Litigation 2017: E-discovery Analysis

In the second edition of our e-discovery chapter, 58 lawyers are recognised across the USA and Canada for their expertise in these matters including the identification, collation and analysis of electronic data for readying as evidence and developing strategies for companies and clients. 


REDGRAVE leads the pack with four listings this year.
Jonathan Redgrave is an esteemed figure in e-discovery and has depth of knowledge on cross-border recovery methods. One of his peers calls him “a leader of e-discovery for more than a decade”.
The “highly competent and knowledgeable” Kevin Brady is a leading authority on e-discovery issues and “has been in this market for a really long time”.

LITTLER MENDELSON achieves two listings.
Paul Weiner is a highly respected figure in the field and is well known for his exceptional expertise in the field.
Denise Backhouse has a depth of experience in cross-border e-discovery and data harvesting matters and is praised for her innovative ideas.

At SHOOK HARDY & BACON two leading lawyers are listed.
Patrick Oot is frequently called upon for his market knowledge and his leading counsel on matters of e-discovery.
John Barkett is recommended for his keen intellect and academic understanding of the field.

Two practitioners are listed at AKERMAN in Chicago.
Martin Tully is known for being steps ahead of his competitors and for his superb counsel drawn from decades of experience.
Jeffrey Sharer is recognised for his commercial acumen and his ability to provide solutions for clients and implement effective e-discovery procedures.

At EVERSHEDS SUTHERLAND, Robert Owen is praised as a well-regarded and highly skilled practitioner in the field, where he operates on a national scale.

Ariana Tadler at MILBERG in New York is recognised for her vast experience in the collection, transfer and analysis of data for national governments and commercial clients.    

David Kessler at NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT in New York one of the leading e-discovery practitioners in the USA. He receives plaudits for his dynamism and expertise.

Shannon Capone Kirk at ROPES & GRAY is one of the country’s foremost electronic discovery lawyers. She is recommended for her academic knowledge and her commercial acumen.

CROWELL & MORING sees Jeane Thomas recognised for her esteemed record handling e-discovery matters for both governments and commercial clients involved in high-stakes litigation.

John Rosenthal of WINSTON & STRAWN is a leader in the field with over 30 years of legal experience. He is well respected for his ability to synthesise his litigation knowledge with his knowledge of e-discovery.

ORRICK HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE’s Wendy Butler Curtis is recognised as a top name in strategic e-discovery relating to litigation matters. She has experience in numerous industry sectors including life sciences and finance.

MAURA GROSSMAN LAW’s Maura Grossman is frequently called upon by leading financial and corporate entities for her longstanding expertise in the field.

David Cohen of REED SMITH in Pittsburgh has over three decades of experience and is highly sought-after as special e-discovery counsel in complex litigation.

Ronni Solomon at KING & SPALDING in Atlanta is a top name in e-discovery and frequently represents clients in the negotiation of Electronically Stored Information protocols and document collection and review.


WORTZMANS founding partner Susan Wortzman in Toronto is a digital information guru and one of Canada’s leading authorities on the subject.

Anne Glover at BLAKE CASSELS & GRAYDON in Toronto is an expert in all aspects of e-discovery. One of her peers says of her, “She is my go-to Canadian. From my perspective, she has a uniquely good understanding of e-discovery and governance. She's great.”

CASSELS BROCK & BLACKWELL sees Marlon Hylton in Toronto recommended for his “creativity and entrepreneurial outlook”. He is a leader in the space and is often looked to for his superb counsel and knowledge.

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