Tessa is a driving force behind the firm's cutting-edge electronic-discovery efforts that work to the advantage of clients. She brings deep experience and know-how to clients' needs in e-discovery and litigation readiness, particularly in class action lawsuits and complex commercial, antitrust, fraud, product liability and intellectual property cases.
Such work for previous cases has been related to:
•Wage-and-hour class action matters.
A payday-lending investigation.
In addition, Tessa prepares and reviews litigation-hold policies and practices for local, regional and national corporations and manages large-scale document review projects. She counsels attorneys on all aspects of e-discovery, including preservation, collection, review and production, and advises them on review platforms, review protocols and forms of production. She also has briefed and argued motions in federal and state district courts and the Missouri Court of Appeals, achieving favorable results.
Tessa is a member of Husch Blackwell's Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation industry team and serves on the firm's Diversity Council.
The Hon. Jerry G. Elliott, Kansas Court of Appeals, 1992-1994
Assisted a client's lead trial counsel with the e-discovery of two wage-and-hour class action lawsuits, with responsibility for all aspects of discovery - preservation and collection, establishing review and production protocols, supervising document review and analysis, responding and objecting to requests for production of documents (RFPD), and preparing and responding to discovery motions.
•Prepared witnesses for and took/defended Rule 30(b)(6) depositions regarding company's information systems.
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