Thomas Y. Allman
Thomas is an attorney and consultant. He speaks and writes extensively on the interrelationship of corporate compliance policy and the effective management of electronically stored information (“ESI”). Thomas is co-editor of the PLI Electronic Discovery Deskbook and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He is also Chair Emeritus and an active member of the Steering Committee of The Sedona Conference® Working Group 1 on Electronic Document Retention and Production. Thomas helped draft The Sedona Conference® Best Practice Recommendations & Principles for Addressing Electronic Document Production and was a Senior Editor of the Second Edition (2007). He has also authored or edited several other publications of The Sedona Conference®, including The Sedona Guidelines for Managing Information and Records in the Electronic Age, The Sedona Conference® Commentary on Legal Holds, The Sedona Conference® Commentary on Email Management, and The Sedona Conference® Best Practices Commentary on Search & Retrieval Methods. Thomas practiced law as a Partner at Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP in Cincinnati until joining BASF Corporation as Vice President, Litigation, in 1993. He retired in 2004 as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer at BASF and thereafter spent three years as Special Counsel to Mayer Brown LLP in Chicago.