Stephen Farese joined the Firm in early 2022 as Counsel in the antitrust department. Mr. Farese has over eighteen years of solid e-discovery experience and has developed significant technical skills on various e-discovery software platforms. Since 2004, he has helped large and small firms with their e-discovery needs including document productions, witness preparation, and quality control. He has interfaced with and assisted partners and associates in finding optimal ways to cull large document collections and has assisted them in the development of protocols setting the rules upon which the remaining documents are to be coded by reviewers.

Mr. Farese has significant document review experience and is fully capable of handling a review from its initial stage (raw document collection) through to the use of legally supportable search terms to cull the initial population of documents into a subset to be reviewed by reviewers for responsiveness and privilege. He has an in-depth knowledge of attorney-client privilege and work product rules and has been instrumental in 2nd level (QC) and privilege reviews including privilege log creation.

Mr. Farese has been hired as an E-discovery Subject Matter Expert on the document review side of the e-discovery equation. He is proficient in dealing with clients in answering their questions and presenting PowerPoint presentations illustrating costs and workflow. His legal background also positions him in a unique position of being able to assist in the writing of substantive review protocols and have the technical expertise to design and implement the necessary review coding panels.

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