As the E-Discovery Technology Innovation Manager with Kilpatrick Townsend's LitSmart® E-Discovery Team, Andy is responsible for developing strategies to utilize technology to manage complex data needs. He regularly develops innovative workflows to address the Firm's most complicated and technically challenging data processing, transfer, management and review projects. In addition, Andy routinely analyzes technology in the marketplace, manages the purchase or licensing of new technologies, and leads internal teams in the development of proprietary tools. Andy works directly with e-discovery professionals, case teams and clients in all phases of the EDRM life cycle and provides guidance in creating efficiencies by using advanced analytics, technology assisted review and AI. He is an expert in the industry-leading e-discovery platform used in-house by Kilpatrick Townsend, Relativity, having reached the level of Relativity Certified Administrator. He also has extensive experience in a wide range of additional technologies including Ipro Tech, eCapture, Eclipse, Blackout, and X1 Social Discovery. In 2019, Andy led the development of the LitSmart® AutoTasker, the team's award-winning innovation for the 6th Annual Relativity Innovation Awards - Best Law Firm or Corporate Solution. He presented the application to more than a thousand Relativity users and experts at the awards ceremony on October 24, 2019, and accepted the award on the Firm's behalf.
Prior to joining the firm, Andy worked as a Litigation Support and E-Discovery Specialist in the Greensboro office of a North Carolina-based law firm where he assessed and supported technology needs at all stages of litigation and was responsible for creating and maintaining litigation databases using the firm's existing software, importing ESI and paper documents, verifying data and correcting errors, producing documents, interacting with vendors, implementing software updates, and training attorneys and staff.
Publications, Articles & Presentations
"Kilpatrick Townsend Named Top Law Firm Innovator at 6th Annual Relativity Innovation Awards," KT LitSmart Blog, October 2019
“E-Discovery Technology: A Primer on What’s Available and How to Effectively Utilize the Same,” CLE Presentation, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, May 2019
- "LitSmart Insights into Training Programs Profiled by Relativity," KT LitSmart Blog, March 2018
Professional & Community Activities
- Relativity Certified Administrator
- Relativity Certified User
- Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), Certified E-Discovery Specialist
- International Legal Technology Association, Member
- Ipro – eCapture and Eclipse Administrator, Certification
- Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce, Under 40 Board Member
- Ohio State University, Max M. Fisher College of Business, B.S., Logistics/Marketing (2003)