Corporate Officers

The Founders of Sensei Enterprises, Inc.

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Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. 

snelson@senseient.com

Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., is the President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., a digital forensics, information technology and information security firm in Fairfax, Virginia. Ms. Nelson graduated from Georgetown University Law Center and has been in private practice ever since, now concentrating exclusively in electronic evidence law. Ms. Nelson was the President of the Virginia State Bar June 2013-June 2014, is now the President of the Fairfax Law Foundation, a past President of the Fairfax Bar Association, a Director and the Treasurer of the Fairfax Law Foundation and serves as a member of ARMA’s E-Discovery Advisory Group. She is the current Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Education Board and a former Chair of its Publishing Board. She serves on the ABA’s Cybersecurity Legal Task Force and on its Standing Committee on Technology and Information Systems. From 2012-2014, she served on the ABA's House of Delegates. She is also a graduate of Leadership Fairfax, is a past chair of the American Bar Association’s TECHSHOW and serves on the Virginia State Bar Governing Council and on its Executive Committee, on its Standing Committee on Budget and Finance, on its Technology Committee, and is the former Chair of the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee. The Virginia Supreme Court appointed her to the Statewide E-Filing Committee beginning in 2010. She is a member of The Sedona Conference, Working Group 1, Electronic Document Retention and Production. She is a member the Virginia Women’s Attorneys Association and the Northern Virginia Chapter of Women in E-Discovery.

She is a co-author of Locked Down: Information Security for Lawyers (American Bar Association, 2012), The Electronic Evidence and Discovery Handbook: Forms, Checklists and Guidelines (American Bar Association, 2006) and Information Security for Lawyers and Law Firms (American Bar Association, 2006), as well as The 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guides (American Bar Association, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014). She is also a co-author of How Good Lawyers Survive Bad Times (ABA, 2009). 

Ms. Nelson is the author of the noted electronic evidence blog, Ride the Lightning and is a co-host of two Legal Talk Network podcast series called “The Digital Edge: Lawyers and Technology” and “Digital Detectives.”

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John W. Simek 

jsimek@senseient.com

Mr. Simek is the Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., an information technology, digital forensics and information security firm located in Fairfax, VA. Mr. Simek has a national reputation as a digital forensics technologist and has testified as an expert witness throughout the United States. He holds a degree in engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and an MBA in finance from Saint Joseph’s University.

Mr. Simek holds the prestigious Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE) certifications. He is also a Certified Handheld Examiner, Certified Novell Engineer, Microsoft Certified Professional + Internet, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, NT Certified Independent Professional, and a Certified Internetwork Professional. Mr. Simek is also a member of the High Tech Crime Network as well as the American Bar Association and the Fairfax Bar Association.

He currently provides information technology support to over 220 area law firms, legal entities and corporations. He is a co-host of the Legal Talk Network podcast “Digital Detectives” and a co-author of Locked Down: Information Security for Lawyers (American Bar Association, 2012), The Electronic Evidence and Discovery Handbook: Forms, Checklists and Guidelines (American Bar Association, 2006), Information Security for Lawyers and Law Firms (American Bar Association, 2006), The 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guides (American Bar Association, 2008-2014) and a contributing author of eDiscovery, 3rd Edition (Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2014).  He is a frequent author and speaker on information security, legal technology and electronic evidence throughout the country.

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