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CODISCOVR

Our eDiscovery team is an integrated group of attorneys and in-house technical professionals with unmatched skills in the areas of technology and eDiscovery. We combine cutting-edge technological savvy with an immense amount of hands-on trial experience to manage the entire life cycle of the eDiscovery practice. Additionally, our eDiscovery team addresses, contains, and prevents information governance problems and issues.

  • Nicole Gill
    Chair and Managing Member

    Chair and Managing Member of the firm’s eDiscovery practice, Nicole works with attorneys and clients firmwide to develop efficient and effective discovery management strategies tailored to the case at hand. Leveraging advanced technologies and analytics, she manages complex and high-profile eDiscovery projects and routinely navigates data and privacy protection laws across many jurisdictions, both domestic and foreign. 

    Nicole participates in 26(f) conferences; negotiates agreements and stipulations establishing parties’ obligations with respect to preserving, searching, and producing electronically stored information (ESI); directs use of artificial intelligence (AI) in discovery; and negotiates technology assisted review (TAR) and predictive coding protocols. She also advises on collection methodology, search and retrieval methodology, FRE 502(d) orders, and production specifications and develops internal and external discovery guidelines addressing each phase of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM).

    Additionally, Nicole is involved in discovery-related motion practice, including the drafting of affidavits in support of cost-shifting. She also implements quality control procedures to mitigate risk and counsels both clients and colleagues on issues related to eDiscovery, information governance, and data management. 

    Nicole is a member of the Sedona Conference and is currently part of the WG6 Drafting Committee focused on exploring data privacy issues related to the Exportation of Data from the People’s Republic of China. The leading think tank on eDiscovery law and practice, the Sedona Conference’s commentaries are regularly cited by judges and significantly influence the development of rules of evidence and civil procedure for federal and state courts. Nicole is also a member of the Philadelphia Chapter of Women in eDiscovery, serves as Vice Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Wellness and Quality of Life committee, and is on the firm’s Women’s Initiative Executive Committee.

    Prior to joining the firm, Nicole was an associate attorney at the Philadelphia office of a Northeast-based law firm where she defended health care providers and companies in malpractice and negligence actions. She was also a judicial intern for the Honorable Marjorie Rendell, U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and a summer law clerk for the Honorable Juan Sánchez. Nicole has written articles appearing in The Legal Intelligencer, Bloomberg Law, The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, The Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly, and the World Association for Medical Law’s Medicine and Law Journal.  

  • Shari Coltoff
    Attorney

    Shari Coltoff focuses her practice on eDiscovery and data management issues. Shari also handles matters including business, estate, and guardianship and child support issues. Shari is an experienced attorney who has managed, trained, supervised, and performed quality control for document review teams. Prior to joining the firm, she has served as an attorney and consultant assisting small business owners with running day-to-day business operations including employee and legal issues and as an assistant attorney general in the state of Delaware. The bulk of her experience is discovery review with respect to multi-district pharmaceutical litigation, government investigations and large-scale antitrust litigation.

  • Nicholas Berenato
    Associate

    Nicholas Berenato focuses his practice on information governance and electronic discovery in the construction, higher education, financial services, antitrust, government investigations, white-collar, insurance defense, and health care and life sciences industries. Though Nick’s practice spans multiple industries, Nick places a particular emphasis on electronic discovery in the construction industry. Nick assists clients with complex and high-profile eDiscovery projects and navigates data and privacy protection laws. Nick implements quality control procedures to mitigate risk and counsels both clients and colleagues on issues related to eDiscovery, information governance, and data management.

    Before joining CODISCOVR, Nick was an associate attorney in Cozen O’Connor’s construction group. There, he counseled and represented project owners, real estate developers, contractors, and design professionals and positioned multiple cases for favorable resolution.

    While in law school, Nick was a summer associate at the firm in 2018. He was a judicial extern for the Honorable Ann Marie Donio, United States Magistrate Judge, for the District of New Jersey. Nick also interned for the Honorable Nelson Johnson and the Honorable Bernard E. DeLury in Atlantic County, NJ.

    Nick earned his bachelor's degree in history from James Madison University. He earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from Rutgers Law School, where he was the Business Editor of Rutgers University Law Review. Upon graduation, Nick was elected to the Order of the Coif.

  • Stephen Johnson
    Assistant Director

    Stephen Johnson is an Assistant Director of CODISCOVR, and he routinely advises clients on a variety of eDiscovery matters.  He has extensive experience working with numerous eDiscovery tools and applications, including database technology and Technology Assisted Review.  Steve handles all aspects of data collection, processing, and production.

    Stephen has over 15 years of experience working in the eDiscovery field. He earned a Bachelor of Sciences in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice at Neumann University and a Master of Sciences from Villanova University in Criminal Justice Administration with a focus on Terrorism and Security, Data Transfer, Data Encryption and Data Analytics.  Stephen is also a Relativity Certified Administrator.

  • Kenneth Carruth
    Assistant Director

    Kenneth A. Carruth III is an Assistant Director of CODISCOVR. With nearly two decades of experience in the eDiscovery field, Ken focuses his time on advising clients on best practices for collecting, managing and producing electronic evidence.

    Ken has worked at several mid-size law firms and large eDiscovery service providers. His roles in those organizations have ranged from tactically focused positions (e.g. Analyst, Computer Programmer) to more strategic focused roles in management. Ken holds an Associate’s Degree in specialized technology (computer programming) from MCC's Computer Technology Institute in Philadelphia and several certifications associated with the operation of eDiscovery software and the collection of mobile and cloud based data.

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