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Ryan M. Tilot

Counsel

Chicago
Direct: (312) 460 6681
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Mr. Tilot is counsel in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  He devotes his entire practice to eDiscovery and information governance issues from both the consulting and litigation perspective.

Mr. Tilot leverages a strong technical background and years of experience working as a records manager and solutions architect in the legal industry.  He advises clients on defensible and cost-effective eDiscovery strategies in litigation, including document preservation, production and review. Mr. Tilot also provides consulting services to assist his clients with mitigating risk, reducing costs, improving quality and enhancing efficiencies in eDiscovery and information governance.

Mr. Tilot is a recognized leader in legal technology.  He was recently a finalist for the International Legal Technology Association’s Knowledge Management Professional of the Year Award.  Mr. Tilot is also a certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt and leverages SeyfarthLean® to deliver legal services in an innovative way—with an emphasis on value and continuous improvement— which has been praised by the Association of Corporate Counsel as being "five years ahead of every other AmLaw 200 firm." 
Mr. Tilot is counsel in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  He devotes his entire practice to eDiscovery and information governance issues from both the consulting and litigation perspective.

Mr. Tilot leverages a strong technical background and years of experience working as a records manager and solutions architect in the legal industry.  He advises clients on defensible and cost-effective eDiscovery strategies in litigation, including document preservation, production and review. Mr. Tilot also provides consulting services to assist his clients with mitigating risk, reducing costs, improving quality and enhancing efficiencies in eDiscovery and information governance.

Mr. Tilot is a recognized leader in legal technology.  He was recently a finalist for the International Legal Technology Association’s Knowledge Management Professional of the Year Award.  Mr. Tilot is also a certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt and leverages SeyfarthLean® to deliver legal services in an innovative way—with an emphasis on value and continuous improvement— which has been praised by the Association of Corporate Counsel as being "five years ahead of every other AmLaw 200 firm." 

Education

  • J.D., Loyola University, Chicago, School of Law (2010)
    Moot Court
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison (2005)

Admissions

  • Illinois

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Affiliations

  • International Legal Technology Association 
  • Electronic Discovery Reference Model 
  • Chicago Bar Association - Law Practice Management and Technology Committee 

Presentations

  • “Closing a File: Communicating, Destructing, and Purging While Maintaining Confidentiality,” Loran Education Services Webcast (January 25, 2017)
  • “From Case Management to Case Intelligence,” Masters Conference for Legal Professionals, Chicago, Illinois (May 24, 2016)
  • “Paralegal’s Guide to Evidence: Gathering, Protecting, and Spoliation,” Lorman  Education Services Webcast (February 18, 2016)
  • "Fulfilling the Duty to Preserve: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know," Clear Law Institute, Webinar (January 22, 2016)
  • RelativityFest Corporate Counsel SuperSession on eDiscovery (October 13, 2014)
  • "The Shark Tank -- To Invest or Not Invest," presented at the Ark Group/Managing Partner's 9th Annual Knowledge Management in the Legal Profession, New York City, New York (November 2013)
  • "Merging Law Firm Resources to Enhance Client Service," presented at the Legal Marketing Association P3 Conference, Chicago, Illinois (October 2013)
  • "How to Make the Dream Stick - Turning Lofty eDiscovery Principles Into Enforceable Agreements," presented at McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Chicago, Illinois (November 2011)
  • "Recent Court Cases Changing the Face of Litigation Support," presented at the Association of Litigation Support Professionals - Chicago Chapter, Chicago, Illinois (May 2011)
  • "Defensible Legal Holds & Early Data Assessment - How to Avoid Navigating Between Scylla and Charybdis," presented at McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Chicago, Illinois (March 2011)