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ESI, Technology, and the Lawyer: The Intersection of Competence, Ethics, and Electronically Stored Information 2012


Speaker(s): Kevin L. Esposito, Ronald J. Hedges
Recorded on: Feb. 28, 2012
PLI Program #: 37967

Kevin L. Esposito, MBA JD is the Managing Director at Rivulex, LLC where he drives the analysis and implementation of processes and toolsets that are designed to decrease the cost of complying with legal discovery obligations.

Kevin is a founding member of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (www.edrm.net) where he is currently co-chair of the Model Code of Conduct subcommittee.

Kevin was previously co-founder of the Discovery Response Team at Pfizer Inc in New York and helped to lead Pfizer’s corporate records retention efforts. As the Director of Electronic Discovery at Pfizer, Kevin was responsible for the day to day operation of the IT side of their discovery process and coordinated all electronic discovery worldwide.

Kevin knows first hand the dynamics of internal communications between Information Technology and Legal staff. Kevin developed and managed global technology support organizations for United Parcel Service for over a decade before becoming an attorney. For over twelve years he has been finding innovative ways to apply computer technology to business processes within the legal arena.
He is a frequent speaker at legal and technology conferences and specializes in bridging the communications gap that exists between business people, technologists and lawyers.

Active in academic circles, Kevin has been a senior faculty member at the University of Phoenix, where he is author or co-author of courses related to both technology and The Law. He also served as Visiting Lecturer in Electronic Commerce at LaSalle University in Philadelphia.

He maintains offices in New Jersey and Massachusetts.


Ronald J. Hedges, J.D., is a Senior Counsel with Dentons US LLP. He served as a United States Magistrate Judge in the District of New Jersey from 1986 to 2007. Mr. Hedges is a frequent writer and speaker on various topics related to, among other things, electronic information and is the lead author of Managing Discovery of Electronic Information: A Pocket Guide for Judges, Third Edition (Federal Judicial Center: 2017), https://www.fjc.gov/content/323370/managing-discovery-electronic-information-third-edition. He is also the Co-Senior Editor of The Sedona Conference Cooperation Proclamation:  Resources for the Judiciary, Third Edition, https://thesedonaconference.org/sites/default/files/Judicial%20Resources%20publication%20announcement.pdf. His full biography is available at https://www.dentons.com/en/ronald-hedges.