Dera J. Nevin is the Firm’s eDiscovery Counsel and she is also responsible for the Firm’s eDiscovery and Information Governance programs, and its Records Management and Conflicts screening processes.
Dera’s practice focuses on eDiscovery and Information Governance. She has significant operational experience developing and managing eDiscovery and practice support programs and teams. She maintains a focus on strategic process and technology initiatives and e-Discovery matter and program cost containment. She has significant experience recommending and implementing technology, building and evaluating e-discovery operations and spearheading strategic initiatives directed at increasing e-discovery program effectiveness. Her experience includes advising on all aspects of e-discovery in civil, criminal, regulatory and M&A transactions and in internal investigations, and in transborder eDiscovery. She has managed review and production totals of over 500 million records. She has pioneered the use of e-discovery applications, including technology-assisted review and technology-driven multi-lingual search. She has advised numerous corporations on the development and implementation of e-discovery programs and strategies, including litigation hold management and audit. She also has experience in related aspects of information governance, including records retention and disposition initiatives, such as those arising from document conversion and system migration projects.
Dera is a founding member of the Legal Technology Professionals Institute, and serves on its Board, and is a past member of the EDRM Advisory Board Co-Chair of the EDRM Metrics Group. She is a frequent speaker on a variety of topics relating to electronic evidence management, including document review and production, large team coordination, international transmission of data and the law of privilege and privacy in the management and exchange of electronic records. She has published articles on e-Discovery in the Association of Corporate Counsel Magazine and in the LTN, and previously wrote a regular column on eDiscovery for Canadian Lawyer magazine.
Dera graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law (J.D.), and holds an M.A. and a B.A. (Hons.) from Queen’s University. She is admitted to the bars of New York (2015) and Ontario (2002).