As Vice President at Lighthouse, Rob counsels the world’s top corporations and law firms in ediscovery and leveraging analytics, data science, and technology to extract critical insights from data and is based in Washington D.C. Rob’s expertise includes applying analytics and developing data-driven solutions to reduce risk in compliance and legal matters.
Rob’s formative years were spent in Laguna Beach, California; however, after 18 years of failing to develop even a base tan, he moved to Utah earning an aptly titled “B.S.” degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University. Rob received his M.S. in Business Analytics from New York University, where his research focused on applying text mining, metadata, and sentiment analysis to detect legal risk in unstructured data sources. Rob dreamed of earning an MBA, but opted to attend law school instead after receiving the lowest possible score on the math portion of the GMAT. He received his J.D. from Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School.
Rob previously practiced in the Antitrust and Trade Regulation group of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where he counseled clients in connection with complex litigation and regulatory investigations from the Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and other state and federal agencies. During this time, Rob’s mother believed he argued groundbreaking cases in front of the US Supreme Court, but he actually just worked on HSR second requests and reviewed documents. Rob reluctantly left the nurturing and caring environment of a big law firm to pursue a glamorous career in ediscovery sales. His wife, Kristen, still hasn’t forgiven him.
Rob’s hobbies include spending time with his family, keeping his Law and Candor co-host, Bill Mariano, out of prison, monitoring elections in despotic third-world countries, developing algorithms that will replace lawyers and, of course, achieving world peace.
Bill is an attorney and Vice President at Lighthouse. In his role, Bill works with Fortune 500 corporations and AmLaw 100 law firms throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia Pacific to help clients improve their strategies for handling complex discovery matters while creating greater cost and control efficiencies throughout the discovery process. Bill attended Seton Hall University School of Law, where he earned his J.D. in addition to his love of eye patches in support of the Seton Hall Pirates.
Prior to his start in the ediscovery industry over 13 years ago, Bill practiced as a litigator for five years, as well as a guest trial advocacy instructor at Seton Hall University where he taught students how to leverage technology in practice. Bill is also a frequent presenter and author on a variety of topics including: How to Develop an Electronic Discovery Action Plan; The FRCP Amendments: Dealing with Electronic Discovery; Emerging Case Law in Electronic Discovery; and Leveraging Technology to Reduce Discovery Costs.
When he’s not providing expert guidance to his clients, Bill tends to not take anything too seriously. He is known for traveling the world as much as possible, drinking an appropriate* amount of Bourbon and coffee (because coffee is for closers), wearing a multitude of leather bracelets, and following around Pearl Jam as a groupie when permitted by Mrs. Mariano.