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BENJAMIN MARKS

645A Melvin Drive  Baltimore, MD 21230  (202) 549-0870  benmarks1967@gmail.com


E-Discovery and Information Governance Professional with extensive experience in management of document
reviews (Training, 1st level, QA/QC, Redaction, Search, 2nd level, Production) for corporations, non-profits, and
law firms. Matters Include: environmental law, energy policy, antitrust, mergers, IP infringement, pharma,
securities transactions, regulatory compliance, insurance, and transactional matters. Sector Experience: Banking,
Consumer Products, Securities Fraud, Renewable Energy, Clean Water, Climate Policy, Information Security.
Document Review and Case Management (conflicts list available upon request)
CONTRACT ATTORNEY, New York, NY, Washington, DC, and Baltimore, MD 2004 – 2019
First Level Review, QA/QC, Privilege Log, HIPAA and SPI Redactions
Consilio – Washington, DC 2018 - Present
Transperfect Legal – Washington, DC 2017
Synergy Legal – Washington, DC 2014
Lexolution – Baltimore, MD 2012
• Assisted supervising attorneys with substantive knowledge workflows and fact development.
TEAM LEAD, Special Counsel – Baltimore, MD 2011
• Trained reviewers in Ringtail.
• Assisted supervising attorney with substantive Q&A on team protocols.
• Performed administrative functions related to project management for team of 20 attorneys and paralegals as
part of larger, 100-person review.
PROJECT MANAGER, Brower Piven – Stevenson, MD 2010-2011
• Created and implemented electronic discovery review protocols on Concordance.
• Executed searches and produced relevant data for daily review by attorneys.
• Performed quality control testing to improve reviewer efficiency and accuracy.
• Developed training documents and substantive case materials to assist case knowledge management.
• Managed technology and worked seamlessly with e-discovery vendors and consultants.
Information Governance
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT (SME), InfoDNA Solutions, Houston, TX 2017-2018
• Performed decision tree analysis, attended meetings with client business unit leaders, and completed the
workflow under the Statement of Work including taxonomy identification, search, analysis, and production.
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, Davis & Associates (f/k/a Verisolutions), New York, NY 2015-2017
• Managed data governance and provided equivalent analysis and support for multiple clients according to the
Statements of Work for data migration, deduplication, and the creation of systems of record.

Environmental and Policy


VOLUNTEER, Baltimore Peoples Climate Movement (PCM), Baltimore, MD 2017-2018
• Worked with member organizations to draft and edit policy papers and provide public testimony on Baltimore
City environmental issues.
LEGAL INTERN, Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, White Plains, NY 2003-2004
• Under a New York State Student Practice Order on behalf of Riverkeeper, drafted public comments and
issues petition in a Clean Water Act permit proceeding against a coal-burning power plant.
LEGAL INTERN, Riverkeeper, - NYC Watershed Program, White Plains, NY Summer 2003
• Drafted federal and state wetlands policy documents and sections of report on the impacts of sprawl.
RESEARCH ASSISTANT, Pace University Energy Project, White Plains, NY 2002-2003
• Developed renewable energy policy white papers.
• Researched and assisted in the drafting of Energy Star law for the Town of Greenburgh, New York.
Transactional and Compliance
CONTRACT ATTORNEY, Metropolitan Life - Compliance, Long Island City, NY 2007
• Drafted Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) narratives for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) initiatives
according to regulatory reporting requirements and undertook six year “look-back” analysis.
PARALEGAL, Bear Stearns Legal, New York, NY 2005
• Negotiated contracts for Intellectual Property team including non-disclosure agreements, master service
agreements, software licenses, special event riders, researched and produced trademark applications.

Legal Sales and Solutions Engineering


Experienced Consultative Legal Sales Professional with deep understanding of business operations, technology
workflows, and the litigation data lifecycle. Proactive, strategic and process-oriented with recent experience in
sales engineering and knowledge management for the legal marketplace.
DIRECTOR, SALES ENGINEERING, e-Lucidata Solutions – New York, NY 2013-2015
• Drafted internal go-to-market messaging for technology agnostic Information Governance, E-Discovery, and
Professional Services consultancy.
• Trained sales team and went on sales calls that includes management consulting companies, oil & gas
(upstream, midstream), insurance, information management, banking, and forward-thinking law firms.
• Attended trade shows and legal conferences in support of vendor / consultancy initiatives.
• Developed content for consultancy website.
• Responded to and submitted RFPs in banking, litigation support services, and shared drive data reduction.
DIRECTOR, Applied Discovery – Baltimore, MD 2012 – 2013
• Assisted management of construction build out workflow (architect, technology, contractor, interior
furnishings) and opening of Review Center in downtown Charlotte, NC.
• Recruited candidates and launched projects as a new entrant in the Charlotte market.
• Drafted sales messaging playbook and marketing datasheets for training / use by internal sales team and
regional sales directors.
• Responded to request for proposals (RFPs) for banking, finance, insurance, and biotechnology companies.
• Instituted a product feature matrix and series of business requirement documents to measure vendor
effectiveness and performance of software tools.
• Assisted a team of internal stakeholders including Finance, Sales, Marketing, Project Management, Product
Management, Systems Engineering, Operations Engineering, and Data Services.
Placement and Professional Services
PROJECT FULFILLMENT MANAGER, Robert Half Legal – Washington, DC 2011 – 2012
• Staffed positions in Washington, DC and other major metro markets using pinpoint recruiting.
• Built successful project teams based upon their experience, skill set, and subject matter expertise, while
ensuring smooth technology launches, and work flows for new major projects.
• Trained recruiters in the use of Linked In and CareerBuilder for job sourcing at the field office level.
• Developed a protocol for foreign language testing and assessment that ensured the placement of fluent
candidates on projects.
• Provided counseling and feedback to reviewers that enabled their continued tenure on the projects.
• Recruited and trained a Project Space Coordinator on the logistics and operations of the DC project space.
Legal Software Technology and Related Skills
Classification and Data Profiling Tools: Haystac RetenGine, Beyond Recognition, Index Engines
Electronic Document Review: Relativity, Nuix, Cavo eD, Cicayda Suite, Concordance, Kroll On-Track, Ringtail,
Viewpoint, Clearwell, Catalyst, AlphaLit, DocuMatrix, Summation, IPro, IConnect
Early Case Assessment: Brainspace (Pure Discovery), Cicayda Staccato, Content Analyst
Legal and Trial Practice: KDocs, LitShare, Deltaview, Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw, Live Note
Standard Tools: Microsoft: Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, Lotus Notes, Acrobat Professional
Skills: Daily Trial Summary, Chronologization, Expert Witness Binders, Closing Document Production
Case Management: De-Duplication, Case Intake, Workflow and Fact Development, Taxonomy Development,
Training, Batching, Search, QC / QA, Analytics, Budget, Reporting / Metrics, Knowledge Management, Production
Additional Professional Experience
PRESIDENT, Ridgely’s Delight Association, Baltimore, MD 2019
• Elected president of the neighborhood board of directors.
• Work closely with public officials, business owners, and residents of the community.
• Created Foodstock, a first time program for Food Access; https://foodstock621.wordpress.com/
TEAM LEAD, HeadCount, Baltimore, MD 2016 – Present
• Led non-partisan voter registration efforts in Baltimore at concerts, festivals, and public spaces.
• Trained and managed volunteer teams.
• Worked with production teams and venue managers to execute on day of event logistics.
CONSULTANT, Montclair, NJ, Brooklyn, NY and Baltimore, MD 1999-2001, 2008-2013
• Drafted business development messages and product sell sheets for e-Discovery consulting firms.
• Created planning document for National Park Service Task Force on Sustainable Development
CONTRACT ASSOCIATE, J.P. MORGAN CHASE & CO., New York, NY 2000-2001
• Assisted with M&A projects for Corporate Services and researched vendor contracts for Legal Dept.
DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE SALES, Ecosmart Healthy Properties, New York, NY 1999
• Promoted green building projects to architecture, design, and real estate community.
• Marketed and managed Wall Street environmental meeting space for conferences.
VICE PRESIDENT-Environmental Division, Rainbow Industries, Fairfield, NJ 1998-1999
• Responded to contract RFPs for the management of corporate promotional programs.
PRINCIPAL, Eco Specialties and Design, Baltimore, MD 1993-1997
• Developed and marketed line of environmentally sound imprinted promotional products.
• Sold fulfillment programs for government, corporate, and non-profit accounts.
• Negotiated vendor and client contracts within the advertising specialty industry.
Education
J.D. and Environmental Law Certificate, Pace University School of Law, White Plains, NY 2004
Graduate work in Geography and Environmental Planning, Towson University 1993-1995
B.S. Business Administration, Towson State University , Towson, MD 1990
Published Work
“How To Take Control Of Your Data Instead Of Waiting For Your Next Triggering Event”
eForensics Magazine, July 2013, pp. 80-86; Issue is online at http://eforensicsmag.com/ediscovery-
compendium-for-experts/
or downloadable PDF at http://www.scribd.com/doc/155790545/How-To-Take-Control-of-Your-Data
“The Greening of Greenburgh”
Appearing in the FCWC Section of the Westchester County Business Journal. October 7, 2002, Vol. 41 Issue 40
Online at http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/7533114/greening-greenburgh