Board of Directors

Monica Harris

Monica Harris

Monica has over a decade of leadership, consulting, project and product management, and training experience in the eDiscovery industry. She is a crusader for the development and implementation of cross collaborative initiatives inside and outside of organizations that increase connection, productivity, revenue and margin. Besides her tireless work in the eDiscovery business vertical she is also active in the eDiscovery community and is the Assistant Director of the D.C. Chapter of Women in eDiscovery (WIE).
Parke McManis

Parke McManis, CEDS

Immediate Past President
Parke McManis has over a decade of experience in the eDiscovery space supporting commercial and federal clients through all stages of the litigation process. He specializes in large scale matters and bringing customized technology first solutions to matters of all size and scope. He holds several industry certifications, including the CEDS certification, and has contributed to an array of eDiscovery focused blogs, associations, and events.
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Vera Clemons

Vice President
A dedicated consultant providing strategic consulting services to clients using in-depth business knowledge. Vera has experience in guiding stakeholders to effectively develop technical eDiscovery strategies, apply requirements and goals to implement eDiscovery workflow with data analysis and emerging technologies. She is eager to provides leadership in identification of workflow improvements, coaching to team members, and effective management in each stage of the project.
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Michael Simpson, CEDS

Michael is a Washington, DC-based attorney with eight years of experience in the world of eDiscovery.  Currently a Senior Project Manager and Global Ambassador at Lighthouse, he has led solo practitioners, Amlaw 100 law firms, Federal Agencies, and Fortune 100 companies through their demanding eDiscovery needs, including complex civil litigations, white collar criminal defense, class-action lawsuits, product recalls, and HSR second requests.  This is Michael's second term on the board of the DC Chapter of ACEDS.  He is an Relativity Certified Administrator and a member of the Virginia State Bar.
Will Lambdin

Will Lambdin

Will has worked in the eDiscovery industry for nearly 10 years, starting in Litigation Support for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, then moving to the Employment Law Group P.C. where, as Legal Technology Manager, he has built their eDiscovery and Litigation Support group from the ground up. Will has experience performing collections, managing document review throughout the case lifecycle, and training Attorneys and Clerks with eDiscovery/document management best practices. Will has published manuals related to eDiscovery and IT Support, develops and implements firm-wide training regimens, and through his role has enabled individual clients to pursue complex litigation comprising substantial amounts of discovery material that would have otherwise stymied their cases, helping to protect individual civil rights in the workplace.
Josh Raynes

Joshua Raynes, CEDS

Public Relations & Marketing
Josh Raynes has experience in many aspects of large construction disputes from claim drafting through litigation. He has successfully provided the Firm’s clients with valuable results on complicated disputes arising from projects such as construction of: electrical transmission lines, highways, hydroelectric power plants and public waterworks. Whether for an owner or contractor, he is a tireless advocate and innovative thinker for his clients and their bottom lines.

Josh is a Certified E-Discovery Specialist through the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS).
Alton Wilder

Alton Wilder

Alton has more than a decade of experience managing all phases of the e-discovery lifecycle, including antitrust, bankruptcy, employment, environmental, and product liability matters, as well as government contracts and investigations. Having worked with many federal and state agencies, corporate clients, and law firms, he has prepared custom solutions to meet to the needs of the most challenging discovery matters. He has managed internal teams and client relationships and has forged strong partnerships with both colleagues and clients. Alton consults with attorneys on e-discovery matters by recommending technology solutions and techniques to target relevant data, creating streamlined, defensible, managed document reviews and conserving client costs. He brings a consultative approach to provide creative and often outside-the-box solutions to meet the needs of clients.
John Randall

John Randall, CEDS

Director at Large
John uses his eighteen years of experience in the industry to help develop and implements solutions to complex problems in eDiscovery. He has a strong passion for creating training sessions to break down this complicated field for others to understand. His other focuses include auditing software platforms, executing workflows for clients to save time and cost and guiding others thru the eDiscovery lifecycle in a consulting capacity. He has worked on the service provider, law firm, and corporate side.
Dan Cohen

Daniel Cohen

Director at Large
Dan Cohen is Director of Business Development at Sandline Discovery where he leads strategic partnership, sales and marketing efforts in addition to consulting with clients on data collections, eDiscovery and investigations. Throughout his 20-year career in technology, Dan has managed teams, initiatives and projects to success as a law firm Litigation Support Manager, eDiscovery Project Manager, adviser, consultant, technician and dedicated customer advocate. A certified eDiscovery specialist (CEDS) with thirteen years of experience supporting corporations, agencies and law firms in eDiscovery and litigation support, Dan is focused on providing service and solutions to new challenges as they arise.
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Gary Swenson

Director at Large
Gary Swenson is a sales and marketing professional in the legal technology industry. His tenure spans over 20 years where he has established many colleagues and friendships. Gary’s current role is Senior Discovery Consultant with Liquid Litigation Management (LLM). LLM offers a fully integrated end-to-end discovery platform, Lit Manager, along with eDiscovery consulting and services. Originally Gary is from Minneapolis, MN where he started his legal technology career with Control Data Corporation (CDC). A current resident of Washington, DC, Gary also resided in Manhattan for many years. Gary has consulted on many complex litigation matters and investigations. His clients include multi-national corporations and law firms within the United States and abroad.
Richard Slawter

Richard Slawter

Director at Large
Richard’s experience in Records Information Management, Information Governance, and eDiscovery has been with Innovative Development for 7 years. His responsibilities include consulting on records management through the entire EDRM model and demonstrating how the disciplines now integrate into a complete process. Besides working in the commercial markets in life sciences and pharmaceuticals, his focus is on various federal, state, and local government agencies primarily in the DC region. Richard is also Director with the ARMA Philadelphia Liberty Bell Chapter and holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Drexel University.

Jonathan McKee

Director at Large