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How Will the Benefits and Cost Proportionality Model Impact E-Discovery?

September 30, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the ACEDS Ohio Chapter for a fireside chat

During this virtual chat panelists will be asked to talk about their involvement in the project, and to share insights into the importance of the framework and how it may impact the legal industry. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and will participate in discussions to further explore the framework and to share thoughts. All are encouraged to read the “Benefits and Cost Proportionality Model: A New Framework” prior to the event. The document can be downloaded at https://www.law.gwu.edu/discovery-proportionality-benefit-burden-model-conference-materials

Immediately following there will be an opportunity to network with fellow eDiscovery professionals!


Julie Brown is the director of practice technology at Vorys. She has worked in legal technology for more than 30 years. She has a paralegal degree and has worked in law firms and in-house litigation departments. Her experience includes managing large scale e-discovery and document productions, records management, litigation technology training and development of numerous litigation technology databases. She manages Vorys’ litigation technology department, which provides in-house support, training, processing and production of e-discovery.

Julie is active in coordinating litigation technology education opportunities for the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) and serves as the Conference Co-Chair for ILTACon 2019-2020. In 2020, Julie received ILTA’s Contributor of the Year Award and in 2011, Julie received ILTA’s Distinguished Peer Award for Litigation and Practice Support. She is a certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) and is certified in ViewPoint, Summation, Sanction, Law 5.0, the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and Lean Six Sigma.


Timothy M. Opsitnick is the Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. (“TCDI”). Opsitnick is at the forefront of practitioners addressing issues involved in the security and discovery of electronically stored information. He has conducted numerous continuing legal education seminars regarding cybersecurity, data privacy, electronic discovery, and other technology issues. In addition, he has served as a court appointed Special Master and as an expert witness. His clients include United States and international law firms and companies. Furthermore, Opsitnick leads TCDI’s acquisition strategy.

Opsitnick founded JURINNOV Ltd. (“JURINNOV”) in 2000. JURINNOV provided data privacy, cybersecurity, computer forensics and eDiscovery services. JURINNOV was acquired by TCDI in 2016, expanding TCDI’s services to include data privacy, cybersecurity, and computer forensics consulting. Prior to that time, Opsitnick was with the law firm of Jones Day, where he was a member of the Litigation and Product Liability sections. His practice concentrated on the management of complex, multi-district litigation

Sonya Judkins is Senior Manager of Discovery and Information Governance in T-Mobile’s Legal Department in Reston, Virginia. Mrs. Judkins is responsible for managing e-discovery and information governance best practices. Sonya specializes in the areas of in-house legal/litigation practices and procedures, management of core-team efforts to implement policies, procedures and tools helping to mitigate risks associated with the preservation and production of electronically stored information thereby ensuring compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations. She works closely with the Records Management and IT functional areas to ensure compliance of legal holds and discovery requirements.

Mrs. Judkins received her undergraduate degree magna cum laude in Business Administration with an emphasis for contracts and acquisitions from Strayer University in Alexandria, Virginia. Mrs. Judkins is also ACEDS certified and a Notary Public.