Eric V. Smedley

Eric Smedley

joined King & Spalding in 2000 as an attorney with the Tort Litigation and Environmental Practice Group. His practice focuses on managing large-scale document productions, including electronic discovery issues, with an emphasis on representing pharmaceutical clients in mass tort litigation. Mr. Smedley is a senior member King & Spalding’s Discovery Center.

Mr. Smedley received his J.D. from Dusquesne University in 1994. He graduated from Catholic University with a B.A. in Politics in 1991. He is admitted to practice in Georgia and is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the American Bar Association, and the Atlanta Bar Association.

Representative Experience

Supervising a core team of Discovery Center attorneys and paralegals for document production, privilege log, deposition/trial testimony preparation and defensive needs activities in connection with King & Spalding's role as national discovery counsel in product liability and consumer fraud matters for a Fortune 50 pharmaceutical client.

Managing large scale document collections (both hard copy and electronic) totaling over 900,000 documents (18,000,000 pages) in connection with product liability and consumer fraud litigation for a Fortune 50 pharmaceutical client.

Assisting in formulating document processing specifications used by vendors in connection with electronic and hard copy document collections.

Managing a document database platform vendor and other electronic processing vendors used in connection with on-going document collection and electronic document reviews for a Fortune 50 pharmaceutical client.

Monitoring outsourced litigation support personnel for a pharmaceutical client in product liability and consumer fraud litigation.

Supervising an electronic production of over 33,000 documents requiring significant image redactions which was completed in 12 weeks.

From 2000-2004, being a member of a Discovery Team responsible for coordinating and drafting responses to discovery requests in tobacco products liability litigation in connection with King & Spalding's role as national discovery counsel for a tobacco products manufacturer.

Litigation Technology Experience
Supervising and training attorney review teams and collecting, reviewing and producing documents. Due to Mr. Smedley's involvement in these projects, he has experience coordinating and supervising the selection of vendors. He also has experience creating project plans and developing protocols for objective coding, imaging, scanning and printing. Mr. Smedley has extensive knowledge and experience of document review and litigation support systems including Relativity, Ringtail, Summation iBlaze, Discovery Radar, Concordance, IPro, and Microsoft Access

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) E-Discovery , 2) Discovery Center , 3) Product Liability Litigation , 4) Marketing & Advertising Litigation , 5) Government Investigations and 6) Pharma/Biotech/Med Devices
Law School J.D., Duquesne University
Admitted Year 1999
Education B.A., Catholic University of America
Bar Member / Association State bar of Georgia,State bar of Pennsylania
Most recent firm King & Spalding LLP
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