




Ryan Kidder

Ryan Kidder
Senior Systems Engineer, Symantec

Ryan Kidder, a member of the Symantec Federal Systems Engineering team, has been working in the field of eDiscovery for over 5 years. He has worked on various archiving and eDiscovery issues with some of the largest investment banks, hedge funds, and law firms in the country. Ryan joined Clearwell in 2010 and now works with directly with a variety of federal agencies, including many which cover the financial industry.




Bret Bailine

Bret Bailine
Sr. Manager Systems Engineering, Clearwell Public Sector

Bret Bailine, Sr. Manager Systems Engineering for the Symantec Clearwell Public Sector team, has thirteen years of eDiscovery experience. Bret spent 7 years consulting and providing best practices predominantly in the Fortune 500 financial and health care verticals on email archiving, compliance, records management and enterprise search. Bret has spent almost 6 years with Symantec, and previously Clearwell, consulting and providing best practices to the Public Sector on all EDRM phases for eDiscovery.

Bailine holds a BS degree from James Madison University.




Cory Wagner

Cory Wagner
Sr. Systems Engineer, Clearwell Public Sector

Cory Wagner, Sr. Systems Engineer for the Clearwell Public Sector team, has nearly a decade of eDiscovery experience and 16 years of technology related experience. Cory started his technology career forward deployed with the U.S. Navy, has provided operations level support in education and financial institutions with the majority of his career working on the technology side of eDiscovery for Fortune 500 solution providers. Cory has nearly 3 years with Clearwell providing consulting and technology services to the Public Sector on each phase within the EDRM for eDiscovery.