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Relativity Fest 2018

Drew Stern

Founder & Co-CEO, Esquify

Speaker Bio

Drew Stern is CEO and co-founder of Esquify, an award-winning, venture-backed legal technology company. Esquify is the world's first AI-driven, automated workforce management platform for legal review. As an innovator, accomplished technology executive and proud LGBTQ founder, Drew has amassed a portfolio of distinguished experience creating and managing successful startups, strategic alliances, and partnership ecosystems and has held leadership positions at Salesforce, American Express, Buddy Media, and Sprout Social. Drew is a consistent and proven business leader and dealmaker, having closed deals in rapid succession with major social networks, technology partners, and best-in-class analytics providers including Relativity, Facebook, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, and numerous VCs. Drew's efforts have led directly to increased company valuations, new revenue, creation of cutting-edge technology, and customer success. Through thought-leadership, diversity advocacy, and creative problem-solving, Drew is helping define the future of LegalTech and the use of 21st century technology to solve real-world business problems, including Esquify's patented AI-driven workforce management technology. His broad-based background includes strategy, marketing, business development, general management, revenue growth, and proactive people leadership. He serves on the boards of ADL-Chicago, StartOut, is an active mentor, and holds his MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.

PD188410 - Fostering Inclusiveness: Promoting Diversity and Inclusion on Your e-Discovery Team Fostering environments that provide openness and inclusion has been proven to drive team performance, innovation, and employee retention. Recognizing the benefits of diversity in the workplace is only the first step—how do you build a culture of diversity into your e-discovery business? Relativity Fest is a unique opportunity to have a productive dialogue around how we, as a community, promote diversity both within our own organizations and within the larger e-discovery and legal world.

This 60-minute panel will discuss ways of driving inclusion in your practice and inspire a vision of an inclusive e-discovery community. The panel will cover:
  • • Why diversity matters to e-discovery
  • • How to foster a culture of inclusion, diversity, and openness, as well as promote diversity of thought
  • • Strategies for finding and retaining diverse talent
  • • How to make inclusion part of your e-discovery DNA
  • • Selling diversity initiatives internally to your organization and gaining alignment on why it’s an important investment
  • • Unlocking inclusion with global e-discovery teams
1 Hour Panel Drew Stern - Founder & Co-CEO, Esquify
Mary Mack - Executive Director, ACEDS
Will Syvongsa - Technical Business Analyst, Relativity
Antonio Avant - Manager, Litigation Technology, Troutman Sanders eMerge
Elizabeth Anastasia - Director of Technology Operations, Perkins Coie LLP