Instructors

Kimberly Grippe-Meyer, Litigation Support Subject Matter Expert

Kimberly is a eDiscovery and Litigation Support Professional and Subject Matter Expert (“SME”). She has over 25 years of experience in the U.S. Litigation Support domain delivering strategic consulting, operations and technology services to AMLAW 100 Law Firms and Fortune 500 corporations.  Leveraging her diverse business background in various work environments and her strong business acumen, she was instrumental in the creation of a Xerox Legal Services business unit that successfully delivered over $4M in revenue prior to acquisition. Kim led the development of the service offerings, methodology, go-to-market strategy, consulting and recruiting. Kim had responsibilities for Client Services and Sales & Marketing with P&L oversight. Kim is regarded as a thought leader amongst her peers. During her tenure at XGS, Kim was a key factor in the consideration of several M&A opportunities and participated in the acquisition of Amici, LLC. Through that process, Kim developed market research, analysis and financial modeling on behalf of the venture board.

By driving organizational strategy, Kim creates value through the introduction and delivery of new products, training and services business models that enable penetration of the legal market. Kim has expertise in all aspects of discovery and trial technology services including production and operations, client services, and business development, as well as a focus on primarily large scale, complex cases. Kim is accustomed to facilitating high-level presentations and trainings to partners and C-Level Executive Management at the corporate level.

Kim founded the Multimedia Trial Technology Practice at Kroll/TrialGraphix and ran the business unit operations for four years exceeding all revenue projections. Kim also managed the litigation support practice for 11 offices of Holland & Knight, held a Director position for FTI Consulting, managed the practice support function for Kelly Drye & Warren in NYC, held Vice President of Sales & Consulting at CaseSight, Inc., and launched Bloomberg Law at Bloomberg Financial in NYC.

• Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA.,
• Florida International University, Liberal Studies, Miami, FL.
• Certified Paralegal, American Institute of Paralegal Studies
• Lean Six Sigma Certified
• CLSP, CLSPM, CLSM – Certified 


Jeffrey W. Jacobs, Esq.

Jeff Jacobs is the Associate General Counsel for Document Technologies, Inc. (DTI), having had extensive experience with electronic discovery and related litigation matters as both in-house and outside counsel for private and governmental entities.  In addition to serving as the Company’s in-house counsel, Jeff also heads up the litigation readiness consulting practice at DTI, advising clients on records and email management and retention matters and assisting with the validation, development of litigation response and discovery plans. 
After serving as a Congressional Committee Counsel and then Associate General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Transportation, where he was responsible for litigation, enforcement and investigatory matters, Jeff spent ten years as a Special Counsel in the litigation group of Sullivan & Cromwell’s Washington, DC office.
Jeff then spent seven years as an in-house litigation counsel at MCI, where his responsibilities included managing the electronic discovery aspects of the various investigations into the WorldCom accounting fraud and bankruptcy and the related securities class actions, as well as other litigation matters.  He also helped manage the electronic discovery for MCI in connection with the governmental reviews of the acquisition of MCI by Verizon, and advised the Company’s Records Information and Management group on records storage, retention and destruction issues.  In addition, Jeff managed the Company’s Subpoena Compliance Unit.
Jeff has authored a number of articles on electronic discovery and eDiscovery readiness-related topics, and has spoken on litigation readiness, electronic discovery and related topics at numerous conferences, CLE programs and webcasts.  Jeff frequently serves as a meet-and-confer consultant and as a Rule 30(b)(6) witness on electronic discovery-related matters.
Jeff is a graduate of Williams College, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and the University of Chicago Law School, where he was co-chairman of the moot court program and a member of Phi Delta Phi.
Jeff was a member of the first class to take (and pass) the comprehensive examination to become a Certified Electronic Discovery Specialist (CEDS).


Rachel O’Shea, RCSP

Rachel O’Shea is a Relativity Certified Sales Professional and Project Manager at DTI. In addition to Rachel’s day to day project management responsibilities, including oversight of a National client and its respective project managers, she provides training and consultation to clients on kCura’s Relativity review platform. Most recently, Rachel has developed Relativity training programs that have been tailored to her client’s specific needs. Rachel is experienced in all areas of the electronic discovery life cycle and possesses extensive background in managing large scale, multi-million dollar projects with law firms and corporations.


Marty Kendra

Marty Kendra is the e-Learning Manager with LitWorks™. Marty joined our team in 2006 to build and manage web-based training programs for DTI’s employee training.  Prior to joining LitWorks, he worked as a Learning Designer for Delta Air Lines.  In his 13-year career with Delta, Marty developed e-Learning training for associates of the Airport Customer Service Group. Using the latest tools to create training that can be accessed from anywhere in the world over the Internet, Marty created a range of training packages to meet the needs of the carrier and further develop its customer service associates.  His experience also includes developing facilitator-led training, video production and training, web content administration, learning management system administration, graphic arts and photography.

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