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Kathleen T. Toomey

U.S. Department of Justice
Deputy Director, Professional Development Office, Civil Rights Division
Washington, DC, USA


Kathleen Toomey leads the Civil Rights Division's e-discovery initiative. She advises litigation teams on a variety of e-discovery issues, including negotiating form and Rule 26(f) agreements, claw backs, discovery of social media evidence, and the application of the Stored Communications Act to civil discovery. She works closely with attorneys, litigation support and IT to develop internal policies and procedures related to e-discovery, train CRT and DOJ employees on a wide variety of e-discovery issues, and create model documents for use by attorneys.  She chairs the Division's E-discovery Working Group and is a member of the Department of Justice E-discovery Working Group. From 2001 to 2008, Ms. Toomey was an attorney in the Division's Employment Litigation Section, where she investigated and litigated allegations of employment discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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