Hon. John M. Facciola (ret.)

Washington, DC

Judge Facciola was appointed a United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Columbia in 1997. He retired from the bench in 2015 and is now an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown Law where he teaches Information Technology and Modern Litigation, Evidence, Contracts, and Professional Responsibility. While a judge, he authored over 700 opinions, many in the areas of electronic discovery. Judge Facciola is a frequent lecturer on that subject and the Sedona Conference has awarded him its Lifetime Achievement Award. The Bar Association named him its Judge of the Year. He is also the former Editor-in-Chief of The Federal Courts Law Review, the electronic law journal of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association. Judge Facciola’s most recent publication⸺coauthored with Kimberly Williams, Peter McCann, and Vincent M. Catanzaro⸺is The Legal Technology Guidebook (Springer 2017).