Leeanne Mancari > DLA Piper LLP (US) > Los Angeles (Century City), United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
2000 AVENUE OF THE STARS
SUITE 400 NORTH TOWER
LOS ANGELES, CA 90067-4704
United States

Work Department

eDiscovery and Information Management; Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations; Product Liability, Mass Torts and Product Stewardship; Commercial Contracts Disputes; Investigations; Cross-Border Litigation; Life Sciences; Healthcare

Position

Of Counsel; Co-Chair, eDiscovery and Information Management Platform

Career

Leeanne S. Mancari is a litigator and co-chair of the firm’s eDiscovery and Information Management Platform.

Leeanne manages all aspects of national and international discovery. She frequently serves as lead eDiscovery counsel on large-scale litigations, including multidistrict litigations. Her experience includes crafting and overseeing successful defense discovery strategy for matters with complex discovery issues. She frequently advises on discovery-related orders, drafts and argues discovery motions, and prepares and defends witnesses on eDiscovery-related topics. She formulates efficient and effective workflows for all phases of document collection, review and production, utilizing advanced technologies. Leeanne also advises on international data transfer issues. Further, Leeanne advises in pre-litigation and non-litigation settings related to information management, including preservation, records management, defensible deletion, risk assessments, and related policies and procedures. She regularly speaks on eDiscovery-related topics.

Leeanne’s background is in complex litigation representing companies in the life-sciences sector in mass torts litigation, commercial disputes and investigations.

Leeanne regularly participates in the firm’s recruiting efforts and is an active member of the firm’s Leadership Alliance for Women (LAW). Pro bono is part of Leeanne’s practice and she dedicates significant time to assisting people and communities in need.

Memberships

Steering Committee Member, The Sedona Conference, Working Group 6 (International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure); Member of The Sedona Conference, Working Group 1 (Electronic Document Retention and Production)

Education

J.D., Fordham University School of Law; B.A., George Washington University

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > E-discovery

The ‘deep bench of knowledgeable personnel’ that make up DLA Piper LLP (US)‘s discovery practice represent international companies from the technology, aviation, pharmaceutical and retail sectors in litigation proceedings, investigations and information management reviews. Led by Jennifer Feldman and Leeanne Mancari, who operate from San Diego and Los Angeles respectively; the team is comprised of lawyers, records and information management (RIM) professionals and litigation support analysts which enables it to assist with overall company strategy in addition to the legal issues. The group is also able to call upon the experience of senior counsel Andrew Peck in the New York office. Considered by many to be ‘a true thought leader in the space’, Peck, who formerly served as a United States Magistrate Judge in New York, is uniquely well positioned to advise clients on litigation strategy and discovery issues, including those with a cross-border element.