Electronic Discovery

Representative Experience

  • Serves as national eDiscovery counsel for large healthcare companies with respect to both civil litigation and governmental investigation matters.
  • Employed a sophisticated data relationship tool on behalf of a client to efficiently review and locate highly relevant documents from a million-page plus document production to aid in fast-paced discovery in a case where client faced budget constraints that prevented more comprehensive document review procedures.
  • Successfully advocated for e-discovery cost shifting and award of attorneys’ fees in opposition to burdensome third party discovery and forensic investigation in underlying breach of contract litigation, inducing settlement of the litigation.
  • Negotiated and implemented plans for the utilization of computer assisted review (i.e., “predictive coding”) to quickly and efficiently review millions of electronic documents and emails in response to Government subpoenas.
  • Consults with numerous clients on implementation of effective and defensible legal holds.
  • Regularly assists clients by drafting document retention, data management, and legal hold policies to proactively address the costs and risks associated with e-discovery.
  • Successfully obtained one of the first Orders from the Northern District of Georgia applying the "proportionality rule" to refuse opposing party's attempt to force the collection, review, and production of email from several of its senior executives.
  • Counseled international biomedical client on the appropriate handling of European data in connection with discovery demands in U.S. litigation, in light of EU privacy directives.
  • Successfully represented leading medical device company in federal court litigation involving claims for breach of an international distribution agreement, fraud, tortious interference, libel, and violations of the Lanham Act, Georgia’s Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act, Georgia Trade Secrets Act, and Georgia’s RICO Act. Managed numerous complex electronic discovery issues, including: collection of over 2.3 terabytes of electronic data from approximately 150 custodians; review and categorization of responsive documents by over thirty contract attorneys; and related obligations imposed by court-appointed Discovery Special Master. Secured multi-million dollar settlement for client.