Karen O. Hourigan

Karen O. Hourigan
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Who's Who Legal Litigation: e-Discovery Lawyers

Clients view Karen Hourigan as a trusted legal advisor who provides practical advice to an extensive range of companies supported by sound reasoning, an intimate knowledge of e-discovery best practices, and a deep understanding of each organisation’s business, culture, and legal and regulatory obligations.

Karen has nearly 20 years of experience focused on complex civil litigation, e-discovery issues, and information governance issues. Having focused her practice on information law for over a decade, Karen has deep knowledge and is well versed in the development of standards, best practices, and rules or standing orders in a variety of jurisdictions.

Karen has represented clients in a wide range of industries, including automotive, construction, consumer packaged goods, energy, financial services, food and beverage, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and technology. She assists her clients in designing and updating processes and policies for records and information management or information governance programmes; developing enterprise wide plans for preserving and collecting information in pre-litigation settings; defensibly disposing legacy and orphan data; and defending e-discovery practices when challenged in litigation.

She has been recognised by peers for her excellence, including receiving eDiscovery Attorney of the Year, Women in Law (2016, 2017), and The Expert Network Distinguished Lawyer Designation (2016).

Before joining Redgrave LLP, Karen was counsel at Redgrave Daley Ragan & Wagner LLP and an associate at Jones Day. She has served as a law clerk to the honorable Elizabeth D Laporte (US District Court for the Northern District of California) and the honorable David Warner Hagen (US District Court for the District of Nevada).

Karen is a member of The Sedona Conference® working group on electronic document retention and production (WG-1) and was a contributing editor to The Sedona Principles Addressing Electronic Document Production, second edition (June 2007). Karen is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and ARMA International, and she regularly presents at CLE programmes on issues and solutions related to e-discovery.

WWL says: Karen Hourigan is "a highly competent lawyer" with "longstanding experience" and a depth of expertise in complex litigation.

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