Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
Jill has a broad background in e-discovery and has focused exclusively on e-discovery since 2005. She co-directs the firm’s discovery counsel services group and manages a team of discovery attorneys at the firm’s Charlotte e-discovery site. Jill consults with clients on preservation, collection and production issues; serves as National Discovery Counsel for a number of large institutions, including large financial institutions; serves as record Discovery Counsel in large litigation matters where other firms serve as merits counsel; consults clients on e-discovery protocols and playbooks. Prior to her e-discovery work, she handled business and financial institution litigation matters for eight years.
Her clients depend on her extensive knowledge of various electronic review platforms and tools; defensible and efficient procedures to preserve, identify and collect electronic and hard copy information; best practices in handling e-discovery and the design of electronic filters and searches, as well as her ability to manage personnel and resources to ensure cost-effectiveness. She is also an experienced courtroom lawyer familiar with the emerging case law and the e-discovery requirements of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and she frequently handles e-discovery-related motions practice in federal and state courts.
Jill’s engagements typically involve assessing the volume of data related to the matter; identifying the best process for preservation, collection and document review; serving as the client’s discovery counsel in large matters; leading the e-discovery Meet & Confer Conference; negotiating e-discovery issues with the opposing party; establishing review protocols and a quality control process for the document review; preparing a budget or flat fee for the document reviews; creating a robust and defensible privilege log; and handling all other aspects of the discovery process. McGuireWoods often teams with co-counsel and the client to determine how best to handle the discovery aspects of a matter, leveraging the specific experience of Jill and her colleagues on the firm’s Discovery Counsel Services team to manage e-discovery challenges while also developing facts and legal theories needed to defend each case.
As National Discovery Counsel for a number of clients, she has helped clients institute defensible discovery guidelines and practices and has trained the client on the processes and best practices and assisted in the implementation of the processes.
|Areas of Practice||1) Discovery Counsel Services and 2) Financial Services Litigation|
|Law School||University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1997|
|Education||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 1993|
|Bar Member / Association||North Carolina State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||McGuireWoods LLP|
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