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- Sidley AustinNorthern California Manager of Litigation & Practice Support, 2003 - presentDonald’s responsibilities include the direct supervision, training, and mentoring of the Northern California team of practice support professionals, eDiscovery consultants, and paralegals. He provides both internal and client facing consulting services relating to eDiscovery, business process automation, digital-forensics investigations, and information governance. Additionally, Donald delivers the regional coordination of trial-site consulting and graphics services. He develops internal curricula and skills assessments in a variety of topics including legal project management, graphic design, data analysis, and data visualization. Donald is a member of the department's leadership and participates in defining the firm-wide strategic direction for the department. This includes technology decisions, as well as the roles, responsibilities, and strategic direction of paralegals, litigation support, and practice support professionalsAdditionally, Donald delivers the regional coordination of trial-site consulting and graphics services. He is a member of the department's leadership and participate in defining the firm-wide strategic direction for the department. This includes technology decisions, as well as the roles, responsibilities and strategic direction of paralegals, litigation support, and practice support professionals.
Donald currently serves as a member of the litigation & practice support management team at Sidley Austin, LLP, where he provides internal and client facing technical consulting in areas such as eDiscovery, digital forensics, and data-analytics. He also serves as an advisory council member and instructor for the Organization of Legal Professionals (OLP), and an advisory board member for the Coalition of Technology Resources for Lawyers (CTRL). In addition, he serves as a member of the board of advisors for UrbanSculpt, a San Francisco based environmental health education organization. Previously, Donald held consulting and management positions with the Silicon Valley based intellectual property boutique, Skjerven Morrill, LLP, and he began his career as founder and principal consultant at JurisTech.
Following his undergraduate studies in computer science at Touro College, Donald went on to complete Master certificates at both Villanova and Tulane Universities, followed by postgraduate studies at Florida Institute of Technology. He later earned an M.Sc in Leading Innovation & Technology, and is currently pursuing his Doctorate with a concentration in Technology Entrepreneurship (D.B.A.). His reseaDonald has led business and technology innovation at global law firms, nonprofit organizations, and Fortune 100 companies over a 20-year career in leadership, consultative, and entrepreneurial roles. His areas of expertise span a breath of managerial, creative, and computer-science related disciplines.
Following his undergraduate studies in computer science at a branch of the Touro College and University System, Donald went on to complete Master certificates with both Villanova and Tulane Universities, followed by postgraduate studies at Florida Institute of Technology. He later earned an M.Sc in Leading Innovation & Technology, and he is currently pursuing his Doctorate (D.B.A.) with a concentration in Technology Entrepreneurship with Walden, combined with Post Graduate work in Web Sciences and Big Data at The University of Liverpool. His doctoral research focuses on the systems implications of disruptive technologies such as deep machine learning on the legal services ecosystem. He is also a frequent speaker and writer on business, leadership, and legal technology topics.rch focuses on the systems implications of process automation and machine on the legal services industry. He is also a frequent speaker and writer on business, leadership, and legal technology topics.
- University of LiverpoolPost Graduate Programme, Web Sciences and Big Data, presentThe programme adopts an interdisciplinary approach encompassing a combination of web engineering and management skills. Coursework explores web development technologies, with an in-depth focus on social computing, cloud computing and mobile and grid computing. The programme also covers key aspects of big data infrastructure, data analytics, data modelling, and business intelligence. The Post Graduate Web Sciences and Big Data programme is part of a graduate education partnership with LIU and its global network of 80 universities across 29 countries that includes post-graduate and doctoral programs with Walden University’s College of Management and Technology (US), University of Liverpool (UK), University of Roehampton (UK), Monash University (SA), Chifley Business School (Australia) and Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (China).
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