Julie is the director of practice technology at Vorys. She has worked in legal technology for more than 30 years. She has a paralegal degree and has worked in law firms and in-house litigation departments. Her experience includes managing large scale e-discovery and document productions, records management, litigation technology training and development of numerous litigation technology databases. She manages Vorys' litigation technology department, which provides in-house support, training, processing and production of e-discovery.
Julie is active in coordinating litigation technology education opportunities for the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) and serves as the Conference Co-Chair for ILTACon 2019-2020. In 2020, Julie received ILTA's Contributor of the Year Award and in 2011, Julie received ILTA’s Distinguished Peer Award for Litigation and Practice Support. She is a certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) and is certified in ViewPoint, Summation, Sanction, Law 5.0, the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and Lean Six Sigma.
Julie is not licensed to practice law in any state and does not provide legal services.
Professional and Community Activities
- ILTA Conference Co-Chair, 2018-present
- OPUS2 Advisory Board, 2018-present
- EDRM Advisory Committee, 2009-2016
- EDRM Collection Standards Project Leader, 2013-2014
- Kroll OnTrack Advisory Board, 2013-2015
- Xerox Advisory Board, 2013-2016
- ILTA Conference Committee ,2009-2018
- EDRM Metrics Projects Leader, 2010-2012
- EDRM Evergreen Project Leader, 2007-2010
- International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Litigation and Practice Support Steering Committee, 2009-present
- International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Litigation Support City Representative, Columbus, Ohio, 2007-2013
- Working group member of the Sedona Conference, 2008-present
- Presented at ACEDS 2016 Conference on Social Media and Insourcing eDiscovery Services
- Presented at University of Florida 2013-2019 E-Discovery Conferences
- Presented at ACEDS 2013 Conference on E-Discovery Project Management and Ethics. August 2013.
- Presented at ACC Ohio Chapter meeting on Technology Assisted Review. August 2013.
- Presented at DSI CLE on The Expanding Role of Search in E-Discovery in Cincinnati, Ohio. September 2012
- Presented at Kroll Ontrack Advanced E-Discovery Certification Course in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. June 2012
- Presented at Columbus Bar Association Corporate E-Discovery Seminar in Columbus, Ohio. June 2012
- Presented at Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists in Hollywood, Florida. April 2012
- Presented at IQPC’s 4th eDiscovery for Pharma, Biotech & Medical Device Industries on Metrics in Philadelphia. October 2011
- Presented at Columbus Bar Association E-Discovery Seminar on Emerging Search and Review Technologies in Columbus, Ohio. September 2011
- Presented at International Legal Technology Association's (ILTA) Statewide meeting on Metrics in Columbus, Ohio. September 2011
- Presented at International Legal Technology Association's (ILTA) National conference on Litigation and Practice Support Professional Development in Nashville. August 2011
- Presented at the ABA TechShow 2011 on Project Management and Budgeting Skills for E-Discovery in Chicago. April 2011.
- Presented at Thompson's EDRR conference on ESI Budgeting and Project Management in Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco. September, November and December 2010
- Presented at International Legal Technology Association's (ILTA) National conference on litigation technology roles and responsibilities in Las Vegas. August 2010
- Presented at "Litigation Support International Leadership Conference" on e-discovery in Washington, D.C. May 2009
- Presented at "Litigation Support International Leadership Conference" on e-discovery in Washington, D.C. May 2008
- Presented at Thompson "E-Discovery A-Z" seminar on e-discovery in Cleveland. June 2007
Honors & Awards
- ILTA Contributor of the Year Award, 2020
- ILTA Distinguished Peer Award for Litigation and Practice Support, 2011
- 5/27/2014Doug Matthews and Gary Saalman, partners in the litigation group in the Vorys Columbus office, and Julie Brown, the firm’s litigation technology executive manager, were quoted throughout a Columbus C.E.O. article titled “E-Data Explosion in Business Law.”
- 4/22/2014Julie Brown, the firm’s litigation technology executive manager, was featured in a Law Technology News story about the second annual E-Discovery Conference, which was held at the University of Florida's Levin College of Law.
- 4/13/2012Vorys announced that Julie Brown, the firm’s litigation technology executive manager, and the firm's e-discovery project managers, Julie Carmona and Pamela Hutchins, were among the first group of e-discovery professionals to pass the Certified E-Discovery Specialists certification examination.
- 12/7/2019On Saturday, December 7, 2019, Vorys hosted its annual attorney professional conduct program titled, “Ethical and Professional Implications of an Ever-Evolving Legal Technology Landscape.”
- 5/16/2019On May 16, 2019, Vorys hosted the program, Trust & Ethics in the Age of Technology, in partnership with the Northeast Ohio Association of Corporate Counsel.
- 4/25/2019On April 25, 2019, Vorys hosted the program, Trust & Ethics in the Age of Technology, in partnership with the Central Ohio Association of Corporate Counsel.
- 3/30/2016Vorys Litigation Technology Manager, Julie Brown was a speaker at 4th Annual University of Florida Law EDRM E-Discovery Conference on March 30, 2016.
- 4/4/2013Vorys litigation technology manager, Julie Brown, presented at the Electronic Discovery for the Small and Medium Case Conference on April 4-5, 2013.
- 11/8/2012Vorys Litigation Technology Executive Manager, Julie Brown and Chief Information Officer, Brian Donato, spoke at the International Legal Technology Association 4th Ohio Litigation Support Statewide Meeting on November 8, 2012.
- 6/19/2012Vorys partner Doug Matthews and Litigation Technology Manager, Julie Brown, presented at the Columbus Bar Association’s Corporate e-Discovery seminar on June 19.
- 6/1/2012This program addressed critical issues in the e-discovery process where decisions can greatly impact the costs or outcome of the case.
- 4/26/2012On April 26, Vorys and the Central Ohio Association of Corporate Counsel hosted the program, Privilege. Privacy. Preservation. Managing Risks with Electronic Communications.
- 9/28/2015Julie Brown, Vorys’ litigation technology executive manager, authored an article for Corporate Counsel titled “How to Decide Who Handles Your E-Discovery.”