Best speakers in PREX history join PREX17 in September

PREX17 featured speakers: Hon. Elizabeth LaPorte, Tom Allman, Steve Watson and Jana Limer Mills
PREX17 featured speakers, clockwise from top left: Hon. Elizabeth LaPorte, Tom Allman, Steve Watson and Jana Limer Mills.

PREX17 is shaping up to include the most innovative thinkers in ediscovery today. Here’s a taste of the speakers joining us.

We’re incredibly proud of the speakers participating on the PREX17 faculty. Welcoming these outstanding individuals is a testament to our dedication to bringing you the very best. You can find more speakers and the full conference agenda at

  • Hon. Elizabeth LaPorte is a United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of California, where she presides over numerous civil cases, including patent, trademark, copyright and other business litigation. She will be featured on the Case Law by the Clock panel covering the latest in case law trends.
  • Tom Allman is a retired General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at BASF Corporation and is now an independent Legal Services Professional. While serving at BASF, he advocated for what became the 2006 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Allman’s session will be “Spoliation and the New Rules,” exploring how spoliation motions have evolved since the changes made to Rule 37(e).
  • Jana Limer Mills is Director & Sr. Attorney at American Airlines. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified E-discovery Specialist. Jana will participate in the “Taming the Over-Preservation Beast” panel and share stories about the real challenges legal teams are facing when it comes to preservation initiatives.
  • Steve Watson is a veteran ediscovery technologist, with nearly two decades experience in information technology, information security and investigations. Steve will join the “Data Privacy, the GDPR and Security All in One” session and present the closing keynote, “The Future of Data and Data Acquisition.”

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