Hon. John M. Facciola
Judge Facciola was appointed a United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Columbia in 1997. Prior to being appointed to the bench, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan from 1969 to 1973 and was in private practice in the District of Columbia from 1974 to 1982. Judge Facciola joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 1982 and served as Chief of the Special Proceedings section from 1989 until his appointment as Magistrate Judge. He is a frequent lecturer and speaker on the topic of electronic discovery. Judge Facciola is a member of The Sedona Conference® Advisory Board, the Georgetown Advanced E-Discovery Institute Advisory Board, and he is also the former Editor-in-Chief of The Federal Courts Law Review, the electronic law journal of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Judicial Center and wrote the chapter entitled “A History of Electronic Discovery” in Managing E-Discovery and ESI From Pre-Litigation Through Trial.