Jane H. Allen

Jane H. AllenJane H. Allen is CEO + founder of Counsel On Call and actively participates in the development of its offices across the country. A former practicing attorney, she has been a featured speaker nationally on various business strategies, leadership issues, effective hiring and interviewing techniques, trends within the legal profession, and striving to maintain a work-life balance within the practice of law.

 

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Lawyers Association for Women
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Society of Human Resource Management, Tennessee Bar Association Corporate Counsel Section Executive Committee
  • ABA Law Firm Practice Management Committee

Education

  • J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law (1991)
  • B.A., University of South Florida (1986)

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • Kentucky

Jay Brenner

Jay BrennerJay L. Brenner is a candidate development manager in Counsel On Call’s Memphis and Chicago offices. He focuses on candidate selection and coordinates placement. Prior to becoming candidate development manager, Mr. Brenner was a litigation attorney in Counsel On Call’s E-Discovery Division and served as team lead. He is a former project manager and associate in the Business Litigation Unit of McCarter & English, LLP, in Wilmington, Del. and Philadelphia. He clerked and was an associate at The Wagerman Law Firm in Memphis. 

 

Professional Associations

  • Young Lawyers Division
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Wellness Committee (sub committee of Memphis Bar Association)

Education

  • J.D., The University of Memphis School of Law (2003)
  • B.A., The University of Kansas (1999)

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee

Sandy Brown

Jane H. AllenSandy Brown is a senior project manager in Counsel On Call's Managed Services Division. He oversees the development of workflow between Counsel On Call and supervising counsel and all logistics with Counsel On Call discovery teams. He helps develop protocols, case strategy assessment with outside counsel, budgeting and forecasting of the cost of reviews, software platform technical evaluation and troubleshooting for clients.

 

Professional Associations

  • Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists

Education

  • J.D., University of Tennessee (1993)
  • B.A., highest honors, University of Tennessee (1988)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Tennessee

Dennis McKinnie

Dennis McKinnieDennis McKinnie is president of Counsel On Call. He works closely with clients across the country on the implementation of project management initiatives and has more than 20 years of experience practicing law. He also served as a Managing Director of Contrado Partners, LLC, a management consulting firm located in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina, and participated in the founding of BridgeQuest, Inc., a software development firm. Prior to the founding of Contrado Partners, Mr. McKinnie was General Counsel of two publicly traded enterprise software companies. He also served as Staff Counsel to the United States Supreme Court.

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Alabama Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • National Association of Corporate Directors

Education

  • J.D., Samford University, Cumberland School of Law (1983)
  • B.A., Union University (1979)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Alabama

Richard H. Stout

Richard H. StoutRichard H. Stout is the director of Counsel On Call's E-Discovery Division. On a daily basis, he manages e-discovery and litigation support assignments across the country, works closely with technology and hosting companies and seeks to continually improve the programs and resources offered to Counsel On Call's clients and candidates. He is a Certified Litigation Support Professional and Certified Attenex Trainer who has managed litigation projects of all shapes and sizes. He is a former commercial litigation associate with Baker, Donelson, Bearman and Caldwell and practiced law for more than 10 years.
 

 Professional Associations

  • Nashville Bar Association
  • D.C. Bar
  • Certified Litigation Support Professional
  • Certified Attenex Trainer

Education

  • J.D., Southern Methodist School of Law (1997)
  • B.A., Rhodes College (1992)

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • Washington, D.C.

Barry D. Willms

Barry D. WillmsBarry D. Willms is director of project management + consulting for Counsel On Call's E-Discovery Division. In this role, Mr. Willms designs e-discovery review protocols, manages projects and teams of attorneys, and consults with clients regarding cost containment and efficiency throughout the discovery process, among other responsibilities. 

Barry spent 14 years managing discovery matters for King & Spalding LLP, in Atlanta, and Bass, Berry & Sims PLC in Nashville, respectively. He supervised and directed large teams of attorneys and consulted numerous clients on the tactical use of technology to improve quality control methodologies and results during e-discovery reviews. He has a proven ability to design efficient, repeatable e-discovery processes.

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Professional Associations

  • Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialist

Education

  • J.D., Georgia State University (1995)
  • B.S., cum laude, Kennesaw State University (1992)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Tennessee


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