Alan M. Winchester

Partner at Harris Beach PLLCHarris Beach PLLCConnectContact

Alan is a member of the firm's Management Committee and am the leader of the E-Discovery (e-info) team, which provides comprehensive document management services for both non-litigation and litigation scenarios. He also practices within the Medical & Life Sciences Industry Team and in the Mass Torts & Industry Wide Litigation Practice Group.

As leader of the e-info team, Alan combines his undergraduate education in computer engineering with his legal experience by providing cost-effective and efficient handling of clients’ legal documents. Their team is experienced in all phases of information management relating to the development of document management strategies, data maps, policies, compliance with regulatory agencies, eDiscovery - including the formulation of litigation holds, collection of relevant data, processing of electronic information, development of search criteria, and hosting and analysis of documents for review for responsiveness and privilege. His work also includes the sampling of electronic documents for pre-litigation assessments and the development of disaster plans.

In the tort arena, Alan focuses his practice primarily on litigation involving technology and pharmaceutical products. He has defended manufacturers of chemical or pharmaceutical products in products liability claims brought as class actions, multi-district litigation and state wide consolidations or as individual suits involving cancer, cardiac and pulmonary defects, birth defects and other systemic injuries. He also acted as national counsel, local counsel, and science counsel for numerous companies.