Maura R. Grossman joined Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz as an associate in the Litigation Department in 1999, and was appointed as Counsel in 2007. Ms. Grossman has represented Fortune 100 companies and major financial services institutions in corporate and securities litigation, including civil actions and white collar criminal and regulatory investigations. Her practice presently focuses on advising lawyers and clients on legal, technical, and strategic issues involving electronic discovery and information management, both domestically and abroad, as well as on matters of legal ethics.
Ms. Grossman was appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau to serve as co-chair of the E-Discovery Working Group advising the New York State Unified Court System, and by District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin to serve as a member of the Discovery Subcommittee of the Attorney Advisory Group to the Judicial Improvements Committee of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Ms. Grossman is involved in various initiatives to provide training on e-discovery to federal and state court judges, and has served as a court-appointed e-discovery expert and mediator. Ms. Grossman also is a member of the Steering Committee of The Sedona Conference® Working Group 1 on Best Practices for Electronic Document Retention and Production, and a member of Working Group 6 on International Electronic Information Management, Discovery, and Disclosure. She served as coordinator of the 2010 and 2011 Legal Tracks of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Text Retrieval Conference ("TREC"), a joint government/industry/academic research project studying the application of automated information retrieval technologies to e-discovery. Ms. Grossman is an adjunct faculty member at Columbia Law School, where she teaches a course on e-discovery.
Ms. Grossman speaks and writes frequently on e-discovery and legal ethics. She serves on the Advisory Boards of BNA's Digital Discovery & e-Evidence Report, as well as the Georgetown University Law Center's Advanced E-Discovery Institute.
Ms. Grossman graduated with an A.B., magna cum laude, from Brown University. She received an M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical/School Psychology from Adelphi University, and a J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from the Georgetown University Law Center. While at Georgetown, Ms. Grossman served as Executive Notes and Comments Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal.
Ms. Grossman is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and has served on its Committee on Professional and Judicial Ethics; a member of the New York State Bar Association, where she presently serves on the E-Discovery Committee; and also a member of the American Bar Association.