Lieff Cabraser attorney Annika K. Martin will be speaking at the 2015 Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum (CLEF) on September 25th, 2015, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The forum will be divided into four hour-long discussion sessions covering the following topics, the first three of which are: Document Review, Search Methodology & Sources, and Understanding the Scope of Defendants’ ESI: 30(b)(6) Depositions vs. Informal Exchanges of Information. Martin’s discussion will focus primarily on the issue of Proportionality in the context of the recently amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure concerning discovery that will take effect on December 1, 2015, including how the amended Rule 26 could potentially affect the ability of plaintiffs in complex litigation to obtain sufficient discovery to prove their claims.
A partner in Lieff Cabraser’s New York office, Martin represents plaintiffs in class action and mass tort litigation, including plaintiffs with physical and economic injuries resulting from accidents involving GM vehicles sold with defective ignition switches; patients nationwide suffering from the widespread outbreak of meningitis and other serious maladies caused by contaminated medication; and individuals and businesses across the Gulf Coast harmed by the blowout on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in class action litigation against BP, Transocean, and Halliburton.
An active member of the legal community, Martin currently serves as the Co-Vice Chair of the Class Action Litigation Group and on several committees within the American Association for Justice. She is also an active member of the Sedona Conference Working Group 1 (Electronic Discovery Retention and Production), a member of the Sedona drafting team for the forthcoming Sedona commentary on proportionality, and a Drafting Team Leader for the forthcoming Duke Law School Judicial Center Standards and Guidelines Explaining and Practices Implementing the Discovery Proportionality Amendments.