Ann Emberson
Managing Director

Settlement Administration; eDiscovery & Data Governance Expert; PMP

Ann Emberson is a Managing Director at Ankura based in Washington, DC. She has more than 20 years of experience managing multiple, large, complex projects in both commercial and government environments.

  • Experience

    Ann is currently leading a settlement administration project for a large medical device mass tort. She collaborates with system users, claim reviewers, and developers to ensure the claims processing system and processes meet the clients’ needs as well as the terms of the settlement agreements. She ensures established processes and procedures are followed and updates are documented.

    Ann’s professional experience includes:

    • Supported a key defendant in an oil spill investigation and litigation resulting from a major event. Managed the team responsible for data processing, document review workflow development, and more than 15 terabytes of incoming and outgoing production volumes.
    • Managed ongoing eDiscovery provider agreements with multiple major corporations. Created client portals that serve as a single repository for project metrics, key documents, ingestion logs, and instruction guides. Established frameworks and best practices for managing and executing projects. Industries supported include pharmaceutical and energy.
    • Managed technical, schedule, and budget execution of multiple government projects. Included developing and implementing a corrective plan for completion of a high-visibility government project meeting technical requirements within the remaining budget and schedule, managing multiple simultaneous prototype and production projects, and initiating a 19-person engineering and software development contract.
    • Participated on a small team charged with re-engineering the Office of the Secretary of Defense for a Command, Control, Communication and Intelligence in response to the secretary’s Defense Reform Initiative.


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    • National Multiple Sclerosis Society