NEW YORK CITY – February 17, 2014 – Business Intelligence Associates, Inc. (BIA), a leader in eDiscovery software and services solutions, today announced that Alan Marks, Senior Vice President of Product will take part in presenting a 4-hour workshop on legal holds titled “Workshop for Developing Litigation Holds,” for the Southern California Inland Empire (SCIE) ARMA Chapter with John Isaza, Esq., FAI.
The workshop is being held on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, between 12:30 pm and 4:30 pm, and will offer a step-by-step approach to help governance professionals recognize when an organization should preserve records (both paper and electronic) related to government investigations or litigation. Participants will be able to study factual scenarios taken from known cases in order to analyze trigger events, and take a systematic approach to investigating and issuing the legal hold, as well as identifying and preserving evidence. The program is interactive, and will discuss state-of-the-art technology, and offer the opportunity or participants to participate in a mock legal hold questionnaire and a hold process using an anonymous tool currently on the market!
“BIA is thrilled to participate with John Isaza again in presenting this workshop for this dynamic chapter of ARMA. We certainly find in our day to day discussions with customers that information managers and governance professionals are being tasked with managing legal hold and are looking for information on the process,” said Robin Thompson, VP of Marketing. “ARMA International is the global authority on governing information as a strategic asset, and is well known for its annual conference which offers the most current education,” added Thompson.
About John Isaza, Esq., FAI:
John Isaza is the CEO of Information Governance Solutions, LLC, a technology-enabled provider of global regulatory retention requirements. He is also a Partner at Rimon, PC, where he heads the records and information management (RIM) practice. He is one of the country's foremost experts on RIM issues, electronic discovery, and legal holds. He has developed information governance and records retention programs for some of the most highly regulated Fortune 100 companies, including related regulatory research and opinions in over 130 countries. His clients range from the Fortune 100 to startups. He is the 2008 recipient of ARMA’s prestigious Britt Literary Award, and in 2011, was named the 45th Fellow of ARMA International.
About Alan Marks:
Alan has over 20 of years’ experience in the software industry and has worked for a number of top software firms such as Microsoft, HP, SAP and Adobe on a wide range of projects, and has been granted three U.S. Patents.
Alan originally joined BIA as Director, Software Development in 2006, he held that position for over one year, during which time he created a product plan, hired a new team and built a process. More recently, in January 2013, Alan came back to BIA as a VP of Products; and was promoted to SVP of Products in Fall 2013, in this role, Alan is focused on managing TotalDiscovery’s product roadmap, connecting with clients (current and potential), managing Product Support and overseeing the delivery of product updates and features to TotalDiscovery users.
Alan holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.
BIA is a leader in the legal information management industry, with over a decade of experience helping companies and their law firms successfully manage documents and data for lawsuits, regulatory matters and internal investigations in defensible and cost-effective ways. BIA offers the only secure cloud-based, integrated legal data preservation system: TotalDiscovery, a web-based software solution that includes complete legal hold management and data preservation connectivity to many enterprise systems to ensure a legally defensible method for preserving and analyzing critical documents and data. With no software to install or hardware to provision, TotalDiscovery can be used immediately, with no extensive training or configuration required. TotalDiscovery was designed for use by both Legal and IT for all types of situations, from small internal issues to large complex lawsuits and regulatory matters. With its powerful enterprise-class features, instant availability, expert workflow, unique flat-fee licenses, and no up-front costs, BIA’s TotalDiscovery is the future of legal information management. Find out more at www. biaprotect.com.