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Raj S. Sivananthan

Raj S. Sivananthan

Managing Partner
Phone:602.643.2331
Fax:602.248.0947

Raj Sivananthan is an established litigator with more than 25 years of experience. Sought after for his highly focused knowledge and experience in legal matters related to discovery and eDiscovery, Raj advises corporations on how to take on the many challenges of modern discovery practice and how discovery should be managed with the goal of achieving trial success or reasonable case settlements. He also directs the tactical preparation of corporate witnesses for deposition and the strategic preparation of responses to all forms of discovery, including notices for corporate depositions. He has extensive experience in designing, implementing and coordinating discovery management programs, eDiscovery, records management programs and litigation risk management programs for clients.

The specialized programs Raj has created and managed involve all facets of discovery management and is aimed at minimizing the risk to clients from discovery inconsistencies, and resulting monetary sanctions and loss of credibility. The processes he has designed include detailed discovery tracking tools and electronic databases that capture company information in a consistent manner so that it may be efficiently used in pattern litigation.

Raj is a frequent speaker on topics ranging from legal writing and discovery management to corporate witness deposition and trial preparation. He is also a member of the firm's Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona

Education

  • Vanderbilt University School of Law, J.D., 1989
  • The University of the South, B.A., 1986

    summa cum laude

    Dean's List

    Order of the Gownsmen

    Georgia Wilkins Scholar

    Alexander Guerry Award for English Literature

    Honors in English Literature

    Phi Beta Kappa

  • Independent Study Abroad at St. John's College, Oxford University and Cambridge University

Professional Associations

    • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
    • State Bar of Arizona
    • Maricopa County Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
    • Men's Arts Council, Phoenix Art Museum
      — Board of Directors
    • The University of the South
      —Alumni Trustees’ Executive Board
    • Southwest Shakespeare Company
      —Board of Directors and Advisory Board

Distinctions

    • "40 under 40", 2003
      Phoenix Business Journal

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Speaking Engagements

  • "Discovery Coordination Strategies," Co-Presenter, Client Webinar, May 2016

Classes and Seminars Taught

  • "Legal Writing, the Right Way," Bowman and Brooke LLP
  • "Special Discovery Considerations," National Business Institute
  • "Defending the Video Taped Corporate Deposition," Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • "Written Discovery, Automatic Disclosures and Document Production," Snell & Wilmer and Bowman and Brooke LLP
  • "Practicing Law in the Post-Enron Era," Snell & Wilmer
  • "Post Enron Record Retention Issues for Corporate Counsel," Maricopa County Bar Association
  • "Associate Marketing CLE," Bowman and Brooke LLP
  • "Discovery Response Preparation," Bowman and Brooke LLP; representative clients
  • "eDiscovery Management," Bowman and Brooke LLP; representative clients