Denise Talbert

Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP

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Grand Boulevard 2555
Kansas City 64108 MO US

Denise J. Talbert has more than two decades of full-time experience in managing cost-effective discovery in complex litigation, including preservation, collection, organization, review, production, privilege logging, written discovery responses and issue analysis.

As co-chair of the firm’s Data and Discovery Strategies Practice Group, Denise directs a team of approximately 60 attorneys, analysts, project managers and technology experts who average more than 16 years of experience.

Ranked as a top-tier group in eDiscovery by The Legal 500 United States, the team has served as national eDiscovery counsel for Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries, including pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer product manufacturing.

Throughout its 35-year history, the team has worked side-by-side with case counsel not only at Shook but also at leading law firms throughout the United States.

Denise is actively involved in the eDiscovery legal community and dedicates a portion of her time to tracking relevant market and technology changes to better serve her clients. She has published materials on eDiscovery law and routinely offers related CLE presentations, and she is a member of The Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production.

As a member of The Sedona Conference eDiscovery Case Law Update Team, she regularly contributes case law summaries for publication by The Sedona Conference.

Before attending law school, Denise was a practicing accountant working in-house at multiple companies.


  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Illinois College of Law, 1994
  • B.A., magna cum laude, MidAmerica Nazarene University, 1987

Bar Admissions:

  • Missouri

Community Involvement:

  • Center for Developmentally Disabled (CDD)
  • Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County – eitas, Board Member


  • The Sedona Conference, Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production


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