Founded in 2008 in Portland, Ore., Zapproved Inc. is a pioneer in developing cloud-hosted software for corporate legal departments. The Z-Discovery Platform returns power to in-house corporate legal teams and helps them navigate electronic discovery with minimal risk and cost, and it sets new standards for scalability and intuitive design. The company’s flagship product, Legal Hold Pro, is widely adopted by Fortune 500 and Global 2000 corporations and won the 2016 Legaltech News Innovation Awards for Best E-Discovery Legal Hold Product, and the company was named as a “vendor to watch” in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery.
Strassburger, McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky is one of Pennsylvania’s leading law firms providing businesses and individuals with outstanding representation in complex litigation, business transactions, real estate, corporate matters, estate and asset protection, personal injury, family law and criminal law. The firm has offices in Pittsburgh, Beaver and Greensburg and prides itself on working closely with clients to provide high quality, aggressive and comprehensive counsel. For more information, please see www.smgglaw.com.
Husch Blackwell is an industry-focused, full-service litigation and business law firm with 16 offices across the U.S. and in London. We represent national and global leaders in major industries including energy and natural resources; financial services; food and agribusiness; healthcare, life sciences and education; real estate, development and construction; and technology, manufacturing and transportation.
Cohen & Grigsby is a vibrant, growing middle market law firm comprised of more than 130 attorneys who practice in more than 30 distinct areas of the law, including mergers & acquisitions, business, tax, litigation, real estate, public finance, labor and employment, ERISA and employee benefits, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, estates and trusts, immigration, and intellectual property. Cohen & Grigsby has a healthy, growing, and diverse client base, including public and private companies located all over the world. Cohen & Grigsby’s Litigation Group also has more than 50 lawyers who represent local, national and international businesses in a broad range of federal and state litigation from the initial prosecution or defense of a claim through discovery, settlement negotiations, trial, and appeal.
Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) when conventional approaches are not enough to activate change and achieve results.
Privately held since 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services firm that delivers business performance improvement, turnaround management and advisory services to organizations seeking to transform operations, catapult growth and accelerate results through decisive action. Our senior professionals are experienced operators, world-class consultants and industry veterans who leverage the firm's restructuring heritage to help leaders turn change into a strategic business asset, manage risk and unlock value at every stage.
On September 15, 2008, Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries (“the Lehman Estates”), filed the largest Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding in U.S. history. Since that filing, the Lehman Estates have distributed almost $110 billion to its creditors. Prior to its bankruptcy, Lehman was the fourth largest investment bank in the United States, offering an array of financial services in equity and fixed income sales, trading and research, investment banking, asset management, private equity and private investment management.
Gretchen E. Moore is a shareholder at Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky and co-chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. Her practice focuses on commercial and civil litigation and municipal law. Ms. Moore is actively involved in the firm’s legal technology research and development, particularly in the areas of data management and discovery. She has been certified as an eDiscovery specialist by the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS). Before entering law school, Ms. Moore was a research associate at the Urban Institute, a Washington, D.C. think tank. She also spent a year with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps. Ms. Moore received a B.S., cum laude, and an M.S. from St. Joseph’s University, and a J.D. from University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Among other groups, she is a member of ACEDS and is a board member of the Pittsburgh Chapter of Women in eDiscovery.
As Assistant Chair of Husch Blackwell’s eDiscovery Solutions team, Megan Scheiderer provides discovery management and consultation, document review and analysis, as well as education and training for clients across the firm. An experienced litigator, Megan represents corporate clients in business disputes and employment litigation, including discrimination claims and restrictive covenant litigation in jurisdictions across the nation. She brings this knowledge and training in both technical and legal aspects of eDiscovery to bear on client matters, steering the logistics of discovery in cases from start to finish, with specific focus on efficiency and defensibility.
Megan is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law and completed Georgetown Law’s eDiscovery Training Institute. She has been named a Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer Rising Star in the area of Business Litigation. She was recently nominated to serve on the eDiscovery Local Rules committee for the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.
Tom focuses his practice on commercial litigation, non-compete and trade secret litigation, intellectual property, and insurance coverage. He has represented international, national, and local clients in federal and state trial and appellate courts and in AAA arbitrations. Tom has worked with forensic consultants as well as his clients’ IT specialists in a variety of ESI scenarios.
Mark Kindy is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Global Forensic and Dispute Services practice in New York, where he co-leads the Forensic Technology Services team and is a member of the Global Executive Committee. Mr. Kindy’s primary areas of concentration are Evidence & Discovery Management, Data Analytics and Visualization and Operations Management. With more than 25 years of litigation, discovery and technology experience, Mr. Kindy has assisted corporations and law firms on all aspects of Litigation Readiness, Technology and Discovery process activities. Currently, Mr. Kindy is the CIO and is also leading the Data Mining & Analytics and eDiscovery teams on the Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. bankruptcy, assisting with the wind-down, claims adjudication processes and litigation.
Bill Olshan is a Managing Director and Co-General Counsel of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. He has been responsible for managing the firm’s largest litigations, which include several multi-billion disputes involving the valuation of tens of thousands of terminated derivatives transactions and the largest ever securities portfolio foreclosure. In addition, Mr. Olshan has lead the effort to manage the firm’s overall litigation strategy, including implementing novel approaches to discovery designed to improve the quality and efficiency of the review process. Bill joined Lehman in July of 1990 after working as a litigation associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft and then Willkie Farr & Gallagher.