Laura Hunt

E-Discovery CounselUnited States Department of Justice

Laura Hunt is Electronic Discovery Counsel for the Department of Justice’s Civil Division.  In this position, she provides legal advice to Civil Division litigators on topics such as the implementation of litigation holds in high-profile, complex matters, the identification and collection of large volumes of electronically stored information, negotiation with opposing counsel on the gamut of electronic discovery issues and the formulation of document review strategies.  Ms. Hunt assists trial teams with drafting discovery responses and discovery motions.  She has provided extensive training to Civil Division attorneys and staff as well as several federal agencies on many electronic discovery issues.  She has also advised federal agencies on best practices for implementing defensible litigation hold policies and other electronic discovery best practices.  Prior to this role, Ms. Hunt worked as a paralegal with the Department of Justice Civil Division’s Environmental Torts Office where she served as a support staff electronic discovery advisor.  Ms. Hunt has written on e-discovery topics and participated in several e-discovery conferences including speaking at the Master’s Conference for Legal Professionals, participating in the drafting of the update to the Sedona Conference’s Commentary on Legal Holds, and serving as a mentor at the Georgetown E-Discovery Training Academy.  During law school, Ms. Hunt authored a comment published in the University of Baltimore Law Review entitled, Trending: Proportionality in Electronic Discovery in Common Law Countries and the United States’ Federal and State Courts.  Ms. Hunt graduated magna cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law.  She received her B.A. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland – College Park.