Speaker Biographies

Speakers at the E-Discovery Symposium include:

Hon. Andrew J. Peck, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Southern District of New York

Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck was appointed United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York in 1995, and served as Chief Magistrate Judge in 2004-2005. He graduated with honors from Cornell University in 1974 and from Duke University School of Law in 1977, where he was Notes & Comments Editor of the Duke Law Journal. Judge Peck served as law clerk to Judge Paul Roney of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh (then the Fifth) Circuit, during the 1977-1978 term. Judge Peck was an associate and then Counsel at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, from 1978-1995. Judge Peck is a frequent lecturer on issues relating to electronic discovery and is a member of the Sedona Conference. He was awarded the Champion of Technology Award for 2011 by Law Technology News.

Matthew W. Blake, Partner, Hagen, Streiff, Newton & Oshiro Accountants, PC

Mr. Blake is a partner and shareholder with HSNO, leads the firm’s global technology practice, and serves as its Chief Compliance Officer. He is an information technology specialist with extensive experience in delivering litigation technology solutions. He has concentrated primarily on litigation consulting with an emphasis on electronic discovery and computer forensics. Mr. Blake has performed extensive testing and evaluation of emerging, litigation solution focused, and state-of-the-art technologies from Silicon Valley, Asia, and Europe. He has led discovery teams in more than 40 countries including Asia, South America, UK, Africa, Europe, Russia, and the Middle East, preparing for and responding to complex discovery matters spanning across more than 500 corporate entities and 3,000 custodians.

George S. Cardona, Chief Assistant United States Attorney, Central District of California

George Cardona has been with the U.S. Attorney’s Office since 1991. He was Acting United States Attorney for the Central District of California from 2006-2010, and he currently serving as First Assistant United States Attorney. In recognition of his exceptional work, Cardona received the Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in 1996, and the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in 1998 (for his work on the Symington case – the trial of Arizona’s sitting governor on financial fraud charges). From 1987 to 1989, he worked as an associate in the Tax Work Group of Irell & Manella in Los Angeles, and from 1989 through 1991 he worked as a Deputy District Attorney for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Daniel B. Garrie, Esq., Managing Director of ARC E-Discovery Dispute Resolution & Special Master

Daniel B. Garrie, Esq. is the Senior Managing Partner and co-founder of Law & Forensics LLC, a boutique consulting firm specializing in complex e-discovery management, digital forensic investigation, and cyber security/warfare. Mr. Garrie has served as an Electronically Stored Information Liaison, Forensic Neutral and Expert for the L.A. Superior Courts, 2nd Circuit, 3rd Circuit, 7th Circuit, New York Supreme Court, and Delaware Supreme Court. He has published over 100 articles, been cited by the Supreme Court, and the second edition of his treatise “Dispute Resolution and E-Discovery” will be published by Thomas-West in 2013.

Dean Gonsowski, Associate General Counsel and Senior Director of Business Development, Recommind

Mr. Gonsowski is responsible for Recommind’s customer engagement program and serves as a lead evangelist for Recommind’s eDiscovery and governance solutions. Before joining Recommind, Mr. Gonsowski was the former Senior eDiscovery Counsel at Symantec, which he joined following Symantec’s acquisition of Clearwell. A former litigator, General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel, Mr. Gonsowski has more than 15 years experience in litigation and eDiscovery consulting at companies including Daticon, Navigant Consulting, Inc. and Fios, Inc.

Elizabeth Henderson, Assistant District Attorney, Major Fraud Unit, Orange County District Attorney’s Office





Anoiel Khorshid, Assistant United States Attorney, Central District of California



Sergio D. Kopelev, CFCE, EnCE, ACE, Senior Director, Huron Consulting Group

Mr. Kopelev is a Senior Director with Huron Consulting Group based in Southern California, where he is responsible for managing large-scale electronic discovery and computer forensics projects. Prior to coming to Huron, he was a Principal with LECG, as well as a director and regional practice leader with a Big 4 accounting firm, following a career in law enforcement. Mr. Kopelev has an extensive base of experience in the forensic examination of digital evidence, as well as advising companies with electronic discovery challenges, both in the private sector and as a highly decorated police officer and investigator. Over the years, he has led the electronic discovery efforts and computer forensics investigations in numerous high profile matters both domestically and abroad. A frequent lecturer and writer on the topic of electronic discovery, Mr. Kopelev has published articles in the Los Angeles Daily Journal and the Nevada Lawyer, served as a faculty member for the American Bar Association National Institute on White Collar Crime, and is a member of the Sedona Conference’s WG1 (Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production).

Browning E. Marean, Sr. Counsel and Co-Chair of the E-Discovery Response Group, DLA Piper LLP

Browning Marean is a senior counsel in DLA Piper’s San Diego office. He is a member of the Litigation group and is co-chair of the Electronic Discovery Readiness and Response Group. Mr. Marean concentrates his practice in the areas of electronic discovery, professional responsibility and knowledge management. He is admitted to practice in California and Texas. Mr. Marean is an internationally known teacher and frequent lecturer on various topics including electronic discovery, international discovery, records retention, knowledge management and computer technology.

Henry S. Noyes, Professor of Law, Chapman University School of Law

Professor Noyes joined the Chapman Law faculty in 2005 after more than a decade as a litigator specializing in complex commercial litigation. He was a partner with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (formerly Pillsbury Madison & Sutro) in San Francisco and was named a “Northern California Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics and San Francisco Magazine. In addition to his billable practice, he was Pillsbury’s pro bono coordinator and he regularly served as an arbitrator in the San Francisco Bar Association’s Attorneys’ Fees Dispute program. In 1995-96, he clerked for the Honorable Jesse Eschbach on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Professor Noyes’s research and writing focuses on rules of procedure, rules of evidence and contractual agreements governing dispute resolution. His articles have appeared in journals including the Harvard Journal on Law and Technology and the Washington and Lee Law Review.

Elizabeth Pollock, Director of Review Services, e-Stet

Ms. Pollock joined e-Stet in 2013 as Director of Review Services. She is responsible for the management of e-Stet’s next generation document review service, which includes the design and implementation of all technology assisted review workflows and processes. Ms. Pollock and her team work closely with clients and their counsel to facilitate the entire document review phase of discovery. Ms. Pollock has more than fifteen years of document review and review management experience. She has worked with Am Law Top 20 Law Firms as well as large, publically-held corporations in multi-million dollar, complex litigations. She has worked extensively in the areas of environmental and toxic torts, gas and oil litigation including state and Federal investigations, healthcare and pharmaceutical industry matters, intellectual property actions including patent infringement suits, FTC merger investigations, Second Requests, and general business matters from shareholder derivative suits to anti-trust matters.

Antonio Tavares Paes, Jr. Partner, Costa, Waisberg e Tavares Paes Sociedade de Advogados

Antonio Tavares Paes Jr. is a partner at MCF Costa, Waisberg e Tavares Paes Advogados in Brazil, a law firm with offices in Sío Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia. He is a former partner of two Brazilian firms (Wald Advogados Associados and Flecha de Lima & Tavares Paes Advogados and was a lawyer/trainee with Escritório de Advocacia Jose Thomaz Nabuco and the Brazilian Reinsurance Institute – Brazil Re (IRB). Outside of Brazil, he was Outside General Counsel at TeleNova Communications, Inc., Miami, and International Attorney at SG Archibald (Paris), White & Case (New York) and Fox & Horan (New York). He spent almost 10 years in finance as Senior Vice-President of Private Equity at Scudder Kemper Investments, Inc. and Vice-President of Project Finance and Latin American Corporate Finance at Chase Manhattan Bank. He holds a law degree from UERJ (Brasil) and an LL.M. in Corporate Finance Law from Columbia Law School. He is a member of the Brazilian and New York State Bar, the American Bar Association and of the Scientific Council of the Journal of Legal Technology Risk Management.

Hon. David Charles Velasquez (ret.), Orange County Superior Court

Judge David Velasquez is currently a mediator with Judicate West, alternative dispute resolution provider. He served 23 years as a judge in Orange County before retiring in 2011. His last assignment with the court was on the Complex Civil Panel, where he served for seven years. For four years of that assignment he served as the Supervising Judge of the Complex Civil Panel. Throughout his judicial career, Judge Velasquez was involved in court leadership, having served on many of the Court’s governing committees, including the Court’s Rules and Forms Committee and the Executive Committee. He was voted the 2003 ABOTA Judge of the Year (Orange County chapter). He was a member of the Board of Directors of ABTLA, Orange County chapter (2006-2011). He was recently selected to the Board of Directors of the Orange County Bar Association’s Masters Division.