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The LegalTech Band Rocks New York City

On Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the midst of LegalTech New York, the place to be was at The Three Monkeys bar near Broadway and 54th street. At least it was the place to be that evening after 9 p.m. if you like good rock and roll.

The LegalTech band took the stage at the upstairs bar around 9:30 that evening to show that e-discovery professionals still have what it takes to rock the joint. It was the night for Big Data and the Gigabytes (formerly Predictive Chording).

[For videos of the band's performance, click here.]

The band consisted of music professionals from across the industry.

  • Lance Doss, director of corporate/legal technology, Access Staffing.
  • Marc Kronenberg, president, Forum Technology Group.
  • Sean McMechen, vice president of project management, DiscoverReady.
  • Tom Barnett, managing director and firm-wide e-discovery practice leader, Stroz Friedberg LLC.
  • Randy Burrows, vice president and general manager, Xerox Litigation Services.
  • Dean Kuhlmann, VP of business development, Lateral Data.
  • Lou Verrelli, principal, NextGen Reporting.
  • John Tredennick, president and CEO, Catalyst Repository Systems.

Ardent competitors in some cases, they teamed up for a night of fun and music.

Videos of their full set can be seen here. The set consisted of:

  • Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama”
  • Lee Michaels’ “Do You Know What I mean?”
  • “Dead Flowers” by The Rolling Stones
  • Delbert McClinton’s “Standing on Shaky Ground”
  • “Just My Imagination,” The Rolling Stones’ cover of The Temptations’ hit.

It was a great night for everyone who attended.

The rhythm section warms up.

The front line is rocking.

John Tredennick on drums.

Sean McMechen on lead.

A blur of rocking drumming.

Dean Kuhlmann on bass.

Lou Verrelli on sax.

John keeps the beat.

Sean takes it home.

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John Tredennick About John Tredennick

A nationally known trial lawyer and longtime litigation partner at Holland & Hart, John founded Catalyst in 2000 and is responsible for its overall direction, voice and vision.
Well before founding Catalyst, John was a pioneer in the field of legal technology. He was editor-in-chief of the multi-author, two-book series, Winning With Computers: Trial Practice in the Twenty-First Century (ABA Press 1990, 1991). Both were ABA best sellers focusing on using computers in litigation technology. At the same time, he wrote, How to Prepare for Take and Use a Deposition at Trial (James Publishing 1990), which he and his co-author continued to supplement for several years. He also wrote, Lawyer's Guide to Spreadsheets (Glasser Publishing 2000), and, Lawyer's Guide to Microsoft Excel 2007 (ABA Press 2009).

John has been widely honored for his achievements. In 2013, he was named by the American Lawyer as one of the top six “E-Discovery Trailblazers” in their special issue on the “Top Fifty Big Law Innovators” in the past fifty years. In 2012, he was named to the FastCase 50, which recognizes the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders in the law. London's CityTech magazine named him one of the "Top 100 Global Technology Leaders." In 2009, he was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Technology in the Rocky Mountain Region. Also in 2009, he was named the Top Technology Entrepreneur by the Colorado Software and Internet Association.

John is the former chair of the ABA's Law Practice Management Section. For many years, he was editor-in-chief of the ABA's Law Practice Management magazine, a monthly publication focusing on legal technology and law office management. More recently, he founded and edited Law Practice Today, a monthly ABA webzine that focuses on legal technology and management. Over two decades, John has written scores of articles on legal technology and spoken on legal technology to audiences on four of the five continents. In his spare time, you will find him competing on the national equestrian show jumping circuit.

Comments

  1. TJ Gill says:

    I have to say for a group that had not played together before this was one hell of a set. Just goes to show the caliber of musicians that comprise Big Data and the Gigabytes! Great time had by all. Looking forward to next year.

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