Ellen Blanchard

Norton Rose Fulbright

Ellen is Senior Counsel in the Information Governance, Privacy and Cybersecurity group of Norton Rose Fulbright.  With extensive experience across all phases of discovery, Ellen has represented clients from a variety of industries in complex commercial litigations cybersecurity incidents, and government investigations involving securities, antitrust, healthcare and IP issues. She also advises clients on information governance issues such defensible disposition, AI Acceptable Use policies and record retention. Prior to joining Norton Rose Fulbright, Ellen served as Director of Discovery and Information Governance at an international telecommunication company where she was responsible for developing the strategic vision for discovery and providing leadership in managing the company's data. She led a team that was responsible for proactively managing electronic and document discovery for active litigation matters, including complex and high-stakes disputes such as mergers, government investigations, cyber investigations and class actions. She successfully managed the team responding to the regulatory requests stemming from the T-Mobile Sprint merger approval. Prior to T-Mobile, Ellen was a litigator at Boies, Schiller & Flexner and Associate GC and Director, eDiscovery Consulting at Evolver Legal Services.  As a frequent speaker at conferences and podcasts, she enjoys sharing war stories of life in the discovery trenches.