Justin Hectus

Chief Information Officer & Chief Information Security Officer at Keesal, Young & Logan

Justin Hectus

Justin Hectus

Chief Information Officer & Chief Information Security Officer at Keesal, Young & Logan

Biography

Justin Hectus, two-time International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Distinguished Peer Award winner, is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of Keesal, Young & Logan (KYL). Justin’s dual role incorporates development and execution of the firm’s strategic technology vision and leadership of initiatives focused on managing risks for the firm and its clients.

Justin is a member of KYL’s Compliance, Operations and Data Control Advisory (CODA) division and, within the firm’s Cyber Risk Management Practice, Justin actively manages external strategic partnerships and coordinates risk assessments, third-party vendor risk management and development of policy, procedure, and training.

Justin’s professional background at KYL includes a wide range of experience at the leading edge of information technology and its application in the legal industry and he is extensively involved in the management and oversight of the firm’s value pricing, human resources, business development, and ACEDS award-winning eDiscovery initiatives.

Justin has been a featured speaker at ILTA, LegalTech, CIO, ComputerWorld, and other national conferences, and his work has been highlighted in dozens of case studies and publications including Network World, Inc. Magazine, Legaltech News, and Fast Company. Justin is a published author and has penned articles covering a wide range of topics including cybersecurity, knowledge management, mobility, electronic billing, vendor management, instilling a culture of learning, and arts and entertainment. He served on the Board of Editors for American Lawyer Media’s (ALM) Legal Tech Newsletter from 2007 to 2016 and began serving on the Board of Editors for ALM’s Cybersecurity Law & Strategy in 2016. Justin is also on the Advisory Board of Privva, an analytics company focused on identifying and managing enterprise risk throughout the lifecycle of data sharing practice.

In 2014, Justin was recognized as ILTA’s “IT Professional of the Year” and he was ILTA’s “User Support Services Champion” in 2011. He was also the project lead on development of a self-service mobile application delivery system, a full five years before Apple’s App Store went online. Justin’s efforts on that project helped KYL become the first law firm named to the InfoWorld 100 in 2003.

Justin is a champion of the development and effective use of standards in the legal industry. He was a member of The EDRM Security Audit Team and sat on the international Board of Directors of the Legal Technology Core Competencies Certification Coalition (LTC4) from 2014 through 2017. He has also been a voting member of the international Legal Electronic Data Exchange Standards Oversight Committee (LOC) since 2004, and he served on the LOC Board of Directors in 2006 and 2007.

Justin attended California State University at Long Beach, where he spent more time promoting live music than he did in class. Since that time he has produced over 100 concerts, including the award-winning Summer and Music (SAM) series, which has presented free concerts with the Downtown Long Beach Alliance to audiences totaling more than 180,000 Southern Californians since 2009. In 2016, a short film was commissioned on the SAM series.

In addition to volunteering in that capacity, Justin has 16 years of nonprofit board leadership experience. He was the proud recipient of the James H. Ackerman Arts Philanthropy Award (2013) for his service to the community, and he earned a spot in the Long Beach Post’s inaugural “40 under 40” listing (2012) for his work shaping the city’s arts scene. Justin was also one of three Arts Activists to share a ranking in the Long Beach Post’s list of the “Ten Most Powerful People in Long Beach” (2008). Currently, Justin is focusing his efforts on causes related to sustainable urban agriculture. In that spirit he joined the Board of Directors of Long Beach Local, a 501(c)3 nonprofit which runs a one-acre farm in the heart of Long Beach and provides training for young farmers and education covering the value of biodynamic food and urban farming.

In his current role as CIO/CISO, Justin advises KYL’s clients and attorneys on the opportunities and challenges associated with a rapidly changing technology ecosystem.

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Member, Board of Directors at Downtown Long Beach Alliance

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California State University, Long Beach (also known as Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach State, CSULB, LBSU, or The Beach) is the second largest campus of the 23 school California State University system (CSU) and one of the largest universities in the state of California by enrollment, its student body numbering 36,279 for the Fall 2012 semester.

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Keesal, Young & Logan is an American private company located in San Francisco, CA. The firm provides Legal Services.The firm's website shows the following as a description of the company: Keesal, Young & Logan (KYL), a full-service business law firm, opened its first office in Long Beach, California in 1970. The firm's goal is to help its business clients grow and prosper in the face of rapidly changing laws and challenges by competitors. The firm's reputation has been forged through creative strategies, thorough preparation and planning, and strong advocacy in the courtroom. KYL's technology teams and initiatives have been recognized twice by ILTA with Distinguished Peer Awards and KYL was the first law firm to be named to the InfoWorld 100, the first law firm to receive ACEDS' eDiscovery Department of the Year, and the first law firm to pass the Legal Technology Assessment. KYL assists companies of all sizes, international, national, and local in a variety of practice areas. The firm has five offices in Long Beach, San Francisco, Seattle, Anchorage, and Hong Kong and KYL's lawyers try cases throughout the United States.

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