Editorial Board


Natalya Northrip, CIPP/US, CIPP/E
Northrip_Natalya BW BioNatalya Northrip is a Counsel in Seyfarth’s eDiscovery and Information Governance (eDIG) group. Ms. Northrip devotes her law practice to helping clients find practical, cost-effective solutions to electronic data management, information law, eDiscovery, data privacy and security, and records and information governance challenges. Ms. Northrip provides legal and strategic advice regarding all aspects of eDiscovery and information governance.

Managing Editor

Emily Dorner
DORNER Emily_BW bio2Emily Dorner is an attorney in the eDiscovery and Information Governance (eDIG) practice group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP in the firm’s Chicago office.  Ms. Dorner has experience conducting and managing document review, researching and writing records retention policies, and consulting clients regarding eDiscovery best practices.


Scott A. Carlson
Carlson_Scott BW bioScott A. Carlson founded and chairs Seyfarth Shaw’s eDiscovery and Information Governance (eDIG) group and is nationally known in the these areas. His practice is entirely devoted to eDiscovery and information governance issues from both the consulting and litigation perspective. Mr. Carlson represents and provides eDiscovery advice to a broad range of clients from small and mid-sized companies up to the nation’s largest companies. He has represented clients in the all aspects of eDiscovery both in terms of preparedness and managing eDiscovery issues in individual matters throughout the country in both state and federal court. Mr. Carlson also advises clients in other information governance issues including, among others, computer forensics issues, records information management, information security / cyber security and IT-related policies and practices.

Jay Carle
Carle_Jay BW bioJay Carle is partner in Seyfarth’s eDiscovery and Information Governance (eDIG) practice group. His practice focuses on navigating complex eDiscovery litigation issues and counseling clients in the areas of eDiscovery preparedness and other information governance issues. In eDiscovery litigation, Mr. Carle leverages technical expertise and litigation experience to craft creative, defensible, and efficient strategies for the preservation, collection, review, and production of electronically stored information, and employs litigation tactics to control the scope of discovery and implement cost-shifting and cost-reduction strategies. In addition to litigation response, Mr. Carle counsels clients on information governance issues including eDiscovery policy and process development, data remediation initiatives, data security and privacy, records and information management, as well as other information governance issues.

Matthew Christoff
Christoff_Matthew BW bioMatthew Christoff is an associate in the eDiscovery and Information Governance (eDIG) practice group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, located in Chicago. He focuses his practice on issues involving eDiscovery, including electronic document preservation, production, review, and spoliation. Mr. Christoff has a technical background that has included computer support, network administration, and programming.

M. James Daley, CIPP/US
Daley_James BW bioM. James Daley is Senior Counsel in Seyfarth’s eDiscovery and Information Governance (eDIG) practice group. Mr. Daley helps clients develop and implement legal compliance processes and technology solutions including: data privacy and security controls; disposition of legacy electronic media and print information; email archiving and electronic records management solutions; legal hold management and compliance monitoring solutions; RIM policy and procedure; RIM and legal hold training; U.S. and global records retention schedules; selection of preferred vendor panels; and litigation and regulatory compliance readiness programs, among others.

Richard Lutkus, EnCE, EnCEP, CEH
Lutkus, Richard BW BioRichard Lutkus is a Partner in the San Francisco office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. His practice is dedicated to complex information governance issues including information security, eDiscovery consulting and litigation response, digital forensics, data breach prevention and response, cyber-stalking mitigation, and information technology related policies and practices. Mr. Lutkus is the only attorney in the world that holds deeply technical certifications in digital forensics (EnCE), eDiscovery (EnCEP), and information security (CEH). His technical background includes experience in information security, computer programming, computer and mobile device forensics, and eDiscovery. Mr. Lutkus represents and provides information governance consulting to a broad range of clients—from Fortune 100 global enterprises to small and mid-sized companies alike.

Kathleen McConnell, CIPP/US
McConnell_Kathleen BW bioKathleen McConnell is senior counsel in the San Francisco office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Her practice focuses on issues associated with electronic discovery, information governance, and data privacy. She regularly assists clients by developing cost-effective strategies for the preservation, collection, review, and production of electronically stored information, including for cross-border matters. She has also advised clients on record retention and information management.

Jason Priebe
Priebe_Jason BW bioJason Priebe is senior counsel in Seyfarth’s eDiscovery and Information Governance (eDIG) group. His practice focuses on issues involved in electronic discovery preparedness, planning and execution, as well as information privacy, information governance and data security. He routinely provides legal consultation and advice to several large and diverse corporations and organizations regarding the design and implementation of electronic discovery programs, including the development of policies and procedures for efficiently and defensibly preserving, collecting and producing electronically stored information (ESI). His experience includes serving as an in-house counsel for the nation’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurer, where he advised on issues involving litigation hold administration, information management, and electronic data discovery process and policy.

Jaime Raba
Raba_Jamie BW BioJaime Raba is an attorney in the eDiscovery and Information Governance (eDIG) practice group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s San Francisco office. His legal practice is dedicated to information governance including eDiscovery litigation response, information security and information technology issues. He draws on his technical background in advising clients on matters involving data analysis, privacy, forensics, legacy systems and technology risk management.  He counsels clients on cost-effective eDiscovery in complex litigation proceedings on topics including preservation, litigation holds, collection, review, production and complex privilege issues.

Ryan Tilot
Tilot_Ryan BW bioRyan Tilot is counsel in Seyfarth’s eDiscovery and Information Governance (eDIG) practice group in the firm’s Chicago office. Mr. Tilot leverages a strong technical background and years of experience working as a records manager and solutions architect in the legal industry. He advises clients on defensible and cost-effective eDiscovery strategies in litigation, including document preservation, production and review. Mr. Tilot also provides consulting services to assist his clients with mitigating risk, reducing costs, improving quality and enhancing efficiencies in eDiscovery and information governance.

Tushar Vaidya
Vaidya_Tushar BW bioTushar P. Vaidya is an associate in Seyfarth’s eDiscovery and Information Governance (eDIG) practice group in the firm’s Chicago office.  Mr. Vaidya has extensive knowledge and experience in managing large-scale document review projects for Fortune 100 companies across a variety of industries.