Overview

As Littler's first Chief Data Analytics Officer, Aaron D. Crews brings an extensive background focused on the intersection of technology, business and the law.

Aaron manages the operations of Littler’s data analytics practice and leads the development and implementation of technology-based solutions that provide value to the firm and its clients. He also uses data analytics tools to facilitate process improvements and efficiencies, and assist in protocols for the secure handling of data.

He also has extensive experience conducting pay equity audits for all types of employers, from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies, and helped develop the Littler Pay Equity Assessment™, including counseling employers on a broad range of state and federal issues related to pay equity, from compliance, to updating policies and job descriptions, to training managers and recruiters, and more.

Aaron previously served as one of the firm's eDiscovery counsel. In that capacity, he also assisted with developing strategies for efficient and effective data harvesting, review and production, and implementing cost-shifting and cost reduction strategies.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Sedona Conference Working Group 1

Member

eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Committee - American Bar Association

Member

Legislative and Legal Board - Sacramento Area Human Resources Association

Member

Board of Directors - Sacramento County Barristers

Member

American Bar Association

Member

Sacramento County Bar Association

Member

State Bar of California

Vice-chair

e-Discovery and Digital Evidence Committee - American Bar Association

Recognition

Member, Moot Court

National Appellate Advocacy Competition, 2004

Finalist, Advocate of the Year Competition - University of San Francisco School of Law

2003

Member, Golden Key International Honor Society

News, Analysis & Press

The Cybersecurity Law Report

The Cybersecurity Law Report

January 31, 2018

LegalTech Quest Into Heart of Darkness

Law Technology News

July 1, 2014

Investigation of Employee Smart Device Apps

Law Technology News

April 17, 2013

E-Discovery Expands to Social Media

Channel Pro Network

March 4, 2013

A Litigator's Guide to Social Media Discovery in Civil Actions

The Legal Intelligencer

January 29, 2013

True Grit: Four Models to Rein in eDiscovery Costs

Law Technology News

January 30, 2012

Q&A with Littler eDiscovery Counsel Aaron Crews

Special Counsel

January 1, 2012

Bring Your Own Device Could Be a Legal Land Mine for Businesses

Online Radio: The CyberJungle

October 3, 2011

eDiscovery Best Practices: California Rule of Court Requires Advance Meeting and Planning

Digital Discovery & e-Evidence

BNA, Vol.10, No. 9

June 10, 2010

Control Technology Used to Access Corporate Information

SHRM Magazine

Society for Human Resource Management

July 2009

Books & Book Chapters

  • The Protection of Trade Secrets and Restrictions on Unfair Competition in the U.S., International Employment Law, chapter author, 2007-2010

Speaking Engagements

2018 General Session

Littler Executive Employer, Phoenix, AZ

May 3, 2018

Help (Really) Wanted: How to Use New Technology and Big Data Lawfully to Find and Hire the Right Employees

Littler Executive Employer, Phoenix, AZ

May 3, 2018

The Pay Equity Wave Rolls On: What You Need to Know to Stay Afloat

Littler Executive Employer, Phoenix, AZ

May 3, 2018
2018 Littler Puerto Rico Conference

Hato Rey, PR

April 19, 2018
Employment Law: Recent Developments, Evolving Trends, Best Practices

Sacramento, CA

October 2, 2012
Employment Law: Recent Developments, Evolving Trends, Best Practices

Sacramento, CA

September 25, 2012

Early Case Assessment before 26(f)

Fios Webinar

August 2012

Defining Work Product in an eDiscovery World

Carmel Valley eDiscovery Conference

July 2012

Ethics and eDiscovery: Where the Rubber Meets the Rules, Global Outsourcing of Lawyers ("GOAL")

Webinar

July 2012

Ethics, Electronic Discovery, and Information Governance

American Bar Association Webinar

June 2012

Information Governance and Data Security Roundtable

eLit Internal Client Roundtable

June 2012

2012 eDiscovery Case Law Update

Fios Webinar

May 2012

ESI Retention vs. Preservation, Privacy and the Cloud

American Bar Association Webinar

May 2012

eDiscovery Challenges in IP Litigation

The Masters Conference, San Francisco

March 2012
eDiscovery for Financial Services Conference

February 6, 2012

Examining Progressive eDiscovery Opportunities and Challenges When Transitioning to the Cloud

eDiscovery for Financial Services Conference

February 2012

2012 Labor Law Update

Greater Stockton Employer Advisory Council (GSEAC), Stockton, CA

January 20, 2012

Creating Harmony Between Legal, IT, Outside Counsel and Consultants

Roundtable, Q1 Productions

January 13, 2012

eDiscovery Leaders Roundtable

Deloitte Roundtable Series, San Francisco, CA

December 12, 2011

The Impact of Sophisticated and Unsophisticated Clients on Law Firm eDiscovery Investment Patterns

Leadership Breakfast Briefing Roundtable - The Cowen Group

October 2011

Information Security-A Systematic Approach to Protecting Your Organization’s Data During the eDiscovery Process

Virtual Legal Tech Webinar

September 2011

Depositions Without Pain-Deposition 101 for Forensic Experts in Civil Litigation

International Conference and Training Expo - High Tech Crime Investigation Association

September 2011

Information Security-A Systematic Approach to Protecting Your Organization’s Data During the eDiscovery Process

Virtual Corporate Counsel Webinar

September 2011

And a Pony, Too! A Mock 26(f) Meet-and-Confer and 16(b) Hearing

Third Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence Practioners' Workshop - American Law Institute and American Bar Association

August 2011

Plaintiff’s Role in eDiscovery

ALI-ABA Webinar

July 2011

Contemplating The Cloud—Issue Spotting Before Making the Move

ALI-ABA Webinar

July 2011

Protecting Sensitive Corporate ESI in Discovery

Carmel Valley eDiscovery Retreat

July 2011

Handling Emerging ESI Sources

Carmel Valley eDiscovery Retreat

July 2011

Best Practices for Planning Legal Holds

kCura/Thompson West Webinar

June 2011

Recent eDiscovery Case Law Update

Littler Mendelson Training

May 2011

Litigation Holds—The Increasing Scope of Preservation Burdens

ALI-ABA Webinar

April 2011

Privacy Issues in the Digital Age

California Society of Association Executives

March 2011

Electronic Evidence Panel

eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference - American Bar Association

February 2011

2011 Labor Law Update—eDiscovery

Littler Mendelson

January 2011

Avoiding the Perils of Bad Electronic Productions: A Practical eDiscovery Primer

Littler Mendelson Training

December 2010

The Digital Revolution-eDiscovery and Record Retention in California

HR In-Depth Series - Sacramento Area Human Resources Association

October 2010
Will your company’s HR, IT, and legal protections withstand a rigorous challenge?

San Jose, CA

September 29, 2010

Report Writing - A Lawyer's Tips for Your Work Product

International Conference and Training Expo - High Tech Crime Investigation Association

September 2010

Successful Strategies for using Computer Forensics in Litigation

MCLE - Littler Mendelson and Encore Discovery Solutions

September 2010

Education

  • J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law, 2004cum laude
  • B.A., University of California, Davis, 2001Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admission

California

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California