Emily Fedeles maintains a general litigation practice with a focus on the areas of electronic discovery, privacy and data protection, and complex commercial litigation. Prior to joining BakerHostetler, she worked in the Tampa, Florida, and Geneva, Switzerland, offices of a U.S.-based law firm, where she developed a wealth of experience relating to litigation, cross-border e-discovery, and data privacy and security considerations.
Emily’s knowledge and background allows her to understand, adapt to, and apply laws to better serve her clients in contexts ranging from litigation to regulatory inquiries to cross-border transactions.
- Works directly with in-house counsel, internal stakeholders and third-party technologists to preserve evidence and manage discovery in data breaches and security incidents, as well as in subsequent class actions and regulatory investigations.
- Drafts and negotiates multiparty contracts in complex technology transactions.
- Provides guidance regarding the creation, development and implementation of global privacy and security policies, standards, procedures and guidelines.
- Advises clients on information governance practices and the development of records retention, maintenance and destruction policies and procedures.
- Represented a national product manufacturer in high-stakes, complex litigation trials in state and federal courts in Florida. Involved in various phases of trial preparation, including fact gathering, discovery, document production, motion practice and development of trial strategy. A member of four trial teams, two of which earned complete defense verdicts.
- Advised a global financial services company on corporate data retention policies and procedures with regard to U.S. and international laws.
- As lead associate for international counsel, advised clients on litigation prevention strategies and legislative projects that impact or alter civil liability risks in Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific. Such projects included proposed legislation on class actions, punitive damages and pretrial discovery.
- International Association of Privacy Professionals, Certified Information Privacy Professional – Europe (CIPP/E)
- The Sedona Conference
- Working Group 1: Electronic Document Retention and Production
- Working Group 6: International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure
- Working Group 11: Data Security and Privacy Liability
- J.D., Emory University School of Law, 2011, With Honors, Order of the Barristers
- B.A., History and Economics, Emory University, 2008
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
- District of Columbia
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