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Melissa Johnson

Senior Review Attorney

Melissa Johnson, a senior review attorney and member of the Firm's eDiscovery Team, leverages experience and technology to deliver quality, cost-efficient eDiscovery searching and review services.

Professional Biography

Overview

Melissa Johnson understands the need in document review to find what matters as quickly and efficiently as possible. Building on her 23 years as a licensed attorney, she has focused the last six years on eDiscovery. Melissa oversees searching strategies and document review execution. In her role as Senior Review Attorney, Melissa closely collaborates with litigation teams to find key facts faster and develop compliant and proportional eDiscovery searching strategies. With constant feedback from the trial teams, Melissa works to identify critical documents early in the discovery process and to defensibly minimize the scope and cost of review and customize the review workflow.

Melissa has a proven track record. She has managed many large document reviews in excess of a million documents, as well as small reviews of several thousand documents. Proportional to the matter size and timeframe, she develops budgets and customizes workflows to improve reviewer focus, increase productivity and help develop the factual narrative. Consistent with the Firm's LeanDiscovery™ model, Melissa believes strongly in a "sophisticated document review," meaning that she leverages all available tools and techniques to maximize productivity and quality, as well as balancing process with expertise to achieve the highest value for the client. Her experience pays off in lower budgets, expedited review deliverables and finding key facts earlier in the review cycle.

On all searching and review projects, Melissa implements identifiable efficiencies, leverages technology to develop quality control protocols to assure accuracy and proper identification of privilege, and ensures project completion on or before established deadlines. In addition to document review and production, Melissa also assists during discovery search term negotiations, drafting of internal investigation reports, and expert witness and deposition preparation.

Professional Honors & Activities
  • Member – Women in eDiscovery, Nashville chapter

Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 1994
  • University of California-Davis, B.A., 1986

Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1994
  • California, 1995

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