Social Media and Electronic Discovery: Riches and Risks | Sharon Nelson and John Simek


Taken from the Second Annual Intermountain Discovery Conference on 9.24.10, this presentation shares an overview of Social Media through the lens of Electronic Discovery.

Expert Speakers: Sharon Nelson and John Simek

Ms. Nelson graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1978 and has been in private practice ever since. Her primary practice area is electronic evidence law.

Ms. Nelson is the past President of the Fairfax Bar Association, a Director of the Fairfax Law Foundation, and past chair of the American Bar Association’s TECHSHOW Board. She is the former chair of the ABA Law Practice Management Publications Board and currently serves on the Governing Council of the ABA’s Law Practice Management Section. She is a member of ARMA’s E-Discovery Advisory Board, the ABA’s Advisory Panel, the governing Council of the Virginia State Bar, and a graduate of Leadership Fairfax.

In addition to her many professional affiliations, Ms. Nelson is the co-host of The Digital Edge: Lawyers and Technology, a popular ABA podcast series. She is also the author of Ride the Lightning, an ongoing electronic evidence blog, and the co-author of six books: The Electronic Evidence and Discovery Handbook: Forms, Checklists and Guidelines (ABA, 2006);

Information Security for Lawyers and Law Firms (ABA, 2006); The 2008, 2009, and 2010 editions of The Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide: Critical Decisions Made Simple (ABA, 2008, 2009, 2010); and How Good Lawyers Survive Bad Times (ABA 2009).

John W. Simek is the Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. He is an EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE) and a nationally known testifying expert in the area of computer forensics.

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