Thought Leadership

Sonya Sigler is available for speaking, training, workshops or panel discussions. Please contact her at 650-281-8325 to schedule a talk.

Selected Speaking Engagements & Workshops:

  • 2017 April 25 – San Francisco, CA. The Master Conference. Surfacing Legal Business Intelligence from Case Management to Case Intelligence. Moderator.
  • 2017 February 15 – San Jose CA. Hopkins & Carley. Fast, Fair & Economic Resolutions When Stakes are Limited.
  • 2017 January 21 – San Carlos, CA. Goal Setting & Vision Board Workshop. Speaker.
  • 2016 July 13 – Healdsburg, CA. HR Professionals. Top 10 Tips for Managing Your Career, plus Personal Branding Workshop. Speaker.
  • 2016 June 29 – Palo Alto, CA. Benchmark in Litigation. Career Path panel. Panelist.

    Benchmark in Litigation - In-House Career Path panel

    Benchmark in Litigation – In-House Career Path panel

  • 2016 April 29 – Sonoma, CA. Vistage International CEO Group. Dispute Resolution Techniques. Speaker.
  • 2016 March 10 – Pleasanton, CA. Vistage International CEO Group. Dispute Resolution Techniques. Speaker.
  • 2016 February 28 – San Carlos, CA. Goal Setting & Vision Board Workshop. Speaker.
  • 2016 January 6 – San Carlos, CA. Personal Branding Workshop. Speaker.
  • 2015 December 3 – San Jose, CA. Vistage International Trusted Advisor Group 1123. Goal Planning and Vision Setting. Workshop.
  • 2015 November 9 – Marin, CA. Marin County Bar Association. Preventing Runaway Costs and Domino Delays.
  • 2015 October 22 – Palm Springs, CA. Associate General Contractors (California) Annual Meeting. Runaway Costs and Domino Delays: Innovative Ways to Resolve Subcontractor Disputes. Speaker with Rob Christopher.
  • 2015 June 11 – Palo Alto, CA. Women in eDiscovery Silicon Valley. Goal Planning and Vision Setting. Workshop.
  • 2015 February 18 – Alameda, CA. Women of WIndriver. Top 10 Tips for Managing Your Career. Workshop. Speaker with Graciela Tiscareno-Sato.
  • 2015 February 11 – East Palo Alto, CA. Women in eDiscovery Silicon Valley. Technology Assisted Review (TAR) What it is. What it isn’t. Speaker and moderator for group discussion.
  • 2015 January 15, – East Palo Alto, CA. Women in eDiscovery Silicon Valley. New Year, New You. Top 10 Tips for Managing Your Career. Speaker with Graciela Tiscareno-Sato.
  • 2014 July 14 – Laguna Beach, CA. SoCal eDiscovery & Information Governance Retreat. eDiscovery Comes of Age – What Does the Future Hold? Panel speaker along with Cynthia Augello (Moderator), Nicolas Nunez, Greg Chan, Gordon Calhoun, and Martin Mayne.
  • 2014 May 30 – Sausalito, CA. NorCal eDiscovery & Information Governance Retreat. Multiple Matter eDiscovery Management – The Next Step in eDiscovery Cost Control. Panel speaker along with Gail Gottehrer (Moderator), Allan Hsu, Mary Novacheck, and Tauri Schow.
  • 2014 March 17 – San Francisco, CA. Today’s General Counsel Institute – The Exchange.
  • 2013 December 11-12 – Los Angeles, CA. E-Discovery for the Corporate Market – The Exchange, Technology Assisted Review.
  • 2013 October 23 – San Francisco, CA. Managed eDiscovery Solutions: Which Way Now?
  • 2013 July 29 – Laguna Beach, CA. EDD Project Management & Team Roles. Panel speaker along with Gail Gottehrer (Moderator), Wendy Axelrod, and Christopher Acosta.
  • 2013 July 24 – San Francisco, CA. Webinar Demystifying Technology Assisted Review, Part 5: Practice Tips and Dispelling Myths. Speaker and Moderator along with Paige Hunt and Chris Mammen.
  • 2013 July 1 – San Diego, CA. Practical Approaches to Creating and Implementing Rule 26 Discovery Plans. Panel speaker along with Browning Marean (Moderator), Corey Lee, B. Jay Yelton III, and William Kammer.
  • 2013 May 1 – Half Moon Bay, CA. CVEDR. An Analytical Primer: Assessing the Pros & Cons of Established & Emerging Review & Analysis Paradigms. Panel speaker along with George Socha (Moderator), Jennifer Hamilton, Amor Esteban, and Erin Pope.
  • 2013 March 27 – San Francisco, CA. Webinar Demystifying Technology Assisted Review, Part 4: Getting Started with TAR.
  • 2012 December 13 – Palo Alto, CA. Are You Over-Spending? The Future of Document Review in Litigation. Panel speaker along with Pallab Chakraborty, Paige Hunt, Andrew Sieja, and Dan Cooperman (Moderator).
  • 2012 November 7 – San Francisco, CA. Webinar Demystifying Technology Assisted Review, Part 3: Deconstructing the Technology.
  • 2012 August 29 – San Francisco, CA. Webinar Demystifying Technology Assisted Review, Part 2: A Deeper Dive Into the Technology.
  • 2012 August 1 – Chicago, IL. ABA EDDE Committee Meeting, Can a Computer Do It Better, Faster, Cheaper? A Discussion of Predictive Coding. Panel speaker along with Judge Peck, Maura Grossman (Moderator), Martin Tully, and Jeffrey Sharer. (Scheduled)
  • 2012 June 27 – San Francisco, CA. Webinar Demystifying Technology Assisted Review, Part 1: Everything You Need to Know (But Were Afraid to Ask).
  • 2012 June 2 – Washington, DC. Georgetown Law School – Guest Lecturer, eDiscovery Class, Ron Hedges, Adjunct Professor. Lecture on Litigation Holds, Preservation & Search Technologies.
  • 2012 May 22 – Los Angeles, CA. ACC Corporate Counsel University. Social Media for Novices.
  • 2012 April 20, 23, May 11, 15, 18, 29 – San Francisco, CA. Private Training. Introduction to Advanced Search and Retrieval Methodologies.
  • 2012 February 4 – Washington, DC. Georgetown Law School – Guest Lecturer, eDiscovery Class, Ron Hedges, Adjunct Professor. Lecture on Litigation Holds, Preservation & Search Technologies.
  • 2012 January 18 – Charlotte, NC – Judges in North Carolina. 26(f) Preparation
  • 2012 January 11 – Palo Alto, CA Women in eDiscovery – Predictive Coding Demystified, Part 2, Hearing from Corporations.
  • 2011 September 9 – Palo Alto, CA Women in eDiscovery – Predictive Coding Demystified, The Technology Explained.
  • 2011 June 4 – Washington, DC. Georgetown Law School – Guest Lecturer, eDiscovery Class, Ron Hedges, Adjunct Professor. Lecture on Litigation Holds, Preservation & Search Technologies.
  • 2011 January 29 – Washington, DC. Georgetown Law School – Guest Lecturer, eDiscovery Class, Ron Hedges, Adjunct Professor. Lecture on Litigation Holds, Preservation & Search Technologies. Prior guest lecture appearances in 2009 and 2010.
  • 2010, October 23-26 – San Antonio, TX. Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting – moderator and speaker: 1) ACC Chair’s Choice: eDiscovery – Nuts, Bolts & Building Plan; and 2) Social Media for Novices (Part 2): How Do You Protect Your Company from It?
  • 2010 October, 7-8 – Phoenix, AZ. Sedona Conference Working Group 1 Annual Meeting. Participant. (Every Sedona WG1 meeting, annual or half-year, since 2004)
  • 2010, October 5 –  Charlotte, NC. Privately hosted CLE – Practical Guide to Corporate eDiscovery.
  • 2010 May 4 – Orlando, FL. Private CLE. Introduction to Advanced Search and Retrieval Techniques.
  • 2010 March 9 –  Orlando, FL. Private CLE. 4 Proven Strategies to Reduce eDiscovery Costs and Improve Review Results. (This was given in other locations as well).
  • 2009 December 1-2 – Washington, DC. The Seventh General Counsel Roundtable. The Economist Roundtable.
  • 2009 October 28-29, Sedona, AZ. Patent Litigation Conference.
  • 2009 June 8-12 Barcelona, Spain. DESI, iCAIL, Sedona Working Group 6 (International). See the attached paper given at the DESI workshop.

Other speaking engagements are extensive in topic, scope, geography and audience: Legal Tech, Georgetown, iQPC, ACC, WiE, ABA, CA state Bar, TX state Bar, WA State Bar, and ACC regional events, Corporate Counsel events, law school training, and many other events since 2004.

Selected Private CLE Training

  • Hopkins & Carley – San Jose, CA 2017
  • Procopio – Menlo Park, CA 2015
  • Hogan Lovells – San Francisco, CA 2013
  • Perkins Coie – Seattle, WA 2013
  • DLA Piper – San Francisco, CA 2013
  • Jones Day – Orange County, CA 2013
  • Perkins Coie – Denver, CO 2012
  • Bankers Insurance – Tampa, FL 2010
  • Akerman Senterfitt – Orlando, FL 2010
  • Dewey LeBouef – East Palo Alto, CA 2009
  • King & Spalding – Atlanta, GA 2008
  • Wiley Rein – Washington, DC 2007
  • Cooley Godward – Palo Alto, CA 2006

Videos & Other Content

  • Sonya Sigler Interview by Marie Grace Berg – Episode 244
  • Pivotal Discovery Interview
  • Intellectual Property at Software Companies presentation at Santa Clara University
  • Controlling Cost and Risk in Today’s Fast Changing World, Part 2 seminar

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