About Tom Howe
A trial lawyer with a deep technical background, Tom Howe has over 25 years of experience behind him in law and technology, and is licensed by both Oregon and Washington Bar Associations. Today, he is one of the leading e-discovery lawyers in the country, providing legal/technology consulting and expert witness services to some of the largest law firms, corporate legal departments, and e-discovery vendors in the United States.
The former Chief Technology Officer of e-discovery services provider Fios, Inc., Tom is a regular keynote speaker at legal and technology conferences and CLE’s across the United States and Canada, and has spoken at over 50 software-programming conferences worldwide (US, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia), including Microsoft Tech*Ed, Microsoft Exchange Conferences, Advisor Conferences, Connections Conferences, Informant Conferences, DevTeach, CTTM and others. He has long been considered a ‘Microsoft Insider’, with intimate knowledge of current and upcoming Microsoft applications, email systems and databases.
Tom has authored five books on law and technology: Electronic Discovery Technologies: Practical Tips and Tools for Electronically Stored Information (currently revising): Microsoft Access 2002 Development Unleashed (SAMS Publishing); Microsoft Access 2000 Development Unleashed (SAMS Publishing); Microsoft Outlook and Exchange Development (Keystone); and Outlook Development 1998 (Keystone).
He has also written major software systems for e-discovery vendors, law firms, and corporate clients. The Legal Operation Tracking System is a comprehensive program that tracks all legal matters within a corporate legal department, including its collection of documents and electronically stored information, enabling faster and more defensible discovery. This application is used by two Fortune 500 companies.
In his spare time, Tom enjoys bicycle touring. He has ridden his bicycle across the United States twice and completed bike trips internationally. Tom is also a dedicated volunteer at SCORE and Mercy Corps and provides pro bono programming and website development to SnowCap Community Charities.