Jay is senior counsel and an invaluable member of the Complex Litigation Strategic Counseling Group. His practice focuses on pre-trial discovery. Jay performs electronic discovery for complex litigation matters and internal investigations, drafts privilege logs for complex litigation matters, and performs legal research into electronic discovery cost taxation. He has managed eDiscovery in multidistrict litigation, bellwether cases, and agency requests; managed joint defense groups in complex litigation; and has conducted internal investigations and data policy reviews. 

Jay’s rich background includes a mastery of the electronic discovery process in English and German. This includes pre-trial discovery matters in connection with commercial, pharmaceutical and product liability litigation; internal client investigations; and governmental investigations, including U.S. Congressional Committees, German Bundestag Committees, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), California Air Resources Board (CARB), Department of Justice (DoJ), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY), and various State Attorneys General. He has extensive experience with discovery requiring compliance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).    

Jay significantly contributes to client successes through his negotiation of discovery-related protocols and orders. His mastery in drafting discovery responses and briefings elevates the practice and helps clients receive the best possible outcomes.

Before Shook, Jay managed a team of attorneys and contractors working in five sites in three countries to identify, review and produce documents from U.S. and EU sources to government agencies and private litigants. He also developed eDiscovery protocols with in-house counsel and a multi-firm team to ensure compliance with German data privacy laws.