Firms To Watch: E-discovery

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.‘s e-discovery department, led by founder John Koss, has seen steady growth in the life sciences and healthcare sector.

E-discovery in United States

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton fields a large team of specialist partners working from multiple offices across the US and Europe, and works with the latest innovations in artificial intelligence, predictive coding, and other advanced technologies. The group offers expertise in all areas of discovery and data privacy, and has particular strength in antitrust matters, regularly handling high-stakes matters for major clients both domestically and overseas. Counsel Christian Mahoney, who leads the team from Washington DC, advises clients on antitrust, securities enforcement, and litigation matters, and is a regular speaker on information governance and the utilization of advanced technology. Managing discovery attorney Michael Bohner, based in New York, is praised for his ‘unparalleled understanding of artificial intelligence and advanced analytics applications in e-discovery.’ Bohner covers defensible data retention, preservation, collection, review, and production processes. Also key to the group is Delante Stevens, in DC, who is responsible for developing review plans with clients.

Practice head(s):

Christian Mahoney

Other key lawyers:

Michael Bohner; Delante Stevens


‘The technical knowledge of the Cleary discovery team is ahead of other firms. Cleary remains an early adopter of legaltech and their in-depth understanding of the underlying technology allows the team to come up with bespoke, cost efficient and timely solutions for their clients.’

‘Competence, responsiveness, collaborative spirit.’

‘The Cleary team are leading change in the way we conduct discovery in litigation across jurisdictions.’

Key clients

Fresenius Medical Care North America

Robert Bosch GmbH

Keurig Dr Pepper

Korean Airlines

Change Healthcare

Lighthouse Global

TPG Capital

Varsity Brands

Goldman Sachs

BNP Paribas

Work highlights

  • Represented Fresenius Medical Care North America in the three-way merger of its Fresenius Health Partners business with Cricket Health and InterWell Health.
  • Representing Bosch in investigations and multi-district civil litigations in the United States in connection with the large-scale emissions scandal prompted by admissions by Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche.
  • Defending Keurig in ongoing litigation in the Southern District of New York. Last year, two new opt out complaints were filed against Keurig in the Eastern District of New York, and subsequently transferred into the pending multidistrict litigation.

King & Spalding LLP

King & Spalding LLP‘s ‘premiere e-discovery practice’ has a history of more than 25 years of continuous operation, and offers comprehensive services to high profile domestic and multinational clients. The department has expertise in a broad range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, financial services, and technology, and fields a broad team of attorneys, project management professionals, and technologists, able to provide advice on high-stakes litigation, investigations, and crisis management. Well-respected name Ronni Solomon has been active in the e-discovery space since its inception, with almost three decades of litigation experience. Rose Jones, who has particular strength in acting for global clients, leads the team from Atlanta alongside John Tucker, who supervises the firm’s dedicated Discovery Center. Los-Angeles based Michael Shortnacy is a key contact for complex and crisis litigation, and covers civil and criminal investigations. Other core team members include counsel Tanya Canup, of Atlanta, whose practice focuses on information governance, as well as preservation and collection issues.

Practice head(s):

Rose Hunter Jones; John Tucker

Other key lawyers:

Michael Shortnacy; Tanya Canup; Ronni Solomon


King & Spalding has the premiere e-discovery practice in the nation, full stop. There is no comparison. They have bench strength beyond measure and a team of staff attorneys and specialized e-discovery experts that can handle any issue, no matter how complex or massive.’

Ronni Solomon leads the team with exceptional skill and is able to mobilize massive resources on the turn of a dime to execute any size collection, review, and production that is required by the case.’

Key clients

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (client since 2010)

Walmart Inc.

Walmart Inc. and Beech-Nut Nutrition Company

Work highlights

  • Handled discovery coordination in Toyota Motor North America, Inc.’s product liability litigation and responses to governmental investigations.
  • Advised United Parcel Service of America, Inc. on e-discovery issues for the past 14 years.
  • Handled all e-discovery issues for Equifax Inc. related to this cybersecurity breach in the over 240 multiple lawsuits and government investigations filed/served by the United States Congress, the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, the SEC, most state attorney generals and plaintiffs in consumer and securities class actions.

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP offers comprehensive coverage of the e-discovery practice area, with expertise extending from data collection to the courtroom. The team is praised for being ‘led by real litigators who know how to add value to the case‘, and has experience across a broad range of areas, including trade secrets, evidence spoliation issues, data privacy, and merger and contract disputes. John Martin, who has a background of high-stakes litigation, and a strong record of multi-district disputes and government investigations, leads the team, which is primarily based in Columbia, S.C. Core team members include Heyward Bonyata , who acts as discovery counsel for clients in multiple litigation proceedings, and Lucie Cohen  who has experience acting for clients facing interrelated litigation and government inquiries. Julie Flaming  is key for pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, product liability, and business litigation. Jarrett Coco, who is particularly active in the health insurance space, and the Charlotte, N.C.-based Travis Bustamante are prominent names at the more junior level.

Practice head(s):

John Martin

Other key lawyers:

Heyward Bonyata; Julie Flaming; Lucie Cohen; Travis Bustamante; Jarrett Coco


‘The team is led by real litigators who know how to add value to the case instead of simply accomplishing e-discovery tasks. They are an invaluable partner with specialized knowledge capable of protecting the client in discovery and, in most cases, use their e-discovery tools and insights to go on the offensive against the other parties in discovery.’

‘Travis Bustamante is a seasoned litigator who leverages his wealth of courtroom and deposition experience to solve complex e-discovery issues with a laser focus on the ultimate merits of the case.’

‘Nelson Mullins’s e-discovery practice group provides clear advice in a timely manner that accounts for both our legal and business needs. Nelson Mullins not only leverages technology to serve our legal needs but also works with our vendors to improve their technical services on our behalf.’

‘Partners John Martin, Heyward Bonyata, and Travis Bustamante are experts in the field of e-discovery. They communicate clearly, quickly, and professionally.’

Key clients

Eli Lilly and Company

Santee Cooper aka South Carolina Public Service Authority

16 Blue Cross Blue Shield Companies

Anthem, Inc. (now Elevance Health, Inc.)

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina

Under Armour, Inc.

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Florida Blue (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida)

Work highlights

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is a prominent firm in the e-discovery space, fielding a team of thought leaders practiced in innovative techniques. The group advises multinational clients from the technology, banking, and telecoms industries in information governance and litigation, with experience handling high-stakes domestic and international matters. Team lead Wendy Butler Curtis, based in Washington DC, works alongside IT professionals and risk managers to develop information practices in the face of mergers, acquisitions, and data transfers. Curtis is highly regarded for her work in product liability cases and class action litigation, with particular strength in the pharmaceutical industry. Jeffrey McKenna, in San Francisco, is a key name for complex discovery and privacy issues, particularly those involving cross-border and international elements. Based in the firm’s Wheeling WV office are senior e-discovery associate Logan Herlinger, who has particular strength in information governance matters, and senior e-discovery associate Kelly Cullen, whose practice covers all areas of discovery. Senior e-discovery attorney Alicia Hawley joined the DC office from Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP in May 2022, and brings more than 20 years’ experience in both routine and complex e-discovery matters.

Practice head(s):

Wendy Butler Curtis

Other key lawyers:

Jeffrey McKenna; Logan Herlinger; Kelly Cullen; Jeremiah Weasenforth; Alicia Hawley

Work highlights

Redgrave LLP

Specialist e-discovery firm Redgrave LLP is a ‘market leader‘ in the practice area, and is well regarded for its coverage of litigation and investigations, information governance and corporate transactions, and data privacy and cybersecurity matters. The group is active for major, multinational clients from a diverse range of industries, with experience acting across multiple jurisdictions. Name partner Jonathan Redgrave, based in Virginia, is regarded by peers as a thought leader and innovator in the field, and boasts a long history of developing practices of e-discovery and information governance. Gareth Evans, in Los Angeles, is frequently active in high-stakes litigation, and has acted for clients in the financial services, healthcare, and technology industries, among others. Christopher King, based in Chicago, has more than 30 years’ experience in the practice area, and is a key contact for information governance and overall discovery strategy for clients facing litigation. Also based in Chicago are Martin Tully and Erica Zolner, who joined the firm from Actuate Law and Kirkland & Ellis LLP respectively. Tully has a long history of commercial litigation, and co-leads the firm’s data privacy and cybersecurity practice group, while Zolner, whose areas of expertise include antitrust, trade secret, and mass tort, co-leads the litigation and investigations group. Counsel Eliza Davis, of Chicago, is noted.

Practice head(s):

Jonathan Redgrave

Other key lawyers:

Gareth Evans; Christopher King; Martin Tully; Erica Zolner; Rana Dawson; Eliza Davis


‘The firm’s sole focus on e-discovery, information governance, and privacy makes them a market leader. They are true thought leaders in the industry.’

‘The firm has the thought leaders in the e-discovery and privacy space. They provide cutting edge legal advice based on the latest technology and legal trends.’

Key clients

Sutter Health

Volkswagen AG

Endo Pharmaceuticals

DISH Network LLC

Highmark Health Services Inc.

Health Care Service Corporation

Blue Shield of California

Work highlights

  • Served as special discovery counsel for Sutter Health in high-stakes healthcare antitrust and pricing litigation in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California entitled Sidibe, et al. v. Sutter Health.
  • Providing ongoing advice on eDiscovery, information governance, and privacy issues for global automotive company Volkswagen AG.
  • Representing Highmark Health Services, HCSC, and Blue Shield of California in a multi-billion-dollar antitrust lawsuit in the Northern District of Alabama concerning putative provider and subscriber class actions against Blue Cross/Blue Shield Associates and Member entities.

Ropes & Gray LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP fields a long-established team with experience in the full spectrum of e-discovery matters. This includes class action suits, data breaches, data intrusion issues, and investigations, frequently with multi-jurisdictional elements, necessitating coordination of large and international teams. The group remains at the forefront of technological developments in the field, and has a strong record of managing all discovery aspects of complex litigation. Counsel Shannon Capone Kirk, based in Boston, leads the team; she has a background in complex commercial litigation, is well known as an e-discovery thought leader, and is active in emerging issues such as the regulatory risks of text and app-based messaging. Senior discovery attorney Martha Harrison, also based in Boston, has experience managing large document productions in civil and criminal actions, and advises clients on information governance and document retention policies. Based in the New York office are Emily Cobb, a senior discovery attorney with experience across numerous practice areas, and associate Xueguang Sun, who is primarily active in the firm’s government enforcement group.

Practice head(s):

Shannon Capone Kirk

Other key lawyers:

Emily Cobb; Martha Harrison; Xueguang (Chris) Sun


‘Shannon Capone Kirk is one of the three or four best ediscovery practitioners in the country, and leads a great department.’

Work highlights

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP aids major multinational clients in the full range of discovery and pre-litigation issues, and has a strong reputation in bet-the-company mass tort, multidistrict, and class action litigation. The firm’s large team of attorneys, analysts, project managers and technology experts positions the firm as a leader in both offensive and defensive discovery. Patrick Oot, based in Washington DC, co-leads the team alongside Denise Talbert, in Kansas City. Oot is highly experienced in pre-trial litigation and government investigations, and has led responses to demands by the SEC, DOJ, and state attorneys general offices. Talbert covers the full range of discovery matters, including preservation, organization, review, and production, with a history of supporting clients in a broad variety of industries. Also key are Jason Ward, who is experienced in coordinating large-scale document reviews and productions, information governance expert Jeremiah Winkler, and litigator Gabe Egli, whose practice is focused on product liability. Ward, Winkler, and Egli all work from the Kansas City office. Associate Adam Shoshtari, in DC, is a name to note.

Practice head(s):

Patrick Oot; Denise Talbert

Other key lawyers:

Jason Ward; Jeremiah Wikler; Gabe Egli; Adam Shoshtari


‘Shook’s eDiscovery is top notch. I would highly recommend them.’

‘Deep subject matter expertise, at the forefront of eDiscovery issues on all levels, familiarity with judges, magistrate judges, practitioners who specialize in the area, great responsiveness and overall just great people. Patrick Oot in particular is phenomenal.’

Key clients

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Bayer AG


Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.


The Prudential Insurance Company of America


Walmart Inc.

Southwest Airlines Co.


American Honda Motor Co.

Genentech Inc.

Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

Work highlights

Winston & Strawn LLP

Winston & Strawn LLP‘s experienced team of lawyers and technical staff represents clients in e-discovery, information governance and privacy matters. The department is highly active in litigation, and act as counsel at the state, federal, and international levels for a considerable number of market-leading clients. Team leader John Rosenthal, based in Washington DC, is well-regarded for his expertise in e-discovery, privacy, and data security. Rosenthal covers antitrust, commercial litigation, trade regulation and IP counselling matters. Houston-based Sheryl Falk focuses on data security, internal investigations, computer forensics, and trade secret litigation, and co-chairs the firm’s global privacy and data security practice. Also key are of counsel e-discovery attorney Matthew Poplawski, who is based in Chicago, and senior e-discovery attorney Jason Moore, in DC. Poplawski specializes in reducing recovery costs and risks through the design and implementation of e-discovery blueprints, while Moore advises clients on preservation obligations, analytic document review technologies, and discovery sanctions. Bobby Malhotra joined the Los Angeles office in November 2022 from Munger, Tolles & Olson, where he was co-leader of the information governance and e-discovery practice.

Practice head(s):

John J. Rosenthal

Other key lawyers:

Sheryl Falk; Jason Moore; Matthew Poplawski; Bobby Malhotra


‘One of the top tier firms for e-discovery.’

Work highlights

DLA Piper LLP (US)

DLA Piper LLP (US) represents a range of high profile domestic and multinational clients in litigation proceedings, investigations, and information management reviews.  The group incorporates lawyers, records and information management professionals, and litigation support analysts, and so is able to coordinate broad corporate policy in addition to litigation and legal matters. Co-leading are senior litigators Jennifer Feldman, based in San Diego, and Leeanne Mancari, who works from Los Angeles. Feldman practices in federal and state courts, and counsels clients on information management and governance policies outside the litigation context. Mancari, who has experience in all aspects of national and international discovery, is regularly active as lead e-discovery counsel on large-scale and multidistrict litigation. New York-based senior counsel Andrew Peck, who served as a United States Magistrate Judge in New York until 2018, is highly respected in the practice area, and advises on litigation strategy and discovery issues.

Practice head(s):

Jennifer Feldman; Leeanne Mancari; Andrew Peck


‘Well rounded practice with knowledge of the law and technology.’

‘Leeanne Mancari is a leader in the field. I have tremendous respect for her knowledge of the law in this area and advocacy skills in court.’

Key clients

Zimmer Biomet





Work highlights

  • Retained by Zimmer’s merits counsel to be special e-discovery counsel. The Court granted summary judgement for Zimmer in the first bellwether matter, and we were preparing for subsequent bellwethers, when we were able to tentatively settle all of the cases.
  • Defend Globant in breach of contract case involving computer systems. Judge Peck advised on discovery and strategic issues. The case settled.
  • Served as e-discovery expert witness, particularly regarding proposed TAR in several hearings before the court. The case is a class action wrongful death for the crash of the Boeing 737 Max.

K&L Gates

K&L Gates fields a cross-disciplinary team of lawyers and professionals with experience as e-discovery counsel for litigation, arbitration, and investigations. The department, which exists as a dedicated practice group within the firm, handles the management, review, and production of records, with expertise in litigation readiness, legal analysis, and pre-trial and trial support. Julie Anne Halter, based in Seattle, has experience at all stages of the e-discovery process, from identification and preservation, to review and production, and post litigation support. Halter co-leads the team alongside Thomas Smith, of Pittsburgh, who is a highly experienced litigator, and originally established the department in 2004. Daniel Miller, also in Pittsburgh, has experience advising clients regarding complex records preservation and collection issues, and acts across a range of industries and jurisdictions.

Practice head(s):

Julie Anne Halter; Thomas Smith

Other key lawyers:

Daniel Miller

Key clients

NEP Group, Inc.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP‘s ‘well-rounded practice group’ includes lawyers, legal design professionals and engineers, enabling the team to remain attuned to new technologies, while advising clients at every stage of discovery in the full range of controversies, investigations, and litigation. The group is active on behalf on prominent national and multinational clients, with experience managing disputes and data management policies at the international and global level. Practice group leader Tess Blair and deputy practice group leader Scott Milner head the group from Pennsylvania. Blair is a litigator with more than 20 years’ experience in the e-discovery space, who remains active as a thought leader. Milner, who has worked within the team since its launch in 2004, advises on discovery strategies and management plans in numerous industries and jurisdictions. Litigator Tara Lawler, also in Pennsylvania, regularly serves as lead discovery counsel for the team’s core clients.

Practice head(s):

Tess Blair

Other key lawyers:

Tara Lawler; Jennifer Williams; Scott Milner


‘MLB has built a very well-rounded practice group that can assist clients with as much or as little e-discovery as needed. They are very nimble and flexible, which makes them unique.’

‘The team, led by Tess Blair and Scott Milner, are clear industry thought leaders. I value their willingness to collaborate to create case-specific solutions and not try to “fit square pegs in round holes.”’

‘The biggest differentiator is the knowledge. This team does not just know discovery case law or legal best practices, they know the technical side.’

‘Scott Milner has been the main partner. He knows the space and understands the concerns of in-house counsel. Scott was available 24/7, responsive, and hit his timelines. Scott doesn’t over sell, but delivers results. I would recommend Scott to others.’

Key clients

General Electric Company (GE)

Merck & Co., Inc.

Work highlights

  • Handling General Electric’s entire internal legal hold management process, including all aspects of the legal hold process, including running GE’s legal hold technology platform and working side by side with GE’s legal department attorneys.
  • Serving as national discovery counsel for Cigna on all aspects of discovery across its entire litigation/investigation portfolio. Following Cigna’s merger with Express Scripts, our work has now expanded to counseling and serving as NDC to the combined Cigna/Express Scripts organization.
  • Acting as national discovery counsel for Capital One, representing the bank across all lines of business.

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright‘s experienced e-discovery department has particular strength in international and cross-border matters, with a record of acting worldwide on behalf of prominent multinational corporations in litigation and information governance matters. The group has further expertise in antitrust reviews, handling M&A, as well as regulatory investigations. The department is led from New York by David Kessler and Andrea D’Ambra, described by clients as ‘leaders in their field‘. Kessler, who heads the group globally, covers the full range of e-discovery and information governance matters, with further expertise in data privacy and cybersecurity issues. D’Ambra has particular strength in regulatory investigations, and counsels clients on preservation and data management issues. Senior associate Susana Medeiros, also in New York, is a key name, with experience in strategic e-discovery and data governance.

Practice head(s):

David Kessler; Andrea Laurie D’Ambra

Other key lawyers:

Susana Medeiros


‘What makes this practice unique is the level of eDiscovery, technology, cybersecurity, privacy and data protection acumen this team has on a partner level.’

‘Both Andrea D’Ambra and David Kessler are leaders in their field and distinguish themselves from competitors by marrying an academic understanding of up to date regulatory and case law trends with the practical experience of day to day case management.’

‘The eDiscovery practice at NRF is unique because the caliber of not only the attorneys but litigation support teams is unparalleled. Each member of the team offers a unique set of skills and expertise, which makes for a dynamic combination.’

‘David Kessler is knowledgeable on all things eDiscovery. He provides sound tactical evidence on data disposition and has provided litigation support on complex matters. Andrea D’Ambra is a practical thinker who keeps client’s interests in mind when she provides recommendations.’

Key clients

GlaxoSmithKline (“GSK”)


Jiffy Lube International, Inc.

Work highlights

Reed Smith LLP

Reed Smith LLP fields a team able to cover every phase of e-discovery, including preservation, collection, processing, as well as hosting, analytics, review, and production. The department includes both specialist attorneys and technical analysts, with experience in both litigation and information governance. Lead partner David Cohen, based in Pittsburgh, has more than 30 years’ experience as a commercial litigator, and is a noted thought leader in the e-discovery space. Anthony Diana and Therese Craparo, both of whom work from the New York office, are core team members. Diana has experience acting for major clients in a broad range of e-discovery and information governance matters, and handles both commercial litigation and internal and regulatory investigations. Craparo acts for major clients in a diverse set of sectors, including the financial services, industrial, technology and pharmaceutical industries. Counsel Kristen Coyle Pologruto, of Pittsburgh, is also key.

Practice head(s):

David Cohen

Other key lawyers:

Anthony Diana; Therese Craparo; Kristen Coyle Pologruto

Work highlights

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Seyfarth Shaw LLP‘s large team of dedicated, full-time e-discovery attorneys places key emphasis on technical expertise, with a reputation for remaining at the forefront of technological and legal developments. The department has particular strength in discovery issues related to labor litigation, and works closely alongside the firm’s market-leading employment practice. National chair Scott Carlson and deputy chair Jay Carle co-lead the group from Chicago. Carlson, who is the founder of the department, has particularly strong technical expertise, due to his prior experience as a software engineer, while Carle previously spent over a decade consulting in technology systems administration and security. Also in Chicago are Jason Priebe, who advises corporate clients on e-discovery preparedness, planning, and execution, and senior counsel Jaime Raba, a litigator with a history of working as a systems analyst and administrator. Kathleen McConnell, in San Francisco, is the lead name for data analytics in litigation.

Practice head(s):

Scott Carlson; Jay Carle

Other key lawyers:

Jason Priebe; Kathleen McConnell; Jaime Raba

Work highlights

Tadler Law LLP

Boutique plaintiff’s litigator Tadler Law LLP has seen rapid growth since its establishment in 2019, building a strong reputation for its work in high-profile class action matters, regularly taking leadership positions. The firm, which is Women’s Business Enterprise certified, is active on behalf of a range of prominent individuals and organizations, with a strong record of representing whistleblowers. The group is led by co-founding partners Ariana Tadler, a member of the New York office, and A.J. de Bartolomeo. Tadler has more than 30 years’ experience as a litigator, with particular expertise in business litigation, contract dispute resolution, and employment litigation. San Francisco-based de Bartolomeo has strength in prosecuting class actions, mass torts, and bankruptcy proceedings. Tony Kim, also based in New York, joined the firm in May 2022 after previously serving as an assistant district attorney for the Kings County district attorneys’ office.

Practice head(s):

Ariana Tadler; A.J. de Bartolomeo

Other key lawyers:

Tony Kim

Key clients

Hope Solo

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Represented multiple claimants in a class action relating to a data breach at Marriott International Inc.
  • Representing J.B. Hunt’s ’employee welfare benefit plan’ as defined under ERISA in a case alleging RICO and state law violations arising from the concealment of safety risks associated with the diabetes drug Avandia, against manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline.
  • Representing an individual in a class action against Bayer and Elanco for failing to disclose risks associated with the Seresto flea and tick collar.

Dechert LLP

Dechert LLP acts for domestic and international clients on all data and e-discovery issues associated with high-stakes disputes and corporate investigations. The group benefits from the firm’s international network of offices, allowing multinational support for clients. ‘Exceptional subject matter expert’ Ben Barnett leads the team from Philadelphia; he covers antitrust matters and product liability issues, and has particular expertise in complex simultaneous criminal and civil litigation. Counsel Matt Tate, also of Philadelphia, has experience in e-discovery, data management, and data privacy, and has almost 20 years’ experience in the practice area.

Practice head(s):

Ben Barnett

Other key lawyers:

Matthew Tate


‘Ben Barnett’s core team has provided exceptional service.’

‘Ben Barnett is an exceptional subject matter expert and always has the client’s best interest in mind. He has a unique ability to command respect and ensure that various stakeholders are operating together towards a common goal.’

Key clients

Huawei Technologies



Flo Health, Inc.

JUUL Labs, Inc.

Easy Healthcare Corp

Work highlights

  • Representing GSK as lead counsel in connection with MDL and state-court litigation alleging that heartburn medication Zantac causes cancer as a result of the formation of the chemical NDMA.
  • Respresenting Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries in a purported indirect purchaser class action related to the sale of samples of brand drug, Tracleer, to competing generic companies.
  • Representing Flo in eight class-actions in California, three class-actions in Canada, and one in Israel, in connection with it allegedly sharing user health-data.


Goodwin leverages knowledge of new e-discovery technologies and data analytics, including predictive coding, to effective develop case strategy and manage scope of discovery. The department covers a range of industries, including financial, technology, and real estate, though the pharmaceutical sector is a particularly key focus for the department, with major clients in this area including Teva Pharmaceuticals and Nimbus Therapeutics. Lead partner Michelle Treadwell Briggs, based in Boston, has experience in litigation and investigations involving complex contract disputes, class actions, and governmental antitrust reviews. Also working from Boston is senior attorney Danielle Panetta.

Practice head(s):

Michelle Treadwell Briggs; Deborah Birnbach; James McGarry

Other key lawyers:

Danielle Panetta

Key clients

Two Harbors Investment Corp.

Nimbus Therapeutics LLC


Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

High Liner Foods Incorporated

Weiner Ventures LLC

Independent Trustees of certain Eaton Vance Management closed-end funds

Citrix Systems, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Working collaboratively with Teva’s eDiscovery service provider to implement processes and protocols to be leveraged across all Teva matters.
  • Advised Two Harbors on developing and negotiating an eDiscovery response strategy, including negotiation of eDiscovery scope and use of email threading and Technology Assisted Review to reduce the amount of data reviewed in connection discovery, resulting in significant cost savings.
  • Advised venture capital firm DCM on creating a workflow for data collection from the client in the US, EU and China.

Husch Blackwell LLP

Husch Blackwell LLP‘s e-discovery team is highly active in litigation, with experience in a broad range of matters including IP disputes, breaches of contract, and class-action lawsuits. ‘All-star’ Tessa Jacob, based in Kansas City, has expertise managing e-discovery in active litigation, and provides the full range of discovery management to clients. Jacob co-leads the department alongside Steven Neeley, who works from Washington DC on litigation and arbitration related to government contracts, construction projects, and renewable energy. Taylor Concannon Hausmann, located in Kansas City, is also key.

Practice head(s):

Tessa Jacob; Steven Neeley

Other key lawyers:

Taylor Concannon Hausmann


‘Tessa Jacobs is an all-star. She gets brought in with normal lawyers that can’t understand ESI.’

‘They are trustworthy, honest, and find creative solutions.’

‘Tessa Jacobs is extremely knowledgeable, and is a thought leader through her participation in The Sedona Conference and the National eDiscovery Leadership Institue (NELI).’

Key clients


Provisur Technologies, Inc.


First Bank & Trust

Lindt & Sprungli Inc

Compass Minerals

Integra LifeSciences

Work highlights

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP's e-discovery practice assists clients facing complex cross-border litigation across the United States, Europe, and Asia, with experience in a range of industries including manufacturing, oil and gas, and technology. The firm offers experience in antitrust and regulatory responses, and handles high-volume and data intensive internal investigations, high-stakes commercial litigation, products liability cases, and government investigations.

Other key lawyers:

Vanessa Barsanti; Christopher Costello; Amber Whipkey; James H. Mutchnik; Mark Premo-Hopkins

Work highlights

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown provides e-discovery guidance to clients from a range of regulated industries, including the pharmaceutical, financial and insurance sectors. The group has experience in large scale international and cross-border matters, and acts on behalf of prominent clients such as Spotify. In addition to acting as counsel in disputes, the department provides information governance guidance and pre-litigation services, setting up consistent, repeatable and defensible discovery processes. The group is led by antitrust specialists Oral Pottinger and Michael Lackey, who are based in Washington DC, and Ethan Hastert, who works from the Chicago office, and has experience in commercial litigation and internal investigations.

Practice head(s):

Ethan Hastert; Oral Pottinger; Michael Lackey

Key clients

American Insurance Association

Veolia S.A.


Foster Farms

3M Company

Work highlights

  • Representing Veolia S.A. putative class action and individual cases in federal and state courts in Michigan in connection with the Flint Water Crisis.
  • Representing Foster Farms in several putative antitrust class actions. The complaints have been brought by a variety of potential classes alleging various conspiracies among poultry producers related to information exchanges, output restrictions, index manipulation, or price-fixing.
  • Acting as outside counsel to the American Insurance Association, coordinating and responding to third-party subpoenas they receive related to lawsuits involving their members.