Mr. Carlson founded and Chairs Seyfarth Shaw’s eDiscovery and Information Governance practice and is nationally known in the these areas. His practice is entirely devoted to eDiscovery and information governance issues from both the consulting and litigation perspective. Mr. Carlson teaches a Masters of Law course on the subjects of eDiscovery, digital evidence, and computer forensics.
Mr. Carlson’s strong technical background includes a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics and experience working in private industry as a software engineer. Mr. Carlson represents and provides eDiscovery advice to a broad range of clients from small and mid-sized companies up to the nation’s largest companies. He has represented clients in the all aspects of eDiscovery both in terms of preparedness and managing eDiscovery issues in individual matters throughout the country in both state and federal court. Mr. Carlson also advises clients in other information governance issues including, among others, computer forensics issues, records information management, information security / cyber security and IT related policies and practices.
Also an experienced litigator, Mr. Carlson has represented clients in a wide range of commercial disputes including commercial contracts, purchase agreements, lease agreements, Uniform Commercial Code transactions, misappropriation of trade secrets, software licensing agreements shareholder suits, and tortious interference claims. He has also defended clients in actions involving negligence, wrongful death, fraud, retaliatory discharge, mass tort, and a variety of class actions.