A Commercial Litigator’s Take on Proportionality
October 6, 2022
11:30 a.m. CDT
e-Discovery software and service providers have been talking about proportionality almost non-stop ever since the 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Practitioners opine regularly on industry panels, webinars, and publications – but what is a commercial litigator’s perspective on proportionality?
Sean Burke and Ray Biederman, co-founders of Mattingly Burke Cohen & Biederman, LLP and Proteus Discovery Group, recently published a response to The New Framework released by the George Washington Law School in April. In this webinar, Sean, Ray, and David Horrigan discovery counsel and legal education director at Relativity, will discuss the New Framework from the perspectives of commercial litigators.
Sean Burke is director, co-founder of Mattingly Burke Cohen & Biederman, LLP and Proteus Discovery Group. He handles a wide array of complex commercial matters from pre-suit negotiation, the pleading and discovery stage, through judgment and any appellate process. His experience includes representing international medical products manufacturers in multi-million dollar product liability suits; significant commercial clients in complex disputes involving allegations of fraud, breach of contract, theft of trade secrets, and product failures; individuals and businesses in multi-million dollar insurance coverage disputes; and property owners in environmental contamination matters. Sean has litigated putative class action claims brought against national credit card providers, international oil companies, and international manufacturers; complex, high-profile construction disputes; significant personal injury claims; and alleged violations of non-compete agreements. Sean also has an active practice leading companies through internal investigations and responses to governmental inquiries, including responding to, negotiating with, and litigating against the CFPB. His experience extends beyond litigation through his practice acting as outside general counsel and business advisor to companies in all stages of their life cycle. Sean is also a partner in Mattingly Burke Cohen & Biederman, and DiscoveryMaster, a software platform for e-discovery reporting. He was previously an associate at the Chicago office of Sidley Austin, LLP and a partner at the Indianapolis office of Barnes & Thornburg, LLP.
David Horrigan is discovery counsel and legal education director at Relativity. An attorney, award-winning journalist, former e-discovery and information governance industry analyst, podcast co-host, and frequent law school guest lecturer, he has written articles for ALM’s Legaltech News for the past 21 years, and he has served as Analyst and Counsel at 451 Research and Reporter and Assistant Editor at The National Law Journal. His awards include Runner-Up for Best Legal Analysis in the LexBlog Excellence Awards and Best Vendor Magazine Article from the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA). He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/US by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and he is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia.