John Isaza, Esq. is a California-based attorney and partner of Howett Isaza Law Group, LLP, an international records and information management (RIM) consulting practice and law firm. Mr. Isaza is widely recognized as one of the country’s foremost experts on electronic discovery, the revised Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and other RIM issues. Mr. Isaza has developed information management and records retention programs for some of the most highly regulated Fortune 100 companies, including related regulatory research opinions.
Prior to forming a RIM practice, Mr. Isaza served as in-house General Counsel to a publicly traded medical device manufacturer. Mr. Isaza also has over a decade of experience as a trial lawyer specializing in business, environmental contamination, products liability and construction defects. During that time he served as Arbitrator for the Los Angeles Superior Court System. Mr. Isaza attended Boston College Law School, where he served as Editor of the International Law Review.
At present, he is an active speaker in the ARMA, AIIM, ABA and IT compliance circuits. Mr. Isaza chaired the Chicago Program Committee for ARMA’s 2005 international conference; he is a member of ARMA’s Electronic Discovery Advisory Group; he is past President of the Greater Los Angeles ARMA Chapter; and, he served on the Board of Directors of ARMA International. Recently, Mr. Isaza co-authored a book entitled 7 Steps for Legal Holds of ESI & Other Documents released in July 2009. Mr. Isaza is the 2008 recipient of ARMA’s prestigious Britt Literary Award, and his writings have been featured in The American Lawyer’s Law.com.