Operating in conjunction with Buchanan's E-Discovery Team, Stuart prepares recommendations and guidelines to create defensible and repeatable workflows for handling, reviewing and producing client files obtained during the case lifecycle. He partners with the firm's case teams to develop discovery plans that minimize the impact on the client, parallel the case strategy and stay within budget. As every client has different needs and each matter presents new challenges, Stuart takes a personal approach to each case and understands the financial and infrastructural impact electronic discovery may have on a client. This approach facilitates the creation of a balanced and proportional discovery strategy.
Prior to joining Buchanan, Stuart directed the litigation support team at an AmLaw 200 firm. Working with more than 500 attorneys across 16 remote locations, he served as the primary point of contact for legal teams' e-Discovery needs.
Stuart previously served as the litigation technology support manager for the Department of Justice, United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. There, he was a member of the Executive Office of the United States Attorneys' E-Discovery Working Group and chair of the Litigation Technology sub-group. This group was charged with developing the e-discovery recommendations and guidelines for all of the nations ninety-four United States Attorney judicial districts.
After graduating from law school, Stuart was an associate at a large Philadelphia-based, multinational law firm, where he practiced environmental law and managed the discovery in support of a multibillion-dollar subrogation recovery lawsuit against the individuals, entities and nations involved in financing Al-Qaeda, seeking to hold them accountable for the September 11th terrorist attacks.