National Docketing Association

2017 Fifth Annual NDA Conference 

Speaker Bios

Marion Baker is the President/Founder of SOAR Business Solutions LLP, a consultancy group focused on helping firms and companies manage their administrative and operational functions. 

Drew Sorrell is a shareholder and chair of the Lowndes law firm’s multi-discipline Privacy, Cybersecurity and eDiscovery Group.

Terry M. Sanks, a registered patent attorney, is a founding partner and managing partner of Beusse Wolter Sanks & Maire PLLC and provides representation in all areas of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, related litigation, and related business matters

Liora Anis is a lead docket clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, heading the Briefs and Sealed Documents teams in the court’s docketing department.

Peter McGowan is the Managing Attorney at Sidley Austin LLP in New York.  

Eydie Flores is a management analyst in the PACER Development Branch of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, where she is responsible for technical testing, issue tracking, and project management.  

Ava K. Doppelt has over 35 years of experience litigating and advising clients on a wide variety of intellectual property matters.

Jane Daniel is an Intellectual Property Administrator at Koch Industries,  Inc. She has 7 years’ experience in the legal profession with the last 2 years being dedicated to IP.

Terry J. Dey is a Technical Writer-Editor in the Office of Patent Legal Administration (OPLA) at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and has worked in OPLA for more than fifteen years. 

Rebecca "Missy" Murphey has been a Reference/Instruction librarian with the University of Central Florida libraries since 2010.


Roundtable Panel Member Bios

Igor Olenich is the Firm Wide Patent Docket Manager at Morrison & Foerster LLP with over 15 years of experience supporting attorneys with all aspects of IP docketing. He has worked in Litigation Docketing although, his expertise is in IP.  His career, as well as his life, is diverse with a background in human resources, records management, and law enforcement. He traveled and lived in a dozen countries. 

Kristin Bigelow is the IP Docketing Administrator at Cesari and McKenna LLP in Boston.  She has worked for the firm for nine years and has been in the docketing role for five.  Kristin is experienced in of most areas of IP prosecution, including patents and trademarks both within the US and in foreign countries and is responsible for training all incoming staff on procedures and policies.  She obtained her B.A. in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University in 2003.  

Leslie White is a Certified Paralegal at Cirrus Logic, Inc. in Austin, Texas .  She has been involved in the docketing, IP and litigation profession for over 30 years, working at such multi-national firms as Vinson & Elkins, Morrison & Foerster and Arnold, White & Durkee.  She now serves on the Education Committee and assists as an IP track organizer for the NDA.  


Moderator Bios

JoAnn DiSanti is the Managing Clerk at White & Case with over 20 years of experience leading the firm's Managing Clerk’s Department. She is responsible for keeping track of the firms litigation in all domestic offices and is a member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. She served on the Motion Support Committee of the Supreme Court of New York County, assisted the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in reorganizing their website, and assisted various courts in beta testing their e-Filing systems. In 2001, she was the recipient of the Legal Aid Society of New York’s award for Outstanding Pro Bono Representation. She is the author of an article published in the New York Law Journal, "Taming the Court Calendar", October 20, 2008.

Elaine Screechfield is the Firmwide Litigation Docket Manager at Morrison & Foerster LLP.  Ms. Screechfield attended the University of California-Davis and the University of San Diego School of Paralegal Studies.  Elaine currently serves as the Education Committee Chair for the National Docketing Association and is the Chair of the SF Bay Area Chapter of the NDA. She has lectured at numerous forums including the San Francisco Bar Association; San Francisco Legal Professionals Association; (former) San Francisco Docket Association; National Docketing Association; 2014 Aderant Conference; Bay Area Legal Forum; and the Legal Secretary College of California, where she also was a member of the Board of Advisors.  

William G. McKay is the Managing Clerk at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.  As Managing Clerk, Mr. McKay is responsible for advising attorneys on court procedures and rules along with maintaining the firm’s Litigation, Bankruptcy and Trust & Estates records.  Mr. McKay has served on the following committees concerning electronic filing:

Rule Committees: New York State Courts, United States District Court-Eastern District of New York.

User Committees: New York State Courts, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, United States District Court – Southern District of New York, United States District Court – Eastern District of New York, United States Bankruptcy Court – Southern District of New York, United States Bankruptcy Court – Eastern District of New York

Along with serving on committees for electronic filing, he has also provided advice and served on panels with the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the Administrative Office for U.S. Courts.

Speaking engagements on electronic filing include the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Conference,  United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware and Bloomberg LP.

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