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.