Michael Carbone is available to serve as an eDiscovery referee, special master, discovery facilitator or mediator.
He will also consult with attorneys on the handling of eDiscovery disputes, the negotiation of an eDiscovery plan, and the meet and confer process.
His qualifications include:
- Over twenty-five years of experience managing discovery as an arbitrator, or by court appointment as a discovery facilitator or referee
- Adjunct Assisant Professor of eDiscovery at UC Hastings College of the Law
- Frequent author and lecturer on eDiscovery; Adjunct Assistant Professor at Hastings College of the Law presenting an online course on practical eDiscovery skills
- Over one hundred hours of training in the subject, including completion of The Sedona Conference Cooperation Training Program, covering both legal and technological aspects of eDiscovery
- Member of the Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program Committee, including the e-Mediation, Education, and National Outreach Subcommittees.
- Member of the American Bar Association Section of Science and Technology Law, including the eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Committee
- Member of the Academy of Court Appointed Masters
- Organized the Symposium entitled "Negotiating Solutions to Your eDiscovery Problems" for the Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution at Hastings College of the Law in May 2013 and chaired the panel on "Use of Neutrals."
- Organizer and first chair of the Bay Area eDiscovery Forum
- Subject matter and industry experience relevant to eDiscovery includes, among other matters:
- Commercial Real Estate Transactions and Investments
- Complex Business Disputes, Including Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition
- Construction Claims and Defects
- Employment Litigation
- Estate and Trust Matters
- General and Limited Partnerships
- Manufacturing of Industrial Equipment
- Mortgage and Other Secured Transactions
- Securities (including FINRA Arbitrations)