Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Navigating the Rugged Terrain of Document Review

October 13, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join the ACEDS Houston Chapter for a panel discussion.

The review process of eDiscovery is the most expensive phase of the discovery process and arguably the most burdensome…but it doesn’t have to be. Learn practical best practices and strategies that will help you efficiently navigate the review process while avoiding the headaches associated with doc review while working with various stakeholders in the process.


Reinforcing the firm’s commitment to providing its clients with leading-edge solutions in the rapidly developing area of eDiscovery, Gretchen N. Marty provides focused guidance on information governance and electronic discovery matters to Littler’s lawyers and their clients. Gretchen frequently conducts internal training for new Littler lawyers on eDiscovery “best practices,” to ensure that the firm offers its clients consistent and competent counsel in the field of eDiscovery.

Prior to joining Littler, Gretchen worked at a boutique litigation firm in Columbus, Ohio, where she helped build an eDiscovery team within the firm. She oversaw eDiscovery strategies for complex litigation cases for multi-national companies in the banking, insurance and automotive industries. During law school, she served as a judicial extern for the Hon. Anne Taylor of the Franklin County Municipal Court and went on to work for the Columbus City Attorney’s Office in the Prosecution and Police Legal divisions. She was a member of the International Criminal Court Moot Court Team and served as an alumni relations coordinator on the moot court executive board.

As an undergraduate, she interned for the Hon. Denny Chinn of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. Gretchen frequently speaks on eDiscovery and litigation technology issues.

Over the last 14+ years, Justin achieved a broad range of Litigation Support and eDiscovery expertise by serving in numerous roles: Paralegal, eDiscovery Specialist, eDiscovery Analyst and most recently as a Litigation Support Project Manager. During Justin’s career, he has worked at both medium and large law firms and a large eDiscovery vendor. Justin also served as a City Representative for the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA). Justin has been with Littler Mendelson P.C. for the last 7 years, serving as a Regional Litigation Support Project Manager. Justin provides expert level management of multiple concurrent litigation projects throughout the eDiscovery lifecycle. Justin consults to effectively develop and apply technical strategies, requirements and goals to implement defensible eDiscovery project plans.

I’ve worked for Compliance since 2014, primarily as a Review Project Manager, and including blended project management roles with our eDiscovery Support (Tech) Team. I work most frequently with a corporate client (OGC of a Big-4 accounting firm) and our review teams are paired with their outside counsel on a variety of matters. Prior to Compliance I worked for Google’s in-house legal team in Mountain View, California, and before that worked for other eDiscovery vendors in New York City. Before Law School, I worked for State Street Bank (custody finance, mutual funds, & Nasdaq reporting.) The common themes throughout my experiences are team performance, risk management, and client services.


As VP of eDiscovery Services for HaystackID, Vazantha has extensive experience in advising and helping customers achieve their legal document review objectives. Previously, she worked as a litigation associate at Mayer Brown LLP. While at Mayer Brown, Vazantha worked in the Electronic Discovery and Records Management Group, providing counsel to corporate clients on discovery and records management issues. Vazantha contributed to the Practicing Law Institute treatise Electronic Discovery Deskbook: Law and Practice (2009 and 2019) and has written many articles and presentations on various topics related to electronic discovery. Vazantha attended Valparaiso University School of Law, where she graduated as a Monsanto Honors Scholar.