Prominent Electronic Discovery Partner Joins Alston & Bird (Los Angeles)

Watanabe Nason is pleased to announce that Jessica Cullen Smith is joining Alston & Bird in Los Angeles. Ms. Smith was a partner with McDermott Will & Emery and a co-founder of McDermott Discovery.

Ms. Smith focuses her practice on all aspects of electronic discovery and related issues. She works closely with clients to develop practical, cost-effective strategies for managing the complex challenges that electronic data presents in many disputes. Ms. Smith represents global companies in effectively resolving cross-border discovery issues in US disputes, and regularly advises clients on how to effectively store and manage electronic records before litigation commences.

Ms. Smith also develops creative and practical strategies for clients in disputes to preserve, review and produce electronically stored information in the discovery process. She also counsels clients on data privacy and information security compliance matters, and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional.

Watanabe Nason & Schwartz, the firm providing partner and practice group placement and consulting services to law firms throughout California, has facilitated over 1000 transactions involving individual partners and groups.

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