Patricia E. Alberts

eDiscovery & Privacy Attorney
General Litigation

Patricia Alberts practices in the New York office and is a member of the eDiscovery and Information Management Practice Group.

Ms. Alberts consults on electronic discovery and data privacy issues in both criminal and civil matters, foreign and domestic. She advises clients in all stages of active discovery, negotiates international discovery protocols, participates in Rule 26 Meet and Confers and assists in proactive ediscovery planning, such as legal hold procedures, litigation response plans and document retention polices.

Ms. Alberts works with outside counsel and information technology professionals to implement effective, efficient and repeatable strategies to get the best results during the discovery phase of a litigation, while minimizing risk and reducing cost.

Prior to joining Orrick, Ms. Alberts was an electronic discovery consultant for LexisNexis and spent eight years as a litigation associate at an international law firm in New York. She serves as the New York Chair of Orrick's Parents' Forum.

Patricia Alberts
Speeches
  • "In-House v. Outside Counsel: Determining the Most Effective eDiscovery Process," Panelist, eDiscovery for Financial Services Conference
  • "Social Media and eDiscovery: Counsel’s Perspective," Panelist, Women in E-Discovery
  • "eDiscovery Roundtable Series: Privacy: The impact of E.U. and U.S. data privacy laws," Moderator, Orrick
  • "The Electronic Discovery Lifecycle," Speaker, LexisNexis
  • "Your E-Discovery Action Plan," Speaker, LexisNexis
  • "E-Discovery for the Educated Consumer: Efficient and Effective Review," Speaker, LexisNexis
  • "Meet and Confer 'Best Practices'," Speaker, LexisNexis
  • "Early Case Assessment: Tips and Tricks," Speaker, ExecSense
  • "E-Discovery and the FRCP: What you don't know could hurt you," Speaker, eXterro
Select Publications
  • "Information Management Considerations During Corporate Reorganization—Recognizing and Avoiding Common Pitfalls," Co-author, Orrick Litigation Alert, May 2011
  • "E.U. Data Privacy Law Comes to a Courtroom Near You," Co-author, Orrick Litigation Alert, December 2010
  • "E-Discovery Pilot Programs Illustrate Opportunities to Avoid Unnecessary Cost," Co-author, Orrick Litigation Alert, September 2010
  • Employer Social Media Policies: More Uncertainty As Washington Passes New Rules, co-author, JD Supra Law News, August 2013
  • "Getting to Proportional," lead author, ASU-Arkfeld eDiscovery Conference, March 2014
Admitted In
  • New York

Education
  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2001
  • B.A., cum laude, English, Professional Communications and Information Design, Nazareth College, 1995

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