Ari Kaplan Advisors
Ari Kaplan, an attorney and legal industry analyst, is an inaugural Fastcase 50 honoree, a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, and a finalist for the International Legal Technology Association’s Thought Leader of the Year award. He is the author of Reinventing Professional Services: Building Your Business in the Digital Marketplace (Wiley, 2011) and The Opportunity Maker: Strategies for Inspiring Your Legal Career Through Creative Networking and Business Development (West Academic, 2nd Ed. 2016). Kaplan serves as the principal researcher for a variety of widely distributed benchmarking reports, has been the keynote speaker for events worldwide, and is the founder of the Lawcountability® business development platform. He is also a two-time Ironman triathlon finisher.
Manager of Legal E-Discovery
Chetan is currently a Manager of Legal E-Discovery at Verizon. Chetan leads project management for legal matters in the litigation phase by coordinating the legal holds, forensic data collections, E-Discovery processing, Relativity hosting and document reviews. His responsibilities involve supporting the corporate attorney’s within the Antitrust, Labor Employment, Litigation, Privacy and Compliance groups. He has worked in the eDiscovery industry since 2002 with Planet Data Solutions and Epiq.
Kimberly “KQ” Quan
Senior Manager, Information Security (Information Governance, eDiscovery and Digital Forensics)
Kimberly Quan leads Information Governance, eDiscovery and Digital Forensics at Juniper Networks, concentrating on operational efficiency and maturity as a leader on the Information Security Team, providing stewardship and oversight in the areas of Forensics, eDiscovery, Data Loss Prevention, and Information Governance (IG).
Prior to Juniper, Kimberly engaged with clients on behalf of her own boutique consultancy, KayQueue LLC and, before that, notable global public advisory firms. She has led global IG and incident response projects that also involved other disciplines, such as data preservation, project management (agile, waterfall, and blended), and change management. Ultimately, Kimberly’s cross-domain experience lead to the identification of and managing against risk. Farmers Insurance Group brought KayQueue LLC on to assist with building a world-class information governance and litigation support program, which program was honored in 2017 with ARMA International’s highest award, Excellence for An Organization.
In Spring of 2020, Kimberly started a not-for-profit, Feed the Frontlines SF, a not-for-profit organization with a mission to (i) engage with local restaurants that are a huge part of San Francisco’s unique culture to (ii) provide lmeals to the San Francisco frontliners who have been working around the clock to fight COVID-19 as well as those who have been affected or displaced.
eDiscovery Project Manager
Rachiyta has been in the eDiscovery world for over 11 years now and has seen this industry evolve substantially in this last decade. She is currently working at Chevron as a Project Manager for the litigation and eDiscovery department, which focuses on providing the strategic and efficient use of legal technology and data analytics solutions to handle ESI in complex litigation matters – including evidence preservation, collection, review and production, through trial. For almost 6 years, Rachiyta was a Project Manager in Legal and Forensic Data Services at Cisco Systems. Prior to that, Rachiyta was an eDiscovery Project Manager at Kaiser Permanente, a Senior eDiscovery Analyst at eBay and an eDiscovery Business Analyst / Senior System Administrator at Walmart. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Delhi University and a Master of Business Administration from Pittsburg State University. Apart from work, she loves travelling, trying new food and going for bike rides.