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What the team is known for Robust Philadelphia-based practice with a depth of experience in e-discovery and information governance. Retained as national discovery counsel by major names in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and tech sectors, and frequently active in discovery management in a range of commercial disputes as well as DOJ investigations.
Strengths A market observer reports: "The Morgan Lewis team is a welcome opponent. They take logical, reasoned positions and are willing to move from those positions with well-reasoned arguments."
A client remarks: "I find them to have very practical advice on the issues that we face. They are very knowledgeable, and they are innovative and creative in the way that they address our problems."
Another says: "They have an impressive grasp of the legal, technical and financial issues facing clients in managing cross-border discovery and GDPR issues."
Work highlights Assisted Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana with issues arising from an investigation by the DOJ. The team negotiated a TAR protocol, and supported the client with custodian interviews and document management.
Scott Milner advises clients on compliance and information governance, as well as assisting as e-discovery counsel on litigation proceedings. Sources praise his "incredibly deep knowledge of e-discovery law" and "skill in getting people with disparate viewpoints to come to consensus."
Tess Blair acts as national discovery counsel for several household-name clients and frequently advises on e-discovery concerns relating to big-ticket civil litigation and DOJ investigations. Clients appreciate her "great knowledge of the issues, not only in the US legal system but cross-border too."