Karin Scholz Jenson

Partner

New York
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Karin Jenson focuses her practice on information-related issues in complex and class action litigation and is an experienced advisor regarding preservation of evidence, discovery management, attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine, the use of technology in litigation, and related areas. 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 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 Leader of BakerHostetler’s E-Discovery Advocacy and Management team, Karin has earned a reputation for her strong and thoughtful management of the discovery process. The National Law Journal named Karin a Top 50 Litigation Trailblazer of 2015 for her team’s work in streamlining and reducing the costs of discovery in connection with the firm’s role as court-appointed counsel to the SIPA Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. The 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. She has witnessed the evolution of discovery practices and rules, and has come to be a thought leader and frequent consultant on the topic. She developed and led a training program for firm attorneys and clients on the December 1, 2015 changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and her voice and viewpoint on the changes resulted in her appointment as co-chair of the 2016 Sedona Conference Institute. 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.

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  • Provides tailored discovery advice in cases of all sizes and types across the firm, collectively resulting in millions of dollars in cost savings for clients.
  • Supervised the preservation of evidence and management of discovery in more than a dozen data breaches and subsequent class actions, including four of the top five largest healthcare breaches in history.
  • Managed 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.
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Experience

  • Provides tailored discovery advice in cases of all sizes and types across the firm, collectively resulting in millions of dollars in cost savings for clients.
  • Supervised the preservation of evidence and management of discovery in more than a dozen data breaches and subsequent class actions, including four of the top five largest healthcare breaches in history.
  • 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.
  • Managed 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.

Recognitions

  • Chambers USA: Recognized Practitioner: Litigation: E-Discovery (2015)
  • National Law Journal "Litigation Trailblazer" (2015)
  • Who's Who Legal: E-Discovery (2015)

Memberships

  • New York E-Discovery Roundtable
    • Founding Member
    • Membership Committee Member
  • Sedona Conference
    • Conference Institute: Co-Chair (2016)
    • Working Group 1
    • Working Group 6
  • Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program

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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 [Inactive], 2005
  • Ohio [Inactive], 2003

Education

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

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In The Blogs

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Discovery Advocate
Retooling Your Practice Under the New Rules with The Sedona Conference Institute: a Case Summary (Part 2)
February 4, 2016
By Karin Jenson, national leader, E-Discovery Advocacy and Management Team and Co-Chair of The 2016 Sedona Conference Institute And Jacqueline K. Matthews, BakerHostetler associate Every year, The Sedona Conference Institute keeps us ahead...
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Discovery Advocate
Retooling Your Practice Under the New Rules with The Sedona Conference Institute: a Case Summary (Part 1)
January 28, 2016
By Karin Jenson, national leader, E-Discovery Advocacy and Management Team and Co-Chair of The 2016 Sedona Conference Institute And Jacqueline K. Matthews, BakerHostetler associate Every year, The Sedona Conference Institute keeps us ahead...
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Discovery Advocate
Congratulations! Now what?
December 1, 2015
Twitter is abuzz with messages about today’s effective date for the changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that read more like birth announcements (“It’s finally here!”). But figuring out what to do once you get that baby home is...
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Discovery Advocate
Conclusion: Your First Five Questions (times four): A Practical Guide to the Amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure – Are you Ready?
November 30, 2015
The current amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure—and, in particular, those that address the practice of civil discovery—are the product of five years of development, debate, and, of course, dialogue. Now that the Rules are set to be...
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Discovery Advocate
Day 4: Your First Five Questions (times four): A Practical Guide to the Amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure – Rule 34 Objections
November 25, 2015
The current amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure—and, in particular, those that address the practice of civil discovery—are the product of five years of development, debate, and, of course, dialogue. Now that the Rules are set to be...
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