Karin Scholz Jenson

Partner

New York
T 212.589.4266  |  F 212.589.4201

Karin Jenson focuses her practice on electronic discovery advocacy and the defense of complex and class action litigation and arbitration. She draws on years of experience as a commercial litigator and puts her role as an advocate and skilled negotiator at the forefront of her practice, which can dramatically reduce the costs and stress of discovery. Karin manages all aspects of litigation, from pre-lawsuit counseling to trial and appeal, and she has extensive experience with alternative dispute resolution. Karin is known for her sound judgment, responsiveness to clients and adversaries, and willingness to calculate and explain the risks of discovery decisions in litigation.

National Co-Leader of BakerHostetler’s E-Discovery Advocacy and Management team, Karin has earned a reputation for her sophisticated approach to e-discovery and her strong and thoughtful management of the discovery process. She has witnessed the evolution of discovery practices and rules, and has come to be a thought leader and frequent consultant on the topic. With the ability to see how critical discovery-related decisions might play out in litigation, in trial, or in settlement discussions, Karin brings a practical focus to electronic discovery that recognizes not just the importance of disciplined litigation support, but also the role of focused advocacy in addressing the burdens, costs, and opportunities of discovery in modern complex litigation. Karin is a regular contributor to the firm’s e-discovery blog, Discovery Advocate.

Select Experience

  • Core trial team member in a case taken over from another firm in which the court ruled that the client, a Fortune 300 company, was precluded from using certain evidence at trial and would be subject to an adverse inference instruction given to the jury that ultimately was settled favorably for the client.
  • Leads BakerHostetler’s Discovery Management team, which oversees all discovery and ESI issues arising from the firm’s role as court-appointed counsel to the SIPA Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. The 80-member Discovery Management team coordinates, develops and integrates numerous cutting-edge commercial and proprietary systems to manage all aspects of discovery in the more than 1,000 lawsuits filed by the SIPA Trustee.
  • Managing extensive discovery with core parties and more than 20 non-parties in Picard v. Katz, et al., 11-CV-03605 (JSR), the litigation against the owners of the New York Mets and related entities, on a condensed schedule.
  • Co-captain of Picard v. UBS AG, et al., Adv. Pro. No. 08-01789 (BRL), which seeks recovery of millions of dollars from U.S. and international defendants.
  • Lead counsel on Picard v. Becker, et al., Adv. Pro. No. 10-04620 (BRL), the case against the former General Counsel of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and his brothers, and related proceedings.
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Experience

  • Core trial team member in a case taken over from another firm in which the court ruled that the client, a Fortune 300 company, was precluded from using certain evidence at trial and would be subject to an adverse inference instruction given to the jury that ultimately was settled favorably for the client.
  • Leads BakerHostetler’s Discovery Management team, which oversees all discovery and ESI issues arising from the firm’s role as court-appointed counsel to the SIPA Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. The 80-member Discovery Management team coordinates, develops and integrates numerous cutting-edge commercial and proprietary systems to manage all aspects of discovery in the more than 1,000 lawsuits filed by the SIPA Trustee.
  • Managing extensive discovery with core parties and more than 20 non-parties in Picard v. Katz, et al., 11-CV-03605 (JSR), the litigation against the owners of the New York Mets and related entities, on a condensed schedule.
  • Co-captain of Picard v. UBS AG, et al., Adv. Pro. No. 08-01789 (BRL), which seeks recovery of millions of dollars from U.S. and international defendants.
  • Lead counsel on Picard v. Becker, et al., Adv. Pro. No. 10-04620 (BRL), the case against the former General Counsel of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and his brothers, and related proceedings.

Memberships

  • Sedona Conference
    • Working Group 1
    • Working Group 6
    • Sedona Conference Team: part of team that updated the commentary to The Sedona Principles
  • Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program

Community

  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
    • former chapter board member
    • former media relations and government affairs committees
  • Aurora Community College Foundation: former director and legal advisor

Services

Prior Positions

  • The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Reporter and Assistant Editor

Admissions

  • New York, 2013
  • Colorado, 2005
  • Ohio [Inactive], 2003

Education

  • J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, cum laude
  • B.A., Miami University

Blog

In The Blogs

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Discovery Advocate
From Sedona to Georgetown to New York—What’s Fashionable in eDiscovery This Year?
December 10, 2014
It’s that time of year, when bench, bar, vendors, and clients think big eDiscovery thoughts. They go to The Sedona Conference (which is not in Sedona), Georgetown Law’s Advanced eDiscovery Institute (which is not at Georgetown Law—but...
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Discovery Advocate
Predictive coding after keyword screening!? Don’t miss the point of Bridgestone Americas
August 21, 2014
Magistrate Judge Joe B. Brown’s recent order permitting predictive coding in Bridgestone Americas v. International Business Machines Corporation has received a lot of attention because it allowed the use of predictive coding on a...
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Discovery Advocate
Gil Keteltas Discusses E-Discovery in Q&A for Recommind Blog Article
July 22, 2014
Partner Gil Keteltas, co-editor of BakerHostetler’s Discovery Advocate blog, participated in a question-and-answer session with Senior Discovery Counsel for Recommind, Inc., Philip Favro. Keteltas’ responses appeared in a July 22, 2014...
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Discovery Advocate
Are You Facing the Prospect of a Merger Investigation?
May 12, 2014
Editor’s Note: This blog post is joint submission with BakerHostetler’s Antitrust Advocate blog. If your organization is facing the prospect of a merger investigation and your lawyers haven’t raised the prospect of technology-assisted...
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Discovery Advocate
Dear Mr. Snowden: Is it reasonable to expect my attorney-client communications are confidential?
March 20, 2014
Last month, Edward Snowden provided the press a document describing “how Australian intelligence conducted surveillance of trade talks between Indonesia and the United States and, in the process, monitored communications between Indonesian...
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