Episode Summary: Bill and Rob bring on a panel of ediscovery influencers and experts to discuss the dramatic upheaval of 2020, how the ediscovery industry reacted, and how to prepare for 2021. Listen in as expert guest speakers, Zach Warren, Editor-in-Chief of Legaltech News; Ryan O'Leary, Esq., Senior Research Analyst, Legal, Risk, and Compliance at IDC; and Chris Dahl, Vice President of Product Development and Advisory Services at Lighthouse recap everyone’s least favorite year and look ahead to the future of the industry.
Zach Warren is the editor-in-chief of Legaltech News, a national brand of ALM Media. In his role, Zach helps explore the intersection of law and technology, leading one of the premier outlets for legal technology news and analysis while also writing and editing both feature and daily articles for Law.com's network of magazines, including Corporate Counsel and The American Lawyer. Before LTN, Zach worked at InsideCounsel magazine and sports analytics startup numberFire. He currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has received his MBA from the University of Minnesota and undergraduate degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.
Ryan O’Leary is a Senior Research Analyst in IDC's Legal, Risk, and Compliance research program. In this role, Mr. O’Leary leverages his legal experience to provide perspective on changes in laws, shifting regulation, and other market forces that affect technology decision making today. He also provides thought leadership that technology suppliers and technology buyers may use to develop effective strategy for the future. Mr. O’Leary’s core research coverage includes the evolution of eDiscovery and legal technology. Mr. O’Leary’s research also includes an emphasis on governance, risk management, and compliance solutions.
As the Vice President of Product Development and Advisory Services, Chris is responsible for bringing together product management and engineering to create an end-to-end product development approach, delivering innovative, best-in-class products designed to meet our clients’ critical and emerging needs. Chris’s Advisory Services team works directly with Lighthouse’s clients to implement these innovative products, as well as ediscovery best practices and technology behind the corporate firewall. Together the teams represent the innovation engine which drives many of the world-class solutions Lighthouse brings to its clients.
Chris has more than a decade of experience as a technical leader in ediscovery. From 2003 to 2010, he worked for the law firm of K&L Gates in its eDiscovery Analysis and Technology (e-DAT) Practice Group. As a Lead Analyst for e-DAT, Chris’s primary responsibilities included developing solutions for complex technical workflows surrounding the collection, processing, and review of electronically stored information for hundreds of cases and investigations. During that time, Chris also served as Board Member of FTI Consulting’s Attenex Technical Working Group and participated in product development with a number of other ediscovery software companies.
Since joining Lighthouse in 2011, Chris has led a number of the company’s organizations, spoke at thought leadership events, consulted with many fortune 50 corporations, on-boarded and invented new ediscovery technology, and participated in the development of enterprise ediscovery software in enterprise platforms such as Office 365.
Chris received his undergraduate degree from Whitman College and his law degree from Seattle University School of Law. During law school, Chris served as Judicial Extern to the Honorable James L. Robart, United States District Court Judge for the Western District of Washington.
The podcast wholly devoted to pursuing the legal technology revolution. Co-hosts Bill Mariano and Rob Hellewell explore the impacts and possibilities that new technology is creating by streamlining workflows for ediscovery, compliance, and information governance.