Overview

Reinforcing the firm’s commitment to providing its clients with leading-edge solutions in this critical area of the law, Lauren E. Schwartzreich assists Littler lawyers and clients on all aspects of electronic discovery, including initial preservation obligations; developing strategies for efficient and effective data harvesting, review and production; implementing cost-shifting/cost-reduction strategies; and the admissibility of electronic evidence at trial. Lauren has extensive trial experience and handles court appearances and motion practice on matters relating to eDiscovery.

Before joining Littler, Lauren worked at a boutique plaintiff-side employment firm where she litigated numerous employment class actions, contract disputes and discrimination claims. She also created and managed an eDiscovery consulting business that provided counsel and guidance to law firms.

Lauren frequently speaks and publishes on eDiscovery, social media, privacy and litigation technology issues.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Program Chair

Eleventh Annual National Institute on E-Discovery

American Bar Association

Program Co-Chair

Ninth and Tenth Annual National Institute on E-Discovery

American Bar Association

Member

Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG1)

The Sedona Conference®

Member

Drafting Team, Commentary on Possession, Custody, or Control, (WG1)

The Sedona Conference®

Member

LGBT Rights Committee

New York City Bar Association

2010-2012

Former Secretary

LGBT Rights Committee

New York City Bar Association

2010-2012

Member

Technology in the Practice and Workplace Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section

American Bar Association

Recognition

Fellow

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

2017

News, Analysis & Press

Everything About Me: Unlocking Social Media’s Potential in Litigation

Advanced eDiscovery Institute - Georgetown University Law Center

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

The Sedona Conference®

April 15, 2015

E-Discovery Year in Review

Law.com

February 9, 2015

Getting There

Corporate Counsel

April 1, 2014

2013 E-Discovery Year in Review

Law Technology News

January 6, 2014

Investigation of Employee Smart Device Apps

Law Technology News

April 17, 2013

Anatomy of an Employment Class Action

The Sedona Conference Institute

March 2013

Turning the Tables on Workplace Cyber Misconduct

National Symposium on Technology in Labor and Employment Law, Section of Labor & Employment Law - American Bar Association

April 25, 2012

Internet Evidence From Start to Finish: Consequences of Web 2.0 in Employment Litigation

Conference Materials

National Advanced Employment Law and Litigation Conference - American Law Institute-American Bar Association (ALI-ABA)

March 2012

Social Media Evidence in Employment Litigation: Are You Prepared to Click “Like”?

Conference Materials

National Advanced Employment Law and Litigation Conference - American Law Institute-American Bar Association (ALI-ABA)

March 2012

Limitations to Workplace Privacy: Electronic Investigations and Monitoring

The Computer & Internet Lawyer

Aspen Publishers

January 2012

The Internet is Written in Ink: Workplace Liabilities & Litigation Hurdles in the Age of Web 2.0

Conference Materials

National Convention - American Bar Association

August 7, 2011

Avoiding Pitfalls of Waiving Privilege, Creating Discoverable Evidence and Other Technological Liabilities: An Attorney/Client Checklist

Conference Materials

National Employment Lawyers Association

June 29, 2011

Employee Privacy Rights: Limitations to Monitoring, Surveillance and Other Technological Searches in the Private Workplace

Practising Law Institute

April 1, 2011

Employees’ Privacy Rights in the Digital Age

The New York Law Journal

April 29, 2010

Ethics in Social Networking for Employment Lawyers

Conference Materials

Mid-Year Meeting - American Bar Association

March 26, 2010

The Proportionality Test: Resolving E-Discovery Disputes in Employment Litigation

Conference Materials

Mid-Year Meeting - American Bar Association

March 24, 2010

Restructuring the Framework for Legal Analysis of Gay Parenting

Harvard BlackLetter Law Journal, Vol. 21, No. 109

Spring 2005

Speaking Engagements

Small-Scale E-Discovery: The Goldilocks Quandary

Tenth Annual National Institute on E-Discovery - American Bar Association

May 20, 2016

BYOD: Preservation and Discovery From Mobile Devices

Working Group 1 Midyear Meeting - The Sedona Conference, Pasadena, CA

April 13, 2016

What Gen Z knows (and does) that you don't: #YouStillUseEmail

Advanced eDiscovery Institute - Georgetown University Law Center

November 20, 2015

Discovery of ESI Involving "Bring Your Own Devices"

Working Group 1 Annual Meeting - The Sedona Conference, Orlando, FL

October 29, 2015

Litigation Holds: Know When (and Where and How) to Hold ‘Em

Ninth Annual National Institute on E-Discovery - American Bar Association

May 15, 2015

BYOD: Preservation and Discovery of Data from Personal Devices Used in Business

All Voices Meeting - The Sedona Conference, New Orleans, LA

November 5, 2014

Resolving Data Privacy Conflicts in Cross-Border Investigations and Litigation

Annual Meeting – American Bar Association, Boston, MA

August 8, 2014

Social Media Discovery – Hashtags To (Legal) Holds

National Symposium on Technology and Labor and Employment Law – American Bar Association, New York, NY

May 2, 2014

eDiscovery Perspectives

Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, PA

April 22, 2014

eDiscovery Privacy Concerns in North America and Abroad

In-House Counsel Summit - ALM, Dallas, TX

October 24, 2013

The Cross-Border Quandary: Facilitating eDiscovery While Protecting Data Privacy

CyBit / The Computer Forensics Show, New York, NY

May 9, 2013

E-Discovery: The Next Frontier

National Symposium on Technology and Labor and Employment Law – American Bar Association, Berkeley, CA

April 22, 2013

Personal Devices in the Workplace... Smart, Cost-Effective or Just Risky?

Beyond The Bottom Line, Inc. (BBL, Inc.), Nashville, TN

March 26, 2013

A Look Back / A Look Forward: A Legal Update of The Top Employment and Labor Issues Affecting Employers

Senior Human Resources Forum - Tennessee Bankers Association

March 19, 2013

What is a Quality eDiscovery Process and How Do You Defend It?

LegalTech New York, New York, NY

January 29, 2013

Ethics and Practice in E-Discovery

Annual Meeting, Labor and Employment Section - New York State Bar Association, New York, NY

January 25, 2013

Cyber Crimes and the Workplace

Symposium on Technology in the Practice & Workplace, Section of Labor and Employment Law - American Bar Association, New York, NY

April 26, 2012

E-Discovery: Social Media Wrinkles and New Developments

National CLE Conference, Snowmass, CO

January 7, 2012

A Litigator’s Guide to Preserving Electronically Stored Information: The Rules and Tools for Preservation of Employee Data

NELA Nite, New York, NY

September 21, 2011

Investigating and Forgetting on the Web

Annual Meeting - American Bar Association, Toronto, ON, Canada

August 7, 2011

Identifying and Preserving Social Media and Other Electronically Stored Information

The Legal Aid Society, New York, NY

February 26, 2011

Mediation Strategies for Employment Disputes

New York University School of Law, New York, NY

January 20, 2011

Employee Privacy in Electronic Communications: New Threat to Employers? Crafting and Enforcing Policies for Work Computers and Mobile Devices

Strafford Publications, Inc. Webinar

July 8, 2010

E-Discovery Toolbox: Practical Tools for Engaging in E-Discovery

Symposium on Technology in the Practice & Workplace, Section of Labor and Employment Law - American Bar Association, New York, NY

April 28, 2010

Proportionality in Electronic Discovery

Mid-Year Meeting - American Bar Association, Coronado, CA

March 24, 2010

Strategies for Transparency and Cooperation in E-Discovery

LegalTech New York, New York, NY

February 1, 2010

Education

  • J.D., Emory University School of Law, 2004
  • B.A., Emory University, 2001

Bar Admission

New York
District of Columbia

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims