Board of Directors

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Sommer Wall

Sommer provides legal services to an internationally recognized expert and author in several areas of youth-at-risk and child well-being including sexual abuse, physical and emotional abuse, bullying and interpersonal violence, and child safety. Additionally, Sommer reviews the law in the applicable jurisdiction and assesses standards and practices, policies and procedures, and questions of negligence. Ms. Wall's experience includes extensive eDiscovery and litigation in the areas of economic crimes, construction defect, federal drug crime prosecution, telecommunications, patent infringement, bankruptcy, and labor and employment.  She is an accomplished researcher and writer and has drafted eDiscovery protocol and guidance for Federal agents and prosecutors in regard to technical specifications for data processing and production. 
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Leonid Balaban

Immediate Past President
Leonid (Leo) Balaban is a Certified eDiscovery Specialist with 20+ years in IT administration and 7+ years in eDiscovery. Leo has been with University of Colorado for over 15 years and his primary areas of expertise are legal technology implementation and support, as well as eDiscovery IT operations.
Chris Montgomery

Chris Montgomery

Vice President
Kathleen Wener

Kathleen Wener

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Chelsea Casler

Public Relations & Marketing Director
Chelsea currently works in Client Engagement at Innovative Discovery. She started her career in e-discovery in 2017 after joining TotalDiscovery and Catalyst Repository Systems. Working for these companies has given her experience in both the software side of the industry and well as the services sector. Chelsea is based in Denver, Colorado and helped found the ACEDS Denver Chapter that started early in 2020. When she is not working, Chelsea enjoys the typical Colorado lifestyle of snowboarding, hiking, camping, concerts, and everything outdoors.
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Kelly Twigger

Director at Large
Recognized by Corporate eDiscovery as one of the voices driving the conversation in ediscovery, Kelly Twigger is a practicing attorney, software developer, blogger, author, and speaker on issues in electronic discovery and legal technology. As Principal at ESI Attorneys, Kelly manages a boutique ediscovery and information law firm that acts as operational business partners with its clients to advise law firms, corporations and municipalities on all areas of electronic information including ediscovery, privacy, cybersecurity and information governance.  Kelly is passionate about teaching lawyers how to identify and leverage electronically stored information for the best outcomes. She is the creator and founder of eDiscovery Assistant (, an online resource for case law, rules, checklists, forms and learning in electronic discovery.
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Adam Platt

Director at Large
Adam Platt is Senior eDiscovery Analyst at Colorado-based FirstBank, one of the largest privately held banks in the United States. Adam established the Bank's eDiscovery team, which he continues to lead. He also assists the IT Department in negotiating technology contracts and defending the bank in Software Licensing Audits. Prior to joining FirstBank, Adam spent 10 years as a litigator specializing in Commercial Litigation.
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James Reynolds

Director at Large
James Reynolds has nearly two decades of experience in the legal industry acting as a trial paralegal, litigation support specialist, and certified e-discovery specialist at federal and state level courts. He has assisted with trial cases involving national clients as large as Ford and Great American Insurance Group and has been a contractor for the Department of Justice. James has regularly entrusted to assist litigators by performing electronic presentation of evidence, preparing in-depth background research analysis, assess likelihood of recovery, discover hidden assets, and locate difficult-to-find persons of interest.