Joanna Roman eDiscovery Assistant

Joanna Roman is the 25+ year veteran litigation paralegal, ediscovery project manager and all around utility player that every legal team wants on their side. A lover of all things sports and the ultimate team player, Joanna’s career has taken her through multiple law firms, including Ireland Stapleton, Jackson Lewis, and Littler Mendelson, where she has headed teams of legal professionals through all stages of the litigation lifecycle in both state and federal courts.

Take that litigation experience, add a profound understanding and knowledge of the legal and technical aspects of ediscovery, and you have the goldmine that is of enormous value to legal teams working to better their processes and leverage ESI for their clients. Joanna gives back to the legal community through her work on various projects for the Firm as well as having leadership roles with Women in eDiscovery and EDRM.

Joanna’s technical knowledge combined with her knowledge of the litigation process enhances the Firm’s role as ediscovery counsel and in consulting for our clients. Her experience as a Principal at the former Flatwater Forensics gave Joanna unique insight into the business of ediscovery and the continuous need to balance process with value. In short, she gets it. One conversation with Joanna and you know she understands what you are trying to do, and has ideas for how to best achieve the desired result in the most efficient way possible. Just don’t say a bad word about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

 

Her favorite career moment:

Working on an IP theft case that began with the employee misappropriating a client list, but, as we delved deeper into the initial email collection, we discovered that the employee took more sensitive company information, and transmitted it to 54 different flash drives, cloud accounts and other devices from his company laptop. The case exploded into a huge eDiscovery and forensic matter, including the use of a special master and a third-party forensics neutral to host the data collected.

What she loves about eDiscovery:
In the immortal words of Sgt. Joe Friday, “All we want are the facts, ma’am.” In litigation, each side has a story to tell about the same event. Unlike witnesses, data and metadata are not emotional, biased or subject to memory distortion. eDiscovery provides the facts upon which the story becomes structurally sound or easily razed.
Did you know...
Joanna has run 28 half-marathons, including 15 with her brother, Jeff. That is a LOT of miles.

 

Technical Skills

  • Desktop Productivity Applications
    • MS365
  • Document Management
    • Worldox
    • NetDocuments
    • iManage
  • Databases & Platforms
    • CS Disco
    • iPro Eclipse
    • Relativity
    • Reveal-Brainspace
    • Magnet Axiom
    • Indexed I-O
  • Trial Software
    • TrialDirector
    • TrialPad
  • Case Management Software
    • iPro CaSE
    • RealLegal Binder
    • CaseMap
    • TimeMap
    • Case Notebook
  • Time Keeping
    • ProLaw
    • Orion
    • DTE
    • CLS Billing System
  •  Docketing
    • ProLaw
    • LawToolBox
  • Project Management
    • Trello
    • Asana
  • CRM
    • HubSpot
    • Salesforce
  • Secure File Transfer Applications
    • ShareFile
    • Smart FTP
    • CM/ECF for Federal Courts
    • US EEOC Portal
    • ICCES for Colorado State Courts
    • Other various e-filing systems

 

Professional Affiliations

  • Director of Meetings, Women in eDiscovery, Denver Chapter (October 2020 to present)
  • Project Leader, EDRM Data Set Project (February 2020 to present)
  • Member, Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists
  • Member, She Breaks the Law
  • Panelist, The Masters Conference
  • Advisory Board Member, Casefriend

 

Education and Certifications

  • Fort Hays State University, Bachelor of Arts, English and English Literature
  • Denver Paralegal Institute, Paralegal, ABA Approved Certification
  • ACEDS Certified eDiscovery Specialist (“CEDS”), In Progress
  • Reveal Analyst Certification, In Progress
  • OSINT Certificate, April 2021
  • Brainspace Analyst Certification, June 2020
  • Denver Paralegal Institute, Paralegal, ABA Approved Certificate, May 1994