Michael Arkfeld Named Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Zapproved, Inc. today announced the 16 finalists and the Lifetime Achievement Award winner of the Corporate E-Discovery Hero Awards. The category winners will be revealed at the Corporate E-Discovery Hero Awards Celebration, presented by Zapproved, in New York on January 30, 2017 -- just preceding the start of Legaltech New York 2017.
Sponsors of the event also include: BRG, Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC), D4, and International Legal Technology Association (ILTA).
At the ceremony, Michael Arkfeld will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his career to date that has advanced the practice of electronic discovery. Arkfeld is an attorney, speaker, writer and educator, who is best known for Arkfeld on Electronic Discovery and Evidence (referenced in the landmark Zubulake decision), a comprehensive treatise covering key aspects of the discovery and admission of electronic evidence. He founded the ASU-Arkfeld eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference, now in the sixth year that focuses on practical and cutting-edge issues affecting electronic information, information governance and data analytics. Arkfeld is a frequent presenter and author and has worked to educate a wide range of legal professionals ranging from federal judges to law school students. He was an assistant United States Attorney for the District of Arizona.
"All too often, in-house e-discovery professionals toil behind the scenes overseeing cases that are absolutely critical for their companies and agencies. The Corporate E-Discovery Hero Awards are a way to put a spotlight on the great work these unsung heroes are doing every day as a way to inspire others and bring together this community," said Brad Harris, Vice President of Product Strategy at Zapproved.
"We were excited to see more than 60 nominations from top e-discovery professionals in every industry and size of company," added Harris. "Our winners are being selected by an esteemed and impartial panel e-discovery luminaries that will be revealed at the ceremony."
All finalists and winners will be honored at the Corporate E-Discovery Hero Awards in New York on January 30, 2017. This celebration is free to attend and will also feature an exclusive keynote discussion with National Public Radio's award-winning legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg, who has reported on the United States Supreme Court since 1975.
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