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David Stanton Answers Questions on eDiscovery
David L. Stanton
Mr. Stanton is a partner in Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman’s national Litigation Practice section. He advises public and private companies about compliance, investigations and litigation, focusing on information issues and registered entities.
In his securities regulation and enforcement practice, Mr. Stanton represents companies and executives, including financial institutions and securities-licensed professionals. He counsels banks, broker-dealers, investment advisers and securities industry professionals during internal corporate investigations, regulatory examinations, enforcement actions, securities arbitrations and litigation. Mr. Stanton also advises corporate clients on regulatory compliance, including anti-corruption and anti-money laundering, and he assists entities in conducting self-assessments and enhancing their policies, procedures and supervisory control programs.
Mr. Stanton is also a member of the firm's Information Law and Electronic Discovery team. He has significant experience in all aspects of information management law and e-discovery, and is well-versed in the latest technologies needed to implement effective and comprehensive enterprise-wide programs. He serves as national e-discovery counsel for clients, working closely with in-house counsel and IT professionals, service providers and outside trial teams, to ensure e-discovery process is cost-effective and complies with the rules of civil procedure. He also regularly advises clients on information governance, records retention and disposition, as well as litigation readiness programs and litigation hold procedures.
Through Mr. Stanton’s efforts, the firm has launched PEARL™, Pillsbury’s E-Discovery Alliance of Resource Leaders, a collaboration of lawyers and e-discovery service providers whose mission is to replace the typical ad hoc approach to e-discovery with a reliable, single source solution that improves quality and dramatically reduces overall costs and risks. Mr. Stanton also oversees the firm’s nationwide Litigation Support Department, and facilitates Pillsbury’s electronic discovery activities across all offices.
- Chambers Global, Litigation: E-Discovery—USA (2011-2013)
- Chambers USA, Litigation: E-Discovery—National (2010-2012)
- Legal 500 US, Technology: Data Protection & Privacy (2012)
Sedona Conference (Working Group 1), EDRM, American Bar Association, Southern California Compliance Group, Securities Industry and Financial Management Association
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California, U.S. District Courts for Colorado
"E-Disclosure - Importance of Approaching an LPO Vendor During Early Case Assessment," Global LPO Conference, New York, June 16, 2011
"Ediscovery Beyond Email: Structured Data, International Discovery, and Social and Mobile Media," Compliance Governance and Oversight Council, New York, June 15, 2011
"Managing Electronic Health Records in a HITECH World," Pillsbury Webinar, May 12, 2011
"Confronting Major E-Discovery Issues With Social Media and Cloud Computing," IQPC 11th Ediscovery Summit, San Francisco, April 28, 2011
"Right Steps, Wrong Outcome - What Harkabi Teaches," Compliance Governance and Oversight Council Webinar, March 23, 2011
"Mock Discovery Hearing: Harkabi and How Prevailing Practices Break Down," Compliance Governance and Oversight Council, San Francisco, January 19, 2011
"Electronic Discovery Guidance 2010: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know," Practicing Law Institute, San Francisco, December 3, 2010
"E-Discovery Essentials: Case Law and News You Need to Know," Webcast hosted by Exterro, Inc., November 2, 2010
"What Japanese Companies Need to Know about Electronic Discovery: A Practical Guide to Federal Rules and Requirements," Japan America Society, Los Angeles, CA, October 28, 2010
"2010 FCPA Panel Luncheon," TransPerfect Legal Solutions, New York, NY, October 14, 2010
"New Sources of E-Discovery: Managing Electronically Stored Information on Social Media Sites," IQPC 2nd Annual E-Discovery for Oil & Gas Conference, Houston, TX, October 12, 2010
"Outsourcing: Safety First," ILTA 2010 Strategic Unity Conference, Las Vegas, NV, August 24, 2010
"Compliance with Privacy Rules and Regulations," Joint presentation with Protiviti at Institute of Internal Auditors' 2010 Governance, Risk & Compliance Conference, Palm Beach, FL, August 23, 2010
"E-Discovery: Understanding Judge Scheindlin's Recent Pension Committee Decision," Pillsbury Client Webinar, April 14, 2010
"New SEC Enforcement and Examination Protocols," Pillsbury Client Event, San Francisco, CA, October 8, 2009
"Privilege and the Attorney-Client Relationship: How to Respond to the Changing Enforcement and Ethical Landscape," Association of Corporate Counsel, Los Angeles, CA, November 14, 2007
"Supervisory Controls and CEO Certification: Is Your Firm Ready For April 1, 2006?" Pillsbury Client Event, San Francisco / Los Angeles, February 2006