Wendy Butler Curtis

eDiscovery of Counsel
General Litigation

Wendy Butler Curtis, eDiscovery of Counsel, is the chair of Orrick’s eDiscovery Working Group.

Ms. Curtis consults with Orrick attorneys and clients on eDiscovery strategy in litigation matters. She has been engaged by Fortune 100 companies and major financial institutions to create and deploy eDiscovery and records management programs. In this role, she advises clients on the deployment of policy, process and technology to reduce eDiscovery cost and risk. She works with in-house lawyers, information technology professionals and risk managers to develop information management practices in the face of mergers, acquisitions, data transfers, down-sizing and out-sourcing. Ms. Curtis is a frequent speaker and author on preservation, eDiscovery and records management topics.

Ms. Curtis has substantial experience in pharmaceutical, product liability and class action litigation. Her litigation experience includes multiple trials, supervision of regional and local counsel, management of complex discovery and meet-and-confer negotiations.

Ms. Curtis also devotes a portion of her practice to pro bono matters including adoption cases, ACLU, Legal Aid and the Lawyers Serving Warriors & National Veterans Legal Services Program. She serves as the East Coast Chair of Orrck’s Parents’ Forum.

Before joining Orrick, Ms. Curtis was a senior associate at Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P and served as a Special Assistant Attorney General with the District of Columbia office of the Attorney General.

Wendy Curtis
Speeches
Select Publications
Admitted In
  • District of Columbia

Education
  • B.A., cum laude, Political Science, University of New Hampshire, 1995
  • J.D., University of Maryland School of Law, 1998
Honors
  • "Super Lawyer," Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers, 2014
  • "Rising Star," Healthcare Business Women's Association, 2006
Memberships
  • Sedona Conference
  • E-Discovery Committee, District of Columbia Bar Association: Litigation Section
  • ARMA International
  • Women in e-Discovery

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