Director of Discovery Programs
E.J. Bastien is Microsoft’s Director of Discovery Programs, leading the eDiscovery and Litigation Support function for its Litigation Department where he manages a multidisciplinary team of Program Managers, Engineers, Paralegals, and Records Managers. During his 18 year tenure, he has been an integral part of the small team responsible for re-envisioning Microsoft’s internal approach to eDiscovery from the ground up, architecting their processes for the identification, preservation, and collection of ESI, and shepherding it through the stages of processing, analytics, and review. He partners closely with Microsoft’s product development teams, planning and testing the platforms’ eDiscovery feature sets, and ensuring the company’s legal processes evolve in step with the technology it creates.