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[Event] Overcoming the Challenges of Modern Discovery – October 6, Cleveland, OH | Association of Certified Electronic Discovery Specialists (ACEDS)

Join the ACEDS Ohio Chapter, FTI Consulting and ProFile Discovery for a free educational and networking event!

About this event

2.0 CLE pending approval

14:00-14:15 – Login

2:15-3:15 – How emerging data sources are transforming the eDiscovery industry

The sudden adoption of collaboration and communication platforms and associated changes in our data topography will have lifelong implications for workflows, technologies and best practices used in eDiscovery. Join John Winkler and David Meadows of FTI Consulting for a presentation on these emerging platforms and how we can change our approach to traditional document review by incorporating data visualization and other strategies.

As Director of FTI’s Technology Segment, John Winkler partners with law firms and corporate clients to provide sound advice and best practices in managing electronically stored information for litigation and investigations. Drawing on more than 20 years of legal technology experience, Mr. Winkler works with clients to effectively narrow the proposed scope of discovery through cutting-edge technologies, and provides advisory expertise and related solutions. the identification, preservation, collection, analysis and production of electronically stored information.

David Meadows is Senior Managing Director of FTI Technology’s eDiscovery and Digital Forensics Consulting and Services Practice. He brings over two decades of experience assisting clients with all aspects of technology and its use for eDiscovery and forensic analysis in compliance, investigations and litigation. Current and past clients include national and global companies in the financial services, life sciences, communications, high tech, energy and mining industries, for which he has provided expertise in advanced data analysis and computer forensics.

3:15-3:25 p.m. – Break

3:25 – 4:45 – Overcoming the Challenges of Modern Discovery

Industry experts will discuss the technical and logistical challenges associated with today’s collections, the legal steps and potential pitfalls lawyers need to consider, and the strategies that companies, their IT staff and their lawyers must adopt to meet these challenges. The panel will discuss defensible collections including but not limited to Microsoft Purview, Google and cellphones, remote and targeted collections.

Moderator: Brett Burney of Burney Consulting

Panel: Andrew Keck of ProFile Discovery, Michael McDonald of Baker Hostetler and Tony Petruzzi, Esq. by Tucker Ellis.

Brett Burney is a principal at Burney Consultants LLC. Always focused on encouraging legal professionals to make better use of the technology available to them, Brett helps law firms and corporate legal departments successfully overcome their eDiscovery challenges. He writes regularly for Legaltech News and ABA publications, and is the author of The eDiscovery Buyers Guide ( Prior to founding Burney Consultants LLC, Brett spent over 5 years at the law firm Thompson Hine LLP, where he worked with litigation teams building document databases, advising on eDiscovery issues and support during trials. In 2015, Brett Burney served as chair of the planning committee for the annual ABA TECHSHOW ( Brett is the author of the ABA-published book “Macs in Law: The Definitive Guide for the Mac-Curious, Windows-Using Attorney” ( and also publishes on the popular Apps in Law blog (www. .appsinlaw .com) and co-hosts the weekly In the News podcast (

Andrew Keck, Chief Technology Officer, is co-founder and partner of ProFile Discovery, a litigation support firm based in Columbus, Ohio. Developed and led the eDiscovery practice for ProFile Discovery for the past twelve years and has over eighteen years working in the litigation support profession, a background in eDiscovery and holds a Masters in Cyber ​​Security. He continues to act as an expert witness in court cases involving forensic expertise and other technical issues with complex IT infrastructures.

Tony Petruzzi is Chair of the eDiscovery Group at Tucker Ellis LLP and an active member of the Sedona Conference, Working Group 1 (Working Group on Electronic Records Preservation and Production). He is a frequent speaker in the fields of eDiscovery, both locally and nationally. He is also a member of the Commercial Litigation Group, focusing his practice in the areas of white-collar criminal defense, corporate investigations and commercial litigation. The nature of Tony’s practice requires extensive experience and knowledge related to eDiscovery. He frequently advises and works with clients on eDiscovery matters when responding to subpoenas and discovery requests and in conducting internal investigations. Tony provides services and advises clients in all areas of eDiscovery, including preserving ESIs, writing ESI protocols and conducting custody interviews, as well as managing the collection, review and of the production of ESIs for small disputes, complex disputes and white collar cases.

Mike McDonald is Senior Litigation Support Coordinator at Baker Hostetler. In the more than 20 years he has worked in law firms, 13 of those years have been spent providing eDiscovery advice and litigation support. He has extensive experience assisting clients and legal teams in identifying and preserving data, managing data throughout the processing phase, and managing complex document reviews and productions. Although technically proficient, Mike believes the most valuable tools for an eDiscovery professional are effective communication skills, critical yet positive thinking, and team/relationship building.

4:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Cocktails and aperitifs

Nearby parking:

Playhouse Square Parking Garage – 1450 Chester Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114

Lot T10 – 1625 Chester Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114

Lot #8 – Chester Surface Lot – 1603 Chester Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114

1564 Chester Ave Parking – 1564 Chester Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115