John’s practice focuses exclusively on counseling clients on e-discovery and large data matters including commercial litigation, investigations, and governmental inquiries. John also directs and oversees the firm’s Litigation Technology department. In both roles, John relies on his extensive experience both in practice and discovery project management to help clients:
- Develop and implement processes for preserving, collecting, and processing electronic data;
- Prepare defensible discovery plans addressing production of electronically stored information;
- Implement best-in-class early case assessment tools to significantly reduce data volumes to be collected and hosted;
- Advise on the use of technology-assisted review approaches to prioritize and automate document review; and
- Utilize innovative workforce arrangements to maximize efficiency and litigation cost savings.
Prior to rejoining the firm in 2016, John led the Boston office of one of the nation’s leading legal services firms, where he worked with in-house legal departments and law firms to create effective and economical legal solutions – incorporating flexible staffing, reliable workflows, and technology – in a wide variety of practice areas including litigation, compliance, employment, corporate transactions, and contracts management.
During his initial tenure at Mintz, John was a founding member of the firm’s Electronic Discovery Practice Group. He was also an active member of the firm’s Product Liability and Complex Tort Litigation Practice Group. John maintained a diverse litigation and counseling practice with a particular focus on serving as national trial, strategy, and discovery counsel for pharmaceutical clients involved in serial litigation. In this role, he also advised on information governance and the coordination of companywide and multinational discovery efforts.
Outside of the office, John lectures, speaks and writes frequently on issues of e-discovery law, information governance, and data privacy. John teaches E-Discovery Law at Suffolk University Law School. John previously taught legal writing at Suffolk and Boston University School of Law.
- Boston University School of Law (JD)
- Northwestern University (MS, Journalism)
- Northwestern University (BA)
Recognition & Awards
- Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Rising Star
- Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and Massachusetts Bar Association:Up and Coming Lawyer
- National LGBT Bar Association. Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40
News & Press
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HIPAA Spring Check-up: Your Obligations to Safeguard Third-Party Patient Health Information in medical records produced in litigation
May 23, 2017| Blog
And, if your organization is facing a request seeking records or other materials that may contain patient health information (“PHI”), it bears repeating that while HIPAA provides a number of methods through which covered entities that hold records containing PHI may produce such records, these guidelines are closely enforced by courts.