Extract from George Socha’s article “eDiscovery Leaders Live: Michael Lalande of Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineburg LLP”
As e-Discovery Counsel at Davies, Michael serves as a legal advisor on e-discovery practices and identifies ways to leverage cutting-edge technologies to better serve firm clients. He manages and facilitates communication between internal teams, including business, legal and technology groups, on all aspects of digital evidence and e-discovery. Prior to joining Davies, Michael was a senior director at a prominent e-discovery vendor and led e-discovery teams at two national law firms. Michael also is a part-time lecturer at Humber College and Toronto Metropolitan University, where he developed and teaches e-discovery modules for paralegals and LPP candidates, respectively.
Michael talked about how he got to his new role at Davies, what that role looks like, and where he plans to take it.