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  • Finalist
    LitSmart News

    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.

  • Big Claws
    Legal Updates

    My My, What Big Claws You Have! Navigating the Pitfalls of Drafting Clawback Agreements

    One of the greatest fears in any litigation matter is that you will somehow accidentally produce work product or attorney-client privileged documents to the opposing side and waive the privilege. As a result, it has become standard protocol for parties to enter into clawback agreements that protect sensitive electronically stored information (ESI). Clawback agreements allow parties to agree that the inadvertent production of privileged information will not automatically waive the privilege and provide a process for the return or destruction of that privileged material.

  • 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.

  • Katie King
    LitSmart News

    LitSmart E-Discovery Of Counsel Katie King Wins Triad Business Journal 2019 Outstanding Women in Business Award

    LitSmart E-Discovery Of Counsel Katie King has been honored as a recipient of the Triad Business Journal's 2019 Outstanding Women in Business Award for her extraordinary contributions to the Triad area. Katie joins 23 other Triad leaders who have left an indelible mark on their professions, industries, and communities. Katie will receive her award at a special ceremony on April 4.

  • Jarrad Smith
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    NC Pro Bono Resource Center Highlights LitSmart Attorney and Volunteer Jarrad Smith

    The North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center recently profiled LitSmart E-Discovery Attorney Jarrad Smith's pro bono and volunteer efforts. After Hurricane Florence, Jarrad volunteered with the NC Pro Bono Resource Center as a pro bono attorney in the New Bern FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) interviewing clients and conducting intakes. He returned to New Bern for a FEMA Appeal and Restoration Clinic where he assisted clients seeking appeals of their disaster assistance decisions.