Jim Calvert guides clients through discovery in all types of matters. By maintaining big-picture perspective while focusing on each case's unique circumstances, Jim helps clients successfully navigate an electronic discovery landscape
characterized by rapidly changing technology and evolving legal frameworks.
Jim consults with case teams and external clients to develop strategies and matter-specific discovery plans for a wide array of litigation matters in state and federal courts, as well as arbitrations, governmental investigations and
Jim advises clients on all phases of discovery, negotiates discovery agreements and advocates for clients involved in discovery disputes. He has managed the discovery process on a variety of matters including construction litigation,
antitrust and other regulatory approval proceedings, SEC and DOJ investigations, commercial litigation, trade secret litigation, and patent infringement claims. He has represented clients in a wide range of industries, including energy,
construction, technology, manufacturing and financial services.
Jim has experience overseeing discovery in large-scale multiparty matters, in which he has utilized predictive coding and other advanced analytics to help reduce the burdens and costs associated with manual review of ESI. He uses information
learned throughout earlier phases of discovery to assist case teams preparing for depositions and trial. He also takes 30(b)(6) depositions on discovery topics and uses the knowledge gained to advocate for his clients.
Before Jim focused on eDiscovery, his practice included antitrust and trade regulation and commercial litigation.
Negotiated and drafted discovery protocols allowing for efficient and effective discovery in complex construction, environmental and commercial litigation matters.
Developed and implemented data collection and a filtering plan for a multinational client facing cross-border data collection challenges.
Deposed opposing party's records custodian in a construction arbitration, uncovering details of discovery deficiencies that were then incorporated into a successful motion to compel.
Oversaw discovery related to federal and multiple state regulatory approval proceedings for an energy client involved in a multibillion-dollar merger, including coordinating the efforts of the client and numerous outside counsel
from a variety of law firms.
Deposed opposing party's corporate representative and discovery vendor to investigate discovery deficiencies in large-scale commercial litigation.
Planned and implemented predictive coding document reviews to reduce costly manual review for clients in patent infringement, construction and environmental litigation matters.
Within an accelerated "rocket docket" timeline, planned, implemented and managed a large-scale document review and production, then leveraged substantive knowledge of facts and key documents to help prepare the case team
and multiple experts for trial in an environmental litigation.
Created detailed plans and budgets for discovery in complex intellectual property, construction, environmental and commercial litigation matters, as well as governmental investigations and regulatory approval proceedings.