Herbert L. Roitblat, Ph.D.
Herbert L. Roitblat, Ph.D. is Chief Scientist, Chief Technology Officer, OrcaTec LLC, Co-founder of OrcaTec LLC (CA). Before starting OrcaTec, Dr. Roitblat was Chief Scientist and a co-founder of DolphinSearch, as well as an award-winning Professor of psychology at the University of Hawaii. He has been awarded four patentson conceptual search technologies. Dr. Roitblat is widely recognized as an expert in search and retrieval technology, particularly in the area of eDiscovery. Dr. Roitblat, was the technology expert in the recent Global Aerospace case, in which the court approved the use of predictive coding over the objections of opposing counsel.
Dr. Roitblat is a member of the Sedona Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production, on the Advisory Board of the Georgetown Legal Center Advanced eDiscovery Institute, a member of the 2011 and 2012 program committee for the Georgetown Legal Center Advanced eDiscovery Institute,and a director of the Electronic Discovery Institute. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Organization of Legal Professionals. He is a frequent speaker on eDiscovery, particularly concerning search, categorization, predictive coding, and quality assurance.
He received his BA Degree from Reed College in Portland, OR and his Ph.D. in Psychology from The University of California-Berkeley. In addition to his scientific work, Dr. Roitblat has been writing extensively about the problems of dealing with massive amounts of electronic data and the emerging standards for dealing with those problems.
Michael Pitch, Esq.
Michael Pitch is the Director of Managed Review at TrustPoint. He is responsible for overseeing review operations and developing best practices and standardized workflows to maximize the defensibility of any review.
Michael has written and lectured extensively on review design and management. He has advised Top 200 law firms and corporations in the Fortune 100, and has managed teams ranging in size between 10 and 200 reviewers. Additionally, Michael has conducted training sessions on the efficient use of multiple e-discovery software platforms, as well as substantive training on financial statement analysis for lawyers.
Most recently, Michael managed New York document review operations for Kroll Ontrack and Daticon EED. Prior to that, he was an associate at a corporate restructuring boutique firm, where his practice focused on the design of bankruptcy plans and settlements for large and midsize businesses. A CPA (inactive), Michael began his career as a tax consultant and auditor at PriceWaterhouse Coopers LLP.
Michael holds his J.D. from The College of William and Mary and his B.S. the Stern School of Business at New York University. He is admitted to practice law in New York.