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Sociology doctoral candidate Jesse Fenichel recently received a Fulbright award to conduct research in the Philippines on the consequences outsourcing practices could have on the legal systems ther...
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Building the Positive Law Firm: The Legal Profession at Its Best
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A body of case law can be made to look an awful lot like a solar system, with clear centers of gravity, precipitating events, dependent relationships — and random moons just off doing their own thi...
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This is a guest post written by David G. McAfee. He is author, most recently, of The Belief Book.…Whether you’re an atheist, agnostic, skeptic, or all of the above, there’s a good chanc...
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How to Make Intellectual and Emotional Intelligence Work for Each Other | Gurdeep Pandher http://juristech.co/1Fhz9am
Needless to say, everyone wants to be considered an intelligent and charismatic human being, fluent in emotional intelligence and a lover of intellectual pursuits. However, the truth is, in most people, only one type of intelligence is dominant.
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Manager of Litigation & Practice Support - Northern California
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Specialties:eDiscovery; Intellectual Property, Litigation, Management, Data Science, Legal Technology, Business Process Automation, Workflow Analysis, Application Development, Trial Consulting, Early Case Assessment, Project Planning, Budgeting, Sustainable Leadership, Cryptography, Structured Data Consulting, Digital Forensics, Systems Security, Cloud Computing, Risk Mitigation
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  • Sidley Austin
    Northern California Manager of Litigation & Practice Support, 2003 - present
    Donald’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.
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Legal technologist, eDiscovery leader, social-entrepreneur, and doctoral candidate with a passion for leading positive social change.
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Donald 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. As a student of human nature and a scholar of the science of leadership, applying emotionally intelligent leadership to create positive change – both in business and society – is the convergence of his professional calling and his personal mission.

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.

He 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 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.
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Held a Power Lifting Record During My Teen Years
Education
  • University of Liverpool
    Post Graduate Programme, Web Sciences and Big Data, present
    The 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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How to Fix the American Skills Gap
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US and UK spy agencies defeat privacy and security on the internet
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Organic vs. Non Organic
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The New Résumé Rules
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HP to Pay $10.3B for Autonomy, May Spin Off PCs
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