Consilio is comprised of hundreds of professionals who work tirelessly to provide exceptional service as we help you overcome your challenges. Meet a few of them here.
Phone: (713) 301-0866
Robin Snasdell offers a dynamic blend of practical experience in law, business and technology. As a managing director with Consilio, Robin focuses on assisting global companies improve their business performance by providing strategic consulting, process improvement, change management and technology-related solutions to the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer.
Robin comes to Consilio from Huron Legal, where he started in 2002 following five years at Arthur Andersen, LLP. In addition to his expertise supporting legal departments as they overcome a broad spectrum of challenges, Robin has experience in the litigation, compliance, procurement, contracts and transactional areas for the following verticals: oil & gas, pharmaceutical, products, technology, insurance and financial services.
Areas of expertise:
- Legal services cost reduction
- Strategy, performance & organizational design
- Process improvement
- Technology assessment, planning, selection & implementation
- Change management
Education & Certifications:
- JD, University of Houston Law Center
- BA, English, University of Houston
- Texas Bar License
- “Technology Implementation for Law Firms and General Counsel Offices,” Leaders in Legal Business (2015)
- “A Story of Siloed Parts: Critical Components for Achieving GRC Success,” Huron Consulting Group (2015)
- “Contracts and Compliance: What You Don’t Know Might Hurt You,” Corporate Compliance Insights (March 2014)
- “What Law Departments Can Expect in 2013,” Huron Consulting Group (2013)
Office: New York
Dan’s professional services background spans a range of business verticals with a strong focus on technology. He has engineered custom business solutions within the litigation, financial, insurance, and retail industries concentrating on strategy, process improvement and operational management. His management and technical experience consists of enterprise software development and integration, complex data modeling and analysis, computer forensics, discovery program design, case management services, and data remediation.
Dan specializes in litigation consulting, using technology and proven processes to improve efficiencies and reduce costs associated with discovery management. He has extensive experience designing customized end to end discovery programs and workflows that integrate the data request process with data collection and fulfillment responsibilities for several of the largest global banking and pharmaceutical corporations.
Phone: +44 203 695 0200
Drew Macaulay is Managing Director at Consilio in London, where he advises European clients on the technical and workflow aspects of large scale regulatory and internal investigations and litigation disclosure exercises. Drew has management responsibility for Consilio’s staff and offices in Western Europe.
Drew has worked in the eDisclosure/eDiscovery industry for more than ten years. He has particular expertise in the management of data collection and processing, complex multilingual searching and document review for cartel investigations, regulatory enquiries involving the financial services sector and IP litigation and arbitration. In addition, Drew frequently advises international law firms and corporate clients on the practical application of technology and managed document review in multijurisdictional matters to aid compliance with the relevant privacy legislation and procedural rules.
He speaks French and Spanish and has conducted work for our clients in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, the United States, Hong Kong, Japan and India.
Jamie is a Senior Director at Consilio, a global leader in eDiscovery, document review and legal consulting services.
Jamie specializes in providing Fortune 500 Corporations and AmLaw 200 Law Firms with comprehensive electronic discovery and document review solutions for complex legal matters. She concentrates on discovery consulting and helping clients to comply with discovery requirements and production requests in government investigations as well as a wide range of large scale litigations. As a former litigator with extensive technical knowledge, Jamie strives to bridge the gap between lawyers and technologists while assisting in-house and outside legal counsel in understanding the most effective processes and technologies to manage complex workflows while generating maximum quality, accuracy, cost reduction and return on investment.
Jamie is a proficient discovery consultant and business development executive. Prior to joining Consilio, Jamie practiced law as an associate at a boutique litigation firm in New York City, focusing on complex litigations and large scale document reviews.
Vice President, Global Information Governance Advisory Services
Matthew is a Vice President, Global Information Governance Advisory Services, at Consilio, based in Los Angeles, California. He is a non-practicing attorney with over 16 years’ experience. His unique perspective provides an unbiased risk and cost minimizing approach towards managing and protecting data. Mr. Miller has enabled his clients to mitigate risks and reduce costs by improving processes, enhancing existing investments, while obtaining increased productivity from people and technology resources. Matthew specifically focuses on providing information governance, data privacy, eDiscovery, and forensic investigation solutions to his clients.
Leading the Information Governance Advisory Services practice, Matthew’s team of professionals consult corporations and law firms on developing and/or improving data privacy and information governance workflows, while leveraging technology to solve real business challenges. He previously managed the West Region Business Development team for Consilio. Prior to Consilio, Matthew co-developed the Information Governance Services offering at Ernst & Young LLP, where he spent 6 years in their Forensic Technology & Discovery Services practice. He has handled complex projects such as protecting sensitive IP and data disposition, where his team scanned 10 petabytes of data to identify ‘crown jewels’ and ‘ROT’, led the advanced forensic recovery team for EMEIA related to the SONY hack, and led a 12-country DOJ anti-trust litigation response and 3-year compliance monitor engagement for a global bank.
He is a thought leader, frequently speaking on best practices for data management and data protection, with over 30 appearances in the United States, Canada and Australia. Before EY, Matthew was the Product Manager for EnCase eDiscovery and Legal Hold at Guidance Software and ran Forsythe Technology’s Information Governance & eDiscovery practice implementing both process and technology solutions across the U.S. Matthew is quoted in the Forbes.com article “How Do Top Cybersecurity Experts Keep Our Data Safe?”, in the Compliance Week article “Getting a Grip on Investigations and Data”, and recently co-authored a published whitepaper, titled: “How to Prepare for the CCPA: Know Your Data”.
He received his BS from Syracuse University Whitman School of Business and his JD from Hofstra University School of Law. He is a member of the Sedona Conference Working Group on Data Security and Privacy Liability (WG11) and the E-Discovery / Information Governance Board of Advisors at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He is also a member of the ACFE. Matthew is also an Instructor for CMSI 660 Cybersecurity Fundamentals / Intro to Cybersecurity within the Seaver College of Science and Engineering at Loyola Marymount University, one of the core course requirements for the Cybersecurity Certificate Program.
Vice President, Business Development
Phone: (973) 519-1094
Office: New York
John is a Vice President at Consilio, a global leader in eDiscovery, document review and legal consulting services.
John is responsible for leading growth through the Mid-Atlantic region of Consilio’s Global Sales Organization. He works closely with members of his team from New York to Miami to help solve their clients’ needs and build deeper and stronger relationships with them. He helps the members of his team to strategize and execute on building areas of new growth and in maintaining and expanding those relationships.
Reporting to the US Head of Sales, John works with departmental leads to ensure optimal client experience is achieved, in order to maintain a stellar record of client retention. He also partners with other business development functions like marketing, inside sales, and sales intelligence, to coordinate strategic initiatives and drive new business.
Traveling throughout the region, he joins members of his team in client/prospect meetings to provide leadership support in building and maintaining relationships.
Phone: +49 (0)69 365 065 354
As Managing Director at Consilio, Michael Becker supports international financial and industrial companies and law firms with comprehensive planning and management of eDiscovery, computer forensics and managed-reviewed solutions. Mr. Becker has extensive expertise in the design, development and implementation of solutions in antitrust, fraud, compliance and corruption procedures, litigation, arbitration and internal investigations with specialized consideration of international data protection regulations and legal process outsourcing.
In his role, Mr. Becker has led solutions design and implementation on some of the most extensive eDiscovery investigations in Germany, a large number of EU countries, the United States, Hong Kong and Japan. Mr.
Becker’s most complex matter managed to date included over 82 million documents and over 1000 simultaneous custodians.
Prior to joining Consilio, Michael held leadership positions with several international law firms including CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati in Vienna and Bucharest and Debevoise & Plimpton in Frankfurt responsible for business development, client relationship oversight, thought leadership and overall client solution delivery. Mr. Becker is a currently licensed attorney in Munich and speaks German, English and Italian.
Phone: +44 203 808 9634
James MacGregor is a Managing Director in charge of the Consilio sales team in the United Kingdom. MacGregor has more than a decade of forensic technology and document review experience both in the US and UK. Prior to joining Consilio, MacGregor was a Senior Consultant at Inventus and Vice President of European eDisclosure Services at FRONTEO USA. MacGregor is also the founder of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists’ (ACEDS) UK chapter. He currently sits on the board and is responsible for chapter membership.
Rob Glasgow has worked in litigation support and eDiscovery since 2005, starting with a regional litigation document services company and most recently serving as Director, Sales Engineer at Consilio.
Prior to joining Consilio, Rob spent several years working with corporate and law firm clients to maximize litigation operational efficiency, from both cost and workflow perspectives. He has worked with clients at all levels of business from large multi- national corporations to small regional law firms.
Rob provides a consultative approach to building a managed services model for Consilio’s clients. With a keen eye focused on helping clients meet their business and financial goals, Rob’s experience with building managed services partnerships offers Consilio’s clients the opportunity to streamline legal operations, maximize workflow efficiency, and increase cost effectiveness across the enterprise.
Senior Vice President, Products and Marketing
As Senior Vice President of Products & Marketing at Consilio, Pete is responsible for the overall product strategy and product management of Consilio’s products and services line, and is also responsible for product marketing, demand generation and marketing communications to enable Consilio’s global sales force.
Prior to joining Consilio, Pete ran marketing for the largest vertical of Blackboard – a Washington DC-based education technology company. Prior to that, Pete served as vice president in various product, acquisition and partner marketing and eCommerce roles at a variety of B2B software and B2C eRetail companies in the DC area. Pete’s specialties are in guiding product strategy, bringing new products and services to market, coaching and developing products and marketers of all levels, and optimizing marketing so that it is both measurable and accountable to revenue growth.
Pete holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Virginia Tech, and an MBA in Marketing from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.
Phone: (312) 731.3114
Murtuza has more than fifteen years experience assisting in innovating unique business solutions and legal departments with selecting and implementing technology solutions that focus on operational efficiency and cost savings. With a strong background in technology, project management and software engineering, Murtuza has created and executed technology blueprints for some of the world’s largest legal departments working directly with the offices of the General Counsel, CIO and COO.
Phone: (646) 277-8864
Office: New York
Brent is an accomplished business development executive with 10 years of experience providing corporations and law firms with e-discovery solutions for large-scale legal matters. He concentrates on business development and discovery consulting, helping his clients find the most effective and defensible strategy for their cases, pre-litigation planning through production. His experience draws from work on a range of legal matters, including complex litigation, cross-border, antitrust, regulatory investigations and intellectual property. He is a trusted adviser and resource to his clients, providing invaluable insight into a rapidly evolving legal technology and regulatory environment.
Prior to joining Consilio, Brent was a Director of Business Development for a privately held global business services firm. Brent was instrumental in establishing and growing the legal technology business in the greater NYC area, as well as DC, San Francisco and London. Brent managed a team ,consulting and managing over 200 active projects a month from +50 law firms and corporate legal departments across all legal practice groups, including litigation, bankruptcy, mergers, and acquisitions. Brent was consistently recognized as a top performing sales director.
Warren Kruse is a vice president with Consilio, a provider of eDiscovery, cyber response, and computer forensic services. He has spent the last twenty-five years between law enforcement and as a consultant supporting various agencies with incident response, computer forensics, and eDiscovery.
Mr. Kruse, author of “Computer Forensics: Incident Response Essentials”, is the past International President of the High Crime Investigative Association (htcia.org) and Past President of the Digital Forensics Certification Board (www.DFCB.org).
He has supported projects across a wide range of major U.S. corporations and agencies. In addition, he led a team of computer forensic experts in a three-year engagement in support of a fraud investigation task force at the world’s largest international cooperative organization. He was the eDiscovery expert for AMD on the AMD versus Intel Antitrust lawsuit; Recipient of the 2001 HTCIA “High Tech Case of the Year” award, Kruse was recognized for his forensic analysis conducted on a case surrounding allegations of theft of intellectual property and trade secrets on the billion dollar “Comtraid” matter; was a court appointed expert, and testified as a computer forensic expert for the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
He has a Master of Science, Digital Investigation Management and a Bachelor of Science, Digital Forensics from Champlain College.
Phone: +44 207 422 7229
Andrew provides consultancy services to corporate Legal teams on strategy and technology, he previously held various operational, change management, IT and strategy roles at Director level within the global legal team at Barclays Bank.
Andrew was a founder member of the Banking Legal Technology (“BLT”) group, the Legal IT Innovators Group (“LITIG”) and the “KMIT” in-house legal group and is an active member of the Knowledge Management Committee of the Society for Computers and Law. Having worked closely with the LEDES Oversight Committee (“LOC”) to produce the international version of their eBilling standard and pioneer the use of matter management and eBilling in the UK, he is also on the Board of the LOC. Andrew works closely with the Legal Operations Group of the ACC (Association of Corporate Counsel) and has been on the judging panel for a number of legal awards.
He is very familiar with the range of software solutions on the market for corporate legal teams, and is currently Senior Director of the Legal Operations Consulting team at Consilio.
Office: New York
Sarah Cole serves as a Director in Consilio’s Discovery Solutions Group. A subject matter expert in electronic discovery review, analytics, and predictive coding technologies, Sarah specializes in building efficiencies, advanced solutions, and dictating best practice. Ms. Cole holds the designation of Relativity Master, ranking her expertise in the Relativity platform within the top 0.001% of Relativity users.
An industry veteran, Sarah’s decade plus of relevant experience is comprised of hands on roles in legal, document review management, document hosting and production operations, project management, and analytics expert capacities. This inimitable combination equips Sarah with a valuable 360 ° perspective that she uses for cost and time efficient process and project design.
In her role as Director, Discovery Solutions for Consilio, Sarah employs her passion for efficiency, extensive experience and her deep platform and workflow knowledge to the service of Advanced Discovery’s clients, including:
- Scoping and planning consultation for complex eDiscovery matters
- Consulting on process improvement, legal operations, and advanced workflow design
- Designing custom solutions and overseeing implementation
Advising on analytics, metrics, and process management
Phone: +44 (0) 203 695 0093
Robert is a Senior Consultant with over 12 years’ experience working within the legal services industry in which he has gained substantial practical and technical expertise in providing strategic advice, implementation solutions and project management. With a focus on eDiscovery and GDPR consulting, his expertise covers the full EDRM, as well as data protection compliance and information governance. After gaining his IISP GDPR Practitioner certification, he has been designing and implementing GDPR compliance programmes across a number of different industries.
Senior Vice President, Strategic Engagement
Working within Consilio’s Client Experience organization, Maureen engages with key clients to ensure a world-class client experience that incorporates the highest levels of quality, value, and responsiveness. She partners with the company’s service delivery and account management teams to deploy best practices that embed Consilio’s commitment to service excellence in every aspect of our work.
Drawing on more than 25 years of experience as an attorney and consultant, Maureen also works with Consilio’s clients to find practical, strategic solutions to a range of legal discovery, information governance, and data privacy problems. She leverages her expertise with complex litigation and e-discovery to develop effective, cost-efficient discovery strategies. She brings together litigants, outside counsel, and technologists to implement defensible protocols for TAR and other analytics tools. And she analyzes the risks posed by personal, private, and other sensitive information in legal matters, and crafts strategies to mitigate those risks.
Lindsay Cox is a Vice President of Consilio, a global leader in law department management, contract and document review, eDiscovery, and legal consulting services.
For twelve years, Lindsay has provided eDiscovery project management and comprehensive document review solutions to corporate industry leaders faced with civil litigation and regulatory investigations. Lindsay assists corporate and law firm clients with strategic process development and technology implementation to meet electronic discovery needs, minimize risk and achieve maximum quality and cost effectiveness.
In her current role, Lindsay leads Consilio’s global managed review services team with over 18 review centers worldwide supported by a team of 60 review managers. Lindsay is responsible for developing and managing effective process implementation, technology enhanced review solutions and optimized workflows to best serve Consilio’s clients. Lindsay is also responsible for maintaining key client relationships in the financial services sector.
Phone: +44 20 7422 8852
Emma Young has over 15 years of experience in the field of eDiscovery with previous roles at Latham and Watkins and Allens – Linklaters. There, Emma gained an in depth understanding of complex litigation matters and how technology can help manage electronically stored data.
Since joining Consilio, Emma has been involved in hundreds of eDiscovery projects involving millions of documents. She has advised and consulted on some of the most complex eDiscovery challenges clients face on a daily basis. From keyword analysis through to technology assisted review, Emma has saved clients costs and time through the use of analytics and other advanced eDiscovery tools. More specifically, Emma drafted the protocol used on the first predictive coding matter in the TCC court following the new TCC protocols as well as advises regularly on construction matters.
Emma holds the prestigious Relativity Master certification and is recognized in the industry as one of the most knowledgeable experts. Emma has a unique breadth of technical expertise combined with an innate understanding of what lawyers are seeking to achieve on high stakes matters.
Office: New York
Robert B. Fried is the senior director and head of forensics for Consilio’s US Team, where he manages, investigates and performs digital evidence collections and examinations. Robert joined Consilio through its acquisition of Huron Legal in 2016. Prior to joining Huron Legal, Robert was a Consultant at DOAR Litigation Consulting where he provided digital evidence consulting to the firm’s clients in support of litigation discovery and investigative matters. Prior to DOAR, Robert was a Computer Crime Specialist at the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), where he developed and instructed computer forensic and investigative training courses for federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Robert attained a BS and MS in Forensic Science from the University of New Haven. Additionally, Robert holds and actively maintains the following certifications: AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE), Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE), EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE) and GIAC Certified Forensics Analyst (GCFA). Robert is a licensed Professional Investigator in Michigan and is a licensed Private Investigator in New York.
Office: El Paso
Roger Miller is a Senior Vice President who provides strategic leadership for Consilio’s investigations and compliance vertical, and for its use of Riskcovery in helping organizations quickly respond to investigative demands and inquiries.
During his nearly thirty years in the legal industry, Roger has worked at the forefront of technology and innovation, attaining a patent for Riskcovery’s implementation of concept analytics and providing strategic leadership for technology and process developments in all phases of the EDRM.
As founder and CEO of Altep, Inc. and later as a member of Advanced Discovery’s Executive Team, Roger leveraged his experience and perspective to assist hundreds of global corporations and law firms in proactive, efficient litigation management efforts. Today, he partners with colleagues and subject matter experts across the Consilio family to help clients manage their investigations and compliance initiatives at significant cost savings and develop long-term, mutually rewarding partnerships.
Phone: (919) 899 9374
Shamus is a Vice President of Client Services of Consilio, a global leader in eDiscovery, document review and legal consulting services.
For more than ten years, Shamus has provided eDiscovery project management and comprehensive document review solutions for Fortune 500 companies and large law firms. In his role as Vice President, Client Services, Shamus currently oversees Consilio’s US Document Review Services and Data Analytics departments. In this role, Shamus is responsible for operational management of the business units and ensuring successful execution of large scale eDiscovery and Managed Document Review projects in Consilio’s review centers across the globe. Shamus also provides clients with strategic direction to help them understand the most effective processes and technologies to manage complex workflows, often utilizing technology assisted review, to achieve maximum quality and cost effectiveness.
Data Analytics Senior Director
Phone: (312) 638-3130
Xavier Diokno is a data analytics senior director of Consilio, a global leader in eDiscovery, document review and legal consulting services.
Xavier Diokno has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Southern Illinois University, a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a juris doctor degree from DePaul University College of Law. He is licensed to practice in the state of Illinois and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Xavier worked in the information technology industry for ten years in database administration, telecom and VoIP implementation, and software development. As a director of Consilio’s Data Analytics group, Xavier oversees projects that involve, Technology-Assisted Review, Immediate Case Assessments™, and analytics research.
Phone: +1 202 822 6222
Office: Washington, D.C.
Jonathan Fowler currently serves as Vice President and CISO for Consilio. He is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the fields of Electronic Discovery and Digital Forensics, and advises clients on all aspects of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) from effective information governance strategies through document production and presentation. He previously headed up Consilio’s global Digital Forensics team, overseeing all data preservation, collection, and forensic examination operations, including the allocation of human and technology resources at the matter level, also serving as the driving force behind the growth and strategic direction of the department. He has experience as an expert witness in Computer Forensics in both Federal and state courts, and has also prepared multiple expert reports, affidavits, and statements of fact for various clients.
Additionally, Jonathan serves as Adjunct Professor in the graduate program in Computer Forensics at George Mason University, teaching courses in Windows Registry Forensics, as well as the capstone Advanced Computer Forensics course.
Areas of expertise:
- Computer, digital, mobile device, cloud & network forensics
- Data collection
- Digital/computer forensics investigations
- Computer network security
- EnCase certified examiner (EnCE)
- IP/trade secret theft investigations
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations
- “Finding the Right eDiscovery Tools to Take Cost out of Review of Non-Traditional Media,” The Chronicle of eDiscovery for Financial Services (September 2015)
- “Mapping and Collecting Data Stored in an IaaS Environment,” Inside Counsel (August 2012)
Education & Certifications:
- MS, American University
- BS, George Mason University
Phone: (980) 244 3712
Laurey assists corporate law departments and law firms with overall management of their electronic discovery needs. Laurey specializes in project management and comprehensive review solutions for complex litigation and government investigations. Laurey provides clients with discovery strategies aimed at maximizing defensibility, reducing legal spend, standardizing matter handling, managing difficult deadlines and ensuring a quality work product is delivered.
Phone: (626) 921 1672
Office: Los Angeles
As a project manager, Tatyana Kendinian is responsible for overseeing our clients’ most complex matters, from data processing through final production. Tatyana’s expertise can be seen in the standardization of workflows, high-level reporting and consistent end-to-end communication between corporate clients and outside counsel, both domestic and international. Tatyana has also translated over 12 years of litigation support into building a global support team in order to facilitate the intake, upload, storage and archiving of electronically stored information (ESI) with a breadth of knowledge in the multiple phases of the eDiscovery project life cycle.
Tatyana’s experience includes the management of multiple matters across multiple, global data centers. She offers a consultative approach to identifying solutions to complex requests and translates highly technical jargon into an understandable format for clients with a variety of experience in the eDiscovery process to digest.
Areas of expertise:
- Best practices consultations and management through the eDiscovery project life cycle
- Extensive experience in productions to multiple government agencies including but not limited to SEC, DOJ, FINRA, FTC, FCPA.
- Onsite platform training and global client support
- Evidence handling, chain of custody and maintaining pristine and historic details regarding case material
- Process and workflow management customized on a case-by-case basis with standard operating procedures
Education & Certifications:
- BA, Business Administration, Management, Entrepreneurship & Human Resources, Loyola Marymount University
Phone: +49 (0)69 365 065 356
Ben Rusch is a Vice President of Document Review Services at Consilio and responsible for all managed review projects in Europe and Asia. During his time at Consilio, Ben has set up and overseen review projects in Japan, Germany, Belgium and the U.K., involving review teams that natively spoke English, Japanese, German, Dutch, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Kazakh, Uzbek, Turkish and Kyrgyz.
Prior to joining Consilio, he worked as an Associate for some of the world’s leading law firms. He qualified as a solicitor with Herbert Smith (London) where he worked in their Equity Capital Markets department. He also worked as an Associate in the EU & Competition department of Ashurst (Brussels) and as an Associate in the EU & Competition group of SJ Berwin (London).
Ben has extensive experience in EU merger control and advised clients in the UK, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Russia and Brazil on complex mergers across a wide range of industries.
While in private practice, Ben also dealt with multiple cartel investigations and was part of the legal team which, in the context of a worldwide, multi-authority cartel investigation, worked on one of the most high-profile leniency applications to date. He also set up compliance programmes for two of the largest companies in Europe and advised non-EU law firms on EU leniency procedure.
Ben is a regular speaker at conferences, has presented on financial services data together with the founders of EDRM and has published on Risk Modelling as well as Competition Law enforcement priorities.
Finally, Ben has a strong interest in risk arbitrage and advised 19 of the largest hedge funds on risk arbitrage, EU merger control procedure and statistical modelling in an antitrust context.
Areas of expertise:
- Antitrust investigation
- EU law
- Business law
- Risk and merger control
- International managed review
- eDiscovery process
- “Risk Modelling and Antitrust Risk Assessment in Light of UK Cartel Enforcement Policy,” Competition Law Journal (March 2014)
Education & Certifications:
- MA, Law, University of Oxford
- German Law, Universität des Saarlandes
Mike advises corporate legal departments on improving operations, reducing spend and demonstrating results. His nearly 20 years of professional experience includes premier consultancies, leading matter and spend management software providers, and law department operations for a large legal department. Through personally addressing and managing many of the issues facing legal departments today, while also understanding best practices and the varying needs of organizations, Mike is able to bring a unique perspective to assist law departments in developing and executing on their strategy.
Areas of expertise:
- Process improvement and operations management
- Legal spend management and metrics
- Strategy, performance & organizational design
- Technology assessment, planning, selection & implementation
- Internal and external resource optimization
Office: Framingham, MA
An experienced financial and business professional with over 25 years experience, Doug Ventola is a Managing Director at Consilio where he heads Sky Analytics, a Consilio solution, and is responsible for the continued growth and development of its legal analytics technology.
Doug joined Consilio through the acquisition of Sky Analytics where Doug was Founder and President. Since 2011, Sky Analytics has helped corporate legal departments better manage their outside legal spend, providing advanced business intelligence that drives informed decisions as it relates to legal spend.. In his role at Consilio, Doug works closely with corporate legal departments and drives forward the development of the Sky Analytics technology based on the insights and needs of our clients.
Phone: (202) 556 0041
Office: Washington, DC
Mr. Ashley is a computer forensics expert and electronic discovery consultant and since 1989 he has qualified and testified in these disciplines on approximately 80 occasions throughout the US and Europe.
Previous Professional Experience
Most recently Mr. Ashley was the Chief Executive Officer of Ashley Litigation Consulting and previously the National Practice Leader and Executive Vice President for consulting and computer forensics at First Advantage Litigation Consulting.
Prior to moving to the United States Mr. Ashley was the head of the Greater Manchester Police Department’s Computer Examination Unit, at that time the largest criminal computer forensics unit in Europe. Mr. Ashley was responsible for overseeing computer examinations in Manchester, England, North Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. He was often requested by other international agencies and jurisdictions to conduct and supervise electronic retrieval projects and computer forensic investigations.
Publications & Speaking Expertise
Mr. Ashley regularly advises corporate clients and counsel on issues involving electronic evidence preservation and collection. He has presented to the Houses of Parliament and taught courses on computer evidence recovery at Bramshill Police Staff College, the British Computer Society, and various universities including the American University in Washington, DC.
Mr. Ashley’s work has been featured on The Learning Channel, The Discovery Channel and he was interviewed on the television news program 60 Minutes in connection with techniques he used to successfully prosecute a high profile mass murder case in the United Kingdom. Mr. Ashley has served as a computer forensics expert or as an electronic discovery expert in several of the highest profile global litigation matters of the last decade.
Phone: +44 (0)20 7015 5371
Adrian is a Managing Director at Consilio, formerly Proven Legal Technologies.
Throughout his career Adrian has provided advice to lawyers, regulators, corporate entities, not-for-profit organizations and other stakeholders in relation to forensic investigations and e-disclosure projects in both the public and private sectors in the UK and also internationally.
He specializes in advising clients on the early stages of electronic disclosure and is recognized as a leading, UK expert in the processes of Identification and Data Mapping. This expertise leads him to draft Electronic Document Questionnaires and attend Case Management Conferences, in civil litigation, and formal responses to Regulators, in regulatory defense matters.
He possesses post-graduate diplomas in law (CPE) and legal practice (LPC).
Michael is the head of Strategic Sales on the west coast for Consilio. He consults with corporate legal departments, including many Fortune 500 Companies and their outside law firms across a range of business processes and operational requirements. He has expertise in helping clients navigate the entire electronic discovery process related to complex litigation and investigations.
Michael also works with clients to develop processes and cost-saving strategies in matters involving the collection, processing and review of large amounts of email and other electronic data. Michael is a licensed attorney in California.
Phone: (415) 706-6284
Karl Torke has served clients in the legal industry for 17 years, first as a practicing litigator and for the past 13 as an eDiscovery and legal services consultant. He provides insightful and forthright guidance on unpacking, analysis and attorney review of large volumes of ESI in a defensible yet cost-effective manner. Karl also consults with corporations on law department management and discovery process and procedures. He received his JD from UC Berkeley School of Law and his BA from Indiana University, Bloomington.
Nick has more than 16 years of experience in the legal industry. He began his career as a commercial litigator and has since focused on providing project management and comprehensive document review solutions for large and complex matters to Fortune 500 corporations and law firms. In his current role, Nick leads our U.S. Project Management Office to support the successful execution of large scale electronic discovery projects, and has provided process improvement consulting. Nick has worked with clients in a variety of industries, including energy, finance, insurance, and technology.
Phone: +1 626 921 1600
Office: Los Angeles
Hector Vega has moved up the ranks within Consilio and now holds the title of Vice President, Quality & Support.
Hector has had some involvement in all of Consilio’s big matters since 2005, including work in multiple investigations and Second Request matters involving the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities & Exchange Commission, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). He is fluent in Spanish.
Hector came to Consilio through its 2005 acquisition of True Data Partners where he was Production Team Manager and Director of Production. Hector began his career with DATech, a software development company where he managed a support team and coordinated the installation and implementation of customized software solutions.
Areas of expertise:
- Broad base expertise on eDiscovery solutions
- Large civil litigation
- Second Requests
- Anti-trust matters
- S. Department of Justice investigations
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Investigations
- Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) Investigations
- Multijurisdictional matters
Education & Certifications:
- California State University, Dominguez Hills
Office: New York
Farhat Jabeen is a Vice President with Consilio in the Asia Pacific region. She brings significant client advisory experience on cross-border investigations, FCPA and anti-corruption matters, whistle-blower allegations, and complex litigation. She previously lived and worked in Hong Kong and China focusing primarily on cross-border, multi-language matters in response to requests from the DoJ, SEC, and other U.S. and international government regulators. Farhat has worked on numerous document intensive, electronic data focused projects and managed review exercises in countries including China, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and India. She collaborates with legal teams and clients to develop comprehensive discovery plans that leverage technology and focus on significant cost savings across the discovery process. Her career has been focused on cross border business development efforts across the US and Asia Pacific region, notably being involved in US client pitches on cases requiring Asia eDiscovery subject matter expertise. Her industry experience includes Fortune 500 clients in the pharmaceutical, manufacturing, technology, and telecommunication sectors.
Farhat is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), Association of Certified E-discovery Specialists (ACEDS), and Women in Ediscovery (WiE). She graduated from City University of Hong Kong with a BSc in Computer Science and Postgraduate Certificate in Information Security. Farhat is fluent in English, Urdu, Punjabi, and Hindi, with a working command of Cantonese and French.
Phone: (832) 482-8543
Karen Hornbeck has over 15 years of technical and legal process consulting experience, and specializes in law department technology implementations, Information Governance, Data Privacy, and Information Security solutions for heavily litigated and regulated clients. Her primary focus is on the development of forward-thinking programs to assist clients in identifying their high-value / high-risk information and understanding the related privacy and security considerations.
Phone:+44 (0)20 3695 0097
Matthew is a Senior Director in Consilio’s Strategic Client Solutions team. He is responsible for managing the worldwide relationship with several of Consilio’s key corporate clients and their external counsel, helping to meet current requirements and plan for future needs.
Matthew works with executives and key decision makers to identify solutions to strategic challenges whilst ensuring that Consilio delivers high quality, tailored and cost-effective services at all levels. He uses his experience of a range of complex and high value legal disputes and his technological expertise to advise and assist clients with successfully navigating the whole electronic discovery process.
Matthew specialises in commercial litigation, professional indemnity claims, insurance litigation, European data protection regulations, arbitration, regulatory matters and internal investigations. He also contributes to the education of the legal and business community about electronic discovery technology, processes and practice through regular writing and speaking engagements.
Phone: (312) 550 9907
Melisa oversees and manages relationships with several Strategic Clients throughout the United States, partnering with these key clients to provide additional value, support, and enhance their overall client experience. She has expertise in helping clients navigate the entire electronic discovery process related to complex litigation and investigations.
Melisa works with clients to develop processes and workflows to create cost-saving strategies in matters involving the collection, processing and review of large amounts of email and other electronic data. Her goal is to make the overall litigation and e-discovery process more efficient for her clients.
Melisa specializes in Class Actions, Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property, Insurance, Product Liability, and Internal and Government Investigations.
Phone: (240) 233-2947
Office: New York
Peter leads Consilio’s Financial Services Practice/Vertical focusing on managing the business relationship with multinational financial institution clients. Under his leadership, Consilio provides comprehensive eDiscovery and document review services to 19 of the top 25 U.S./UK/EU banks.
He concentrates on all aspects of the eDiscovery process, helping clients comply with discovery and production requests in investigations, regulatory, and complex litigation matters through the delivery of integrated forensic data collection, electronic discovery, data analytics, document review, production, and project management.
As a Managing Director at Consilio, Peter’s focus is business development, client relationship management, and pre-litigation consulting. He works closely with in-house and outside legal counsel to help them understand the most effective processes and technologies to manage complex workflows and generate maximum quality, accuracy, cost reduction, and return on investment. His ability to present complex information to diverse audiences and quickly understand and address client issues has made him a trusted advisor to some of the nation’s most highly litigated companies. He is a frequent speaker and interviewee, and has been published a number of times on topics related to discovery.
Office: New York
Greg Lutz is a Managing Director leading the Eastern US sales team. He is based in Consilio’s New York office. With more than 20 years of legal industry experience, Greg is well regarded for his ability to build and sustain high-performance sales organizations to deliver exceptional client service. He will draw upon his experience as SVP of a nationally recognized legal services provider to assist Consilio’s global law firm and corporate clients facing investigation and litigation challenges.
Project Senior Director, PM Operations
With more than 20 years’ experience in information technology, data analysis, workflow engineering, software application design, and customer service and support, Judy has a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities presented by high-volume data management and analysis.
Judy has focused on streamlining processes by implementing new technologies and tactical strategies. Her hands-on involvement in technical initiatives, deep understanding of data analytics and reporting and strong leadership skills have allowed her to play a critical role in operational management and strategic organizational development.
Data Analytics Director
Allison specializes in providing Fortune 500 corporations and their counsel with fully customized analytics solutions to e-discovery document review for complex legal matters. She helps lead a team with a unique skillset that combines legal training and technical aptitude. The dual skill set facilitates easy communication between clients and technical support to ensure objectives are clearly understood and effectively met.
She helps lead a team who consults clients on how to leverage analytics tools to make document review more efficient and to lower costs. Allison concentrates on providing clients and counsel with a comprehensive view of data to identify which analytics tool is most appropriate to achieve client objectives. Through search term analysis, email threading, conceptual searching, technology assisted review and continuous active learning, Allison can create tailored results for each client to best suit his needs. Given the expanding scope of e-discovery, crafting of bespoke solutions is increasingly important.
Allison is licensed in North Carolina and Virginia. She has a dozen years experience in the e-discovery field, the last 6 of which have been focused on analytics. She has enjoyed being a guest lecturer on analytics in e-Discovery at Suffolk Law school.
Phone: (713) 939-4570
Amy is responsible for supporting her colleagues across the organization in creating a single vision for the client experience at Consilio. Amy is responsible for ensuring Consilio’s commitment to service excellence – always putting the client first – is embedded in every step along the e-discovery journey.
Reporting to the Consilio’s CEO, Amy partners with other members of the executive team to influence operational processes and sales best practices to maximize client acquisition, retention and profitability. Amy draws on her past experience in operations and client relationship roles to engender frank conversations with clients regarding the quality and value of Consilio’s delivery of services. Working with key members of the Consilio team, Amy puts that feedback to work, using it to improve existing processes and operationalize innovations made during the e-discovery process.
Prior to joining Consilio, Amy was Executive Director – Review Operations at nationally recognized provider of eDiscovery services. In that role, Amy was responsible developing and managing best practice-based, process-driven workflows for efficient document review, including the use of technology assisted review and ke