Advisory Board

BARBARA BENNETT, CEDS, RCA, RCSP

CO-FOUNDER, ALSP | E-DISCOVERY MANAGER | FCA US LLC

Barbara Bennett is a member of the ACEDS Advisory Board and is an eDiscovery Manager at FCA US LLC.  Barbara has worked in the legal community for over 30 years and for the past 16 years has focused on eDiscovery.  Barbara currently executes a variety of roles relating to the legal and technical aspects involved in litigation support and eDiscovery. She is an eDiscovery project manager working directly with internal and external counsel, and also works with the company’s technical vendors.


ROBERT CHILDRESS

FOUNDER | THE MASTERS CONFERENCE

Mr. Childress has continued to impact the many lives, companies and your day-to-day roles within the legal industry. If you are part of diversity groups, use legal research or products for processing and review, Mr. Childress has had a role. Mr. Childress is a visioner that focuses on bettering the legal community in all aspects. Mr. Childress recognized as one of the 25 most influential people in the legal industry. From the cover of magazines, news organizations and articles he has been a force in improving our industry. Over 25 years, he has held executive positions with some key legal corporations including Lexis-Nexis 5a Security, Thomson & Thomson, Elsevier Science, McGrawHill, Shepards, Wave Software and founder of The Masters Conference. Early in his career at LexisNexis, Childress managed product design, software sales for lexis.com. During his tenure; Childress has been awarded numerous contracts from clients such as the FBI, CIA, White House, Homeland Security, McDonald's, Google, Littler, Walmart which have bolstered many company’s already elite portfolio of customers. Among his many achievements, Childress is the founder of the Masters Conference and the co-founder of a charity golf events, networking groups and associations for lawyers. Mr. Childress has been featured many times over the years within National Register Who’s Who,  LTN Florida IT, Chicago Lawyer Legal Technology, BNA, INC. ARMA, EDRM Quarterly. He is now part of the board of ACEDS, LTPI and serves on advisory roles within in many associations.


DAVID A. GREETHAM

VICE PRESIDENT OF E-DISCOVERY SALES & OPERATIONS | RICOH USA, INC.

David A. Greetham is Vice President of eDiscovery Sales and Operations at Ricoh USA, Inc. Throughout his career, David has been retained by law firms and corporations as a Testifying and Consulting Expert in the area of Computer Forensics, eDiscovery and Information Governance. Additionally, he has been responsible for forensic examinations of computer systems involved in theft of trade secrets, internet misuse, harassment, murder, fraud and alleged spoliation. David has testified as a computer forensics expert on many occasions both nationally and internationally and is the inventor of Remlox™ a patented remote forensic collection tool which has been used in 37 different countries. David also holds several other patents in relation to eDiscovery technology.


TOM O’CONNOR

DIRECTOR | GULF COAST LEGAL TECHNOLOGY CENTER

Director of the Gulf Coast Legal Technology Center, he is a nationally known consultant, speaker and writer in the areas of computerized litigation support systems and e-discovery. Beginning his career as a paralegal specializing in complex litigation, he has worked on asbestos litigation, the Keating case, national breast implant litigation, tobacco litigation on behalf of the Attorney General of Texas and various phases of the Enron litigation. He has designed databases and trained legal staffs in their use. This work has involved both public and private law firms of all sizes across the nation and, over the past several years, has expanded to include electronic document depositories, trial presentation systems and e-discovery. A frequent lecturer on the subject of legal technology, he has served on the faculty of numerous national CLE providers and the advisory board of the national American Lawyer Media LegalTech conferences.


DAVID YERICH, CEDS

DIRECTOR OF EDISCOVERY | UNITEDHEALTH GROUP

As Director of E-Discovery at UnitedHealth Group, in Minnetonka, Minnesota, he oversees processes, protocols and tools that the company utilizes in its electronic discovery production in regulatory and legal matters. One of the nation’s leading experts in discovery, he previously worked as the Electronic Discovery Consultant at Faegre & Benson, a large Minneapolis law firm, and for ten years at the Fortune 500 international company, Cargill, where his work focused on document and electronic records management, e-discovery strategies and document productions. He also played a key role in the implementation and roll-out of a worldwide document management tool at Cargill’s legal department.