Maureen O'Neill is Senior Vice President, Employment Law Practice Group, at DiscoverReady. She also serves as the Marketplace Leader for DiscoverReady's Western region. DiscoverReady is a pioneer in offering fixed-fee, process-driven document review, and an e-discovery industry leader in providing high-quality service and work product. In her role at DiscoverReady, Maureen provides operational expertise in managed document review and other e-discovery service offerings, and she leads all aspects of DiscoverReady's marketplace presence in the Western United States.
Prior to joining DiscoverReady, Maureen was a partner at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, practicing in the area of employment litigation. She represented Fortune 100 and other multinational companies in a variety of industries such as technology, pharmaceuticals, communications, entertainment, and retail, in employment-related litigation. She led teams of attorneys defending various types of employment claims, with a focus on defending class and collective action litigation. Although she participated in all aspects of litigation, Maureen developed a particular expertise in managing the document discovery process in complex, multi-party litigation. In addition to her employment litigation practice at Paul Hastings, Maureen also co-chaired the Firm's E-Discovery Practice Group. In that role, she counseled clients on various e-discovery issues, such as identifying and inventorying sources of electronic information, drafting legal hold notices, and developing protocols for document collection, storage, and management. She also consulted internally with attorneys at the Firm on e-discovery issues, and helped develop best practices for litigators engaged in e-discovery practice.
Maureen graduated with Honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, and received her undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Miami. Maureen is admitted to practice in California and Georgia. She participates actively in the Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production.