Panelist Biographies

October 10 Workshop for the 

First Circuit Judicial Conference

Kevin P. Conway

Kevin P. Conway is a founding member of the firm Conway, Crowley and Homer. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1966 and Georgetown University Law Center in 1969. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1970 and the Massachusetts Bar 1971.

Mr. Conway has served as counsel to the Waterfront Crime Commission of New York-New Jersey, Overmyer Distribution Services (New York, New York), WDHO-TV (Toledo, Ohio), CBS, Inc. (counsel to CBS News, the CBS radio and television networks, and the CBS owned and operated television and radio stations) and Cives Corporation (a steel fabrication company in Syracuse, New York). Since 1978, Mr. Conway has been engaged in the private practice of law. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in civil litigation. Representative clients include American Airlines, Lloyds of London, FIGI International, Automatic Sprinkler Corp., World Wide Waterproofing, Inc. and American Roof Maintenance Co., Inc.

Mr. Conway's practice has also involved the preparation of appellate briefs submitted to the Massachusetts Supreme Court, the Federal Circuits (First Circuit and Federal Circuit) and the Supreme Court of the United States.

At present, Mr. Conway is actively engaged in the areas of estate planning, health law, and elder law. He resides in Wellesley, Massachusetts with his wife Virginia and his children Alison and Mark.


Stephen P. Heymann

Stephen P. Heymann is the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division for the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts and one of its two, Computer Crimes Coordinators.  As Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, he reviews and approves the majority of approximately 400 indictments returned and informations filed annually, applications for admission to the witness protection program, plea agreements, applications to conduct electronic surveillance and requests to immunize witnesses.  He is responsible for supervising the approximately eighty criminal prosecutors in the District and consults with them about all aspects of major investigation development and case structuring.


Prior to being asked to be Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Heymann was a Special Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Organized Crime Strike Force.  There, he led major investigations of organized criminal groups and successfully prosecuted multi-defendant racketeering, corruption, money laundering, and fraud prosecutions.

In the area of computer crime, Mr. Heymann:

Mr. Heymann, who has lectured extensively, jointly teaches a seminar in conducting investigations at Harvard Law School and is the author of Legislating Computer Crime, 34 Harvard J. on Legis. 373 (1997).



John H. Jessen

John H. Jessen is the President and CEO of Electronic Evidence Discovery, Incorporated, where he directs the litigation and corporate consulting divisions of the firm. Recognized internationally as the pioneer in the field of electronic evidence discovery, he is a frequent author of articles on the subject and has presented numerous lectures and seminars nationally on legal and electronic data issues.

Mr. Jessen has over twenty years of experience in the computer industry and has been the subject of stories in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, Forbes, Business Week, Corporate Legal Times, Wired and on CBS' 60 Minutes, CNBC, the Discovery Channel, 20/20, and the Oprah Winfrey Show.

He has been called the "Best of the breed" of electronic evidence experts by the American Bar Association Journal and "The nation's foremost authority... on electronic evidence issues." Mr. Jessen and his firm assist attorneys in utilizing electronic data in litigation and organizations in developing electronic data response, retention and management policies.

Mr. Jessen has also been listed in Who's Who in the Computer Industry, Who's Who Worldwide, Who's Who in the West, Who's Who in Finance and Industry, Who's Who of American Business Leaders and Who's Who in American Law.

James L. Michalowicz

James L. Michalowicz is the Manager of Legal Services with E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company. He started his career with DuPont in 1990 as a Project Manager for the in-house Litigation Support Team (LST). As this organization grew, he became the Manager of Litigation Support. Prior to joining DuPont, he worked 10 years with two of the pioneers in the automated litigation support field, Informatics and J. Feuerstein Systems.

In his present position, Mr. Michalowicz is responsible for the strategy and deployment of resources utilized to meet the needs of the DuPont Legal Department. He manages the relationships with seven primary providers that offer services such as document management, financial analysis, staffing, and jury research. He was a contributing author to the book titled "The DuPont Legal Model - A New Era" and has spoken at ACCA and ABA sponsored events across the country. His presentation topics include outsourcing legal services, strategic budgeting, alternative staffing plans and electronic discovery.

In 1999, James became a certified Black Belt as part of the Six Sigma quality improvement program.

In 2000, James chaired the Third Annual Electronic Discovery Conference sponsored by Glasser LegalWorks with seminars in San Francisco, Chicago and New York City.