Perkins Coie Appoints New Director of Electronic Discovery
SEATTLE (July 26, 2007) – In recognition of the increasing importance of electronic discovery issues in litigation, Perkins Coie announced the appointment of its first Director of Electronic Discovery Services, Christopher M. Schultz.
Schultz, who has been with Perkins Coie since 1999, is a member of the firm's national Commercial Litigation practice. He regularly consults with firm clients (from FORTUNE 50 corporations to emerging businesses) on the legal and technical issues surrounding electronic discovery—including devising and implementing document retention procedures, identifying technical solutions for collecting and processing electronic data, and coordinating the review and production of that data.
"We are thrilled that Chris has accepted this position," said Tom Boeder, chair of the firm's national Commercial Litigation practice. "He has extensive experience addressing electronic discovery challenges, which is crucial in coordinating the firm's efforts to provide world-class legal advice to our clients on the increasingly complex and important issues of litigation discovery relating to electronic information."
For the past decade, Perkins Coie has been a leader in providing innovative electronic discovery services to its clients. The firm's electronic discovery team has successfully managed multiple electronic document reviews involving everything from tens of thousands to tens of millions of documents.
"As the recent changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure regarding the discovery of electronically stored information continue to be worked out in the courts, it is vital that clients understand how that information should be managed, collected, and ultimately used in litigation," said Schultz. "As the firm’s new Director of Electronic Discovery Services, it is my goal to work both with my colleagues and directly with our clients to provide them with sound advice in this increasingly complex area of the law."
About Perkins Coie: Founded in 1912, Perkins Coie has more than 900 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia. We provide a full array of corporate, commercial litigation and intellectual property legal services to a broad range of clients, from FORTUNE 50 corporations to small, independent start-ups, as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.