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Katherine E. Charonko

Overview

Kate Charonko assists clients and attorneys implement structured and conceptual analytic functionality for numerous aspects of e-Discovery, including document review strategy, use of technology and technology assisted review (TAR), collection and preservation strategy, Electronically Stored Information (ESI) protocols, and training and implementation of e-Discovery practices.

She provides consulting services for all Bailey Glasser e-Discovery case managers and attorney case teams to drive analytics adoption at the firm, resulting in significant time and cost savings to clients.

In addition to her e-Discovery practice, Kate serves as part of Bailey Glasser’s multidistrict litigation (MDL) teams focusing on automotive and medical device product liability actions across the country. She was appointed to serve as liaison director of e-Discovery and ESI on several MDL leadership committees and creates case-specific document review workflows.

Kate frequently speaks on various e-Discovery topics, including ESI, TAR, and legal ethics. In 2019, she was invited to share her “lessons learned” about her path to becoming a lawyer in Nora Riva Bergman’s book, “50 Lessons for Women Lawyers From Women Lawyers.”

Government Service / Previous Employment

  • Extern, Hon. Irene M. Keeley, US District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia (2011)

Education

J.D., West Virginia University College of Law, 2011, Order of the Barrister, Winner 2011 Marilyn E. Lugar Trial Competition

B.F.A., West Virginia University, 2007, summa cum laude, Outstanding Senior Award

Admissions

  • West Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • US District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
  • US District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
  • US District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Appointed to serve on the leadership team for the Discovery & ESI Subcommittee in a multidistrict class-action litigation in the defective 3M combat arms earplugs case
  • Serving as liaison director of e-Discovery to several MDL leadership committees in various cases focusing on medical device product liability claims surrounding manufactured hernia mesh products, including working with the plaintiffs’ executive committee in Atrium Medical Corp. C-Qur Mesh Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2753)
  • Participating as a member of Bailey Glasser’s plaintiff steering committee team on the Volkswagen Diesel Emissions MDL in the Northern District of California, the largest automotive class action in history, with settlements predicted to exceed $10 billion
  • Serving as part of the team working with the plaintiffs’ lead counsel committee for the economic loss cases in the Toyota sudden acceleration MDL in the Middle District of California, which settled for $1.6 billion and handled more than a dozen related death and serious injury cases

News & Insights

News & Insights

Contributor, “50 Lessons for Women Lawyers From Women Lawyers,” by Nora Riva Bergman

HarrisMartin’s 3M Combat Earplugs Litigation Conference: Military Discovery, Science and Other MDL 2885 Hurdles, “ESI and Government Documents – An Opportunity for TAR,” May 2019

WVU College of Law CLE Seminar, “Understanding How the 2015 Revisions to the Discovery Rules are Changing Early e-Discovery Litigation,” September 2017

National Business Institute, “Mineral Rights – What You Need to Know Now; Legal Ethics in a Changing World,” August 2012

Community & Professional

Community and Professional Activities

American Association of Justice

The Sedona Conference

Women In E-Discovery

Women En Mass

International Legal Technology Association

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