Julie E. Ravis Presents to In-House Counsel at the Association of Corporate Counsel Greater Philadelphia/Delaware Valley 7th Annual In-House Counsel Conference
PHILADELPHIA, PA, April 22, 2015 – Stevens & Lee Shareholder Julie E. Ravis presented at the Association of Corporate Counsel Greater Philadelphia/Delaware Valley 7th Annual In-House Counsel Conference on April 21, 2015, in Philadelphia.
Ms. Ravis wasjoined by Jonathan D. Rudolph, General Counsel of Acumen Data Services, who provided commentary on the topic from the unique perspective of in-house counsel with significant experience in technology companies.
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 by proactively becoming knowledgeable about their own information and data systems and developing a litigation response plan, effectively negotiating with opposing counsel on the parameters of discovery, and involving the court early in the process when necessary.
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 also represents clients in a variety of commercial disputes at the trial and appellate levels, including contractual disputes, fraud, shareholder derivative claims and breach of fiduciary duty. Her experience includes state and federal court litigation, FINRA arbitrations and regulatory investigations involving the SEC, FINRA and state agencies.
Ms. Ravis is part of Stevens & Lee’s electronic discovery team, which 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.
She has a J.D., cum laude, from Notre Dame Law School and a BBA in Finance, magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame.