Diane Quick is a key name in the north American market when it comes to digital forensics expertise. She has over 15 years of experience with e-discovery matters, data analytics and legal technologies.
Diane Quick is a senior managing director at Ankura, based in New York. She has over 15 years of experience with eDiscovery enterprise management, data analytics, and legal technology. Diane has been responsible for the strategy, design, implementation, and enforcement of litigation matter management protocols. She is a trusted advisor to her clients, which include Amlaw 100 firms and Fortune 500 companies. She has experience in a wide range of litigation types in multiple sectors including financial services, construction, pharmaceutical, oil, and gas, and automotive.
Through hundreds of client engagements, Diane has a wide range of experience with disparate data types, modern and legacy IT systems, changing regulatory requirements, and the application of emerging industry technology solutions. She has also been responsible for engagements overseas in the European Union and Asia. Diane has led a global team of over 30 professionals responsible for over 500 active litigation matters for the largest multinational bank, and financial services company in America. She has been responsible for the strategy, design, implementation and enforcement of litigation matter management protocols.
Diane manages an active portfolio of 20 construction disputes, including three international litigation matters. She manages all outsourced e-discovery projects for a multinational construction, property and infrastructure company. Diane has gained expertise in unique construction-related document management systems and electronically stored information. She regularly negotiates document exchange protocols with opposing parties, and helps her clients save millions of dollars in attorney document review fees by deploying technology-assisted review workflows during the discovery process.
Diane was the principal individual responsible for all aspects of e-discovery service management for the largest multinational bank and financial services company in America. In her role she managed a team of global professionals, providing 24/7 discovery services to her client. Over four years she managed over 500 litigation matters, with approximately 100 concurrently active at any given time. Across all database matters, Diane and her team supported over 3,500 unique users, the intake of 160 TB of data and the hosting of a half-billion pages. She was responsible for all aspects of best practice advisement; protocol creation and enforcement; budget, SLA and deadline adherence; ensuring staffing levels; and implementation of new technology features.
Diane led a team of 15 professionals over two years in an ongoing multibillion-dollar suite of mortgage-backed securities (MBS) matters. Under her lead, the team managed the entire discovery review process, from document ingestion and review, through to production. This included the intake of over 25TB of data into a multi-matter review repository that housed over 150 unique matters. Globally, over 300 attorneys and reviewers were active daily in the repository. Diane led strategic data reuse initiatives, such as cross-matter privilege coding and “single survivor” deduplication, which saved the client time and money. She also championed the use of predictive coding to meet an aggressive deadline for a regulatory matter with over 6 million documents for production.
Diane led a global team in the US, the UK, and India in connection with six related interest-rate fraud investigations. She worked in conjunction with the processing team to devise a methodology to support proprietary Bloomberg and Reuters instant messaging data. She also coordinated the processing of trader audio data with phonetic indexing, which allowed attorneys to keyword search the audio data.
Diane devised security control protocols that allowed a client to control multiple areas of cost and risk. She designed and enforced an approval workflow to monitor and control document access for her client’s four managed review vendors and over 100 outside law firms. Diane also developed automated reporting that allowed her client to validate all user database access and review activity. In addition, she led an ambassador team that trained outside counsel on the client’s protocol requirements.