Mary Novacheck has litigated complex discovery and eDiscovery issues in class actions, MDLs and mass torts involving pharmaceutical, medical device and automotive litigation, handling briefing and oral arguments on high-stakes discovery motions in multiple states and federal courts. She has extensive experience negotiating and litigating complex discovery issues, focusing discovery on the needs of the case in order to manage and reduce the burdens of overly broad and disproportionate discovery.
Mary aggressively prepares and defends corporate employees who testify in depositions and trial. She has appeared pro hac vice in multiple venues defending clients on ESI orders and compliance, preservation and review of electronically stored information, database and unstructured data productions, back-up data preservation and review, ESI collection methods, the effectiveness of litigation holds, confidentiality of electronic documents, TAR and computer assisted review.
Mary is a member of the Lawyer’s for Civil Justice Executive Committee and Board of Directors. In 2017 she was honored with LCJ’s “Outstanding Contributor” award and is co-chair of LCJ’s Diversity and Young Lawyer’s Committee, recently founding LCJ’s Fellows program. She is also a frequent lecturer and author, having testified to the Federal Advisory Committee on Civil Rules in 2019 in support of proposed amendments to Rule 30(b)(6) on corporate depositions and has authored several comments to the Committee on topics related to civil justice reform and rules amendments.
Mary's publications can be found at: Novacheck et al., “IT Technologies and How to Preserve ESI Cost Effectively,” 40 William Mitchell L. Rev. 486, 493 (2014); and online, Chapter 7 “Professionalism and Ethics in E-Discovery” and Chapter 12 “Authentication and Admissibility of ESI.”