CLEVELAND, OH – December 5, 2012 – BakerHostetler announced today that Gilbert S. Keteltas and Karin Scholz Jenson have been appointed National Co-Chairs of its E-Discovery Advocacy and Management Team.
As experienced litigators working on behalf of some of the world’s largest companies, Keteltas and Jenson bring a practical focus to electronic discovery that recognizes not just the importance of disciplined litigation support, but the role of focused advocacy in addressing the burdens, costs and opportunities of discovery in modern complex litigation. They are both actively involved in the Electronic Document Retention and Production Working Group of the Sedona Conference -- a nonprofit research and educational institute dedicated to the advanced study of law and policy in the areas of antitrust law, complex litigation and intellectual property rights. As contributors to the Working Group and other leading organizations dedicated to best practices in discovery, Keteltas and Jenson participate in the developing principles and best practices for electronic document retention and production in civil litigation.
As a trial lawyer and litigator in complex cases, Keteltas directs the discovery process in the trenches of litigation, informed of the risks and opportunities that electronically stored information presents. His clients include a number of FORTUNE 100 companies and other large, national and international organizations. Keteltas also advises global companies on the creation and deployment of discovery response programs.
Keteltas is editor of, and a regular contributor to, BakerHostetler’s Discovery Advocate blog. In addition to his work with Sedona Conference Working Group 1, he serves on the Advisory Board, Planning Committee and faculty of Georgetown Law’s Advanced E-Discovery Institute.
Keteltas shares his knowledge of current topics with the industry as an author and presenter. His publications include chapters in Electronic Evidence: Law and Practice (“Discovery of Electronic Evidence,” ABA Section of Litigation, 2d Ed. 2008), E-Discovery and Data Privacy: A Practical Guide (“U.S. E-Discovery,” Kluwer Law Int’l 2011), and Calculating and Proving Damages (“Damages and Discovery,” Law Jrnl. Press 2011). He has also presented at a number of industry conferences, including those hosted by The Sedona Conference and the American Bar Association Section of Litigation.
Jenson’s practice focuses on the defense of complex and class action litigation and arbitration. She leads the firm’s Madoff Discovery Management Team, a subgroup of the E-Discovery Advocacy and Management Team, which oversees all discovery-related issues arising from BakerHostetler’s role as court-appointed counsel to the SIPA Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC which, to date, has recovered or entered into agreements to recover $9.28 billion, representing nearly 53 percent of the estimated $17.3 billion in principal lost in the Ponzi scheme by Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS) customers who filed claims. In this role, she supervises the management of one of the largest and most complex data set at issue in any single litigation in the United States. She is also a member of the core team in Picard v. Katz, et al., 11-CV-03605 (JSR), the litigation now settled against the owners of the New York Mets and related entities, and co-captain of Picard v. UBS AG, et al., Adv. Pro. No. 10-04285, which seeks recoveries from U.S. and international defendants.
Having started her legal career at BakerHostetler, Jenson has managed all aspects of litigation from pre-lawsuit counseling to trial and appeal and has extensive experience with alternative dispute resolution. She has worked on behalf of banks, insurers, media, consumer services and other industries. She is highly skilled at managing electronic discovery in the trenches of litigation, including negotiating discovery issues with opposing counsel, developing and implementing document retention protocols, executing proper retrieval and preservation of electronic client data, conducting efficient and cost-effective data review, coordinating experts and vendors with clients and legal teams, and researching and successfully briefing the law of spoliation and sanctions.
Jenson is committed to the development of principles and best-practices for electronic document retention and production. She was recently part of a Sedona Conference team that reviewed and updated commentary to The Sedona Principles, the widely cited manual of best practices and recommendations for managing electronic discovery. She also contributes to the firm’s e-discovery blog, Discovery Advocate, and is a member of a working group of New York-based e-discovery attorneys.
BakerHostetler’s E-Discovery Advocacy and Management Team has extensive experience in complex litigation and investigations and is a leader in all aspects of discovery management.
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