The core of Practical Ediscovery and Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP’s Ediscovery Response Team are attorneys from various Hinshaw offices around the country who are experienced trial attorneys. These attorneys have handled document–intensive, complex legal matters for many years. Each member of Practical Ediscovery and Hinshaw’s Response Team also have received specialized training designed to quickly and efficiently deal with technical issues such as records management including the identification, preservation, processing, review, analysis and production of large volumes of relevant or discoverable data. They also monitor the complex and rapidly evolving law of ediscovery in various jurisdictions around the country. For example, all members are aware of the jurisdictions where producing counsel is ethically obligated to provide metadata (data about data which accompanies electronic documents) and jurisdictions where it is a violation of the rules of professional responsibility to do so.
Steven M. Puiszis established the Practical Ediscovery blog and serves as its Editor-in-Chief. An accomplished trial attorney, Steve Puiszis has taken over 40 civil and criminal jury trials to verdict. His trial victories include the successful defense of a federal civil rights class action suit, the defense of an Assistant Public Defender sued for legal malpractice for failing to seek DNA testing of his client, and the defense of the Chicago White Sox involving a fan who was seriously injured when struck in the face by a wicked foul ball off the bat of Tim Raines.
He is the author of a book on civil rights and governmental liability, and has written law review articles on class actions and jury selection. Recently, Steve finished a chapter on ediscovery which will appear in a book on enterprise risk management from the American Health Lawyers Association, with an anticipated publication date of April, 2009.
A lifelong Chicagoan and avid White Sox fan, Steve is a sportsaholic, and a true disciple of Jack Bauer and 24. Lucky enough to find a beautiful woman willing to put up with is bad jokes and his taste for 80’s music, he has been married for 25 years and is a devoted father of three wonderful teenagers.
The following is a list of the members of Practical Ediscovery and the Ediscovery Response Team. To read their full professional biographies, please visit www.hinshawlaw.com or click on the attorney’s name below.
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