Press Release |ILTA Announces Inaugural Class of Industry Participants

By ILTA News posted 11-12-2020 09:05


(Chicago, IL) November 12, 2020 – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) today is pleased to welcome our inaugural cohort of Industry Participants to membership.

The Industry Participant category, announced first in July of this year, offers yet another avenue for individual legal technologists to join ILTA. ILTA recognizes that our conversation is enriched by a diversity of voices.  By participating in the Industry Participant program, ILTA offers individual legal technologists the chance to unite globally with members in more than 50 countries! We invite all legal technologist to visit our ILTA Membership page and see how we can grow and learn together.

Please join ILTA in recognizing this first class of Industry Participants, all of whom are thought leaders in the legal community:

Derek Andersen (Special Projects Lead, Apple, Inc. Legal Department); Osias Encarnacion (Senior Director, Business Services, Legal and Public Affairs, Kaiser Permanente Information Technology); Ann Gorr (Legal Technology Consultant, Ann Gorr, LLC); Richard Hefner (Founder and Chief Strategist, Ndvr.Global); Richard Hicks (President, Richard M. Hicks Consulting, Inc.); Jennifer Klyse (Owner and Principal, Klyse Advisory Group LLC); Dean Leung (Chief Customer Success Officer, iManage); Emile Monestime (IT Manager, Terralex); Michael R. Moss, JD (COO, Source Force International, LLC); Joseph Obermaier (eDiscovery and Information Governance Lead, Broadcom); James Priz (Head of Professional Services, iManage); Chris RuBert (VP of Customer Support, iManage); Maritta Terrell (Trainer Consultant, Savvy Training & Consulting); Horace Wu (Managing Director, Syntheia Pty Ltd); Jack Youngblood (Principal Consultant, Youngbloodrm)


Industry Participants join our trusted resource community of over 25,000 participants representing law firms, law departments, courts, non-profits, law schools, and business partners.  ILTA participants enjoy content, connections, and conversation with the common mission of enhancing the delivery of legal services with technology.

The core of ILTA has always been diverse, offering strong educational opportunities and strong early career mentorship. ILTA views continued educational partnerships as vital to the success of our collective legal technology professions.

We invite all legal technologist to visit our ILTA Membership page and see how we can grow and learn together.

“ILTA is, and has always been, peer-powered. It’s for all of the legal tech industry and we can’t wait to welcome you.”

-ILTA CEO Joy Heath Rush 


The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) serves the professional needs of more than 25,000 international legal technology professionals and their organizations. Our core values—respect, commitment to members, sharing of information and promoting lifelong learning—drive all we do to support the peer-driven organization that is ILTA. ILTA demonstrates excellence throughout 5 main areas of our organization: Membership, Events, Business Partnerships, Marketing and Publications, and Technology/IT/Operations. Since its founding in 1980, the association’s focus is to achieve results for our membership and the legal technology profession at large. Much of the value we provide as an association occurs through the coordinated efforts with our global volunteer membership teams. 

Beth Anne Stuebe, 
Director of Publications and Press
International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) 
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