John M. Facciola

Georgetown Law

John M. Facciola was appointed a United States Magistrate Judge in the District of Columbia in 1997. He retired from the bench in 2015 and is now an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown Law where he teaches Information Technology and Modern Litigation, Evidence, Contracts, Introduction to American Constitutional Law and Professional Responsibility.

While a judge, he authored over 700 opinions, many in the areas of electronic discovery. He is a frequent lecturer on that subject and the Sedona Conference has awarded him its Lifetime Achievement Award. The Bar Association named him its Judge of the Year. He is also the former Editor in Chief of the Federal Courts Law Review, the electronic law journal of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association.

His most recent publication is Kimberly Williams, John M. Facciola, Peter McCann and Vincent M. Catanzaro, The Legal Technology Guidebook (Springer 2017)

My Sessions

Playing in the Big Leagues: E-Discovery in Large, Complex Litigation

You’re defending a case with terabytes of data, dozens of witnesses, and information stored on all sorts of obscure systems. How do you get started? Our E-Discovery experts will provide concrete, sophisticated recommendations on when to hire a vendor, use TAR or other analytics, hire contract attorneys, plan a budget to manage everything, and other […]


E-Discovery for the Rest of Us

E-Discovery is present everywhere these days, from domestic relations to motor vehicle accidents to small commercial cases. Understanding where to look for electronic information, how to collect it, and the tools and vendors that can help you is a critical skill of the modern litigator. In this session you’ll learn how to develop an e-discovery […]