Kayla Nelson
Senior Managing Director

Data Governance & eDiscovery Expert

Kayla Nelson is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura with over 15 years of experience in information governance and eDiscovery. She began her career overseeing complex eDiscovery matters, and today enables companies to manage their data and gain insight into their information through implementation of an information governance framework. Her experience designing and delivering information governance solutions spans from Fortune 500 companies to federal and state government. Her primary focus is coordinating with stakeholders to establish compliance for regulatory inquiries, prepare for litigation, conduct investigations, and proactively govern data. She is based in Philadelphia.

  • Experience

    Prior to joining Ankura, Kayla was a senior information governance strategist at Veritas, where she designed technical solutions mapped to clients’ business initiatives. Before Symantec spun off Veritas, she was part of the eDiscovery professional services team. During that time, Kayla implemented and delivered complex eDiscovery software and workflow designs for heavily regulated government and corporate clients.

    Prior to joining Symantec, Kayla was a senior director at FTI Consulting where she managed large-scale eDiscovery projects, including the SIPA liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, as well as multiple product liability cases.

    Kayla’s professional experience includes:

    • International Pharmaceutical Company Centralized eDiscovery Program: Designed a technology portfolio solution to capture and search data across multiple systems and jurisdictions.
    • Financial Services Firm: Optimized broker/dealer trade surveillance.
    • Canadian Multinational Bank: Redesigned an eDiscovery and archiving program for efficiency and scale.
    • New York City’s information technology and telecommunications: transitioned multiple agencies from manual eDiscovery, investigation, and FOIL responses to standardized, repeatable, and digital workflows through integrated technologies and personnel.

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