Christopher Acosta is the Director of Practice Support at Nossaman LLP in Los Angeles. He consults with the Firm's practice groups and their clients on technical and strategic issues regarding electronic discovery, data governance, and efficiencies in legal project management. He is responsible for the firm-wide coordination and promotion of practice technology, identification and evaluation of new practice technology products and services, and practice support staff management. Mr. Acosta built the Firm's first litigation support department while establishing standard protocols and procedures. Prior to litigation support, Mr. Acosta had an extensive career in IT, from networking and IT project management to site support management. Chris built the Firm’s first litigation support department, growing it to five employees in two years, while establishing standard protocols and procedures. Prior to litigation support, Chris had an extensive career in IT, from networking and security to site support management. He earned a B.A. degree from University of California, Irvine, and a Certificate in Project Management for Information Systems from Villanova University. Chris has been on a number of panels and roundtables in the Los Angeles area, as well as a guest speaker and panelist for ILTA webinars. He has published one article entitled, Navigating the Sea of Change in eDiscovery Technology, which was published in the Inside Counsel.
Specialties: Practice Management, Practice Support, Litigation Support, Project management, Request for Proposal, Technical Analysis, Technical auditing