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Jenifer C. Melby

Jenifer C. Melby

Director of eDiscovery and Client Advisory Technology Services

Jenifer Melby leads the firm's eDiscovery and litigation support services, merging technology and legal defense strategy to provide effective and superior solutions in the areas of electronic discovery, project management and litigation support. Her background as a practicing commercial litigation attorney coupled with extensive experience in all phases of case management give her thorough understanding of the needs and expectations of attorneys, client counsel and vendors. She uses these insights to develop and implement best practices and the latest technology relating to ESI preservation, database management and client services.

Jenifer has worked on the cutting edge of technology as discovery protocols and matter management have evolved in light of ever-changing service offerings, review platforms and the dramatic increases in data volume. She has experience developing and implementing improved workflow systems to manage significant amounts of data and conduct more efficient document reviews for high-profile, high-volume cases. Her support of legal teams includes a vast array of cases spanning from patent infringement matters to pharmaceutical product liability cases, in federal and state courts across the nation, and she is well-versed in the heightened protections required to secure protected health information. She has also managed projects for international clients involving the European Union's Data Protection Directive.

Having spent over ten years practicing commercial litigation, Jenifer brings valuable insights on case strategy from the attorney perspective to her position. She has an extensive working knowledge of a wide variety of litigation support software and stays current on the latest trends and issues through memberships with multiple eDiscovery and legal technology organizations.  In addition to her bar licensures, Jenifer is certified by the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists.

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • New Jersey
  • Texas

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit


  • Rutgers School of Law, J.D., 1990
  • Texas A&M University, B.A., 1986

Professional Associations

    • Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists 
      —Member, 2012 – 2022
      —Member, Twin Cities Chapter, 2018 – 2022
      —Co-President, Twin Cities Chapter, 2019 – 2022

    • Minnesota Association of Litigation Support Professionals
      President, 2012 – 2013
      —Vice President, 2011 – 2012
      Member, 2010 – 2019
    • Women in eDiscovery
      —Director, Minneapolis Chapter, 2017
      —Assistant Director, Minneapolis Chapter, 2016
      —Member, Minneapolis Chapter, 2008 – 2022
    • International Legal Technology Association
      —Member, 2008 – 2022


    • Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists
      —Certified eDiscovery Specialist
    • —Twin Cities Board of Directors, Co-President

Recent News, Events and Blogs

Speaking Engagements

  • “Technical Competency in Practice and the Impact on the 26(f) Conference and Discovery Planning,” Co-Presenter, Webinar, October 2021
  • "The Great eDiscovery Debate," Presenter, Minnesota Association of Litigation Support Professionals 2020 Meeting, November 2020
  • "Advanced Strategies for the Implementation of Analytics," Panelist, Minnesota Association of Litigation Support Professionals, June 2019
  • "The ABCs of ESI Elementary eDiscovery," Co-Presenter, Client Webinar, March 2017
  • "Managing E-Discovery Through Managing Services," Panelist, Women in E-Discovery – Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter, November 2016
  • "Project Management Tools: Best Practices for Managing E-Discovery," Panelist, Women in E-Discovery – Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter, August 2015