Founder, Managing Director and Consultant
Dedicated to finding simple solutions for organizations confronting complex data management, information governance and knowledge strategy challenges.
Anne Kershaw continues and further builds upon the substantial consulting practice she developed, particularly in the areas of legacy data management and disposition and the development of sensible, cost effective business records management programs that actually work. Anne also serves as a testifying and consulting expert, defending or challenging e-discovery processes and dispositions of accumulated legacy data. As an attorney and a nationally recognized data, litigation, and business records consultant, Anne provides independent analysis and innovative recommendations for the management and e-discovery of legacy and active data, including backup tapes, file shares, email and archives. She has provided advice and solutions for managing discovery, saving her clients millions of dollars in some of the nation’s largest litigations, including the tobacco litigation, repetitive stress litigation, securities fraud litigations, product liability MDLs, wage and hours class actions, anti-trust investigations/litigations, insurance antitrust MDLs, and investment fraud claims. Her practice includes the design and implementation of protocols for the preservation and collection of data for discovery and the execution of data management and disposition recommendations. Anne also vets data search and review technologies, educates outside counsel on electronic discovery issues, manages vendor selection, and conducts benchmarking surveys for legislative and judicial consideration.
Anne Kershaw has been involved with high tech litigation management since 1993, taking management roles on national coordinating and trial counsel teams defending volume, multi-state, product liability claims. Ms. Kershaw is also co-founder of the non-profit E-Discovery Institute, where she served as President from 2006- 2012. In addition, Ms. Kershaw is a Faculty Member of Columbia University’s Executive Master of Science in Information and Knowledge Strategy, was a faculty member of Georgetown University’s E-Discovery Academy and is currently an Advisory Board Member of Georgetown University Law Center’s Advanced EDiscovery Institute, the non-profit Corporate Knowledge Strategies (CKS) group, and the Suffolk/Flaherty Legal Tech Audit: Law School Edition. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Data Law Initiative at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Ms. Kershaw is a frequent lecturer and in March 2007, she joined Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and Harvard Law Professor Arthur Miller at Georgetown’s Thought Leadership Summit. In 2010, 2011 and 2014 she conducted workshops on electronic discovery at the Federal Judicial Center’s conferences for U.S. Magistrate Judges. She is is a member of the Sedona Conference® Working Group on Best Practices for Electronic Document Retention and Production, the Association of Records Management, and the National Association of Women Lawyers. Ms. Kershaw is also a member of the ABA Woman Advocate Committee and co-chairs the ABA’s E-Discovery and Litigation Technology Committee for the Corporate Counsel Litigation Section Committee.
Ms. Kershaw is a 1987 graduate, cum laude, of New York Law School (evening division) and a 1982 graduate of Bard College. She is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Third, and Ninth Circuits, United States Supreme Court, and all New York State Courts. Ms. Kershaw has an AV+ rating in Martindale Hubbell.