Darcie Spruance

Services

E-Discovery

Industries

Construction & Infrastructure, Financial Services, Chemistry & Life Sciences, Technology & Software, Telecommunications, Aerospace & Defense, Native American

About

Darcie is a Senior Project Manager with Kilpatrick Townsend's LitSmart® E-Discovery Team. In Darcie's 20+ year project management career, she has regularly consulted with attorneys and clients on all phases of the EDRM, project planning, and technical issues regarding e-discovery. Darcie is an expert on a variety of e-discovery software platforms including Relativity, the industry-leading e-discovery platform used in-house by Kilpatrick Townsend. She routinely counsels clients on defensible data preservation strategies and has conducted dozens of onsite collections of both structured and unstructured data sources. Darcie has also served as the court-approved e-discovery expert and liaison for some in the firm's most high profile construction matters. In addition, she is regularly engaged to consult on the employment of Early Case Assessment strategies, analytics, and predictive coding technology as a way to create more efficient, streamlined document reviews. Darcie is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with the experience and expertise to manage cases from inception to closure. 

Darcie is a recipient of the firm's Gold Coin for Quality Customer Service Award in 2012. Prior to joining Kilpatrick Townsend, she held management positions with two national Litigation Support vendors.

Publications, Articles & Speeches

  • "Part Two of ESI Basics: Processing," KTLitSmart Blog, July 2018
  • "Ten Tips to Becoming Savvy in E-Discovery Databases for the Non-Expert," KTLitSmart Blog, February 2018
  • Budgeting for E-Discovery - EDRM, RelativityFest, October 2015
  • E-Discovery in Trademark Cases, Kilpatrick Townsend, October 2015
  • Best Practices in Document Production, Kilpatrick Townsend, February 2013
  • The EDRM and You, 2nd Annual Training Sumposium, Cate City Car Association, August 2009
  • Forensics and Collection of ESI, Women in E-Discovery, June 2009
  • The Positive Impact of Records Management on E-Discovery, The Masters Conference, October 2008

Professional & Community Activities

  • Atlanta Chapter of Women in E-Discovery (WiE), Founder and Past Director
  • The Sedona Conference, Member
  • International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), Member
  • Association of E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), Member
  • Certification Committee of the Organization of Legal Professionals (OLP), Member
  • Project Management Professional (PMP®)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI), Member
  • EDRM, Metrics Group

Education

  • Florida Atlantic University, B.S., Management, International Business, summa cum laude (2001)
  • University of New Haven, Paralegal Certificate (1993)