Requests for electronic data discovery have become commonplace as companies store more than 95% of their information electronically and wrestle with the advances in cloud computing. Today, eDiscovery is often the single most significant expense in large cases. By combining appropriate legal, technical, and project management resources, we help ensure that eDiscovery is planned and managed efficiently, in a way that protects our clients from the risk of discovery sanctions.
We work collaboratively with our clients during all phases of discovery, including eDiscovery planning, data collection, electronic review database design, electronic document review, and production of electronic documents.
Our team brings deep experience working with and advising Fortune 500 clients on the complexities surrounding electronic discovery. This experience includes case-specific representation on litigation- and investigation-related matters, including those involving civil and criminal litigation, internal investigations, government investigations, and white-collar defense.
In addition, we can also provide counsel, in conjunction with our network of local partners, on global issues involving electronically stored information and discovery outside of the United States.
Many law firms claim to have some level of electronic discovery and digital evidence capabilities, but few have a sophisticated understanding of the need for practical and sound advice in this sphere, or the ability to leverage the combination of law and technology to meet client needs. Similarly, many consulting firms offer services in this area, but few have experienced litigators fielding the questions, and none can offer attorney-client privileged advice.
We offer a wide range of legal consulting services that provide our clients with defensible processes for the implementation of the preservation, collection, and production obligations of electronically stored information.
Once a company suspects or has been notified of pending litigation, we work with clients to:
Once litigation has begun, and the discovery of electronic documents is required, we have the legal and technical resources to assist our clients throughout all phases of eDiscovery:
The AmLaw Litigation Daily | May 07, 2021
This article recognizes the full NP team that secured a major damages win on behalf of Takeda subsidiary Millennium Pharmaceuticals. Litigation Department vice chair and partner Ethan Trull and partner John Ruskusky, both of the Complex Commercial Disputes group in Chicago, led the damages trial team. The NP team also included partner Lisa Sullivan, associate Katie Burnett, e-discovery specialist Anders van Marter, and paralegal Donna Long, all of the Complex Commercial Disputes group in Chicago. In addition, Intellectual Property partner Mark FitzGerald and Complex Commercial Disputes associate Tarae Howell, both of the Boston office, played integral roles in the initial fraud win for Millennium in 2020.
Law360 | April 23, 2021
This article, covering the Delaware Chancery Court’ s $38.2 million damages judgment in favor of Takeda subsidiary Millennium Pharmaceuticals for its fraud claim against Harpoon Therapeutics, mentions Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partners Ethan Trull, John Ruskusky and Lisa Sullivan; associate Katie Burnett; senior e-discovery specialist Anders van Marter; and paralegal Donna Long for representing Millennium. Intellectual Property partner Mark FitzGerald, Complex Commercial Disputes associate Tarae Howell, and Intellectual Property patent specialist Angela Hafner, all in Boston, have also played integral roles in the matter.
Rochester Business Journal | October 03, 2018
Boston Complex Commercial Disputes partner Jon Sablone and Director of eDiscovery Services Michael Swiatocha are quoted extensively in this look at how law firms are using technology to stay ahead of the competition.