Nationwide Chambers Ranked in eDiscovery

"Wendy is very forward-thinking and very creative, whether on your side or as opposing counsel," attest market sources, who value her ability "to put together comprehensive and practical programs for electronic data."

Wendy is Orrick’s Chief Innovation Officer.

For two consecutive years, Orrick has been named by the Financial Times as the Most Innovative Law Firm in North America. As Orrick’s Chief Innovation Officer, Wendy leads Orrick’s efforts to operationalize innovation through novel products, streamlined processes, technology and client consulting on tailored solutions. Wendy leads an innovation team of lawyers, technologists, developers, project managers and business professionals.


Wendy is recognized by Chambers as a leading individual, nationally, in the area of eDiscovery. She is the chair of Orrick’s eDiscovery and Information Governance Group. She has been engaged by Fortune 100 companies and major financial institutions to create and deploy eDiscovery and records management programs. Wendy 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.

    • Successfully defeated motion for sanctions under FRCP 37(e)
    • Obtained protective orders quashing 30(b)(6) depositions regarding discovery on discovery re data sources
    • Persuaded Federal District Judge to reverse special master decision to issue adverse inference instruction regarding spoliation in an IP case
    • In California state court obtained cost shifting for document review costs in commercial litigation dispute
    • Negotiated ESI protocols in pharmaceutical and antitrust MDL matters
    • Presented fact and expert witnesses for deposition on preservation, production and spoliation topics in pharmaceutical MDL litigation
    • Created litigation readiness processes for financial, pharmaceutical and technology industry clients
    • Served as National Discovery Counsel for technology and pharmaceutical industry clients
    • Served as ESI liaison as required by local rules in commercial, tort and IP litigation
    • Created enterprise records retention and disposition programs for energy, technology, and financial industry clients
    • Advised client on preservation and production issues associated with cloud computing
    • Advised global company on privacy and preservation issues with BYOD policies
    • Assisted trial strategy in multiple cases involving spoliation allegations and causes of action

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