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Ronald J. Hedges

Ronald J. Hedges

Dentons US LLP

New York, NY, USA


Ronald Hedges is a member of Dentons' Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group. He has extensive experience in e-discovery and in the management of complex litigation and has served as a special master, arbitrator and mediator. He also consults on management and discovery of electronically stored information (“ESI”).

Ron Hedges was a United States Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey from 1986 to 2007. While a magistrate judge, he was the Compliance Judge for the Court Mediation Program, a member of the Lawyers Advisory Committee, and both a member of, 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.

Ron was an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University School, where he taught mediation skills. He was an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and remains an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law—Newark. He taught courses on electronic discovery and evidence at both these schools. Ron was a Fellow at the Center for Information Technology of Princeton University for 2010-11 and 2011-12. He is also a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas.

Ronald J. Hedges is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks The Ethics of Electronic Information 2016: Competence, Confidentiality, and Other Ethical Conundrums
Government Investigations 2017: Investigations Arising From Data Breach and Privacy Concerns and Parallel Proceedings
The Ethics of Electronic Information 2017: Competence, Confidentiality, and Other Ethical Conundrums
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters E-Discovery Ethics: Emerging Standards of Technological Competence (October/November 2015) - The Ethics of Electronic Information 2016: Competence, Confidentiality, and Other Ethical Conundrums, Thursday, November 03, 2016
The Sedona Conference Commentary on Protection of Privileged ESI (December 2015 Edition) - The Ethics of Electronic Information 2016: Competence, Confidentiality, and Other Ethical Conundrums, Thursday, November 03, 2016
The Sedona Conference Commentary On Privacy and Information Security: Principles and Guidelines for Lawyers, Law Firms, and other Legal Service Providers (November 2015) - The Ethics of Electronic Information 2016: Competence, Confidentiality, and Other Ethical Conundrums, Thursday, November 03, 2016
The Sedona Conference Glossary: E-Discovery & Digital Information Management (Fourth Edition, 2014) - The Ethics of Electronic Information 2016: Competence, Confidentiality, and Other Ethical Conundrums, Thursday, November 03, 2016
The Sedona Conference Commentary on Ethics & Metadata - The Ethics of Electronic Information 2016: Competence, Confidentiality, and Other Ethical Conundrums, Thursday, November 03, 2016
Legal Malpractice and eDiscovery: Understanding the Unique Challenges and Managing the Increasing Risks (August 18, 2016) - The Ethics of Electronic Information 2016: Competence, Confidentiality, and Other Ethical Conundrums, Thursday, November 03, 2016
The Sedona Conference Primer on Social Media - The Ethics of Electronic Information 2016: Competence, Confidentiality, and Other Ethical Conundrums, Thursday, November 03, 2016
Social Media Ethics Guidelines of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association (June 9, 2015) - The Ethics of Electronic Information 2016: Competence, Confidentiality, and Other Ethical Conundrums, Thursday, November 03, 2016
The Florida Bar Best Practices for Effective Electronic Communication (August 7, 2015) - The Ethics of Electronic Information 2016: Competence, Confidentiality, and Other Ethical Conundrums, Thursday, November 03, 2016
The Sedona Conference: “Jumpstart Outline”—Questions to Ask Your Client and Your Adversary to Prepare for Preservation, Rule 26 Obligations, Court Conferences, and Requests for Production (March 2016 Version) - The Ethics of Electronic Information 2016: Competence, Confidentiality, and Other Ethical Conundrums, Thursday, November 03, 2016
Judge David Waxse on Cooperation and Lawyers Who Act Like Spoiled Children - The Ethics of Electronic Information 2016: Competence, Confidentiality, and Other Ethical Conundrums, Thursday, November 03, 2016
Federal Trade Commission, the “Sharing” Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants & Regulators, an FTC Staff Report (November 2016) - Government Investigations 2017: Investigations Arising From Data Breach and Privacy Concerns and Parallel Proceedings, Monday, February 27, 2017
The Department of Homeland Security, The Department of Justice: Final Procedures Related to the Receipt of Cyber Threat Indicators and Defensive Measures by the Federal Government (June 15, 2016) - Government Investigations 2017: Investigations Arising From Data Breach and Privacy Concerns and Parallel Proceedings, Monday, February 27, 2017
Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies, Proposed 23 NYCRR 500, New York State Department of Financial Services (2016) - Government Investigations 2017: Investigations Arising From Data Breach and Privacy Concerns and Parallel Proceedings, Monday, February 27, 2017
Federal Trade Commission, The NIST Cybersecurity Framework and the FTC (August 31, 2016) - Government Investigations 2017: Investigations Arising From Data Breach and Privacy Concerns and Parallel Proceedings, Monday, February 27, 2017
Federal Trade Commission, Data Breach Response: A Guide for Business (September 2016) - Government Investigations 2017: Investigations Arising From Data Breach and Privacy Concerns and Parallel Proceedings, Monday, February 27, 2017
Sample News Release: Progressive Motors in Trouble (November 22, 2016) - Government Investigations 2017: Investigations Arising From Data Breach and Privacy Concerns and Parallel Proceedings, Monday, February 27, 2017
Social Media Ethics Guidelines of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association (Updated May 11, 2017) - Advertising Law Institute 2017, Thursday, September 14, 2017
New York State Bar Association, Committee on Professional Ethics, Ethics Opinion 1131, Lead Generation; Lawyer Paying For-Profit Company for Leads (August 8, 2017) - The Ethics of Electronic Information 2017: Competence, Confidentiality, and Other Ethical Conundrums, Friday, October 27, 2017
Joan C. Rogers, Putting Case File on File-Sharing Site Waived Privilege, Work Product Protection, Bloomberg Law, Digital Discovery & e-Evidence, March 16, 2017 - The Ethics of Electronic Information 2017: Competence, Confidentiality, and Other Ethical Conundrums, Friday, October 27, 2017
New York State Bar Association, Committee on Professional Ethics, Ethics Opinion 1132, Paying Nonlawyers for a Recommendation or Referral (August 8, 2017) - The Ethics of Electronic Information 2017: Competence, Confidentiality, and Other Ethical Conundrums, Friday, October 27, 2017
Samson Habte, N.J. Panel Issues Warning on LegalZoom, Avvo and Rocket Lawyer, Bloomberg Law, Digital Discovery & e-Evidence, July 6, 2017 - The Ethics of Electronic Information 2017: Competence, Confidentiality, and Other Ethical Conundrums, Friday, October 27, 2017
Mark A. Berman, Ignatius A. Grande, Ronald J. Hedges, NYSBA, Social Media Ethics Guidelines of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association (May 11, 2017) - The Ethics of Electronic Information 2017: Competence, Confidentiality, and Other Ethical Conundrums, Friday, October 27, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio The “State” of Sanctions One Year after Amendment of the Federal Rules , Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Audio Only On-Demand Web  Audio Only On-Demand Web The “State” of Sanctions One Year after Amendment of the Federal Rules - The “State” of Sanctions One Year after Amendment of the Federal Rules , Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Transcripts  Transcripts The “State” of Sanctions One Year after Amendment of the Federal Rules - The “State” of Sanctions One Year after Amendment of the Federal Rules , Wednesday, December 07, 2016
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Government Investigations 2017: Investigations Arising From Data Breach and Privacy Concerns and Parallel Proceedings, Wednesday, March 01, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Government Investigations 2018: Investigations Arising From Data Breach and Privacy Concerns and Parallel Proceedings, Tuesday, February 13, 2018, New York, NY
The Ethics of Electronic Information 2018: Competence, Confidentiality, and Other Ethical Conundrums, Friday, October 19, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Government Investigations 2018: Investigations Arising From Data Breach and Privacy Concerns and Parallel Proceedings, Tuesday, February 13, 2018, New York, NY
The Ethics of Electronic Information 2018: Competence, Confidentiality, and Other Ethical Conundrums, Friday, October 19, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Government Investigations 2018: Investigations Arising From Data Breach and Privacy Concerns and Parallel Proceedings, Tuesday, February 13, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Government Investigations 2018: Investigations Arising From Data Breach and Privacy Concerns and Parallel Proceedings, Tuesday, February 13, 2018, Nashville, TN
Government Investigations 2018: Investigations Arising From Data Breach and Privacy Concerns and Parallel Proceedings, Tuesday, February 13, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Government Investigations 2018: Investigations Arising From Data Breach and Privacy Concerns and Parallel Proceedings, Tuesday, February 13, 2018, Columbus, OH
Government Investigations 2018: Investigations Arising From Data Breach and Privacy Concerns and Parallel Proceedings, Tuesday, February 13, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Government Investigations 2018: Investigations Arising From Data Breach and Privacy Concerns and Parallel Proceedings, Tuesday, February 13, 2018, Cleveland, OH
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