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  • Jim Hefferan
    LitSmart News

    Quarterly Spotlight On..... Senior E-Discovery Attorney Jim Hefferan

    I had the recent opportunity to sit down (virtually) with Senior E-Discovery Attorney Jim Hefferan and find out more about his extremely interesting background and life. Considering his role as a member of the City Council for his town of Belmont, NC, I also thought he might have a unique perspective on how COVID-19 has changed our lives.

  • Finalist
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    Kilpatrick Townsend Recognized as Best Law Firm Solution Finalist in Relativity Innovation Awards at Relativity Fest

    Atlanta, Georgia - October 1, 2019 - Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP today announced that they have been named a finalist in the Relativity Innovation Awards at Relativity Fest for Best Law Firm Solution for their LitSmart® AutoTasker“Being a finalist for the fifth year in a row for this prestigious and coveted honor is a true testament to Kilpatrick Townsend’s commitment to client service and innovation.”

  • Legal Updates

    PRIVACY PLEASE, DO NOT DISTURB: Proportionality and Privacy

    As you recall, in December of 2015, the amended FRCP 26(b)(1) sought to address the escalating burdens associated with data preservation and production by emphasizing proportionality and defining the scope of discovery. As the latest proportionality rulings show, Rule 26(b)(1) is having an impact on limiting the scope of discovery based on the associated expense and some state courts are even following the federal courts’ lead in enforcing proportionality. Interestingly, while expense continues to be a factor in the proportionality argument, parties’ objections on the basis of proportionality have extended to nonmonetary factors as well, including privacy. As a result, some courts are now recognizing privacy as a consideration in determining whether the discovery sought is proportional to the needs of the case.

  • Virginia Ring
    LitSmart News

    Quarterly Spotlight On..... Senior E-Discovery Attorney Virginia Duke Ring

    This Quarterly Spotlight focuses on Virginia Duke Ring, a Senior E-Discovery Attorney on Kilpatrick's LitSmart E-Discovery Team. Virginia joined the LitSmart team in January 2018 after previously practicing with the Firm's insurance recovery group. Virginia has proven herself to be a strong leader. She promotes collaboration among team members and is the consummate "team player." Scott O'Neal was fortunate to learn more about what makes Virginia such a valuable team member.

  • Clara Skorstad
    LitSmart News

    LitSmart Senior Project Manager Clara Skorstad Represents Kilpatrick Townsend at Annual Hispanic League Spanish Nite Gala

    LitSmart Senior Project Manager Clara Skorstad represented Kilpatrick Townsend at the annual Hispanic League Spanish Nite Gala on April 6, 2019, as the firm was honored with the "Decade of Dedication Award." Clara, a member of the Board of Directors of the Hispanic Leage and Chair of the Education Committee, accepted the award on behalf of the firm for providing scholarships and support to the organization for the past decade.

  • Starling Underwood
    LitSmart News

    Quarterly Spotlight On..... Senior E-Discovery Attorney Starling Underwood

    This Quarterly Spotlight focuses on Starling Underwood, a Senior E-Discovery Attorney on Kilpatrick's LitSmart E-Discovery Team. Starling joined the firm two years ago and, in addition to his heavy case load, has taken active roles in numerous pro bono and community service projects. Aside from being an excellent lawyer, he is one of the nicest, most thoughtful people you'll ever meet. Scott O'Neal was fortunate to learn more about what makes Starling such a valuable team member and leader.