Jay Carle is a litigation partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and Deputy Chair of Seyfarth’s eDiscovery and Information Governance practice group. Mr. Carle has a national practice specializing in complex eDiscovery litigation, investigations, and counseling clients on eDiscovery preparedness and process, data retention, and other information governance issues.
Mr. Carle is committed to providing clients with innovative, leading-edge solutions. In eDiscovery litigation, Mr. Carle combines technical expertise and litigation experience to craft creative, defensible, and efficient strategies for the preservation, collection, review, and production of electronically stored information and employs litigation tactics to control the scope of discovery and implement cost-shifting and cost-reduction strategies. As an active litigator, he is regularly called upon to handle eDiscovery hearings, prepare experts, manage forensic investigations, and take and defend depositions on eDiscovery issues.
In addition to litigation response, Mr. Carle counsels clients on information governance issues including eDiscovery policy and process development, data remediation initiatives, data security and privacy, records and information management, as well as other information governance issues. Mr. Carle leverages a strong technical background which includes over 10 years of experience consulting in the private industry in technology systems administration, knowledge management, and technical project management.
Mr. Carle has experience across a broad range of industries, assisting clients through a variety of counseling engagements, as well as in litigation, including commercial and labor and employment nationwide class actions, contract disputes, and misappropriation matters, among many others. In addition to litigation, Mr. Carle frequently assists clients in conducting and managing internal investigations, as well as governmental investigations including SEC, FTC, and DOJ requests.