Kelly is passionate about combining technology and the law to bring the practice into the 21st century. With eDiscovery Assistant, Kelly is working to give lawyers and legal professionals the knowledge to leverage electronic discovery for their clients. As a lover of the law and a litigator for 20 years, Kelly’s experience handling hundreds complex civil litigation matters and her focus on electronic discovery since 2006 gives her unique insight into how lawyers can use ESI to win their cases. Combined with a background in tech – she’s been knee deep in it since her first job building clone computers at the age of 18 – Kelly has worked with an incredible team to bring eDiscovery Assistant to life. She’s also the author of one of the legal industry’s most prominent textbooks on eDiscovery.
Kim Curtis – UX/UI Design and Testing
With over 20 years of experience in Product Development, Kim’s worked on more products than she can possibly count, from tiny startups to Fortune 100. She loves the giddy jolt she gets when she sees something new around the corner. She describes her career as an ongoing, awesome journey through designing, UXing, coding, team managing, team creation / building – pretty much anything in the software development lifecycle – digital marketing, overall strategy, and even product sunsetting. She’s worked for 5 startups, spent 15 years in financial technology, has consulted for many verticals, built and managed the Web Technology Team at Janus for several years, and even owned a cake company in the middle of everything. (Yep, she’s a chef, too!)
Chad Chatfield – CTO
Chad is in charge of the bookshelves for eDiscovery Assistant. It’s his job to make sure whatever we build has the right mix of infrastructure, security and redundancy so the software is available whenever our users need it. Being in charge is nothing new to Chad — whether on the start up or the enterprise side. From consulting on open source and alternative technologies for Fortune 1000 companies and startups to the full lifecycle development and delivery of large-scale projects across Microsoft, his tech-spertise is part of what makes our tool intuitive, responsive, and easy to scale – all the while meeting the demands of our users and their must-know-now deadlines. Off-line, you’ll find Chad in his signature flip-flops usually building something of the brick and mortar variety.
Anita Hughes – Content Director
Anita’s legal career has taken her from state court to the United Nations and is now the legal eagle eye on the Rules that we include in eDiscovery Assistant. Anita loves the research and writing aspects of the law and has contributed to scholarly writings and opinion papers for public organizations on broad range of topics such as constitutional protections, balancing governmental powers and international law. Prior to joining the eDiscovery Assistant™ team, Anita spent several years working as an employment discrimination consultant for both the public and private industries.
Anna Masciale – Content Director
Anna is the driving force behind the case law of eDiscovery Assistant™. She’s been instrumental in developing the key tagging architecture that we use to filter cases so you can find what you need by issue and jurisdiction and fast. Anna has read more ediscovery case law since her time with us than one human being should have to, and it’s all for your benefit. Anna’s legal career before joining eDiscovery Assistant primed her to understand exactly what our users are looking for to get answers and apply them quickly. Her close to two decades of practice have spanned practice at major corporations, small firms and across some of the most significant litigation in the country. If you can’t find Anna reading and reviewing case law, she’s likely laying on the beach at the Jersey Shore.
Kevin Maze – Full Stack Development
Our Advisory Board
Nicole’s an Internet veteran, well-versed and long-practiced in the art of the web, completing her Master’s thesis on Targeted Marketing in 1995. As an early founder in three San Francisco companies that went public, a sales star that oversold her quotas by millions, and a witness to hundreds of companies in high growth mode, she’s seen what has and hasn’t worked when it comes to scaling startups — not to mention startups in the ever-changing world of digital.
With eDiscovery Assistant™, Nicole is a critical part of our team when it comes to software growth, development, and guidance as well as effective marketing to the people who need what we create most. Why Nicole? Well, asking anyone to try a new piece of software is no small ask and Nicole’s a long-time student of why people do the things they do. She even created Shift, a game that shows people why they do what they do. After working with hundreds of startups and clients from HP and Coca-Cola to Stephen Covey, she’s an authority in helping people not just change the way they work but make those changes stick for lasting results. Her teachings on The Art of Leverage grow both mindsets and their bottom lines. An all out advocate for serving rather than selling, she believes that when we cultivate great relationships we develop the best businesses.
If you’ve been listening to NPR at any point when social media nightmares came to pass — think the release of celebrities’ photos following the Sony Pictures hack — then you’ve probably heard Scott Malouf, the eyes and ears of social media law for eDiscovery Assistant. Whether assessing potential Facebook evidence, considering computer claims that might be asserted or managing discovery of social media ESI, Scott is a nationally known lawyer helping litigators weave social media into all aspects of claims and litigation. As a former litigator, Scott understands how knowing what you want to do with evidence later impacts how you collect it today.
Scott writes and speaks extensively about social media and is a co-author of the New York State Bar Association ComFed Social Media Guidelines. In addition to NPR (National Public Radio), Scott has appeared before the National Advertising Division (part of the BBB), on behalf of the American Board of Trial Advocates, on the eve of ABA TECHSHOW, in podcasts and other forums and has been quoted extensively in publications such as Law360 and the ABA BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct. If you’ve got social media questions, Scott has answers.