Julie E. Ravis and Mark D. Bradshaw Present at Association of Corporate Counsel Central Pennsylvania Seminar
HARRISBURG, PA, August 25, 2016 – Julie E. Ravis and Mark D. Bradshaw, Litigation Department Shareholders with Stevens & Lee, spoke at a seminar held by ACC Central Pennsylvania, the mid-state chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, on August 18, 2016, in Marietta, PA.
Ms. Ravis and Mr. Bradshaw were joined by Robert R. Long, Jr., Esq., of Donegal Insurance Group, who provided commentary from his unique perspective as in-house counsel at a diverse financial services company.
In “Know Thyself: Proactively Using Information Governance and Advance Planning to Reduce the Burden and Expense of E-Discovery,” the attorneys discussed ways for companies to reduce the costs of e-discovery through, among other things, litigation response planning, negotiation with opposing counsel on the parameters of discovery and, as necessary, involving the Court early in the process.
Ms. Ravis concentrates her practice in complex commercial litigation with a particular focus on litigation involving financial products and services. Her clients include financial services companies, broker-dealers, insurance companies, publicly traded corporations and private companies. She is part of Stevens & Lee’s electronic discovery team, where she advises clients on information governance issues and develops cost-effective strategies to meet their obligations to preserve and produce electronically stored information before and after the start of litigation. A large part of her practice involves counseling clients on e-discovery matters, including litigation hold procedures, document retention, document collection and review issues and responding to third party subpoenas.
Ms. Ravis received a J.D., cum laude, from Notre Dame Law School and a BBA in Finance, magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame.
Mr. Bradshaw practices in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. He is frequently involved in the representation of major financial institutions, corporate fiduciaries and trust departments, where he defends issues relating to asset concentrations, asset allocation, asset diversification and “split interest” trusts, among other similar areas. He also represents clients in environmental and land use litigation, including construction and commercial landlord/tenant issues; insurance coverage issues and actions for declaratory relief; and commercial brokerage and commission disputes. He often practices before the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, representing clients in state agency appeals, as well as original jurisdiction actions involving the Commonwealth.
Mr. Bradshaw received a B.A. from Grinnell College and a J.D., with honors, from The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University.