Brief biographies of our Editorial Board members.
Editorial Board Chairman
Albert J. Buckwalter, PMP
Albert J. Buckwalter is a Litigation Support Director with the Federal Government. He has over 22 years of litigation support experience in both private and public organizations. He has managed or supported litigation against such organizations as Tenent Healthcare, McDonald Douglas/General Dynamics, Boeing, Alaska Pulp Corporation and the Federal lawsuit against Tobacco manufacturers. He started his litigation support career as a bilingual legal assistant with a personal injury firm. His most recent accomplishment was completing the Marine Corp Marathon in the fall of 2012 in under four hours and receiving a Department of Justice – Civil Rights Division’s Assistant Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award in 2012. Albert has a BA in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, College Park and is a certified Project Manager. He is originally from the great state of New Jersey.
Sally A. Kane, Esq.
Ms. Kane is an attorney and a highly experienced writer/editor specializing in legal and career topics. She has published over one-hundred law-related articles in print and web-based media and performs a variety of print and on-line projects for law firms, legal recruiters, Websites and other media. Her book on litigation support careers is scheduled to be published next year by Delmar Cengage Learning. Ms. Kane holds a bachelor’s degree in English/Writing from Edinboro University and a law degree from Duquesne University School of Law where she served as an editor of the Duquesne Law Review. Prior to law school, Ms. Kane worked as a paralegal and litigation support professional.
Reza Alexander is the Litigation & Practice Support Manager for DLA Piper UK LLP – responsible for the delivery of technology led litigation and document management solutions to the firm’s EMEA offices. Reza is also an active member of both the Litigation Support Technology Group [LiST] and the Sedona Conference WG6: International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure Group. A frequent speaker at electronic disclosure and industry specific conferences and seminars and a published author of various articles on electronic disclosure – Reza’s forte is in sourcing and identifying cost-effective and practical solutions to the inherent challenges of volume litigation and regulatory investigations – and is particularly keen in bridging the communications gap between lawyers and IT departments including the general advancement and wider education of litigation technology in the industry.
Jim Fairbarns is a Senior Litigation Support Specialist with Abacus Technology Corp. He has 20 years of litigation support experience on contracts with six Federal agencies. His first job in the field was as a document coder at the old Sterling Systems division of PRC. His professional odyssey has included stops at CACI, Automated Systems and Programing Inc., and Alphatech Corp. A home brewer of some repute, Jim has a BA in Management from National-Louis University.
Rob Fairbarns has over 15 years of experience in litigation support, imaging and document management. He has worked for a number of companies and has been active in both the commercial and government arenas. He has focused primarily on the document management issues inherent in litigation of any size and has attained CDIA certification. Besides his professional background, Mr. Fairbarns has degrees from Appalachian State University and the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He is currently working as a consultant.
Duane Lites has over 20 years of litigation support experience, and has spent 10 of those Managing Litigation Support departments in several large law firms . He is currently the Director of Litigation Support at Jackson Walker LLP in Dallas, TX. He has been a frequent speaker on litigation technology and electronic discovery, and is very active in the litigation support industry. He is the owner/moderator of the National Litigation Support Listserv with over 7,500+ members, and a member of the EDRM Metrics project.
George I. Rudoy
George I. Rudoy is a sixteen year veteran of Legal Technology & Services industry. He is the Founder & CEO at Integrated Legal Technology, LLC, a consultancy that provides a broad spectrum of advise on a variety of legal technology and services functions, including International and US E-Discovery, information governance, compliance and litigation readiness for the corporations and integration and consolidation of legal technology and support services for the law firms. Mr. Rudoy’s expertise includes strategic implementation of practice specific as well as knowledge and information management solutions and services, including establishing profitable E-Discovery function; building and managing Litigation & Practice Support departments; implementing Legal Project Management (LPM) as well as advising on Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO), Knowledge Management, New Matter Intake and Business Conflicts as well as Information Center (Law Library) functions. George has excelled at assisting Law Firms and Corporate Law Departments with all aspects of applied legal technology, electronic discovery, compliance and retention of electronic records as well practice management. He held senior management positions in legal support at a number of AmLaw 100 law firms, including Shearman & Sterling LLP and Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. Mr. Rudoy graduated from New York University (magna cum laude). He is a seasoned veteran in the international legal support arena and a sought after speaker at legal conferences worldwide. George is a founding member of the E-Discovery Training Academy and Advanced E-discovery Institute at Georgetown Law Center where he is teaching on a variety of topics. He periodically writes on a variety of legal tech topics for the main industry publications.