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Ian D. McCauley

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Ian D. McCauley is a member of Morris James’ Business Litigation group and is the firm’s eDiscovery Coordinator. Ian’s practice is focused on electronic discovery from the anticipation to the conclusion of litigation. Ian has significant experience advising litigants in the Court of Chancery, Superior Court, and District Court on making defensible, efficient, and strategic decisions regarding the preservation, collection, processing, review and production of electronically stored information (“ESI”).  Ian’s approach employs common sense solutions while emphasizing effective project management and leveraging of emerging technology.  His approach is designed to defensibly control the ever-growing costs associated with discovery while providing his clients with a strategic advantage in litigation. In addition to eDiscovery, Ian advises clients and co-counsel on litigation readiness, information governance, and data privacy issues.

Ian has been recognized by his peers as a Top Lawyer in the area of eDiscovery in Delaware Today® Magazine. He frequently presents on eDiscovery topics to clients and colleagues.

Experience

  • Drafting and implementing preservation and collection plans for and in anticipation of litigation
  • Participating in Rule 26(f) conferences and negotiating ESI protocols and agreements among various groups of counsel
  • Serving as eDiscovery liaison in Delaware Bankruptcy matters
  • Drafting discovery related motion practice
  • Developing repeatable but flexible best practices for the handling of all aspects of the EDRM (Electronic Discovery Reference Model)
  • Managing large-scale reviews of ESI for both internal investigative and production purposes

Speaking Engagements

  • Delaware Department of Justice 2014 Retreat (October 16, 2014)
  • Discovery Under the New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (September 25, 2015)
  • Managing E-Discovery Effectively (October 15, 2015)
  • Delaware Department of Justice 2015 Retreat (October 30, 2015)
  • 2016 DSBA Women and the Law Section Retreat – Enough With the Selfie ( (March 4, 2016)
  • The Masters Conference – New York 2016 - From Case Management to Case Intelligence: Surfacing Legal Business Intelligence (July 11, 2016)
  • The Masters Conference – Washington, DC 2016 - eDiscovery Project Management (October 18, 2016)
  • Annual Meeting of the Employment Section of the DSBA – E-Discovery: A Practical Guide (March 28, 2017)
  • Philadelphia eDiscovery Speaker Series – The Art of the Litigation Hold (April 4, 2017)

Professional Affiliations

Delaware Supreme Court Commission on Law and Technology, Associate Member
Richard K. Herrmann Technology American Inn of Court, eDiscovery
Pupilage Leader and Executive Committee Member
Delaware State Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
American Bar Association
International Legal Technology Association

Community Affiliations

Committee of Seventy Voter Protection Program
Free to Breathe

"My goal is to demystify eDiscovery for my clients, ensuring that the process is efficient while providing a strategic advantage in litigation."

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Honors

Delaware Today®, Top Lawyers, 2014-2016

Clerkships

Extern for The Honorable Anthony A. Sarcione, Court of Common Pleas of Chester County

Admissions

Delaware, 2013

Pennsylvania, 2008

New Jersey, 2008

United States District Court for the District of Delaware

Education

Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 2007

Cornell University, B.A., 2001