Deerrun Jea is a Senior Consultant based in the CDS New York headquarters. As a lawyer-technologist, he integrates the practice of law and the impact of technology thereon, including advising both internally and clients on workflows and strategies related to eDiscovery. He has over 15 years of legal and eDiscovery experience, including multidistrict litigation, FTC/DOJ second requests, and international price fixing and internal investigations. Prior to CDS, he practiced corporate and antitrust law at several firms in New York City. Past engagements have involved Am Law A-List firms, Fortune 50 companies, bulge bracket banks, and private equity and hedge funds. He is admitted in New York State.
Candice Kalis is a licensed attorney and project manager with over seven years of experience in the eDiscovery field. As an attorney with the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund and the Social Security Administration, Candice managed cases through all stages of administrative appeals and litigation. While her caseload covered a broad range of legal areas from civil rights law to securities law, she gained an in-depth knowledge of information law, specializing in actions under the FOIA statute. With years of first-hand experience handling the challenges of voluminous discovery, eDiscovery was a natural fit. As a project manager, she has steered litigation projects through all phases of the EDRM lifecycle, managed attorney review teams, executed privilege reviews, and provided extensive end user training in Relativity, Ringtail, Brainspace, and other platforms.
Candice specializes in developing customized eDiscovery solutions for government agencies. Her recent work includes designing and implementing a Relativity Pilot program for the Department of Commerce, which seeks to leverage the power of Relativity to address the Department’s backlog of FOIA requests.
Evan Benjamin is a Senior eDiscovery Strategist at CDS and enjoys sharing his wisdom and passion for blockchain technology, GDPR, and many of the more in-depth processes that make eDiscovery work behind the scenes.
Nicole has worked in the eDiscovery space for over ten years and is a Senior Consultant at Complete Discovery Source where she advises clients and attorneys on managing electronic data through the full EDRM lifecycle. She is passionate about developing sophisticated workflows and takes a hands-on consultative approach. She uses her experience to advise clients on advanced analytics and litigation support technologies for the purposes of efficiently investigating data, culling overall volumes and employing cost savings solutions. Nicole has also managed large-scale document review projects and assisted with privilege reviews and privilege log creation. She is a Relativity Certified Administrator.
As a Client Director, Brian Zimmermann manages workflows and provides high-level expertise to his clients. He has over 7 years of eDiscovery and legal experience and has consulted on multiple large matters for a variety of clients, including Am Law 100 firms, global financial services organizations and multi-national pharmaceutical companies. In his time with CDS, he has managed challenging eDiscovery matters including second requests, significant multi-district litigation and large class action cases. Brian is a licensed attorney in the state of Illinois.
Louis Cona is the forensic services manager at CDS and has 8 years’ experience in the field of digital forensics. His main duties include complex data collections, computer forensic investigations and the training of team members in the use of forensic and eDiscovery software and hardware solutions. Additionally, Louis provides consulting services in the areas of forensic data collection, data management & analysis, and eDiscovery best practices. Louis holds a BS in Computer Information Systems (Networking Security & Digital Forensics) and is ACE and EnCE certified.
Bill has 25 years of experience as a partner, shareholder and board member of AmLaw 200 law firms, including Williams Mullen where he built one of the first law firm eDiscovery practices. For the last 10 years Bill has participated in and now runs a Corporate-Only Roundtable where corporate eDiscovery teams, judges and industry experts have met to share experiences and discuss emerging challenges and solutions that combine technological and legal solutions.
In his role as General Counsel for CDS, Mr. Medina is responsible for the overall legal affairs of the company, including drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial contracts, advising executive management on corporate strategic initiatives and employment matters, managing litigations, and directing CDS’ compliance and risk management posture in all areas of the business.