Emily R. Fedeles

Associate

New York
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Emily Fedeles maintains a general litigation practice with a focus on the areas of electronic discovery, privacy and data protection, and complex commercial litigation. Prior to joining BakerHostetler, she worked for several years at a law firm in Geneva, Switzerland, where she developed a wealth of experience relating to cross-border e-discovery, Bring Your Own Device guidance, and data privacy and security considerations. Emily's knowledge allows her to understand, adapt to and apply laws to better serve her clients in contexts ranging from litigation to regulatory inquiries to cross-border transactions.

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  • Works directly with in-house counsel, internal stakeholders and third-party technologists to preserve evidence and manage discovery in data breaches and security incidents, as well as in subsequent class actions and regulatory investigations. 
  • Drafts and negotiates multiparty contracts in complex technology transactions.
  • Counsels clients on information governance practices and the development of records retention, maintenance, and destruction policies and procedures.
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Experience

  • Works directly with in-house counsel, internal stakeholders and third-party technologists to preserve evidence and manage discovery in data breaches and security incidents, as well as in subsequent class actions and regulatory investigations. 
  • Drafts and negotiates multiparty contracts in complex technology transactions.
  • Counsels clients on information governance practices and the development of records retention, maintenance, and destruction policies and procedures.
  • Develops privacy and information security policies. 
  • Develops legal hold policies, procedures and related materials.
  • Represented a national product manufacturer in high-stakes, complex litigation trials in state and federal courts in Florida. Involved in various phases of trial preparation, including fact gathering, discovery, document production, motion practice and development of trial strategy. A member of four trial teams, two of which earned complete defense verdicts. 
  • Lead associate for international counsel in the representation of a global product manufacturer in class actions, reimbursement lawsuits, consumer protection claims and individual product liability claims in Europe, West Africa and the Middle East. 
  • As lead associate, assisted in the representation of a multinational product manufacturer in a cross-border acquisition. Advised on the collection, use, processing and security of personally identifiable and sensitive information, and counseled on the use of data transfer mechanisms, including standard contractual clauses (model contracts) and binding corporate rules.
  • Advised a global financial services company on corporate data retention policies and procedures with regard to U.S. and international laws. 
  • As lead associate for international counsel, advised clients on litigation prevention strategies and legislative projects that impact or alter civil liability risks in Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific. Such projects included proposed legislation on class actions, punitive damages and pretrial discovery.
  • Involved in representing Irving H. Picard, the Securities Investor Protection Act Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, in connection with BakerHostetler's role as court-appointed counsel.

Memberships

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
    • Certified Information Privacy Professional – Europe (CIPP/E)
  • The Sedona Conference
    • Working Group 1: Electronic Document Retention and Production
    • Working Group 6: International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure
    • Working Group 11: Data Security and Privacy Liability

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Prior Positions

  • Shook, Hardy & Bacon: Associate
    • Geneva, Switzerland (2013 to 2015)
    • Tampa, Florida (2011 to 2013)
  • ATL Spirit, LLC: Legal Intern (2010)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Florida
  • District of Columbia

Education

  • J.D., Emory University School of Law, 2011, With Honors, Order of the Barristers
  • B.A., History and Economics, Emory University, 2008

Languages

  • Spanish

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Discovery Advocate
If the Scope of Discovery Changed and No One Paid Attention, Did the Scope of Discovery Change?
By Emily R. Fedeles, Nichole L. Sterling
January 27, 2017
The scope of discovery may be more limited than you think. The Cole’s Wexford opinion provides a thorough dissection of the history and past iterations of Rule 26 and a clear explanation of the status of the current rule as amended in...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework to Launch April 12
By Emily R. Fedeles, Melinda L. McLellan
January 14, 2017
On January 11, 2017, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Swiss Federal Council and the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) issued press releases announcing that an agreement has been reached on a new...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Privacy Rights Group Files First Legal Challenge to EU-U.S. Privacy Shield
By Emily R. Fedeles, Melinda L. McLellan
October 31, 2016
Digital Rights Ireland, an Irish privacy advocacy group, has filed the first legal challenge to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, the trans-Atlantic agreement reached earlier this year to permit the lawful transfer of personal data from the...
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