Meghan A. Podolny, Hunton & Williams LLP / Richmond
Ms. Podolny is an associate in the firm's complex commercial litigation practice. Ms. Podolny's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation matters, including class action defense, securities and fraud litigation, internal investigations, and electronic discovery and data governance issues. Ms. Podolny advises clients on the development of tailored protocols to streamline a company's discovery preparation and response to control costs associated with electronic information and meet its desired risk level. Ms. Podolny often serves as ediscovery counsel to assist clients' merits counsel in preparing and responding to litigation discovery. She regularly leads presentations advising clients and lawyers alike on the amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure regarding electronic discovery and implications on clients' litigation strategies and preservation obligations. Ms. Podolny is also a frequent speaker and writer on a number of issues related to electronic discovery, data preservation, privilege waiver, and employee communication privacy concerns. Ms. Podolny has also been successful in a wide range of pro bono matters, including litigating and obtaining judgment and settlement of unpaid wages matter through the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Pro Bono Clinic and representation of an Afghani teacher seeking asylum. She also drafts wills, powers of attorney, and advanced medical directives for low income clients in the Alexandria and Arlington areas.
Jonathan M. Wilan, Baker & McKenzie / Washington, DC
Jonathan Wilan is a Washington, DC based litigation partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP. His practice over the last 15 years has focused on internal investigations, complex class action litigation and, more recently, providing strategic advice on transnational and major e-discovery matters. Mr. Wilan is a frequent speaker and author on complex issues related to information management and electronic discovery. He is a 1997 graduate of Harvard Law School and a 1994 graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park.