Overview

Paul D. Weiner is a shareholder and serves as the firm’s National eDiscovery Counsel. 

eDiscovery is one of the most important and transformational legal developments in recent history, impacting every aspect of evidence in litigation and information management globally. The field has developed into a $200 billion a year industry, and only continues to grow as data volumes expand at an unprecedented pace, businesses and individuals move to a digital platform, new sources of technology emerge almost daily, and court rules and legal standards are amended to keep pace.

Industry-leading efforts from Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, are driven by Paul, a nationally recognized leader in the field.

Littler’s long-held dedication to innovation is exemplified in eDiscovery as the firm was one of the first in the United States to hire attorneys at the shareholder level dedicated exclusively to eDiscovery worldwide. Paul oversees a team comprising eDiscovery lawyers, litigation support project managers, developers, data analysts, and database administrators who provide targeted advice, strategy and hands-on litigation assistance to Littler case teams and clients. He also built and manages the Littler National Data Center, which handles electronic evidence processing and hosting activities, using best-of-breed technologies and quality assurance workflows.

Paul marries technology skills, litigation experience, and deep subject matter knowledge to provide focused guidance on eDiscovery matters. His involvement ranges from providing case and client-specific advice about meeting preservation obligations, to addressing initial "meet and confer" obligations, to handling court appearances that address eDiscovery matters, to taking and defending depositions of IT personnel and experts, to developing strategies for efficient and effective data harvesting, protection, review and production, to implementing cost-shifting and reduction strategies, with a particular emphasis on high-exposure Rule 23 class and FLSA § 216(b) collective actions.

Paul has lectured and published extensively on eDiscovery, and his work has served to educate lawyers, judges and business people about the field. His work was cited in the landmark opinion of Zubulake v. UBS Warburg LLC, credited for facilitating the dramatic growth of the eDiscovery industry and altering how companies store electronic information.

Paul is also well known for bringing cutting-edge solutions to both the technical and legal aspects of eDiscovery. One key trend, which he has helped lead through litigating cases and his scholarship, pertains to the growing availability of personal information through social media, mobile devices and other avenues – a development that has leveled the playing field between companies and individuals in what were previously viewed as “asymmetrical” discovery matters. No longer is most or all pertinent information in a case possessed by large employers, and Paul has worked to teach “eDiscovery is a two-way street,” including in a chapter he authored addressing those issues in the Federal Judges’ Guide to Discovery, published by the non-profit Electronic Discovery Institute®.

Paul is also the executive editor of a commentary by The Sedona Conference® designed to help resolve a disparity among circuits and bring a uniform, national standard to the issue of “possession, custody, or control” under discovery rules. The Sedona Conference is a non-profit research and educational institute dedicated to the advanced study of law and policy in the areas of antitrust law, complex litigation, and intellectual property rights; Paul serves on the Steering Committee of Working Group 1 of Sedona. The Commentary and its Principles provide practical, uniform, and defensible guidelines regarding when a litigant should be deemed to have “possession, custody, or control” of information subject to discovery. The guidelines also cover how new technologies, the proliferation of ESI, and increasingly complex business relationships aimed at the creation, use, transfer and storage of information, impact that analysis.

Paul also co-chairs the Advisory Board for the Georgetown Law Advanced eDiscovery Institute®.  Georgetown’s annual conference is universally recognized as the premier eDiscovery event of the year, and brings together the best thought leaders in eDiscovery, including members of the federal and state judiciary, in-house representatives from Fortune 500 corporations, lawyers from various U.S. governmental agencies, high-profile plaintiffs’ counsel, partners from various Am Law 100 firms, law professors, and legal technologists.

Based upon his innovative approaches to complex issues, Paul has been appointed as an eDiscovery Special Master for the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, as a Discovery Master for the Court of Common Pleas First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, and is on the inaugural roster of eDiscovery Special Masters for the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Paul is one of a select group of lawyers in the world ranked for eDiscovery by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers®, Chambers & Partners Global®, and Who’s Who Legal®: Litigation. He was also one of only 120 witnesses who testified before the Federal Rules Committee in support of the new Federal Rules of Civil Procedure addressing eDiscovery preservation and sanctions that became effective December 1, 2015.   

Besides his deep substantive knowledge in the constantly evolving field of eDiscovery, Paul has practical, hands-on experience that comes from litigating scores of cases in today’s digital age. Prior to joining Littler, Paul was a litigation partner at an Am Law 100 law firm, where he focused his practice on complex business litigation and served as trial counsel in jury and non-jury trials, and large commercial arbitrations. His trial experience enables him to bring a practical and cost-effective perspective to what can otherwise appear to be esoteric eDiscovery issues that can hijack a case, and to never lose sight that the goal of all discovery, including eDiscovery, is to win the case.

Paul is also a member of the Firm’s Innovation Counsel, which is tasked with reengineering the traditional practice of law to bring to clients cost-effective and forward-thinking solutions that employ leading-edge technology, project management skills and alternative pricing strategies. He also serves as the co-moderator of the General Session of Littler’s Annual Executive Employer® Conference.

Outside of his law practice, Paul is active in the community, the bar and pro bono organizations.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Fellow (Top 1% of lawyers admitted to practice in the U.S.)

American Bar Foundation

2016-present

Member, Board of Directors

Temple American Inn of Court

2005-present (additional roles include Counselor to the President 2013-2016; President 2011-2012; Vice President 2010-2011; Treasurer 2007-2010; Recorder 2005-2007)

Co-Chair, Advisory Board

Georgetown Law Advanced eDiscovery Institute®

2013-present (additional roles include Member, Advisory Board 2009-present; Planning Committee Co-Chair - various years)

Member, Steering Committee

Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG1)

The Sedona Conference®

2013-present

Member, Editorial Board

The Federal Judges' Guide to Discovery (Edition 2.0)

The Electronic Discovery Institute

Member, Board of Directors

Breastcancer.org

2012-2016

Guest Lecturer

Trial Advocacy and Integrated Advocacy Programs

Temple University Beasley School of Law

2008-present

Recognition

Named, America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Litigation: eDiscovery - Nationwide

Chambers USA

2012-2016

Named, World’s Leading Business Lawyers for Business

Litigation: eDiscovery

Chambers Global

2014-2016

Named, Litigation: eDiscovery

Who's Who Legal

2015 (Creation of inaugural category) - 2016

Named, Super Lawyer® - Labor and Employment

Pennsylvania

Super Lawyers

2010-2013

Named, Super Lawyer® - Commercial Litigation

Pennsylvania

Super Lawyers

2005

Named, Lawyers on the Fast Track®

Legal Intelligencer

2004

News, Analysis & Press

Commentary on Rule 34 and Rule 45 Possession, Custody, or Control

The Sedona Conference®

August 2016

Securing Protected Data in U.S. Legal Proceedings: Protective Orders

The Sedona Conference® International Programme on Cross-Border Discovery & Data Protection Laws

June 2016

In Employment Cases, eDiscovery is a Two-Way Street

The Federal Judges’ Guide to Discovery (Edition 2.0)

December 2015

The Big Move Toward Big Data in Employment

Littler Report

August 4, 2015

Commentary on Rule 34 and Rule 45 Possession, Custody, or Control (Public Comment Version)

The Sedona Conference®

April 15, 2015

Amended Rules of Civil Procedure Address eDiscovery Preservation and Sanctions, Among Other Areas

Corporate Law & Accountability Report, Bloomberg BNA

January 14, 2015

Amended Rules of Civil Procedure Address eDiscovery Preservation and Sanctions, Among Other Areas

Inside Counsel Magazine

November 14, 2014

Analysis paralysis

InsideCounsel

October 1, 2014

The Transformation of the Workplace Through Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Automation

Littler Report

February 13, 2014

An Opportunity to Give Back

The Bencher

American Inns of Court

September/October 2013

Anatomy of an Employment Class Action

The Sedona Conference® 7th Annual Getting Ahead of the Curve Program

7th Annual eDiscovery Program: Living on eDiscovery’s Cutting Edge - The Sedona Conference Institute

March 21, 2013

A Litigator's Guide to Social Media Discovery in Civil Actions

The Legal Intelligencer

January 29, 2013

Impatient Judges Push Lawyers to Dive Into eDiscovery

Law Technology News

December 7, 2012

The "Bring Your Own Device" to Work Movement

Littler Report

May 10, 2012

True Grit: Four Models to Rein in eDiscovery Costs

Law Technology News

January 30, 2012

Survey Predicts Big Revenue Spike for Litigation Support

LawTechnologyNews.com

January 30, 2012

It’s Time to Clarify via Amended Rules that Proportionality Must Apply to Preservation

A Legal Hold Pro™ Signature Paper

October 2011

Digging Out of the eDiscovery Morass One Idea at a Time

The Legal Intelligencer

September 15, 2011

Bridging the eDiscovery Gap Between Bench and Bar

NY Litigator

Vol. 16, No. 1

Summer 2011

Pension Committee Revisited: A Retrospective of the Impact of Judge Scheindlin's Influential Opinion

A Legal Hold Pro™ Signature Paper

February 2011

Who You Gonna Call

The American Lawyer

October 19, 2010

eDiscovery Best Practices: California Rule of Court Requires Advance Meeting and Planning

BNA Digital Discovery & E-Evidence

Vol. 10, No. 9

June 10, 2010

Education of Lawyers, IT and 'Digital Packrats' Urged to Reduce eDiscovery Costs

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

November 20, 2009

Toward More Effective Search Terms for eDiscovery

Employment Law360

July 29, 2009

Strategies for Managing eDiscovery in Smaller Cases

Employment Law360

July 1, 2009

Can eDiscovery Counsel Meet Client Needs?

The National Law Journal

October 14, 2008

Qualcomm v. Broadcom: Morgan Stanley Redux?

Employment & Labor Relations Law Newsletter

Section of Litigation - American Bar Association (ABA), Vol. 7, No. 1

Fall 2008

Law Firm Unveils In-House eDiscovery Services

Employment Law360

August 14, 2008

3 Ways to Prepare for eDiscovery

Employment Law360

August 6, 2008

eDiscovery Spurs Demand for Legal, IT Experts

Employment Law360

August 6, 2008

All eDiscovery, All the Time

The Philadelphia Business Journal

November 2007

Navigating the New eDiscovery Rules

ABA Section of Litigation, Tips from the Trenches Column

October 2007

eDiscovery Roundtable (transcript)

The Legal Intelligencer

April 11, 2007

US v. Stein: An Update

Civil Litigation Update

Vol. 12, No. 1, Pennsylvania Bar Association

Spring 2007

Navigating the New eDiscovery Rules

Litigation Journal

Section of Litigation - American Bar Association, Vol. 33, No. 2

Winter 2007

Failing to Produce e-Mails Could Cost Your Client ... One Billion Dollars! 10 Lessons Learned from an eDiscovery Sanction

Monograph

Spring 2006

US v. Stein: A Crack in the Armor of the United States Department of Justice's Thompson Memorandum

Civil Litigation Update

Pennsylvania Bar Association, Vol. 11, No. 4

Winter 2006

Drafting International Arbitration Clauses to Avoid Unnecessary Disputes and Confusion

Journal of Alternative Dispute Resolution - ICFAI

July 2005

Tips for Protecting Your Litigation Interests in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Contracts

Contract Manufacturing for Biopharmaceuticals Conference

May 2005

The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005: An Overview

Civil Litigation Update

Pennsylvania Bar Association, Vol. 10, No. 2

Spring 2005

Drafting International Arbitration Clauses to Avoid Unnecessary Disputes and Confusion

Mealey's International Arbitration Report

Vol. 19, No. 9

September 2004

Pitfalls In Drafting Arbitration Clauses: Tips For Avoiding Costly Disputes

Atlantic Coast In-House

Vol. 1, No. 3

April 2004

Swift Sanctions: An Analysis of Proposed New Rule of Civil Procedure 229.1

Civil Litigation Update

Vol. 9, No. 1

Winter 2004

Arbitration is Not Always Quick: In Complex Cases, Careful Thought is Needed Before Giving Up the Court Process

The National Law Journal

November 17, 2003

Digital Dangers: A Primer on Electronic Evidence In The Wake of Enron

Litigation Journal

Section of Litigation - American Bar Association (ABA), Vol. 30, No. 1

Fall 2003

Digital Dangers: A Primer on Electronic Evidence In The Wake of Enron

Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly

January 2003

Paying for Electronic Discovery: The Tables Are Beginning To Turn

Civil Litigation Update

Pennsylvania Bar Association, Vol. 7, No. 4

Fall 2002

Ten Ways to Contain the Cost of Electronic Discovery

Pennsylvania Law Weekly

September 30, 2002

Advancing Litigation Expenses for Corporate Officers and Directors Accused of Wrongdoing

Outside Counsel

Fall 2000

Books & Book Chapters

  • The Sedona Conference® Commentary on Rule 34 and Rule 45 Possession, Custody, or Control, Executive Editor and Working Group 1 Steering Committee Liaison, August 2016
  • In Employment Cases, eDiscovery is a Two-Way Street, The Federal Judges’ Guide to Discovery (Edition 2.0), Chapter 12, The Electronic Discovery Institute, December 2015
  • The Littler Report©: The Move Towards Big Data in Employment, Contributing Author (eDiscovery section), August 2015
  • The Sedona Conference® Commentary on Rule 34 and Rule 45 Possession, Custody, or Control, April 2015 Public Comment Version, Team Leader and Working Group 1 Steering Committee Liaison, April 15, 2015
  • The Littler Report: The Transformation of the Workplace Through Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Automation, Employment and Labor Law Issues, Solutions and the Legislative and Regulatory Response, Contributing Author, February 2014
  • The Littler Report: The “Bring Your Own Device to Work” Movement, Contributing Author, May 2012
  • The Littler Ten: Employment, Labor and Benefit Law Trends for Navigating the New Decade, Contributing Author, September 2010
  • Digital Dangers: A Primer On Electronic Evidence In The Wake of Enron, Co-Author, Litigation, The ABA Journal of the Section of Litigation, Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 24-30, Fall 2003
  • Failing to Produce e-mails Could Cost Your Client . . . One Billion Dollars! 10 Lessons Learned from an e-Discovery Sanction, Co-Author, Monograph, Spring 2006
  • eDiscovery for the 21st Century and Beyond, The ABA Judicial Division, Improvements in the Administration of Justice, Eighth Edition, Chapter submitted February 2015; publication pending

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, Technology 2020 and Case Study on “Possession, Custody, or Control”

3rd Annual Innovations in eDiscovery, New York, NY

September 28, 2016

Colloquium Co-Lead Moderator, Today’s General Counsel eDiscovery Institute for the Corporate Market

New York, NY

July 18 - 19, 2016

eDiscovery 2.0: Navigating the New eDiscovery Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

State Bar of Nevada, Labor & Employment Law Section, Lloyd George Federal Courthouse, Las Vegas, simulcast to Bruce Thompson Federal Courthouse, Reno

June 18, 2016

Co-Moderator, The Ever-Evolving Workplace: Practical Strategies for Addressing Future and Current Employment Law Challenges

The 2016 Executive Employer® Conference, Phoenix, AZ

May 5, 2016

Panelist, Navigating the New Rules

Innovations in eDiscovery Conference, New York, NY

December 9, 2015

Panelist, eDiscovery 2020

12th Annual Georgetown Law Advanced eDiscovery Institute, Washington, D.C.

November 19, 2015

Panelist, Preservation and the Evolving IT Landscape

The 4th Annual Conference on Preservation Excellence, Portland, OR

September 18, 2015

Moderator, The Essential Preservation Plan

The 4th Annual Conference on Preservation Excellence, Portland, OR

September 17, 2015

Presenter, eDiscovery 2.0

2015 Houston Employer Conference, Houston, TX

August 13, 2015

Colloquium Co-Lead Moderator, eDiscovery Institute for the Corporate Market

Today's General Counsel, New York, NY

July 20-21, 2015

The Road to Workplace 2020: Lessons from the Past, Current Developments and Future Trends

The 2015 Executive Employer® Conference, Phoenix, AZ

May 7, 2015

Digital Dangers: eDiscovery in the 21st Century

Commercial Litigation Institute - Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, PA

March 18, 2015

Colloquium Co-Lead Moderator, eDiscovery Institute for the Corporate Market

Today’s General Counsel, New York, NY

July 16-17, 2014

Right-Sizing Your Process: eDiscovery on a Limited Budget

eDiscovery Series - The Federal Bar Association, Western Pennsylvania Chapter, Pittsburgh, PA

May 29, 2014

Dealing with Difficult Data: a Look at Preserving and Producing Increasingly Common but Challenging Data Sources

8th Annual National Institute on eDiscovery, Center for Professional Development and the Section of Litigation - American Bar Association, New York, NY

May 16, 2014

Ethical Issues for In House Counsel

The 2014 Executive Employer® Conference, Phoenix, AZ

May 9, 2014

Employee Privacy in the Age of Big Brother Technology

The 2014 Executive Employer® Conference, Phoenix, AZ

May 8, 2014

Possession, Custody and Control in Cross-Border Discovery

The Sedona Conference® Program on Cross-Border Discovery, San Francisco, CA

April 9, 2014

The Snowden Effect

The Sedona Conference® Program on Cross-Border Discovery, San Francisco, CA

April 9, 2014

21st Century Challenges to the Open Court Principle in the U.S. and the UK

Temple American Inn of Court and The Bar Council, London, England

April 2, 2014

Social Media for Litigators: Admissibility, Preservation and the Latest Judicial Developments

American Law Institute, Philadelphia, PA

December 5, 2013

Right-Sizing Your Process: eDiscovery on a Limited Budget

10th Annual Georgetown Law Advanced eDiscovery Institute, Washington DC

November 21, 2013

eDiscovery Jeopardy

Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, PA

November 11, 2013

BYOD, Social Media and Privilege

eDiscovery Advocacy Institute, New York, NY

October 1, 2013

Colloquium Co-Lead Moderator, eDiscovery Institute for the Corporate Market

Today’s General Counsel, New York, NY

July 17-18, 2013

Managing Privacy, Mitigating Risks: Social Media, BYOD, Cloud Computing

2013 Conference - eDiscovery Intelligence, Pittsburgh, PA

May 21-22, 2013

Friendly Fire at the Bar: A Debate on Predictive Coding Debate

2013 Conference - eDiscovery Intelligence, Pittsburgh, PA

May 21-22, 2013

Case Law Update

New York Conference on Preservation Excellence, New York, NY

April 30, 2013

Fostering a Culture of Compliance

New York Conference on Preservation Excellence, New York, NY

April 30, 2013

Preserving Wild Data/Emerging Data Sources

New York Conference on Preservation Excellence, New York, NY

April 30, 2013

Possession, Custody & Control

2013 Mid-Year Meeting, Working Group on Electronic Document Retention & Production - The Sedona Conference®, St. Louis, MO

April 26, 2013

Compliance and Liability Prevention Fundamentals: Employee Handbooks, Policies, Background Checks, Drug Testing and Data Protection

The Global Employer® – Latin America Conference, Miami, FL

February 22, 2013

Preparing to Depose an IT Custodian

9th Annual Georgetown Law Advanced eDiscovery Institute, Washington, DC

December 7, 2012

The 2012 eDiscovery Briefing

Huron Legal Institute, Philadelphia, PA

November 15, 2012

Sustainable Innovations for a Changing Global Workforce

Global Employer® Institute, Washington D.C.

November 8, 2012

Recognizing the Triggering Event

2012 Conference on Preservation Excellence, Portland, OR

September 27-28, 2012

When Preservation is a Real Challenge

2012 Conference on Preservation Excellence, Portland, OR

September 27-28, 2012

Where Do We Go From Here

2012 Conference on Preservation Excellence, Portland, OR

September 27-28, 2012

eDiscovery 2.0: Top Tips and Trends

Association of Corporate Counsel, Nevada Chapter, Las Vegas, NV

September 25, 2012

The New Amendments to the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure on eDiscovery (effective August 1, 2012) … Are You Ready?

Pennsylvania Bar Institute Webinar

August 8, 2012

Resources and Tips for Staying Current

eDiscovery for the Corporate Market - Executive Counsel Institute, New York, NY

July 17, 2012

Dealing with Challenges of Legal Holds: Pension Committee, Rimkus, Pippins & Progeny

eDiscovery for the Corporate Market - Executive Counsel Institute, New York, NY

July 16, 2012

The Importance of Day-to-Day Processes, Management Skills, Swimming Upstream: Information Management and Governance

eDiscovery for the Corporate Market - Executive Counsel Institute, New York, NY

July 16, 2012

Making the Business Case for Information Governance

Nuix Leadership Forum, Palm Beach, FL

June 18, 2012

eDiscovery Jeopardy

Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, PA

May 11, 2012

Ethical Minefields and eDiscovery – A Perfect Match

The 2012 Executive Employer® Conference, Scottsdale, AZ

May 10, 2012

Addressing Retaliation and Whistleblowing

The 2012 Executive Employer® Conference, Scottsdale, AZ

May 9, 2012

Possession, Custody & Control in Today’s Brave New World

2012 Mid-Year Meeting, Electronic Document Retention & Production Working Group - The Sedona Conference®, Denver, CO

April 27, 2012

The Nuts and Bolts of Getting it Done, including the Emergence of “The Cloud” as a Repository, SaaS, Vendor Responsibilities and More

LegalTech®, New York, NY

January 31, 2012

Social Media Roundtable

15th Annual Electronic Discovery and Records Retention Conference - Thompson Reuters, San Francisco, CA

December 7, 2011

eDiscovery Leadership Breakfast Series

Cowen Group, Philadelphia, PA

December 1, 2011

Future of the Rules/New Developments

8th Annual Georgetown Law Advanced eDiscovery Institute, Washington, DC

November 19, 2011

Social Media Roundtable

15th Annual Electronic Discovery and Records Retention Conference - Thompson Reuters, New York, NY

November 10, 2011

Risk Management (eDiscovery Department Leader Track)

Georgetown Law eDiscovery Practice Support Program, Washington, DC

November 4, 2011

A Federal Rule on Preservation & Sanctions: Exploring the Alternatives

2011 Annual Meeting, Electronic Document Retention & Production Working Group - The Sedona Conference®, Austin, TX

October 6, 2011

Preservation: Will this be the Next Change to the Federal Rules

Masters Conference for Legal Professionals, Washington, D.C.

October 3, 2011

Effective Cost and Risk Containment Steps to Achieve Proportionality

eDiscovery for the Corporate Market - Executive Counsel Institute, Houston, TX

September 23, 2011

Data Assessment from Beginning to End: Tools, Tricks and Traps

eDiscovery for the Corporate Market - Executive Counsel Institute, Houston, TX

September 22, 2011

Technology Issues in the Employment Context

Electronic Discovery Institute, Leadership Summit, Amelia Island, FL

September 7, 2011

eDiscovery in Employment Litigation

Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, PA

August 31, 2011

Data Assessment from Beginning to End: Tools, Tricks and Traps

eDiscovery for the Corporate Market - Executive Counsel Institute, New York, NY

July 13, 2011

Effective Cost and Risk Containment Steps to Achieve Proportionality

eDiscovery for the Corporate Market, Executive Counsel Institute, New York, NY

July 12, 2011

Ethical Challenges in the New World of eDiscovery

National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law, Labor and Employment Law Section - American Bar Association, New Orleans, LA

April 9, 2011

The eDiscovery Forecast: Partly Cloudy with a New Technology Front, Large Accumulations of Data, and a Chance of Sanctions

The 2011 Executive Employer® Conference, Phoenix, AZ

April 7, 2011

Pension Committee Revisited: Where Do We Go From Here?

A Legal Hold Pro™ Signature Webinar

March 22, 2011

Gestire il diluvio di dati: Stati Uniti eDiscovery nel 21° secolo (Managing the Data Deluge: U.S. eDiscovery in the 21st Century)

La Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome, Italy

March 8, 2011

eDiscovery Issues in Wage and Hour Litigation, Parts I - III

BNA Video Insights Series - BNA Labor and Employment Resource Center™

March 7, 2011

eDiscovery and Data Privacy

Emerging Trends in Cyber Privacy Symposium, Temple University Beasley School of Law

February 5, 2011

Bridging the eDiscovery Gap Between Bench and Bar

Annual Meeting, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section - New York State Bar Association, New York, NY

January 26, 2011

Litigation Holds 2010 - What Has Changed, What Has Stayed The Same?

14th Annual Electronic Discovery and Records Retention Conference - Thompson Reuters, New York / Chicago / San Francisco

October/November/December 2010

The Client Speaks - Pressure Points Between In-House and Outside Counsel, A Candid Dialogue

14th Annual Electronic Discovery and Records Retention Conference - Thompson Reuters, New York / Chicago / San Francisco

October/November/December 2010

Practical Answers to the Most Current and Common eDiscovery Questions

eDiscovery Series - Federal Bar Association, Western Pennsylvania Chapter, Pittsburgh, PA

December 9, 2010

2010: A Sanctions Odyssey

7th Annual Georgetown Law Advanced eDiscovery Institute, Washington, DC

November 19, 2010

eDiscovery Team Building: Do You Need National eDiscovery Counsel

Masters Conference, Washington, D.C.

October 4, 2010

Real ECA and Risk Analysis

eDiscovery for the Corporate Market - Executive Counsel Institute, New York, NY

July 13, 2010

Effective Cost and Risk Containment Steps

eDiscovery for the Corporate Market - Executive Counsel Institute, New York, NY

July 12, 2010

Zubulake Revisited: The Impact of the Pension Committee Decision on Data Preservation, Collection, Review and Production

Washington, D.C.

June 2, 2010

The Future of Employment Law Class Actions

The 2010 Executive Employer® Conference, Phoenix, AZ

April 9, 2010

How Corporations Can Operate Most Effectively with Outside Counsel

LegalTech® XXIX, New York, NY

February 2, 2010

Achieving a Cost-Efficient, Defensible Document Review

LegalTech® XXIX, New York, NY

February 2, 2010

Data Retention Plans and Early Case Assessment Technology – Moving Towards a More Effective System In-House

LegalTech® XXIX, New York, NY

February 1, 2010

eDiscovery and EPLI: Overcoming the Challenges Associated with the Preservation and Production of Electronically Stored Information and Incorporating eDiscovery into EPLI Cases

15th Annual Conference on Employment Practices Liability Insurance - American Conference Institute, New York, NY

January 26, 2010

Retrospective Analysis of Critical Cases and How to Manage Your Risk

13th Annual Electronic Discovery and Records Retention Conference - Thompson Reuters, New York / Chicago / San Francisco

October/November/December 2009

How Much Horsepower Do You Really Need? Proportionality Wins the Race

13th Annual Electronic Discovery and Records Retention Conference - Thompson Reuters, New York / Chicago / San Francisco

October/November/December 2009

eDiscovery Roundtable

American Lawyer Media

November 16, 2009

Controlling eDiscovery Costs in Smaller Stakes Litigation

6th Annual Georgetown Law Advanced eDiscovery Institute, Washington, DC

November 12, 2009

eDiscovery in Employment Litigation: Best Practices to Avoid Sanctions and Penalties

National Teleconference - Strafford Publications

October 13, 2009

Managing the Data Deluge: eDiscovery Issues in Labor Class Actions

Employment Class Actions Conference - Law Seminars International, San Francisco, CA

July 28, 2009

Digital Dangers: Recent Developments and Trends

The Boston Employer Conference, Dedham, MA

June 24, 2009

eDiscovery and Privacy: How Domestic and Global Employers Can Manage the Ultimate 'Catch 22,'

Practical Privacy Series - International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Santa Clara, CA

June 18, 2009

Preventing Your Intellectual Property from RIFfing out the Door

Association of Corporate Counsel, DELVACCA Chapter, Philadelphia, PA

May 15, 2009

Cost Containment in the New, Billion Dollar World of eDiscovery

The 2009 Executive Employer® Conference, Phoenix, AZ

April 24, 2009

Digital Dangers: Recent eDiscovery Developments and Trends

Portland Open House

Littler Mendelson, Portland, OR

February 20, 2009

eDiscovery in Employment Litigation: Best Practices to Avoid Sanctions and Penalties

National Teleconference - Strafford Publications

February 18, 2009

Identifying and Working with Special Masters, Neutral Experts and Expert Witnesses

12th Annual Electronic Discovery and Records Retention Conference - West Legalworks, New York and San Francisco

October and December 2008

eDiscovery From the Corporate Side: Challenges and Solutions

5th Annual Georgetown Law Advanced eDiscovery Institute, Arlington, VA

November 19, 2008

Digital Dangers: Recent Developments and Trends

The Ohio Employer Conference, Cleveland, OH

October 30, 2008

Cross-Border Data Transfer: An International 'Catch 22'

Global Employer® Institute, Washington, D.C.

October 25, 2008

eDiscovery in Employment Litigation: Best Practices to Avoid Sanctions and Penalties

National Teleconference - Strafford Publications

July 29, 2008

Digital Dangers: Recent Developments and Trends

Littler Briefing, Las Vegas, NV

May 14, 2008

Complying with Your eDiscovery Requests: Tips to Make Your Life Easier

14th Annual Employment Law Institute - Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, PA

April 18, 2008

Digital Discovery Dangers: The e-Trail from the Boardroom to the Courtroom

The 2008 Executive Employer® Conference, Phoenix, AZ

April 11, 2008

EEOC Class Actions - A Developing Trend

The 2008 Executive Employer® Conference, Phoenix, AZ

April 10, 2008

Current Trends in U.S. and European eDiscovery

2008 Privacy Summit - International Association of Privacy Professionals, Washington D.C.

March 28, 2008

The eDiscovery Battleground

Class Action Summit - Littler Mendelson, Laguna Beach, CA

March 6, 2008

Views From The Top - eDiscovery

CIO Forum Annual Conference - Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Orlando, FL

February 26, 2008

Emerging Technology Trends - Advanced Analytics and Linguistic Technologies

LegalTech®, New York, NY

February 6, 2008

eDiscovery in Employment Litigation: Best Practices to Avoid Sanctions and Penalties

National Teleconference - Strafford Publications

January 31, 2008

Processing: Identifying Variables, Assessing Options

11th Annual Electronic Discovery and Records Retention Conference - West Legalworks, San Francisco, CA

December 13-14, 2007

Top Ten Steps To Enforcing A Restrictive Covenant

13th Annual Business Lawyers' Institute - Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, PA

October 18, 2007

Electronic Discovery Changes - Federal & State Practice for the Criminal & Civil Attorney

2007 Bucks County Bench Bar Conference, Baltimore, MD

October 5, 2007

Gunfight at the OK Corral - Dispute Resolution Clauses in Agreements: Drafting Tips and Practical Considerations

2007 Bench-Bar Conference - Philadelphia Bar Association, Atlantic City, NJ

September 28, 2007

The e-Trail from the Boardroom to the Courtroom: the New Electronic Discovery Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

12th Annual Business Lawyers’ Institute of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute

November 2, 2006

An Overview of the New Electronic Discovery Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Lecturer

The Philadelphia Federal Courts Committee, Philadelphia, PA

November 2006

Lessons Learned From an eDiscovery Sanction, With a Look Forward to the New Federal Rules of eDiscovery

12th Annual Business Lawyers' Institute - Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, PA

November 2006

Guarding the Crown Jewels: A Litigation Perspective

Information Security, Trade Secrets and Intellectual Property Symposium - Association of Corporate Counsel, DELVACCA Chapter, Conshohocken, PA

January 19, 2006

The Andersen Case, Lessons of the Fall

Civil Litigation Section Retreat - Pennsylvania Bar Association, Gettysburg, PA

April 2004

The New Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

Annual Ethics Program - Association of Corporate Counsel, DELVACCA Chapter, Philadelphia, PA

May 2003

Ethics Potpourri

Pennsylvania Bar Institute - Philadelphia, PA

April 2003

The Andersen Case, Lessons of the Fall

8th Annual Business Lawyers' Institute - Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, PA

October 2002

The New Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

Annual Ethics Program - Association of Corporate Counsel, DELVACCA Chapter, Conshohocken, PA

October 2002

Education

  • J.D., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, 1994
  • B.A., Boston University, 1991

Bar Admission

Pennsylvania
New Jersey

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey