Denise E. Backhouse

Littler Mendelson P.C., New York, NY

Denise is a Shareholder and eDiscovery Counsel at Littler Mendelson, P.C., the largest law firm exclusively devoted to representing management in employment and labor law matters worldwide, with 60 offices across the globe. Her practice focuses on litigating the eDiscovery aspects of class and collective actions, as well as leveraging her significant international experience to help employers with cross-border discovery challenges. Denise advises on and conducts all phases of discovery, providing clients with cost-saving, leading-edge technology solutions in this rapidly developing area. She has engaged in eDiscovery motion practice in multiple jurisdictions and has worked on discovery responses to the EEOC, SEC, FINRA, DOJ, FTC, and state attorneys general. Denise serves on the Steering Committee of The Sedona Conference Working Group 6 on International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure (WG6), a member of The Sedona Conference Working Group 1 on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG1), and The Sedona Conference Working Group 11 on Data Security and Privacy Liability (WG11). She co-chaired the 2014 International Programme on Cross-Border Discovery and Data Protection in London, England, is an Editor-in-Chief of The International Investigations Principles, and contributed to the Primer on Social Media and Commentary on Protection of Privileged ESI. She is also a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E). Denise received her J.D. from Columbia University Law School, and a M.A. in late medieval history and a B.A. with first-class honors, both from the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is a Founding Director of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Data Law Initiative and lectures on International eDiscovery and Information Governance Law.