Judge Ronald J. Hedges is the principal in Ronald J. Hedges LLC. He has extensive experience in e-discovery and in management of complex civil litigation.
Mr. Hedges serves as a special master, arbitrator, mediator and consults on e-discovery and records management. He served from 1986 to 2007 as a United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, where he was the Compliance Judge for the Court Mediation Program and both a member and reporter for the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee. From 2001 to 2005 he was a member of the Advisory Group of Magistrate Judges. Mr. Hedges has been an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University School of Law (1993-2007) and at Georgetown University Law Center since 2006. He co-chaired the Planning Committee of Georgetown University Law Center's Advanced E-Discovery Institute in November 2007 and serves on the planning committees for the Institute, the Corporate Counsel Institute, and the E-Discovery Academy.
American Law Institute; American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Board of Directors of the Historical Society and Lawyers Advisory Committee of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey; The Sedona Conference Advisory Board; The Sedona Conference Working Group on Protective Orders, Confidentiality, and Public Access, and The Sedona Conference Working Group on Best Practices for Electronic Document Retention & Production; Law Alumni Board of Georgetown University Law Center; Chair of the Advisory Board of Digital Discovery and e-Evidence; ARMA Records Destruction Task Force.