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I bring together technology, business and people.

I started my career at a traditional law firm. If you’d asked me then, I would have told you emphatically that I loved it and would stay with Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan until I retired. But life changes, and we sometimes have to make difficult choices. For me, this meant leaving the firm in 2006, just one year after becoming a partner.

Why would I do this? Like many women, my hard work led to a certain level of professional success … right when I wanted to expand my family. I wanted a second child—and I wanted more time with my kids than being a partner at a firm would allow. Not to mention that my husband was eyeing a position with the U.S. State Department. So on December 23, 2006, with a three-year-old and a six-month-old in tow, I boarded a plane from Knoxville, Tennessee, and moved to Warsaw, Poland, intending to take time off from practicing law. 

But knowing something is right doesn’t make it easy. It may not surprise you that just months after leaving my job, I was already looking to get back to work. I missed my career.

Shortly after we arrived in Warsaw, I started teaching yoga at the U.S. Embassy. I also began planning my return to the legal workforce. My husband’s assignment number two took us to Chennai, India. Six months later I took a part-time position with an international legal process outsourcing (LPO) company that provides legal support services to large U.S.-based companies and law firms. Thus began my second legal career path, which would eventually lead me to become COO and director of legal solutions.

Currently, I am embarking on my third legal career as an independent consultant. With a focus on attorney managed services, privacy, eDiscovery, and security.

As an attorney, I’ve been fortunate to have opportunities to work in a start-up industry and live and work overseas in three different countries. This has given me a deep understanding of how to bring together unique technology, business components, and people. As a leader, I use this understanding to create start-to-finish solutions for my clients.  


Tennessee Lawyer's Association for Women

Women's Empowerment Conference - April, 2018 - Nashville, Tennessee

The Sedona Conference WG-6

Impact of the GDPR on Cross Border Litigation - October, 2017 - Jones Day - Houston, Texas

Tennessee Bar Association

Modern Law Practice Series: Legal Services Management Companies Changing Law Practice - December, 2016 - Nashville, Tennessee

The Sedona Conference WG-11

Return on Investment: Evaluation the Success and Efficacy of Data Security Program Implementations - August, 2016 - Microsoft in Redmond, Washington

The SEdona Conference WG-11

Elected Member, Brainstorming Team on Data Security and Return on Investment - 2016

 

The SEdona Conference WG-11

Elected Member, Brainstorming Team on Communicating with Executives - 2016


Admissions

Licensed in Idaho and Tennessee

Professional Associations

Certifications

CIPP/US–International Association of Privacy Professionals - Certified Information Privacy Professional/US - 2018-present

Harvard University–Cybersecurity: Managing Risk in the Information Age - 2017-2018

The Sedona Conference - 2013-present

  • Working Group 1 (Electronic Document Retention and Production),
  • Working Group 6 (International Electronic Information Management, Discovery & Disclosure),
  • Working Group 11 (Data Privacy & Security)
  • Membership Development Committee - Working Group 6 - 2017-2019

EDI - Electronic Discovery Institute - Mentor EDI Diversity Mentoring Program - 2017-2018

Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists - Certified eDiscovery Specialist - 2015-present

Tennessee Lawyer's Association for Women - Technology Committee Member - 2017-2018

Women in eDiscovery - 2015-present

Idaho Technology Council - 2017-present

 


What Can I Do For You?

I work with corporations and law firms in need of attorney managed services involving privacy, cybersecurity, and eDiscovery expertise.

EDiscovery - My focus is on efficiency, defensibility and cost-savings.  As an attorney that has worked in the eDiscovery space for over eight years, I have the legal and technical expertise that enables clients to take control of eDiscovery budgets and processes. Providing guidance throughout the discovery process to assist with negotiations and protocols, custodian interviews and collections, and corporate training programs.

Cybersecurity - No individual, organization, or government is immune to cybercrime. Setting up processes and crisis plans to protect valuable digital data is a must. Understanding how to identify and manage operational risk, litigation risk, and reputational risk helps companies assess and mitigate specific vulnerabilities within an organization’s networks, systems, and data in order to provide the knowledge and skills to protect the integrity, security, and confidentiality of their digital assets.

Contact me to learn more about how to design your eDiscovery workflows and cybersecurity risk management plans. 

lee@leeholcombconsult.com - 208-703-2434