Kayla Nelson

Senior Managing Director

Ankura Consulting Group

1220 19th Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036
Main: +1.202.797.1111
Mobile: +1.267.324.8159


BA, American Studies, Yale University


Certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS)


Women in eDiscovery, Association of eDiscovery Specialists

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Kayla Nelson is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura Consulting Group based in the Washington, DC office. She brings with her over a decade of experience in Information Governance and eDiscovery. She started her career overseeing complex eDiscovery matters and today enables companies to manage their data and gain insight into their information through implementing an Information Governance framework. Her experience designing and delivering Information Governance solutions spans Fortune 500 companies, as well as federal and state governments.  Her primary focus is coordinating with stakeholders to establish compliance for regulatory inquiries, prepare for litigation, conduct investigations, and proactively govern data.

Prior to joining Ankura, Ms. Nelson was a Senior Information Governance Architect at Veritas, where she designed technical solutions mapped to clients’ business initiatives. Before Symantec spun off Veritas, she was part of the eDiscovery professional services team.  During that time, Ms. Nelson implemented and delivered complex eDiscovery software and workflow designs for heavily regulated government and corporate clients.

Prior to joining Symantec, Ms. Nelson was a Senior Director at FTI Consulting.  During her time at FTI, she managed large-scale eDiscovery projects including Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, multiple product liability cases, and facilitated substantial compliance for second requests.

Ms. Nelson received her Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from Yale University in 2003. She is also a Certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS).

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