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E-discovery in United States

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton continues to win e-discovery mandates at the very top of the market, both in the US and throughout Europe. At the forefront of technological developments, the integrated global practice is noted for its effective use of artificial intelligence (AI), predictive coding and other advanced technologies. It is well versed in internal investigations, litigation, dealing with regulators and reviewing contracts in M&A matters. The team is headed by Washington DC-based Christian Mahoney and Natascha Gerlach in Brussels. Mahoney is recommended for defensible data retention, preservation, collection, review, and production processes for antitrust, securities enforcement, and litigation issues. Michael Bohner is a contact in the New York office’s litigation e-discovery group.

Practice head(s):

Christian Mahoney; Natascha Gerlach

Other key lawyers:

Michael Bohner; Leah Brannon; Nowell Bamberger

Work highlights

  • Advised a major technology client and obtained approval from the European Commission to employ a unique AI workflow; successfully built and implemented the methodology and trained both the client and the e-discovery technology provider.
  • Advised a major transportation company on a cross-border transaction, negotiating directly with the DOJ and Canadian authorities on behalf of Canadian co-counsel.
  • Advising a major automotive client, overseeing all aspects of the data protection compliance process for the US cases throughout every stage of the EDRM model in line with the GDPR.

Eversheds Sutherland

The e-discovery and information management team at Eversheds Sutherland has a strong reputation for providing large multinationals with dedicated litigation and IT support. No stranger to technological innovation, the team utilizes a proprietary legal-tech platform, the Spoliation Scientist, an AI-powered tool for analyzing spoliation cases. Practice head Robert Owen sits in the New York and Chicago offices, and is a veteran of the e-discovery arena with a nationwide client base. Washington DC-based Matt Gatewood focuses on cross-industry mandates and assists with risk mitigation, government investigations, cybersecurity breaches, multi-district class actions and employment issues. Also in Washington DC, Gregory Kaufman handles enforcement and litigation matters, with a focus on the energy and commodities sectors. New York-based Frank Nolan is recommended for commercial litigation.

Practice head(s):

Robert Owen

Other key lawyers:

Matt Gatewood; Gregory Kaufman; Frank Nolan

Testimonials

‘Robert Owen is a thought leader and excellent advocate in this space’.

Key clients

CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield

Oppenheimer & Co.

Work highlights

  • Advising CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield on responding to a data breach incident affecting more than one million individuals.
  • Representing Oppenheimer & Co. in a major, high-stakes litigation, as well as on a significant number of matters including a breach of contract action against one of Canada’s chartered banks.

King & Spalding LLP

The Atlanta-based trial and global disputes team at King & Spalding LLP is well regarded for its expertise in e-discovery matters and is particularly well known for representing multinational companies in crisis situations. The practice group continues to flourish under the leadership of Ronni Solomon, who has 25 years’ experience in litigation and serves as lead outside counsel for many of the firm’s top clients. Rose Jones is particularly experienced in cross-functional collaboration, advising businesses on information governance, data privacy and security, and discovery. John Tucker is director of e-discovery operations and is recommended for preservation and collection, and also discovery project planning and strategy. Los Angeles-based Michael Shortnacy handles complex litigation, civil and criminal investigations, and regulatory proceedings. Test

Practice head(s):

Ronni Solomon; Rose Jones; John Tucker

Other key lawyers:

Michael Shortnacy

Testimonials

‘They are practical and adapt well to the needs of the project or the case’.

‘Excellent communication and flexibility’.

‘Rose Jones’ knowledge of discovery is fantastic and the entire firm takes discovery law seriously’.

‘Rose Jones has the practical skills to effectively implement complex discovery engagements’.

‘K&S are proven thought leaders and innovators in the workflows necessary to efficiently implement large discovery engagements’.

‘Rose Jones is a pleasure to work with – immensely smart, kind, funny, and just a pleasure to be around’.

Key clients

United Parcel Service of America, Inc.

Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

Equifax Inc.

The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies

Work highlights

  • Handled discovery coordination in product liability litigation for Toyota Motor North America, and also in response to government investigations.
  • Advised United Parcel Service of America on e-Discovery issues for the past 12 years.
  • Advised on all e-discovery issues for Equifax in relation to a cybersecurity breach, which resulted multiple lawsuits and government investigations.

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

A pleasure to work with’ in the eyes of its clients, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP's e-discovery team has comprehensive expertise in trade secrets, evidence spoliation matters, document preservation, and data breaches and data privacy. Antitrust, fraud and merger due diligence are other key areas of focus. The practice group is well-versed in the use of e-discovery-related technology and utilizes technology assisted review (TAR) and relativity assisted review (RAR) in relation to electronic documentation. Practice head John Martin advises on high-stakes litigation, information management, and cybersecurity. Lucie Cohen acts for clients in complex litigation matters and government investigations. Heyward Bonyata handles both offensive and defensive discovery strategies. Julie Flaming has particular expertise in the medical and pharmaceutical sectors. All named practitioners are based in Columbia, South Carolina.

Practice head(s):

John Martin

Other key lawyers:

Lucile Cohen; Heyward Bonyata; Julie Flaming; Travis Bustamante

Testimonials

‘The e-discovery practice team is exceptional’.

‘The work product is excellent and the response time has exceeded my expectations’.

‘The practice is able to meet a range of needs, from document review and storage, to data rooms accessed by multiple parties’.

‘They have experience in multiple other disciplines, which I think helps with their current practice’. 

Key clients

Eli Lilly and Company

Sixteen Blue Cross Blue Shield Companies

J.M. Smith Corporation

Anthem, Inc.

Entergy Corp

Santee Cooper, a.k.a. South Carolina Public Service Authority

Elliott Davis LLC

Work highlights

  • Served as discovery counsel for Eli Lilly and Company in relation to Viagra and Cialis MDL Products liability litigation pertaining to alleged adverse events related to Viagra and Cialis.
  • Represented Santee Cooper in responding to subpoenas from federal regulators, defending multiple civil litigations, responding to federal third-party subpoenas, and before state regulatory and governmental bodies in relation to the decision to cease construction on a nuclear power plant which was funded in part by the client.
  • Serving as as discovery and review counsel to 16 Blue Cross Blue Shield defendants in a nationwide class action multi-district litigation involving antitrust allegations in the healthcare industry.

Redgrave LLP

Redgrave LLP is unique in that its sole focus is on information law, including e-discovery, information governance, and data privacy and cybersecurity. Under the leadership of e-discovery doyen Jonathan Redgrave, who is based in Virginia, the practice group acts for Fortune 100 companies worldwide, both in an advisory capacity and in high-stakes litigation. With offices across the US, the firm advises a broad range of high-profile clients in the healthcare, manufacturing, technology and transportation sectors, among others. Its core strengths include litigation and investigations, restructuring, and data analysis and review.

Practice head(s):

Jonathan Redgrave

Other key lawyers:

Christopher King; Mathea Bulander

Testimonials

‘For a long time, Redgrave was one of the few independent boutique firm focused on e-discovery and information governance’.

Key clients

Sutter Health

Volkswagen AG; Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.; Audi AG; and Audi of America, LLC (together, Volkswagen)

State Farm Mutual Insurance Company

DISH Network LLC

In re BCBS Antitrust Litigation (MDL 2406) (Clients include Highmark Health Services Inc., Health Care Service Corporation (“HCSC”), and Blue Shield of California)

McDermott International, Inc.

Norfolk Southern

Lawyers for Civil Justice

McDonald’s

Endo Pharmaceuticals

Work highlights

  • Serving as special discovery counsel for Sutter Health in high-stakes healthcare antitrust and pricing litigation in San Francisco Superior Court.
  • Representing Highmark Health Services, HCSC, and Blue Shield of California in a multibillion-dollar antitrust lawsuit in the Northern District of Alabama.
  • Representing Endo Pharmaceuticals in relation to certain discovery issues in Opioid-related litigation pending in state court in Tennessee.

Ropes & Gray LLP

Headed by Boston-based counsel Shannon Capone Kirk, Ropes & Gray LLP is at the forefront major e-discovery investigations, data breaches and class actions. It is well-placed to handle international mandates, thanks in part to its strong international network and multi-lingual attorneys. Particular areas of expertise include data intrusion issues, securities, litigation, antitrust, and FCPA matters. The group is adept at using TAR, but has also internally developed its own bifurcated time-based technology assisted investigative reviews (BAT) model, which assists companies in navigating e-discovery issues in a cost-effective manner. The team is often involved in large-scale litigation and investigations, and strategizes on litigation readiness programs. Capone Kirk was again named co-chair of Georgetown Law’s 2020 Advanced eDiscovery Institute and often acts as external e-discovery counsel to high-profile organizations.

Practice head(s):

Shannon Capone Kirk

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

The data and discovery strategies department at Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP draws on expertise from analysts, project managers, technology experts and attorneys to provide a holistic approach to e-discovery and information management. Patrick Oot jointly heads the practice group and is deeply experienced in pre-trial litigation and government investigations, often acting for large multinational corporations. Practice co-head Denise Talbert is based in Kansas City. Adam Shoshtari is recommended for discovery, records and information management, information protection and data privacy. Mark Cowing retired in January 2021. Named attorneys are based in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.

Practice head(s):

Patrick Oot; Denise Talbert

Other key lawyers:

Adam Shoshtari; Becky Schwartz

Key clients

Gilead Sciences

GlaxoSmithKline LLC

Bayer Corporation

Winston & Strawn LLP

Winston & Strawn LLP’s e-discovery and information governance team continues to perform at the top of the market, serving as national e-discovery counsel for a number of Fortune 500 companies. Its full-service offering covers all aspects of the electronic discover reference model (EDRM) in-house, utilising internal staff and its own platform. The practice is well-versed in complex class actions and multi-district litigation (MDL), as well as M&A-related e-discovery issues and consultation matters. The team is headed by ‘a leader in the field’, John Rosenthal, who is based in Washington DC, and is recommended for e-discovery, privacy, and data security matters. Houston-based Sheryl Falk is co-leader of the firm’s global privacy and data security practice, and is adept at handling regulatory and litigation issues arising out of data security incidents.

Practice head(s):

John Rosenthal

Other key lawyers:

Sheryl Falk; Steven Grimes; Christopher Costello; Matthew Poplawski

Testimonials

‘John Rosenthal is the leader and the real strength of Winston’s practice’.

‘John Rosenthal is active in e-discovery conferences and is considered a leader in the field’.

Key clients

Danfoss

GraniteOne Health

International Dehydrated Foods

Work highlights

  • Representing Danfoss in e-discovery matters relating to DOJ, European Commission, and other competition authorities’ review of the company’s $3.3bn acquisition of Eaton’s hydraulics business.
  • Providing e-discovery services to GraniteOne Health in connection with its merger with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and related merger reviews and challenges brought by the DOJ and FTC.
  • Provided e-discovery services for clients American Dehydrated Foods and International Dehydrated Foods in connection with the FTC’s review of their $900m, acquisition by Symrise AG.

DLA Piper LLP (US)

The e-discovery and information management team at DLA Piper LLP (US) comprises dedicated attorneys, litigation support professionals and certified information governance professionals. As part of its e-discovery service offering, the firm advises on a huge variety of litigation, non-dispute matters and information governance. The practice group is experienced in crafting defense discovery strategies in class action settings and regulatory investigations. Contacts in the team include counsels Jennifer Feldman, who is based in San Diego; Los Angeles-based Leeanne Mancari; and New York-based senior counsel Andrew Peck, a former magistrate judge for the Southern District of New York.

Practice head(s):

Jennifer Feldman; Leeanne Mancari; Andrew Peck

Testimonials

‘Judge Peck brings an excellent perspective to matters’. 

‘As a large, international firm, DLA brings a host of complex litigation experience from around the world to its discovery practice’.

‘Jennifer Feldman is a very good e-discovery practitioner who has a tremendous amount of practical, front line e-discovery experience’. 

‘Jennifer Feldman is particularly experience in government investigations and responding to massive document requests’.

‘The firm has a number of highly experienced and knowledgeable e-discovery practitioners including former Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck’.

‘Both Judge Peck and Leeanna Mancari are very experienced in handling a variety of e-discovery matters and they are also very innovative when it come to dispute resolution’. 

‘This team’s success is due to their knowledge and expertise of the technology available in terms of e-discovery’.

‘We always felt that we were in the right hands for the job’.

Key clients

Seth Rogers v. iTy Labs Corp., et al.

Echelon Capital, LLC., Robert Martin, David Martin and Kevin Blanchat

Dexcom

Global Blood Therapeutics Inc..

Zimmer Biomet

Prudential Insurance

Boeing

NIKE

Work highlights

  • Served as e-discovery expert witness particularly regarding proposed TAR (Technology Assisted Review) in several hearings before the court concerning a class action wrongful death for the crash of the Boeing 737 Max.
  • Retained by Zimmer’s merits counsel to be special e-discovery counsel in an MDL products liability case in the Southern District of New York.

K&L Gates

K&L Gates’ e-discovery analysis and technology group provides a full range of support in litigation, arbitration and investigation matters, with core strengths in litigation readiness counseling, pre-litigation support, and advocacy at trial. Often acting as national e-discovery counsel, the team is made up of seasoned litigators, who are well versed in large-scale commercial litigation and government investigations. The practice is headed by Pittsburgh-based Thomas Smith and Julie Anne Halter in Seattle, who is experienced in e-discovery cases involving IP, securities and banking, antitrust, products liability, real estate and employment litigation. Martha Dawson is another key contact in the Seattle office.

Practice head(s):

Julie Anne Halter; Thomas Smith

Other key lawyers:

Martha Dawson; Daniel Miller; Rachel Tausend

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is recognized in the e-discovery space for its experience of complex cross-border matters involving non-US data privacy and data localization issues. Information governance is a key area of focus for the firm; advice in this area includes risk management and pre-litigation and investigation support. Andrea D’Ambra and David Kessler  jointly head the team from New York. Kessler often acts as global discovery counsel for technology, finance, pharmaceutical and manufacturing businesses, and D’Ambra is a name to note for preservation and data management issues. In June 2020, Will Daugherty  joined from Baker & Hostetler LLP in Houston. Spencer Persson left for Davis Wright Tremaine LLP in March 2020, and in April 2020, Jeewon Jim Serrato left for Baker & Hostetler LLP.

Practice head(s):

Andrea D’Ambra; David Kessler

Other key lawyers:

Will Daugherty

Testimonials

‘Andrea D’Ambra stands out for her insightful advice and excellent analytical skills’.

Key clients

Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH

Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc.

SAP

GlaxoSmithKline

Gilead Sciences Inc.

Parmalat

USAA

Multinational pharmaceutical company

Abbott Laboratories

Work highlights

  • Providing strategic e-discovery and privacy advice to Gilead Sciences focusing on cross-border discovery, preservation and mobile devices.
  • Assisted Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH in complying with CCPA across its human and animal medicine business.
  • Acting as lead privacy counsel for Abbott Laboratories, which includes providing advice on CCPA, GDPR and HIPAA compliance.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP’s ‘top-notch’ team ‘blends deep subject matter expertise with practical day-to-day advice’. The practice group is deeply experienced in the establishment and enhancement of e-discovery programs, and acts as e-discovery liaison in large resource-heavy cases, including MDL. Washington DC-based practice head Wendy Butler Curtis counts Fortune 100 companies and major financial institutions among her clients, advising on the deployment of policy, process and technology to reduce e-discovery cost and risk. Based in Wheeling, West Virginia, Kelly Cullen is director of the firm’s global operations and innovation center and is experienced in complex litigation and transactional matters.

Practice head(s):

Wendy Butler Curtis

Other key lawyers:

Kelly Cullen; Jeffrey McKenna; Jeremiah Weasenforth

Testimonials

‘Orrick’s e-discovery practice is top-notch’. 

‘Their team is fully knowledgeable of the latest in the changes law and how to work with companies to stay in compliance’.

‘Wendy Curtis is one of the best e-discovery lawyers in the country’.

‘The Orrick team blends deep subject matter expertise with practical day-to-day advice’.

‘Above all else, they are invariably good, collaborative and team-oriented people’.

Reed Smith LLP

Reed Smith LLP’s records and e-discovery team ‘truly understands what a law department needs to do to be successful’. Recent developments for the team include the 2020 launch of its e-discovery app, which assists litigation professionals in the e-discovery community. The team advises clients on the implementation of information management policies and procedures, compliance and litigation readiness. Pittsburgh-based practice head David Cohen is rated for his ‘empathetic approach and ability to communicate with technical as well as legal teams’. Key figures in New York include Anthony Diana and Therese Craparo.

Practice head(s):

David Cohen

Other key lawyers:

Anthony Diana; Therese Craparo

Testimonials

‘Reed Smith’s e-discovery Practice truly understands what a law department needs to do to be successful’. 

‘They really have the perspective of the “voice of the customer”‘.

‘Very flexible billing models that facilitate both certainty and sufficiency’.

‘David Cohen provides an empathetic approach, ability to communicate with technical as well as legal teams’.

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Seyfarth Shaw LLP has a large dedicated e-discovery and information governance practice that combines the expertise of data scientists with that of experienced attorneys. In 2020, the practice group launched its Seyfarth Scout technology platform, which performs remote digital forensics, investigations, and e-discovery preservation. Leveraging a strong technical background, practice head Scott Carlson handles litigation and general advisory matters for a broad range of clients. Jay Carle, who jointly heads the practice, is recommended for data retention and management, privacy matters, data security, internal investigations and regulatory responses. Jason Priebe is experienced in GDPR and international data privacy compliance. All named attorneys are based in Chicago.

Practice head(s):

Scott Carlson; Jay Carle

Other key lawyers:

Jason Priebe

Testimonials

‘Adept at explaining the intricacies of artificial intelligence, organizing discovery in a targeted way and providing access to capable vendors to partner with on projects’.

‘Their technical experts work seamlessly with in-house IT specialists to provide soup to nuts support’.

Tadler Law LLP

Fully certified by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council, Tadler Law LLP is a women-owned and operated litigation boutique that has gone from strength to strength under the leadership of New York-based Ariana Tadler. The firm is known for its representation of plaintiffs in sprawling and complex class action litigation suits. Leading litigator Tadler is noted for her experience of class action-related developments, including data breaches, cyber and privacy, and e-discovery issues. San Francisco-based A.J. de Bartolomeo jointly heads the practice, and has over 30 years’ experience in litigation and regulatory risk; she also provides training on e-Discovery issues. In November 2019, Brian Morrison joined as partner in New York from Labaton Sucharow LLP, and in May 2020, Melissa Clark left for Fegan Scott.

Practice head(s):

Ariana Tadler; A.J. de Bartolomeo

Other key lawyers:

Brian Morrison

Testimonials

‘Ariana Tadler is a highly skilled and very experienced practitioner for plaintiffs in the area of e-discovery’.

‘Ariana Tadler is a skilled advocate but is also very good at mediating and crafting e-discovery solutions to resolve disputes.’ 

‘It is one of few high-powered women-owned firms’.

‘Ariana Tadler is a a skilled tactician and strategist’. 

‘Ariana Tadler is a smart, seasoned litigator who know how to get things done and has excellent relationships across the aisle with defense counsel at all the major firms’. 

‘Ariana Tadler is a real asset in a litigation’.

‘The firm is incredibly strong in how to deal with assembling, analyzing and generally dealing with electronic discovery.’

‘Ariana Tadler takes a very hands-on approach to all matters’.

Key clients

Hope Solo

Oriana Cyprus

J. B Hunt Transport Services, Inc.

Dechert LLP

Based in Philadelphia, Dechert LLP's strategic e-discovery and data management team sits within the firm's trial, investigations and securities group and boasts 24/7 availability for clients enmeshed in e-discovery emergencies. The team is well-versed in high-profile litigation and investigation matters, with a focus on antitrust, commercial disputes, criminal investigations, IP, international arbitration and mass torts. Practice head Ben Barnett is experienced in large multi-jurisdictional criminal investigations and is an accomplished trial attorney. Counsel Matt Tate is recommended for litigation matters and data privacy.

Practice head(s):

Ben Barnett

Other key lawyers:

Matt Tate

Testimonials

‘Ben Barnett’s practice is truly outstanding’.

‘Ben Barnett is a recognized industry expert and has defended us on many occasions’.

‘Ben Barnett takes the time and goes out of his way to understand the issues and to work collaboratively to come up with the best legal advice’.

‘Ben Barnett works extremely well with other law firms’.

Key clients

Airbus SE

GSK

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s ‘highly sophisticated team of e-discovery specialists is adept at dealing with emerging technologies many firms have not even encountered’. Bringing together expertise across its strong global office network, the firm is especially well placed to handle resource-heavy cross-border matters for international clients. Areas of strength include litigation, data-retention policies and data management, privacy and e-discovery strategies. The team is headed by James Mutchnik and Mark Premo-Hopkins in Chicago and Michelle Six in New York, the last of whom has been recommended by clients and peers for commercial litigation, product liability cases, antitrust matters and internal and government investigations.

Practice head(s):

James Mutchnik; Mark Premo-Hopkins; Michelle Six

Testimonials

‘If Kirkland is involved, it goes without saying that the clients are sophisticated and the stakes high’.

‘The differentiation Kirkland has employed at every level is unique and highly benefits the client’. 

‘While the e-discovery team is very integrated into the case teams, they have a separate set of expertise and spend their time focused on data issues’.

‘Michelle Six is a top-notch expert with a gentle approach, who can coax the most reluctant executive into feeling comfortable doing what the court requires’.

‘Kirkland respects the expertise of internal and external e-discovery experts and understands that e-discovery strategy is a critical component of litigation strategy’. 

‘Michelle Six provides a balanced, practical approach to e-discovery’.

‘Michelle Six understands client needs and does a good job of providing advice without placing too great of a burden on the in-house team’.

‘Michelle Six understands the complexities of e-discovery and is very competent’.

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown regularly handles e-discovery mandates for clients in the insurance and financial services, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and automotive manufacturing sectors. The team handles corporate and regulatory law, and has experience acting as e-discovery advisor to in-house counsel and to outside litigation counsel. The practice is also recommended for pre-litigation advice, electronic information risk management and the establishment of e-discovery processes. Washington DC-based Michael Lackey heads the practice and is noted for his experience of criminal and civil antitrust cases. Eric Evans in Palo Alto and Ethan Hastert in Chicago are also in practice leadership positions.

Practice head(s):

Eric Evans; Ethan Hastert; Michael Lackey

Other key lawyers:

Oral Pottinger

Testimonials

‘Eric Evans and the Mayer Brown team do an excellent job’. 

‘They take discovery law seriously and are excellent partners in cases and generally’. 

‘They are practical and adapt well to the needs of the project or the case’. 

‘Excellent communication and flexibility’.

‘They are on top of discovery law’.

‘Eric Evans is client-focused, responsive, and a great leader in the field’. 

Key clients

Google Inc.

American Insurance Association

Veolia S.A.

Spotify

Work highlights

  • Representing Veolia S.A. in scores of putative class action and individual cases in federal and state courts in Michigan in connection with the Flint water crisis.
  • Secured a victory for Google in a class action appeal relating to Google Ads.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP’s eData group comprises legal, technical, engineering, and design professionals to provide a holistic approach to e-discovery and information governance. Often acting for large multinational businesses, the firm is well versed in litigation, investigations and transactions. The team is headed in Philadelphia by Tess Blair and Scott Milner. Blair is regularly involved in big-ticket civil litigation and DOJ investigations, while Milner is recommended for e-discovery strategy and management, acting for clients based across the globe.

Practice head(s):

Tess Blair; Scott Milner

Testimonials

‘The firm has an abundance of talent that is very bright and kept up-to-date on emerging technologies’.

‘The firm combines an excellent e-discovery practice with a superb data privacy practice’.

‘The firm has a solid global reach’.

‘A tremendous go-to person at the firm is Scott Milner, who is an e-discovery expert with broad international experience’.

‘Scott Milner is very experienced in litigation’.

‘Scott Milner travels easily and knowledgeably in both the tech and legal worlds’.

Key clients

General Electric Company (GE)

Cigna Corporation

Capital One

SAP America Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advising General Electric Company (GE) on its entire legal hold process.
  • Counseling Cigna on all aspects of discovery across its entire litigation/investigation portfolio.
  • Advising Capital One on managing the discovery component of civil litigation and government investigations across the country.

Troutman Pepper

In July 2020, Troutman Sanders and Pepper Hamilton merged to form Troutman Pepper, which runs an e-discovery and data management group (eMerge) as a wholly-owned subsidiary. Managing director of eMerge Alison Grounds is based in Atlanta and heads a team of technologists and attorneys. Grounds combines deep experience in litigation and e-discovery to provide practical defense strategies to top international clients. The wider team is well versed in the technological aspects of a broad range of disputes, including business torts, product liability litigation, antitrust litigation, government investigations and class actions, among others. As part of its full-service offering, the group often acts as national coordinating counsel in large multi-district and multi-plaintiff cases.

Practice head(s):

Troutman Sanders

Key clients

Zurich NA

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Southern Company

UCB