Ellen Blanchard, Esq. & Rodney Blake

Ellen Blanchard, Esq. & Rodney Blake

Ellen Blanchard, Esq. & Rodney Blake   

Ellen Blanchard is the associate general counsel and director of eDiscovery consulting for Evolver. Ms. Blanchard brings deep knowledge of the intersection of litigation, big data and technology. Ellen regularly works with clients from a wide variety of industries to help them assess, select and implement enterprise technology to support their legal and compliance needs. Prior to joining Evolver, Ms. Blanchard was an associate at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, where she represented several Fortune 50 companies in a variety of complex litigation matters.

Ms. Blanchard earned her J.D. from American University, and Bachelor's degrees in International Business, Japanese Studies and Psychology from Ohio Wesleyan University. She is admitted to the Washington State Bar, Virginia Bar, and District of Columbia Bar.

Rodney Blake is the Program Manager for Evolver’s contract with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He is responsible for the personnel, budget and strategy of network and security operations. Mr. Blake has over twenty years of experience in the information technology field. Prior to USPTO and 2010 Census contracts with Evolver, Mr. Blake spent five years at Freddie Mac, lastly as an Operational Risk Management Director. He holds an MBA from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor of Engineering Technology from University of South Florida.


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Law firms are the new target for IP theft: Basic Protections

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