T. Sean Kelly
- Senior Director
- T: +1 215 606 4374
- 1500 Walnut Street
- Suite 1515
- Philadelphia, PA, 19102
- United States
- T: +1 215 546 4590
- B.A., University of South Carolina
- M.S., Management - Information Systems, Gwynedd-Mercy University
- M.B.A., Gwynedd-Mercy University
- American Society of Trial Consultants (ASTC)
- Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS)
- Defense Research Institute (DRI)
- International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
- Information Governance
- Data Privacy & Protection
- Information Technology
T. Sean Kelly is a Senior Director within the Technology segment at FTI Consulting and is based in Philadelphia. As part of the Information Governance, Privacy and Security practice of FTI Technology, Mr. Kelly advises clients on all aspects of e-discovery and information lifecycle management, with particular focus on developing and implementing legal hold processes and technology as well as the legal impacts of migrating to Microsoft Office 365. He leverages more than a decade of experience in both legal technology and litigation support to advise clients on evolving technologies, including cloud-based repositories, dynamic social media platforms, and the shifting landscape associated with cross-border transactions for global enterprises.
Mr. Kelly understands the importance of legal and e-discovery teams having a seat at the decision-making table and how to align an organization’s legal needs with those of cross-functional teams. He provides clients with strategies for change management, obtaining collaborative, cross-department sponsorship, and effective employee training and strategic communications to support IG efforts. Mr. Kelly specializes in the design and implementation of defensible discovery strategies for the preservation, collection, analysis, review, and production of electronically stored information (ESI).
Mr. Kelly previously worked for Johnson & Johnson, where he was responsible for e-discovery issues across business sectors, advising internal stakeholders and outside counsel on best practices in collection, forensic technology, document review and controlling cost. Prior to that, Mr. Kelly worked in litigation support for a Swiss medical device manufacturer and at an AmLaw 100 firm where he primarily served clients in the life sciences and consumer products industries.
Mr. Kelly’s prior work includes:
- Microsoft Office 365 Migration Advisory. Advise on legal and security concerns, including liaising with outside counsel, information security and IT to recommend best process and troubleshoot governance challenges.
- Drive the evaluation and implementation of Exterro’s legal hold technology and process for multinational, regulated companies. Exterro-Certified Platform Administrator.
- Principal author of communications and training materials for company-wide roll-out of legal hold application for Johnson & Johnson.
- Oversaw the complete e-discovery process and budget for a large litigation portfolio, for Johnson & Johnson. Ensured that internal investigations, litigation and regulatory requests were conducted in compliance with corporate, federal and local requirements.
- A New Hope? How to Leverage Office 365 to Mitigate GDPR Risk; ILTA Peer-to-Peer, October 2017M
- Instilling a Culture of Security Starts with Information Governance; ISACA Journal, September 2017
- Ready for an Upgrade? What you need to know about Microsoft Office 365; Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, May 2017
- Counsel and the Cloud: A Lawyer’s Role in Office 365 Migration; Bloomberg Law, March 2017
- Best Practices in Information Governance Enforcement; InformationWeek, March 2017
- Achieving Information Governance Enforcement: Ensure Policies Aren't Left to Collect Dust; Corporate Counsel, March 2017
- Achieving Information Governance Enforcement: Engagement, Enablement and the Change Journey; Corporate Counsel, March 2017
- Approaching Mobile Device Collections and Policies in E-Discovery; New Jersey Law Journal, September 2016