Andrea Donovan-Napp

Counsel, Robinson & Cole

Andrea Donovan Napp is a member of the firm's Business Litigation Group and the chair of its Electronic Discovery and Information Management Practice Team. In addition to e-discovery, Ms. Napp focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, business torts, and market conduct cases, representing businesses, municipalities, and individuals in various jurisdictions.

As chair of the Electronic Discovery and Information Management Practice Team, Ms. Napp coordinates Robinson & Cole's use of the latest technology, such as Concordance, CaseMap, LAW, LiveNote, and various Web-based platforms, to achieve maximum efficiency and compliance for our clients. Ms. Napp maintains an extensive network of relationships with vendors and providers to facilitate instant access to the latest tools or technology, allowing her to tailor discovery strategies to best suit the needs of each client in each circumstance. Ms. Napp has significant experience in all aspects of e-discovery, including document retention and data management planning, development of defensible collection policies, and management of large scale reviews and production. She has managed several large, sophisticated e-discovery projects in government investigations and private litigation. Notably, she led United Technologies Corporation's privilege review in the Department of Justice's antitrust review of the largest-ever aerospace merger. She routinely counsels clients on the development of data retention policies, legal hold practices, and e-discovery response plans.

In conjunction with her e-discovery practice, Ms. Napp also has tried matters to verdict in state and federal courts, and she has represented corporate clients in business litigation cases dealing with contracts, trade regulation, fraud, and intellectual property issues. Recently, Ms. Napp served as co-counsel for United Technologies Corporation in a $6 billion patent infringement action relating to jet engine fan blade technology. She also directed the litigation team that successfully defended the Town of West Hartford against several concurrent lawsuits in state and federal court designed to forestall the development of Blue Back Square, a multiuse development project in the town center. Subsequently, Ms. Napp represented the town in its vexatious litigation suit arising out of those matters, which resulted in the town's recoupment of all defense costs.

Ms. Napp serves on the firm's Hiring Committee. Prior to joining the firm, she clerked for the Honorable Christine S. Vertefeuille of the Connecticut Supreme Court.