Csilla Boga-Lofaro

Associate

New York
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Overview

Csilla Boga-Lofaro is a member of the E-Discovery Advocacy and Management team. She has considerable experience handling large-scale discovery, managing projects and workflows in complex commercial litigations, class actions, as well as regulatory inquires. She works seamlessly with case teams and is fully dedicated to serving clients’ needs in order to achieve efficient and cost-effective results.

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  • Works with litigation teams in class actions and regulatory investigations of cybersecurity incidents to manage discovery, draft electronically stored information protocols, manage review projects, assist in processing collected data and document production, draft privilege logs, and work with teams developing factual support for depositions and briefs.
  • Member of the BakerHostetler team serving as court-appointed counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, an unprecedented recovery effort involving hundreds of actions.
  • Supported discovery efforts in bankruptcy litigation involving the return of payments made by a corporate estate to a global financial services firm. Assisted in processing collected data and document production, reviewed and redacted documents, drafted privilege logs, and assisted with developing factual support for depositions, briefs and trial.
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Experience

  • Works with litigation teams in class actions and regulatory investigations of cybersecurity incidents to manage discovery, draft electronically stored information protocols, manage review projects, assist in processing collected data and document production, draft privilege logs, and work with teams developing factual support for depositions and briefs.
  • Member of the BakerHostetler team serving as court-appointed counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, an unprecedented recovery effort involving hundreds of actions.
  • Supported discovery efforts in bankruptcy litigation involving the return of payments made by a corporate estate to a global financial services firm. Assisted in processing collected data and document production, reviewed and redacted documents, drafted privilege logs, and assisted with developing factual support for depositions, briefs and trial.
  • Assisted in the representation of a global financial services firm during a major bankruptcy proceeding. Reviewed and redacted documents, prepared privilege logs, and assisted in training and supervising contract attorneys during discovery for multiple matters. 
  • Supported discovery efforts in government enforcement investigations and complex litigation matters, including securities, class actions, and internal and regulatory investigations in connection with the representation of one of the world's leading investment banking company in matters arising from mortgage-backed securities related to the 2008 recession.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
    • Immigration & Nationality Law Committee

Pro Bono

  • Provides guidance to an international nonprofit organization on the creation and implementation of global privacy and security policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Served as special assistant corporate counsel for the New York City Law Department as a volunteer with the Public Service Program. Conducted and defended numerous depositions in a variety of tort cases against New York City, as well as the Departments of Sanitation, Education, Environmental Protection, and Parks and Recreation.
  • Drafted guide, "A Guide to Collateral Consequences of Juvenile Adjudication," for the National Juvenile Defender Center.

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • New York

Education

  • LL.M., Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • LL.B., George Bariţiu University School of Law
  • B.S., Radu Negru College

Languages

  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Romanian

Blog

In The Blogs

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Discovery Advocate
What Judges are really saying about Technology Assisted Review
By Csilla Boga-Lofaro, David Choi, James A. Sherer
April 6, 2018
Since the first judicial opinion endorsing the use of Technology Assisted Review (or TAR) was written by Judge Andrew J. Peck in 2012, an entire legal industry has grown up on the premise of streamlining the document review process in...
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