Speakers

 
James Berriman, Esq.
Mr. Berriman is Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Evidox Corporation, a firm that specializes in electronic discovery, electronic evidence collection and preservation, hosting of electronic documents for online review, electronic trials, and litigation technology consulting. He assists attorneys and corporate clients in defining the appropriate scope of electronic discovery, implementing ediscovery plans, compliance with preservation and retention obligations, and using technology to improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the litigation process. Prior to joining Evidox, Mr. Berriman was Senior Counsel and Director of Litigation Technology at Goodwin Procter LLP, an AmLaw 100 firm of over 650 attorneys. In 1999, he founded the firm’s Litigation Technology Group, an in-house team of 15 specialists who use cutting-edge technologies to increase efficiency and lower the cost of litigation for the firm’s clients. He was responsible for electronic discovery operations, litigation-support database systems, electronic trials, presentation graphics, electronic court filings, computer forensics, and protocols for litigation technology. Mr. Berriman designed, coded, and implemented the firm’s litigation case-management system (“Cases Online”) which has been in continuous use for ten years. He designed the group’s 4,000-square-foot lab facilities. He began his practice at Goodwin Procter as a litigation associate in 1990.

The Honorable John L. Carroll
John L. Carroll is dean of Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama.  Prior to his appointment as dean, Carroll served as a federal trial judge for 14 years in the position of Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Alabama. Carroll was also appointed by Chief Justice William Rehnquist to serve on the Judicial Conference’s Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, one of seven federal judges to do so. This Committee analyzes and makes recommendations toUnited States Supreme Court and the United States Congress on possible modifications to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Carroll is a native of Washington D.C. He graduated from Tufts University, then entered the military and served as a Marine Flight Officer during the Vietnam War where he flew over 200 combat missions. Carroll graduated from Cumberland Law School in 1974, magna cum laude, having served as member of the Cumberland Law Review, on national moot court team and as student bar president. He also has a master of laws from Harvard University. After graduation Carroll was named Legal Director of the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama. He also practiced civil and criminal law for 10 years and spent two years on the law faculty at Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law.

Attorney General Martha Coakley
Re-elected to her second term as Attorney General in 2010, Martha Coakley has devoted her career to protecting children and public safety, standing up for consumers and taxpayers, and fighting for equality for all. After growing up in North Adams reading Nancy Drew novels and watching Perry Mason, perhaps it’s no coincidence that Coakley has charted a career as a distinguished prosecutor on the state and federal levels before serving as Middlesex District Attorney and now as the Commonwealth’s first female Attorney General.
Coakley has brought a comprehensive, innovative approach to addressing the evolving public safety challenges in the Commonwealth. She opened a state of the art cyber forensics lab and trained over 10,000 local police officers to better combat cyber crimes. She led a 49-state agreement with Facebook and MySpace to ensure age verification and screening tools to better protect children from online predators. Coakley also successfully lobbied for a 2008 law that enhanced penalties for predators who abuse children, and has filed legislation to establish human trafficking as a crime in Massachusetts.

The Honorable Robert B. Collings
Robert B. Collings was first appointed to the bench of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts in March, 1982 and was re-appointed for three additional eight-year terms by the twelve U.S. district judges in Massachusetts in 1990, 1998 and 2006.  He began his fourth  term  on  March  15,  2006.  He  was  Chief  Magistrate  Judge  for  the  District  of Massachusetts from 1999 until his term expired at the end of 2001. He currently serves a Legislative Co-Chairman of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association. On August 7, 2005, he became the Chair of the National Conference of Federal Trial Judges, Judicial Division, American Bar Association, and served as Chair until August, 2006. In August, 2008, he was elected as the Conference’s delegate to the ABA’s House of Delegates. Judge Collings is a 1964 graduate of Hamilton College where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He is a 1967 cum laude graduate of the Harvard Law School. After law school, he served as an officer in the U.S. Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps. In 1971, he joined the United States Attorney’s Office. His tenure there lasted until 1982. In 1976, he became Chief of the Criminal Division and in 1978 became First Assistant U.S. Attorney.

Francis H. Fox, Esq.
Mr. Fox is of counsel at Bingham McCutchen LLP, and has been with that firm and its predecessor, Bingham, Dana & Gould, for 50 years. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Fran Fox served 23 years as a naval aviator before and during his career as a Boston lawyer, retiring as a Captain, USNR, with 3700 flight hours. At Bingham, Fran, a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers since 1981, has had a varied civil litigation practice, with trials and appellate work in business and banking litigation, admiralty and products liability, engineering and construction cases. In addition, he has extensive experience in First Amendment and libel cases, having won two First Amendment cases in the U.S. Supreme Court. Fran is an active member of the American Law Institute. He was appointed by Chief Justice Rehnquist to the Civil Rules Advisory Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States and served many years on that committee. In 2007 he was appointed by Chief Justice Marshall to the Standing Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil and Appellate Procedure of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and stills serves in that capacity.

David Papargiris
EnCe, DFCP, GCFA, CCE
David Papargiris is Director of Forensic Services for Evidox Corporation, a firm specializing in electronic discovery, electronic evidence collection and preservation, computer forensics; secure hosting of electronic documents for online review, electronic trials, and litigation technology consulting. Mr. Papargiris has been investigating computer crimes and conducting forensic analysis on computers and digital media since 1998.
From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Papargiris was Director of the Digital Forensics Lab for the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General. From 1986 to 2008, he was a police officer for the Norwood Police Department. In 1998, he was promoted to Detective. In this role, he was assigned to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and was a Deputy United States Marshall with the United States Secret Service, New England Electronic Crimes Task Force.
Mr. Papargiris has successfully recovered critical digital evidence pursuant to computer forensic examinations in support of Federal, State, and local law enforcement criminal investigations involving the sexual exploitation of children, drug trafficking, embezzlement, financial fraud, homicides, and unauthorized access to computer systems. He has testified in state and federal court on computer evidence issues as they relate to the distribution of child pornography and the proper means of processing computer evidence and has been accepted by the Courts as a qualified expert witness on these subjects.

Professor Andrew Perlman, Esq.
Andrew Perlman is a professor of civil procedure and legal ethics at Suffolk University Law School, where he is the director of the Institute on Law Practice Technology and Innovation (www.lawpracticetechnology.com). Professor Perlman was the Chief Report for the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20, which successfully proposed numerous changes to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct in light of changes in technology and globalization. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct.  Professor Perlman will discuss recent changes to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct relating to lawyer competence in the 21st century.  He will cover the duty of confidentiality in a digital age and describe an innovative legal technology audit of law firms that was pioneered by Casey Flaherty, corporate counsel at Kia Motors America, which is being enhanced and automated at Suffolk Law School.  Professor Perlman also will discuss an innovative new curriculum that Suffolk has developed in the area of legal technology and innovation.  Time permitting, he will demonstrate Google Glass, a wearable technology, and discuss its potential applications for lawyers.

The Honorable Fredric D. Rutberg
Born and raised in Philadelphia; received A.B. from the University of Michigan in 1967, [majoring in political science] and J.D. from NYU School of Law in 1970. Book Review Editor of NYU Journal of International Law & Politics. Staff attorney for the New York City Commission on Human Rights and Manhattan Legal Services [in Spanish Harlem]. Moved to Berkshire County, Massachusetts in 1972 to become the attorney-in-charge of the Albany Legal Aid Society’s Rensselaer County Office in Troy. Maintained private practice of law in Stockbridge and Lenox, Massachusetts. Appointed Associate Justice of the Southern Berkshire District Court in March 1994, and named Presiding Justice of the Pittsfield District Court in January 2007 as well as Presiding Justice of Southern Berkshire District Court in November 2013. Appointed to the District Court Appellate Division in 1998 and served until 2010; Chair of the District Court Committee on Civil Proceedings [1998 to 2011]; appointed to the Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure in 1998 and appointed as its Chair in September 2008 . Massachusetts Judges’ Conference and Member of Board of Directors 2006-2010, and a Vice President from 2008 to 2010.

Jonathan Sablone, Esq.
Mr. Sablone is a litigation partner at Nixon Peabody LLP. His multi-faceted trial practice includes representing large companies in complex commercial litigation matters, as well as hedge funds and institutional investors in alternative investment vehicles. Jonathan also leads Nixon Peabody’s eDiscovery & Digital Evidence practice. Through his efforts, the firm has developed an integrated approach that standardizes the electronic discovery process across all of the firm’s offices and litigation practice groups. Jonathan works closely with clients’ in-house counsel and information technology professionals, providing guidance in litigation preparedness, evidence preservation, and electronic data collection, review, and production. His grasp of relevant regulations, successful practices, and proven strategies turns eDiscovery & digital evidence from a costly burden to a competitive strength for clients. He is a Martindale Hubbell “AV” rated trial attorney and has been named by Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in commercial litigation. Jonathan received his J.D. from Boston College Law School and his A.B., cum laude, from Harvard College.