Ecora Keynote Speaker: Robert W. Dibert

Robert W. Dibert is counsel with the Louisville, Kentucky, office of Frost Brown Todd, LLC. He has litigated commercial transactions and business relationships for more than 20 years, including banking, contracts, employment terminations, joint ventures and securities transactions. He also has litigated cases arising under federal and state civil rights laws, and both civil and criminal cases involving the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Statute.

Mr. Dibert has more than 15 years of experience in the identification, preservation, production and analysis of electronically stored information in a variety of investigative and litigation contexts. His experience in the identification, production and analysis of electronically stored information includes retrieval, review and production of data; analysis of data for evidence of theft, forgery, backdating or other tampering; and preparation of data for use as substantive evidence in formal proceedings. These efforts have included negotiation of appropriate stipulations or protective orders, conditions of access and vendor agreements where necessary to secure data in usable forms. Most recently, Mr. Dibert has been co-counsel for plaintiffs in obtaining a RICO judgment exceeding $3 million, as a sanction against certain defendants for their failure to identify, preserve and produce paper-based and electronically stored information during discovery.

Mr. Dibert also has been a frequent author and panelist on the subjects of records retention practices and production of electronically stored information. Recent publications and presentations include "Authenticating Digital Evidence" (ABA 2004); "Data Retention After U.S. v. Arthur Andersen," with Ken Tuggle/Bob Webb (FBT 2005); "Electronic Crimes & Misdemeanors," with Ken Tuggle (KBA 2005) ; "Enforcement of Customer Data Security Laws," with Tamra Williams (FBT 2006); [Quattrone] "Vacates Conviction for Document Destruction" (FBT 2006); "Bridging Gaps Between Records Management & Data Production" (ARMA 2006); "Information Retention & Litigation Holds" (IQPC 2007); "Implementing a Records Retention Program," with Bob Webb and Rebecca Bates Manno (Lorman Education Services/April 2007 and October 2007); and "Data Security/Breach Issues 2007: Regulatory Update" (FBT 2007).

He earned his B.S. degree from Northwestern University and his J.D. degree from The Ohio State University. Mr. Dibert belongs to the American Bar Association and the Kentucky Bar Association. He can be reached at 502-568-0379 or bdibert@fbtlaw.com.