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Ethan K. Ackerman is an associate in Morgan Lewis’s eData Practice. Mr. Ackerman focuses his practice on developing tailored strategies and discovery management plans for clients and firm attorneys, with an emphasis on electronic discovery.
eData is an innovative practice founded by Morgan Lewis to address the impact of electronic data on business and legal strategies. Formerly known as Legal Logistics, eData helps clients meet increasingly demanding regulatory and legal requirements with cost-effective prelitigation risk management, eDiscovery consulting, and document review.
We partner with in-house legal, IT, and records-management teams as well as outside technology vendors to apply best practices, inside and outside litigation. We offer start-to-finish litigation management, from litigation holds and data preservation, to negotiations with opposing counsel, to discovery motion practice, depositions, and trial support. We are a national team with both West Coast and East Coast capabilities.
Our emphasis is on giving practical, real-world advice and services to clients. Combining legal experience with technological know-how, eData brings all aspects of electronic data and records management—which traditionally have operated independently—together in one shop. This critical link drives strategic thinking, collaboration, and problem solving. Our industry-leading “best practices” guide clients to meeting eDiscovery obligations in ways that minimize cost and maximize quality.
The eData Practice plays a large role in defending clients in corporate matters, including product liability, mass torts, antitrust, M&A, regulatory, white collar, compliance, construction, insurance coverage, and complex commercial litigation.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Mr. Ackerman worked as legislative counsel for a U.S. senator from Washington state. In that position, he advised the senator on legal and policy issues before the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees focusing on antitrust, federal courts, privacy, telecommunications, intellectual property, federal criminal law, and information policy issues.
Mr. Ackerman received his J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law in 2002, where he was the research associate at the school’s Center for Law, Commerce, and Technology. He received his B.S., with honors, in chemistry from Gonzaga University in 1999.
Mr. Ackerman is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
- University of Washington School of Law, 2002, J.D.
- Gonzaga University, 1999, B.S., With Honors