Tom is a retired General Counsel who currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University Of Cincinnati College Of Law. He practiced commercial litigation as a partner in Taft, Stettinius & Hollister prior to becoming Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, and General Counsel of BASF Corporation in the early 1990s. During the 2006 Amendment cycle, he served as Chair of the Lawyers for Civil Justice E-Discovery Committee, and was an early advocate of what became current Rule 37(e). Tom is also Chair Emeritus of The Sedona Conference Working Group 1 on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG1), and was a Member of the E-Discovery Panel at the 2010 Duke Litigation Conference. He closely follows e-discovery rulemaking in state and federal courts and has published widely on the topic.