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Exterro Announces Ariana Tadler as the 2023 Honorable Shira Scheindlin Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree

Additional category winners will be revealed at the Hero Awards ceremony taking place in New Orleans as part of the XChange Conference on September 20th, 2023.

Portland, OR, Aug 1, 2023 - Exterro today announced that Ariana Tadler, the founding partner of Tadler Law LLP, a WBENC-certified, women-owned boutique law firm that offers an array of litigation and legal counseling services, as the 2023 Honorable Shira Scheindlin Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree. Ms. Tadler will be given the award at The Hero Awards, taking place in New Orleans as part of Exterro’s XChange Conference on September 20th. The awards ceremony is a celebration of those who are taking a leading role in transforming how corporations, non-profit organizations and public agencies respond to today’s challenges across legal governance, risk, and compliance. Privacy, E-Discovery, Forensics, DE&I, and Customer Hero Awards nominations are open, and will be presented at the event.

The evening will see Ms. Tadler recognized as one of the leading women litigators in the country. “Ariana Tadler has been a thought leader in the e-discovery world for more than two decades,” said Judge Scheindlin regarding the selection. “She chaired Working Group 1 of the Sedona Conference which drafted the original ESI Guidelines. She has served on the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure of the Judicial Conference of the United States, which shapes the rules for all federal courts. As a six-year member of that Committee, she has kept all e-discovery issues top of mind before the Committee. While doing all of this, she has been a highly successful class action lawyer and a leading e-discovery provider founding her own woman-owned business. In short, Ariana is a phenomenal person, personality, lawyer, and leader!”

Ariana is indeed recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on electronic discovery and pioneered the establishment of an E-Discovery Practice group within a plaintiffs’ firm structure 20 years ago. In 2017, United States Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts appointed Ariana to serve on the Federal Civil Rules Advisory Committee, and in December 2020, Chief Justice Roberts renewed her appointment to serve a second term. By the Committee Chair’s appointment, she serves on subcommittees focused on specific aspects of the federal civil rules, including Multidistrict Litigation (MDL), Social Security cases, and Discovery.

“The impact of legal governance, risk, and compliance professionals is evolving at a rapid pace as their roles shift from a reactive to a proactive stance that requires measurable outcomes, having to do more with less, and managing down both risk and costs. This evening is a celebration of those who are trailblazing new pathways and maximizing efficiencies. The Hero Awards provide well-deserved recognition for these tireless innovators,” said Debora Jones, Chief Operating Officer at Exterro. “We have an impressive selection of nominees this year and we are eager to learn from our panel of esteemed judges who will earn these awards.”

The Hero Awards, sponsored by Exterro, are celebrating their 7th year. The deadline for submitting nominees for other categories is August 11, 2023. You can submit your nomination here. Attendance is limited to attendees of the XChange Conference. Those interested in attending can register here.

About the Exterro Hero Awards

At this year’s conference, Exterro will be presenting the Hero Awards, which will proudly honor professionals who exemplify exceptional leadership and positively impact their communities. The awards celebrate those who leverage collaboration, innovation, and resourcefulness to achieve success for their organizations, while actively advocating for equity, diversity, and inclusion in their fields. Nominations are now open, welcoming recognition for individuals who embody the spirit of heroism by making a difference in various award categories, including Privacy, E-Discovery, Forensics, DE&I, and Exterro Customer Hero.

About Exterro XChange

The first-of-its-kind conference combines two of the industry’s premier conferences, PREX E-Discovery and inFusion, for three days of education and networking around E-Discovery, Privacy, Forensics and CyberSecurity Compliance.

About Exterro

Exterro empowers legal teams to manage their Legal Governance, Risk and Compliance (Legal GRC) requirements proactively and defensibly. Our Legal GRC software is the only comprehensive platform that automates the complex interconnections of privacy, legal operations, digital investigations, cybersecurity response, compliance and information governance. Thousands of legal teams around the world in corporations, law firms, government and law enforcement agencies trust our integrated Legal GRC platform to manage their risks and drive successful outcomes at a lower cost. For more information, visit