Diane Kilcoyne, Esq., CEDS

AttorneyCounty Attorney, Montgomery County, MDConnectContact

Legal industry veteran, experienced litigator, focused on eDiscovery and information governance strategies, data privacy and cybersecurity issues. I help clients create and deploy eDiscovery and records management programs, and achieve improved efficiency and compliance through application of information governance principles, data privacy considerations, the EDRM, and proper implementation of various legal technologies. I advise on the use of technology to reduce eDiscovery cost and risk. I work with in-house lawyers and information technology professionals to develop information management best practices, records retention plans and litigation hold response plans. I am a frequent speaker and author on preservation obligations, eDiscovery, and records management topics. I counsel clients and trial teams in litigation hold and e-discovery processes, designing and implementing eDiscovery plans in the context of complex litigation, arbitration or other disputes – from preservation, collection, processing, and review, to quality control and production, and on to presentation of evidence at trial. I was pleased to help draft the recently published revised E-Discovery Guidelines for the U.S. District Court of Maryland. I have extensive experience with litigation software, including: Summation, Concordance, IPRO, LAW, Documatrix, Relativity, LiveNote, CaseMap, CaseNotebook, Sanction, and Trial Director. I also have substantial experience in commercial litigation including lengthy trials in both federal and state courts, supervision of document review counsel, management of complex discovery, and meet-and-confer negotiations.