John Tredennick

Merlin Digital Magic, Inc.

Up until this year, John had been the CEO Catalyst Repository Systems, a company he founded in 2000. In 2019, he sold the business to OpenText and today acts as principal and founder of Tredennick Law, which provides strategic consulting and special master services for complex litigation and discovery disputes. Prior to forming Catalyst, John was a nationally known trial lawyer and longtime litigation partner at Holland & Hart. Over the past four decades he has written or edited eight books and countless articles on legal technology topics, including two American Bar Association best sellers on using computers in litigation technology, a book (supplemented annually) on deposition techniques and several other widely-read books on legal analytics and technology. He served as Chair of the ABA’s Law Practice Section and edited its flagship magazine for six years. John’s legal and technology acumen has earned him numerous awards including being named by the American Lawyer as one of the top six “E-Discovery Trailblazers,” named to the FastCase 50 as a legal visionary and named him one of the “Top 100 Global Technology Leaders” by London Citytech magazine. He has also been named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Technology in the Rocky Mountain Region, and Top Technology Entrepreneur by the Colorado Software and Internet Association.