Jonathan M. Redgrave, a founding partner of Redgrave LLP, has extensive experience in all areas of complex litigation in both state and federal courts. He focuses his practice in eDiscovery, information governance, and privacy and data security issues. He is recognized by peers and clients as a leader in eDiscovery.
Jonathan regularly addresses issues involved in the discovery of electronic documents and issues concerning document and information management policies and practices. His practice includes pre-litigation concerns and solutions as well as litigation strategies and representation for both requesting and producing parties. Jonathan is a moving force behind, and currently Chair Emeritus of, the highly successful Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production.
Jonathan’s work includes:
Providing extensive knowledge of litigation and advisory work for a broad range of global clients in multiple industries, focusing on practical solutions in “bet the company” litigation as well as advisory matters;
Serving as a special master and a neutral and expert witness in a variety of matters;
Serving as national and coordinating counsel for Fortune 100 clients regarding discovery/litigation strategies related to eDiscovery;
Serving as amicus counsel at the district court and appellate court levels to address issues of significance regarding discovery;
Preparing and defending depositions of corporate representatives regarding eDiscovery, IT, and records management;
Developing information governance policies and practices;
Assessing retention and disposal of legacy data; and
Assessing process and technology solutions for eDiscovery and information governance.
As a thought leader in the industry, Jonathan has authored, co-authored, and edited numerous publications. He regularly speaks around the world on topics including eDiscovery, cross-border discovery, information governance, privacy, data security, and emerging technologies.
Prior to co-founding Redgrave LLP, Jonathan had been a partner with Jones Day and Nixon Peabody LLP, as well as Redgrave, Daley, Ragan & Wagner LLP and Gray, Plant, Mooty, Mooty & Bennett, P.A.
Jonathan's professional memberships include, but are not limited to:
The Sedona Conference® including initial Chair and Chair Emeritus of Working Group 1
Advisory Board, Georgetown University Law School eDiscovery Institute
Approved eDiscovery Special Master, Western District of Pennsylvania
Member, Advisory Board of American College of e-Neutrals
Fellow and Member of Board of Directors, Academy of Court-Appointed Masters
Member, Editorial Board of The Federal Judges’ Guide to Discovery book published by the Electronic Discovery Institute
“Discovery of Electronically Stored Information,” Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, 4th edition (updated annually since 2nd edition in 2005)(with Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin)
“Expectations of Conduct by Counsel” in the third edition of the treatise EDI Judge’s Guide to eDiscovery (Electronic Discovery Institute) (2017) (with Victoria Redgrave, Karen Hourigan, Monica McCarroll, Charles Ragan, and Mathea Bulander)
“A Practical Guide to Achieving Proportionality Under New Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26,” Federal Court Law Review, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2015 (with Hon. Elizabeth D. Laporte)
“Understanding and Contextualizing Precedents in E-Discovery: The Illusion of Stare Decisis and Best Practices to Avoid Reliance on Outdated Guidance” (20 Rich. J.L. & Tech. 8) (Winter 2014) (with Keltie Hays Peay and Mathea Bulander)
“Asserting and Challenging Privilege Claims in Modern Litigation: The Facciola-Redgrave Framework” (Federal Court Law Review, Volume 4, Issue 1 (2009)) (with Hon. John M. Facciola)
“Special Masters and E-Discovery: The Intersection of Two Recent Revisions to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure” (Cardozo Law Review, Volume 30, Issue 2. November 2008) (with Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin)
Editor-in-Chief, “The Sedona Principles (Second Edition): Best Practices Recommendations & Principles for Addressing Electronic Document Production” (2007 Annotated Version) (published by The Sedona Conference® Working Group on Best Practices for Electronic Document Retention & Production (WG1))
RECENT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Moderator and Panelist, “Protecting and Respecting Privileges in a Sea of ESI” (with Hon. George C. Hanks, Jr.), Georgetown Law Continuing Legal Education 16th Annual Advanced eDiscovery Institute (Washington, D.C.; November 21 – 22, 2019)
Panelist, “Leadership: The Role of Special Masters in Ediscovery” (with Hon. Shira Scheindlin, Craig Ball, and Maura Grossman), ZAPPROVED 2019 PREX Conference Actionable Strategies for In-House Ediscovery (Chicago, Illinois; September 17 – 19, 2019)
Panelist, "Looking into the Crystal Ball: How Will Electronic Recordkeeping in Government Agencies Change Over The Next 10 Years?" (with Laurence Brewer, Courtney Anderson, and Jason R. Baron), National Archives Office of Government Information Services 10th Anniversary Celebration of OGIS (Washington, D.C.; March 11, 2019)
Panelist, "Protecting Privilege and Confidentiality in Civil Litigation, Part 1" (with Hon. Andrew J. Peck (Ret.), Hon. Leda Dunn Wettre, Corey Lee, and Matthew Prewitt), The 13th Annual Sedona Conference Institute Program on eDiscovery: Protecting Privacy, Confidentiality, and Privilege in Civil Litigation (Charlotte, North Carolina; March 7 - 8, 2019)
Jonathan has served as discovery counsel, facilitating client compliance with relevant discovery orders and court-imposed protocols for a multi-national automobile manufacturer.
Jonathan has served as discovery counsel for regional and national health insurance companies regarding discovery issues involved in multi-district litigation.
Jonathan has served as discovery counsel for a multi-national franchisor.
Jonathan has served as discovery counsel for a multi-national chemical and consumer products company.
Jonathan has served as discovery counsel for a national provider of media content.
Jonathan has served as amicus counsel addressing discovery issues in district and appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court.
Jonathan has advised numerous clients regarding discovery and information governance issues in the ordinary course and exigent circumstances.
Jonathan has served as a special master and as a testifying expert witness on multiple occasions.
SPECIAL MASTER APPOINTMENTS
Wynn Resorts, Ltd. v. Kazuo Okada, et al. (Clark County Nev.) (2017)
District Judge: Hon. Elizabeth Gonzalez
Special Master addressing discovery review and production issues
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, et al. v. Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc., et al. (S.D.N.Y.) (2011)
District Judge: Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin
Special Master for discovery matters
Hohider, et al. v. United Parcel Service, Inc. (W.D. Pa.) (2008-2009)
District Judge: Hon. Joy Flowers Conti
Assistant to Special Master for discovery matters
THIRD-PARTY E-DISCOVERY NEUTRAL
Rimini Street, Inc. v. Oracle International Corp., Case No. 2:14-cv-01699 LRH PAL (D. Nev.) (Retained September 2015; ongoing)
District Judge: Larry R. Hicks
Facilitator of parties’ development of ESI protocol for the use of technology-assisted review to efficiently identify and produce responsive custodial documents
FEATURED EXPERT WITNESS ENGAGEMENTS
Pradaxa Cases, JCCP No. 4863, Richard Fourzon, et al., Case No. CGC-16-55486 (San Francisco Co. Sup. Ct., California)
Companion Property and Casualty Ins. Co. (n/k/a Sussex Ins. Co.) v. U.S. Bank National Ass’n., et al., Case No. 3:15-1300-JMC (D.S.C.)
Decou v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., et al., Case No. A-13-683446-C (Clark Co., Nevada Dist. Ct.)
Professional Massage Training Ctr., Inc. v. Accreditation Alliance of Career Schools and Colleges, Case No. 1:12-CV-00911 (LO-IDD) (E.D. Va) 4
Romero, et al. v. Allstate Ins. Co., Case Nos. 01-CV03894, 01-7402, 01-CV-6764 (RLB) (E.D. Pa.)
Sjobring v. The First American Corp., Case No. BC329482 (Los Angeles Co. Sup. Ct., California)
University of Minnesota Law School
Juris Doctor, cum laude
1991 - 1988
University of Notre Dame
Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, Economics and Government and International Relations
1988 - 1985