Atlanta, Georgia 30309
is a Senior Staff Attorney with eleven years of legal experience and is a member of the firm's Discovery Center, King & Spalding's solution for providing high quality, cost-effective and centralized discovery services. His practice has focused on electronic discovery issues across a wide array of practice areas and cases, including Product Liability, Antitrust, Government Investigations and Commercial Litigation. Mr. Antine provides advice and counsel prior to beginning document review to limit the scope and cost of the document review, including protocols, best practices and vendor selection, as well as early case assessment and key word development. He has extensive knowledge of electronic discovery vendors and manages them to ensure the consistency and quality of the document review process. He also has vast experience preparing cost-effective discovery budget and staffing plans, including alternative fee arrangements. Mr. Antine has served as lead discovery counsel for a variety of matters, including intellectual property, contract disputes, governmental investigations, employment and product liability. He has designed and implemented document collection plans, including conducting interviews of potential document custodians. Mr. Antine has extensive early case assessment experience using tools such as Clearwell. His experience in early case assessment, including the development and revision of key terms, has resulted in the reduction of broad document collections to appropriate and proportionate review sets. Mr. Antine has handled all phases of e-Discovery.
Mr. Antine received his J.D. from Tulane Law School, graduating, cum laude, in 2001. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in both history and government in 1998. He is admitted to practice in Georgia. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia.
Managing over 100 attorneys in the review of 960,000 documents and the preparation of a privilege log that included over 23,000 entries. Managing and coordinating the collection of both electronic and hard copy documents from multiple client locations. This review was in connection with a corporate acquisition in which the documents were reviewed for responsiveness, privilege and significance. The entire document review and privilege log was completed in less than one month in connection with a FTC 2nd request.
Managing over 40 attorneys in a review of over three million documents and production of over 900,000 documents for a Fortune 50 consumer products company. This project was done in connection with a matter concerning intellectual property rights involving trade secrets and a breach of contract.
Managing the collection, review, and production of documents in complex multi-district litigation for a leading consumer products company in multiple product liability cases. The document collection process required developing scope statements and conducting client and contractor interviews, along with the collection of physical documents and materials from multiple domestic and international locations. The collection efforts were completed within 3 weeks, significantly minimizing business interruptions, resulting in the client being able to meet expedited discovery deadlines.
Supervising and managing over two hundred attorneys in multiple locations for a Federal Trade Commission Second Request in which over 1 million documents were reviewed and produced. This review was in connection with a corporate acquisition in which the documents were reviewed for responsiveness, privilege and significance. The document review project was completed in less than six weeks despite being one of the largest document productions ever made in response to an FTC Second Request.
Managing 20 attorneys reviewing over 1 million documents for a leading medical device manufacturer in connection with a government investigation. This matter involved a government investigation of anti-kickback regulations, in which documents were reviewed for responsiveness, privilege and significance.
Managing and supervising 14 attorneys reviewing 412,000 documents for a defense contractor in connection with shareholder litigation. This project involved reviewing documents for responsiveness, privilege, confidentiality and significance. This matter also involved extensive early case assessment and key term searching, allowing the client to reduce the number of documents that had to be reviewed across multiple matters and jurisdictions.
Supervising more than thirty attorneys in several locations in connection with a review of 600,000 electronic and paper documents for a leading transportation client. This review was for a breach of contract matter in which the documents were reviewed for responsiveness, privilege, significance, and confidentiality. The document review project was completed in less than nine weeks.
Managing multiple corporate contract due diligence projects involving both acquisitions and sales of business units. Drafted summaries and created databases for corporate clients to help them manage extensive contract and client files.
Managing fifteen attorneys in connection with a review of 75,000 documents for a Fortune 50 energy client. This review was in a royalty payments matter in which the documents were reviewed for responsiveness, privilege, significance and confidentiality.
Managing fifteen attorneys in a review of 54,000 documents for a Fortune 50 pharmaceutical client. This review was done in response to a congressional inquiry in which the documents were reviewed for responsiveness, privilege, significance and confidentiality. The document review project was completed in three weeks.
Litigation Technology Experience
Mr. Antine has extensive experience in organizing discovery matters from their initial stages and has supervised document collections, managed review teams and coordinated document productions. Due to Mr. Antine’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. Antine has extensive knowledge and experience of document review and litigation support systems including Relativity, Clearwell, Cataphora, Introspect, Stratify Legal Discovery, TCDI's Clarvergence, MetaLincs, Concordance, CaseCentral, I-Connect, FileControl, Ernst & Young’s Tree Review System and Microsoft Access.
“Sanctions for E-Discovery Violations: By the Numbers,” co-author with Dan H. Willoughby, Jr. and Rose Hunter Jones, Duke Law Journal, Volume 60, Number 3 (December 2010), surveying 400 federal court opinions involving motions for sanctions relating to the discovery of electronically stored information and analyzed for date, court, type of case, sanctioning authority, sanctioned party, sanctioned misconduct, sanction type, sanctions to counsel and protections provided by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e). The article was cited by Magistrate Judge Grimm in Victor Stanley, Inc. v. Creative Pipe, Inc., 250 FRD 251 (D. Md. 2010) as evidence of the lack of uniform national standards governing theduty to preserve potentially relevant evidence, the level of culpability needed to justify sanctions, and the appropriate sanctions for varying levels of misconduct.
|Areas of Practice||1) E-Discovery , 2) Discovery Center , 3) Product Liability Litigation , 4) Environmental Litigation , 5) Toxic Tort Litigation and 6) Contracts and Business Torts|
|Law School||J.D., Tulane University|
|Education||B.A., University of Virginia|
|Bar Member / Association||State bar of Georgia|
|Most recent firm||King & Spalding LLP|
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