In October 2013 I joined Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, as Of Counsel in the Information Governance and eDiscovery Group. I am also Co-Chair of the Information Governance Initiative, a consortium of industry and thought leaders in the IG space. In Spring semester 2017 I am teaching e-discovery law at American University’s Washington College of Law.
I served 13 years as the first appointed Director of Litigation at the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, and prior to that as a trial attorney and senior counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice. I also have served on the Adjunct Faculty of the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies, where I taught the first graduate level seminar on e-discovery in the U.S. to PhDs and Masters degree candidates in information science. As part of The Sedona Conference, I have served as Co-Chair of the Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG1), and as an Editor-in-Chief of The Sedona Conference Best Practices Commentary on the Use of Search and Information Retrieval Practices in E-Discovery (2007 & 2013 eds.), The Sedona Conference Commentary on Achieving Quality in the E-Discovery Process (2009 & 2013 eds.), The Sedona Conference Commentary on Finding the Hidden ROI in Information Assets (2011), and on the Editorial Drafting Team of The Sedona Conference Commentary on Information Governance (2013). I was a founding coordinator of the TREC Legal Track, an international research project evaluating search and retrieval methods used in ediscovery sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and served as coordinator of the Track between 2006 and 2009. I also helped found the international “DESI Workshop” series, a unique forum for academics and lawyers to discuss issues of mutual interest involving e-discovery, information retrieval, and artificial intelligence. I currently serve on the advisory boards of the Georgetown Law Center Advanced E-Discovery Institute and the Cardozo Data Law Initiative. I have also served on the Board of Directors of ARMA International, on the Legaltech Educational Advisory Board, and as Chair of the D.C. Bar Litigation Section’s E-discovery & Information Governance Committee. I frequently write and speak in the U.S. and internationally on subjects involving preservation of and access to electronic records. I edited the recently published book, Perspectives on Predictive Coding And Other Advanced Search Methods for the Legal Practitioner, published by the American Bar Association in 2016. See my full CV 1.2mb PDF) for additional details.
I also have set up a nonprofit foundation to provide educational assistance to children in Cambodia and other places. See http://www.facebook.com/thechellyfoundation and http://www.thechellyfoundation.org for more information.
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