Joel Wuesthoff

Joel Wuesthoff

Adjunct Professor

The Esi Institute
236 E. 74th Street, Suite 5R
New York, NY 10021
(718) 663-9852

Joel Wuesthoff is a New York City based eDiscovery expert, a former practicing attorney, and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). The CISSP is a high-level security & privacy designation granted by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium ( measuring expertise in ten domains of data integrity and security ranging from digital evidence issues and telecommunications security to encryption controls and security architecture.

Mr. Wuesthoff has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maine School of Law since 2006, where he teaches a unique eDiscovery and computer forensics course. He will be introducing a new course on Cloud Computing, Social Media & Data Privacy in 2010 utilizing an innovative multi-media & web-based platform showcasing the tensions between technological progress and legal oversight. He is also the Director of the ESI Institute, a private initiative which promotes legal education to the nation’s law schools, evaluates new technologies in the legal space, and serves as interactive and street level training center for lawyers, law students, and information technology professionals.

He has advised the Securities and Exchange Commission, other regulatory agencies, members of the United States Congress, and Fortune 100 companies on data analytics, data mapping, and best practices in information management and litigation readiness, and has twice appeared before the New York Supreme Court advising on best practices for the management of electronic discovery issues, and participated in similar trainings for the Massachusetts Supreme Court.  

Mr. Wuesthoff has participated in FRCP 26(f) Meet & Confers, advised on early strategies for collection and review of electronically stored information, and trained more than 3000 attorneys, paralegals and litigation support professionals from the Am Law 100 and Fortune 500. In addition to being a member of the Search & Retrieval Sciences Special Project Team of the Sedona Conference (WG1), he has served as a visiting lecturer at the College of William and Mary School of Law.