Thought Leader Interview with Christine Payne of Redgrave LLP: eDiscovery Trends

It’s thought leader interview week here on eDiscovery Today!  Last week, Christine Payne of Redgrave LLP was nice enough to sit down with me and discuss various eDiscovery topics and trends, including Redgrave’s specific discovery work to support corporate restructurings – needless to say, we’re seeing a lot more of those these days.  And, Christine is my first video thought leader interviewee ever on eDiscovery Today!

Christine is a nationally-recognized advocate specializing in eDiscovery and litigation strategy. She handles all aspects of case strategy and discovery for complex commercial litigation, restructuring-related litigation, products-liability litigation, antitrust matters, Section 220 requests, and ongoing or anticipated investigations.  Before joining Redgrave in May 2019, Christine was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, where she led the Firmwide Electronic Discovery Committee.  At Redgrave, Christine leads the Restructuring Discovery team and is the chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee.  Christine lives in Austin, TX and is the mom of two cool kids, Ty and Addie.

In a recent article on Law360 (subscription required, also available here), Christine (and Michelle Six of Kirkland & Ellis LLP) also proposed a new framework for using Technology Assisted Review (TAR) in the context of civil litigation.  The article detailed the inconsistent standards applied to TAR versus attorney review, as well as the need to recognize that the benefits of TAR can be eviscerated by lengthy negotiations and overbearing protocols.  The authors proposed a technique to reduce cost and contention, addressing legitimate concerns about the accuracy of large-scale responsiveness reviews while also mitigating unhelpful and expensive arguments over process.  I interviewed Christine and Michelle previously to discuss the framework and the two-part interview can be found here and here.

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My ten minute interview with Christine regarding restructuring discovery, trends associated with it, how advanced technologies (including TAR) can impact it and other topics is below.  Enjoy!

So, what do you think?  Have you been involved in a corporate restructuring before?   Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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