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Global Guide

Litigation: E-Discovery — USA

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Norton Rose Fulbright

From the Chambers Global guide

Norton Rose Fulbright's David Kessler has attained a stellar reputation as one of the country's leading e-discovery experts, with sources describing him as an "extremely creative and very innovative thinker." His highly regarded practice focuses upon domestic and international e-discovery, data privacy and governance issues, with particular skills in IP litigation work. He serves as co-chair of the firm's e-discovery and information governance practice. He recently served as discovery counsel for Boehringer Ingelheim in antitrust litigation concerning the stroke drug Aggrenox.

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Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Robert Owen commands significant respect for his broad expertise and vast experience in electronic discovery work, attracting acclaim among clients for his "thoughtful and perceptive" approach, his ability to "bring new, fresh ideas to age-old problems" and his excellent credentials in technologically challenging matters. He is resident in the New York office of Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP and leads the e-discovery practice at the firm.

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Jonathan M. Redgrave

Redgrave LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Jonathan Redgrave of Redgrave LLP offers almost unparalleled authority and expertise across the e-discovery process, with clients describing him as "a real thought leader with his finger on the pulse." He provides extensive knowledge of litigation and advisory work for a range of multinational clients, including recent activity serving as discovery counsel for Volkswagen in its high-profile case concerning vehicular emissions. Clients note: "He operates at the cutting edge of the law and is a great resource for anyone who finds themselves in a thorny e-discovery situation."

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Winston & Strawn LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

John Rosenthal is a noted leader in the field, demonstrating highly prized strengths in cross-border discovery work, compliance and data security matters, alongside wider skills in commercial and antitrust litigation. Observers commend his ability to work with in-house counsel, praising his "grasp of corporate technology" and "understanding of what's necessary to succeed in today's e-discovery landscape." He chairs the e-discovery and information governance group at Winston & Strawn LLP.

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Milberg Tadler Phillips Grossman LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Millberg LLP's Ariana Tadler is hailed as a leading light in the plaintiffs' Bar for e-discovery work, with interviewees labelling her "a vigorous opponent and very effective advocate because she has credibility with judges." She is frequently called upon for high-stakes litigation matters, with recent experience in a range of data breach, consumer and securities disputes. Sources also indicate that "she is definitely a thought leader" who "understands the technical issues and the language involved" and is "a good statesman for the plaintiffs' Bar because she's respected by the defence Bar."

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Littler Mendelson, PC

From the Chambers Global guide

The "terrific" Paul Weiner is lauded as "a real voice of authority in the area" by fellow practitioners, with clients asserting that "he's as good as it gets in this space." Alongside a wealth of experience in labour and employment law, he draws from a distinguished litigation background to offer counsel on complex e-discovery issues. He is based in Littler Mendelson, PC's Philadelphia office.

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Tess Blair leads the e-data team at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and is frequently engaged as national discovery counsel by a broad range of corporate clients, who turn to her for information governance work and e-discovery matters. She comes highly recommended as a "fine lawyer" by fellow practitioners, while clients deem her "a true partner who just gets the challenges we face as a company."

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Redgrave LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Kevin Brady's "understanding of the technology" is commended by market sources, with peers recognising him as "one of the pre-eminent experts in this field." His practice incorporates records retention counselling, data security matters, and handling state and federal litigation work. He is of counsel to Redgrave LLP.

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Shannon Capone Kirk

Ropes & Gray LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Sources report that Shannon Capone Kirk is "a forceful advocate and fearless in expounding her positions," with clients praising her ability to "know when to fight and when to conciliate." She is regarded as a "thought leader" and "an expert" in a wide range of e-discovery matters, with particular expertise in Technology Assisted Review (TAR) work. She is counsel in Ropes & Gray LLP's Boston office.

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Wendy Butler Curtis

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Wendy Butler Curtis of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP offers "first-rate" expertise in e-discovery work for a range of multinational companies and financial institutions, alongside considerable abilities in advisory matters concerning data management, retention issues and developing in-house policy. She attracts repeated plaudits for her client-focused orientation, with commentators stating: "What makes her particularly special is that she can connect what's happening on the legal landscape with our corporate and institutional practices."

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Maura Grossman Law

From the Chambers Global guide

New York-based sole practitioner Maura Grossman is a recognised leader in TAR work, with sources revealing: "She's been a trailblazer and thought leader in the use of artificial intelligence in e-discovery." She is also frequently called upon to act as a special master, mediator and court-appointed expert, where she attracts praise for her "encyclopaedic knowledge of all aspects of e-discovery law."

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Mayer Brown LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Michael Lackey is highlighted as "a real standout" in the field, with interviewees noting his "masterful" client relationship skills in particular. Alongside his long-standing e-discovery expertise, his practice extends to a broad array of commercial and white-collar criminal litigation matters. He leads Mayer Brown LLP's global litigation and dispute resolution practice, and has recently acted for the American Insurance Association on all e-discovery matters relating to a number of lawsuits and subpoenas, ranging from asbestos claims to disputes over political contributions.

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Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Patrick Oot of Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP garners accolades for his "extraordinary" achievements in the field, with his practice benefiting substantially from prior e-discovery counsel positions at both Verizon and the SEC. Commentators label him a "long-time thought leader" in this space and call upon his e-discovery expertise in issues including commercial litigation, regulatory matters and antitrust.

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Crowell & Moring LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Crowell & Moring LLP's Jeane Thomas is hailed as a "truly outstanding" practitioner, demonstrating excellent strengths in information governance issues, civil litigation, and governmental investigations and enforcement work. Clients comment: "Her organisational capabilities, knowledge of the subject and communication were excellent." She has a long-standing association with client AT&T, which she recently assisted with e-discovery matters relating to its acquisition of DIRECTV.

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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Jason Baron draws upon extensive governmental experience, including roles at the Justice Department and National Archives & Records Administration, to offer clients a "great understanding of regulatory pressures and expectations for compliance that companies may face." He offers particular expertise in search methodology, with peers recognising him as "one of the leaders in bringing these processes into the legal context." He is of counsel at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP and is based in the firm's Washington, DC office.

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

The "exceptional" Scott Carlson practises from the Chicago headquarters of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. He calls upon a wealth of technological expertise to act on the full range of information governance and e-discovery matters. Sources indicate: "His focus on achieving the very best results for his clients combined with a complete mastery of information governance and electronic discovery makes him indispensable."

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Reed Smith LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Reed Smith LLP's David Cohen is noted for his long-standing position at the forefront of electronic discovery work, drawing upon his "cutting-edge" skills in litigation and information governance matters for multinational companies. Interviewees are quick to point him out as "very knowledgeable" and praise his "thorough and diligent" working manner.

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Reed Smith LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Anthony Diana of Reed Smith LLP frequently counsels a range of financial institutions on their e-discovery needs. He additionally represents a variety of healthcare, manufacturing and pharmaceutical clients in litigation and data governance work.

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O'Melveny & Myers LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

The "terrific" Jeffrey Fowler is resident in the Los Angeles office of O'Melveny & Myers LLP. He is especially well versed in issues pertaining to cybersecurity, information management and e-discovery, particularly in connection with litigation. Recent work includes serving as national e-discovery counsel for food company General Mills and healthcare insurance provider Humana.

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Covington & Burling LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients note that they turn to Edward Rippey of Covington & Burling LLP for his "strategic" approach and the "outstanding expertise he possesses in this area." He regularly assists clients in e-discovery issues occurring in litigation, and in preparing policies and strategies in anticipation of disputes, with particular proficiency in patent litigation. Commentators add: "He's very tuned in to client needs and works hard to understand what the client is experiencing."

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King & Spalding LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Atlanta-based Ronni Solomon of King & Spalding LLP has attained an "excellent reputation in the field," according to impressed fellow practitioners. Clients turn to her for a wide range of e-discovery work, including litigation preparedness, records retention matters and information governance projects. Recent activity includes serving as national e-discovery counsel to UPS.

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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

David Stanton's "strong technical expertise" and his "thoughtful and deliberate" approach to client issues is commended by interviewees, with sources revealing: "He's a pleasure to work with." His practice comprises data privacy, e-discovery and information governance work. He is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

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Benjamin R Barnett

Dechert LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Benjamin Barnett of Dechert LLP draws from well-honed trial court skills to offer expertise in a wide array of e-discovery issues, demonstrated by his role assisting Takata in litigation surrounding the recall of millions of defective vehicular airbags. Clients value his "leading" reputation in the industry, revealing that "he knows the law inside out."

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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Bennett Borden acts as chief data scientist at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, where he advises clients on data analytics, regulatory compliance and e-discovery strategy in major litigation matters. Interviewees commend him for "pushing the envelope" in this field, noting his strengths in "fusing data science to the law and utilising that in both compliance and litigation."

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Cowper Law

From the Chambers Global guide

Moze Cowper of litigation boutique Cowper Law calls upon extensive in-house corporate experience to advise clients on a range of complex litigation issues, with particular knowledge of issues faced by pharmaceutical and healthcare clients. Market commentators say that they consider him "about as skilled as they come."

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Christopher Q. King

Redgrave LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Christopher King of Redgrave LLP is well regarded for his "impartial and accurate advice" in areas that include litigation, investigations and cross-border data transfer matters. Sources report that he is "sensitive to client needs" and offer particular praise for his "first-rate responsiveness." His wider areas of strength include securities, consumer fraud and antitrust litigation.

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Actuate Law LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

Martin Tully assists clients in data security and wider electronic discovery matters, with experience arguing matters in court. Sources speak highly of his ability to "think creatively outside the box," deeming him "very knowledgeable, practical and a pleasure to work with." He is the founding partner of Actuate Law LLC.

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King & Spalding LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

"Legal scholar" Dan Willoughby is frequently engaged by leading corporate clients to handle the full gamut of e-discovery work, most recently acting for Toyota Motor Sales to assist with litigation surrounding unintended acceleration and wider product liability cases. He leads the discovery centre at King & Spalding LLP.

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Up and Coming

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Plaintiffs' lawyer Annika Martin is called a "young star to watch" by market commentators, who characterise her as "reasonable, thoughtful and talented." Her practice incorporates e-discovery work in environmental, mass tort and consumer protection cases. She is resident in the New York office of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP.

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Up and Coming

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Scott Milner of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is called upon by a range of international clients to handle the e-discovery aspects of litigation and advise on data governance work. Sources point out the "quality results" he secures, arguing: "He has such deep technical and legal knowledge that cases with him go much more smoothly."

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