"Ediscovery is not a technical issue;
It's a legal issue with a technical solution."
Bio of James Berriman
Evidox Corporation, Boston MA, 2006 to present
Mr. Berriman is Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Evidox Corporation, a firm that specializes in electronic discovery, electronic evidence collection and preservation, hosting of electronic documents for online review, electronic trials, and litigation technology consulting. He assists attorneys and corporate clients in defining the appropriate scope of electronic discovery, implementing ediscovery plans, compliance with preservation and retention obligations, and using technology to improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the litigation process.
Goodwin Procter LLP, Boston MA, 1990 to 2006
Mr. Berriman was Senior Counsel and Director of Litigation Technology at Goodwin Procter LLP, an AmLaw 100 firm of over 650 attorneys. In 1999, he founded the firm's Litigation Technology Group, an in-house team of 15 specialists who use cutting-edge technologies to increase efficiency and lower the cost of litigation for the firm's clients. He was responsible for electronic discovery operations, litigation-support database systems, electronic trials, presentation graphics, electronic court filings, computer forensics, and protocols for litigation technology. Mr. Berriman designed, coded, and implemented the firmís litigation case-management system ("Cases Online") which has been in continuous use for ten years. He designed the groupís 4,000-square-foot lab facilities. He began his practice at Goodwin Procter as a litigation associate in 1990.
O'Connor & Gacioch, Binghamton NY, 1982 to 1987
Mr. Berriman was Litigation Paralegal, IT Manager, and Law Office Manager at O'Connor & Gacioch, a civil litigation firm. In that role, he developed the first litigation-support database system on behalf of a Fortune 100 client involved in a nationwide series of lawsuits. He developed an integrated timekeeping-billing-accounting system custom tailored to the firm's needs. He continued to provide support for the firm's litigation data systems throughout law school (1987-90).
E-Discovery and Consulting Experience
Mr. Berriman has supervised electronic discovery projects and assisted clients in hundreds of disputes involving trade secret violations, pharmaceutical patents, computer and integrated circuit technologies, SEC investigations, technology licensing disputes, software development projects, infringement of copyrighted content, Internet domain name disputes, and various other intellectual property, civil, and criminal litigation issues.
Mr. Berriman has also consulted with clients on internal business issues relating to the handling of electronic business records. He has created an ediscovery preparedness plan for a pharmaceutical company. He has consulted on electronic document retention policies, internal investigations of electronic documents, and technology risk assessments for a university, a bank, a law firm, an insurance company, and technology companies.
Electronic Trial Experience
Mr. Berriman has provided electronic trial services and electronic evidence presentations in a number of prominent cases, including: U.S. v. Martha Stewart and Peter Bacanovic; In re Judge Maria Lopez (regarding allegations of judicial misconduct); Sheila Porter v. Sheriff Andrea Cabral (regarding allegations of retaliatory termination for whistleblowing); USAID v. Harvard University (largest claim ever asserted against Harvard), Hyde v. Philip Morris (first electronic trial in Rhode Island federal courts); Acon v. Inverness (regarding the patent that covers one-step home pregnancy test kits); PharmaStem v. ViaCell (regarding the patent that covers preservation of umbilical cord blood and stem cells); Glaxo v. Teva (regarding the patent that covers inhibitors that make chemotherapy possible); Citizens National Bank v. Citizens Bank (regarding the rights to the "Citizens" bank name); Axcelis v. Applied Materials (regarding ion-implantation technology for semiconductors); Plainview v. ExxonMobil, et al. (regarding alleged contamination of the largest aquifer in Long Island); Cozza v. McAfee (regarding technology for increasing the speed of virus scanning); Cartoon Network v. Cablevison (regarding whether remote digital video recording constitutes fair use); Commonwealth v. Bright (first-degree murder trial); Teva v. Novartis (regarding the patent for Famvir); Pfizer v. IVAX (regarding the patent for Tolterodine); Explorica v Elderhostel (a trademark dispute involving the names "Explorica" versus "Exploritas"); and others.
Education and Training
Mr. Berriman received his law degree cum laude from Boston University School of Law in 1990 where he was Articles Editor of the Boston University Law Review and where he was named Tauro Scholar, Liacos Scholar, and Hennessey Scholar (1st, 2nd, and 3rd year honors).
Mr. Berriman received his bachelor's degree in Philosophy, summa cum laude, from the State University of New York, Potsdam College, in 1980.
Mr. Berriman has 12 additional credits in Computer Science from Boston University and has received training in the use of the EnCase computer forensics application from Guidance Software.
Bar and Court Admissions
Mr. Berriman has been admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts since 1990.
Using Electronic Evidence Strategically in Depositions, Motions and Trials
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, May 24, 2010
E-Discovery Update: The Latest Cases, Trends and Tips
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, March 18, 2010
Cost-Effective E-Discovery for Small Firms
Massachusetts Bar Association, January 14, 2010
Electronic Discovery & Evidence
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, May 20, 2009
Strategies for Litigation Support Managers
New England Association of Litigation Support Managers, May 20, 2009
Cost-Effective Electronic Discovery
Women in E-Discovery, April 14, 2009
Focusing Your Evidence Collection Efforts
Association of Litigation Support Professionals, January 30, 2009
Digital Forensics, Electronic Evidence, & Advanced Criminal Procedure
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, October 7, 2008
The Paperless Practice Toolkit
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, October 1, 2008
Effective Planning for Responding to E-Discovery Requests
Boston Bar Association, September 10, 2008
Metadata: Avoiding Ethical & Malpractice Exposure
Strafford Publications, May 29, 2008
Introduction to E-Discovery
Massachusetts Bar Association, May 7, 2008
Rolling Your Own: Using In-House Resources to Support E-Discovery
International Legal Technology Association, March 20, 2007
The Paperless Trial
Federal Bar Association of Rhode Island, September 22, 2006
Advocating For Technology
Boston Paralegal Superconference, April 2005
The Electronic Courtroom
Federal Bar Association of Rhode Island, October 2002
"Commercial Litigation: Keeping it Digital"
Massachusetts Lawyers Journal, August 2010
"eDiscovery in the Cloud: A Nightmare Scenario"
Cloudbook, April 2010
"Depositions and Technology"
How to Prepare For, Take and Use a Deposition, James Publishing
"Why Native Electronic Files Generally Should Not Be Produced"
Advanced Issues in E-Discovery, 2007 Suffolk University Center for Advanced Legal Studies
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Mr. Berriman authored "Depositions and Technology" in How to Prepare For, Take and Use a Deposition (Daniel P. Dain, Ed.), available from James Publishing.
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