Paralegal Tech Talk: Cybersecurity in eDiscovery

Learn how paralegals can play a role in securing electronic data effectively and ethically. Leaders in the legal technology industry will guide attendees through the logistics and legal considerations of collecting, storing, and using critical and sensitive electronic data.

Recommended for paralegals and eDiscovery professionals.

With Chip Block, Vice President of Evolver; Bruce Markowitz, Vice President of eDiscovery at Evolver; Elise M. Schaengold, Litigation Paralegal; and an ethics expert to be announced.

COST: $150; $100 for GW alumni (use discount code ALUMNI50); FREE for current GW students

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Chip Block, Vice President, Evolver
Chip leads new market and technology development at Evolver to include corporate business development, marketing, branding, and overall market strategy. He has over 30 years of advanced technology creation, development, and marketing for the federal and commercial market space. Chip’s experience includes leading several major groups and companies in the development and market introduction of new technologies.

At Evolver, he works closely with all divisions to set a growth strategy, identify partners, expand awareness through social media, and identify new opportunities in the federal and commercial workspace.

Chip is a regular contributor and speaker in different forums and the author of several published white papers. He has received an R&D 100 award from R&D Magazine as Co-Principal Investigator. This award recognizes the 100 most significant product achievements in the world. In 2016, Chip was recognized as ACT-IAC’s Individual Contributor of the Year. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.

Bruce Markowitz, Vice President of eDiscovery, Evolver
Bruce leads all aspects of the Evolver’s Legal Services division, including operations, project management, finance, technology development, and business development.

Prior to joining Evolver, Bruce was the Director of Practice Technology and Information Governance with McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP for nearly ten years where he directed, managed and oversaw all litigation support, docket, and information governance operations across twelve offices. He had a long career with international law firms leading litigation practice support teams and as a frequent speaker, panelist, and member for professional organizations and conferences.

Bruce is a certified Enterprise Content Management Practitioner (ECMP); Enterprise Record Management Practitioner (ERMP), and Information Governance Practitioner (IGP). His professional activities include: Litigation Support Managers, Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM), ILTA, National Docketing Association, Georgetown Law’s e-Discovery Practice Support Distance Learning Committee, Member Information Governance Initiative, and Compliance, Governance & Oversight Council. Bruce is a graduate of Stevenson University.


Elise M. Schaengold, Litigation Paralegal
Elise M. Schaengold is a litigation paralegal with over a decade of experience in the legal industry. As an undergraduate student at The George Washington University in the Integrated Information, Science and Technology program, Ms. Schaengold conducted extensive research regarding the role law firms' leadership play in developing and implementing cybersecurity measures within small and medium sized law firms.  For her thesis project, Ms. Schaengold assisted a legal aid organization in Northern Virginia with developing potential cybersecurity policies and designed and launched a website providing a central resource for attorneys and staff of legal organizations in the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland communities to discover free cybersecurity tools and educational resources to learn how to protect their firms.


Ethics presenter:  To Be Announced