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Christopher Q. King, Partner at Redgrave LLP, is recognized as a leader in information law and has devoted his practice to discovery, eDiscovery, and information governance. Unlike many litigators who concentrate in a limited number of substantive areas, Chris has managed discovery strategy across a broad spectrum of complex litigation, including numerous multi-district and class actions in federal and state court. In addition to his broad range of experience in matters involving both U.S. discovery and international cross-border data transfer issues, Chris’ experience spans a broad range of areas of concentration, including securities litigation, director and officer fiduciary and shareholder litigation, antitrust litigation, trade secret litigation, products liability, environmental litigation, and consumer fraud.
Chris’s extensive experience also spans multiple industries. He has represented clients in the insurance, banking, securities, manufacturing, retail, technology, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, energy, and healthcare sectors; and has litigated class actions, multidistrict litigation, and other types of complex litigation around the country. Whether in court, writing briefs, or negotiating on behalf of a client, Chris prides himself on being a hands-on attorney and one who recognizes the strong link between eDiscovery and the overall strategy for litigating the merits of the case. Chris regularly advises clients in matters of eDiscovery, information governance, and privacy, and is a valuable asset to those he represents.
Chris’ work includes:
•Preparing and defending fact and corporate representative witnesses with respect to discovery-related issues.
•Developing customized litigation hold processes.
•Advising on defensible disposition projects, including system and hardware decommissioning and physical record remediation.
•Advising on the defensibility of large-scale data migrations and conversions.
•Negotiating ESI protocols.
•Counseling clients regarding privacy and data security issues, along with advising about the impact of privacy laws and regulations on information management practices.
•Developing preservation plans for corporations facing discovery litigation and investigations.
Chris is a sought after speaker, panelist, and presenter. He regularly participates at The Sedona Conference®, EDI Leadership Summit, and the Georgetown Advanced eDiscovery Institute as an authority on eDiscovery and information governance. Prior to joining Redgrave LLP, Chris was a Partner at Dentons, where he founded and led the eDiscovery and Information Governance practice for the U.S. region. Chris also served as a clerk to Robert Murphy, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals of Maryland.
Featured Professional Memberships
•Member, The Sedona Conference®, Working Group 1 on Electronic Document Retention and Production
•Member, The Sedona Conference®, Working Group 11 on Data Security and Privacy Liability
•Member, Seventh Circuit Council on eDiscovery and Digital Information (formerly Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program)
•Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals (“IAPP”)
•“Restructuring Planning: Information Governance – Top Ten List” (Redgrave LLP, May 2020) (co-author: Charles Ragan)
•“INSIGHT: Special Masters Can Help Tame Court Backlogs After Covid-19” Bloomberg Law, April 2020 (co-authors: Hon. Nan R. Nolan (ret.) and Jonathan M. Redgrave)
•“Claims Arising From Market Volatility” (Practising Law Institute, Securities Arbitration, 1998)
•“Pleadings, Motions, and Class Certification” (Illinois State Bar Association Class Actions Coursebook) (1998)
•“Claims for Failure to Liquidate (Margin Violations) and Wrongful Liquidation” (Practising Law Institute, Securities Arbitration) (1998)
•“A Checklist for the Compliance Office of In-House Counsel Managing Customer-Broker Arbitration and Litigation” (Practising Law Institute, Securities Arbitration) (1997)
Recent Speaking Engagements
•Panelist, “Collecting & Processing Ephemeral Data,” Relativity Fest 2020 (Virtual, October 2020)
•Panelist, “Defensible Disposition: You can Do it ... And it’s Worth It,” Redgrave LLP Webinar (March 14, 2019)
•Presenter, “Defensible Disposition Toolkit: Keys to Designing a Successful Plan,” 27th Annual MER Conference (Chicago, Illinois, May 2019)
•Panelist, “Collecting & Processing Ephemeral Data,” 27th Annual MER Conference (Chicago, Illinois, May 2019)
•Co-Moderator, “Update on Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Program (‘MIDP’), Northern District of Illinois,” Sandpiper Partners LLC Innovation in E-Discovery Conference (Chicago, Illinois, February 2019)
•Panelist, “Data Protection, GDPR, and Privacy – What’s Next,” Sandpiper Partners LLC Innovation in E-Discovery Conference (Chicago, Illinois. February 2019)
•Panelist, “Strategies to Control the Cost of Litigation and Investigations,” Sandpiper Partners LLC Innovation in E-Discovery Conference (Chicago, Illinois, February 2019)
•Presenter, “Defensible Disposition: The What, Why, When, and Who,” ARMA International Triangle Spring 2018 Educational Seminar (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, April 2018)
•Panelist, “Update on Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Program (“MIDPP”), Northern District of Illinois and a Look at the Latest Seventh Circuit Pilot Program Projects,” Sandpiper Partners LLC Fifth Annual Innovation in E-Discovery Conference 2018 (Chicago, Illinois, February 2018)
•Co-Moderator, “The Rules Amendments: Emerging Hot Spots After Two Years of Practice Including Case Study on Sanctions,” Sandpiper Partners LLC Fifth Annual Innovation in E-Discovery Conference 2018 (Chicago, Illinois, February 2018)
Chris' client work highlights include:
•Chris has served as discovery counsel for the debtor, an energy industry provider of engineering, construction, and installation services, in a restructuring matter valuing $9.2 billion in prepetition debt.
•Chris has served as discovery counsel in high-stakes healthcare antitrust and alleged fraudulent billing litigation matters.
SPECIAL DISCOVERY MASTER APPOINTMENTS
•In re Riddell Brand Football Helmets Litigation (Cir. Ct. Cook County, Illinois) (2019)
Special Master for discovery matters
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Bachelor of Arts, Departmental Honors, History
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