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

Ian D. McCauley



Ian McCauley is a Partner in Business Litigation group and leads the firm’s eDiscovery practice. 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, 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 and has been invited to speak at LegalTech New York, the Master's Conference, Widener University Delaware Law School, and the Delaware Department of Justice.


  • 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

  • Recent Developments in Data Security and E-Discovery (November 14, 2018)
  • Annual Convention of the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association – Discovery Overview (June 15, 2018)
  • Annual Meeting of the Employment Section of the DSBA - The State of Delaware Privacy Law (March 27, 2018)
  • LegalTech New York 2018 - Forecast Calls for Cloud Computing - Lawyers Are In Full Bloom When They Embrace What the Cloud Can Do For Them (January 30, 2018)
  • Delaware Department of Justice - eDiscovery Basics (January 24, 2018)
  • Recent Developments in Data Security and E-Discovery (November 14, 2017)
  • The Master’s Conference - Washington, DC 2017 - Forces Changing eDiscovery (October 13, 2017)
  • ALFA International's Business Litigation Practice Group Seminar - Materials Only (September 15, 2017)
  • Philadelphia eDiscovery Speaker Series – The Art of the Litigation Hold (April 4, 2017)
  • Annual Meeting of the Employment Section of the DSBA – E-Discovery: A Practical Guide (March 28, 2017)
  • The Master’s Conference – Washington, DC 2016 - eDiscovery Project Management (October 18, 2016)
  • The Master’s Conference – New York 2016 - From Case Management to Case Intelligence: Surfacing Legal Business Intelligence (July 11, 2016)
  • 2016 DSBA Women and the Law Section Retreat – Enough With the Selfie ( (March 4, 2016)
  • Delaware Department of Justice 2015 Retreat (October 30, 2015)
  • Managing E-Discovery Effectively (October 15, 2015)
  • National Bar Institute - Discovery Under the New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (September 25, 2015)
  • Delaware Department of Justice 2014 Retreat (October 16, 2014)

Professional Affiliations

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


News & Events



Committee of Seventy Voter Protection Program
Free to Breathe



Delaware Today Top Lawyers, E-Discovery/Technology, 2014 - Present

T 302.888.6919
F 302.504.9738


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


Delaware, 2013
Pennsylvania, 2008
U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware


Villanova University School of Law, JD, 2007
Cornell University, BA, 2001

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