Director of Litigation Support Services at Stroock, Stroock & Lavan LLP
Michael Quartararo is the is the Director of Litigation Support Services at New York based Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, and the author of the book Project Management in Electronic Discovery: An Introduction to Core Principles of Legal Project Management and Leadership in eDiscovery. He is a project management professional, technologist and teacher with 20 years of experience in the legal services industry. He began his career as a paralegal, managing class action and international litigation at Skadden Arps. Later work focused on complex legal technology projects, forensics and electronic discovery. At Stroock, he leads a staff of project managers and analysts providing consultative litigation support and technology services to 350 attorneys and paralegals. As a member of the Firm’s administrative team, Mike is responsible for the development and implementation of Firm policy relating to the use of technology in litigation. He oversees operations of a full-service litigation support department, the development of best practices and project-oriented protocols, and the design and delivery of ediscovery and application-specific training programs. Mike is a driving force behind and a member of the Firm’s eDiscovery and Information Governance Group, and he regularly consults with attorneys and the Firm’s Fortune 500 clients on the use of technology, electronic discovery and information governance. A graduate of the State University of New York, he also studied law for one year at the University of London. He is a member of the Project Management Institute and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Mike is CEDS certified and a member of the national Advisory Board of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS). He also teaches and designs ediscovery and project management curricula at Bryan University in Tempe, Arizona, and he sits on the university’s advisory board. He is the ACEDS liaison member to the EDRM Advisory Committee. Mike frequently writes and speaks on issues related to project management, ediscovery and litigation support.