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Vice President

At Lighthouse, Rob counsels the world’s top corporations and law firms in ediscovery and leveraging analytics, data science, and technology to extract critical insights from data. Rob’s expertise includes applying analytics and developing data-driven solutions to reduce risk in compliance and legal matters.

Rob’s education and professional experience combine data analytics and legal expertise. He received his M.S. in Business Analytics from New York University, where his research focused on applying text mining, metadata, and sentiment analysis to detect legal risk in unstructured data sources. He received his J.D. from Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School. Rob previously practiced in the Antitrust and Trade Regulation group of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where he counseled clients in connection with complex litigation and regulatory investigations from the Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and other state and federal agencies.

Like Winter, #AI&AnalyticsAreHere…Are You Ready?

Published Wed, April 03, 2019 by Rob Hellewell

As the much-anticipated final season of Game of Thrones (GoT) approaches with the telltale sign of fans eagerly tweeting #WinterIsHere, AI and analytics also continue to encroach on our lives with the relentlessness of an army of White Walkers. While fears of AI becoming self aware and subjugating the human race remain premature, there is no denying that data analytics plays an ever-growing role in almost everything we do. The ads that pop up on your computer as you search for the latest Jon Snow conspiracies, the call you receive when...

The Dawn of Subscription-Based Pricing in eDiscovery

Published Tue, May 15, 2018 by Rob Hellewell

Pricing in the ediscovery industry has often been nuanced, opaque, inconsistent, and unpredictable, leading to confusion, frustration, and sometimes the feeling of being nickel and dimed. There has often been no clear way to compare and contrast vendors, third-party solutions, etc. But, why? There are several stages to ediscovery, as seen in the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), each of which involves separate tasks, and, too often, each task has its own cost component. There are numerous service add-ons, data volume premiums,...

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