eDiscovery Leaders Live 2023

George Socha
George Socha

eDiscovery Leaders Live 2023

2023 has been a busy year for eDiscovery Leaders Live. In 58 episodes, guests from across the industry and around the globe joined me to share their insights into all matters eDiscovery. 

Guests joined me from seventeen states as well as Australia, Canada, Denmark, Singapore, and the United Kingdom, appearing online and airing in-person episodes with me from Legalweek, the Legal Innovation & Tech Fest, the Masters Conference, and ILTACON. They came from academia, associations, corporations, and service and software providers. 

We covered a wide-ranging set of topics. We discussed generative AI, of course, and the advances that law firms, legal departments, and providers have been making across the entire array of eDiscovery wants and needs. We also covered such disparate areas as emerging and challenging data types and sources; perspectives from law firm, corporate, and provider vantage points; and how differing legal systems impact approaches to eDiscovery – just to name a few of the topics addressed. 

Here are the folks who joined me: 

Jan 13 

Bill Hamilton 

Senior Legal Skills Professor 

University of Florida Levin College of Law 

Jan 20 

Jonathan Marshall 

Managing Director 

Alvarez & Marsal 

Jan 27 

Parkash Khatri 

Chief Executive Officer 

Intrepid Managed Discovery 

Feb 6 

Adam Gajadharsingh 

Discovery Counsel 


Feb 6 

Matthew Rasmussen 

Founder, CEO & President 


Feb 16 

Darren Cerasi 

Partner, Digital Forensics 

Deloitte Southeast Asia 

Feb 17 

Carolyn Southerland 

Senior eDiscovery Consultant 

CDE Legal 

Feb 24 

Andrew Kent 

Chief Operating Officer 

4Discovery (now part of Crowe) 

Mar 3 

Brian Wilson 

Managing Director, Data Breach Advisory & Cyber Forensic Services 


Mar 17 

Jeremy Schaper 

Chief Technology Officer 

BlueStar Case Solutions 

Mar 21 

April Dawson 

Associate Dean of Technology and Innovation and Professor of Law 

NCCU School of Law 

Mar 21 

Doug Forrest 

Senior Vice President, eDiscovery Analytics and Strategy 


Mar 21 

Crystal O'Donnell 

Chief Executive Officer and Senior Counsel 

Heuristica Discovery Counsel 

Mar 22 

Mike Gaudet 

Managing Director, Digital Investigations & Discovery 

J.S. Held 

Mar 22 

Nicholas Wilson 

Director - eHearings 

Law In Order 

Mar 22 

Beth Patterson 



Mar 22 

Caroline Sweeney 

Director, Knowledge Management/Innovation 

Dorsey & Whitney 

Mar 31 

Susan Bennett 

Founder & Executive Director 


Apr 7 

Jason Bentley 

Senior Sales Manager 

K2 Discovery 

Apr 14 

Joseph Friend 



Apr 21 

David Cohen 


Reed Smith 

Apr 26 

Kate Clark 

Chief Executive Officer 

eDiscovery Collab 

Apr 28 

James Vinson 

Director of eData Client Services 

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius 

May 1 

Phil Smith 

Associate Director - Ashurst Advance, eDiscovery 


May 1 

Arjuna Guruge 

Associate Director, eDiscovery and Legal Technology, Australia & Asia 

Herbert Smith Freehills 

May 4 

Matthew Golab 

Director - Legal Informatics and R+D 

Gilbert + Tobin 

May 5 

Kate Clark 

Chief Executive Officer 

eDiscovery Collab 

May 12 

Alicia Hawley 

Senior Discovery Attorney 


May 18 

Matthew Grant 

Vice President, Document Review Services and Advanced Technologies, International 


May 26 

Philip Weldon 

Director of eDiscovery and Litigation Support Technology 

Kaplan Hecker & Fink 

Jun 1 

Emma Young 

Head of Consulting Delivery 

Sky Discovery 

Jun 9 

Stephanie Williams 

Director of eDiscovery 

ellwood Evidence Inc. 

Jun 23 

Adam Cares 

E-Discovery Manager 

Godfrey & Kahn 

Jun 27 

Susan Wortzman 


McCarthy Tétrault 

Jun 28 

Kelly Friedman 

Senior Counsel & National Leader, Beyond eDiscovery 

Borden Ladner Gervais 

Jul 7 

Carolyn Anger 

Senior Director, Canada 


Jul 21 

Dawn Poulson 

Litigation Technology Project Manager 

McLane Middleton 

Jul 28 

Stephanie Giammarco and Rick Ordemann 

Partner, Financial Investigations and Dispute Advisory, North American Leader; Director 


Aug 4 

Michael Hodgson 

Senior Manager, Digital & Forensic Investigations 


Aug 11 

Michael Lalande 

e-Discovery Counsel 

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg 

Aug 18 

Jacob Isaksen 

Founder and CEO 

Avian Digital Forensics 

Aug 21 

Scott Milner 


Morgan Lewis 

Aug 22 

Ilan Sherr 

Legal Director 

DLA Piper UK 

Aug 23 

Jessie Torres 

Chief Strategic Counsel 

McDermott Will & Emery 

Aug 23 

Krysta Slavik 

e-Discovery, Analysis, and Technology (e-DAT) Solutions Analyst 

K&L Gates 

Sep 5 

Wendell Jisa 

Chief Executive Officer 


Sep 8 

Jennifer Resnicke 

Certified eDiscovery Specialist 

Herrig, Vogt & Hensley 

Sep 22 

Randi Truelove 

Director of Solutions Consulting 


Oct 6 

TracyAnn Eggen 



Oct 13 

Tom Martin 

CEO + Founder 


Nov 3 

Ken Callander 


Value Strategies 

Nov 10 

Tim Parilla 

Chief Legal Officer 


Nov 17 

Mikki Tomlinson 

eDiscovery Project Manager 


Dec 1 

Maureen Holland 

Global Assurance Services Engagement Manager 


Dec 6 

Mike Blank 

Corporate Counsel - eDiscovery 

Dish Network 

Dec 7 

Brad Carver 

eDiscovery Manager 


Dec 8 

Gina Taranto 

Director of Applied Science 


Dec 15 

Michelle Norman 

eDiscovery Director 

Cox Enterprises 


Happy holidays!