Rhonda Jo Yacawych oversees and manages extensive document review projects and teams and large-scale ESI productions in a broad range of cases, including securities, financial institutions and general litigation matters. Rhonda combines legal strategy and managerial know-how to maximize ediscovery resources to provide seamless, documented, defensible and high-quality work product. Rhonda has more than 20 years of legal and administrative experience, including many years as a law firm administrator. She also served as managing lawyer for a branch office of a Boston-area law firm where, in addition to managing the office, she gained litigation experience in both general civil litigation and domestic relations matters.
Rhonda volunteers extensively as an advocate for battered women and related causes.
Managed large document review and advised major financial services institution with respect to an investigation by regulators into potential defects in foreclosure loan files
Member of Bingham team that achieved a long-awaited settlement in its pro bono representation of the Disability Law Center on behalf of seriously mentally ill prisoners housed in various facilities operated by the Massachusetts Department of Correction. The lawsuit alleged that housing mentally ill prisoners in segregation violated their constitutional rights against cruel and unusual punishment as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Assisted in obtaining affirmance of summary judgment and dismissal of all post-arbitration claims by 42 former employees of investment bank Robertson Stephens, Inc. against FleetBoston Financial Corp. (now merged with Bank of America) and successfully opposed writ of certiorari
Supervised large document review on behalf of a publicly traded manufacturing company in connection with an SEC investigation into the company’s financial restatements and other related issues. After a two-year investigation, the SEC decided not to pursue an enforcement action against the company.
Helped lead the ediscovery efforts for Yucaipa American Alliance Fund and its principal Ron Burkle in their challenge to the validity of a shareholder rights plan adopted by the board of directors of Barnes & Noble
Member of Bingham team that represented General Motors in 42 special arbitration proceedings brought by former dealer operators seeking reinstatement under the Consolidated Appropriations Acts of 2010
Member of multi-office team representing an international technology company in federal patent and state business tort litigation
Boston College, 1988, Bachelor of Arts
Suffolk University Law School, 1991, Juris Doctor
Awards and Affiliations
Women’s Bar Association
Boston Bar Association
Women in e-Discovery
Pro Bono Attorney — Family Law Project of the Women’s Bar Association
Pro Bono Attorney — Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association
Poll Inspector — City of Boston Election Department