ADDISON, TX – August 31, 2016 – iControl ESI, a complex eDiscovery software and solutions company founded in 1999, today announced that its ESI Insight Series for September will include two content-rich programs.
“We are so excited about our lineup for September and October. Due to the number of topic requests we received from attendees in our first two months of programs, we are putting on two programs in each of these months,” said Robin Thompson, producer, and host of the ESI Insight Series. “Our regular third Tuesday program on September 20th will feature guest speaker Susan Ippoliti Kavanagh, RP, CeDP, CLSP, currently Director of Client and Member Services at ACEDS, and former member of the Board of Directors for the National Federation of Paralegal Associations. Susan will discuss the role of the paralegal in eDiscovery. In our special edition program on Thursday, September 29th iControl ESI experts Mark Walker and Jonathan Kafka will be joined by guest speaker Michael Quartararo of Stroock & Stroock & Lavaan, author of the definitive treatise on Project Management in eDiscovery, to look at the role of project management in eDiscovery,” added Thompson.
The Paralegal’s Role in eDiscovery with Susan Ippoliti Kavanagh, RP, CeDP, CLSP Litigation paralegals have always played an important role in discovery and trial. Over the years, we’ve seen more professionals with the job title of paralegal reach out to become CEDS credentialed and seek out education and training for best eDiscovery practices. We have also seen more paralegals on discovery and buying teams in corporations and law firms.
Highlights of this program include:
- From Paralegal to Project Manager: How eDiscovery Has Singlehandedly [and Inadvertently] Changed the Paralegal Landscape
- Education, Training & Certification: The “Secret Sauce” of the Indispensable Paralegal
- The Real Power of Attorney: The Paralegal’s eDiscovery Toolkit for Success
The eDiscovery Project Manager with Mark Walker, Jonathan Kafka, and Michael Quartararo Michael Quartararo is one of the most respected authorities in the field of eDiscovery Project Management. He is a highly sought-after lecturer and has recently published our industry’s definitive treatise covering project management in eDiscovery. Project managers working with eDiscovery will agree that their processes and workflows contain unique responsibilities by virtue of regulations governing litigation and the data they manage. In this program, former trial paralegal and advisor Mark Walker and eDiscovery operational expert Jonathan Kafka join Mike as they discuss his treatise and best practices for eDiscovery Project Managers.
About the Speakers
Susan Ippoliti Kavanagh, RP, CeDP, CLSP has nearly 20 years of experience in the legal services and legal technology industry and is a subject matter expert in eDiscovery and litigation support, with experience extending to overseeing all aspects of litigation, providing legal technology services, and consulting with a variety of clients on best practices related to eDiscovery and litigation management. Susan has managed the eDiscovery Lifecycle on the national and international level, co-chaired the EDRM Code of Conduct working group, and has been a national speaker on eDiscovery and other Continuing Legal Education topics for many years. Susan also launched one of the first law firm eDiscovery departments in upstate New York. Her passion is to motivate and lead people in a direction towards positive change and results. As the Director of Client & Member Services for the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) she is committed to ensuring that ACEDS delivers a quality membership experience for eDiscovery professionals. Susan has a B.S. in Political Science from St. John Fisher College and her past leadership includes serving the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. for nearly 10 years as VP & Director of Membership and VP & Director of Professional Development, respectively and serving the Digital Rochester Board of Directors in several leadership positions from 2008-2013.
Michael Quartararo is the Director of Litigation Support Services at New York-based Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP. He is the author of “Project Management in Electronic Discovery,” the only book to merge project management principles and best practices in electronic discovery. He is a teacher, a project management professional, and technologist with more than 18 years of experience in the legal services industry. A graduate of the State University of New York, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in psychology and music, he also studied law for one year at the University of London. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS), and he teaches eDiscovery and project management at Tempe, Arizona-based Bryan University, where he also sits on the university advisory board. He is the ACEDS liaison member to the Advisory Committee of the EDRM. In June of 2016 he published “Project Management in Electronic Discovery.” Mike frequently writes and speaks on issues related to project management, eDiscovery and litigation support.
Mark Walker is VP of Advisory Services for iControl ESI, and is the author of multiple treatises on trial practice and preparation and is a frequent blogger and lecturer. Mark has nearly 20 years of trial paralegal experience, coordinating and managing the discovery for some of the nation’s largest litigation. He is considered one of the leading technologists and advisors in our industry.
Jonathan Kafka is VP of Operations at iControl ESI. He is widely regarded as one of the most experienced eDiscovery operations managers in the industry, with deep experience in technology, structure, and process associated with managing eDiscovery projects to a cost-effective and successful conclusion with a focus on the client experience. Jonathan has worked in the eDiscovery industry for over 20 years, and has a B.S. in Philosophy from Santa Clara University.
About iControl ESI
iControl ESI, founded in 1999, is a complete eDiscovery software and services provider, providing solutions in all phases of the EDRM. Through a combination of expert advisory services, skilled and efficient project management, state-of-the-art technology, and a singular focus on creating the best client experience, iControl ESI provides solutions to the business problems associated with discovery, by lowering the cost of data discovery and increasing document review efficiencies. In addition to working with industry-best technologies, iControl ESI utilizes its own developed technologies, which include ENVIZE, an industry-changing predictive coding solution, and Recenseo, a complete online document review solution. Visit us at www.icontrolesi.com.