Butzel Long attorney Angela Emmerling Shapiro featured during ACEDS Midwest Conference and eDiscovery Symposium on October 26


DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney Angela Emmerling Shapiro will be a featured speaker during the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) Midwest Regional Conference and eDiscovery Symposium on Friday, October 26, 2018, at the Greektown Hotel. Shapiro is a panelist for the session titled “AI – Defining, Demystifying and Paths to Really Using Artificial Intelligence.”

Angela Emmerling Shapiro

Shapiro is a litigation attorney with a focus on electronic discovery. She helps clients overcome the technological and legal challenges presented during civil litigation and governmental investigations where large volumes of potential evidence have been electronically created and stored.

Electronic discovery is a constantly-evolving field and companies face serious legal consequences when evidence is not adequately preserved or when preserved data is not defensibly collected and reviewed during the litigation discovery process. Shapiro works with clients to meet these challenges efficiently and cost effectively. She also works with multi-national clients to navigate complex data privacy laws that impact the preservation, collection and use of electronic evidence during U.S. litigation.

Shapiro was one of the first attorneys in the state to develop a deep practice in the area of electronic discovery. She is an advocate for using technology, including predictive analytics and artificial intelligence where appropriate, to efficiently and effectively assess Terabytes of data and to find the key records necessary for successful legal advocacy.

Notably, Shapiro has achieved the Certified Electronic Discovery Specialist certification. CEDS certification is earned by individuals who pass a comprehensive four-hour examination that provides a tough and objective measure of an individual’s mastery of all aspects of electronic discovery.

In addition to achieving her CEDS certification, Shapiro has been named a DBusiness Magazine "Top Lawyer" in the Information Management and eDiscovery category repeatedly since the category was first introduced in 2014. In 2018 she was also named a “Top Lawyer” in the Information Technology Law category.

She is one of 25 Michigan women named to Crain’s Detroit Business’ “Notable Women in Tech.

Shapiro is a proud recipient of the 2015 Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC) Volunteer of the Year Award and a 2018 Distinguished Service Award for her longtime role as a (now former) MDTC board member. She is a member of the national and Detroit chapters of the Academy of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) and serves on the Technology Committee for the Federal Bar Association in the Eastern District of Michigan. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the American Bar Association, the Oakland County Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association and is admitted to practice in all Michigan state and federal courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States of America.

Shapiro also serves as the chair of Butzel Long’s Women’s Leadership Committee and in that role has organized multiple fundraisers for Gleaners Community Food Bank, including a “PBJ & Wine” event that benefited Gleaners’ Hunger Free Summer Program. She also sits on the firm’s Pro Bono and Technology Committees.

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