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Maura R. Grossman

Maura R. Grossman

David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science,University of Waterloo
Research Professor
Waterloo, ON, CAN


Maura R. Grossman is a Research Professor in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo, in Ontario, as well as an eDiscovery attorney and consultant in New York. Previously, Maura was of counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where for 17 years, she represented Fortune 100 companies and major financial services institutions in corporate and securities litigation, including civil actions and white collar criminal and regulatory investigations, and advised lawyers and clients on legal, technical, and strategic issues involving eDiscovery and information governance, both domestically and abroad.

Maura is a well-known and influential eDiscovery lawyer.  She is described in Who’s Who Litigation 2015 E-Discovery Analysis as “‘sensational’ according to her peers and . . . a ‘go-to’ in the area.”  Chambers & Partners USA 2015 Litigation:  E-Discovery described her as “the best-known person in the area of technology-assisted review; a superstar among superstars.”  Maura’s scholarly work on TAR, most notably, Technology-Assisted Review in E-Discovery Can Be More Effective and More Efficient Than Exhaustive Manual Review, published in the Richmond Journal of Law and Technology in 2011, has been widely cited in case law, both in the U.S. and elsewhere.  Her longstanding contributions to eDiscovery technology and process, including her multiple patents relating to TAR, were featured in the February 2016 issue of The American Lawyer.

Since 2010, Maura has served as co-chair of the eDiscovery Working Group advising the New York State Unified Court System. She has been a court-appointed special master, neutral/mediator, and eDiscovery expert to the court in multiple high-profile federal cases. Maura has provided eDiscovery training to federal and state court judges, by invitation of the court, and has testified, on several occasions, before the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Advisory Committee on Evidence Rules, at their invitation. She is an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School and the Georgetown University Law Center, where she teaches courses on eDiscovery. Previously, Maura taught at Rutgers Law School–Newark and Pace Law School.

Since 2012, Maura has been a member of the Steering Committee of The Sedona Conference® Working Group 1 on Best Practices for Electronic Document Retention and Production. Since 2008, she has been involved in the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Text Retrieval Conference (“TREC”); in 2010 and 2011, as coordinator of the Legal Track, and since 2015, as coordinator of the Total Recall Track. Maura serves on the Advisory Boards of Bloomberg BNA’s Digital Discovery & e-Evidence Report, the Georgetown University Law Center’s Advanced eDiscovery Institute, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law’s Cardozo Data Law Initiative, and the Annual Arizona State University (“ASU”)-Arkfeld eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference.

Maura graduated with an A.B., magna cum laude, from Brown University. She earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Clinical/School Psychology from the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University, and a J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from the Georgetown University Law Center. While at Georgetown, Maura served as Executive Notes and Comments Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal.
Maura R. Grossman is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters The Grossman-Cormack Glossary of Technology-Assisted Review - Nuts & Bolts of Electronic Discovery 2016, Thursday, September 08, 2016
Web Segment  Web Segment Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Their Impact on E-discovery - The First Year - Electronic Discovery Institute 2016: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know, Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Competence and Supervision Issues Arising out of Electronic Information - The Ethics of Electronic Information 2016: Competence, Confidentiality, and Other Ethical Conundrums, Friday, November 04, 2016
Protecting Attorney-Client Privilege, Work Product, and Client Confidences When Working with Electronic Information - The Ethics of Electronic Information 2016: Competence, Confidentiality, and Other Ethical Conundrums, Friday, November 04, 2016
Ethical implications of Social Media and Electronic Filing - The Ethics of Electronic Information 2016: Competence, Confidentiality, and Other Ethical Conundrums, Friday, November 04, 2016
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Their Impact on E-discovery - The First Year - Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Their Impact on E-discovery - The First Year, Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Competence and Supervision Issues Arising out of Electronic Information - Competence and Supervision Issues Arising out of Electronic Information, Friday, November 04, 2016
Ethical implications of Social Media and Electronic Filing - Ethical implications of Social Media and Electronic Filing, Friday, November 04, 2016
Protecting Attorney-Client Privilege, Work Product, and Client Confidences When Working with Electronic Information - Protecting Attorney-Client Privilege, Work Product, and Client Confidences When Working with Electronic Information, Friday, November 04, 2016
Transcripts  Transcripts Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Their Impact on E-discovery - The First Year - Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Their Impact on E-discovery - The First Year, Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Ethical implications of Social Media and Electronic Filing - Ethical implications of Social Media and Electronic Filing, Friday, November 04, 2016
Competence and Supervision Issues Arising out of Electronic Information - Competence and Supervision Issues Arising out of Electronic Information, Friday, November 04, 2016
Protecting Attorney-Client Privilege, Work Product, and Client Confidences When Working with Electronic Information - Protecting Attorney-Client Privilege, Work Product, and Client Confidences When Working with Electronic Information, Friday, November 04, 2016
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Their Impact on E-discovery - The First Year - Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Their Impact on E-discovery - The First Year, Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Competence and Supervision Issues Arising out of Electronic Information - Competence and Supervision Issues Arising out of Electronic Information, Friday, November 04, 2016
Protecting Attorney-Client Privilege, Work Product, and Client Confidences When Working with Electronic Information - Protecting Attorney-Client Privilege, Work Product, and Client Confidences When Working with Electronic Information, Friday, November 04, 2016
Ethical implications of Social Media and Electronic Filing - Ethical implications of Social Media and Electronic Filing, Friday, November 04, 2016
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Electronic Discovery Institute 2016: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know, Thursday, September 29, 2016, New York, NY
The Ethics of Electronic Information 2016: Competence, Confidentiality, and Other Ethical Conundrums, Wednesday, November 09, 2016, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Electronic Discovery Institute 2017: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know, Monday, September 18, 2017, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Electronic Discovery Institute 2017: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know, Monday, September 18, 2017, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Electronic Discovery Institute 2017: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know, Monday, September 18, 2017, Indianapolis, IN
Electronic Discovery Institute 2017: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know, Monday, September 18, 2017, Atlanta, GA
Electronic Discovery Institute 2017: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know, Monday, September 18, 2017, Nashville, TN
Electronic Discovery Institute 2017: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know, Monday, September 18, 2017, New Brunswick , NJ
Electronic Discovery Institute 2017: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know, Monday, September 18, 2017, Cleveland, OH
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