E-discovery Analysis: Brand New for 2015

For the debut of the e-discovery section of this edition, we single out 34 US lawyers noted for their expertise and experience in this area.

At Reed Smith, two practitioners are highly recommended for their e-discovery expertise. Practice group leader David Cohen heads the global records and e-discovery group and has served as special e-discovery counsel in numerous complex litigation matters. He also counsels clients on records management and litigation readiness issues. He is widely considered to be an “authority” on such matters. Anthony Diana has an active litigation practice and is especially well known for his handling of electronic discovery.

Two lawyers at Redgrave are also listed. Jonathan Redgrave has vast experience serving as national and coordinating counsel for clients in litigation regarding the development and defence of discovery and litigation strategies related to electronic discovery. He is joined by Kevin Brady, who is “exceptional” in this field of practice.

Ariana Tadler at Milberg is a “standout” in this sector. She receives praise for her “diligent manner” and “thoroughness”. She chairs the firm’s e-discovery practice group and is actively involved in the development of the law and best practices.

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz’s Maura Grossman specialises in assisting on legal, technical and strategic issues involving electronic discovery. She is “sensational” according to peers and is “a go-to” in the area.

Patrick Oot at Shook Hardy & Bacon has experience advising clients on responding to federal agency requests under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. Clients appreciate his “depth of knowledge and experience”.

DLA Piper’s Amor Esteban is based in the firm’s San Francisco office where he focuses on electronic data law and related litigation and government investigations.

John Rosenthal chairs Winston & Strawn’s e-discovery and information management practice and acts as national e-discovery counsel for several corporations.

Ralph Losey at Jackson Lewis serves as the firm’s national e-discovery counsel and uses his experience in electronic discovery and technology-related issues to assist clients. 

William Butterfield at Hausfeld is recommended for his “sensible approach” to electronic discovery. He is a “great problem solver”.

At Norton Rose Fulbright, David Kessler is co-head of the e-discovery and information governance practice. He assists clients in tactical e-discovery issues and also in portfolio management and data governance. His work has included establishing that opponents had fabricated e-mails and developing record management functions and litigation readiness protocols.

Littler Mendelson’s national e-discovery counsel Paul Weiner provides advice on electronic discovery matters and also handles court appearances addressing such matters. He is a “great strategist”. 

Wendy Butler Curtis is chair of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe’s e-discovery working group and she provides strategy in litigation matters. She helps clients on the deployment of policy, process and technology to reduce e-discovery cost and risk.

Martin Tully is co-chair of Akerman’s data law practice and is widely regarded for his “superior knowledge” of electronic discovery and information governance.

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