Extract from George Socha’s article “eDiscovery Leaders Live featuring Dawn Poulson of McLane Middleton”
Dawn supports McLane Middleton’s litigation department by managing complex litigation eDiscovery projects. Dawn works collaboratively with attorneys and clients on all phases of the discovery process, project planning, budgeting, and eDiscovery technology. She is engaged in the collection and preservation of electronic data, assists with early case assessment strategies to streamline document review in a more efficient manner, and is responsible for the training of attorneys and paralegals in eDiscovery software and the development of best practices. Dawn also supports the firm’s Information Cybersecurity and Privacy group, engaging with outside experts when addressing cybersecurity incidents and breaches, forensically gathering data pertinent to incidents and breaches, and addressing other technology measures necessary to mitigate and remediate the causes of breach. Dawn likewise is an integral member of the firm’s risk assessment teams, possessing particular expertise with technological controls necessary to comply with the variety of applicable laws, regulations, and industry standards.
Dawn talked about importance that transparency brings to eDiscovery when helping clients, working with colleagues, and dealing with opposing parties; the benefits of making effective use of ESI protocols; and how she and the attorneys she works deliver high eDiscovery value to their clients.