The Discovery Advocate blog is presented by members of BakerHostetler’s E-Discovery Advocacy and Management Team and takes a practical look at modern discovery practice and the developments and trends that impact today’s litigants in the trenches of litigation.BakerHostetler is one of the world’s largest users and providers of discovery services in litigation and investigations. Our team was built on the understanding that modern discovery practice in complex litigation creates specialized advocacy opportunities in addition to litigation support challenges.
Gil Keteltas is national co-chair of BakerHostetler’s E-Discovery Advocacy and Management Team. Gil is a trial lawyer with over 20 years of experience litigating complex commercial, tort and government enforcement disputes in federal, state and administrative courts. His national trial practice benefits from his expansive experience in electronic discovery in significant and complex litigation and his work advising global companies on the creation and deployment of discovery response programs. Gil is active in The Sedona Conference, serves on the Advisory Board and Planning Committee of Georgetown Law’s Advanced E-Discovery Institute, and has served on the Institute’s faculty. His publications include chapters in Electronic Evidence: Law and Practice (“Discovery of Electronic Evidence,” ABA Section of Litigation, 2d Ed. 2008), E-Discovery and Data Privacy: A Practical Guide (“U.S. E-Discovery,” Kluwer Law Int’l 2011) and Calculating and Proving Damages (“Damages and Discovery,” Law Jrnl. Press 2011).
Karin Scholz Jenson
Karin Scholz Jenson is national co-chair of the firm’s E-Discovery Advocacy and Management Team. Jenson and national co-chair Gil Keteltas bring a practical focus to electronic discovery that recognizes not just the importance of disciplined litigation support, but the role of focused advocacy in addressing the burdens, costs and opportunities of discovery in modern complex litigation.
Greg Mersol focuses his practice on the resolution of class action and other complex employment disputes. He is a frequent speaker and writer on issues involving class actions and the defense of class action disputes. He has been certified as an employment law specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association and has been designated a Master Bencher by the Cleveland Employment Inn of Court.
Edward Jacobs Ted Jacobs currently serves as court-appointed counsel to the SIPA Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC in several litigations to recover funds stolen through the massive Madoff Ponzi scheme. In addition, Ted is a member of BakerHostetler’s internal Discovery and Litigation Support Team, which oversees discovery issues (including ESI).
Brian K. Esser
Brian Esser currently works on third-party discovery in conjunction with BakerHostetler’s role as court-appointed counsel to the SIPA Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. In addition, Mr. Esser has worked on litigation matters that include civil RICO claims brought against insurance companies, foreign sovereigns and government contractors, as well as breach of contract, noncompete clauses and unfair competition cases.
Jennifer M. Walrath
Jennifer M. Walrath has worked on a variety of litigation matters, including complex commercial litigation, claims arising from the Administrative Procedure Act, regulatory challenges and civil rights litigation related primarily to redistricting and claims under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Ms. Walrath has represented a charitable organization in its efforts to challenge federal agency rulemaking and summary judgment was obtained striking down the proposed regulation.
Carey Busen focuses on complex litigation matters including antitrust class actions in multidistrict proceedings. She has been involved in different stages of litigation, including fact discovery, expert discovery, summary judgment and pre-trial filings and preparation. Ms. Busen’s pro bono work includes the representation of a criminal appellant in state court and the representation of an asylum applicant from Burkina Faso in the granting of the applicant’s asylum claim.