Meghan A. Podolny’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, information governance and eDiscovery issues, and internal investigations.
Meghan is counsel in the firm’s litigation practice and a central member of the Information Governance & eDiscovery group providing state-of-the-art data management and eDiscovery advice and services to a wide variety of corporate clients.
Her experience includes developing enterprise-level information governance best practices and working with clients to respond to the challenges of electronic discovery.
Meghan assists corporate clients in the assessment of the client’s current data capabilities and practices to determine both legal and operational risk.
She advises corporate clients on the development of tailored protocols to streamline a company’s discovery preparation and response to control costs associated with electronic information and meet its desired risk level.
Meghan frequently serves as eDiscovery counsel to advises and lead massive discovery response plans, often in response to internal investigations, governmental subpoenas or other requests.
She regularly leads presentations advising clients and lawyers alike on preservation obligations and strategies, predictive coding, and cross-border discovery issues. Meghan is also a frequent speaker and writer on a number of issues related to electronic discovery, data preservation, privilege waiver, and employee communication privacy concerns.
Meghan’s litigation practice focuses on complex commercial litigation matters, including class action defense, securities and fraud litigation, financial services matters, internal investigations, and electronic discovery and data governance issues.
- Served as national eDiscovery coordinating counsel for a major telecommunications company.
- Assisted with the development of a comprehensive electronic discovery protocol and IT system profiles for a Fortune 100 company.
- Counsels corporate clients in design and implementation of company-wide legal hold and eDiscovery protocols.
- Routinely designs and supervises collection, review, and production of documents for Fortune 500 companies in response to class action defense, state attorney general investigations, Federal Trade Commission civil investigative demands, and Department of Justice grand jury subpoenas.
- Defended major European bank against securities fraud claims arising from the Madoff Ponzi scheme by designing and supervising discovery response, which included collection and review of volumes of documents internationally.
- Advised a Fortune 500 financial services company on enterprise-wide preservation activities in response to government subpoenas and related civil litigation, including preservation at hundreds of locations across the country.
- Led discovery response for aerospace company engaged in both FTC and civil litigation antitrust action challenging exclusive dealing agreement, involving protection of highly classified information.
- Coordinated electronic discovery, collection, and culling issues and managed large scale review and deposition preparation related to significant Department of Justice Second Request for client in the transportation industry.
- Represented national bank in internal investigation, federal civil actions, and bankruptcy proceedings in connection with losses incurred on behalf of Ocala Funding, an asset backed commercial paper facility that was defrauded in connection with the multi-billion dollar collapse of Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp. and Colonial Bank.
- Led internal investigation into data network security and potential breach for a national transportation company.
- Participated in internal investigations regarding cyber theft of credit card and other personal data in network security breach cases.
- Investigated and mediated contractual business dispute for top US defense contractor.
- JD, The College of William & Mary, Articles Editor, William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, 2007
- BA, University of Notre Dame, summa cum laude, 2004
- District of Columbia
- Member, Women in eDiscovery, Richmond and DC Chapters
- Member, DC Bar Committee on Ediscovery
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