Ronald J. Hedges served as a United States Magistrate Judge in the District of New Jersey from 1986 to 2007. He is the chair of the Advisory Board of Digital Discovery & e-Evidence, a Bloomberg BNA publication. Mr. Hedges has authored numerous articles on electronic information. Among other things, he is a coauthor of both editions of the Federal Judicial Center publication, Managing Discovery of Electronic Information: A Pocket Guide for Judges and is a senior editor of the editions of The Sedona Conference Cooperation Proclamation: Resources for the Judiciary. Mr. Hedges taught e-discovery at Georgetown University Law Center, Seton Hall School of Law and Rutgers School of Law-Newark. He has served as a special master, mediator, and arbitrator.