Martha K. Louks* manages the Firm’s discovery technology team and consults on a wide array of discovery issues, providing high-value, efficiency-driven solutions to complex data challenges. Martha collaborates with legal teams to develop technology and workflow solutions that align with the overall discovery strategy, prepares discovery plans that reduce costs and improve efficiency, and participates in negotiations regarding ESI protocols.
Martha has extensive experience developing preservation plans capable of withstanding intense scrutiny while simultaneously addressing the flexibility necessary for clients to meet their business obligations. She advises on electronic evidence considerations, working closely with legal teams to incorporate the results of forensic investigation into legal analysis.
Martha is highly skilled in Technology Assisted Review (predictive coding) and advises clients on the defensibility and effectiveness of varied workflow approaches, as well as strategic considerations related to the disclosure of predictive coding processes and metrics. Clients look to McDermott’s strong experience with leveraging predictive coding and other advanced technologies to get discovery done more efficiently and with more cost savings.
In particular, Martha was instrumental in the AB InBev-Grupo Modelo merger where she worked directly with the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division in developing a predictive coding protocol to limit review to only those documents most relevant and responsive to the DOJ’s requests.
Martha is a Certified Relativity Expert, having three concurrent certifications: Relativity Certified Administrator, Relativity Analytics Specialist and Relativity Assisted Review Specialist.