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Season 5 – Episode 6

Top Microsoft 365 Features to Leverage in Your eDiscovery Program

Episode Summary: Microsoft’s agile development and rapid product enhancement allows Microsoft 365 (M365) users to stay up to date with emerging industry challenges. However, keeping pace with these M365 features and updates often requires dedicated team members, testing, and more time and resources than some organizations may have. Tune in to catch up on the top M365 features from the latest release so that you can leverage in your ediscovery program.

John Collins

Director, Advisory Consulting, Lighthouse

As a Global Risk Compliance Consultant in Lighthouse’s Global Advisory Services, John focuses on the intersection of technology with compliance, legal, records management, and data privacy. With more than 19 years’ experience advising attorneys, technologists, data, and information governance managers, John is responsible for providing information governance, litigation/ediscovery readiness, and data privacy advisory services to Lighthouse clients worldwide.

Prior to joining Lighthouse, John led the information governance program for Options Clearing Corporation, the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organization. In this role, John was responsible for ensuring compliance with SEC Recordkeeping requirements, as well as electronic discovery and all other record and information management (RIM) initiatives—including responding to SEC examination requests about recordkeeping practices; overhauling and streamlining the record retention schedule; creating a comprehensive systems inventory/data map to support data privacy, compliance, legal, and information governance requirements.

Prior to working in-house, John spent 12 years providing ediscovery and information governance advisory services to multinational organizations and Fortune 500 companies. John founded and operated The Ingersoll Firm, a boutique ediscovery consultancy focused on data mapping. John conducted dozens of large-scale data mapping projects and was responsible for all aspects of service delivery. In addition to his data mapping work, John personally delivered a full range of ediscovery and information governance services, including legal hold process development, ediscovery tool implementation, and Clearwell hosting, processing, and review management. Before founding The Ingersoll Firm, John led the Information Governance and Office 365 consulting practice at an international legal services provider, and during his tenure created and launched a leading and award-winning Office 365 eDiscovery and Information consulting practice.

John has a diverse and unique background, with strong information technology, ediscovery, records management, and information governance credentials. John’s experience includes leading a team of technology consultants to deliver software and technology services to law firms; creating legal hold and litigation readiness programs for Fortune 500 companies; managing the eDiscovery program for a major health services company; and providing Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, and Office 365 expert consulting services to several of the nation’s leading law firms.

John has a degree in English Literature from Nazareth College and received his law degree from Concord Law School at Purdue University Global. John is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).

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