Daniel Lim

Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP

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Travis Street 600
Houston 77002 TX US

Daniel Lim has more than 20 years of experience as a litigator and consultant on legal issues relating to digital information. He has handled complex commercial litigation in a wide range of areas, including breach-of-contract litigation involving multimillion-dollar asset purchase agreements, arbitrations relating to agreements for the production of petrochemicals, class actions related to motor vehicle product liability and financing, product liability lawsuits involving petrochemicals and consumer products, injunctive actions to enforce covenant-not-to-compete agreements, responses to Federal Trade Commission enforcement actions and trials involving international patent disputes.

Daniel advises companies on eDiscovery, data privacy, data security and information governance matters. Daniel currently serves as E-Discovery Counsel for a major security technology provider and has completed eDiscovery secondments and engagements with other Fortune 500 companies.

Daniel has also represented major energy clients in government investigations and litigation involving power, natural gas and natural gas liquids trading activities, including inquiries from the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

He has worked on state and federal appeals as well as submissions to the Texas Supreme Court and U.S. Supreme Court.

Daniel previously served as vice president and deputy general counsel for Guidance Software, Inc., where he managed a team of attorneys responsible for consulting with commercial and public sector organizations on eDiscovery, data security and records management initiatives.

Daniel worked closely with Fortune 500 companies and major government entities to address compliance and discovery challenges relating to the management of digital information.

Daniel is an active participant with E-Discovery Institute (EDI), Government Investigations & Civil Litigation Institute, and has served as a Council Member for the State Bar of Texas Computer and Technology Section.

Daniel is the firm’s liaison to the Sedona Conference, and is a member of Working Groups 1 and 6. Daniel lectures and publishes in numerous forums on litigation, eDiscovery, records management, privacy and data security.

Education:

  • J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 1995
    • Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems, Managing Editor
    • Columbia Law Human Rights Fellowship
    • Jerome Michael Jury Trials, Finalist (1995-1995)
    • Olin Foundation Fellowship
  • B.S., magna cum laude, Southern Methodist University, 1992 (Economics with Finance Applications)
    • Honors and Departmental Distinctions
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Southern Methodist University, 1992 (English)
    • Honors and Departmental Distinctions

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • Texas

Clerkships:

  • The Hon. Vanessa D. Gilmore, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division

Memberships and Positions:

  • Texas Bar Foundation, Lifetime Fellow
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Fellow (2017)
  • Association of Corporate Counsel, Section of Litigation, Chair (2011-2012)
  • State Bar of Texas, Section of Computer and Technology, Council Member (2011-2015)
  • Sedona Conference Working Group 1 (Electronic Document Retention and Production) and Working Group 6 (International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure)
  • Electronic Discovery Institute, Senior Advisor (2014)
  • Asian American Legal Center of Texas, Board Member (2005-2006)
  • Asian American Bar Association of Houston, Board Member (2000-2002)
  • Legal Tech, Vendor Advisory Board (2012-2014)
  • Digital Government Institute, Education Advisory Committee (2010)

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