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Jan 2017Present

Regional Director, Business Development, Southeast

KrolLDiscovery
Jan 2015Dec 2016

Vice President, Legal Solutions

LDiscovery
Aug 2011Dec 2015

Vice President, Operations

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Jan 2009Sep 2012

Vice President of Business Development

Compiled Services
Development of easy-to-use software that increases the production capacity of e-discovery projects for Legal departments and Litigation Support providers. Innovative knowledge support to the challenges faced by legal practice support professionals. Provide support for strategic partnering opportunities
Dec 2010May 2011

Discovery Solutions Architect

Digital Reef

Leading corporate, legal, and IT organizations use Digital Reef to significantly reduce the burden, cost and risk associated with locating, organizing and governing information required for eDiscovery, compliance, records management and proactive file management or migration. http://www.digitalreefinc.com/

Electronic Discovery Project Management workflow solutions for Legal and Corporate Clients

Consult, Architect, Educate and Administer Digital Reef software for Legal Practice Technology Clients, Strategic Partners and Employees. Assess end-user environment requirements of the engagement and their level of technical aptitude to build, install, custom design, train and support the right review database solution. Administrative application level support for Relativity, LAW, Concordance, Summation and use of the EDRM XML. Including recommended maintenance of backend databases for maximum optimization, database setup, data validation, data loading, creation of forms, custom feature design, search/review tagging, reporting, data exports and archiving.

May 2003Oct 2010

Vice President of Technology

Superior Document Services

Electronic Discovery Consultation, Service & Solution provider for the Evidence & Litigation Lifecycle Management. Customized solutions for Litigators and Corporations adhering to discovery requests for electronically stored information imposed by courts and regulatory agencies.

Designed, Built, Recruited, Trained and Managed Technology Team comprised of 10 - 15 professionals providing Document Imaging, Electronic Document Processing, Hosting, Review and Production solutions and service offerings to clients and strategic partners. Departmental revenue increased from $0 to $185K average per month, with an initial investment of $50K in start-up expense for the Technology Department. Technology Department services represent more than 65% of overall company revenue and profit.

Consultation, Education and Training of company Executives, Account Managers, Clients and Strategic Partners on EDRM standards for Governance Risk and Compliance in adherence to the FRCP. Litigation Readiness, Early Case Assessment, Data Retention and Forensic Identification, Handling, Preservation and Collection of Electronically Stored Information. Data Mapping & Evidence Analysis utilizing Access Data FTK Forensic Toolkit, Paraben Email Examiner, TridentPro, Microsoft Access, LAW Pre-Discovery, Discover-e, Discovery Cracker and numerous other custom applications.

Consult, Architect, Educate, Train, Administer and Maintenance emerging Legal Practice Technology for Clients, Strategic Partners and Employees. Asses end-user environment, requirements of the engagement and level of end-user technical aptitude to build, install, custom design, train and support the right solution. Administrative application level support including recommended maintenance of backend databases for maximum optimization, database setup, data validation, data loading, creation of forms, custom feature design, search/review tagging, reporting, data exports and archiving. Includes and not limited to numerous relational databases such as Relativity, Summation, Concordance, Trial Director, Sanction, LAW Pre-Discovery (SQL), IPRO, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat Professional, ReadySuite and other Custom Applications.

Consult, Architect and Oversee eDiscovery and Practice Support Project Management workflow solutions for Legal and Corporate Clients. Innovative customized defensible workflows to Am Law 100 Firms and Fortune 250 Legal Departments including McGuireWoods, LeClairRyan, ALTRIA, Capital One, Afton Chemical, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative, Dominion Resources and other international and domestic entities. Implementation of smart discovery, review & production technology for data acquisition, culling & processing, averages 15-20% in cost savings.

Jan 2002May 2003

Senior Consultant / Owner

OutSourcing Concepts Inc.

Imaging, Electronic Document Conversion and Technology Consultant

Design, Build, Recruit and Mange Imaging, Electronic Document Processing, Hosting, Review and Production Environments for Litigation Support Providers | Legal and Corporate in-house Mail & Copy Center solutions | Legal and Corporate Records Management workflow solutions

Consult, Architect, Recruit and manage the Technology Department for Litigation Support Providers clients who are seeking to provide Document Imaging, Electronic Document Processing, and Production solutions and service offerings to clients and strategic partners. Developed capital equipment budget, proposal review and purchase recommendation for hardware and software requirements. Increased corporate revenue and profit with minimal initial investment.

Jan 1994Jan 2002

Director of Facilities Management

On-Site Sourcing

Provide solutions for the management of non-core business functions of legal industry clients. Designed, built, recruited, trained and managed Mail Center Operations, Copy/Print Centers, Supply/Inventory Management, Records/File Management and Capital Equipment Acquisitions.The Primary goal was to provide legal industry clients with a means to operate efficiently while reducing overall cost of operations.

17 Accounts Managed between New York and GA with 50+ employees generating $280K monthly revenue plus other overflow services local production facilities | Administer monthly management operations meetings with local Area Managers in each marketplace | Quarterly client meetings in local marketplace to discuss operations and continuously implement appropriate solutions as client needs change | Developed strategic partnerships for staff augmentation and overflow service needs.

Education

19901992

Virginia Commonwealth University - School of Business
19881990

Hampton University

References

Helen Murphy

“Aubrey's client service is phenomenal. No matter where he is or what else he is working on, he will do whatever it takes to ensure you get what you need when you need it. And he does it with a great attitude. It's always a pleasure working with Aubrey.” June 23, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative

Joe Armstrong

“I reported to Aubrey for over three years. What impressed me the most was his ability to provide solutions when others said "It can't be done". He is always improving upon past success because he never stops thinking.”

Christopher Hill

“Aubrey has been a wonderful resource in the e-discovery and document production fields. He has truly assisted me and my firm in getting up to speed and in properly delving into the vast new world of electronic document production.”

Justin Blessing

“The experience, knowledge, and client skills I acquired from Aubrey while working at Superior have directly led me to where I stand professional today. Aubrey taught me about the legal industry, how to handle pressure, and how to put clients first. His creative thinking and hands-on approach is what makes him the go-to guy in the legal industry.” July 19, 2010

Michael Yager

“Aubrey Owens, Vice President of Technology at Superior Document Services, has managed litigation ESI projects for me over the years at a level that meets the highest standards in the industry. He is tireless, committed, and passionate about the results. I have never been disappointed in the level of service, the level of expertise, and the level of responsiveness to project needs.”

Wanda Bailey

“Aubrey understands the pressures of the business and is available to assist whenever he is needed. He also hired a great team that are just as dependable and available as he is. In addition Aubrey anticipates the future needs of his customers and is always in search of great partnerships for his business to meet those needs.”

Brian Telfair

“Aubrey is a go to person when it comes to providing services. He's bright, hard working, attentive and provides excellent service in a cost efficient manner. I've worked with Aubrey on a number of projects since 1998. I've found his work to be excellent. More importantly, if there was the slight chance that something needed fixing, Aubrey fixed it in a timely manner. I wholeheartedly recommend Aubrey when any business needs his services.”

Presentations

Speaking Engagements:

“Defining a Legal Strategy … The Value in Early Case Assessment”, Richmond Bar Association CLE, October 14, 2009

“Paperless Office & Technology”, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Paralegal Seminar, November 14, 2007

“E-Discovery Primer”, Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy Annual CLE Day, September 11, 2007

Certifications

Relativity Certified Administrator (KCura)

Evidence & Litigation Lifecycle Solutions

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative

LeClairRyan PC

Richmond, Virginia

Construction Dispute

5 remote locations

30 custodians

5 legacy servers

Digital Tape Archives

  • Edit & Review Discovery Request for Production
  • Meet & Confer with Outside Counsel and General Counsel
  • Meet & Confer with IT Director
  • Review Corporate Archive & Retention Policy
  • Meet & Confer with Custodians to assess depth of matter knowledge and involvement
  • Identify & Collect Reasonably Accessible ESI & Paper Evidence
  • Implement & Administer Defensible Evidence Preservation Best Practice Method
  • Define Evidence Processing Standards & Requirement
  • Configure, Implement, Administer and Train Summation Legal Review Technology
  • Produce Relevant Evidence to opposing counsel
  • Receive, Validate, Merge and Review Opposing Counsel Production

Dollar Tree

Williams Mullen

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Internal Investigation

10 Custodians

2 legacy servers

  • Meet & Confer with Outside Counsel and General Counsel
  • Meet & Confer with IT Director
  • Review Corporate Archive & Retention Policy
  • Enterprise Archive and Retention Policy Implementation Consultation
  • Meet & Confer with Custodians to assess depth of matter knowledge and involvement
  • Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance Technology Consultation
  • Enterprise Digital Identification & Forensic Collection of ESI
  • Implement & Administer Defensible Evidence Preservation Best Practice Method
  • Forensic DataMap, Analysis and Report of Collected ESI
  • Configure, Implement, Administer and Train Summation Legal Review Technology
  • Configure, Implement, Administer and Train AccessData FTK Legal Review Technology
  • Deliver Relevant Evidence to Outside and General Counsel

J.M. Huber Corporation

Williams Mullen

Spring City, Tennessee

Federal Grand Jury Investigation

10 Custodians

  • Edit & Review Discovery Request for Production
  • Meet & Confer with Custodians to assess depth of matter knowledge and involvement
  • Identify & Collect Reasonably Accessible ESI & Paper Evidence
  • Implement & Administer Defensible Evidence Preservation Best Practice Method
  • Define Evidence Processing Standards & Requirement
  • Configure, Implement, Administer and Train Summation Legal Review Technology
  • Produce Relevant Evidence to Department of Justice

Trammel Crow Companies

LeClairRyan PC

Kaufman Canoles PC

Richmond, Virginia

Construction Dispute

30 Custodians

3 remote locations

3 legacy servers

  • Court Appointed Discovery Expert
  • Edit & Review Discovery Request for Production
  • Meet & Confer with Outside Counsel and General Counsel
  • Meet & Confer with IT Director
  • Review Corporate Archive & Retention Policy
  • Meet & Confer with Custodians to assess depth of matter knowledge and involvement
  • Enterprise Archive and Retention Policy Implementation Consultation
  • Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance Technology Consultation
  • Implement & Administer Defensible Evidence Preservation Best Practice Method
  • Enterprise Digital Identification & Forensic Collection of ESI and Paper
  • Forensic DataMap, Analysis and Report of Collected ESI
  • Define Evidence Processing Standards & Requirement
  • Configure, Implement, Administer and Train On-Demand Web-based Legal Review Technology
  • Configure, Implement, Administer and Train AccessData FTK Legal Review Technology
  • Configure, Implement, Administer and Train Concordance Legal Review Technology
  • Produce Relevant Evidence to Office of the Attorney General
  • Produce Relevant Evidence to Opposing Counsel
  • Receive, Validate, Merge and Review Opposing Counsel Production

Ashbury International Group

Troutman Sanders

Charlottesville, Virginia

Internal Investigation

22 Custodians

1 legacy server

  • Meet & Confer with Outside Counsel and General Counsel
  • Meet & Confer with IT Director
  • Review Corporate Archive & Retention Policy
  • Enterprise Archive and Retention Policy Implementation Consultation
  • Meet & Confer with Custodians to assess depth of matter knowledge and involvement
  • Enterprise Digital Identification & Forensic Collection of ESI
  • Implement & Administer Defensible Evidence Preservation Best Practice Method
  • Forensic DataMap, Analysis and Report of Collected ESI
  • Configure, Implement, Administer and Train AccessData FTK Legal Review Technology

Razorsight

LeClairRyan PC

Fairfax, Virginia

Copyright Infringement

40 Custodians

3 legacy servers

  • Edit & Review Discovery Request for Production
  • Meet & Confer with Outside Counsel and General Counsel
  • Meet & Confer with IT Director
  • Review Corporate Archive & Retention Policy
  • Meet & Confer with Custodians to assess depth of matter knowledge and involvement
  • Enterprise Archive and Retention Policy Implementation Consultation
  • Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance Technology Consultation
  • Implement & Administer Defensible Evidence Preservation Best Practice Method
  • Enterprise Digital Identification & Collection of ESI and Paper
  • Evidence DataMap, Analysis and Report of Collected ESI
  • Define Evidence Processing Standards & Requirement
  • Configure, Implement, Administer and Train On-Demand Web-based Legal Review Technology
  • Produce Relevant Evidence to Opposing Counsel
  • Receive, Validate, Merge and Review Opposing Counsel Production

*4 terabytes of ESI collected, preserved, analyzed and processed for review in 5 days

AGIO International

Williams Mullen

Hong Kong, Peoples Republic of China

Shunde Province China

Virginia Beach, Virginia

United States Patent and Trademark Infringement International Dispute

40 Custodians (10 - Hong Kong, PRC; 30 Shunde Province China)

3 remote locations

2 legacy servers

  • Edit & Review Discovery Request for Production
  • Meet & Confer with Outside Counsel and General Counsel
  • Meet & Confer with International IT Director
  • Review Corporate Archive & Retention Policy
  • Research Chinese Data Privacy Law and Safe Harbor European Privacy Policy
  • Develop, Present and Administer Defensible Data Collection and Review Solution in accordance with Chinese Data Privacy Laws and Safe Harbor European Privacy Policy
  • Configure, Implement and Administer Enterprise Digital Identification & Collection of International ESI
  • Meet & Confer with International Custodians to assess depth of matter knowledge and involvement
  • Implement & Administer Evidence Preservation and Validation Best Practice Method
  • Enterprise Archive and Retention Policy Implementation Consultation
  • Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance Technology Consultation
  • Safe and Secure Transport of Collected Evidence Cross-Borders; China - Hong Kong - United States
  • Safe and Secure Storage of Collected Evidence via Hong Kong Strategic Partner
  • Administer Collection and Conversion of Paper Evidence to Electronic via Hong Kong and Shanghai Strategic Partner
  • Evidence DataMap, Analysis and Report of Collected ESI

*8 terabytes of international ESI indentified, collected, validated, preserved and delivered to Domestic Outside Counsel in 10 days

Electronic Document Analysis, Conversion & Processing Technology

Digital Reef

Leading corporate, legal, and IT organizations use Digital Reef to significantly reduce the burden, cost and risk associated with locating, organizing and governing information required for eDiscovery, compliance, records management and proactive file management or migration.

2011

Advanced User

ReadySuite

ReadySuite is a bundled suite of utilities for complex document and imaging needs. Included in the suite are tools for validating and creating load files, document numbering, image endorsement, batch redacting, trimming, printing, conversion and exporting.

2009 - Present

Advanced User

AccessData FTK

Forensic Toolkit® (FTK) computer forensics software platform delivers cutting-edge computer forensic analysis, decryption and password. It scans a hard drive to locate deleted emails and scan a disk for text strings to use them as a password dictionary to crack encryption

2009 - Present

Advanced User

Paraben Email Examiner

Forensically examine and analyze e-mail archive formats. Comprehensive computer forensic examination of active and deleted e-mail.

2009 - Present

Advanced User

TridentPro

Trident Pro provides native file processing that gives you the ability to

cull, filter and deliver relevant data for your case.

2007 - Present

Advanced User

IPRO eCapture

IPRO eCapture is a powerful, innovative e-discovery software designed to handle large projects with speed and scalability. The system is designed around a distributed, multi-threaded, and centralized management concept.

2008

Advanced User

LAW Pre-Discovery

LAW 5.0 PreDiscoveryTM combines production level imaging and electronic discovery. LAW 5.0 can be used to extract full-text, metadata and hyperlink to the native file for review in popular litigation support software packages to easily cull down data.

2007 - Present

Domain Administrator

Advanced User

IPRO Copy+

IPRO Copy+ offers multitasking capabilities including legal scanning, copying, Bates number, OCR and printing - all in parallel.

2006 - Present

Domain Administrator

Advanced User

AL Coder

AL CoderTM software analyzes the OCR and uses its algorithms to create document summaries.

2003 - Present

Domain Administrator

Advanced User

Discover-e

discover-e solutions navigate the complexities of electronic discovery.

2005 - 2007

Domain Administrator

Advanced User

Discovery Cracker

Discovery Cracker is an electronic discovery software program with embedded files processing capability. The program creates databases with associated images, full-text files, and metadata from email systems and electronic files (including Microsoft Office, Lotus, WordPerfect, etc.).

2000 - 2001

Advanced User

Doculex Professional Capture

DocuLex Professional Capture is a Windows-based, open-system format program, easy to operate for document imaging. The program supports SCSI & TWAIN-driven black/white and color desktop and production scanners, as well as digital multifunctional scanning units, and is compatible with most document management systems.

1997 - 2006

Domain Administrator

Advanced User

Summary

Implement defensible leveraging of emerging litigation support technology to provide innovative solutions and services to legal professionals focused on smart discovery, analysis and processing of electronically stored information.

Professional Expertise

Electronic Information Management, Conversion and Process Automation TechnologistElectronic Evidence Discovery, Preservation, Process and Review StrategistRelativity Certified AdministratoreDiscovery Solutions Architect

Custom Capabilities:

Project Management, Design & Implementation, Photocopying, Digital Large Format Copying, High Speed Digital File Printing, Document Imaging Conversion, Custom & Automated Coding, Electronic Document Processing, Custom Database Design and Support, Forensic Analysis of Electronically Stored Information … Relativity Certified Administrator; ReadySuite; Summation; Concordance; Trial Director; Sanction; Nuix; Digital Reef; LAW Pre-Discovery; Discover-e; Discovery Cracker (Doculex); Doculex Imaging Professional; IPRO; Access Data FTK Forensic Toolkit; Paraben Email Examiner; Trident Pro (WAVE); Microsoft Access; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft PowerPoint; A.L.CODER; EDRM XML Format

Skills

Litigation Support

Document Management

Document Review

ESI

Strategic Partnerships

Consulting

Electronic Document Management & Review Technology

Relativity

Relativity is a complete review solution with the power to handle the largest and most complex electronic discovery projects and the ease-of-use to let users focus on documents, rather than on technology. As a feature-rich online review platform, Relativity provides image and native file review, powerful searching, diverse coding options, flexible workflow capabilities, integrated productions, Unicode and foreign language support, and concept searching: all delivered in a highly scalable, enterprise-grade e-discovery solution.

  • 2010 - Present
  • Relativity System Administrator Premium Host Partner administering all hardware setup, configuration and testing for Relativity Environment.
  • Relativity test environment deployed in April 2010 with custom case templates, implemented Archive & Retention Policies as well as network and user Security Policies tested.
  • Completed Relativity Administrator, Infrastructure and Dynamic Objects courses
  • Completed Relativity Sales Training
  • May 2010 - Relativity launch to Clients (12 cases); Transfer of existing cases to Relativity from other platforms
  • Build/modify Case templates, user permissions, views, layouts, and dynamic objects
  • Data load, index, search, tag, export, report and productions
  • End-user computer setup
  • Relativity Environment Trainer
  • March 2011 - Relativity Certified Administrator

Sanction

Sanction has been assisting attorneys in courtrooms with tools to create powerful presentation pieces for trial.

  • 2005 - Present
  • Advanced User
  • Build/modify Case Presentation
  • Data load, index, search & tag exhibits
  • Design, create, rehearse and administer courtroom presentation
  • Presentation hardware configuration for courtroom
  • End-user computer setup
  • Sanction Trainer

TrialDirector

TrialDirector trial presentation software to prepare and organize exhibits and depositions for trial/case presentations.

  • 2003 - Present
  • Advanced User
  • Build/modify Case Presentation
  • Data load, index, search & tag exhibits
  • Design, create, rehearse and administer courtroom presentation
  • Presentation hardware configuration for courtroom
  • End-user computer setup
  • TrialDirector Trainer

Summation iBlaze

Summation Litigation Support Solutions provide litigators the most innovative tools and expert support needed to manage information and eDiscovery helping teams to work smarter and more efficiently.

  • 1994 - Present
  • Advanced User
  • Build/modify Case Form Templates
  • Data load, index, search, tag, export and productions
  • End-user computer setup
  • Summation iBlaze Trainer

Concordance

Concordance® solution for electronic discovery and litigation document management to identify, organize and analyze case-critical information. Including depositions, transcripts, e-mail, and other e-discovery-generated during litigation.

  • 1994 - Present
  • Advanced User
  • Build/modify Case Form Templates
  • Data load, index, search, tag, export and productions
  • Imagebase viewer configuration for Opticon/IPRO viewer
  • End-user computer setup
  • Concordance Trainer