Littler Mendelson, PC

Denise Backhouse

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Practice Areas

Class Actions; eDiscovery; International Employment Law; Litigation and Trials; Workplace Privacy and Data Security


Reinforcing the firm's commitment to providing its clients with leading-edge solutions in the rapidly developing area of eDiscovery, Backhouse provides focused guidance and expertise on information governance and electronic discovery matters to Littler's lawyers and their clients.

She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E). Backhouse is a frequent lecturer on eDiscovery and data protection issues, including on such topics as developing trends; cross-border discovery, data protection and privacy; and privilege and ethics in eDiscovery.

Professional Memberships

Backhouse is a founding director of the Cardozo Data Law Initiative (CDLI), Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University. She serves on the Steering Committee of The Sedona Conference® Working Group on International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure (WG6). She is also actively involved in The Sedona Conference’s Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG1). Backhouse also is a member of the American Bar Association Cross-Border Discovery Institute Steering Committee.


J.D., Columbia University School of Law, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; M.A., University of Melbourne, Commonwealth of Australia, honors; B.A., University of Melbourne, Commonwealth of Australia, honors