Laura Slade is a staff attorney in the firm’s WilmerHale Discovery Solutions department, focused on substantive and strategic areas of discovery for Litigation Controversy matters. She joined the firm in 2004.
Ms. Slade focuses her practice on issues of e-discovery. Specifically, she works with other attorneys, litigation support coordinators, and paralegals in order to provide efficient and cost effective discovery in litigations and investigations.
Staff attorneys on these teams manage matters to create smarter document review processes through strategic and tactical work from preservation to collection and through review and production. In this role they utilize the firm’s internal review software as well as e-discovery vendors’ review and analytical tools.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Slade worked as an auditor reviewing previously litigated and settled asbestos exposure cases for information relating to insurance liability. In addition, Ms. Slade has worked as a freelance editor for Aspen Publishers where she contributed casenote legal briefs in the areas of evidence, criminal law and criminal procedure.
After law school, Ms. Slade volunteered with the Committee for Public Counsel Services, where she researched and wrote motions dealing with a variety of evidentiary issues. She was also a coordinator with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, assisting low-income members of the community in filing income tax forms.
JD, New England School of Law, 2002
BA, German Literature and Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1999