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Sidley Austin LLP

E-Discovery & Information Governance

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What the team is known for

Team of knowledgeable e-discovery attorneys with experience in litigation as well as highly sensitive investigations. Also assists companies in reducing risk relating to potential discovery. Regularly reduces cost through negotiating the scope of discovery and in the use of technology to aid with review and production. Frequently engaged to support the wider litigation practice.

Strengths

Clients appreciate that during cases, the firm "knows when it makes sense to draw on the internal e-discovery resources, as well as how to best take advantage of partnerships with service providers," and they also praise the attorneys for being "careful to pursue paths designed to serve their clients’ interests well."

Sources say of the practitioners: "I think they are outstanding, very levelheaded and thoughtful about their approach, and they do a very good job of thinking about the client's needs."

"They are very good at being proactive with their advice and they are responsive," according to interviewees.

Notable practitioners

Ava Guo is active on a broad range of matters, from supporting clients through major regulatory investigations to assisting with litigation.
"A rising star in discovery and litigation - we request her by name even though she is an associate."

Colleen Kenney is distinguished by her ability to assist with class actions across a wide category of cases, encompassing product liability, employment and antitrust.
"She is a big-picture strategist.""She is great on the legal advice aspect, she brings a really good perspective and she knows the courts really well." "She is really good; she is the most confident voice in the room, she knows the cases and she knows when to argue."

Ray Mangum has a deep understanding of technology, making him a popular choice to assist clients with the discovery process.
"He is really great as he gets in the weeds with us and he is also very thoughtful about the technology, which he really understands." "He is incredibly responsive and very thoughtful about budget and time management."

Robert Keeling 's expert understanding of e-discovery makes him a valuable resource for civil and criminal cases.
"He can go deep into the weeds and look at it from a high level.""He is very attuned to technology and machine learning, and the practical strategies of how to implement those in his practice."

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E-Discovery & Information Governance

Sidley Austin LLP

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Location

555 West Fifth Street

Los Angeles

California

USA

CA 90013

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

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E-Discovery & Information Governance


Ava X Guo
Associates to watch
Colleen M. Kenney
Band 4
Ray Mangum
Associates to watch
Robert Keeling
Band 3