Ronald J. Hedges
Ron has extensive experience in e-discovery and in the management of complex litigation and has served as a special master, arbitrator and mediator. He also consults on management and discovery of electronically stored information (“ESI”). Ron was a U.S. Magistrate Judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey for the Court Mediation program, a member of the Lawyers Advisory Committee, and both a member of, and reporter for, the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee. From 2001 to 2005, he was a member of the Advisory Group of Magistrate Judges. Ron was an adjunct professor at both Seton Hall University School and Georgetown University Law Center, and is currently an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law, Newark. He was also a Fellow at the Center for Information Technology of Princeton University for 2010-2011 and 2011-2012. Ron is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas. Among other things, he is a member of the American Law Institute, the American Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association. Ron is a member of the Historical Society and the Lawyers Advisory Committee of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Ron is also a member of the advisory board of the Advanced E-Discovery Institute of Georgetown University Law Center. He frequently writes on ESI-related topics. A partial list of his many publications includes The Sedona Conference Cooperation Proclamation: Resources for the Judiciary (co-editor) (The Sedona Conference: 2012 & 2011); Managing Discovery of Electronic Information: A Pocket Guide for Judges (co-author) (second and first editions) (Federal Judicial Center: 2012 & 2007), Discovery of Electronically Stored Information: Surveying the Legal Landscape (author) (BNA: 2007), “Case Management and E-Discovery: Perfect Together,” DDEE (July 1, 2009), “Rule 26(f): The Most Important E-Discovery Rule,” New Jersey Law Journal (May 18, 2009), and “A View from the Bench and the Trenches: A Critical Appraisal of Some Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure,” 227 F.R.D. 123 (2005). Ron is a member of The Sedona Conference Advisory Board, The Sedona Conference Working Groups on Protective Orders, Confidentiality, and Public Access and on Electronic Document Retention and Production.